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National cricketer Shaheen Afridi ties knot with Insha Afridi

Pakistani cricketer Shaheen Shah Afridi has tied the knot with the Insha Afridi, daughter former Pakistani skipper Shahid Afridi. The marriage ceremony took place in...

10 children dead as boat capsized in Tanda Dam Kohat

At least 10 children were killed on Sunday when a boat carrying religious school students capsized in Kohat district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, rescue officials...

US says Pakistan can purchase discounted oil from Russia

The United States has said that Pakistan could purchase petroleum from Russia at discounted price despite not signing a western backed price cap on...

Karachi ATC acquits Rao Anwar and others in Naqeebullah Mehsud murder case

A Karachi Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) has acquitted former police officer Rao Anwar and other accomplices in the Naqeebullah Mehsud murder case after five years. In...

Major power outage leaves Pakistan without electricity

A major power breakdown hit the national grid on Monday morning, leaving large parts of the country without power. However, electricity restoration was in process;...

Four million Pakistani children still living next to stagnant and contaminated floodwater

ISLAMABAD: More than four months after a national state of emergency was declared in Pakistan, up to 4 million children are still living near...

Pakistan and UNHCR open 11 PoR smartcard modification centres for Afghan refugees in the country

ISLAMABAD: The Government of Pakistan with the support of UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has opened 11 Proof of Registration (PoR) card modification (PCM)...

Cop martyred in Islamabad explosion

A cop was martyred and three others injured in a blast in I-10 area of federal capital on Friday.   Rescue sources said that the blast...

Qadirabad villagers bracing Quetta’s cold in the absence of government aid

Abdul Karim Quetta’s Qadirabad neighborhood also suffered heavy damages during the August as large numbers of houses were destroyed due to raging torrents and now...

Journalists at risk due content removal, accounts blockages and other digital challenges

Asim Khan Journalists in Pakistan routinely come under attack at both physical and digital spaces. Blocking accounts and removal of content from digital media is...

Eight killed, several injured in Rajanpur bas collision

RAJANPUR: Eight persons were killed and several others injured in collision of two passenger buses on the Indus Highway Rescue sources said that the Peshawar...

Quetta’s Naway Killay flood affectees waiting for reconstruction to start

Abdul Karim More than three months after devastating floods laid waste to the Naway Killay area on the outskirts of Quetta, the reconstruction of damaged...

Government slashes petroleum products prices

Federal government has announced to slash the prices of the petroleum prices. Federal minister for finance Muhammad Ishaq Dar announced to slash the price of...

PM says December 16 is the day of standing against terrorism

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said Friday that the December 16 was the day for the nation to stand united against terrorism. On the occasion of...

Swiss Funding to Boost Education, Livelihoods activities for Refugees and Host Communities in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency,  welcomed a contribution of US $5.6 million from the Government of Switzerland. This contribution will be directly aimed...

Sessions discuss climate resilient housing & sustainable post disaster rehabilitation

UN Habitat in collaboration with Ministry of Housing and Works organized two sessions at the International Housing Expo 2022, Pakistan. The objective was to...

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