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Prince William, Kate Middleton visit Kalash Valley to study climate change effects

KALASH: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Prince William and Kate Middleton, on the third day of their five-day trip, visited the foothills of the Hindu Kush mountain range to witness the effects of climate change — one of the vital aspects of focus of their visit. After visiting Broghil, they travelled to Bombaret village in Kalash valley. https://twitter.com/PTIofficial/status/1184414815814635520 Earlier on...

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Prince William, Kate Middleton visit Kalash Valley to study climate change effects

KALASH: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Prince William and Kate Middleton, on the third day of their five-day trip, visited the foothills of the Hindu Kush mountain range to witness the effects of climate change — one of the vital aspects of focus of their visit. After visiting Broghil, they travelled to Bombaret village in Kalash valley. https://twitter.com/PTIofficial/status/1184414815814635520 Earlier on...

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India slips further in Global Hunger Index; lowest in South Asia

While Prime Minister Narendra Modi vows that he is making India superpower, the truth is that BJP-ruled country has slipped further on Global Hunger Index, it emerged Wednesday. According to Concern Worldwide, an aid agency which compiled a report on hunger in countries across the world, India is ranked at 102 on a list featuring 117 countries. The country is...

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Council of Islamic Ideology ratifies 100 fatwas in favor of polio vaccination

ISLAMABAD: In a positive move for Pakistan’s battle against polio, the Council of Islamic Ideology has ratified 100 fatwas in favour of polio vaccination. Pakistan has been grappling with the crippling disease, with a recent outbreak significantly hiking the number of reported cases and pushing back the war against polio. In a press release, the CII members backed the fatwas...

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Royal visit: Prince William, Kate Middleton meet President Alvi, PM Khan

ISLAMABAD: Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are attending a reception at the Pakistan National Monument in Islamabad. The royal couple arrived at the venue in style in a rickshaw decked out in traditional truck art. William was seen wearing traditional attire for the first time since his arrival — a teal sherwani by Naushemian —...

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Khamenei wants Pakistan to improve its relationship with Iran

TEHRAN: Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Sunday said that his country sees Pakistan as a neighboring brother, hours after his important meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan. PM Khan had earlier on Sunday called on the Iranian Supreme Leader during a one-day visit to the Islamic Republic aimed at reducing rising tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia....

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Modi dares India’s opposition to restore Article 370 in occupied Kashmir

MAHARASHTRA: India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing an election rally in Maharashtra’s Jalgaon on Sunday, dared the country's opposition to restore Article 370 in occupied Jammu and Kashmir. On August 5, Indian President Ram Nath Kovind signed an order revoking the special status granted to occupied Kashmir under Article 370 — a move that was heatedly opposed by majority...

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Sales of passanger cars fall by 36 percent in September: Manufacturing Association

KARACHI: Sales of passenger cars plunged by 36 per cent in September, the sixth consecutive month of decline as the escalating interest rate and import tariff hit the slumping industry, according to data by manufacturers association. Sales fell to 10,923 vehicles in September 2019 from 16,957 units sold during the same period last year, data by Pakistan Automotive Manufacturers Association...

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FBR chairman says Dubai to share details of Pakistani property owners

ISLAMABAD: In a major development, Dubai Land Department will provide information of the properties owned by Pakistanis in Dubai, Chairman Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Shabbar Zaidi announced on Friday. “We are pleased to inform that a very productive meeting has been held in Dubai on October 9 and 10 on the matter of exchange of information. Dubai Land Department...

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World Mental Health Day being observed today

KARACHI: World Mental Health Day is being observed on Thursday (10th October). The purpose of celebrating this day is to raise public awareness about importance of mental health and psychological disorders. According to World Health Organization, mental health is defined as a state of well-being in which people realize their own potential, can cope with normal life stresses, can work...

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Resilient Sri Lanka whitewashes Pakistan

LAHORE: Visiting Sri Lanka, on Wednesday, won the third Twenty20 International against Pakistan by 13 runs, thus sweeping the series 3-0 here at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore. Haris Sohail, with 52 runs, remained the only top scorer of the Green Shirts as Sri Lankan bowlers destroyed the Pakistani batting side. Wanidu Hasaranga took three important wickets while Lahiru Kumara took two...

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PM Khan declared Muslim world’s ‘Man of the year’ by Jordanian institute

Prime Minister Imran Khan has been declared "Man of the Year" from the Muslim world by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre, an independent research entity affiliated with an international Islamic non-governmental, independent institute headquartered in Jordan. Professor S. Abdallah Schleifer, Professor Emeritus of Journalism at the American University in Cairo and chief editor of "The Muslim 500" project, while declaring the...

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ADB approved to provide $2.7 BN to Pakistan in 2019

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Wednesday announced that the regional bank will provide $2.7 billion in approved financing to Pakistan during the outgoing calendar year. In a tweet, ADB also announced that under the recently approved Country Operations Business Plan (COBP) 2020-2022, it will increase average lending to the country to $2.4bn a year — showing a whopping increase...

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Pink Ribbon: Nation observes breast cancer awareness month

Genetic disposition along with environmental factors, mainly linked to lifestyle, has presently exposed one out of every 8 to 9 woman in Pakistan at risk to be inflicted with breast cancer. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. During their lifetimes, 1 in 8 women will have breast cancer at least once. Of course most women are aware...

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14 years later: Nation remembers the 2005 Kashmir earthquake martyrs

On this day, more than a decade ago, Pakistan was hit by one of the worst natural tragedies. The 14th anniversary of the martyrs of the deadly earthquake of October 8, 2005, is being observed across Pakistan, including Azad Jammu and Kashmir. The day has been announced as a public holiday in AJK. Numerous memorial ceremonies are likely to be...

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All-round Sri Lanka claim the series with an easy 35 run win against Pakistan

LAHORE: Visiting Sri Lanka, on Monday clinched the Twenty20 International series with host Pakistan after winning the second match with 35 runs here at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore. After winning the toss, Sri Lankans opted to bat first and set a strong target of 183 runs with six wickets down for Pakistan. Bhanuka Rajapaksa remained the top scorer with 77 runs....

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Sri Lanka opts to bat first against Pakistan in 2nd T20

LAHORE: Visiting team Sri Lanka, on Monday, opted to bat first after winning the toss against host Pakistan in the second Twenty20 International here at Gadddafi Stadium. Lahore. Pakistan made two significant changes in today's playing squad, Wahab Riaz and Fakhar Zaman were included in place of Faheem Ashraf and Asif Ali. Sri Lankans are looking confident after an easy...

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