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Expert urge govt to use post-floods global good will to boost trade

Muhammad Faheem In his speech to the 77th meeting of the UN General Assembly, Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif called on international community to help Pakistan....

Google launches 15,000 scholarships for Pakistan

Internet giant Google has on Thursday launched its scholarship progamme which will benefit 15,000 Pakistanis by providing them digital skills. A statement said that under...

Pakistan and democracy at 75

Rifaqatullah Razarwal Pakistan celebrated its 75th Independence Day earlier last month with a democratic government in power. On the other hand, at the same time...

UN Chief arrives in Pakistan on solidarity visit

United Nations General Secretary Antonio Guterres has arrived in Pakistan on a two day visit to express his solidarity with the millions of people...

United States Military Begins Airlift of Critical Flood Relief Items to Pakistan

Islamabad, September 9, 2022: United States Central Command, in support of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has begun airlifting life-saving humanitarian supplies...

Floods have cost US$ 10 billion to Pakistan economy

Humera Aleem Pakistan economy has suffered losses worth US$ 10 billion due to the devastating floods, which have also killed over 1200 people and destroyed...

Private screening of Jemima Khan’s film to raise funds for Sindh flood affectees

Jemima Khan has joined hands with author Fatima Bhutto for the Indus Relief 2022 fundraiser to raise funds for the Sindh’s flood affectees and...

Over 3 million children at risk of waterborne diseases in flood affected areas, UNICEF

UNICEF has warned that more than three million children were in need of humanitarian assistance and at increased risk of waterborne diseases, drowning and...

Nepra approves Rs 4.34 per unit hike in electricity prices

National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has approved Rs 4.34 per unit hike in electricity prices. Sources said that Central Power Purchasing Agency had asked...

PM Shahbaz Sharif urged to amend flawed journalists’ safety law

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Journalists Safety Coalition (PJSC) has declared the Protection of Journalists and Media Professionals Act 2021 passed by the previous Imran Khan...

Plan to hold digital census on standstill due to political uncertainty

Muhammad Faheem The plan to hold a digital census in the country has come to standstill due to the ongoing political uncertainty in the country. According...

Floods and rain kill 630 people across the country, 1130 others injured

Ghulam Akbar Marwat The spell of monsoon rains and resultant floods have killed 630 people and injured around 1130 others across the country, National Disaster...

Saudi court sentences six Pakistani to jail for sloganeering in Madina during PM visit

A Saudi court has sentenced six Pakistani nationals to from eight to 10 years in prison for violating the sanctity of the Masjid-e-Nabawi. Pakistani nationals...

Climate change and its adverse effect on Pakistan

Sakina Bukhari Pakistan is particularly susceptible to extreme weather as well as other consequences of climate change, such as coastal intrusion, odd rain cycles, increasing...

PM constitutes committee to assess flood and rain damages across the country

Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif has constituted a committee to determine losses incurred due to the recent monsoon spell. The decision was taken in a meeting...

Businessmen hail resumption of Pak-Afghan Dosti Bus Service

Shaheen Afridi The revival of Pak-Afghan Dosti Bus Service, which is scheduled for the end of next month, is likely to alleviate travel related miseries...

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