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Govt wants to permanently resolve missing persons’ issue: Ahsan Iqbal

Federal Minister for Planning Ahsan Iqbal addressing a press conference at PTV HQ on August 30, 2022. — APP/FileKARACHI: The Minister for Planning Ahsan Iqbal on Sunday deemed the issue of missing persons a challenge for the state...

‘Revival of IMF program is not an end in itself,’ says PM Shahbaz

Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif. — AFP/FileISLAMABAD: As the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved the revival of Pakistan’s Extended Fund Facility (EFF) programme, saving the country from default, Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Tuesday said that though it was...

Sindh govt announces public holiday in Karachi, Hyderabad tomorrow due to heavy rain

Image showing motorcycles and a rickshaw on a flooded road of Karachi. — AFP/ FileKARACHI: The Government of Sindh on Sunday announced a public holiday in Karachi and Hyderabad tomorrow following heavy rainfall.Taking to Twitter, he wrote: "Due...

Railway fares to be slashed by 30% on three days of Eid: Saad Rafique

Adviser to Prime Minister on Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Qamar Zaman Kaira (L) and Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique addressing a press conference in Islamabad on July 6, 2022. — Screengrab/Hum NewsISLAMABAD: Ahead of Eid ul...

Eid 2022: Govt announces four-day holiday

A representative imageISLAMABAD: The federal government has announced a four-day holiday on account of Eid-ul-Fitr from May 2-5, according to a notification issued by the PM Office Tuesday.Sources said that a summary was moved seeking three holidays, however,...

Supreme Court not yet convinced to interfere in NA proceedings: CJP Bandial

Supreme Court of Pakistan. Photo: Supreme Court websiteISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial on Monday said Supreme Court has not yet been convinced to interfere in the proceedings of the National Assembly.The CJP's remarks came during the...

Petrol price may cross Rs150 mark for first time in Pakistan: sources

The government may increase petrol prices by up to Rs13 per litre from February 16. Photo: file KARACHI: For the first time in the history of Pakistan, petrol price is expected to exceed Rs150 per litre amid soaring prices...

Most Pakistanis have developed short-term immunity, says Dr Javed Akram

 Prof Dr Javed Akram. -File photoISLAMABAD: A prominent public health expert and member of the Scientific Task Force on COVID-19, Prof Dr Javed Akram has said that the sudden decrease in coronavirus cases in the country was due...

Pakistan logs over 3,900 new COVID-19 infections, 47 deaths in 24 hours

 Pakistan's coronavirus positivity rate stands at 7.1%. Photo: AFP ISLAMABAD: Pakistan recorded 3,914 new COVID-19 infections during the last 24 hours, taking the country’s overall caseload to 1,474,075, data from the National Command and Operation showed Thursday morning.The NCOC’s...

China highly appreciates PM Imran Khan attending opening ceremony of Winter Olympics

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian. — File/XinhuaBEIJING: China on Wednesday “highly” appreciated Prime Minister Imran Khan for attending the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics that has been boycotted by many countries.“We highly appreciate the...
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