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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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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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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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Death anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah being observed today

The 73rd death anniversary of father of the nation Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah is being observed today (Saturday). In this connection, special ceremony of Quran Khawani and Fateha will be held at the mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam in Karachi today. People from different walks of life will visit the mausoleum to lay floral wreath on his grave. Father of the nation...

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National Tax Council meets to harmonize taxes

The first meeting of the National Tax Council (NTC) was held on Wednesday to harmonize taxes and reduce cost of doing business in the country. Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue, Shaukat Tarin presided over the NTC meeting, according to press statement issued by the finance ministry. Speaking on the occasion, the finance minister stressed upon the need for greater...

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ISPR video pays tribute to martyrs, families ahead of Defence, Martyrs’ Day

Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), on the occasion of upcoming Defence and Martyrs' Day has paid rich tributes to martyrs, war veterans, and all the relations linked to them. The ISPR, in this regard, released a video today in which resolve and determination of martyrs' families have been shown. The video pays tribute to the sacrifices rendered by the families of...

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Govt prepares comprehensive roadmap for stability, growth & employment

The government in the wake of three years performance report has prepared a comprehensive roadmap for stability, growth and employment. It said, the government had taken immediate policy measures to correct macro-economic imbalances and to avert the crisis which it inherited from the past government. The measures include bilateral arrangements, multilateral program, IMF program, deferred oil payments, export industry incentives...

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Niger: 16 soldiers killed in Boko Haram attack

In Niger, 16 soldiers were killed and nine others wounded in an attack by Boko Haram fighters in the Diffa region. Defence Minister Alkassoum Indatou told AFP that Boko Haram fighters came from Lake Chad to target the soldiers.

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Pakistan beat West Indies in second test at Kingston by 109 runs

Pakistan beat West Indies by 109 runs in the second cricket test of two match series at Kingston last night. The score: Pakistan 302 and 176 for six declared. West Indies 150 and 219. Shaheen Shah Afridi was declared player of the Match and player of the series. The two match series ended at draw as teams won one test...

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50th martyrdom anniversary of Rashid Minhas being observed today

The 50th martyrdom anniversary of Pakistan Air Force Pilot Officer Rashid Minhas, Nishan-e-Haider, is being observed today (Friday). He was born on 17 February 1951 in Karachi and was commissioned as GD-Pilot in the PAF in March 1971. Rashid Minhas sacrificed his life for the country during the 1971 war, while trying to thwart an attempt by his senior to...

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Death anniversary of Dr. Ruth Pfau being observed today

The fourth death anniversary of Dr. Ruth Katherina Martha Pfau, who devoted more than 55 years of her life to fighting leprosy in Pakistan, is being observed on Tuesday. She was a German–Pakistani Catholic nun of the Society of the Daughters of the Heart of Mary, and a physician. She moved from Germany to Pakistan in 1961. Her matchless services...

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Five Pakistani movies being screened in Beijing from Wednesday

As part of the celebratory activities of 70 years of Pakistan-China diplomatic ties, five movies from Pakistan will be screened during a first-ever Pakistan Film Week starting here from Wednesday (Aug 04). Pakistan Embassy, Beijing and China-Film Administration have jointly organized the four-day film week to further enhance cultural exchanges and people to people contacts between the two countries. The...

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Birth anniversary of Madr-e-Millat Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah being observed today

128th birth anniversary of Madr-e-Millat Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah is being observed on Saturday. She was born on this day in 1893 in Karachi. Miss Fatima Jinnah obtained a dental degree from Dr. Ahmed Dental College of the University of Calcutta in 1923 and practiced as a dental doctor in Mumbai. She left the profession and worked side by side with...

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Death anniversary of Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi being observed today

The 15th death anniversary of veteran literary scholar and poet Ahmad Shah Awan commonly known as Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi is being observed on Saturday. He was born on 20th November 1916 in the village Anga of Khushab District. He was given Pride of Performance, Pakistan Academy of Letters' lifetime achievement award, as well as the country's highest civil honour, Sitara-i-Imtiaz....

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Death anniversary of Abdul Sattar Edhi being observed today

The 5th death anniversary of prominent philanthropist and humanitarian Abdul Sattar Edhi is being observed on Thursday. Abdul Sattar Edhi was born on February 28, 1928, in Gujarat before partition of the sub-continent. He started welfare services in Pakistan in 1951. He established world's largest volunteer ambulance network along with shelters for homeless people, animals and orphanages across the country....

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Tarin committed to manage national economy for achieving higher sustainable growth

Minister for Finance Shaukat Tarin has expressed the government's strong commitment to manage national economy in most efficient and effective manner to achieve higher sustainable and inclusive growth. The minister was addressing virtually on "Pakistan's Economy- Fragility & Smart Action Strategy" National Workshop Balochistan-7. He said that for achieving sustainable and inclusive growth, the government devised a comprehensive set of...

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Turkish, Russian leaders discuss bilateral ties, international issues over phone

Russia and Turkey have stressed the importance of the joint working by their militaries to prevent escalation of tension in Syria. The understanding to this effect was reached during telephonic conversation between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan. During the meeting, the two leaders also discussed bilateral ties, promotion of tourism, the Sputnik V vaccine,...

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