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Reopening of educational institutes: Final decision will be taken with consensus on Sept 7: minister

  • ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood on Thursday said that the final decision regarding the reopening of educational institutes will be taken with consensus, in the Inter-Provincial Ministers Conference on September 7, after examining the incidence of Covid-19. He said this, while talking to media persons, after the National Command and Operation Center meeting […]

  • PTA approaches YouTube to immediately block vulgar content in Pakistan

    Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has demanded the video-sharing platform YouTube to immediately block vulgar, indecent, immoral, nude, and hate speech content for viewing in Pakistan. “PTA has done so keeping in view the extremely negative effects of indecent/immoral/nude content available on YouTube and to prevent repugnant discord due to the presence of hate speech and […]

  • Floods kill 23 in Karachi amid house collapses, power cuts

    KARACHI: Pakistan’s flooded financial capital of Karachi was plunged into chaos on Friday with power cuts, streets under water and cellphone outages caused by heavy rain as authorities said at least 23 people had been killed in downpours the previous day. Record torrential rainfall flooded major city streets and damaged homes and other buildings on […]

  • NAB reference on illegal recruitments in PIA adjourned

    The hearing of NAB reference regarding illegal recruitment in PIA in the accountability court was adjourned without any proceedings. The case was heard on Thursday by the accountability court judge Muhammad Bashir. PML-N leaders Sardar Mehtab Abbasi,Musharaf rasool and others have been nominated in the reference filed by the NAB. PML-N leader Sardar Mehtab Abbasi […]

  • PM likely to perform Umrah, meet Saudi leaders

    Prime Minister Imran Khan is likely to perform Umrah along with his wife. It is also expected that Prime Minister will also hold meetings with Saudi rulers. The sources said that PM Khan, during his expected meetings with KSA rulers, will take them into confidence about Islamabad’s ties with China, Turkey and Iran. Meanwhile, Saudi […]

  • Gen Bajwa, Bill Gates discuss resumption of polio campaign

    AWALPINDI – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Bill Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, spoke on telephone and discussed Pakistan’s COVID-19 response and resumption of polio campaign. According to a press release issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Directorate, Mr Gates conveyed appreciation for Pakistan Army for […]