Evacuation of Pakistanis in China against larger interest of country, says Dr Zafar Mirza

The government has decided not to repatriate Pakistani citizens stranded in China in accordance with the recommendations of the World Health Organisation, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza announced on Thursday. “We believe that right now, it is in the interest of our loved ones in China [to stay there]. It […]

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

Supreme Court Bar Association seeks changes in accountability law to curb misuse of power

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) on Wednesday emphasised the need for legislative changes in the National Accountability Ordinance (NAO) as well as improved training modules of NAB officials to curb misuse of power by the anti-graft watchdog. “The dignity and credibility of an institution which is responsible for accountability in the country should […]

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

Hospitals in Battagram and Shangla set up coronavirus isolation wards

BATTAGRAM/SHANGLA: The administrations of Battagram and Shangla districts have established isolation wards in hospitals as a precautionary measure against the possible spread of coronavirus, which has originated in the city of Wuhan in the central Chinese province of Hubei. The precautionary steps were taken on the directives of provincial health department in the two districts, […]

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

2 soldiers martyred during operation on terrorist hideout in North Waziristan: ISPR

Two Pakistan Army soldiers were martyred on Thursday during an intelligence-based operation (IBO) on a terrorist hideout in Dattakhel, North Waziristan, according to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). “Five terrorists were killed during the exchange of fire,” the statement added. The martyred soldiers were identified as Sepoys Muhammad Shamim and Asad […]

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

SHC suspends notifications for sending DIG, SSP to federal govt

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Wednesday set aside the notifications of the provincial authorities to surrender the services of a deputy inspector general (DIG) and a senior superintendent of police (SSP) to the federal government. The two-judge SHC bench headed by Justice Mohammad Ali Mazhar ruled that no decision to surrender the services of […]

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

Teachers, staff threaten protest over selection of VC for KU today

KARACHI: As the chief minister is set to appoint a vice chancellor at Karachi University (KU), the Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association (Fapuasa), Sindh chapter, announced on Wednesday that a ‘black day’ would be observed at public sector universities on Thursday (today) to register their protest against the government for “making a […]

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

Punjab University student picked up by ‘unidentified men’ in Lahore returns home

A Punjab University MPhil student who was allegedly picked up by “unidentified men” in Lahore early on Thursday morning has returned home, his family said. Mohsin Abdali, who is completing his MPhil in Agricultural Sciences at the university, was allegedly abducted by unidentified men from his residence in Lahore. An initial report of the incident, […]

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

$15 million ADB loan to help urban development planning in Punjab

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will help the Punjab government to design comprehensive investment and public service delivery plans in preparation for upcoming urban development projects in seven districts of the province. The $15 million loan for ‘Punjab Urban Development Projects’ announced by the ADB on Thursday will finance the preparation of comprehensive master plans […]

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE