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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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FO condemns India’s killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Sunday condemned what it termed the 'extra-judicial' killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant commander Burhan Wani by government forces in India-held Kashmir (IHK) as the death toll from clashes between Indian troops and protesters in the region rose to 15. Wani, the Hizbul Mujahideen chief of operations, was killed in fighting on Friday after Indian troops, acting on...

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Edhi’s Soyam held at Karachi’s Memon Masjid

KARACHI: Renowned humanitarian Abdul Sattar Edhi’s Soyam prayers were held on Sunday at Karachi’s Memon Masjid. The Soyam function was scheduled to be held at 930 AM. According to the Edhi Foundation spokesman, preparations were made for recitation of Quran and (Fateha) prayers to be offered for Edhi’s departed soul on the occasion. Sindh Home Minister Suhail Anwar Siyal had...

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Iraqi forces recapture airbase south of Mosul: military sources

BAGHDAD: Iraqi government forces on Saturday took control of an airbase they plan to use as a launchpad for an offensive on Mosul, the de-facto capital of the Islamic State group, military sources said. Regular and special forces of the Iraqi army entered the Qayyara airbase from the south, under air cover from the U.S.-led coalition, they said. "It's a...

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Two killed in Kurdish militant car bomb attack in Turkey: sources

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey: Kurdish militants carried out a car bomb attack on a military outpost in southeast Turkey and then opened fire on the facility on Saturday, killing a soldier and a civilian and wounding seven soldiers, security sources said. The military and Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) rebels have clashed on a daily basis since a two-year-old ceasefire between them collapsed...

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Fatima Jinnah’s 49th death anniversary being observed today

LAHORE: The forty-nine death anniversary of Madre Millat Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah is being observed with reverence and respect today (Saturday). Various political parties and women wings of many organizations have arranged conferences and seminars to highlight the services rendered by Fatima Jinnah. The radio, TV channels and newspapers, on the other hand, are addressing her struggles for the formation of...

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Humanitarian Abdul Sattar Edhi passes away in Karachi

KARACHI: Celebrated humanitarian and Edhi Foundation Chairman Abdul Sattar Edhi passed away at the age of 92 in Karachi on Friday night, it has been learnt. Speaking outside the hospital, the philanthropist's son announced that Edhi’s funeral prayers will be offered on Saturday after Zuhr prayers at Memon Masjid, after which he will be laid to rest at Edhi village....

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Abdul Sattar Edhi’s condition termed critical

KARACHI: Celebrated humanitarian and Edhi Foundation Chairman Abdul Sattar Edhi is in critical condition and is currently in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) on a ventilator at Karachi's Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT), his son Faisal Edhi told media on Friday. While addressing a press conference, the philanthropist's son Faisal Edhi and wife Bilquis Edhi informed the audience...

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House passes measure to stop sale of Boeing aircraft to Iran

WASHINGTON: A week before the one-year anniversary of the Iran nuclear deal, the Republican-led House approved measures aimed at blocking United States (US) companies from selling commercial passenger aircraft to Tehran. By voice vote Thursday, lawmakers passed two amendments directed at Chicago-based Boeing, which had offered Iranian airlines three models of new aircraft to replace the country's aging fleet. The...

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PCB should utilise Wasim Akram more: Waqar Younis

ISLAMABAD: Former head coach Waqar Younis in an interview with PakPassion.net revealed he has urged the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to utilise Wasim Akram more as he believes the former cricketer's suggestions and ideas can help Pakistani cricket move forward. Waqar said key decision-makers advising the PCB chairman should be former cricketers. "I have stated this fact in my recommendation...

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At least 35 killed in triple suicide attack on Shia mausoleum in Iraq

TIKRIT: The militant Islamic State (IS) group claimed a triple suicide attack on Thursday evening near the mausoleum of Sayid Mohammed bin Ali al-Hadi north of Baghdad, which killed at least 35 people and wounded 60 others, according to Iraqi security sources. A man detonated an explosive belt at the external gate of the mausoleum at around 11pm, allowing several...

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Aisam makes it to Wimbledon’s mixed-doubles semi-finals

Pakistan's number one tennis player, Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi, made it to the semifinal stage of Wimbledon's mixed-doubles' event on Thursday. Aisam, who is partnering with Kazakhstan's Yaroslava Shvedova, beat Marcin Matkowski of Poland and Katarina Srebotnik of Slovenia 6-3, 3-6 and 7-5. During the 1 hour 49-minute-long match on Court 3, Aisam and Shvedova bagged 94 points to the Matkowski-Srebotnik duo's...

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12 Pakistanis arrested over Saudi attacks

RIYADH: Nineteen people, including 12 Pakistani nationals, have been arrested in Saudi Arabia following suicide attacks on Monday, including one near Islam's second-holiest site in the city of Medina, the kingdom's Interior Ministry said on Thursday. Four people are believed to have been killed and two wounded in the Medina attacks, at a mosque in Qatif and in western Jeddah,...

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Dedicated PIA aircraft to carry PM, camp office back to Pakistan

RAWALPINDI: A dedicated Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) aircraft has been deputed to transport Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his London camp office back to Pakistan, PIA spokesman Danyal Gilani said on Friday. "Due to the prime minister's health issues, PM Office had partly been shifted to London where a camp office had been set up," said a statement issued by...

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NATO countries willing to ´do more´ in Afghanistan: Pentagon chief

WASHINGTON: NATO members have indicated they will boost contributions to the Afghanistan security mission, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Thursday, a day after Washington announced thousands of US troops would remain in the war-ravaged country. Speaking to reporters aboard a military plane as he flew to the biennial NATO summit in Warsaw, which President Barack Obama will also attend,...

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Four police officers killed during Dallas protests

DALLAS: Two snipers opened fire on police officers during protests against police brutality in Dallas on Thursday night, killing three officers and injuring seven others, the police chief said. A fourth police officer was killed and two suspected snipers were in custody later in the night. One suspect had turned himself in and another who was in a shootout with...

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Barcelona soccer star Messi sentenced to 21 months in prison

Barcelona soccer star Lionel Messi has been sentenced to 21 months in prison after a court in Barcelona found him guilty of three counts of tax fraud, a statement from the court said on Wednesday. The court also sentenced the Argentine soccer player's father, Jorge, to 21 months in prison for the same three crimes. The sentence can be appealed...

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