Alleged leader of bandits’ gang arrested in Hyderabad

HYDERABAD: Police on Saturday arrested notorious dacoit Ali Khan alias Jhandi Brohi, the alleged ringleader of robbers’ gang for carrying out a number of armed robberies in the city. According to police sources, on a tip-off, a police team carried

Amitabh Bachchan, son Abhishek test positive for COVID-19

Chandigarh: Renowned Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek Bachchan have tested positive for COVID-19 and have been hospitalized. On a social media website Twitter, on Saturday evening the actor confirmed that he had tested positive for COVID-19. “I

President Alvi urges nation to take population control measures

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has urged the country’s leaders, religious scholars and media to take population control measures, which should include launching public awareness programs. The president in his message to the nation on World Population Day annually observed

Police arrests four ‘motorcycle lifters’ in Karachi

KARACHI: Firozabad police on Saturday arrested four suspects allegedly involved in various cases of motorcycle theft in different parts of the metropolis. According to SSP East Sajid Amir Saduzai, the suspects were arrested during a series of raids in the

Alam Khattak to be appointed as new KP governor: Sources

ISLAMABAD: Lieutenant General (r) Alam Khattak will be appointed as the new governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). According to sources, Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan has also approved the appointment and the summary will be sent to President Dr. Arif

Practice match: Azhar Ali, Sarfaraz Ahmed to lead teams

WORCESTERSHIRE: The second two-day practice match of Pakistan has begun in Worcestershire ahead of England series as Azhar Ali and Sarfraz Ahmed are leading Green Team and White Team respectively. As per details, the Pakistan team scheduled to play three

Over 170 police personnel test positive for COVID-19 in Karachi

KARACHI: As many as 171 officers and personnel of the Sindh police have tested positive for the COVID-19 over the past two days. According to a spokesman for Sindh Police, as of Saturday, a total of 2,096 police personnel in

Anti-locust operation: NLCC cleared over 2 million acres of land

ISLAMABAD: The anti-locust operations have carried out in approximately 2.614 acres across 55 affected districts of the country completed on Saturday. According to details released by the National Locust Control Center (NLCC), more than 1,032 joint teams took part in

Sindh reports 34 more deaths, 1,452 COVID-19 cases

KARACHI: The novel COVID-19 has claimed 34 more lives and infected 1,452 people during the past 24 hours in Sindh. In a statement on the COVID-19 situation, Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah said that 34 more people succumbed to COVID-19

IBA replaces admission tests with alternative assessment criteria

KARACHI: The Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Karachi has decided to replace all its scheduled admission tests for undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate programs with alternative assessment criteria due to the spread of COVID-19. Admission tests scheduled for July 19 and

PCB to begin refunding of PSL-2020 tickets from July 13

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will begin refunding tickets of those matches of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 that were either not played or played without fans behind closed doors due to COVID-19 outbreak. The PCB issued details

IMF-Pakistan needs to reform in borrowing policies

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an international organization that aims to promote global economic growth and financial stability, encourage international trade, and reduce poverty. The IMF is based in Washington, D.C., and currently consists of 189 member countries, each

Sindh approves ‘Adhoc Relief Allowance-2020’ for employees

KARACHI: The Government of Sindh has approved the grant of ‘Adhoc Relief Allowance-2020’ for the provincial government employees. According to office memorandum of the Government of Sindh Finance Department, “Government of Sindh has been pleased to sanction with effect from

Wafaqul Madaris Al Arabia Pakistan begins examinations

ISLAMABAD: Wafaqul Madaris Al Arabia Pakistan has begun holding its examinations from today (Saturday) by adopting strict Standard Operating Procedures against COVID-19. According to a statement, around 2,166 examination centers have been utilized, in which more than 1,400 staff members

Pakistan, China approve plans for 130 joint research projects under CPEC

BEIJING: Under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) have approved preliminary plans for 130 joint research projects in the context of climate change. NSFC and PSF signed a

IG orders police to remove encroachments along main roads

KARACHI: Additional IG Karachi Ghulam Nabi Memon has taken serious notice of encroachments along main roads in different areas of the metropolis and directed the concerned police officials to immediately take action against them. The police official warned, “If the

Excise department officials involved in smuggling of NCP vehicles

ISLAMABAD: The officials of the excise department in Islamabad were allegedly involved in the crime of smuggling of non-custom-paid (NCP) vehicles of foreign origin inflicting heavy loss to the national exchequer, reliable sources disclosed on Friday. According to sources, the

CWSA supports Pakistan in fight against locust plague

ISLAMABAD: Community World Service Asia (CWSA) has decided to work with the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to combat locust infestations in Pakistan. According to a statement, through financial support from the Japanese Embassy in Islamabad, Japan Platform and CWS

PSX announces to revise trading hours from July 13

KARACHI: The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) has announced to revise trading hours according to which the market would begin trading from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm from Mondays to Thursdays. However, there will be two sessions on Friday. The first

PIA CEO Arshad Malik calls on PM Imran

ISLAMABAD: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Marshal Arshad Malik called on Prime Minister Imran Khan at Islamabad on Friday (today). According to details, CEO PIA briefed the Prime Minister regarding ongoing negotiations with the European

PM Imran directs cabinet members to improve performance

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has asked his cabinet colleagues to show ‘extraordinary performance’ to come up to his expectations and get out of the prevailing ‘extraordinary situation’ in the country. According to sources, PM Imran Khan informed his cabinet

Mushtaq ask players to inspire each other in absence of spectators

LAHORE: Former Test wrist-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed, who is the spin bowling coach and team mentor for the England tour, has urged players to be a source of motivation for each other against England in the absence of the crowd to

Over 52,640 patients recover from coronavirus in Punjab

LAHORE: Punjab Spokesperson Musarrat Cheema has said that 52,641 patients have recovered from the COVID-19 during the last 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries in the province to 149,092. On a social media website Twitter, the spokespersons said

Sindh reports 1,468 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that 1,468 new cases of the novel COVID-19 reported during the past 24 hours, taking the total number of infections in the province to 102,368. In a statement on the

Minister urges public to opt for ‘collective sacrifice’ on Eid ul Azha

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Religious Affairs Noor-ul Haq Qadri has urged the general public to perform a collective sacrifice of animals on the upcoming eve of Eid ul Azha to help contain the spread of COVID-19. The minister said the government

PAF promotes 10 officers to rank of air vice-marshal

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has promoted one officer to the rank of air marshal and 10 others were promoted as air vice marshals on Friday. A spokesperson for the Pakistan Air Force said in a statement, “The Government

Loading shedding after lockdown: How are businesses to survive?

As Karachi residents continue to face massive power failures, K-Electric has now extended the scope of load-shedding towards the city’s COVID-19 infected industrial sector by conducting seven to eight hours of power cuts on a daily basis. The two-and-a-half-month business

Kohala, Azad Pattan power projects to attract $4 billion investment: Asim Bajwa

ISLAMABAD: Chairman China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority Lt Gen (retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa has said that the Kohala Power and Azad Pattan power projects will generate 8,000 jobs and an investment of $4 billion over the years. On a

Court to indict accused Uzair Baloch in eight more criminal cases

KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court in Karachi has resumed hearing eight criminal cases against Lyari gangster Uzair Baloch. According to details, the ATC judge provided copies of charge-sheets filed in these cases to the accused of his likely indictment at the

Govt to give loans for establishing Utility Stores franchise

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning Development & Special Initiatives, Asad Umar has said the federal government will provide loans to youth for the establishment of utility stores franchises under the PM Kamyab Jawan Program. Chairing a meeting on PM Kamyab Jawan