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A five-day Hajj registration deadline for expatriates residing in Saudi Arabia ended on Friday as the kingdom is bracing for holding a limited pilgrimage due to fears of the new coronavirus. Saudi Arabia has announced that 70 percent of this year’s pilgrims will be expatriate residents while the remaining 30 per cent will be Saudis. The maximum number of participating pilgrims has been set at 10,000 to ensure a safe Hajj for all. The expatriates wishing...

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PIA to suffer losses of Rs33b amid flight ban over pilots issue

KARACHI : Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has suffered losses of billions of rupees due to suspension of its flight operations to Europe, United Kingdom (UK) and United States (US) over pilots scandal.   The decision to suspend flight operations of the national flag carrier by the United States, the UK and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) came after it emerged...

Media, religious scholars to play role to promote breastfeeding, population control: President

ISLAMABAD : President Dr Arif Alvi Saturday advised the religious scholars and media to play their role to promote breastfeeding as the most natural practice to prevent unwanted pregnancies and thus protecting mothers from malnutrition and the country from economic stress. “Rampant...

Uzair Baloch seeks his transfer to Central Jail Karachi

KARACHI : Lyari gang war kingpin Uzair Baloch on Saturday filed petition in Anti-Terrorism Court seeking his transfer from Mitharam Hostel to Central Jail Karachi. The ATC today conducted murder hearing of two Rangers personnel against Uzair Baloch. The...

Asad Umar promises end to unscheduled load-shedding in Karachi

KARACHI : Unscheduled power outages by K-Electric will come to an end from tomorrow onward, Federal Minister for Planning, Development, Reforms and Special Initiatives Asad Umar promised Saturday. Addressing a press conference today, the Planning Minister said that...

IHC asks ministry to decide on Cynthia Ritchie visa extension by 15th

ISLAMABAD : The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Friday directed the Ministry of Interior to decide upon US blogger Cynthia D Ritchie’s stay in Pakistan and the extension of her visa until July 15 and then inform the court. The IHC was hearing a petition seeking deportation of Cynthia Ritchie as per the law. Chief Justice IHC Athar Minullah conducted the proceedings. The petition is filed by a supporter of...

CTF playing crucial role in making federal capital security foolproof: IGP

ISLAMABAD : Inspector General of Police Muhammad Aamir Zulfiqar Khan on Saturday said that Counter Ter getrorism Force (CTF) has crucial role in making the federal capital security foolproof. “We have pride on CTF and the force has the best capability to fight terrorists in effective way”...

Murree to get parking plaza with capacity of 4,000 vehicles: Minister

LAHORE : Minister for Housing and Urban Development Punjab, Mian Mehmood-ur-Rasheed has said that a parking plaza will be constructed in Murree with the parking capacity of 4,000 vehicles. He stated this while presiding over a meeting of Murree Improvement...

Gov release Rs 1.551 billion to HEC for Afghan students

ISLAMABAD : Prime Minister’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, Ambassador (R) Muhammad Sadiq said that government of Pakistan has released RS 1.551 billion to Higher Education Commission to meet expenses of Afgan students who are currently studying...

291 Afghan security personnel martyr, 550 wounded in the last week of Taliban attacks

KARACHI : The Office of the National Security Council confirmed that last week was one of the deadliest weeks for the Afghan forces in the past 19 years during which at least 291 security...

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Pregnant elephant dies in India after being fed pineapple stuffed with crackers

(Web Desk) – A pregnant elephant died last week after locals allegedly fed her a pineapple stuffed with crackers in Indian state Kerala’s Malappuram district. The incident took place on May 27. Forest officials said the elephant died standing in the river Velliyar after it suffered an injury in its lower jaw. “First, we observed this animal on...

America’s rivals return fire on human rights after U.S. protests

BEIJING/WASHINGTON/DUBAI (Reuters) – U.S. unrest over the death of a black man in police custody has reversed the usual tide of diplomacy over human rights, as nations stung by American criticism over the years return fire, accusing...

India approves emergency use of remdesivir to treat COVID-19 patients

BENGALURU (Reuters) – India’s government said on Tuesday it has approved Gilead Sciences Inc’s antiviral drug remdesivir for emergency use for five doses in treating COVID-19 patients. Remdesivir, which is administered intravenously...

FM Qureshi phones British counterpart, conveys well wishes well for Prince Charles

FM Qureshi phones British counterpart, conveys well wishes well for Prince Charles   ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Saturday telephoned British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Dominic...

What is the reason behind airing Indian content on TV Channels despite SC ban?

Patriot Report Airing the Indian content is banned in Pakistan but despite the said banned the Indian content is being aired on cable TV channels sans any check or scrutiny. PEMRA was supposed to...

PEMRA! You people still allow airing the Indian content?

 By Asif Mehmood While watching my TV set on EID holidays, I found myself grappled with many troubling questions; Is PEMRA literally forwarding an antithesis to the Imran Khan’s policy on cultural...

Aurat March: Need to focus on self-reformation

(Rafay Khan Niazi) Let me make it clear absolutely that I neither support Marvi Sirmed nor Khalil-u-Rehman Qamar. The Aurat March has given the impression that it was a show of Aurat vs Aurat fight. An...

Let’s support PM’s drive against adulteration

Sardar Khan Niazi Nation welcomes Prime Minister Imran Khan’s announcement that adulteration of food items will not be tolerated at any cost and directed officials to form a National Action Plan...

Supply chain management and productivity in Pakistan’s business

By Muhammad HamzaAfzal Supply chain management is the mechanism of providing the raw materials an enterprise needs to manufacture products and deliver those products to customers. Supply chain management is the demanding challenge for the Asian traders who are trying to come together with the global...

Supply Chain and its potential in Pakistan’s market

by Muhammad Saad Ahmed Saeed Supply chain a process which is undertaken by the management to transform raw material to finished goods from the producer to the end consumer, this whole chain of activities in between in known as supply chain. The process basically deals with the logistics, production,...

Team Pakistan’s road to Formula Student Germany

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...

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