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  • Pemra seeks ARY News response to IB complaint against 'fake news'

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Saturday directed ARY News to respond to a complaint filed by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) against its report on a list of lawmakers suspected of links with banned militant groups allegedly compiled by the IB...

    The list first came to light when ARY News programme 'Power Play' aired a report on Sept 25 claiming that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had directed the IB on...

  • Pemra serves notices to ARY, Bol News over 'fake' news regarding cabinet reshuffle

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has issued show-cause notices to ARY News and Bol News for airing news items regarding a reshuffle in the federal cabinet and change in the portfolios of some federal ministers, it emerged on Tuesday...

    The two media outlets had aired the news on Monday morning about a possible reshuffle in the posts for Minister for Finance and Minister of State for Interior held by Asad Umar...

  • Rawalpindi - Islamabad: Metro buses to be running from May 1

    ISLAMABAD: The government has decided to inaugurate the Rawalpindi-Islamabad metro bus service on April 30 so that the residents of the twin cities could travel on the buses on Labour Day...

    The decision was taken at a review meeting of the metro bus project on Friday and the message of the Punjab chief minister and the prime minister was also conveyed to the participants...

  • Islamabad and Rawalpindi: Twin cities on red alert

    RAWALPINDI: Security in the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad has been put on a ‘red alert’ as Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives on a two-day official visit on Monday...

    Army, Rangers and police personnel have been deployed on the rooftops of buildings along the route of the visiting dignitary from the airport to the federal capital...

  • Uber launches ride-hailing service in Islamabad, Rawalpindi

    Ride-hailing service Uber will now operate in Islamabad and Rawalpindi, taking the total number of cities where the service is offered to four, said a press release issued by Uber...

    The Islamabad district government and management of Uber Pakistan met on Thursday to discuss safe, affordable and reliable transport for the residents, added the statement...

  • Islamabad, Rawalpindi heat index hits 45 degrees

    ISLAMABAD: The heat index of Rawalpindi and Islamabad hit 45 degrees Celsius on Saturday with the Met Office warning that the situation could worsen by noon on Sunday...

    Mercury levels rose to 43 degrees Celsius in Rawalpindi and 42 degrees in Islamabad...

  • Eidul Fitr prayer timings in Rawalpindi, Islamabad

    Eidul Fitr prayers will be offered at various places in twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad as per following schedule:Islamabad5:50am: Ahl-e-Hadith Eidgah, F-11/G-11 Cricket Ground...

    7:30am: Masjid-ul-Furqan, Satellite Town, Jamia Masjid Akbari, Mohanpura, Jamia Masjid, Rawalpindi Medical College, Jamia Masjid Al-Falah, Raja Aslam Colony, Eidgah (Ahl-e-Hadith), New Shakrial, Jamia Masjid Syed-e-Na Farooq Azam, Gali no...

  • Eidul Azha prayer timings in Rawalpindi, Islamabad

    Eidul Azha prayers will be offered at various places in twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad as per following schedule:Islamabad5:50 a...

    7:30 am: Masjid-ul-Furqan, Satellite Town, Jamia Masjid Akbari, Mohanpura, Jamia Masjid, Rawalpindi Medical College, Jamia Masjid Al-Falah, Raja Aslam Colony, Eidgah (Ahel-e-Hadith), New Shakrial, Jamia Masjid Syed-e-Na Farooq Azam, Gali no...

  • Rawalpindi-Islamabad metro bus project not waterproof

    ISLAMABAD/RAWALPINDI: Some newly constructed metro bus stations, worth millions of rupees, could not withstand the heavy monsoon showers on Tuesday and were flooded with rainwater...

    The worst affected bus stations were Peshawar Mor, Centaurus, 7th Avenue, Kutchery and Shaheed-i-Milat stations where water flowed down the staircases and dripped from the ceiling, inundating the stations...

  • Extreme weather drives late-night shopping in Rawalpindi, Islamabad

    ISLAMABAD: Extreme weather in Rawalpindi and Islamabad has changed the shopping pattern this Ramazan, and even the corporate brands are keeping their outlets open late at night ignoring the official timings...

    “We always used to do shopping during the day as it’s easy because of limited traffic and the fact that male members of the family are at work,” said Sadaf Zehra, a resident of Rawalpindi...

  • CJP takes notice of women trafficking ring in Rawalpindi, Islamabad

    Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Friday took notice of the alleged presence of a women trafficking ring in Rawalpindi and Islamabad...

    The matter came to the CJP's attention through a news story published in The News on Feb 22, which narrated the ordeal of a 40-year-old married woman who was sold and taken to Afghanistan, where her abductors demanded Rs300,000 for her return...

  • More religious groups join protests in Rawalpindi, Islamabad

    ISLAMABAD/RAWALPINDI: Religious parties and other groups on Friday staged demonstrations and brought out rallies in Rawalpindi and Islamabad against the acquittal of Aasia Bibi in a blasphemy case...

    The Rawalpindi police arrested over 245 protesters on the charges of violating Section 144 and holding rallies and protests...

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