Murad asks KU lab officials to expedite DNA tests of plane crash victims

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Thursday visited the Sindh Forensic DNA and Serology Laboratory in the Karachi University and asked the lab management to expedite the DNA tests of the passengers that died in the plane crash on May 22. “The family members of the passengers [that] died in the plane […]

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SHC to hear urgent petition about air crashes today

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Thursday allowed an application seeking urgent hearing of a petition about various incidents of air crashes and fixed it for hearing on Friday (today). The petitioner filed an application for urgent hearing of his petition filed in 2016 and also informed the bench that the A320 aircraft of Pakistan […]

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PPP wants action plan to avert famine threat

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has called upon the government to come up with an action plan to effectively check the threat of famine in the country posed by locusts. “Farmers across Pakistan are suffering the worst plague of locusts in recent history which will cause a loss of Rs600 billion to Pakistani economy,” […]

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PPP moves FIA against blogger Cynthia Ritchie for ‘slanderous’ tweet on Benazir

PPP has filed a complaint with the Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) cybercrime wing against Cynthia D Ritchie, a blogger from the US who has based herself in Pakistan, for “hateful comments and slander” against former prime minister Benazir Bhutto. PPP Islamabad President Advocate Shakeel Abbasi filed the application on Thursday against Ritchie for posting on Twitter “very […]

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No immediate plan to go for stricter lockdown: govt

ISLAMABAD: As the country registered thousands of new Covid-19 patients and witnessed many deaths from the virus on Thursday, the government expressed “satisfaction” over the situation in hospitals, saying it has no immediate plan to go for a stricter lockdown. Talking to Dawn after attending a meeting presided over by Prime Minister Imran Khan to […]

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Pakistan Army downs another Indian spy quadcopter in AJK

Pakistan Army troops shot down an Indian spy drone close to the restive Line of Control (LoC) in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), the military’s media wing said on Wednesday. According to a tweet by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the Indian quadcopter was shot down in Rakhchikri sector along the LoC. “The quadcopter had […]

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Cockpit voice recorder of crashed PIA plane yet to be found

ISLAMABAD / LAHORE: Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan said on Tuesday that the black box of Airbus 320 that crashed in Karachi had been found within 24 hours, but efforts were under way to recover the cockpit voice recorder. The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) passenger plane, with 99 people on board, crashed in Model Colony […]

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Two policemen shot dead in Islamabad

Two policemen were killed on Tuesday night after unidentified gunmen opened fire on them in the Chowrangi No. 26 area of Turnol in Islamabad. The policemen were identified as Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Mohsin Zafar and Head Constable Sajjad. According to the initial police investigation, two gunmen were involved in the attack and they opened fire […]

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Survey report finds 20 houses, 24 vehicles damaged in PIA plane crash

KARACHI: The city administration finalised a list of the loss of property caused by the May 22 plane crash in the Jinnah Garden area of Model Colony, finding 18 houses partially damaged and two completely damaged as the federal government on Tuesday vowed to bear all financial burden of the compensation to the affected families. A […]

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Major Peshawar hospital refusing new virus patients after reaching full capacity

Hospitals in Peshawar are dealing with an influx of coronavirus patients which has left some health facilities in the province struggling to provide them and others with medical treatment, it emerged on Wednesday. As of May 26, the province has reported a total of 8,259 cases and 416 deaths, which is the highest death toll […]

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