Coronavirus in Pakistan: Confirmed cases climb to 54,601

Confirmed cases in the country climbed to 54,601 after new cases were detected in Islamabad and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK). According to the national dashboard, 135 new cases were recorded in the federal capital and 26 new cases in AJK. Sindh leads the confirmed cases tally in the country with 21,645 infections followed by Punjab which has recorded 19,557...

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Celebrities express grief, pray for the PIA plane crash victims on Eid day

Eid-ul-Fitr comes this year amidst a global pandemic and just days after a horrible tragedy. What is usually a happy and wonderful occasion for which we get new clothes, prep delicious meals and make plans to see loved ones, this time around is a somber time; we're unable to leave the house, can't (as in really shouldn't) meet any family...

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FBR to pursue four major sugar mills in a bid to recover billions of rupees in sales tax evasion

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), the country's top tax body, has decided to pursue four major sugar mills in a bid to recover billions of rupees in sales taxes they allegedly avoided paying to the exchequer over the last five years. The action is being taken on the findings of the Sugar Inquiry Commission (SIC), after the incumbent...

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Taliban, president Ghani announce three-day Eid ceasefire

The Taliban have announced a three-day ceasefire with the Afghan government which will go into effect during the Eid-ul-Fitr holidays starting today Sunday after months of months of fighting. President Ashraf Ghani swiftly welcomed the insurgents' offer and ordered his forces to also comply, while the US envoy to Afghanistan hailed the deal as a "momentous opportunity." https://twitter.com/ashrafghani/status/1264272518166298627 Taliban spokesman...

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India seeks help of Pakistan, Iran for help in fighting locust swarm

ISLAMABAD: India has issued a brief request to Pakistan for cooperation in the fight against a massive locust outbreak which it claims is migrating to India from breeding areas in Balochistan as well as Punjab. India has taken up the matter with Pakistan as well as Iran, which has also been severely affected by the locust swarm, and offered pesticides...

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Preliminary report of PIA plane crash gives rise to some serious queries

KARACHI: Air crash investigators are trying to figure out if the PIA flight PK-8303 crash incident is attributable to a pilot error or technical fault, with new information giving rise to fresh questions regarding the circumstances of the incident. The PIA aircraft, an Airbus A-320, had crashed on Friday evening, killing 97 passengers and crew and leaving only two survivors....

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PM Imran, President Alvi urges nation to pay special attention to needy and deserving this Eid

President Arif Alvi is his Eid message urged the nation to keep adhering to precautionary measures, noting that the whole world was being ravaged by the deadly COVID-19. He said the nation would face the critical challenge with solidarity and precautionary measures. The president added that Eid-ul-Fitr had special significance due to the holy month of Ramadan as the day...

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Eid-ul-Fitr being celebrated with traditional and religious fervour across Pakistan today

KARACHI/LAHORE/ISLAMABAD: Eid-ul-Fitr is being celebrated with traditional and religious fervour across Pakistan today. Eid prayers were offered at mosques and more than 300 Eidgahs in all cities and towns of the country. Special prayers were offered for the well-being of the country while in sermons, the ulema highlighted the significance and philosophy of Eid-ul-Fitr. In a rare occasion, Eid-ul-Fitr is being celebrated...

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Shawwal moon sighted in Pakistan, Eid-ul-Fitr tomorrow, announces Mufti Muneeb ur Rehman

The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee has announced that the Shawwal moon has been sighted, therefore, Eid in Pakistan will be observed tomorrow (Sunday). The committee's session to sight the Shawwal moon was held in Karachi with Mufti Muneeb ur Rehman in the chair, while meetings of the zonal committees took place at their respective provincial headquarters. The Pakistan Meteorological Department experts...

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Shawwal Moon will be seen today, Eid tomorrow: Fawad Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Saturday said Eidul Fitr will be celebrated in the country tomorrow (Sunday), according to calculations made by his ministry. Addressing a news briefing in Islamabad, he said his ministry wanted to end the conflict over moon-sighting by relying on technology, adding that he rejected notions that technology should not be...

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