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Shaheen Air flight carrying over 200 stranded Pakistanis takes off from China

Shaheen Air flight carrying over 200 stranded Pakistanis tak...

A Shaheen Air flight carrying over 200 Pakistanis, who were stranded at Guangzhou airport for over a week, took off from the Chinese port city Monday morning. The Shaheen Air flight is scheduled to reach Lahore late at night. On Sunday, S [...]

Posted On : Aug, 06 2018 | Comments : 0

Uber Extends Insurance Coverage to Include Drivers Partners Across Pakistan

Uber Extends Insurance Coverage to Include Drivers Partners ...

Uber has today announced it will provide all driver-partners, with an insurance product, known as ‘injury Protection’ across Pakistan in collaboration with Chubb Insurance, a global insurance leader. Key to the product is the [...]

Posted On : Aug, 01 2018 | Comments : 0

Dollar falls by Rs5.86 as China lends $2b to Pakistan

Dollar falls by Rs5.86 as China lends $2b to Pakistan

The value of the dollar against the rupee in the interbank market went down by Rs5.86 as China granted a $2-billion loan to Pakistan. Pakistan has received $1 billion from China. The remaining $1 billion is expected in the coming week. Th [...]

Posted On : Jul, 30 2018 | Comments : 0

Electioneering ends with intense efforts by political parties to woo voters

Electioneering ends with intense efforts by political partie...

Political parties and their candidates made intense, last-minute efforts to garner more and more public support for General Election 2018, as the Elections Commission of Pakistan's deadline for electioneering expired midnight on Tuesd [...]

Posted On : Jul, 24 2018 | Comments : 0

Village turns into artificial lake after glacier melts in Gilgit-Baltistan

Village turns into artificial lake after glacier melts in Gi...

An artificial lake was created in the Ishkoman valley of Ghizer district of Gilgit-Baltistan after a small glacier melted into Barsuwat Nullah, it emerged on Thursday. The Barsuwat area lies at a distance of 60km from Gahkuch, the distric [...]

Posted On : Jul, 19 2018 | Comments : 0

Nawaz Sharif, Maryam, Capt (retd) Safdar to remain jailed till election

Nawaz Sharif, Maryam, Capt (retd) Safdar to remain jailed ti...

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam, and his son-in-law Captain (retd) Safdar are set to remain behind bars until the highly-anticipated July 25 election, Geo News reported Tuesday night. The latest development comes a [...]

Posted On : Jul, 18 2018 | Comments : 0

Residents protest outside MQM's Bahadurabad office after eviction notice

Residents protest outside MQM's Bahadurabad office after evi...

The residents of FC Area in the metropolis' Liaquatabad locality and Martin Quarters took to the streets late Monday outside the Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) Bahadurabad office after they were served a notice to vacate the p [...]

Posted On : Jul, 17 2018 | Comments : 0

Karachi's Askari Park swing accident caused by broken bolts: report

Karachi's Askari Park swing accident caused by broken bolts:...

A swing at the Askari Amusement Park in the metropolis's Sabzi Mandi area collapsed on Sunday night after its bolts broke, an initial investigation report of the incident stated on Monday. A 16-seater ride named 'Monster' had [...]

Posted On : Jul, 16 2018 | Comments : 0

Shehbaz terms Avenfield verdict a 'dark chapter in history'

Shehbaz terms Avenfield verdict a 'dark chapter in history'

Former Punjab chief minister Shehbaz Sharif has termed an accountability court decision to send his brother, former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, to jail as unjust and "a dark chapter in history". Shehbaz was speaking to reporter [...]

Posted On : Jul, 06 2018 | Comments : 0

Eight dead as over 280mm of rain sweeps away Lahore municipality's promises

Eight dead as over 280mm of rain sweeps away Lahore municipa...

At least eight people were killed and upwards of 50 others wounded Tuesday due to rain-related incidents here in the city as heavy showers flooded the city of gardens, Geo News reported. The thunderous monsoon rain, which was recorded at [...]

Posted On : Jul, 04 2018 | Comments : 0

Rain expected in Karachi this week as monsoon approaches

Rain expected in Karachi this week as monsoon approaches

A rainy spell may soon be dispelling the heat and humidity in Karachi as the monsoon system approaches. According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department, the metropolis is likely to receive rain on Thursday and Friday, along with most [...]

Posted On : Jun, 26 2018 | Comments : 0

NADRA denies data leakage accusation, says voter records 'completely safe'

NADRA denies data leakage accusation, says voter records 'co...

The National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) on Tuesday denied an accusation of a leakage of voters' data for the General Election 2018. In a letter to NADRA Chairman Usman Yousaf Mobin, the Election Commission of Pakistan [...]

Posted On : Jun, 19 2018 | Comments : 0

Nawaz Sharif, Shehbaz Sharif at loggerheads over issuing party ticket to Nisar

Nawaz Sharif, Shehbaz Sharif at loggerheads over issuing par...

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and ex-Punjab chief minister Shehbaz Sharif are at loggerheads regarding issuing a party ticket to Chaudhry Nisar to contest the upcoming general election. “PML-N quaid Nawaz is adamant to not issu [...]

Posted On : Jun, 10 2018 | Comments : 0

Pakistan Railways announces special trains for Eid

Pakistan Railways announces special trains for Eid

Pakistan Railways (PR) has announced five special trains to facilitate people planning to travel for Eid-ul-Fitr. Passengers will take be able to take advantage of the eight-day operation, starting from June 12, on 30 per cent discounted [...]

Posted On : Jun, 10 2018 | Comments : 0

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