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  • Corporate sector urged to provide jobs to differently-abled persons

    KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Tuesday urged the corporate sector to open their doors and adopt the cultural of inclusiveness by providing more employment opportunities to speech- and hearing-impaired youth...

    “My government has already allocated a separate quota for differently-abled persons in government jobs and we will offer jobs to recently graduated students,” he announced while speaking at the inauguration...
  • Tetra milk, formula prices raised

    KARACHI: Manufac­turers have increased the prices of various milk products including baby formula...

    The rate of one litre tetra milk pack has been raised to Rs250 effective Feb 20 from Rs230 while it was available at Rs220 in October 2022
  • Many quake victims go hungry as winter hampers aid efforts

    • Survivors spend night in hospitals, mosques and public buildings • Snow storms adding to the woes of displaced, rendering roads impassableSANLIURFA: In the Turkish city of Sanliurfa, survivors of the massive quake that has wreaked death, destruction and havoc on the region face an invisible but powerful threat — hunger...

    As the morning sun illuminates the sky, Sanliurfa’s cracked streets look empty
  • Strict security for PSL matches ordered

    RAWALPINDI: The Punjab Home Department has directed the police chiefs of Rawalpindi, Lahore and Multan divisions to ensure tier-wise deployment of security personnel along with a bomb disposal squad with the motorcades of cricket teams and foreign officials...

    The Pakistan Super League (PSL) eighth edition 2023 is scheduled to be held in Rawalpindi, Lahore and Multan from February 13 to March 19
  • ECP told to get help from forensic experts in funding case

    ISLAMABAD: The Isla­mabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday directed the ECP to seek help from forensic experts for scrutiny of the funding of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), and other political parties...

    The court issued the direction to the ECP representative, citing that documentation of the transactions is also a requirement of the IMF
  • Over 23m likely to be affected from Turkiye-Syria quake, says WHO

    GENEVA: Over 23 million people could have been affected by the massive earthquake that ravaged Turkiye and Syria, the WHO warned on Tuesday, promising long-term assistance...

    “Event overview maps show that potentially 23 million people are exposed, including around five million vulnerable populations,” the World Health Organisation’s emergencies officer Adelheid Marschang said
  • SHC orders police chief to conduct thorough probe into Keamari deaths

    • IGP says victims’ heirs didn’t approach police to lodge FIRs • Court directs registration of separate cases for each victim • Bench calls for removal of all ‘incompetent’ officialsKARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday directed the inspector general of police (IGP) to lodge FIRs and conduct a proper investigation into the deaths of 18 people from inhaling toxic emissions in Keamari...

    A two-judge bench comprising Chief Justice...
  • Phosphorus used in Peshawar blast: Alvi

    KARACHI: Presi­dent Dr Arif Alvi on Tuesday claimed that phosphorus, a highly lethal chemical, was used in the Police Lines mosque blast...

    On Jan 30, a powerful suicide explosion ripped through the mosque in the Red Zone area where between 300 and 400 people — mostly police officers — had gathered for prayers
  • NCSW wants ‘diligent’ probe into F-9 Park rape case

    ISLAMABAD: The National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW) has expected a fair, diligent and exhaustive investigation by the capital police into the F-9 Park rape case...

    While condemnation of the F-9 Park incident continued, another woman was subjected to gang-rape at her house in the rural area of the capital
  • France reels from another wave of pension strikes

    PARIS: Fresh strikes hit trains, schools and refineries in France on Tuesday over an unpopular pension reform pushed by President Emmanuel Mac­ron, as opponents took to the streets for a day of protests...

    The third day of union-backed demonstrations since January 19 was set to test momentum for the protest movement that has vowed to block Macron’s bid to raise the retirement age
  • Amid spate of arrests, Imran gives army chief ‘benefit of doubt’

    LAHORE: A week after his party urged the president to take notice of “brazen interference by intelligence agencies and some sections of the establishment” in politics, PTI chief Imran Khan on Tuesday gave Army Chief Gen Asim Munir the “benefit of the doubt”...

    The remarks by the former prime minister came in the wake of a spate of arrests, which did not spare his close aides and allies, and an ostensible delay in the elections for Khyber...
  • Saudi ‘exit’ from Kabul sparks fears of exodus

    ISLAMABAD: Saudi diplomats’ departure from Kabul amid security concerns has sparked fears that at least three other countries were also planning to close their embassies in Afghanistan, though Taliban and other officials have dismissed such reports...

    An Afghan Taliban official has confirmed to Dawn that Saudi Arabia has withdrawn its staff, but said the Saudis “have told us that they have withdrawn emb­a­ssy staff for a week-long...
  • LHC suspends de-notification order of 43 PTI lawmakers

    The Lahore High Court (LHC) suspended on Wednesday National Assembly Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf’s decision to accept the resignations of 43 PTI lawmakers and put by-elections in 43 constituencies on a hold...

    The judgement was pronounced by Justice Shahid Karim on a petition filed by PTI MNAs against the NA speaker’s acceptance of their resignations and the Election Commission of Pakistan’s de-notification orders
  • Sindh Assembly summons SSGC chief over prevailing gas crisis

    KARACHI: Lethargic attitude and absence of a majority of opposition members in the Sindh Assembly on Tuesday marred the private members’ day for the umpteenth time as no legislative business, including the presentation of private bills and resolutions, was carried out...

    When the session started with a delay of one hour and 20 minutes, hardly two dozen lawmakers were present and the sitting was ultimately adjourned by Deputy Speaker...
  • Devastated by disaster

    By the end of the day on Monday, the government of Turkiye had declared seven days of mourning...

    At that time, people were still being pulled from the rubble of not one but two major earthquakes — the first occurring at 4:17 a
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