Sunday, March 7, 2021

PML-N meeting today to finalise future course of action

After a hectic past week, the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) will devise its future plan in a meeting convened today. The agenda includes long march, planned for March 26, and a campaign against the government. Sources say 17 senior leaders will attend the meeting scheduled to be held at Fazal Chaudhry's residence in Islamabad. The meeting will review a no...

After a hectic past week, the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) will devise its future plan in a meeting convened today. The agenda includes...

PML-N meeting today to finalise future course of action

After a hectic past week, the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) will devise its future plan in a meeting convened today. The agenda includes long march, planned for March 26, and a campaign against the government. Sources say 17 senior leaders will attend the meeting scheduled to be held at Fazal Chaudhry's residence in Islamabad. The meeting will review a no...

Vaccination of citizens aged 60 and above to start from March 10: Asad Umar

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On Sunday, the Federal Minister for Planning and head of the National Command and Control Centre (NCOC) announced that vaccination for people above age 60 will start from March...

Pakistan records 1,780 new COVID-19 infections, 39 fatalities in a day

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In the last 24 hours, 1,780 people tested positive for COVID-19 in Pakistan while 39 lost their lives, according to the latest statistics released by the National Command and...

One dead, 40 injured as Karachi Express derails near Rohri

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On Saturday night, a passenger train derailed between Mando Dero and Sanghi railway stations, sending 9 rail cars off the track. Till now, one death has been reported while...

Interview: Faysal Bank to become a complete Islamic bank by the end of next year

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Faysal Bank recently launched an alternative to a credit card - the Noor card - in the process of transforming its banking operations from conventional banking to Islamic banking. The Correspondent spoke to the head of Islamic Banking of Faysal Bank, Muhammad Faisal Shaikh, to learn about this innovative new product and the future...

Exclusive: ‘Why are we being blamed when we have no positive cases?’ Javed Afridi hits back at critics

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Peshawar Zalmi's owner and CEO Javed Afridi hits back at the critics who have been at him for his bio-secure bubble breach when he met captain Wahab Riaz and head coach Darren Sammy. "There hasn't been a single positive case in the Peshawar Zalmi's camp so it is absurd to blame me or my team for the COVID-19 spread."...

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...

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Aqeel Karim Dhedhi and the AKD Group have termed a public notice issued in its name, in which allegations were leveled against Malik Riaz and Bharia BK-2, as a fake notice. Talking to The Correspondent Aqeel Karim Dhedhi said "It is a serious matter of cybercrime. We have clarified our position, and hope that the person behind it will be caught soon." A public notice issued by Ata-ur-Rehman & Co. - legal consultant of AKD Group - said "the general public is informed that neither Aqeel Karim Dhedhi nor the AKD Group or any other person or entity associated with Aqeel Karim Dhedhi or operating under the AKD Group has authorised, either expressly or otherwise, the authorship, production, publication or circulation of the public notice or warning.” The notice added that "law enforcement agencies should investigate and find the person behind the issue." The statement added that through this notice issued today the general public is informed that neither Mr. Aqeel Karim Dedhi nor the AKD Group nor any person or entity associated with Mr. Aqeel Karim Dedhi “endorses or affirms” in any manner or way the content of the notice issued against Mr. Malik Riaz and his project. A fake...

BUSINESS

Work initiated in second CPEC AIIC with Rs 53.6 billion investment

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ISLAMABAD: After the launch of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)'s first Rashakai Special Economic Zone...

President SITE association urges CM Sindh to construct SITE road immediately

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KARACHI: Despite the approval of funds for the uplifting of the infrastructure of SITE area...

Huawei delegation lauds digitalisation efforts of Ministry of IT

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Islamabad: President of Huawei Middle East Region, Mr Charles Yang called on the Minister for...

WORLD

No let-up in protests despite overnight arrests in Myanmar

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Thousands of people came out in Myanmar on Sunday after overnight arrests of leaders of...

US Senate passes $1.9 trillion COVID-19 plan after a 12-hour battle

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It took US Senate almost 12 hours on Saturday to pass President Joe Biden’s $1.9...

Khalilzad meets Taliban in Doha in bid to revive stalled peace process

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US special envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad met with the Taliban in Doha, said Taliban...

TECHNOLOGY

Huawei delegation lauds digitalisation efforts of Ministry of IT

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Islamabad: President of Huawei Middle East Region, Mr Charles Yang called on the Minister for...

WhatsApp launches ‘secure’ desktop calls

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WhatsApp has announced that private and secure one-to-one voice and video calls are now available...

Fly to the moon: Japanese billionaire wants 8 volunteers for SpaceX lunar flight

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Need a break from life on earth? Join Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa on a flight...

SPORTS

PCB names two member panel to probe bio-secure bubble breach

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Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has appointed distinguished infectious disease experts Dr Syed Faisal Mahmood and...

PCB medical chief Dr Sohail Saleem hands resignation to chairman Ehsan Mani

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Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) Medical and Sports Sciences head, Dr Sohail Saleem has resigned from...

Exclusive: PCB adamant to complete PSL, says Sami-ul-Hasan Burney

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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)'s prime focus is to resume the Pakistan Super League (PSL)...

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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Interview: Faysal Bank to become a complete Islamic bank by the end of next year

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...

Weekend Unwind

PCB names two member panel to probe bio-secure bubble breach

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has appointed distinguished infectious disease experts Dr Syed Faisal Mahmood and Dr Salma Muhammad Abbas as independent members of the...
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