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Orange Line Metro Train will be launched soon: Asim Bajwa

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting Asim Saleem Bajwa has announced that Orange Line Metro Train will be launched soon. Taking to Twitter, Asim Saleem Bajwa wrote that the teething issues of the project have been resolved and its

PMD forecast another rain-spell in Sindh, Balochistan from today

KARACHI: The Pakistan Meteorological Department  (PMD) has forecast another system of monsoon rains in Sindh and Balochistan from today until Monday. The new system is expected to bring heavy rains in Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Badin, Shaheed Benazirabad, Dadu, Tharparker, Nagarparker, Mirpurkhas, Islam

Pakistan reports 513 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours

ISLAMABAD: Around 513 new cases of coronavirus and 8 deaths have been recorded in Pakistan, taking the number of confirmed cases to 290,169. The total number of deaths from the coronavirus across the country has risen to 6,201,  The active

Javelin thrower becomes first Pakistani athlete to qualify for Tokyo Olympics

KARACHI: A 23-year-old athlete has become the first Pakistani to directly qualify for Tokyo Olympics 2021. Arshad Nadeem, who hails from Mian Channu in Pakistan’s Punjab province is a javelin thrower who directly qualified for Tokyo Olympics 2021, a global

COVID-19 claims more than 4,000 lives in Pakistan

KARACHI: The coronavirus infections in Pakistan are constantly increasing, while the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has surged to 198,883 in the country today.  According to the National Command and Control Center (NCOC), more than 3,138 cases of coronavirus were

Zafar Mirza to launch ‘We Care’ training course today

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Health Services Zafar Mirza will launch the first training course under the ‘We Care’ campaign at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS). Taking to Twitter, Zafar Mirza wrote that it will

Lockdown may continue if precautions not maintained: Shibli Faraz

ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Syed Shibli Faraz has warned that a further lockdown can be imposed if precautions are not maintained. Syed Shibli Faraz took to Twitter and wrote that the economy and protection of people’s health have to be managed

Five shows cancelled by Netflix this year

NEW YORK: Netflix has cancelled its five major series even the shows had the potential to become blockbuster favorites. Picking a series to watch on Netflix and binge-watching it has become a normal routine as most people are forced to

Boxing day: Australia score 257/4 against New Zealand

MELBOURNE: Master batsman Steve Smith ground out an unbeaten 77 as he zeroes in on yet another century, putting Australia in the driving seat after the opening day of the second Test against New Zealand on Thursday. In the Black

UN declares Malala Yousafzai most famous teenager of decade

NEW YORK: The United Nations (UN) has declared Pakistani education activist and Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai as “the most famous teenager in the world.” In part one of its review series, which takes into account events that happened between 2010

CDA, Naya Pakistan officials seek ‘Blue Area’ to make housing project

ISLAMABAD: The Naya Pakistan Housing and Development Authority (NAPHDA) is looking to develop a part of the Blue Area on a public-public partnership model with the Capital Development Authority (CDA). Land in the Blue Area is a major source of

Four killed while in the custody of Peshawar police

PESHAWAR: After four custodial deaths in the last one year, the police have installed closed-circuit television cameras inside the lockups of all local police stations. The police officials told media that custodial deaths were reported in the lockups of the

Four dismissed police officials reinstated in Farishta murder case

ISLAMABAD: Four police officials, dismissed from services in connection with Farishta abduction, rape and murder case, have been reinstated on Thursday. All four police officials were reinstated after they filed an appeal against their dismissal, senior police officers told media,

At the end of 2019 Karachi still in shambles

KARACHI: The year 2019 nearing its end and the decade coming to a close, Karachi is still generating 70% of the country’s revenue. but the city of lights remains deprived of basic facilities itself. Being the industrial hub and an

Ring of fire: Solar eclipse comes down over Pakistan

KARACHI: An annular solar eclipse, said to be the last big celestial event of the year as it returns to the region of Asia on Thursday 26 December from the first time in twenty years. Starting at 7:30 am, it peaked

Pakistan responds to Indian provocation along LoC: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: In Dewa Sector Naib Subedar Kandero and Sepoy Ehsan of Pak Army embraced Shahadat by Indian “unprovoked” firing across line of control, in response Pakistan Army troops damaged Indian post killed three Indian soldiers including subedar. The military media

Bajwa extension case: PTI govt yet to contact PML-N for legislation

LAHORE: The ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has yet to make up its mind whether to file a review in the apex court or legislate on the extension of service of Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa.

PTI govt depriving poor women of monthly stipend: Bakhtawar Bhutto

ISLAMABAD: The Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) data has revealed that out of over 800,000 beneficiaries removed from the programme, more than 140,000 were those who or their spouses were government employees. The federal cabinet had on Tuesday given approval

Zia’s remants not happy in PPP’s meeting at Liaquat Bagh: Nafisa

RAWALPINDI: The Pakistan Peoples Party on Wednesday insisted to get permission to hold the rally at Rawalpindi’s Liaquat Bagh on Friday to observe Benazir Bhutto’s death anniversary. But the district administration has refused to give permission for security reasons. The

Christians celebrate Christmas across Pakistan today

KARACHI: As Christmas celebrations kicked off around the world on Wednesday, Christians across Pakistan marked the birth of Jesus Christ with traditional festivities and holiday cheer amid tight security. Regarding the “Christmas” many special programs were held in illuminated churches

Hasnain Ali crowned England & Wales boxing champion

LONDON: Hasnain Ali a British boxer of Pakistani descent has crowned the England and Wales Champion after thrashing Team England athlete Hanzla Hamza in the finals of the England and Wales Championships. Hasnain Ali, aged 17, was upbeat from the

Two-day capacity building workshop concludes in CPO

Karachi: The two-day capacity building workshop on “Strategic Communication and Media Engagement in Crisis Situation” for the Sindh Police Officials and Rangers, concluded at the Central Police Office (CPO) Karachi, here Friday. The workshop was organized by the ‘Pakistan Peace

PM to chair PTI’s core committee meeting tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will chair a Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) core committee meeting tomorrow to discuss the political situation in the country. The meeting will be held on 24th November at the Bani Gala residence in Islamabad. Read more:

Captain Safdar arrested in Lahore over provocative speech

LAHORE: The Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz’s husband, Captain (Retd) Safdar has been arrested during the wee hours of Tuesday over provocative speech.  According to the party leader Ata Tarar, Captain Safdar was taken into custody by