Sunday, May 22, 2022

Police arrest Punjab Assembly official as speaker calls session ahead of schedule

A Punjab Assembly official was reportedly taken into custody by police on Sunday ahead of today's hurriedly called session. A spokesperson for the Punjab Assembly confirmed the arrest of Secretary Coordination Rai Mumtaz. In a statement, the spokesperson said that “police entered Rai Mumtaz's home by scaling the walls. Police also conducted a raid at the home of Punjab Assembly Secretary...

A Punjab Assembly official was reportedly taken into custody by police on Sunday ahead of today's hurriedly called session. A spokesperson for the Punjab Assembly...

Police arrest Punjab Assembly official as speaker calls session ahead of schedule

A Punjab Assembly official was reportedly taken into custody by police on Sunday ahead of today's hurriedly called session. A spokesperson for the Punjab Assembly confirmed the arrest of Secretary Coordination Rai Mumtaz. In a statement, the spokesperson said that “police entered Rai Mumtaz's home by scaling the walls. Police also conducted a raid at the home of Punjab Assembly Secretary...

Ex-Indian cricketer Sidhu surrenders to serve jail term in ‘road rage’ case after 34 years

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Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu surrendered before Patiala chief judicial magistrate (CJM) Amit Malhan on Friday to serve the prison term handed out to him by the Supreme Court...

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 the losses incurred due to last-minute abandoning of its scheduled tour last year citing...

IHC orders release of Shireen Mazari, directs govt to conduct judicial probe

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The Islamabad High Court (IHC) late Saturday ordered the immediate release of former human rights minister Shireen Mazari, who was arrested earlier in the day in a case related...

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

IHC orders release of Shireen Mazari, directs govt to conduct judicial probe

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The Islamabad High Court (IHC) late Saturday ordered the immediate release of former human rights...

Police arrest Punjab Assembly official as speaker calls session ahead of schedule

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A Punjab Assembly official was reportedly taken into custody by police on Sunday ahead of...

PTI leader Shireen Mazari dragged away by police

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Former human rights minister and PTI leader Shireen Mazari was "beaten and taken away by...

BUSINESS

FDI falls sharply in 10 months of current fiscal

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Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the first 10 months of 2021-22 went down 1.6 percent...

Pakistan’s debt swells to Rs53.5tr with addition of Rs23.7tr by PTI govt

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Pakistan’s total debt and liabilities soared to Rs53.5 trillion – an addition of Rs23.7 trillion...

Pak rupee keeps on losing against US dollar in outgoing week

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Ongoing storm of economic crisis where the country is left with only 1.54 months cover...

WORLD

Ex-Indian cricketer Sidhu surrenders to serve jail term in ‘road rage’ case after 34 years

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Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu surrendered before Patiala chief judicial magistrate (CJM) Amit Malhan on...

Russia advances in Ukraine’s Donbas as Mariupol steelworks siege ends

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Russia moved nearer to manage over Ukraine’s Donbas area, claiming victory in the months-long battle...

Kashmiris living in UK condemn Yasin Malik’s conviction by Indian court

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Kashmiri living in Britain on Friday said if seeking independence from the illegal military occupation...

SPORTS

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...

Azhar scores maiden double century in county cricket

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Former Pakistan captain Azhar Ali scored his maiden double century in county cricket while representing...
Ramiz Raja

Ramiz’s days in PCB numbered, says Rana Mashood

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For the first time after the new federal government was formed, Rana Mashood, a leading...

LIFESTYLE

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...

‘Joyland’ stars Sarwat, Sania head to Cannes

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Pakistan film and TV actors Sania Saeed and Sarwat Gilani join the cast of their...

Jury sees pictures of Heard’s swollen face

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Jurors in Johnny Depp's libel trial against his ex-wife, Amber Heard, saw photos on Monday...

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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