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Pakistan Army downed Indian spy drone that crossed over LoC: ISPR

Pakistan Army downed an Indian surveillance drone that had crossed over the Line of Control into the Rakh Chakri sector, the military's media wing said on Wednesday. According to a statement by Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar, the quadcopter had intruded 650 metres into Pakistani territory. https://twitter.com/OfficialDGISPR/status/1265640415954337792 At the turn of the new year, on...

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Eid-ul-Fitr to be celebrated on May 24 in Pakistan, says Fawad Chaudhry

Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Thursday claimed that Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on May 24 (Sunday) in many countries including Pakistan. Speaking in a TV programme, Fawad said according to the calendar prepared by the science ministry, this year Eid will be celebrated across the country on May 24. The minister said the interesting thing is that the...

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FIA sugar crisis report shows that businessmen in politics will put business first just like PM’s view: Akbar

Shahzad Akbar, the premier's aide on accountability, on Thursday declared the findings of the sugar crisis inquiry public and said that the report "confirms the premier's longheld view that businessmen in politics will put business first". Addressing a press conference alongside information minister Shibli Faraz, Akbar said that today marks an important day. "Neither have investigations been conducted over matters...

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PM Khan warns Indian false flag operation ‘imminent’

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan once again stressed on Thursday that India was gearing up for a false flag operation to divert the world’s attention from the genocide it is committing in occupied Kashmir. "At least 15 homes of Kashmiri citizens were torched by Indian occupation forces in Srinagar yesterday," PM Imran wrote on a post on Twitter, adding that...

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ATC reserves judgement in Dr Imran Farooq murder case, verdict to be announced on June 18

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court reserved judgement in the murder case of MQM leader Dr Imran Farooq, who was brutally killed nine years ago in London's Edgware. The judgement was reserved after the completion of the trial and will be announced on June 18. Federal Investigation Agency Prosecutor Khawaja Imtiaz gave final arguments in the case today. The FIA prosecutor said...

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18 doctors test positive for COVID-19 at Lahore General Hospital

Eighteen doctors of the orthopedic ward at Lahore General Hospital were diagnosed with coronavirus on Thursday after which the Medical Superintendent (MS) General Hospital initially closed the orthopedic ward initially for three days. According to the management of the Lahore General Hospital, after the doctors tested positive for the virus, the head of the orthopedic ward has written a letter...

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CM Shah urges masses to celebrate Eidul Fitr with simplicity as coronavirus cases continue to surge

Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah announced on Thursday that he is dedicating this year to frontline workers such as doctors and medical staff, as the coronavirus cases reached near 19,000 in the province alone. The CM Sindh was addressing media, where he expressed fear that in light of the recent Supreme Court decision to open markets, more cases can...

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Pakistan has most coronavirus cases and deaths per million in South Asia

Out of the three biggest South Asian countries, Pakistan has the highest COVID-19 cases and deaths per million people, as per world statistics. In terms of number of confirmed cases in comparison to its population, Pakistan ranks number one, followed by Bangladesh and India, according to Our World in Data, a collaborative effort between researchers at the University of Oxford...

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Transporters announce recommencement of service post successful talks with Punjab govt

LAHORE: The All Pakistan Public Transport Owners Federation on Thursday announced the resumption of transport after successful talks with the Punjab government. The talks between the transport federation and the government were held at Transport House Lahore and attended by Provincial Industries and Trade Minister, Transport Minister Jahanzeb Khichi and secretary transport. The transport federation was represented by Ahmed Shehzad,...

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IHC allows Sheikh Ansar Aziz to resume duty as capital city mayor

The Islamabad High Court on Thursday allowed Islamabad Mayor Sheikh Ansar Aziz to resume his official duties, setting aside the Interior Ministry’s earlier orders for his suspension for 90 days. The High Court heard the plea filed by the federal capital’s mayor today, who challenged the ministry’s order. In his petition, the federal government, Ministry of Interior and the local...

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Bigger challenge is how to mitigate effects of lockdown on our population with rising poverty: PM Imran tells WEF

Prime Minister Imran Khan said that millions of people would have starved if the government had not lifted lockdown in the country. Addressing the World Economic Forum (WEF) session through video link on coronavirus situation on Wednesday, the PM said that in wake of the coronavirus situation, the government took some immediate measures to save the people from starvation and...

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Three civilians critically wounded as India resorts to unprovoked firing across LoC

Targeting the civilian population across the Line of Control (LoC) on Wednesday, Indian troops resorted to indiscriminate firing which resulted in three civilians getting critically injured. According to a statement by the ISPR, the unprovoked shelling by Indian troops took place in Nikial sector in Khanni and Ooli villages. "Indian Army troops initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation using mortars and automatics in...

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PM Khan says will need more doctors if COVID-19 cases further exceed as doctor-to-patient ratio in Pakistan is low

Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Wednesday that the country will need more doctors if the coronavirus cases exceed further in the future, lamenting that the doctor-to-patient ratio in Pakistan is quite low as compared to other countries. The prime minister made the statement after the inauguration of the telehealth portal today, which will help people with medical emergencies. In...

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Federal Govt to get finalised forensic report on sugar crisis by FIA tomorrow

The forensic report regarding the sugar crisis, which rattled the country at the beginning of the year, has been finalised, official sources informed on Wednesday. Head of Federal Investigation Agency Wajid Zia will present the report to the federal government on Thursday. The inquiry commission, constitued to probe the sugar crisis, prepared the forensic report of the incendiary FIA report...

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Sindh govt gives approval to Shab-e-Qadar, Eid congregational prayers

Sindh information minister Nasir Hussain Shah on Wednesday said that congregational prayers for Shab-e-Qadar, as well as Eid morning prayers, will be observed across Sindh with all necessary safety precautions enforced. Shah said that ulema of various schools of thought will be consulted for the successful implementation of the decision, as he addressed a press conference in Karachi alongside law adviser...

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COVID-19 crisis: PM Khan to address WEF session via video link today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will address the session of the World Economic Forum on Wednesday via video link to discuss ways and measures to curb the coronavirus outbreak that has wracked the world. The prime minister will begin his address at 8:30pm local time. In the session, world leaders will participate and discuss measures taken to stem the spread...

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Partial train service resumes nation-wide as COVID-19 cases tally crosses 45,000

Partial train service resumed across the country on Wednesday after being suspended for two months as the country continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic. The resumption of train operations was announced by Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmad on Monday who said Prime Minister Imran Khan had permitted to partially resume train service from Wednesday on the condition...

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