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NCOC unveils strategy to administer Covid vaccine across country

The National Command and Control Centre (NCOC) on Wednesday unveiled a comprehensive plan to administer the vaccine for the Covid-19 across the country to curb the pandemic's spread. The plan has been adopted after taking all the provinces and other stakeholders onboard, a meeting...

Maryam Nawaz refutes rumours of rifts within PDM, says alliance has ‘exemplary coordination’

PML-N vice president Maryam Nawaz on Wednesday refuted speculation of internal rifts within the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), saying that the alliance had "exemplary coordination". Speaking to media from the Khokhar brothers' residence, the PML-N leader said that the government's wish to see the...

PML-N will contest Senate elections and stop PTI from obtaining two-thirds majority: Ahsan

PML-N leader and former interior minister Ahsan Iqbal said Wednesday that the party will contest the upcoming Senate elections to deter the PTI from obtaining a two-thirds majority in the parliament. Speaking to media outside an accountability court, the PML-N stalwart said that his...

SC strikes down LHC’s ‘no helmet no petrol’ ban

The Supreme Court on Wednesday set aside the Lahore High Court’s ban on the sale of fuel to motorcyclists without safety helmets. A three-member bench of the apex court observed that such a ban is tantamount to usurping basic rights. There exists no law...

Coronavirus kills 74 more, infects 1,563 in Pakistan

The coronavirus claimed 74 more lives as another 1,563 people tested positive for the deadly disease during the past 24 hours across Pakistan. According to the latest update released by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), 1,563 new infections surfaced after 41,285 samples...

Fresh crackdown against beggary launched in Karachi

An operation has been launched against the begging mafia by three departments in Karachi which would be concluded in phases in order to discourage the ‘professional beggary’, reported on Thursday. The operation against the professional beggary including children and transgender persons was launched by...

Govt conveys priorities to WB for next partnership framework

With divergent financing priorities, Pakistan has asked the World Bank to focus its next five-year funding under Country Partnership Framework (CPF) on basic areas where the country lagged like human capital, poverty alleviation, stunting, revenue mobilisation and economic reforms. This was conveyed to a...

Broadsheet inquiry to now be carried out by one-member commission comprising Azmat Saeed: Faraz  

The announcement made by Information Minister Shibli Faraz reflects a change in the original composition of the probe body notified by the government. Last week, the federal cabinet had formed an inquiry committee to be headed by a former judge of the Supreme Court or high court with the task to investigate in 45 days the “fresh revelations” in...

People with plazas in Dubai couldn’t explain sources of income: NAB chief

National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice retired Javed Iqbal on Tuesday addressed allegations and "sinister propaganda" against the watchdog, adding that those who owned plazas in Dubai were not able to justify their sources of income. Addressing the chamber of commerce in Islamabad, Iqbal...

Petition Prepared against foreign funding of JUI-F

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has decided to file foreign funding case against Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) in the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP),  reported on Tuesday. Application prepared by the PTI Member National Assembly (MNA) Farukh Habib states that former JUI-F leader Hafiz Hussain Ahmed in...

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