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Ishqiya star Feroze Khan turns 30

KARACHI: Star Feroze Khan who recently announced to quit the showbiz has turned 30 today. The former actor turned to Instagram to share his adorable photo and wrote, “Allah has been super merciful and kept it real and I pray

Govt’s aim is to turn Pakistan into technological superpower: Fawad

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has said that the ministry of Science and Technology adopted ‘Made in Pakistan’ projects under the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan. Taking to Twitter, Fawad Chaudhry wrote that the aim of

World must not let Srebrenica-like massacre happen in IoK: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre said that it is shocking how the international community allowed this killing. In a video message, the prime minister said that he still remembers the day of

KP CM’s adviser on information Ajmal Wazir removed

PESHAWAR: Adviser to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister on Information Ajmal Wazir has been removed from his designation. A notification from the provincial government stated that Ajmal Wazir has been replaced by Imran Khan Bangash. The action has been taken

Saleem Malik criticises PCB’s confessional letter decision

LAHORE: Former skipper Saleem Malik has termed the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)’s release of a confessional letter ‘ridiculous’. In a video message, Saleem Malik claimed that the PCB informed him via e-mail that his reply to the allegations is not

People’s trust in Jinnah Hospital is our success: Dr. Seemi Jamali

History has proved that no society can progress without the participation of women. Just like other developed nations, women in Pakistan too, are making strides everywhere in the field. The intelligent and hardworking women of our nation are moving forward

COVID-19 creates debate among scientists over disease transmission

CHICAGO: The coronavirus pandemic has created a debate among medical experts over disease transmission. The World Health Organisation earlier this week acknowledged that the novel coronavirus can spread through tiny droplets floating in the air, a nod to more than

Nation remembers 19th death anniversary of urdu poet Muhammad Aurangzeb

LAHORE: Nation remembers the 19th death anniversary of famous Urdu poet Muhammad Aurangzeb. Muhammad Aurengzeb, with Qateel Shifai as his pen name, was a great Urdu poet who contributed immensely to poetry and literature. Qateel was his Surname (takhallus) and

WHO warns lack of unity more dangerous than COVID-19

GENEVA: The World Health Organization has warned that a lack of leadership and unity is more dangerous than the COVID-19 pandemic. “How is it difficult for humans to unite and fight a common enemy that is killing people indiscriminately?” WHO

Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 12.6 million

WASHINGTON: The number of coronavirus infection cases across the world has surged to 12,625,860 and the pandemic has so far claimed over 562,820 lives. According to the latest data, 7,361,659 patients have recovered from the pandemic so far. The United

Pakistan reports over 3,000 COVID-19 cases in a day

KARACHI: The number of confirmed coronavirus cases has surged to 246,351 in Pakistan, while the death toll stands at 5,123. According to the National Command and Control Center (NCOC), more than 3,359 cases of coronavirus were reported while 65 people

COVID-19 may cause problems linked with brain

LONDON: A new research has stated that COVID-19 may create complications in the brain that can lead to delirium, nerve damage, and stroke. Severe COVID-19 infections are known to put patients at risk of neurological complications, but research led by

IHC adjourns Cynthia Ritchie’s deportation case till next week

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has adjourned the case regarding the deportation of Cynthia D. Ritchie, an American columnist till next Friday. IHC directed the Interior Ministry to decide on the petition filed against Cynthia Ritchie. Deputy Attorney General

Pakistan becomes 11th most-affected country by coronavirus

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Friday edged past Italy to become the 11th worst-hit country by the COVID-19 pandemic, powered by a surge in new infections across the country. According to the NCOC, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases has surged to

AC adjourns hearing of Shehbaz Sharif’s assets freeze case till August 25

LAHORE: An accountability court has adjourned the hearing of the assets freeze case filed against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif till 25th August. Accountability court judge Jawad Al-Hassan conducted the hearing of the petition by the lawyer of

Stormwater drains in Karachi have been cleared: Nasir Shah

KARACHI: Sindh Minister Information and Local Government (LG), Syed Nasir Hussain Shah has said that the Sindh government clean areas but people throw garbage again. While addressing a press conference in Karachi, Nasir Shah during said, “Met department has forecasted

Short film ‘Bench’ wins at New York’s South Shore Film Festival

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani short movie ‘Bench’ featuring actor Usman Mukhtar has won the ‘Best Short Film Award’ at the South Shore Film Festival in New York. Usman Mukhar while sharing the news with his followers on Instagram wrote a heartfelt note

PM AJK, CEOs of China Three Gorges meet in Islamabad

MUZAFFARABAD: Prime Minister Azad Jammu and Kashmir Raja Farooq Haider and the Chief Executive Officers of China Three Gorges and China Gezhouba separately met with Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Information and Broadcasting General (retd) Asim Saleem

Teenager accidentally kills himself while filming TikTok video

ABBOTTABAD: In yet another incident, a teenage boy accidentally shot and killed himself while shooting a TikTok video. The incident took place in the Abbottabad’s Bagan neighbourhood where a 10th-grade student named Abdul Samad was filming a video for the

Instagram’s new feature allows users to pin comments

SAN FRANCISCO: Social networking app Instagram has released a new feature that allows users to pin a few comments on the top of a post. The pinned comments feature is currently limited to 3 comments only, which means users can

Cricketer Nasir Jamshed’s wife honoured by ECB

LAHORE: Dr. Samra Afzal, wife of Pakistani cricketer Nasir Jamshed, has been honoured by England and Wales Cricket Board for her services during the coronavirus pandemic. The English players put on training jerseys with names of the nominated health officials

Global coronavirus death toll tops 554,000

WASHINGTON: The number of coronavirus infection cases across the world has surged to 12,290,458 and the pandemic has so far claimed over 554,676 lives. According to the latest data, 7,114,068 patients have recovered from the pandemic so far. The United

Death toll from coronavirus in Pakistan crosses 5,000

KARACHI: The number of confirmed coronavirus cases has surged to 243,559 in Pakistan, while the death toll stands at 5058. The coronavirus recoveries in the country are now above 149,000 while more than 2,751 cases of coronavirus were reported in

Dubai becomes first Middle East’s country to hire female bus drivers

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has announced that it has hired three women as bus drivers on various routes in Dubai. According to the details, the Road and Transport Authority said that the women who have been recruited meet the high

Priyanka Chopra teams up with Meghan Markle For Women’s Leadership Summit

LOSA ANGELES: Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra has teamed up with a number of influential female public figures to take part in a virtual meeting of Girl Up Leadership Summit. Announcing the news on Twitter, the Sky Is Pink actress wrote

Novak Djokovic uncertain over participation in US Open

BELGRADE: The participation of ace tennis player Novak Djokovic in the US Open grand slam is yet to be finalized. According to details, the decision of Djokovic is prompted due to the restrictions over the tournament in wake of coronavirus

Actress Meera’s dance video goes viral

LAHORE: A new video of actress Meera dancing in a traditional attire has gone viral on social media. In the video shared on Instagram, Meera is wearing a beautiful onion-colored saree embroidered on the bottom. She is wearing beautiful jewelry and

SBP announces revises bank timings

KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has revised timings for all commercial banks and microfinance institutions in the country. According to the notification,  the new timings will be implemented effectively from Monday 13th July. Banks will remain open from

LHC orders formation of inquiry commission over petrol crisis

LAHORE: Lahore High Court has adjourned the hearing on the shortage of petroleum products till 14th July. LHC Chief Justice Muhammad Qasim Khan conducted the hearing where he ordered to formulate a high-level inquiry commission for the investigation of the

Rupee strengthens by Rs 0.21 against dollar

KARACHI: The exchange rate of Pakistani rupee on Thursday increased by Rs0.21 against the US dollar. The greenback is currently trading at 166.55 against the domestic currency at the interbank foreign exchange market. The dollar had finished at Rs166.76 against