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FATF likely to announce decision on retaining Pakistan in greylist

The three-day virtual meeting of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has ended in Paris.   According to the sources, the decision on retaining or removing Pakistan’s name from the grey list will be announced today at 9:30 pm. The president

Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 90 million

WASHINGTON: The coronavirus has infected more than 90,693,444 million people worldwide and killed 1,943,171 people. More than 64,813,702 million patients of coronavirus have been cured in the world and more than 23,936,571 million are undergoing treatment. Coronavirus’ situation is the

World’s most powerful passports for 2021 revealed

The latest ranking of the world’s powerful passports in 2021 amid the new wave of coronavirus pandemic has been announced. The Henley Passport Index released the latest ranking of the world’s powerful passports in 2021 when many countries are planning

Pakistan’s basmati rice export surpasses last year’s level

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s basmati exports which were slightly lower last year, have increased in 2020. According to the statistics agency, rice exports in 2020 were 16 percent lower than in 2019. In the year 2020, 47,75,445 tons of rice were exported.

Cricketer Mohammad Amir announces retirement

LAHORE: Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. The 28-year-old left-arm during an interview to a private channel said he is being mentally tortured. Announcing his retirement, Amir said, “I am being mentally tortured

Man arrested for looting food delivery riders in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Police have arrested a suspect involved in snatching money from riders of the food delivery service in Islamabad. The Shalimar police station conducted a raid and arrested Shoaib, the leader of a gang allegedly involved in the looting delivery

Five-day anti-polio campaign begins today

ISLAMABAD: A five-day nationwide polio eradication campaign will commence on Monday during which over 39 million children below five years of age will be administered anti-polio vaccine across the country. This is the first nationwide campaign in the country after its

PM Imran Khan to visit Faisalabad today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit Faisalabad today. According to sources, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar and Chief Secretary will receive the prime minister. The premier will meet the business community, textile manufacturers, and exporters in Faisalabad. The prime minister

Syra Yousuf, Sheheryar Munawar’s photoshoot becomes talk of town

A recent photoshoot of actress Syra Yousuf and actor Sheheryar Munawar has become the main talk of the town. The “Project Ghazi” co-stars got up close and personal for a shoot for a local magazine. The pictures went viral on

Nawaz Sharif’s politics is only his caste: Sheikh Rashid

LAHORE: Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmad has said that the axis of Nawaz Sharif’s politics is only his caste. Talking to media, Federal Minister for Railways said that former premier Nawaz Sharif has taken over the command of the party

Bacterial outbreak infects thousands in China

BEIJING: A bacteria outbreak named brucellosis has invaded China after the coronavirus. Several thousand people in northwest China have contracted a bacteria disease. Sources said that the outbreak has been caused by a leak at a biopharmaceutical company last year.

Eating highly processed foods increases cancer risk: Study

PARIS: A research has shown that people who consume processed foods such as oily foods, sweets and desserts, and soft drinks are at high risk of deadly diseases like cancer. A medical study conducted at Sorbonne University, France stated that

Facebook launches shopping feature similar to Instagram

NEW YORK: Facebook has launched a shop products tab similar to Instagram that will users to shop within the social media application. The feature will let the users chat with the seller via messenger and pay via a secure payment

Indian Muslims should form own political party: Zakir Naik

KUALA LUMPUR: Islamic preacher Zakir Naik has advised the Indian Muslims to form their own political party and move to Kerala. The Islamic preacher who left India and moved to Malaysia in 2016, uploaded a video on the Facebook channel,

Samsung plans to set up assembly plant in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Samsung, the South Korean smartphone manufacturer is planning to set up its assembly plant in Pakistan. Federal Minister for Economic Affairs Hammad Azhar announced the news through a tweet that the production of a smartphone is multiplying in Pakistan

Indian Army troops unprovoked firing claims teenage girl’s life

RAWALPINDI: A teenage girl was martyred and six others injured after Indian Army troops resorted to unprovoked firing along the Line of Control (LoC) Tatta Pani Sector. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the Indian Army targeted the civilian population

The Best Pulao In Karachi

Pulao continues to rule the heart of thousands. It was once even more popular than biryani but still remains an all-time favourite dish. And why not? The scent of zeera (fennel), coriander seeds, and onions cooking in mutton yakhni (broth)

COVID-19 cases hit 8.4 million worldwide as crisis deepens

WASHINGTON: Around the world, the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday killed more than 451,383 people and infected over 8,405,632. According to the latest data, 4,415,785 patients have recovered from the pandemic so far.  Over 553,301 people have infected while 7,478 people

Death toll from coronavirus in Pakistan crosses 3,000

LAHORE: The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Pakistan has surged to 160,118, while the death toll stands has reached 3,093. According to the National Command and Control Center (NCOC), more than 5,358 cases of coronavirus were reported in the

SBP orders commercial banks to facilitate prize bonds holders

KARACHI: State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has taken notice of the banks that are unwilling to facilitate prize bonds holders. In a statement, the SBP stated, “It has been observed that commercial banks have not been extending the desired level

Court directs FIA to register case against US columnist

ISLAMABAD: A court in Islamabad has directed the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to register a case against US columnist Cynthia Ritchie for imposing false accusations against Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP). Last week, the Islamabad police refused to lodge a case

Five Steps To Help You Stay Cool During A Heatwave

A heatwave is a period of excessively hot weather that is mostly accompanied by high humidity. It is considered extreme weather that can be a natural disaster, and a danger because heat and sunlight may overheat the human body. In Pakistan, especially in Karachi,

Coronavirus is still very much with us: Matthew Perry reminds fans

LOS ANGELES: Actor Matthew Perry who essayed the role of Chandler Bing in US sitcom ‘Friends’ has posted a reminder that novel coronavirus is still very much with us. While sharing a refreshing picture of the beach, Matthew Perry took

Pakistan should observe complete lockdown every two weeks: WHO

GENEVA: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has suggested that Pakistan should observe a complete lockdown every two weeks for fourteen days due to surging COVID-19 cases. The WHO has listed Pakistan among the top ten countries in the world in

Sindh’s job quota belongs to its province: Murtaza Wahab

KARACHI: Sindh government spokesperson Barrister Murtaza Wahab has demanded that the job quota in Sindh should belong to the people of the province. During a press conference in Karachi, Murtaza Wahab said that he will not let anyone take away

Men unable to complete ten push-ups risk heart disease: Study

LONDON: A recent study has found that men who are unable to complete ten push-ups are at a higher risk of developing cardiovascular diseases. A team at Harvard University has revealed that the middle-aged men who are being able to

AstraZeneca teams up with Oxford University to develop COVID-19 vaccine

LONDON: British pharmaceuticals group AstraZeneca is partnering with the University of Oxford to develop and distribute a vaccine being trialled in the United Kingdom. AstraZeneca confirmed it by stating that it has secured more than $1.0 billion from the United

Life in Kashmir remains paralysed as curfew enters 291st day

SRINAGAR: The curfew and communications blockage in Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK) continues to cut off the region from the rest of the world for the 291st consecutive day on Thursday. Indian soldiers last week on Wednesday shot a young man

New mask allows you to unlock phone with facial recognition

BEIJING: Chinese tech company Huami is working on a face mask that will allow mobile users to unlock their phones while wearing a face mask due to the coronavirus outbreak. Huami, best known for its Amazfit wearable devices, is working

White House lawyers start Trump’s defense at Senate trial

WASHINGTON: White House attorneys started presenting their defense of Donald Trump at his landmark Senate impeachment hearing on Saturday, arguing that the president has done nothing wrong with his relations with Ukraine and accusing Democrats of trying to reverse the