Pakistan

  • Photo of Balochistan reports first case of Covid-19

    Balochistan reports first case of Covid-19

    Quetta: Pakistan’s Balochistan province has reported its first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus bringing the countrywide tally to 19. The new patient here is a 12-year-old boy who had…

  • Photo of Pakistan Air Force fighter jet crashes near Islamabad

    Pakistan Air Force fighter jet crashes near Islamabad

    Islamabad: An F-16 fighter jet belonging to the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) on Wednesday crashed near Shakarparian here during rehearsals for the March 23 parade, an air force spokesperson confirmed.…

  • Photo of 5 killed as avalanche hits Pak hill station

    5 killed as avalanche hits Pak hill station

    Islamabad: Five people were killed and seven injured when an avalanche hit a hill station in Pakistan’s Abbottabad district. The avalanche hit on Tuesday night reported the Xinhua news agency.…

  • Photo of 21 killed in Pak road accident

    21 killed in Pak road accident

    Islamabad: At least 21 people were killed while four others injured on Monday after a passenger van travelling from Rawalpindi to Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, fell into a river, police said. Gilgit-Baltistan government…

  • Photo of Pak Hindus cancel major Holi celebrations to protest Delhi riots

    Pak Hindus cancel major Holi celebrations to protest Delhi riots

    Karachi: Showing solidarity with Muslims who were persecuted in Delhi riots in India, Pakistani Hindu community celebrated Holi this year with sobriety. The representatives of the Hindu community in Pakistan…

  • Photo of FIR registered against JUIF leader for disturbing Aurat March

    FIR registered against JUIF leader for disturbing Aurat March

    Islamabad: Islamabad’s Koshar police have registered a First Information Report (FIR ) against Jamiat Ulema e-Islam (F) leader Maulana Abdul Majeed Hizravi and 11 other religious leaders for trying to…

  • Photo of Pakistan reports 7th COVID-19 case

    Pakistan reports 7th COVID-19 case

    Islamabad: Pakistan has reported the country’s seventh coronavirus case which was detected in Karachi. “This is the seventh case in Pakistan though one has already recovered and discharged, while another one…

  • Photo of Karachi building collapse toll rises to 27

    Karachi building collapse toll rises to 27

    Karachi: Rescue services have recovered eight more bodies from the rubble of a building that collapsed in Karachi last week, taking the death toll to 27. The residential building in Gulbahar…

  • Photo of Pakistan marks International Women’s Day with ‘Aurat March’

    Pakistan marks International Women’s Day with ‘Aurat March’

    Islamabad: Various cities across Pakistan marked International Women’s Day on Sunday with the ‘Aurat March’, with participants demanding basic rights for women in each field of life. The first Aurat March…

  • Photo of ‘Govt to give Pakistani cinema status of industry’

    ‘Govt to give Pakistani cinema status of industry’

    Islamabad: The Imran Khan government has announced that Pakistani cinema will be given the full-fledged status of an industry, a top official said. “To positively highlight Pakistan’s image in the…

  • Photo of Pak-Iran trade resumes after 13 days

    Pak-Iran trade resumes after 13 days

    Islamabad: Trade activities between Pakistan and Iran has resumed after a suspension of 13 days amid fears of the coronavirus outbreak that has sp far infected 5,823 and killed 145…

  • Photo of Islamabad HC dismisses plea seeking to stop Aurat March

    Islamabad HC dismisses plea seeking to stop Aurat March

    Islamabad: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has dismissed a petition seeking to restrict the Aurat March, which is scheduled to take place on the occasion of International Women’s Day on March…

  • Photo of JIT formed to probe Pakistan journo’s alleged murder

    JIT formed to probe Pakistan journo’s alleged murder

    Islamabad: The government in Pakistan’s Sindh province announced the constitution of a nine-member joint investigation team (JIT) to probe the alleged murder of journalist Aziz Memon, whose body was found…

  • Photo of 17 killed as heavy rain wreaks havoc in Pakistan

    17 killed as heavy rain wreaks havoc in Pakistan

    Islamabad: A fresh spell of heavy rain has wreaked havoc in Pakistan, killing at least 17 people, while injuring dozens others during the last 24 hours, rescue officials said on Saturday.…

  • Photo of Pak ranked least internet inclusive nation in South Asia

    Pak ranked least internet inclusive nation in South Asia

    Islamabad: Pakistan has been ranked 76th out of 100 countries on the inclusive internet index 2020 released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). In South Asia, Pakistan ranked the lowest, India…

  • Photo of Pakistan against India’s security role in Afghanistan

    Pakistan against India’s security role in Afghanistan

    Islamabad: Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Wednesday told the Senate that Pakistan neither desires “any security role of India in Afghanistan” nor wants presence of militant organisations – Al-Qaeda…

  • Photo of LHC verdict against Musharraf conviction challenged in SC

    LHC verdict against Musharraf conviction challenged in SC

    Lahore: The Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) has filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging the Lahore High Court (LHC) verdict which declared as unconstitutional the award of capital punishment to…

  • Photo of Pakistan reports 6th COVID-19 case

    Pakistan reports 6th COVID-19 case

    Islamabad: Pakistan’s sixth coronavirus (COVID-19) case was reported in Karachi, according to the Sindh health department. In a statement on Thursday, the Department said the 69-year-old patient has a travel historyto…

  • Photo of Karachi: 2 killed, several injured as building collapses

    Karachi: 2 killed, several injured as building collapses

    Karachi: At least two persons died and several others suffered injuries after a five-story residential building in Karachi’s Gulbahar collapsed on Thursday. One man and one woman were killed, reported…

  • Photo of Pakistan passes bill to allow child abduction trials in ATCs

    Pakistan passes bill to allow child abduction trials in ATCs

    Islamabad: The Pakistan Senate has passed a bill which will pave the way for conducting trials of child abduction cases in anti-terrorism courts (ATC) and also raise alert, response and recovery…

  • Photo of Imran Khan asked to apologise over ‘lies’ about Sharif’s health

    Imran Khan asked to apologise over ‘lies’ about Sharif’s health

    Islamabad: The opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has asked Prime Minister Imran Khan to issue an apology and resign for “blatantly lying” to the nation about former premier Nawaz Sharifs health…

  • Photo of EU to give Pakistan 13 mn euros grant

    EU to give Pakistan 13 mn euros grant

    Islamabad: The European Union (EU) under its Public Financial Management Support Programme is supporting Pakistan in improving fiscal policies and budget preparations with a grant of 13 million euros, the Ministry…

  • Photo of Pakistanis unhappy with Imran govt’s functioning: Survey

    Pakistanis unhappy with Imran govt’s functioning: Survey

    Islamabad: A survey conducted by the Pakistan unit of the international survey body Gallup has found that 66 percent of Pakistanis are not satisfied with the functioning of the Imran Khan-led…

  • Photo of Sindh CM calls for purchase of 5000 COVID-19 test kits

    Sindh CM calls for purchase of 5000 COVID-19 test kits

    Karachi: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has ordered his Cabinet officials to purchase 5,000 coronavirus test kits, following the confirmation of second coronavirus case in Karachi and surfacing…

  • Photo of Imran gives need-based undergraduate scholarships

    Imran gives need-based undergraduate scholarships

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan gave need-based scholarships to a batch of 50,000 undergraduate students under the “Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship Program”, offering them good educational opportunities. The educational programme was…

  • Photo of Court exempts Nawaz Sharif from personal appearance

    Court exempts Nawaz Sharif from personal appearance

    Lahore: An accountability court has again granted an exemption to former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from personal appearance in the court on medical grounds in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills…

  • Photo of Pakistan reports new coronavirus cases

    Pakistan reports new coronavirus cases

    Islamabad: Pakistan has confirmed two more cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of the infected people in the country to four, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Zafar…

  • Photo of Pak-Afghan border at Chaman to be closed amid coronavirus scare

    Pak-Afghan border at Chaman to be closed amid coronavirus scare

    Islamabad: Amid coronavirus outbreak, Pakistan will close its border with Afghanistan at Chaman from March 2. In a letter addressed to the Inspector General Frontier Corps Balochistan (North) Quetta, Pakistan’s…

  • Photo of Pak allows stranded citizens to return from Iran

    Pak allows stranded citizens to return from Iran

    Islamabad: Pakistani authorities have decided to open the Taftan border entry point temporarily to facilitate return of around 340 Pakistanis stranded in the Iran, where the number of coronavirus cases and…

  • Photo of 20 dead in Pakistan train-bus collision

    20 dead in Pakistan train-bus collision

    Islamabad: At least 20 people were killed and over 60 others injured when a passenger train collided with a bus Pakistan’s Sindh province, a senior police official said. The accident took…

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