More than 150 huts destroyed in Teen Hatti fire in Karachi

KARACHI: At least 150 huts were destroyed when a huge fire erupted in the Teen Hatti area on Tuesday night that was put out early on Wednesday morning after hectic efforts lasting for several hours, officials said. A fire brigade official said that the fire broke out in the huts located under the Teen Hatti […]

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Senate panel to take up seven bills tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Law and Justice is set to take up a number of key legislations on Friday. The meeting of the committee headed by Javed Abbasi of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz will discuss two constitution amendment bills moved by the Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) and five bills already introduced by the government through […]

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Pakistan successfully conducts surface-to-surface training launch of missile Ghaznavi

Pakistan on Thursday conducted a successful training launch of surface to surface ballistic missile (SSBM) Ghaznavi, a press release from Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). According to the press release, this launch was carried out as part of a training exercise of Army Strategic Forces Command “aimed at rehearsing operational readiness procedures during day and night.” […]

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Islamabad cops don body cams to ‘keep all parties honest’

The Islamabad Police on Thursday formally installed body cameras in uniforms of personnel performing duties at different check posts to promote friendly policing in the city. Body worn cameras, or body cams, are a part of policing equipment in many developed countries. They are used to record events involving police or law enforcement officials, worn […]

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Pakistan rejects US claims regarding CPEC financing

Pakistan has rejected US diplomat Alice Wells’ claims that the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is financed solely through loans or non-concessional financing with sovereign guarantees. During the weekly media briefing on Thursday, Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui sought to set the record straight about a growing impression that Pakistan’s economy is under tremendous burden […]

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No Pakistan-India conflict imminent but international powers ‘must act’, says PM Imran

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said that although Pakistan and India are currently not close to engaging in an all-out conflict, international powers including the United Nations and United States “must act” to prevent tensions between the two nuclear-armed countries from reaching a point of no return. Speaking during an interview with the International […]

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Cold wave likely to persist in most parts of the country: Met Office

Cold weather is likely to persist in most parts of the country as the mercury dropped to as low as -15 degrees Celsius in the northern areas due to heavy snowfall, said the meteorological department on Wednesday. According to Radio Pakistan, scattered rain and snowfall is expected in isolated areas in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Azad Kashmir and […]

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Health ministry issues alert on coronavirus as death toll rises to 9 in China

The Ministry of National Health Services (NHS), Regulations and Coordination on Wednesday alerted the Disease Surveillance Division and Central Health Establishment to the possible spread of coronavirus in Pakistan. China — where the virus originated from— has confirmed 473 cases of coronavirus, the People Daily newspaper said today. The death toll remained at nine, the paper said. […]

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Defence ministry agrees to conditional release of lawyer detained on espionage charge

The defence ministry on Wednesday assured the Supreme Court that Advocate Inamur Rahim — a retired colonel who was picked up by a security agency from his home in Rawalpindi on Dec 17, 2019 — will be released if certain condition are met. The assurance was given during a hearing of a petition filed by […]

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President Trump to visit Pakistan ‘soon’, says FM Qureshi

In his meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan in Davos, United States President Donald Trump assured he would visit Pakistan soon, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said on Wednesday. Qureshi said several “important issues” were discussed in the hour-long “productive” meeting between Trump and Prime Minister Imran. The foreign minister said he was also present […]

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