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Man allegedly throws acid at woman for refusing marriage

LAHORE: A masked man threw acid at a young woman at her residence in Lahore after she refused to marry him, police said on Monday. According to the first information report (FIR) of the incident, registered on the victim’s complaint,

IBA students involved in drug use, parents request cancelling admissions

KARACHI: The students of the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) are involved in drug and immoral activities, sources revealed on Monday.  According to sources, in the written complaints the parents of students requested the IBA to cancel the admissions of

Who is to blame for the increasing number of train accidents?

Pakistan Railways has for long held the dubious reputation of being unsafe, and obsolete in terms of infrastructure. In the last few years alone, hundreds of passengers have lost their lives. On Monday, with more than 40 people losing their

Mazari demands arrest of criminals behind attack on MPA Jugnu Mohsin’s convoy  

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari has demanded immediate arrest of the criminals behind the attack on Punjab Assembly lawmaker Syeda Maimanat Mohsin, more commonly known by her pseudonym Jugnu Mohsin’s convoy in Okara over a political

India, Turkey condole with Pakistan over Ghotki train crash

ISLAMABAD: India and Turkey have extended condolences to Pakistan over the loss of lives in a train collision near Ghotki on Monday morning, which killed nearly 50 people and left more than a hundred injured.  The Indian High Commission in Islamabad on

Khushhali Microfinance Bank joins SBP’s Raast Digital Payment System

ISLAMABAD: Khushhali Microfinance Bank (KMBL) has joined the State Bank of Pakistan’s (SBP) Raast Instant Digital Payment system to enable end-to-end digital transactions for government payments.   According to the Khushhali Microfinance Bank, “This is another step towards the digitalization

PM Imran kicks off five-day nationwide anti-polio drive

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has launched a nationwide five-day anti-polio drive by administering polio drops to a child below five years of age at his office on Monday. The special polio campaign of varied duration is taking place in

Amazon’s billionaire founder Jeff Bezos, brother will fly to space next month

WASHINGTON: Amazon’s billionaire founder Jeff Bezos has planned to fly on the first crewed space flight along with his brother Mark from his rocket company Blue Origin next month. “Ever since I was five years old, I’ve dreamed of traveling

Covid-19 vaccination centre established at Sir Syed University

KARACHI: A COVID-19 vaccination centre has been set up at the Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology (SSUET) in collaboration with the Sindh Health Department, which would provide free-of-charge vaccination to the teaching and non-teaching staff and students. Appreciating

Railways to pay Rs1.5m compensation for victims of Ghotki train accident  

LAHORE: Pakistan Railway has announced compensation for those who died or sustained injuries during the train accident in Ghotki on Monday. A spokesman for the Pakistan Railways announced that the Railways will pay Rs1.5 million to each victim of the

Bulls run continues as stocks jump over 90 points

KARACHI: The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) continued to head north on Monday, with the indices accumulating gains all day long amid positive sentiments. The KSE 100-index of PSX witnessed a bullish trend, gaining 90.96 points, with a positive change of 0.19%

NEPRA approves 44 -paisa per unit reduction in electricity tariff

ISLAMABAD: National Electric Power Regulatory (NEPRA) has approved 44 paisa per unit reduction in power tariff under monthly fuel adjustment for April 2021. Under the monthly fuel adjustment mechanism, the Central Power Purchase Agency (CPPA-G) on behalf of X-WAPDA DISCOs

BISP reference: Court issues arrest warrants for PPP’s Farzana Raja

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court in Islamabad has declared PPP’s leader Farzana Raja  Farzana Raja, a proclaimed offender, and issued arrest warrants in the Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) corruption reference. On Monday, former chairperson of the Benazir Income Support Programme

PSL-6: PCB announces match officials for remaining 20 matches

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced match officials for the remaining 20 matches of the sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). According to PCB, the remaining 20 matches of PSL -6 will be played at the

Punjab govt announces exam dates for classes 1-8

LAHORE: The Punjab Education Department has announced the schedule for exams of classes 1-8 on Monday. On a social media website Twitter, Punjab Education Minister Murad Raas share the schedule for the School-Based Assessments (SBA). According to the schedule issued

SBP extends relaxation of biometric verification of dormant accounts

KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has further extended the relaxations regarding biometric verification and activation of dormant accounts to December 31, 2021. The decision has been taken to ease the challenges faced by banks, Development Financial Institutions and

PM Imran to address all programs, events conferences in Urdu

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has taken a very important and big decision regarding the promotion of the national language Urdu. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Political Communications, Shahbaz Gul said that Prime Minister Imran Khan would address

Citizens celebrate World Environment Day with help of Ferozsons Laboratories, KMC

KARACHI: To honor the importance of the environment for health and well being, Ferozsons Laboratories Limited, a leading pharmaceutical company, joined hands with the Karachi Municipal Corporation and citizens to celebrate World Environment Day by turning the iconic monument Frere

British PM Johnson praises PM Imran’s Ten Billion Trees project

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has lauded Imran Khan for starting the Ten Billion Trees project to tackle climate change. In his video message on World Environment Day Boris Johnson saluted PM Imran for promising to plant 10 billion

IRSA increases water supply to Sindh, inflow shoots to 289,500 Cusecs

ISLAMABAD: The Indus River System Authority (IRSA) has further increased the water share of the Sindh after water inflow in the rivers jumped to 289,500 cusecs due to shooting up mercury at Gilgit Baltistan’s Skardu District. The water regulator met

JUI-F to protest against apostate activities of Qadianis in Karachi

KARACHI: A right-wing religious party, Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam – Fazl (JUI-F) has announced to protest against apostate activities of Qadianis in the Baldia Town area of the metropolis. Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam – Fazl (JUI-F) West Karachi convened an emergency meeting of the

Sindh govt refuses monthly allowance to PhD holders employees

KARACHI: The Sindh government has decided against paying a monthly allowance of Rs25, 000 to all Ph.D. degree holders employees. The Ministry of Finance in a letter written to the Sindh law ministry said that the government cannot give a

Dr Faisal says govt can’t lift Covid restrictions until all citizens get vaccinated

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to PM on Health Dr Faisal Sultan has that COVID-19 restrictions will not be eased till all citizens have been vaccinated against the virus. Dr Faisal in a video message said that covid-19 restrictions will be eased

Pakistan receives another batch of Sinopharm vaccine from China

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan received on Saturday another batch of Sinopharm vaccine from China, according to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC). A special plane of Pakistan International Airlines carrying one million doses of Sinopharm vaccine reached Islamabad, the NCOC said.

CTD arrests three wanted criminals in Karachi’s Lyari area

KARACHI: Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) on Saturday claimed to have arrested three wanted criminals from the Lyari area of the metropolis. According to t CTD, the accused affiliated with the Lyari gang war while they were arrested in a raid in

Pakistan condemns killing of Kashmiri youth

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has condemned the killing of a young Kashmiri who died while in illegal custody of the Indian occupation forces in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK). In a statement issued on Saturday, the Foreign Office spokesman said

World Environment Day: Collective efforts needed to tackle climate change

World Environment Day is being observed on Saturday (today) globally to spread worldwide awareness on environmental issues. Almost over 150 countries participate each year in the event to take action on significant environmental challenges the planet faces. History World Environment

Woman ‘impersonating police official’ to run illicit affairs arrested

KHUSHAB: A woman impersonating a police officer in Khushab district’s Joharabad Town has been arrested along with her alleged complicit. According to Joharabad Police sources, the alleged police sub-inspector impersonator was wearing a police uniform at the time the raid

Govt announces to reopen schools in districts with low COVID positivity

ISLAMABAD: The government on Saturday announced that all educational institutes in districts with low COVID-19 positivity ratios will reopen Monday, June 7. The National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) in the statement said educational institutes in districts where the ratio

News regarding opening of shops till 8pm from today are baseless: Nasir Shah

KARACHI: Sindh Information Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah has said the reports regarding the opening of markets till 8 pm from today are baseless and the working hours of the markets will be decided in Monday’s meeting. Addressing the olive