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The government has suspended mobile internet services in several cities of the country, including Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad, on account of the ongoing operation...

Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad face internet outage amid operation against TLP

The government has suspended mobile internet services in several cities of the country, including Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad, on account of the ongoing operation against the banned religious party Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP). Sources in the Telecom Industry said that the decision of suspending cellular phone services was taken on the directives of the federal government and other...

Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad face internet outage amid operation against TLP

The government has suspended mobile internet services in several cities of the country, including Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad, on account of the ongoing operation against the banned religious party Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP). Sources in the Telecom Industry said that the decision of suspending cellular phone services was taken on the directives of the federal government and other law enforcement...

Petrol prices down by Rs1.79 per litre to Rs108.56: Finance Ministry

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Petrol prices will go down by Rs1.79 to Rs108.56 per litre from tomorrow, the Finance Ministry has announced. High-speed diesel will be cheaper by Rs2.32 to Rs110.79. Kerosene price will...

Govt told IMF people will start using solar energy in case of power tariff hike: Tabish Gauhar

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The government has postponed a hike in power tariffs fearing it will push people towards alternative energy resources, particularly solar energy. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Power Tabish...

Govt will provide 70,000 scholarship annually for five years, says PM

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan launched the Rehmatul-Lil Alameen scholarship programme for intermediate and undergraduate students in Islamabad on Thursday. Speaking on the occasion, the PM said the scholarship will...
SARGODHA: Prime Minister Imran Khan said that sugar mill owners benefitted from the surge in sugar prices in the country at the expense of the masses by increasing the rates. The comments came while talking to the media in Sardogha. The premier also commented on the issue of Jahangir Tareen's hearings saying, "I am ready to listen to everyone's reservations, but there is one thing they should understand; sugar prices increased by Rs26 in a year or so." An increase of Rs26 per kg in sugar prices translates into Rs120-130 billion, and this huge sum of money went from the citizens' pockets to the sugar mills, PM Imran Khan said. "It is obvious: the government has to work in the best interests of the people and we've asked the FIA (Federal Investigation Agency) to probe the matter. During the investigation, several horrific things were revealed to us." The premier said he was ready to speak to those who had reservations against the proceedings, but stressed that the government would uphold the law — the same law that is applicable to everyone. PM Imran Khan said the "elite and the powerful are the actual menaces behind the country's downfall. If you combine the amount of...

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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...

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Pakistan’s healthcare system to soon witness ‘major revolution,’ says PM Imran

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Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that Pakistan's healthcare system will soon witness a "major...

PM Imran underscores importance of CPEC in meeting with Chinese ambassador

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The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is of transformational significance to Pakistan, Prime Minister Imran Khan...

Pakistan supports responsible troop withdrawal from Afghanistan: FO

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Pakistan believes it is important that the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan coincides with...

Business

Petrol prices down by Rs1.79 per litre to Rs108.56: Finance Ministry

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Petrol prices will go down by Rs1.79 to Rs108.56 per litre from tomorrow, the Finance...

SECP launches e-service for ultimate beneficial ownership declaration

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KARACHI: The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has launched a facility for the...

KSE-100 loses 81 points, falls from 44,500 mark

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KARACHI: Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) despite opening in positive fell under a bearish spell because...

World

Not withdrawing US troops immediately violates Doha agreement: Afghan Taliban respond to Biden

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The Afghan Taliban have said that the United States (US) administration's decision to withdraw all...

Fourth night of protest in Minneapolis despite police officer’s arrest

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Protests continued for fourth successive night against the killing of a black youth, 20-year-old Daunte...

Protesting medical worker killed, several injured in Myanmar

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A man has been reported killed and several injured after Myanmar forces opened fire on...

Technology

CAA launches an app that locates foreign passengers coming to Pakistan

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The Pakistan Civil Aviation authority (CAA) has introduced a new measure under which it will...

Alibaba shares sore by 6 per cent after China slaps $2.78bn penalty

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Alibaba's shares soared by 6% Monday as the e-commerce titan reassured investors that a record...

China hits Alibaba with record $2.78bn fine for market abuses

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SHANGHAI: Chinese regulators hit e-commerce giant Alibaba with a record 18.2 billion yuan ($2.78 billion)...

Sports

Muhammad Rizwan named among ‘Wisden five cricketers of the year in 2021’

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Pakistan's Muhammad Rizwan has been rewarded for his brilliant performances in England in 2020 and...

Babar Azam, Muhammad Rizwan thrash South Africa to go 2-1 up in series

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It was Babar-Rizwan show at Centurion as the duo helped Pakistan register a resounding win...

Heath Streak banned for eight years after breaching ICC’s anti-corruption code

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Former Zimbabwe captain and coach Heath Streak has been banned from all cricket for eight...

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...

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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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