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Shoaib Akhtar appointed Motorway Police ambassador

Former speedster Shoaib Akhtar has been appointed as an ambassador for the Motorway Police of Pakistan. The news was announced by the Rawalpindi Express himself on his Twitter account. The 45-year-old posted a picture of himself with Motorway and Highway

Will vaccinate all police officials on priority: CM Murad

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has announced to vaccinate all police officials across the province on a priority basis as the provincial government took severe steps to manage the spread of Covid-19. Murad Ali Shah while chairing a

PSX stays bullish, gains over 182 points

KARACHI: The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) today (Monday) witnessed a bullish trend, with the benchmark index gaining 182.13 points, with a positive change of 0.40 percent and closed at 46,097.11 points Earlier, trading began with a spike and the market

Cabinet allows placing Shehbaz Sharif’s name on ECL

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet has approved to place PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif’s name on the Exit Control List (ECL) on the recommendation of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). Sources said that the approval of the inclusion of Shahbaz Sharif’s name

Chinese company to provide first-ever energy buses for Karachi BRT

KARACHI: A Chinese company has secured an order to provide 100 first-ever energy buses for Karachi’s Green Line and Orange Line transport networks. According to sources the buses will run on the Green-color and Orange-color BRT routes after their arrival,

Mufti Popalzai announces Eid-ul-Fitr moon sighted in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: Mufti Shahabuddin Popalzai has announced here at Masjid Qasim Ali Khan on Wednesday that the moon of Shawwal sighted in several areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, including Mardan and Swabi and Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on Thursday, May 13, 2021.

Not possible to sight Shawwal moon in Pakistan today: Fawad Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry has said that it is not possible to sight the Shawwal moon in Pakistan today (Wednesday). On a social media Twitter, the minister said that the age of the moon in

COAS Bajwa calls for building Pak-US ties in all domains

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa called for building the Pak-US bilateral relationship in all domains, including economic and security. According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the army chief expressed these

CanSino vaccine made in Pakistan to be available soon: Asad Umar

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar has claimed that the locally-made CanSino vaccine will be available for use by the end of this month (May). On a social media website Twitter, the head of the National Command

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