New CENTCOM Commander General McKenzie Visits Islamabad

US Marine General Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., completed a two-day visit to Pakistan today, his first since assuming command of United States Central Command.

At least 30 Afghan security personnel killed in Taliban attack

At least 30 security personnel were killed in a massive attack by the Taliban militants on a government compound in Afghanistan on Thursday.

Cabinet approves Rs57.3b for Khassadars, other forces in tribal districts

The federal cabinet has approved a budget of Rs57.3 billion for Khassadar force in the tribal districts for their capacity building and other needs.

Provincial polls: PTI forms board for nominating candidates

The PTI has formed a three-member committee for nominating candidates for the upcoming provincial assembly elections in the tribal districts.

Use of social media by govt employees likely to be banned

The government is working on a proposal to ban the use of social media by the government employees, sources said on Thursday.

Saudi foreign nationals get facility to issue Umrah visa for relatives

Saudi Arabia has approved a law under which its citizens and foreigners will get facility to get visa for their relatives outside the country for Umrah.

Nazia Iqbal’s brother awarded death sentence for sexually abusing nieces

A court has awarded death sentence on two counts to Iftikhar Ali, brother of famous Pashto singer Nazia Iqbal, over sexually abusing her two daughters.

‘Today 2.1 billion people live without safe water’

Water is vital for survival and,helps protect and environmental health.Our bodies,our cities,our agriculture and our ecosystems all depend on it

Pakistan has made significant progress towards gender equity: Report

Over the last seven years, the number of Pakistani men who think women should have equal rights increased by 15 percent, says a survey report

Afghan govt summons Pak diplomat on Imran Khan’s remarks

The Afghan government Saturday summoned a Pakistani diplomat on remarks by Prime Minister Imran Khan about possibility of formation of a new government.

‘Uplift of tribal districts will take time due to decades rule of outdated laws’

The premier announced Rs 2 billion in loans for the youth of tribal districts to start their business on easy instalment and zero markups.

‘Judiciary, LEAs’ role crucial to end violence against women’

Despite several international commitments on gender equality and women’s human rights, Pakistan’s ranking on gender equality remains one of the lowest in the world.
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