Bilawal criticizes PTI govt over cuts in higher education budget

KARACHI: On Sunday, Chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, criticized the PTI government’s significant cuts in the higher education budget forcing public-sector universities to take private-sector loans to manage their operations. Bilawal Bhutto figured out that

CPLC data shows over 90 bikes stolen or snatched each day in Karachi

KARACHI: The Citizen-Police Liaison Committee (CPLC) published its monthly crime statistics survey on Sunday, revealing an increase in the number of street crimes in Karachi in the month of January. The report highlights that two-wheeler bike snatching and stealing stayed

Saudi FM phones Qureshi to assure him full support over Kashmir

ISLAMABAD: Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud called Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Saturday to assure him about Saudi Arab’s complete assistance over Kashmir matter. The Saudi Minister telephoned o FM Qureshi for a growing frustration over

Food ministry decides to declare emergency over locusts attack

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of National Food Security and Research said on Thursday that it has basically decided to declare a national emergency over locusts attack in parts of the country and a review summary also sent to the Federal cabinet

Pakistan extends condolences to Turkey over deaths from avalanche

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan offered condolences and deepest sympathies to Turkey over the loss of precious lives in the eastern part of the country after two avalanches killed dozens of people. The spokesperson for the Foreign Office said in a statement, “Pakistan’s

Over 33 people killed by avalanche in eastern Turkey

ISTANBUL: Local officials said Wednesday at least 33 people were killed in a landslide in eastern Turkey during a search and rescue operation following a similar accident the previous day. According to state news agency Anadolu, the bodies of 23

Firdous questions global silence over violations in IOK

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan on Wednesday complained to world human rights organisations over their silence regarding the worsening human rights situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK). Speaking to a rally

Over 2,000 people infected with coronavirus, 56 killed in China

BEIJING: Over 2,000 people worldwide have been diagnosed with a new coronavirus, the huge majority of them in China, where 56 people have died from the outbreak, according to data released on Sunday. President Xi Jinping said at the Politburo conference

India refuses Trump’s mediation offer over Kashmir

NEW DELHI: India declined US President Donald Trump’s offer to help resolve the Kashmir conflict on Thursday, saying that only New Delhi and Islamabad had to handle the matter. Raveesh Kumar, spokesperson for the Indian Ministry of External Affairs said,

Serena ‘worried’ over Australian Open match due to lungs problem

AUSTRALIA: Serena Williams expressed concern at the Australian Open on Monday over pollution from bushfire smoke, suggesting lung problems in the past could render her more vulnerable. The 38-year-old American, who is chasing a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam championship, said

Babar Azam excited over inclusion in ICC squad

LAHORE: Star batsman Babar Azam shared his pleasure at finding a place for the second time in 2019 in the ICC ODI squad, after winning the position in 2017. The ICC named its 11-member ODI squad on Wednesday in which

Mehwish Hayat slams journalist over polio worker video

KARACHI: Actress Mehwish Hayat slammed Pakistani-Canadian journalist Tarek Fatah after he post a video of polio workers, advising him to check every information before publishing it. The Canadian author had taken to Twitter with a footage telling his followers about

Salma Hayek sends sweet message to Antonio over Oscar nomination

LOS ANGELES: Salma Hayek praised long-time friend and former co-star Antonio Banderas on his Oscar nomination for Best Actor. While taking to social media Salma Hayek posted a photo on Instagram and said, “After 20 years of knowing you, it’s

Over 60 vital medicines are not available in market

ISLAMABAD: More than 60 medicines classified as ‘ important medicines ‘ by the World Health Organisation (WHO)are not available on the Pakistani market or are in short supply due to retail price problems, delays in approval to or international warnings

Khurram Dastagir hints at pressure over COAS tenure bills

LAHORE: Only a few days after the parliamentary extension of unconditional support for the Pakistan Army (Amendment) Act, senior Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khurram Dastgir Khan pointed to pressure on the party leadership for legislation and said that the