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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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US honours rights activist Jalila Haider with International Women of Courage Award

WASHINGTON: United States Department of State on Wednesday announced the recipients of the International Women of Courage Award for the year 2020 to honor twelve women across the world. Pakistani human rights activist and lawyer Jalila Haider is also on the list. According to a statement uploaded on their official website, the award recognises women around the globe who have demonstrated exceptional...

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World Wildlife Day being observed today to sustain all life on Earth

World Wildlife Day is being observed today across the globe including Pakistan under the theme "Sustaining All Life on Earth”. This year's theme encompasses all wild animal and plant species as a component of biodiversity. The Day aims to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora and to raise awareness of the multitude of benefits...

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Baloch Culture Day being celebrated with zeal and zest across Pakistan

QUETTA: Baloch culture day is being celebrated across the country and the Province of Balochistan including Kharan, Dalbandin, Turbat, Gwadar, Panjgur, Nushki, Khuzdar, Chagai, Kalat, Mastung, Nasirabad, Jaffarabad, Hub, Bolan and other areas on Monday. March 2nd is marked annually as Baloch culture day. Cultural programmes would be held at different places in Quetta including University of Balochistan, Millennium Mall...

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92nd birth anniversary of Abdul Sattar Edhi being observed today

KARACHI: He created a charitable empire out of nothing, masterminding Pakistan’s largest welfare organisation. Today Abdul Sattar Edhi is revered by many as a national hero. Content with just two sets of clothes, he sleeps in a windowless room of white tiles adjoining the office of his charitable foundation. Sparsely equipped: it has just one bed, a sink and a...

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Revisiting happenings leading to Feb 2019 Pak-India aerial combat

At 4:42am on February 26 last year, Pakistan Army announced that India had sent its planes into Pakistani territory. By the time Pakistanis started waking up, the army's media wing had put forward more information: "Indian aircraft intruded from Muzafarabad sector. Facing timely and effective response from Pakistan Air Force, released payload in haste while escaping which fell near Balakot. No casualties...

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Melania Trump mocks India by wearing Pakistani Colors during tour

Melania Trump is known to make fashion statements with her polished looks. That’s exactly what she did on her visit to India. Yet all we could notice is that Melania Trump is wearing white and green. President of the United States, Donald Trump visited India and he was accompanied by the First Lady of the US, Melania Trump. Melania is...

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Daren Sammy says he is ‘truly honoured’ to receive Nishan-e-Pakistan

West Indian cricketer and Peshawar Zalmi captain Darren Sammy tweeted on Sunday that he is "truly honoured" to be given Nishan-e-Pakistan — the country's highest civil award. He also thanked Pakistan for the "love that you have shown us", adding that "they [the foreign players] only wanted Pakistanis to "experience cricket at home". I am truly honored to be given...

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Imran Khan is a great leader, says Windies legend Curtly Ambrose

West Indian legend Sir Curtly Ambrose, while talking about Prime Minister Imran Khan, said he was a “great leader” ahead of his short trip to Pakistan in a conversation with a Pakistani cricket fan. The comments came forward after Pakistani legend Wasim Akram tweeted about his meeting with Ambrose in Karachi. However, this led to a tweet by user Rizwan...

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Shaniera Akram wants woman of color to ’embrace their natural skin’

Shaniera Akram, the Australian wife of former ace cricketer Wasim Akram, has a message for the women of colour. In a long post on Twitter, Shaneira opened up about how a lot many white girls, including herself, grew up wishing they had a dusky complexion, for which they went to any length. Shaniera urged the brown-skinned women to embrace their...

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Here’s your complete PSL V 2020 guide with complete schedule and line-ups

The stage is set for the fifth edition of the Pakistan Super League, with six teams, a host of international cricketers and our very own superstars bringing their fight for the title to Pakistan. PSL 5 will kick off from Thursday (February 20) and conclude on March 22. The 34 matches of the T20 tournament will be played in four...

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Sick Kashmiris suffer immensely due to communication blackout imposed by India

SRINAGAR: India's communications lockdown on Kashmir has ensured a lack of information coming out of the valley, but the brunt of it is being borne by the doctors and patients as they struggle to get the necessary medical help. Sanaullah Dar was due to undergo surgery to remove a tumour in his bladder. Four months later, he was dead, with...

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Nation-wide anti-polio drive commences from today

A nation-wide anti-polio campaign kicked-off today that aims to vaccinate 39.6 million children under the age of five years against the disease, reported Radio Pakistan. According to an official of the National Emergency Operations Centre, over 265,000 frontline polio workers are taking part in the campaign. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Services Dr Zafar Mirza has requested all segments...

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Police find 12-year-old skeletal remains of woman in Karachi

KARACHI: Police discovered the 12-year-old skeletal remains of a woman from a garbage heap in Karachi's Gulshan-i-Iqbal area on Thursday. According to SSP East Tanveer Alam, the remains were identified to be of a woman, Zakia Khatoon, who had died around 12 years ago. The official revealed that the woman's remains had been retrieved from a freezer at her apartment...

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Literary Giant Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s 109th birth anniversary today

The 109th birth anniversary of revolutionary Urdu poet Faiz Ahmad Faiz is being observed today. Born in Sialkot on February 13, 1911, Faiz in 1963 became the first Asian poet to be awarded the Lenin Peace Prize, the Soviet Union’s equivalent of the Nobel Prize. He was also the recipient of other awards including the Nigar Awards, HRC Peace Prize,...

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US diplomat Alice Wells took inspiration from Pakistani female peacekeepers in Congo

United States Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells shared on Wednesday that she was inspired by the award-winning Pakistani female peacekeepers serving in war-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). “Inspired by Pakistani women serving with distinction in the UN peacekeeping mission in the DRC,” said a tweet shared on Wells behalf by the...

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Pakistani trans activist Nayyab Ali presented with International Activist of the Year award

Prominent transgender social activist and political worker, Nayyab Ali, was recently presented with the coveted International Activist of the Year award for her work. Her efforts were recognised by The Galas Awards, which highlights the work of LGBTQ+ activists. https://twitter.com/nayyabpak/status/1178414299729027073 Ali was among four nominated by Amnesty International, Frontline Defenders, and the International LGBT Action Foundation. The four nominees were from Brazil,...

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