Pakistan News

    23 Items Declared Haram In Pakistan Face

  • Emergency declared in Sindh to face ‘heavy’ monsoon

    KARACHI: With a cloudburst predicted to be around the corner, the provincial government has ordered relevant officials to reactivate flood relief control rooms and relief centres across Sindh as a precautionary measure to face the potential threat of flooding in Sindh’s urban and rural districts, it emerged on Wednesday...

    Health minister Jam Mehtab Dahar, in the meantime, declared a high alert in government hospitals on account of...

  • US businessman pleads guilty to exporting prohibited items to Pakistan

    WASHINGTON: A US businessman has pleaded guilty to exporting products without a licence to atomic and space agencies in Pakistan, violating US federal laws...

    Court documents and statements show that from 2012 to December 2016, Khan and others were engaged in a scheme to purchase goods that were controlled under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and exported them without a licence to Pakistan, in violation of the EAR...

  • Pakistan has 938 items on Safta sensitive list with Afghanistan

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan maintains a sensitive list of 938 items with Afghanistan under the South Asia Free Trade Agreement (Safta), Minister for Commerce Khurram Dastgir said on Thursday...

    Speaking during the question-hour session in the National Assembly, the minister said all other items not on the sensitive list could be imported into Pakistan from the Safta countries, including Afghanistan, at a tariff rate of zero to 5 per cent... ...

  • Boko Haram has kidnapped 2000 women in a year: Amnesty

    WASHINGTON: The Nigerian extremist group Boko Haram has abducted 2,000 women and girls since early 2014, Amnesty International reported on Tuesday...

    It’s been a year since Boko Haram kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls from the town of Chibok in northeast Nigeria, causing worldwide condemnation of their activities...

  • 400 killed in Boko Haram attacks since April: Amnesty

    A spurt in attacks by Boko Haram Islamists has claimed nearly 400 lives since April in Nigeria and Cameroon, double the figure of the previous five months, Amnesty said on Tuesday...

    “Boko Haram is once again committing war crimes on a huge scale, exemplified by the depravity of forcing young girls to carry explosives with the sole intention of killing as many people as they possibly can,” said Alioune Tine, Amnesty International's...

  • Niger army fights Boko Haram for Lake Chad island

    NIAMEY: Niger’s army is fighting to recapture an island in Lake Chad after it was seized by hundreds of Boko Haram militants aboard motorised canoes, army sources said on Sunday...

    Boko Haram, hardline Islamists who want to establish a caliphate in the region, attacked the island of Karamga at dawn on Saturday, their second attempt to capture it since February, army and government sources said...

  • Boko Haram gunmen kill 21 in Nigeria

    KANO: Suspected Boko Haram gunmen shot dead 21 people in northeast Nigeria who were trying to return home to recover abandoned food supplies, a local official and a victim’s relative said on Monday...

    “The men, 21 of them, were stopped at Bultaram (village) by gunmen we believe are Boko Haram who shot them dead,” said Baba Nuhu, an official with the Gujba local government in Yobe state...

  • Boko Haram slits throats of 12 in Nigeria

    MAIDUGURI: Boko Haram militants have slit the throats of 12 people in northeast Nigeria as the army was trying to evacuate civilians from the area, a military source and a witness said on Friday...

    The town of Gwoza, in mountainous terrain, was one of the last places to fall, on March 27, and there remain pockets of Boko Haram activity in the area, security sources say...

  • WFP builds humanitarian response facility to store medicines, food items in Jalozai

    The HRF, recently handed over to the KP government, features four large warehouses for general cargo and two smaller, climate-controlled warehouses for more sensitive items such as medicines and ready-to-use foods, as well as office space and staff facilities...

    Also read: UN humanitarian response facility in LahoreAccording to WFP Pakistan Representative Lola Castro here on Sunday, this is the fifth HRF in the country...

  • Nigeria trying to identify 300 girls, women rescued from Boko Haram

    ABUJA: Nigeria was seeking to identify on Wednesday nearly 300 women and girls rescued from Boko Haram, raising hopes they might include schoolgirls seized in a high-profile kidnapping last year...

    Also read: Boko Haram has kidnapped 2000 women in a year: AmnestyBut Nigeria’s defence ministry spokesman urged caution, saying it was too early to tell and all those released from camps in the militants’ Sambisa Forest stronghold were...

  • Boko Haram retakes Nigerian border town

    MAIDUGURI: Boko Haram fighters seized back the border town of Marte in northeastern Nigeria and attacked outlying villages on Friday, weeks after the military said it had contained the Islamic extremists in a forest stronghold, an official said...

    Twenty civilians were killed by the military cannon fire, according to Muhammad Gava, a spokesman for a civilian defense group that fights Boko Haram...

  • Relief items will be sent to Nepal today

    “Four C-130 aircraft carrying a 30-bed hospital, special search and rescue teams and relief items will be dispatched to Nepal tomorrow,” the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Saturday...

    According to the PM Office, four Pakistan Air Force aircraft were ready to leave for the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu as soon as the airport there was ready to receive the flights...

  • Traders worry over lacklustre sale of Rabiul Awwal items

    KARACHI: The sale of badges, illuminations, buntings, flags and other decorative items relating to the 12th of Rabiul Awwal has not shown any significant increase this year as compared to the past year while traders of these items cite slight lack of enthusiasm from consumers as the main reason for the slow business activities...

    At Effendi Road traders looked perturbed over lukewarm response of buyers to the sale of flags and other...

  • More
Back to top