Today's Editorial

On the occasion of 141st birth anniversary of Allama Muhammad Iqbal, Prime Minister Imran Khan and President Dr. Arif Alvi in their messages urged the need to understand the message of Allama Muhammad Iqbal, a great philosopher and poet of the East, to tackle the multifaceted challenges faced by the country. President said while the spirit of Islam and its message is being distorted by religious extremists and zealots, the need to understand his message...

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Anti-encroachment drive continues for seventh day in Karachi

KARACHI:  An anti-encroachment drive in the metropolis’ Saddar area entered its seventh day here on Sunday. During the operation, shops located in the bird market, cloth market and dried fruit market were removed using heavy machinery. Director Anti-Encroachment Cell of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation, Bashar Siddiqui, has said that more than 900 shops have been razed in Saddar during the...

FIA launches search operation against 726 MQM workers

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Sunday has launched operation against 726 Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) workers allegedly involved in money laundering. According to details, at least 726 MQM members are accused of depositing an amount of Rs 1 billion in Khidmat-e-Khalq...

Chief commercial officer of PIA resigns

KARACHI: Chief Commercial Officer of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Bilal Munir Sheikh has resigned from his post. “Appointed in the tenure of Musharraf Rasool, the former Chief executive officer (CEO) of PIA, Mr. Bilal has tendered his resignation stating...

Govt gave NRO to clerics who used derogatory language: Zardari

KHAIRPUR: Former president Asif Ali Zardari here on Thursday said a National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) was given to clerics who used derogatory language. The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman while speaking to the Media in Khairpur responded to a question...

Two children die after consuming unhygienic food at Karachi restaurant

KARACHI: Two children lost their lives here on Sunday afternoon after consuming substandard food at a restaurant in the city’s Zamzama area.   According to SSP South, a couple and their two children had consumed food from the restaurant last night and latter also purchased candies from a stall at a children’s playland in Defence. The distressed mother has also been admitted to...

Saad Rafique pens letter to NAB chairman, accuses Lahore DG of being biased

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khawaja Saad Rafique, in a letter written to National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal on Sunday, said the bureau’s Lahore director general, Saleem Shahzad had become a party against him. Conveying his reservations,...

Supreme Court to hear Fake Bank Accounts case on Nov 12

KARACHI: The Chief Justice of Pakistan has fixed hearing of the fake bank accounts case on November 12 (Monday).  A bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar will hear the case. The court has issued notices to Director General FIA, Advocate...

Shehbaz urges govt, opposition to refrain from using foul language

ISLAMABAD: Opposition leader in National Assembly (NA) Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday termed government and opposition part and parcel of a democratic system. He made these remarks in his address to NA. Shehbaz warned of grave consequences if system is halted. “Foul language...

UK refuses asylum for Aasia Bibi

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LONDON: Britain has rejected an appeal for asylum from Aasia Bibi, the Pakistani Christian acquitted of blasphemy by the Supreme Court of Pakistan last week. The British government said allowing Bibi to...

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U.S voters poised to elect two Muslim women to Congress

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CHICAGO: US voters are poised to elect two Muslim women to Congress in the midterm election next week, marking a historic first even as anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant rhetoric has been on the rise. Ilhan Omar, a Somali refugee, is all but certain to be elected to the US House of Representatives in a heavily-Democratic district in the Midwestern state of...

Turkey vows to reveal ‘naked truth’ over Khashoggi death

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday vowed to reveal within days the “naked truth” over the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as Riyadh said it did not know the whereabouts of his body and that Crown...

Saudi explanation of Khashoggi killing ‘not enough’, Mnuchin says

JERUSALEM/RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s explanation of the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was a “good first step but not enough”, the U.S. Treasury secretary said on Sunday, adding it was premature to discuss any sanctions against...

Terrorism and legitimate freedom struggle should be differentiated: Lodhi

NEW YORK: Pakistan’s envoy to the United Nations, Maleeha Lodhi said that the international consensus against terrorism should not be manipulated to justify the suppression of people struggling for the right to self-determination. Speaking...

Let’s pay tributes to our heroes

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By Sardar Khan Niazi Every year we celebrate 6th September, Defense Day of Pakistan, with gun-salutes and prayer ceremonies across the country in memory of our brave soldiers who laid their lives defending...

Remembering National Heroes

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( Lt Gen Retd Amjad Shoaib) We are celebrating defence of Pakistan day in remembering of the event of 6th September 1965, when India invaded Pakistan and their Chief of Army Staff hoped to capture Lahore...

JF-17 THUNDER, A GIFT BY PAF TO THE NATION

(Air Marshal Retd Shahid Latif ) Pakistan Air Force has always endeavoured to meet the national expectations on guarding the aerial frontiers of our beloved homeland. In order to shoulder this sacred responsibility...

A symbol of struggle and success

(Sardar Khan Niazi) After a long continues struggle of 22years, Imran Khan has become Prime Minister of Pakistan. He built his party from dried stalks of grain which is now as strong as long deep-rooted...

Team Pakistan’s road to Formula Student Germany

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By Rija Zafar When we talk about a platform to strengthen and embellish technical skills, and develop innovation in young engineers, one which is bound to cross our minds is Formula Student (FS). Formula...

The magic of cleanliness | Short Story

By Zeenat Iqbal Hakimjee Twenty kilometers west of the bounty road a small lane wound its way to a small castle. The castle looked like it was built for a prince and princess to stay in. The sky seemed to hug the earth there. The cheerful sun smiled and beamed on the earth and the flowers opened up...

Drug abuse in educational institutions

By Rameez Ali Mahesar The trend of drug addiction in Pakistan is briskly flourishing among people at alarming rate. The statistics have shown Pakistan on the rise in term of people fallen prey to this...

Discrimination against women

A lot of questions arise in our mind when we think of discrimination against women. Are there no issues relating to women discrimination? Do women not face any problems on the basis of their gender? Are...

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