Okara: Four dacoits were killed in firing by their accomplices in Okara while two others were shot dead in a police encounter in Kandhkot, police said on Friday. According to the police sources, four dacoits were shot dead by their accomplices during a police encounter in the jurisdiction of Hujra Shah Muqeem police near Ram Parshad bridge, Okara. Seven dacoits were robbing people of valuables on Ram Parshad bridge when a police team arrived. On seeing the police, the accused opened indiscriminate fire. The police fired back in retaliation. When the firing stopped, the police found four dacoits dead. They
Pakistan calls for enhanced global partnerships towards ‘zero waste’
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has stressed on the need for enhanced global partnerships focused on capacity building, technology transfer and finance to move towards “zero waste”. The call was made by Deputy Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations, Amir Khan, while speaking at the UN General Assembly on the Role of Zero Waste as a Transformative Solution in Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). He said that rising waste is a global issue as societies have become increasingly consumption driven and contribute to excessive consumerism, causing billions of tonnes of waste to be produced every year.
President directs insurance company to pay death insurance claim to widow
ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi on Friday directed an insurance company to pay the death insurance claim to the widow of a deceased policyholder who was denied payment on the ground that her husband did not wilfully disclose his to health condition to the company at the time of obtaining the policy. The President gave this decision while accepting a representation filed by Mst Shehnaz Akhtar (the complainant) against the order of the Federal Insurance Ombudsman (FIO) whereby the case had been closed and disposed on the ground that the widow had already been refunded the premiums amounting to Rs
115 new Coronavirus cases reported during last 24 hours
ISLAMABAD: One hundred and fifteen new Coronavirus cases have been reported during the last 24 hours across the country.
As per the data shared by the National Institute of Health (NIH) on early Friday, the case positivity ratio was 2.08 percent, while…
Efforts to develop Teleschool Pakistan App now bearing fruit: PM
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has said he is glad that the efforts to develop Teleschool Pakistan App are now bearing fruit.
In a tweet on Friday, he said students’ keen interest in this project is evident by more than 10000 downloa…
Govt decides to extend date for receiving applications under Regular Hajj Scheme till Sunday
ISLAMABAD: The government has decided to extend the date for receiving applications under Regular Hajj Scheme till Sunday while under Sponsorship Hajj Scheme till April 9. According to Spokesperson of Ministry of Religious Affairs, the decision to this effect has been taken due to difficulties confronted by the overseas Pakistanis in sending their remittances. He said the overseas Pakistanis will have to send amount to the dollar account of the Ministry of Religious Affairs through TT or wire transfer, while the applicant or any of his relative will have to maintain liaison with the concerned bank for verification and processing
SC’s full court be constituted to hear Punjab, KP elections’ delay case: Info Minister
ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb has said a full court of the Supreme Court be constituted to hear the case regarding elections in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Speaking to media outside Supreme Court here in Isl…
Zille Shah Case: Lahore Court extends interim bail of PTI Leaders
LAHORE: Sessions court on Friday extended interim bail of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders in the Zille Shah death case, ARY News reported. Ali Bilal aka Zille Shah, a Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) worker died earlier this month when police and the PTI supporters had clashed ahead of the party’s Lahore rally. Additional Session judge Muhammad Bilal Baig heard the bail plea of PTI leaders. Dr Yasmin Rashid, Mian Mahmood ur Rasheed and other PTI leaders appeared before the court, while Fawad Chaudhry and Farrukh Habib sought a day exemption from appearance, which was accepted. The Lahore court extended the interim bail
Army soldier martyred in North Waziristan gun battle
RAWALPINDI: A Pakistan Army solider was martyred during a gun battle between terrorists and security forces which took place in North Waziristan District, ISPR reported on Friday. According to a statement issued by the ISPR on Friday, the shootout took place in general area of Mir Ali and security forces personnel fought bravely and effectively engaged the terrorists’ location. However, during intense exchange of fire, Sepoy Irshadullah (age 29 years, resident of District Karak), having fought gallantly, embraced martyrdom. The ISPR further said: “Sanitization of the area is being carried out to eliminate any terrorists found there.” Terrorist killed in