SC dismisses Azam Swati’s apology in IG Islamabad transfer, family torture case

The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday rejected Minister of Science and Technology Azam Swati’s apology in the Islamabad IG transfer case.

20 dead in accident between passenger van, coal truck in Khairpur

As many as 20 people were killed while 60 others were injured on Monday morning as a passenger van rammed into a coal filled truck near Khairpur district of Sindh province.

Sindh reports first death from coronavirus

The Sindh government on Friday confirmed the death of a 77-year-old coronavirus patient in Karachi, the first death from the deadly virus in the province.

Hajj expenses likely to increase by Rs63,000

The expenses for next year’s Hajj through government scheme are likely to increase by Rs63,000, a parliamentary committee was told on Wednesday.

More rain, snowfall expected in KP, FAta

The ongoing spell of rain and snowfall in hilly areas is likely to continue for another couple of days, the meteorological department predicted on Sunday. “An active westerly wave is affecting upper parts of the country and likely to persist till Wednesday,” it said in a statement posted on its website. “Rain, thunderstorm with snowfall over the hills is expected at scattered places in Islamabad, upper Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, North Balochistan, FATA, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir during the next 24 hours,” the forecasters said, adding the same condition would prevail for next 48 hours.

Steering committee to be set up on Afghan peace: Sartaj

Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said on Friday that a steering committee for durable peace in Afghanistan will be formed which will include representatives from Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and United States.

COAS says low tax to GDP ratio needs to change

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa said on Wednesday that Pakistan’s abysmally low tax to GDP ratio needs to change if it wants to break the begging bowl.

Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme registration date extended till Nov 15

The National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) has extended last date of registration for Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme by a month till Nov 15.

Pakistan, Saudi Arabia to work jointly to protect pilgrims from coronavirus

Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have agreed to work together to protect Hajj and Umrah pilgrims from coronavirus which has caused nearly 500 deaths in China.

Federal cabinet approves Fata reforms committee’s recommendations

The federal cabinet on Thursday approved in principle the recommendations of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) reforms committee. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chaired the Federal cabinet meeting in Islamabad.

Govt likely to announce five Eid holidays

The federal government is likely to announce five holidays for Eidul Fitr that will commence from June 14, media reports said.

Senate approves bill to extend superior judiciary’s jurisdiction to Fata

In a landmark development, the Senate on Friday approved the bill to extend the jurisdiction of the superior judiciary to Fata.