Nine Pakistanis repatriated from Jeddah

ISLAMABAD: Nine Pakistanis who were stuck in Saudi Arabia had been repatriated the other day after Community Welfare Attache (CWA) Jeddah resolved their problems. They were stuck up in Jeddah as their passports were taken away by hotel agent who

More than 150 schools set up for workers’ children: WWF

ISLAMABAD: Worker Welfare Fund (WWF) has established more than 150 schools in different across Pakistan to provide education to the children of industrial workers. According to WWF Secretary Muhammad Qasim Samad Khan around 155 schools have been set up in

100 shops fined in Multan for violating minimum wages act

MULTAN: The labour department officials have fined about 100 shops on the charge of violating minimum wages act in Multan on Sunday. Director Labour Department, Rana Jamshaid Farooq said the Punjab government had recommended Rs 17,500 per month (Rs 673.08/day)

Serena donates $43,000 winners cheque to Australia fire victims

WELLINGTON: Serena Williams ended a three-year title drought and donated her winner’s cheque to victims of the Australian bushfires in an emotional WTA Auckland Classic final on Sunday. It was the 38-year-old William’s first tournament triumph in three years, but

4.7 magnitude earthquake jolts GB, KP, Azad Kashmir

GILGIT: A powerful 4.7 magnitude earthquake struck Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and other parts of the country including Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Azad Kashmir on Sunday morning. The National Seismic Monitoring Centre in Islamabad recorded the depth of the earthquake at 15 kilometers

DIG Police injured during knife attack in Lahore

LAHORE: Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Dr Shahzad Aslam Saddiqui was injured in a knife attack by a police constable at Singh police line in Lahore on Sunday. As per details, a police constable Rafique attacked DIG Shahzad Aslam with a knife

Two more Kashmiri youth killed by Indian forces

SRINAGAR: Indian security forces have killed two Kashmiri youth in Pulwama district of occupied Kashmir.   According to reports, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism have killed the young men during a search operation in the Tral area

AIOU will hold Int’l Conference to promote quality research

 ISLAMABAD: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will hold an international conference to promote quality-based research in the country from next month. According to a statement issued earlier  the University’s Faculty of education had organized four International Conferences on Research and

Australia bushfires: Firefighter dead in blaze

AUSTRALIA: A 60-year-old Australian firefighter died in the months-long bushfire in the country’s south on Sunday. Chief fire officer at Forest Fire Management Victoria, Chris Hardman, said a firefighter from Parks Victoria was “involved in an incident while working on

Six members of a family burned to death in Gujrat

GUJRAT: At least six members of a family, including parents, two sons and two daughters, were killed when a fire broke out in their house near Kotla Gujrat on Sunday. According to sources, the short circuit initially sparked a fire

Two US soldiers killed, two others injured in IED attack

KABUL: Two US soldiers were killed and two others injured in an explosion in Afghanistan’s southern Kandahar province on Saturday. According to the coalition forces “Two US soldiers were killed and two US service members were injured in action when

US express concern over detention of leaders in IoK

WASHINGTON: The United States has expressed concern over the detention of political leaders and internet restrictions in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir. In a statement on social media site, US acting Assistant  Secretary of State for South and Central Asia

Eshal Fayaz responds to marriage rumours

KARACHI: Eshal Fayaz has slammed the rumours regarding her marriage with renowned writer Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar.  She released a video to clarify the nature of her relationship with the writer of drama “Mere Paas Tum Ho”. View this post on Instagram

47,120 dengue cases reported in 2019: secretary

PUNJAB: Secretary Primary and Secondary Healthcare Punjab disclosed that 47,120 cases of dengue were reported across the country in 2019, while efforts were afoot to eliminate this menace entirely from the country. Talking to media, the secretary informed that in

FM embarks on Tehran, Riyadh visit to reduce tensions

KARACHI: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi would pay visits to Iran and Saudi Arabia on Sunday to discuss the Middle East situation and the regional peace with the respective leadership of both countries. According to a Foreign Office press release,

Constitution ensures delivery of equal rights to citizens: CJP

HYDERABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Gulzar Ahmed has said it is the duty of our constitutions and other laws to ensure delivery of basic facilities, including health, education as well as equal rights and opportunities to all people of

Police arrest three kidnappers in Karachi

KARACHI: Karachi police claimed to have apprehended three kidnappers and recovered three children from the suspects’ custody. District West’s Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Fida Hussain Janwary said acting upon furtive information a police team conducted a targeted raid in

Ibn-e-Insha remembered on 42nd death anniversary

ISLAMABAD:  Prominent Urdu poet, humorist, travelogue writer and columnist Ibn-e-Insha is being remembered on his 42nd death anniversary on Saturday. He was born in the Jalandhar district of Indian Punjab in 1927, however, he later migrated to Pakistan. Ibn-e-Insha died

Funeral prayers of martyred DSP offered in Quetta

QUETTA: Funeral prayer of martyred DSP Amanullah was offered in Quetta’s Satellite Town on Saturday. According to details, DSP Amanullah and 15 others were martyred in a blast that took place in a Quetta’s Satelite Town mosque, yesterday. A large

RDA to take action against illegal marriage hall on New Chakri road

RAWALPINDI: The Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) will initiate strict action against the construction of an illegal marriage hall in New Chakri area. The Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) has asked the Metropolitan Municipal Corporation Rawalpindi (MMCR) and Administrator (Commissioner Rawalpindi Division)

KU, SWVL signs MoU to facilitate faculty and students

KARACHI: The Karachi University (KU)  and SWVL, a private transport operating service, signed a memorandum of understanding to provide better transport service for faculty, students and other regular visitors against modest fare rates.  As per the MoU, the SWVL, an

Negotiations underway with protesting transporters: Minister

KARACHI: Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce, Textile, Industry and Production Abdul Razak Dawood on Saturday said negotiations are in progress with protesting goods transporters to end their strike. While talking to journalists in Karachi, the minister said “Issues with

Vivo S1 Pro available for sale across Pakistan

KARACHI: Vivo, the global innovative smartphone brand has finally made the much-awaited S1 Pro available for sale across Pakistan. The distinctive features of Vivo S1 Pro, including enormous 8GB RAM, Diamond-shaped 48MP Quad Camera, Super AMOLED Display, 32MP Front Camera,

Alexandrova wins maiden WTA title in Shenzhen

CHINA: Russia’s Ekaterina Alexandrova won her first WTA singles title after the in-form Russian whitewashed Elena Rybakina in straight sets in the final of the Shenzhen Open on Saturday. The fifth seed won 6-2, 6-4 in 73 minutes to begin

Stock market crosses 43,000 level to 17-month high

KARACHI: Trade at the Pakistan Stock Exchange on Friday opened on a bullish note with the benchmark KSE-100 Index breaching the 43,000 points level. The benchmark KSE 100 index witnessed a surge 683.98 points or 1.58 percent to close at

Karachi likely to receive rain on Sunday afternoon: PMD

KARACHI: Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has forecasted rainfall in Karachi on Sunday afternoon. Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has predicted cloudy weather in the metropolis today with minimum temperature between 09-11 degrees Celsius. PMD report on Saturday stated that rainfall in

Two nabbed for gang rape of mentally challenged girl

TAXILA: Local police claimed to have arrested two suspects for allegedly gang-raping a 13-year-old mentally challenged girl in a village Miasian of Taxila. According to SP Potohar Division Syed Ali, father of the girl informed police that two persons took

FM grieved over Sultan Qaboos bin Said’s death

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the sad demise of Sultan of Oman, Qaboos bin Said-al-Said. While expressing the condolence over the death of Sultan Qaboos of Oman with the Omani people and

FBR traces 10,000 people involved in tax evasion

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) investigations have disclosed about 10,000 people were allegedly involved in tax evasion. According to FBR officials, during investigation of their cash transactions, the department traced about 10,000 people, who allegedly involved in tax

Mirza rejects new polio-related travel restriction on Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health Services, Dr Zafar Mirza has turned down inkling shaped by a section of the press while reporting of new polio cases that any new polio related travel restrictions had been