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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

Coronavirus death toll hits 924,569 worldwide

WASHINGTON: The global epidemic of coronavirus has infected 28,940,223 people in the world and 924,569people have lost their lives. The number of coronavirus infection cases across the world has surged to 28,940,223and the pandemic has so far claimed over 924,569 lives. So

Court allows exhumation of Dr Maha’s body, post mortem

KARACHI: The judicial magistrate has granted authorization for the exhumation of Dr Maha Shah’s body and post mortem after being requested by the Karachi police who had expressed suspicions over her previous medical report. The judicial magistrate South of Friday in

Police arrest prime suspect in Marwah rape, murder case

KARACHI: Police have arrested the prime suspect in the rape and murder case of minor girl Marwah who was found dead in Essa Nagri area. Police investigators using geofencing technology to ascertain the location of suspects and announced to arrested

Grand operation finalized against encroachments in Karachi

KARACHI: Sindh government has finalized preparations to begin a grand anti-encroachment operation on 12 major areas of Karachi with the help of  Pakistan Army and Rangers. According to sources, concerned authorities have finalized a grand operation against illegal structures near

US warns Turkey of imposing fresh sanctions over east Mediterranean crisis

ISTANBUL: The European Union (EU) has warned Turkey of fresh sanctions over the Eastern Mediterranean crisis. The EU has threatened Turkey with sanctions including tough economic measures in case the situation with Greece and Cyprus in the Eastern Mediterranean is

Pakistan’s stature raised for solid stance on progress, peace: FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said Pakistan’s stature in the world was raised due to its resolve for socioeconomic development and ensuring peace. In a tweet, the foreign minister shared a video clip highlighting the two-year diplomatic success

Buttler completes century despite rain interruptions in third Test

SOUTHAMPTON: England wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler has completed his century despite regular rain interruptions during the first session on the second day of the third and final Test against Pakistan at the Ageas Bowl today. As per details, the hosts, 1-0

Pakistan sanctions over 80 individuals affiliated with banned outfits

ISLAMABAD: In a bid to avoid a demotion from the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) grey record to the blacklist during the upcoming meeting, Pakistan has imposed sanctions on 88 individuals linked with different terrorist groups. According to details, 88 individuals

Nine more patients lose lives to COVID-19 in Sindh

KARACHI: Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that 6699 tests were conducted during the last 24 hours, of which 243 new cases of COVID-19 were detected. In his daily update on COVID-19, the chief minister said nine patients

Pakistan’s exports declined by only six percent in pandemic: Razak Dawood  

RAWALPINDI: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Commerce and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood has said the COVID-19 epidemic had caused many problems across the globe but compared to other countries, Pakistan’s exports had declined by only six percent. Addressing the

Aftab Ahmed appointed CM Punjab’s focal person in UK

LAHORE: Punjab government has appointed a senior PTI leader in UK Aftab Ahmed as Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar’s focal person for the complaints of overseas Pakistanis. According to a notification issued by the Punjab provincial government, “The Competent Authority

Only 17 percent tax is being levied on petroleum products: Omar Ayub

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Power, Petroleum and Natural Resources Omar Ayub has informed the Senate that the federal government is collecting tax at Rs 47.86 per litre on petrol and Rs51.41 per litre on diesel. He said that Prime Minister

Will decide to reopen marriage hall under center’s guidelines: Nasir Shah

KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Information has said that the Sindh government is fully aware of the troubles of the marriage hall owners and a decision to reopen the halls will take under the guidelines given by the federation. While charing

TV, internet services to be suspended for two hours in Karachi

KARACHI: Cable Operators Association (COAP) has announced a two-hour symbolic strike in Karachi over the “high-handedness” of the K-Electric (KE). According to Chairman Cable Operators Association Khalid Arain, the strike in the metropolis would be observed from 7:00 pm to

Data Darbar attack facilitator gets life imprisonment

LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court on Saturday handed life imprisonment to the facilitator of a suicide attack at Data Darbar shrine that claimed 13 lives, including personnel of the elite police, On May 28, 2019. Mohsin Khan, a resident of Charsadda,

Police arrest suspected killers of Canadian woman in Karachi

KARACHI: Police on Saturday claimed to have apprehended two more suspects allegedly involved in the killing of a Canadian woman in Karachi during a robbery bid. According to police sources, Iqbal Market police arrested two accused of their involvement in

Two injured as Shalimar Express rams into freight train near Khanpur

PUNJAB: Two men were injured as the Lahore-bound Shalimar Express collided with a freight train near Khanpur on Saturday. According to sources, the accident was the result of a technical fault with the track switch. Resultantly, train service was suspended

IBA launches 2-year Master of Science program

KARACHI: The Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Karachi has announced to launch of a Master of Science in Data Science program commencing in August 2020. The program comprises of 4 semesters with a total of 30 credit hours. The MS

134,445 persons receive cash under Ehsaas Programme in Rawalpindi

RAWALPINDI: Under Ehsaas Emergency Cash programme 134,445 persons have received Rs 12,000 in Rawalpindi district. According to a statement issued by district administration spokesman, the administration has provided cash amounting to over one billion and 320 million rupees to 134,445

Sindh reports 573 new coronavirus cases

KARACHI: Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has confirmed that 573 new COVID-19 cases reported in Sindh over the past 24 hours. According to a statement, 2,327 samples were tested for the COVID-19 over the past 24 hours out of which

Airbus team visits PIA plane crash site in Karachi

KARACHI: A team of Airbus arrived in Karachi to assist the probe of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane crash, visited the site of the crash on Tuesday. The PIA flight PK-8303 crashed into a residential area on 22 May.