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CAA allows British Airways to operate Lahore-London flights

KARACHI: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has allowed British Airways to operate direct flights from Lahore to London. According to a notification, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has granted permission to British Airways to land at Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore.

Pak Rupee falls against dollar in inter-bank

ISLAMABAD: The exchange rate of the Pakistani rupee slides down 02 paisas against the US dollar in the interbank trading on Wednesday. According to the Forex Association of Pakistan, the rupee closed at Rs 165.60 as compared to the last

Pakistani American officer given charge of a New York precinct

NEW YORK: A Pakistani origin police officer serving in the New York Police Department (NYPD) was appointed as the first-ever Muslim American to be severed as Commanding Officer of a precinct in the history. NYPD Chief of Patrol, Fausto Pichardo

PCB issues match schedules for team’s tour of England

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has issued updated schedules of its men’s national cricket team’s tour of England, which will comprise three Tests and as several T20Is. As per details, the opening Test will be played at Old Trafford,

Govt determined to ensure transparency in pilots’ licensing: Faraz

ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Shibli Faraz has said that the federal government has asked all airlines of the country to ensure transparency in procedures and licensing of pilots. Addressing a press conference in Islamabad on Wednesday, Faraz said that pilots with

Wheat, flour selling at high rate won’t be permitted: Minster

LAHORE: Punjab Senior Minister Abdul Aleem Khan has said that selling wheat and flour at a high rate will not be allowed and it was the top priority of the government to keep flour prices stable across the province. While

Doctors protest at Lyari Hospital against appointment of Dr Rehman

KARACHI: Doctors and staff have protested at Lyari General Hospital in the city against the appointment of former suspended female vice Principal Dr Anjum Rehman. According to sources, the former vice Principal Dr Anjum Rehman at Lyari Medical College was

Global cooperation on digital technology essential to defeat COVID-19: UN chief

LONDON: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said that international cooperation on Information Technology essential to defeat the COVID-19 outbreak. In a video message on World Telecommunication and Information Society Day which falls on May 17, Guterres said: “World Telecommunication and

Four Lyari gangsters arrested in Karachi

KARACHI: Special Investigation Unit (SIU) of Sindh police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested four alleged criminals of Lyari gang war from Pak Colony area of the metropolis. According to a spokesman for Sindh police, on a tip-off, a SIU

Coronavirus cases in Pakistan climb to 1,041

KARACHI: The number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan jumped to 1,041 on Wednesday after more cases were reported from Balochistan, Sindh, Islamabad and Gilgit Baltistan. The health authorities have reported 81 new cases during the last 24 hours in the

PCMD join hands with Indus Hospital to boost COVID 19 diagnostic capacity

KARACHI: The working capacity of the Indus Hospital (TIH) to make the diagnosis of Covid-19 infection has been tripled as the National Institute of Virology, Dr Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research (PCMD), University of Karachi joined hands

Civil Hospital Karachi gets 200 Coronavirus kits

KARACHI: Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) has acquired 200 kits used to detect Coronavirus from the National Institute of Health (NIH), Islamabad and initiated Coronavirus testing. The CHK has become the 5th institution in Sindh where Coronavirus tests are being performed

Pakistan Army announces top level postings, promotions

RAWALPINDI: The Promotion Board of Pakistan Army on Friday held a session with Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa and decided to promote 37 Brigadiers to the rank of Major General. According to a statement issued by

Human Rights Activist Jalila Haider receives Women of Courage Award

WASHINGTON: Human Rights Activist and lawyer Jalila Haider has won the US International Women of Courage Award among 11 other women from across the world. Announcing awards, the United States department named Jalila Haider as “Iron Lady” of Balochistan who

Politicians express grief over Naeemul Haque’s demise

KARACHI: Politicians belonging to different political parties and senior government office holders on Sunday expressed grief and condolences over the sad demise of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s  (PTI)  founding member, Naeemul Haque.  President Dr Arif Alvi expressed deepest sympathies to the bereaved family,

RDA to register cases against two illegal housing schemes

RAWALPINDI: Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) metropolitan planning and traffic engineering (MP and TE) directorate have decided to register cases against two illegal housing schemes, Rudn enclave Adiala road and Model Town Housing Scheme Gujar Khan. The directorate has advises the

PM lauds Turkish support on Kashmir issue

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday lauded the Turkish support over the Kashmir issue. While chairing a meeting on arrangements for the visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan PM said that both the countries shared relations of historic importance. Prime Minister 

US Consulate assures support to KU in film-making

KARACHI: A delegation of the Consulate General of the United States in Karachi during a visit to Karachi University offered their assistance to the varsity in the area of film-making. The meeting was held in the Vice-Chancellor Secretariat in connection

Precautions only weapon to fight against coronavirus: Iqbal Choudhary

KARACHI: Director of International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) University of Karachi, Prof. Dr M. Iqbal Choudhary has said that precaution is the only weapon to fight against the emerging threat of the novel coronavirus. He was speaking

Freight train derails near Karachi railway station

KARACHI: A freight train derailed near Karachi’s Cantt Station on Friday and the schedules of several passenger trains have affected. Sources said the derailment of the freight train caused the delay in the arrival and departure of other trains after

Hyundai partners with Uber to start developing air taxis

VERGE: Hyundai mass produces this electric vertical takeoff but it will also deploy them for Uber’s promised air taxi network. The prototype will be displayed in CE (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas this week. Last month, Hyundai displayed a