Pakistan Army continues rescue and relief operation after flooding wreaks havoc in Dadu

The Pakistan Army, along with the civil administration and private rescue services, on Sunday continued rescue and relief operations in various parts of Sindh’s Dadu district after the most recent monsoon spell in the province breached the flood protection bund of Nai Gaj Dam. In a statement, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said: “Pakistan Army troops […]

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Pakistan to appeal against EU air agency restrictions

RAWALPINDI: Federal Minister for Aviation Ghu­lam Sarwar has announced that Pakistan will appeal against the restrictions of European Union Air Safety Agency (EASA). “We will solve the safety issues raised by EASA and we had two months to app­eal against the restrictions. PIA planes will fly in the Eur­opean countries soon,” said the minister while […]

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‘This is just the beginning’: PM Imran launches country’s largest plantation campaign on Tiger Force Day

Prime Minister Imran Khan launched the country’s largest tree plantation campaign on Sunday with the aim of planting 3.5 million saplings in the country in a single day. Addressing a ceremony in Islamabad, the premier began his address by thanking all those who had participated in today’s campaign. He stated that Pakistan was among the […]

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NCOC asks provinces to prepare guidelines for tourism

ISLAMABAD: With active Covid-19 cases falling below 18,000 in the country, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Saturday directed the provinces to prepare guidelines to manage tourism so that a resurgence of cases does not occur. The centre pointed out violations of the standard operating procedures (SOPs) at almost all tourist destinations, saying […]

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NAB chief asked to resign in wake of SC verdict, HRW report

ISLAMABAD: Continuing their onslaught on the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), the country’s major opposition parties — the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) — have asked NAB chairman retired Justice Javed Iqbal to step down after recent observations of superior courts regarding its functioning and appointments in the bureau and the […]

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US report explores options for Pakistan-India talks

WASHINGTON: The Indian government’s insistence on Kashmir being a purely domestic issue is “a fiction maintained only by a large security presence”, says a report released by the US Institute of Peace. The report by the Washington-based think tank, which is funded by the US Congress, argues that New Delhi’s claim will “be sorely tested by the […]

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PML-N quizzes govt over funding for ambitious Ravi project

LAHORE: The opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has asked the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government to explain how it will generate huge funds for the ambitious Rs5 trillion Ravi urban development project, which, according to it, was dropped by the Shahbaz Sharif administration considering it economically unviable. “The PML-N’s Punjab government in 2013-14 had started the process […]

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Imran launches Rs5tr Ravi City project

LAHORE: Prime Minister Imran Khan has again asked the civil and police bureaucracy to improve governance and root out corruption as it is damaging the country’s economy beyond repair. “Corruption begins from elite segment of a society,” he said while speaking to the civil and police bureaucracy at the CM secretariat through video link. Reiterating […]

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Man kills sister for ‘honour’ in Karachi’s Clifton area

A man shot and killed his sister for “honour” in the Clifton area of Karachi on Saturday, police officials said. They said the suspect, Hasnain Qamar, shot his 19-year-old sister, Noorul Huda Shah, in the city’s Marine Drive area, located in Clifton Block 2. The girl was shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC), […]

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IHC stays new membership of navy sailing club

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday issued a stay order against new membership of the Navy Sailing Club and asked the naval authorities to file replies till Aug 19. IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah issued the restraining order while hearing a petition seeking contempt of court proceedings against Capital Development Authority (CDA) Chairman […]

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