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  • ‘Madhubala is finally freed from incredible pain’

    KARACHI: History was made at Karachi Zoo on Wednesday where Madhubala the elephant underwent a long and incredible surgery for her chronic tusk infection by an international team of experts...

    The operation was not only challenging for the vets, who had been preparing for the day for months and finally performed a complicated procedure through a unique method in the humid weather of Karachi
  • Rains bring more destruction to Balochistan villages

    Heavy rains continued to wreak havoc in Balochistan after a new spell of rains caused flash flooding in Lasbela district and nearby areas, leaving several villages inundated...

    Traffic on Quetta-Karachi National Highway remained suspended even after five days as flood water is still flowing over the highway
  • Relief to flood-hit people will be provided on priority: PM

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday expressed serious concern about the devastation caused by the recent floods across Pakistan, vowing that provision of humanitarian relief to the affected people was a high priority of his government...

    The prime minister, in a meeting with UN Resident Coordinator Julien Harneis, expressed Pakistan’s firm commitment to the purposes and principles of the UN Charter
  • Pakistan included in new UK trading scheme

    ISLAMABAD: The United Kingdom (UK) has launched a “Developing Countries Trading Scheme” (DCTS), whose implementation in early 2023 will provide tariff reductions and simpler terms of trade to 65 countries, including Pakistan...

    The DCTS replaces the UK’s Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP), a preferential trading system that provides tariff removals and reductions on various products
  • US says no longer trusts Taliban

    WASHINGTON: The United States has said that it no longer believes the Taliban are capable of implementing the pledges they made in Doha, Qatar, while signing a peace agreement with American negotiators...

    At a Tuesday afternoon news briefing in Washington, State Department Spokesman Ned Price said that Al Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahiri’s presence in Kabul “reinforces the idea that the Taliban heretofore has not been willing or able to...
  • Govt commits more taxes as IMF board meets on 29th

    • Rs5 and Rs10 monthly PDL hike in diesel and petrol • No intervention in exchange rate • Import reserve cover for 10 weeks • Phaseout of Ehsas Ration ProgrammeISLAMABAD: The government has given an undertaking to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to raise the petroleum development levy (PDL) to a maximum of Rs50 per litre each on petrol and diesel by January and April, respectively, in 2023...

    In its Letter of Intent (LoI) sent to...
  • CDA awaits govt approval to start charging fare for new metro bus services

    ISLAMABAD: Although the newly-introduced metro bus services in the capital have been operating for the last few months, the passengers are not being charged any fare as the Capital Development Authority (CDA) awaits a go-ahead from the federal government...

    The CDA had sent a summary to the government, suggesting fare for the intra-city journey, but so far the civic body has not been informed about the fate of the proposal
  • Indonesia celebrates first independence day at future capital

    SEPAKU: Indonesia celebrated its first independence day at its future capital in the ancient rainforests of eastern Borneo on Wednesday as the nation plans a move away from slowly sinking, traffic-clogged Jakarta...

    Nusantara, which is 2,000 kilometres (1,200 miles) from Jakarta, is set to become the new political centre of the world’s fourth-largest country
  • 3 die as downpour continues to lash Karachi, suburbs

    KARACHI: Three people died in rain-related incidents as downpour continued to lash the city, particularly its outskirts, for the second consecutive day on Wednesday...

    The Sindh government announced closure of all public and private educational institutions in the province on Thursday (today)
  • Uproar in Israel, Germany over Palestinian President Abbas’s remarks

    BERLIN: German Chancellor Olaf Scholz voiced disgust on Wednesday at remarks by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas that the German leader said diminished the importance of the Holocaust, while Israel accused Abbas of telling a “monstrous lie”...

    During a visit to Berlin on Tuesday, Abbas accused Israel of committing “50 Holocausts” in response to a question about the coming 50th anniversary of the attack on the Israeli team at the 1972...
  • Top Republican Trump critic Cheney loses seat in US Congress

    JACKSON: Republican rebel Liz Cheney lost her seat in Congress on Tuesday to an election conspiracy theorist, but vowed to fight on and do “whatever it takes” to ensure that former president Donald Trump is never returned to power...

    Once considered Republican royalty, the lawmaker from Wyoming has become a pariah in the party over her membership on the congressional panel investigating the January 6 assault on the US Capitol — and...
  • IHC issues notice to ECP on PTI’s plea against prohibited funding verdict

    The Islam­abad High Court (IHC) on Thursday issued a pre-admission notice to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on PTI’s petition challenging the electoral body’s verdict in the party’s prohibited funding case...

    A three-member larger bench comprising IHC Acting Chief Justice Aamer Farooq, Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb and Justice Babar Sattar took up the application earlier today
  • PCB unconcerned by PSL-IPL clash in 2025 as ICC announces new FTP cycle

    KARACHI: The dates of the Pakistan Super League’s 10th edition are set to clash with the Indian Premier League for the first time in 2025 after the International Cricket Council announced the Future Tours Programme cycle for the next four years on Wednesday...

    But having to compete with unarguably the strongest franchise cricket tournament in the world is not concerning the Pakistan Cricket Board
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