Gold rate in Pakistan arrives at Rs122,750 per tola

KARACHI: Gold rates in Pakistan continued their rally for the 12th day straight on Friday, crossing the Rs122,000-a-tola mark to reach Rs122,750. Investors have continuously poured money into gold for days in a row now, boosting its demand, as confidence in other commodities, currencies, and stocks faltered due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to the All Sindh Sarafa and Jewellers...

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Centre gets two FATF-related bills passed through NA amid opposition protest

The government on Wednesday managed to get two Financial Action Task Force (FATF)-related bills passed by the National Assembly amidst a noisy protest by the opposition. The Anti-terrorism (Amendment) Bill, 2020 and the United Nations (Security Council) (Amendment) Bill, 2020 were both moved by Adviser to the Prime Minister on Parliamentary Affairs Babar Awan. The bills were passed amid sloganeering...

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PM Khan should declare three-day holiday for Eid ul Adha: Mufti Muneeb

Chairman of the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rahman, on Wednesday said that Prime Minister Imran Khan should declare a three-day holiday for Eid ul Adha as it is traditionally a three-day celebration. Last week, the federal government had announced a three-day holiday, from Friday, July 31 to Sunday, August 2, on account of Eid ul Adha. Addressing the press conference in...

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6PM Bulletin | 29-July-2020

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6PM Headline | 29-July-2020

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3PM Bulletin | 29-July-2020

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Umar Akmal’s suspension reduced to 18 months from 3 years

LAHORE: Batsman Umar Akmal’s three-year suspension, which was slapped on him by the Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) Disciplinary Panel for not reporting approaches by corrupt elements, has been reduced to 18 months. The PCB had imposed a three-year-ban on Akmal after he had violated the Article 2.4.4 of the PCB's code of conduct on two occasions. Speaking to the media...

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Coronavirus: Muslims begin downsized Hajj today amid pandemic

MAKKAH: As many as 10,000 Muslim pilgrims residing in Saudi Arabia will kick off the five-day annual Hajj pilgrimage on Tuesday amid safety protocols due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Hajj, one of the five pillars of Islam and a must for able-bodied Muslims at least once in their lifetime, is usually one of the world's largest religious gatherings. But...

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Kulbhushan Jadhav: Review ordinance to be presented in Senate today

ISLAMABAD: The International Court of Justice (Review and Reconsideration) Ordinance, 2020, in relation to Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav's appeal against sentence will be presented in the Senate on Wednesday for approval. Federal Law Minister Farogh Naseem will present the ordinance in the upper House of the parliament. The session will commence at 4pm today. Earlier, the bill was presented before...

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Tania Aidrus, Zafar Mirza resign from SAPM on Digital Pakistan, health posts

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Zafar Mirza also resigned from the cabinet after Tania Aidrus citing the “ongoing negative discussion about the role of SAPMs and criticism on the government” as the reason for her decision. According to details, Zafar Mirza took to social-networking website Twitter and made the announcement, stating, “I have resigned as SAPM. I came...

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Animal cruelty: 15-year-old boy, his friends gang rape kitten to death in Lahore

Lahore: In a horrifying incident of animal cruelty, a kitten died after being allegedly brutally gang-raped by a 15-year-old boy and his friends in Lahore in Pakistan. The incident came to light after JFK Animal Rescue And Shelter, an animal rights organisation, posted about the heinous crime of the teenagers on its Facebook handle. According to the animal rights organisation’s...

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After Salma Zafar, Sherry Shah accuses Javeria and Saud of fraud

After veteran actress Salma Zafar took to social media last week to demand JJS production house and Javeria, Saud Qasmi to pay her outstanding dues for the dramas she worked on over a decade; Sherry Shah has also come forward reiterating Salma’s stance and alleging that the couple owes her Rs9 million. In addition to a social media video, the actress has...

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3PM Headline | 29th-July-2020

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