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Taliban fighters storm capital of northwestern Afghan province

KABUL: Regional officials in northern Afghanistan said they had recaptured government buildings in a provincial capital after Taliban fighters stormed it overnight, taking over the police headquarters and sparking panic among residents. Officials said air strikes were being carried out

A fifth province

The next biggest step of the government is to declare Gilgit-Baltistan as the fifth province of Pakistan, the first new one since independence. The matter has been discussed in the federal cabinet and has the full support of the military

Sindh becomes first province to cross 100,000 COVID-19 cases

KARACHI: Sindh has become the first province in the country to cross 100,000 cases of the novel coronavirus. According to Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, as many as 100,900 coronavirus infections have been reported in the province, with a

US, Afghan forces come under attack in Nangarhar province

KABUL: U.S. military official said in a local news media that U.S. and Afghan soldiers came under direct attacks in eastern Afghanistan late Saturday the event identified as an insider attack. U.S. Forces spokesperson in Afghanistan Colonel Sonny Leggett in

Sindh govt declares public holiday on February 5 in province

KARACHI: Sindh Government has announced February 5 as a public holiday for all departments, autonomous, semi-autonomous bodies, corporations and local councils under its administrative control, with the exception of essential services, on occasion of the Kashmir Solidarity Day. A statement

Balochistan Govt takes notice of flour shortage in province

QUETTA: On Monday, Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal ordered commissioners and deputy commissioners to ensure the supply of flour and wheat at the provisional government rates. Taking notice of the increase in flour rates, Jam Kamal promised to take action

Sindh govt bans littering, spitting throughout province

KARACHI: The Sindh government on Wednesday initiated a ban on littering, spitting and throwing trash of damaged structure on roads throughout the province. The provincial government will exercise its powers under section 144 for 90 days with immediate effect to

Pillion riding to be banned for Muharram

KARACHI: The Sindh government has banned pillion riding on 9th and 10th of Muharram across the province. According to a notification issued by the provincial home department, the ban has been imposed under Section 144 of Criminal Procedure Code. The