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PML-N takes early lead in Khushab’s PP-84 by-poll

PUNJAB: The balloting process for the by-election in the Punjab  Assembly constituency of PP-84 Khushab has ended and the counting of votes is underway. According to the unofficial, preliminary results from 100 of 229 polling stations, PML-N’s Moazzam Sher Kallu

Coronavirus positive prisoner escapes from Hyderabad hospital

HYDERABAD: A COVID-19 positive under-trial prisoner, who was admitted at Hyderabad hospital run away on Wednesday. The hospital management in a letter to the Medical Superintendent disclosed about the escape of the Covid positive prisoner from the hospital. Ghulam Rabbani,

Australian PM reverses India travel ban after backlash

CANBERRA: Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison has fended off accusations of racism and having blood on his hands Tuesday, as he retreated from a threat to jail Australians trying to escape Covid-wracked India. Australian authorities moved to ban travelers, including

KDA set to auction commercial plots on April 21-22

KARACHI: The Karachi Development Authority (KDA) is set to auction 47 commercial plots on April 21-22. As per details, there are a total of 47 commercial plots and one residential plot up for auction. These plots lie in Korangi Township,

Islamabad police accused of torturing labourer

ISLAMABAD: A laborer was allegedly tortured by some officers of the Koral police station in Islamabad over A fake case. According to sources, the investigating officer of Koral police station along with his subordinate staff tortured the poor laborer by

NA tables resolution on French envoy’s deportation

ISLAMABAD: A resolution was tabled in the National Assembly (NA) for the deportation of the French ambassador from Pakistan over the issue of blasphemous caricatures and remarks by French President Emmanuel Macron. National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser presided over the session during

FM Qureshi visits Pakistan pavilion at UAE World Expo

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi has paid a visit Pakistan pavilion at World Expo 2020 to be held in United Arab Emirates (UAE) from October 1. On the occasion, Pakistan ambassador to UAE Afzal Mahmood, Pakistan Consul General

Pakistan thrashes South Africa by 3 wickets to secure T20 series

CENTURION: In the fourth and final Twenty20 international Pakistan beat South Africa by three wickets with one ball to spare against South Africa at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Friday. Pakistan won the toss and decided to bowl first. It

TLP senior leaders booked on criminal charges

LAHORE: Police in Shahdara town Lahore have booked senior leaders of Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) on charges of murder and attempt to murder, among others, after its nationwide protests turn violent against the arrest of the party chief. As per details, five

KU forms committee to seek legal opinion on two-year degree programmes

KARACHI: The Academic Council meeting of the University of Karachi has advised seeking the legal opinion regarding the provincial government advertisement on two years’ bachelor and masters’ degree programs. A five-member committee was constituted in this regard while Professor Dr

Coronavirus: Senate passes resolution to enhance efforts in vaccination drive

ISLAMABAD: The Senate on Monday passed a resolution regarding increased efforts in vaccination campaigns against the COVID-19. As per details, the resolution urged the government to give either free-of-cost anti-corona vaccine to the general public or at the original international

COVID-19: Karachi University postpones B.Com annual exams

KARACHI: The University of Karachi (KU) has suspended B.Com Part I and II Annual Examination 2020 in light of the worsening Covid-19 situation in the country. According to a notification issued by varsity administration on Monday, “all B.Com Part I

PTI’s Faisal Javed fined for driving without seat belt

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Senator Faisal Javed was fined after he was spotted by an Islamabad traffic official driving without a seat belt on Sunday. On a video shared on social media showing Faisal Javed standing alongside an Islamabad traffic

Humayun Saeed, Turkish actors to collaborate for the ‘biggest project ever’

KARACHI: Famous Pakistani superstar Humayun Saeed has confirmed a joint venture, a historic project, with Turkish stars a few days after the visit of Celal AL aka Abdur Rehman of Dirilis: Ertugrul. Sharing photos with Turkish guest from their recent

Pakistan, Turkey, Azerbaijan agree to enhance cooperation on national issues

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan, Turkey and Azerbaijan on Wednesday resolved to enhance cooperation in various fields to support each other on all issues involving the three countries’ national interests. The resolve was reached between the foreign ministers of the three nations at

Bulls continue to rule PSX as KSE-100 gains over 169 points

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) witnessed another day of high investor participation for the second consecutive session on Wednesday, helping the benchmark index to breach the 46,000 level for the first time since April 2018. The benchmark KSE-100 remained in

Pakistan hails OIC’s steadfast support on Kashmir dispute

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has hailed the OIC and its Member States’ strong and unequivocal support on the Jammu and Kashmir dispute during the just concluded 47th Session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) held in Niamey, Niger. The Foreign

COAS Bajwa lauds services of Pakistan Ordnance Factories’ management, staff

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has appreciated the services of Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF)management and staff and during a visit to Wah Cantt on Friday. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), appreciating the management and

Prof Atta elected chairman of Kidney Foundation board

KARACHI: Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman has been elected as chairman of the Board of the Kidney Foundation for a three-year term.  Spokesman of the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), on Monday, said that during a meeting of the

Fans praise new look of Turkish actress Esra Bilgic

KARACHI: Fans of famous Turkish actress Esra Bilgic, who portrays the role of Halime Sultan in “Dirilis: Ertugrul”, have admired the actress after she shared another gorgeous photo of herself on Instagram with a black heart emoji. The actress, who

China detects COVID-19 on packaging of Saudi shrimp

LANZHOU: The health authorities in the western Chinese city of Lanzhou have said they had detected the new COVID-19 on the packaging of a batch of shrimp imported from Saudi Arabia. After  China ramps up testing of frozen foods, the

ICT based education vital for socio-economic development: Amin ul Haq

KARACHI: Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication, Syed Amin ul Haq has said that skilled manpower is vital for Pakistan’s socio-economic development. He said this while addressing a meeting at Sir Syed University. the meeting has also discussed the

Pakistan asks UK govt to deport Nawaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has officially made contact with the United Kingdom (UK) to deport the former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to serve his prison sentence over corruption charges. As per details, a letter was written to Home Secretary Priti Patel by

PM Imran directs tiger force to start anti-hoarding campaign

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has tasked the Tiger Force volunteers to discourage the menace of hoarding in the markets. In a meeting today, the Prime Minister said that the major reason for inflation is hoarding. He ordered the administration to

Sher Zaman lauds Sindh Police for lodging FIR against Capt (R) Safdar

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) lawmaker Khurrum Sher Zaman has commended the Sindh Police for lodging a first information report (FIR) against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s son-in-law Capt (retd) Safdar. Addressing a press conference along Advisor on Maritime Affairs Mahmood

Pakistan, TikTok mulling over steps to curb unlawful content: Minister

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister of Information Technology and Telecommunication Aminul Haque has said the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and TikTok administration are mulling over steps to curb unlawful content. The federal minister reassured that the recently placed ban on TikTok, a

Police arrest seven drug peddlers in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Police claimed to have arrested a seven-member gang of notorious drug dealers and recovered more than 21kg heroin from the accused. According to sources, a gang of seven drug peddlers was arrested which also included two foreigners, a man

National T20 Cup: PCB apologises for poor production quality in first game

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has apologized for the poor execution of the opening of the National T20 Cup which was a display of countless blunders including a dysfunctional scoring system. As per details, the PCB’s tall claims regarding

Parliamentarians to discuss electoral reforms for GB elections on Sept 28

ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has called a meeting of the parliamentary leaders in the National Assembly on September 28 to discuss electoral reforms for the upcoming Gilgit Baltistan (GB) elections. According to a statement, the speaker has written

Haripur police accused of torturing man

HARIPUR: A young man was allegedly tortured by some officers of the district police over fake rape cases in the Padhana area of Haripur. Parents of the victim claimed that their son, Azmaturehman had been allegedly arrested over a fake