New Zealand unilaterally postponed cricket series with Pakistan

New Zealand has unilaterally postponed the cricket series with Pakistan. According to a statement issued by the PCB, New Zealand Cricket informed us they had been alerted to some security alert and have unilaterally decided to postpone the series. The PCB said that we had made foolproof security arrangements for all visiting teams. We assured the New Zealand Cricket of...

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New Zealand unilaterally postponed cricket series with Pakistan

New Zealand has unilaterally postponed the cricket series with Pakistan. According to a statement issued by the PCB, New Zealand Cricket informed us they had been alerted to some security alert and have unilaterally decided to postpone the series. The PCB said that we had made foolproof security arrangements for all visiting teams. We assured the New Zealand Cricket of...

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GCC stresses importance of int’l efforts for achieving political solution in Yemen

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for Arab States has stressed the importance of supporting international and regional efforts to reach the political solution in Yemen. Secretary-General of GCC, Dr. Nayef Falah Mubarak Al-Hajraf said this during his meeting in Riyadh with UN Special Envoy for Yemen Hans Grundberg. They reviewed the latest developments of the situation in Yemen and urged...

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Indonesia warns against arms race in region

Indonesia has warned that it is worried about an arms race in the region after Australia announced plans to acquire nuclear-powered submarines as part of a new Indo-Pacific security alliance with the United States and Britain. In a statement, the Indonesian foreign ministry said it is deeply concerned over the continuing arms race and power projection in the region. Earlier,...

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Financial independence imperative for women empowerment: President

President Dr. Arif Alvi says financial independence is imperative for women empowerment. Addressing a ceremony in Islamabad on Friday, he said no society can make progress until women disparity is not removed and they are not given equal opportunities in all fields. The President said progress of women in society without education is very difficult because if a mother is...

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Govt charging 16.4% taxes on petrol against 52% in previous Govt: Asad Umar

Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar has said the government is charging only 16.4% taxes on petrol, which is around 33% less than the time of PML-N when the tax rate was as high as 52%. In a tweet, he said the current Petroleum Development Levy is 5.62 rupees and sales tax is 11.76 and total tax is 17.38...

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PM urges SCO countries to chart out coordinated approach towards stabilizing Afghan situation

Prime Minister Imran Khan has urged the SCO member countries to chart out a coordinated approach towards stabilizing the situation in Afghanistan. Addressing the 20th SCO Summit in Dushanbe on Friday, he said this should include enhanced engagement to address our common concerns, steps to provide humanitarian support and ensure economic stability and measures to enable Afghanistan to become a...

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Veteran comedian Umer Sharif granted US visa for medical treatment

Veteran comedian Umer Sharif has officially been granted a US visa after his appeal to Prime Minister Imran Khan. Visa interviews of Umer Sharif sahab’s family were taken today (Thursday). An hour later, the visa has been issued. On the other hand, the Sindh government had approved the release of 40 million rupees for Sharif’s treatment. The funds are to...

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EU to donate another 200 mln COVID-19 vaccine doses

European Union says that it will donate another two hundred million COVID-19 vaccine doses to low-income countries, more than doubling its present pledge. In her annual State of the European Union address, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said that donation is an investment in solidarity. She recognized the disparity that has emerged between economically advanced countries such as...

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Afghanistan needs int’l support to achieve peace: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that as Afghanistan is at historic crossroads, there is a need for the international community to incentivize its people to achieve peace and stability. In an interview with CNN, he said history is evident that people of Afghanistan have never supported any puppet government hence the country cannot be controlled from outside. Describing the...

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PM leaves for Dushanbe to attend SCO Summit

Prime Minister Imran Khan has left for Dushanbe on a two-day official visit to Tajikistan to attend 20th SCO's Heads of State Summit in Dushanbe. He is accompanied by a high-level Ministerial delegation. The Prime Minister will have bilateral meetings with other participating leaders on the sidelines of the SCO Summit. After attending the moot, the Prime Minister will have...

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Coronavirus claims 78 more lives

78 more deaths due to Coronavirus infection and 2,580 positive cases have been reported in the country in a single day. According to the National Command and Operation Centre statistics, the death toll raised to 26,865. 47,419 tests were conducted yesterday and positivity ratio remained five point four four per cent.

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Ramiz Raja elected as new PCB chairman unanimously, unopposed

Former Pakistan's cricket team Captain Ramiz Raja has been elected unanimously and unopposed as Pakistan Cricket Board’s 36th Chairman for a three-year term. The decision was taken in a special meeting presided over by the PCB Election Commissioner Justice (Retd) Sheikh Azmat Saeed in Lahore on Monday. Later addressing the Board meeting, Ramiz Raja said one of my key focuses...

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Polling for Cantonment Boards’ elections in progress across country

Polling for the 42 Cantonment Boards' elections is underway across the country. The polling process which began at 8:00 am in the morning will conclude at 5:00 p.m in the evening. Election Commission of Pakistan has made elaborate arrangements for free and fair elections in all Cantonment Boards across the country. Rangers’ parties are also patrolling around the polling stations...

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Dialogue with Taliban is absolutely essential: António Guterres

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has said that dialogue with Taliban is absolutely essential. Addressing a press conference ahead of the 76th session of UN General Assembly in New York, he said the United Nations wants Afghanistan to play a constructive role in international relations. He said we want the Government of Afghanistan to be an inclusive government, representing different...

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Martyrdom anniversary of Major Aziz Bhatti being observed today

The 56th Martyrdom Anniversary of Major Raja Aziz Bhatti Shaheed, Nishan-e-Haider, is being observed today. He was born in Hong Kong in 1928 and moved to Pakistan before independence in 1947, settling in Ladiyan village of district Gujrat. In 1950, he joined newly formed Pakistan Army and was commissioned in Punjab Regiment. During Indo-Pak War in September, 1965 as a...

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US honors 9/11 dead on 20th anniversary of attacks

America marks the 20th anniversary of 9/11 Saturday with solemn ceremonies given added poignancy by the recent chaotic withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan and return to power of the Taliban. The memorials come with US troops finally gone from Afghanistan, but national discord -- and for President Joe Biden, political peril -- are overshadowing any sense of closure. At New...

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