Iraq’s Mosul springs back to life 10 years after it fell to ISIS

It was the simple night-time act of watering flowers on his street in Mosul’s Old City that made Saqr Zakaria stop and think about just how safe this last bastion of Islamic State militants had become since it was liberated in 2017. “I thought for a second, ‘where am I?’” said Zakaria, who left the […]

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Explainer: From trade to climate, five takeaways from the EU election

The European Parliament took a shift to the right after a four-day election concluded on Sunday, with more Eurosceptic nationalists and fewer mainstream liberals and Greens. The parliament’s most important role is reviewing and approving new legislation and it generally comes up with amendments on which it and EU governments need to agree before EU […]

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Italy’s PM Meloni comes out on top in EU vote, strengthening her hand

Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni’s arch-conservative Brothers of Italy group won the most votes in the European parliamentary election over the weekend, results showed, boosting her standing both at home and abroad. With 96% of the ballots counted, Brothers of Italy won 28.8%of the vote, more than four times what it took in the last EU […]

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India’s heatwave longest ever, worse to come

India’s heatwave is the longest ever to hit the country, the government’s top weather expert said on Monday as he warned people will face increasingly oppressive temperatures. Parts of northern India have been gripped by a heatwave since mid-May, with temperatures soaring over 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit). “This has been the longest spell […]

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LHC’s Registrar Office accepts petition challenging Punjab Defamation Law 2024

The Lahore High Court’s Registrar Office declared the petition challenging the Punjab Defamation Law 2024 admissible and accepted the petition for hearing.  Earlier, LHC’S Registrar Office raised objections to the petition against the Punjab Defamation Law 2024. It accepted the plea after the petitioners removed the concerns.   The petition was filed in the LHC by journalist […]

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Sheikh Rashid demands Gen Asim Munir announce amnesty for May 9 riot detainees

Former interior minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed on Monday demanded that army chief Gen Asim Munir announce amnesty for all those languishing in jails in connection with the May 9 riots.  “People have suffered tremendously in May 9-related cases. All innocents must be granted amnesty,” the chief of the Awami Muslim League said while speaking to […]

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IHC orders federal government to pay 3m to father of missing person

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has ordered the federal government to pay 3 million to father of missing person, Haroon. IHC’s Justice Mian Gul Hassan Aurangzeb heard the case of recovery of missing person Haroon Muhammad disappeared from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa since last 15 years. Additional Attorney General Munawar Iqbal Duggal and petitioner’s counsel Iman Mazari […]

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In letter to PM, Gandapur expresses concern over exclusion of KP projects from PSDP

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Ali Amin Gandapur has written a letter to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif regarding the exclusion of 91 development projects of the province from the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP). In the letter, Gandapur stated that the Planning Committee’s decision was deeply disappointing, observing that the exclusion of 91 development projects from […]

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Punjab government issues gazette notification of controversial Defamation Law 2024

Punjab government has issued the gazette notification of Punjab Defamation Law 2024. The bill has been become law and applicable on every citizen in Punjab. Under the Punjab Defamation Law, the offender will pay fine of 3 million before trial. On evidence of accusation, social media account of offender will be blocked. Tribunals will be […]

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