Thursday, May 26, 2022

Imran gives six days to dissolve assemblies, announce schedule of elections

PTI Chairman Imran Khan gave six-day ultimatum to government to dissolve assemblies and announce schedule for general elections. Addressing the participants of the “Azadi March” at Jinnah Avenue, Islamabad, on Thursday morning he said it took him 30 hours to reach the capital from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. “The government has used every tactic to crush our Azadi March, they used teargas on...

PTI Chairman Imran Khan gave six-day ultimatum to government to dissolve assemblies and announce schedule for general elections. Addressing the participants of the “Azadi March”...

Imran gives six days to dissolve assemblies, announce schedule of elections

PTI Chairman Imran Khan gave six-day ultimatum to government to dissolve assemblies and announce schedule for general elections. Addressing the participants of the “Azadi March” at Jinnah Avenue, Islamabad, on Thursday morning he said it took him 30 hours to reach the capital from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. “The government has used every tactic to crush our Azadi March, they used teargas on...

UK minister sees ‘domestic factors’ in Pakistan’s political upheaval

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British Minister for Armed Forces James Heappey on Wed­nesday said Pakistan’s political uphea­val was because of domestic factors rather than some sinister foreign plot and looked relieved that there...

Yasin Malik is symbol of peace, says Ahsan Kamray

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Human Rights Activist Ahsan Kamray strongly condemned the life imprisonment of Kashmiri Leader Yasin Malik by Indian court on fake terrorism charges in dubious and motivated case. In a statement...

Four bombs kill 12 in Afghanistan

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Four bombs ripped through minibuses and a mosque in Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing 12 people, officials said. The number of bomb attacks has dropped across the country since the Taliban...

GOOD BYE 2020

A Year in Pictures

Top 10 memorable global events of 2020

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A tumultuous 2020 has finally passed, leaving the world with more bad memories than good ones. The year saw the spread of the coronavirus pandemic that is still killing people around the world. The World Health Organisation declared the outbreak of COVID-19 as a public health emergency of international...

Top 10 events that shaped Pakistan’s political landscape in 2020

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The year 2020 saw several events that were important in Pakistan's modern history. From the government's brilliant fight against COVID-19 to remaining in FATF's grey list lets look at the top 10 events that shaped Pakistan's political landscape in 2020. Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) The opposition parties of Pakistan came together...

Top 10 highlights from the sporting world in 2020

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Pakistan Super League comes home For the first time in the history of the tournament, the whole edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) was played in Pakistan. Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad and Multan were the four venues that hosted 34 matches. Each stadium saw full house as the cricket hungry...

Top 10 iconic New Year’s celebrations marred by coronavirus

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New Year's Eve is celebrated around the world with immense fervor and zeal, with several countries globally recognized as hubs for year end festivities. This year, however, has been completely unique. With coronavirus surging through the world, New year's eve revelry will be forcibly extinguished. Here's a breakdown of...

New CCPO Lahore vows to go after gangs and land mafia

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Interview: What is happening with the CanSinoBIO vaccine in Pakistan?

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State ministers and government officials have given conflicting dates for when the coronavirus vaccine will be available in Pakistan, with estimates ranging from as early as March to the first quarter of 2022. The Correspondent sat down with Professor Hasan Abbas Zaheer, the primary coordinator of the AJM Pharma and CanSinoBIO vaccine trials that are being conducted in Pakistan, to understand when Pakistanis can expect vaccines to be delivered. Established...

On the frontline: Public-dealing government officials work on without a vaccine plan

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The government’s COVID-19 vaccine roll-out plan—which prioritises immunising frontline healthcare workers and the elderly over the general populace—has found few critics. It is widely regarded as a reasonable policy as it protects those who have been continuing to perform their duties despite facing a high risk of infection, as...
ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) held a meeting on Tuesday, chaired by Mr Asad Umar and Lt Gen Hamood-uz-Zaman Khan. The meeting took a review of Mobility Control Measures being implemented across the country from 8th to 16th May 21.  Dr Faisal Sultan SAPM health also joined the session via video link. In the wake of ongoing restrictions imposed till 16 May 2021, Forum urged for greater national resolve by adhering to SOPs to reduce the spread of the pandemic. The forum urged the nation to stand united and firm to support these steps undertaken for the well being of the Pakistani people. Forum also approved the Guidelines for Eid ul Fitr prayers across the country; Eid prayers should be organized in open spaces with COVID-19 protocols. If compulsion to offer in masjid then windows and doors should be kept open for good ventilation. Furthermore, the guidelines instructed mosques and Eid-gahs to hold two-three Eid prayers at one venue with staggered timings to minimize the strength.  Efforts are also to be made to keep the sermon/khutba very brief in order to reduce the prayer timings exposure. Discourage sick, elderly and children under 15 years of age from attending prayers....

NATIONAL

UK minister sees ‘domestic factors’ in Pakistan’s political upheaval

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British Minister for Armed Forces James Heappey on Wed­nesday said Pakistan’s political uphea­val was because...

Yasin Malik is symbol of peace, says Ahsan Kamray

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Human Rights Activist Ahsan Kamray strongly condemned the life imprisonment of Kashmiri Leader Yasin Malik...

Supreme Court disposes of govt’s contempt plea against Imran

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The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday disposed of the federal government's contempt of court...

BUSINESS

Pakistan amounts highest $8bn remittances in July-Sept

Pak rupee depreciates further against US dollar

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The Pakistani rupee dropped to a historic low of Rs202 against the US dollar on...

Petroleum import bill doubles YoY in April: SBP

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The import bill of the petroleum group for the month of April 2022 ballooned by...

SBP hikes policy rate by 150 basis points to 13.75%

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The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Monday raised...

WORLD

Four bombs kill 12 in Afghanistan

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Four bombs ripped through minibuses and a mosque in Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing 12 people,...

Biden urges gun control after shooter kills 19 children

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“When in God’s name are we going to stand up to the gun lobby?” US...

Indian court gives life term to Kashmiri freedom fighter Yasin Malik life term

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An Indian court on Wednesday ordered life in jail for Kashmiri leader Yasin Malik for...

SPORTS

Pakistan outplay Indonesia in Asia Cup hockey

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Pakistan outplayed Indonesia 13-0 in their second pool match of the Asia Hockey Cup 2022...

PCB names 16 man squad for ODIs against West Indies

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Pakistan cricket selectors on Monday named the squad for the three ICC Men’s Cricket World...

New Zealand Cricket ‘compensates’ PCB for abandoned tour

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New Zealand Cricket (NZC) has reportedly paid “compensation” to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for...

LIFESTYLE

‘Doctor Strange’ sequel breaks $800m barrier at global box office

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Disney’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is defying mixed fan reception to deliver...

Arooj celebrates Hadiqa’s Time Square feature

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Grammy-winner Arooj Aftab is all praise for her fellow Pakistani female singers! The singer recently took...

Netflix releases trailer of show ‘Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area’

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OTT platform Netflix released the trailer of the upcoming show Money Heist: Korea – Joint...

IT exports could potentially increase to $10 billion annually: OICCI Digital Report

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KARACHI: The “OICCI Recommendations for Digital Economy” report was launched on January 18th, 2021, highlighting the shift required to capture digital transformation, happening both...

Why Pakistan may also consider to buy oil from Russia like our next door neighbour?

While every Pakistani condemn invasion of country, war, exploitation and human right violations by anyone geographically, they are also nervously looking at how they...

Why ‘National Integration’ is pivotal for Pakistan

Have you ever thought about what is national integration? Why is it needed? Why has it been stressed so much that citizens of a...

New provinces: Unfulfilled promises

Pakistan happens to be a federation with constitutionally mandated power-sharing arrangements between the state and provinces. Diversity in the country is such that countless...

What is happening with the CanSinoBIO vaccine in Pakistan?

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Bestselling Pakistani fiction in 2020

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With unprecedented amounts of time away from work, the global community found itself moving towards reading in an attempt to distract themselves from pressures...

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