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PM Imran Khan tasks spokespersons to create awareness about budget 2021-22

[ad_1] Prime Minister Imran Khan addressing the 75th session of the United Nations, on September 25, 2020. — PID/File PM directs spokespersons to foil designs of elements creating misunderstandings about budget. Budget based on development, with an aim to further strengthen economic stability, says PM Imran Khan.  Prime minister says despite COVID-19, Pakistan achieved economic […]

Four FC troops martyred in Quetta IED explosion

[ad_1] A Pakistani soldier patrols on April 26, 2021. — AFP/File Terrorists target FC troops at Marget-Quetta road.   Large-scale operation underway in the area to hunt militants, says ISPR.  “Such cowardly acts by inimical elements cannot sabotage hard-earned peace and prosperity in Balochistan,” says ISPR. Four Frontier Corps (FC) personnel were martyred when an improvised explosive device […]

PM Imran Khan summons federal cabinet meeting tomorrow

[ad_1] Prime Minister Imran Khan chairs a meeting of the federal cabinet. Photo: File Cabinet to give approval to appointment of member planning at the Heavy Industries Taxila. Cabinet will also approve the Economic Coordination Committee’s decisions taken on June 2. Cabinet to discuss transfer of prisoner Mohammad Owais from Pakistan to Norway. Prime Minister […]

SC lashes out at Sindh govt, says there seems to be no govt in province

[ad_1] CJ irked at Sindh government’s administration in Karachi. “There is no government in Sindh,’ says Justice Gulzar Ahmed.  “We gave the orders to clean the nullah over a year ago yet there seems to be a new excuse every day,” says CJP.  If you can’t clean a nullah, how can you run a province, […]

Karachi man dies after being bitten by dog, says Dr Seemin Jamali

[ad_1] File photo.  A 45-year old man died in Karachi after being bitten by a dog, said Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) Executive Director Dr Seemin Jamali on Monday. The doctor said that the 45-year-old, who was a resident of Karachi’s Orangi Town, was admitted to the JPMC a day earlier after his health deteriorated. […]

No free burgers? Lahore police detain 19 restaurant employees

[ad_1] A view of the restaurant Johnny and Jugnu. — Facebook/JohnnyandJugnu Workers of Johnny and Jugnu were held for seven hours. “This is not the first time something like this has happened,” says outlet. Restaurant staff says mostly young people were arrested. LAHORE: Nineteen employees of a restaurant were sent behind bars after a group […]

KP govt allows businesses to remain open for six days a week

[ad_1] As coronavirus cases decline in the province, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government on Monday allowed businesses to remain open six days a week.  Earlier, businesses were closed for two days throughout the week, to discourage people thronging bazaars and markets. The provincial government had taken the decision to stem the spread of the virus.  As […]

Watch: PM appreciates Islamabad traffic cop for performing duty despite being injured

[ad_1] Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks to Islamabad traffic police officer, Qaiser Shakeel, at the PM’s Office in Islamabad,on June 14, 2021. — Twitter/PakPMO  Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday lauded an Islamabad traffic police officer, Qaiser Shakeel, for performing his duties despite sustaining injuries, a statement from the PM’s Office said. The police officer, according to […]

Warning of monsoon rains, PTI MPA says Karachi will drown because of Sindh govt

[ad_1] PTI MPA Khurram Sher Zaman speaks to the media in Karachi. Photo: File PTI MPA Khurram Sher Zaman hits out after CM Murad’s press conference.  Zaman alleges funds meant for Sindh from NFC award being siphoned off to Canada, Dubai.  Maintenance of law and order, cleanliness responsibility of Sindh govt, says Zaman.  KARACHI: PTI […]

FM Qureshi, Lavrov stress on importance of stronger Pak-Russia ties

[ad_1] Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov with Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi. Photo: File FM Qureshi lauds Russia’s decision to lift rice import ban on Pakistan.  Qureshi says Lavrov’s visit to Pakistan strengthened ties between both countries.  Reminds Lavrov of early delivery of 5mn Sputnik V vaccine doses. ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on […]

Aeronautical engineer who studied in China ends up selling juice in Pakistan

[ad_1] When Abdul Malik went to China to obtain a degree in aeronautical engineering, he had high hopes. Little, however, did he know that he would have to end up selling juice upon his return to Pakistan owing to a lack of employment opportunities.  Hailing from Karachi, Abdul Malik had his schooling from the United […]

Peace in Afghanistan a shared responsibility; Pakistan should not be blamed for mistakes: FM Qureshi

[ad_1] Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi. Photo: APP. FM Shah Mahmood Qureshi says Pakistan is committed to helping the Afghans rebuild their country. Says Peace in Afghanistan is a shared responsibility and no failure or mistake should be blamed on Pakistan. Says the conflict of Afghanistan was political in nature and Pakistan was also advocating for […]

Only surviving son of Pakistan’s first president Iskandar Mirza passes away in US

[ad_1] File photo of Humayun Mirza. Courtesy The Doon School. Humayun Mirza passes away on Sunday in Washington. A highly accomplished man, Humayun Mirza, moved to US where he earned his MBA from Harvard. He wrote two books, “From Plassey to Pakistan: The Family History of Iskander Mirza” and “Son of a President and Heir to […]

Gujranwala man brutally beats wife for spending money without permission

[ad_1] Illustration. Files The couple’s children and a maid witnessed the incident, according to police. The accused, identified as Usman Arshad, has been arrested and a case has been registered against him for domestic violence.   The incident took place on June 10 in Gujranwala’s DC Colony area. GUJRANWALA: A man brutally beat his wife […]

Sindh schools can resume classes 6-8 from tomorrow: Saeed Ghani

[ad_1] File photo KARACHI: Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani on Monday said that the Provincial Task Force on Coronavirus has decided to allow in-person learning at schools for classes 6-8 from Tuesday. The education minister said the government has okayed to start classes with 50% attendance after reviewing the latest situation of the pandemic. The […]