Hazrat Ali (AS): The great preacher and savant of Islam

The history of makind has witnessed many leaders over the ages. Several of these leaders achieved headship through might or legacy and some were selected as leaders because of the certain exceptional qualities that they possessed. Among the latter group,

IPL suspended indefinitely after more players contract COVID-19

NEW DELHI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has indefinitely postponed the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 after several players and support staff tested positive for COVID-19. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on

ECP reserves verdict on PML-N’s recount plea in NA-249 by-polls

ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has reserved a verdict on Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) plea seeking vote recount in NA-249 by-polls. During the hearing on Tuesday, PML-N candidate Miftah Ismail submitted the details of unsigned form 45 in the

PM Imran urges Muslim states to join hands against Islamophobia

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has urged the leaders of the Muslim countries to act collectively to counter the growing Islamophobia in Western states. Talking to the Islamabad-based Ambassadors of the countries belonging to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)

Pakistan team to begin training for second Zimbabwe Test today

HARARE: Pakistan team will start training for their second Test match encounter against Zimbabwe today (Tuesday) at the Harare Sports Club.  As per details, the second Test match between Pakistan and Zimbabwe scheduled to be played on May 7. Pakistan will

Youm-e-Ali being observed across the country

KARACHI: Youm-e-Ali (AS) is being observed across the country on Tuesday (today) to pay homage to the supreme sacrifices of Hazrat Imam Hussain and his companions. Some mourning processions are being taken out in different cities of the country amid

Coronavirus cases cross 20 million in India as oxygen shortages persist

NEW DELHI: Hospitals in India continued to send distress messages for emergency oxygen supplies as the country’s coronavirus case count crossed 20 million on Tuesday. India reported 3,57,229 new infections over the previous 24 hours, taking the number of people

Saudi govt releases new images of the Hajr-e-Aswad

RIYADH:  The Saudi government has released new and clearer images of the Hajr-e-Aswad and the site of Ibrahim. According to the Engineering Studies Department of the Reasah Alharmain, through Focus Stack Panorama technology the images are up to 49,000 megapixels

Coronavirus claims 161 more lives, infects 3,377 in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The coronavirus has claimed 161 more lives and infected 3,377 during the past 24 hours in Pakistan on Tuesday. The health authorities reported 161 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases

Pakistan administers record-breaking 164,000 vaccine doses in single day

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar has said that record-breaking over 164,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses were administered on Monday. On a social media website Twitter Asad Umar, who also heads National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) said

PM Imran will chair cabinet meeting to review coronavirus situation

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet will meet today (Tuesday) in Islamabad to discuss the coronavirus situation, vaccination process as well as country’s political and economic situation.  As per details, Prime Minister Imran Khan will preside over the federal cabinet meeting to be

Two dead, 13 injured in van-car collision near Khairpur

KHAIRPUR: Two people were killed 13 others sustained injuries when a passenger van collided with a car near Khairpur in the wee hours of Tuesday. According to sources, the accident occurred in Kot Diji, a town in Khairpur District of

WHO asks G7 nations to fund global recovery as India record 20m COVID-19 cases

NEW DELHI:  Coronavirus cases in India reported nearly 20 million Monday, in stark contrast to gradual reopenings in Europe and other wealthier parts of the world where rapid vaccination programmes have supported keep new cases down. The World Health Organization

Bill Gates, wife Melinda announce divorce after 27 years

NEW YORK: Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda have announced divorce after 27 years, the couple said in a joint statement Tuesday.  According to the statement, “After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on

Business community urges govt to consider reduction in announced Eid holidays

KARACHI: The business community has expressed deep concern over the long Eid holidays and urged the government to consider the reduction in announced holidays. President of Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) Mian Nasser Hyatt Maggo has

Court orders closure of 20-year-old inquiries against Chaudhry brothers

LAHORE: An accountability court ordered to close inquiries against Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and Punjab Assembly Speaker Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi on the request of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). Judge Sajjad Sheikh took up the references and

Railways limits train operation amid surge in Covid-19 cases

KARACHI: The Pakistan Railways (PR) has limited the operation of the passenger trains in wake of the deadly Covid-19 third wave. According to sources, the railways took the decision following a surge in the country’s COVID-19 cases and deaths. Sources

Govt will focus on development projects, job creation in budget 2022: PM Imran

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the government would focus on job creation and developmental projects for the 2021-22 budget while further reducing non-development expenditure. Chairing a meeting regarding the next fiscal budget and economic situation on Sunday,

NCOC extends coronavirus vaccination registration for health workers

ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operations Centre  (NCOC) has extended the registration for the COVID-19 vaccine for health workers until May 31. According to the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC), the registration will continue until May 31 for health workers

Two held in Rawalpindi for impersonating journalists

RAWALPINDI: Police have arrested two accused involved in fraud and malpractices besides recovering fake journalist cards from their possession. According to sources, Naseerabad police arrested Muzamil and his accomplice Shehzad, an accused with a criminal history of extorting money from

Narcotics being openly sold in Sindh under police support: Haleem Adil

HYDERABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Vice President and the opposition leader in the Sindh Assembly, Haleem Adil Sheikh has alleged that that various narcotics dealers are operating their dens in the province in connivance with police officials. Addressing the media

Shoaib Akhtar proposes two changes for second Zimbabwe Test

KARACHI: Former speedster Shoaib Akhtar has suggested that the Pakistan team should make two changes during the second Test against Zimbabwe scheduled to be played on May 7. Shoaib Akhtar speaking on PTV Sports wants to see pacer Shahnawaz Dahani

Fan exports surge by 26.83 percent in 9 months

ISLAMABAD: The exports of electric fans witnessed an increase of 26.83 percent during the nine months of the financial year (2020-21) as compared to the corresponding period of last fiscal year, according to a PBS report issued on Sunday. The

Sindh chief minister visits city areas to review ongoing uplift works

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has visited various parts of the metropolis and inspected ongoing development works, cleanliness of drains. Murad Ali Shah accompanied by his Advisor Murtaza Wahab, Chairman P&D M. Waseem, Secretary Finance Hassan Naqvi

PM Imran visits different areas of Islamabad without protocol

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has paid visits to different areas of Islamabad without protocol on Sunday. PM Imran himself drove to different parts of Islamabad including Ehsas Rehri Ban market in G-11, where he spoke to the people and

Eastbay Expressway Gwadar to be completed by October this year: Asim Bajwa

ISLAMABAD: Chairman China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority Asim Saleem Bajwa has said the work on the Eastbay Expressway Gwadar project is in the final stage and it would be completed by October this year. On a social media website Twitter,

Mentally challenged girl raped by relatives in Lahore

LAHORE: A mentally challenged girl was subjected to rape by her relatives in Lahore for two months, sources said on Sunday. According to sources, the 12-year-old mentally challenged girl was subjected to rape in the Nawankot area of Lahore by

Mother dies after being hit by train while rescuing daughters in Nawabshah

NAWABSHAH: A mother of four children lost her life after being hit by a passenger train while rescuing minor daughters in the Nawabshah area of Sindh on Sunday. According to sources, the woman identified as Ganga Bagri was hit by

EU’s resolution against Pakistan: Will the govt save GSP plus facility?

Pakistan’s exports to European Union countries may stay in a jeopardy zone in the time to come as the European Parliament passed a resolution asking the EU authorities to review GSP plus status as blasphemy cases are on the rise

Inflation rises to 11 percent in April

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s inflation rate has augmented to 11.1 percent in April, up from 9.1 percent in the previous month mainly due to an increase in food commodities prices. According to data released by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, inflation has