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Death anniversary of famous playback singer Masood Rana being observed today

The 26th death anniversary of famous playback singer Masood Rana is being observed on Monday. He was born in Mirpur Khas, Sindh in 1938. Masood Rana started his singing career on Radio Pakistan Hyderabad in 1955, while in films in 1962 by singin in film Inqalab. Masood Rana remained one of the top male singers in Urdu and Punjabi films...

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Exports increase 16.57% to Rs3.359 trillion in 10 months; 116% in April

The exports from Pakistan in rupee term increased by 16.57 percent during the first ten months of the current fiscal year as compared to corresponding period of last year, Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) reported. The exports from the country during July-April (2020-21) were recorded at Rs3,359,862 million as against Rs2,882,285 million during the corresponding period of last year, showing...

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Antony Blinken sets to visit Middle East in coming days

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is set to visit Middle East in coming days. In the statement, the State Department spokesman Ned Price announced this after ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hamas. During the visit, he will meet with Israeli, Palestinian and regional leaders to discuss peace efforts and working together to build better futures for Israelis and Palestinians.

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Eight more innocent Palestinians martyred in fresh Israeli strikes in Gaza

Eight more innocent Palestinians including three members of same family were martyred in fresh Israeli strikes in the besieged Palestinian enclave of Gaza. At least 228 Palestinians, including 64 children, 38 women have been martyred and more than 1500 others were injured in Israel attacks in eleven days. Palestinian human rights group Al-Haq is calling for an international investigation into...

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UNGA to hold urgent session Thursday amid continuing Israel’s deadly offensive in Gaza

The UN General Assembly will hold an urgent meeting on Thursday to discuss the “grave deterioration” of the situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, as Israel presses on with its deadly offensive in Gaza. The session is in response to a request from the chairmen of the OIC Group at the UN and the Arab Group in...

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Volleyball activities suspended in country due to COVID-19

Pakistan Volleyball Federation has suspended all game’s activities in the country due to the onset of third dangerous wave of COVID-19 in the country. In a statement, Secretary, PVF said that Pakistan Volleyball Federation will announce its future activities as soon as the pandemic is under control.

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Israel continues inhuman airstrikes against Palestinians in Gaza

In complete disregard to international appeals for ceasefire, the Israeli forces are continuing barbaric and inhuman airstrikes against unarmed Palestinians in Gaza and other areas. Israeli planes renewed airstrikes in Gaza early this morning and destroyed a mosque. Palestinian medics said at least 12 people were martyred in overnight in air strikes throughout Gaza. Ten members of the same family...

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World Bank redeploys $153 mln to support Pakistan’s Covid vaccine drive

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors Friday approved the restructuring of the Pandemic Response Effectiveness in Pakistan (PREP) project, originally approved in April 2020, to redeploy $153 million to support the ongoing national vaccine drive in Pakistan. These funds, redeployed at the request of the federal government, will help finance the purchase and deployment of safe and effective COVID-19...

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UNSC holds urgent meeting over deadly unrest in Palestine

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is holding an urgent meeting on Wednesday over the deadly unrest playing out between Israel and the Palestinians. Diplomatic sources said that it is the second such session within three days. The closed-door meeting has been requested by Tunisia, Norway and China. Meanwhile, leader of the Palestinian group Hamas, Ismail Haniyeh, has vowed that...

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Tunisia calls for UNSC meeting to discuss escalating violence in occupied East Jerusalem

Tunisia has called for a meeting of the United Nations Security Council tomorrow (Monday) to discuss the escalating violence in the East Jerusalem amid growing international calls for an end to the unrest there. The call was made in a statement issued by the Tunisia's Foreign Ministry. Meanwhile, tensions ran high even today (Sunday) in the annexed East Jerusalem after...

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Govt to avail all legal options against LHC’s decision allowing Shahbaz to go abroad: Fawad

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain says the government will avail all legal options against Lahore High Court's decision allowing Shahbaz Sharif to go abroad. Talking to media, along with Prime Minister's Advisor on Interior and Accountability Shahzad Akbar, in Islamabad today [Sunday], he said the government has no personal vendetta against the Sharif family and it is...

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Saudi Media gives extensive coverage to PM’s visit to Jeddah

Saudi Media has given extensive coverage to Prime Minister Imran Khan's visit to Jeddah and his meetings with the Saudi leadership there. Newspaper headlines and articles on the visit speak highly of the prospects of strong economic partnership between the two fraternal countries. The relationship has been highlighted in the newspapers' headlines as 'All Weather Friends' and 'All Weather Allies'....

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US announces support for waiver on coronavirus vaccine patents

The United States has backed an initiative at the World Trade Organization (WTO) to waive rights for production of coronavirus vaccines giving poorer countries the access to vaccine patents. The World Trade Organization will meet today for further negotiations as consensus of all 164 member countries is required to put the waiver into effect. The United States and several other...

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IPL 2021 postponed due to COVID-19 cases

The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021-a major cricket event in India has been postponed due to the worst spike of COVID-19 cases and deaths in the country. In a tweet, the Governing Council of IPL said the decision has been made unanimously in consultation with the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

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PSX loses 186 points, closes at 44,076 points

The KSE 100-index of the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) witnessed bearish trend on Monday, losing 186.15 points, with negative change of 0.42 per cent, closing at 44,076.20 points against 44,262.35 points on the last working day. A total of 238,440,085 shares were traded during the day compared to the trade of 293,746,179 shares the previous day whereas the price of...

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Coronavirus claims 113 more lives in country

One hundred and thirteen more people died of Coronavirus infection across the country during the last 24 hours. According to latest statistics issued by the National Command and Operation Center, 4,414 new positive cases were reported in the country after conducting the tests of 45,275 people during the same period. The positivity ratio remained nine point seven four percent.

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First-ever shipment from Pakistan under TIR leaves for Uzbekistan: Razak Dawood

Adviser to the Prime Minister for Commerce and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood Friday said Pakistan crosses milestone in trade world by sending first ever Transports Internationaux Routiers (TIR) consignment by Afghanistan to Uzbekistan. The adviser informed that a milestone has been achieved in Pakistan’s transit trade history as Pakistan Customs processed the first-ever, TIR consignment at Torkhum destined for Tashkent...

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