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  • South Korea reports highest daily number of new coronavairus cases in 49 days

    South Korea reported the highest daily number of new coronavirus cases in 49 days on Wednesday, as one of the country’s largest e-commerce companies battled an outbreak linked to a now-shuttered logistics facility...

    The Korea Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) reported 40 new cases as of midnight Tuesday, bringing the country’s total number to 11,265
  • New SC bench appointed to hear Hudaibiya Paper Mills case on Nov 28

    The Supreme Court (SC) on Saturday ordered the constitution of a three-member special bench to hear a petition pertaining to the Hudaibiya Paper Mills case on November 28...

    In an appeal, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has asked the apex court "in the interest of justice, fair play and equity" to set aside a 2014 judgement from the Lahore High Court (LHC) to shut the case
  • ‘Pakistan losing $133 million daily to corruption’

    KARACHI: The head of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Sindh, rejected on Thursday media reports about inquiries being pending against Karachi University (KU)...

    Speaking at a programme on awareness and prevention against corruption held on the KU campus, he said: “No inquiry is going on or pending against the KU and media reports in this regard are not true,” NAB’s Sindh DG retired colonel Siraj-ul-Naeem said when asked to...
  • Chinese defence contractor begins construction of warship to be exported to Pakistan: China Daily

    China has started building an advanced warship that would be exported to Pakistan under a defence agreement between the neighbouring countries, China Daily reported on Wednesday...

    The newspaper, that quoted China State Shipbuilding Corp — one of the largest state-owned defence contractor — said that the construction of the ship had started in the Hudong-Zhonghua shipyard in Shanghai and is a version of China's most advanced warship
  • Arthur wants Pakistan players to ‘express their characters’

    Pakistan’s newly appointed coach John Michael alias Mickey Arthur seemed in no mood to follow strict measures in an attempt to turn around the ailing condition of the national team’s dressing room...

    The South African, instead, looked forward to adjust with the available lot of players and apply methods to integrate ‘fun’ with his coaching techniques
  • Pakistan expresses concern to India over delay in Samjhota Express probe

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday conveyed its concerns to India over delay in the free and fair investigation of the attack on Samjhota Express, said a statement issued by the Foreign Office...

    “Pakistan has conveyed its grave concern to India over unnecessary delay in the free and fair investigation of Samjhota Express terrorist attack in which more than 42 innocent Pakistani nationals lost their lives,” said the statement
  • Pakistan to launch campaign to counter India's 'deceptions', express solidarity with Kashmiris

    Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Thursday announced the launch of a new robust information campaign to counter the Indian narrative based on "deceptions" regarding the ongoing human rights violations in India-occupied Jammu and Kashmir...

    The foreign minister said that Prime Minister Imran Khan has a very clear policy on truthfully shedding light on the plight of Kashmiris
  • Book touching daily life issues launched

    ISLAMABAD: Consisting of 19 short stories, social activist Zahid Abdullah’s book “The Wise Man” was launched at a local hotel on Wednesday...

    A large number of people from different walks of life participated in the ceremony and appreciated his efforts for bringing out the book, despite being blind
  • ‘Players not paid full daily allowance during Asia Cup’

    ISLAMABAD: A parliamentary panel was on Thursday stunned to know that Pakistan’s national hockey squad was not paid their fully daily allowance while playing the Asia Cup in Bangladesh recently...

    Pakistan, the former three-time Asia Cup champions, finished a dismal third in the continental event staged at Dhaka’s Maulana Bhashani Hockey Stadium as they overwhelmed South Korea 6-3 in the third-place playoff earlier this month
  • IG recommends daily allowance for police at current revised rate

    LAHORE: Inspector General of Punjab Police retired Capt Arif Nawaz has recommended to the government to de-freeze the fixed daily allowance and grant it as per revised rates of 2017 to the policemen...

    The Punjab government had allowed the police force the daily allowance in 2009 as par old rates fixed in 2005 and put a moratorium on its revision
  • British jihadi ‘White Widow’ killed by US drone, says daily

    LONDON: Sally Jones, a British jihadi who recruited online for the militant Islamic State group, has been killed in Syria by a US drone along with her 12-year-old son, The Sun newspaper reported on Thursday...

    A convert to Islam from southern England, Jones was nicknamed the “White Widow” by the British press after her jihadi husband Junaid Hussain, also an IS militant, was killed by a drone in 2015
  • KWSB gets Rs160m for 1,000 tankers of water daily

    KARACHI: A hefty grant of Rs160 million has been approved for the ill-managed Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) to provide water through 1,000 tankers to the city’s water-starved localities on a daily basis...

    The grant-in-aid was approved by Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah while chairing a meeting to discuss water shortage in Karachi on Thursday
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