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COAS directs to provide additional resources for polio teams

RAWALPINDI: Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday said that additional manpower and resources should be provided to the polio teams to ensure a safe and secure environment at sensitive locations, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. According to the military’s media wing, Gen Bajwa visited the National Emergency Operation Centre (NEOC), where he was briefed on the latest polio campaigns

COAS inaugurates state of the art Tunneling Institute

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa inaugurated state of the art Tunneling Institute of Pakistan in Rawalpindi on Wednesday. According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the institute, an initiative of Frontier Works Organization, is aimed at promoting professional tunneling expertise including research and development and synergize tunneling

DIG Maqsood Ahmed receives PhD degree from UK

LONDON: UK's University of Northumbria, Newcastle has officially awarded Maqsood Ahmed with Doctorate (PhD) degree to DIG Security and Emergency Services Division. He became the first officer to hold a degree in terrorism financing. The head of the security division received his degree during a ceremony held at Northumbria University's Newcastle campus. Professor Jackie Harvey, who was the supervisor of

Sri Lanka declares state of emergency

COLMBO: Crisis-hit Sri Lanka declared a nationwide state of emergency on Wednesday, hours after President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled the country, the Prime Minister’s office said. “Since the president is out of the country, an emergency has been declared to deal with the situation in the country,” Prime Minister’s spokesman Dinouk Colombage told AFP. Police said they were also imposing an indefinite curfew across

Nation observes 55th death anniversary of Madr-e-Millat

ISLAMABAD: The 55th death anniversary of Madr-e-Millat (mother of the nation) Fatima Jinnah, the younger sister of founding father Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah was observed with reverence and respect across the country on Saturday. Fatima Jinnah, born on July 30, 1893, was referred to as the Madar-e-Millat due to her dynamic role in the Pakistan Freedom Movement. Today, 55 years after her tragic death, the


Karachi: U.S. Special Representative (S.R) for Commercial and Business Affairs Dilawar Syed visited Karachi July 6-9 as part of a visit to Pakistan that also included stops in Islamabad, Lahore, and Sialkot. In Karachi, S/R Syed met with government officials, industry leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs, and business journalists to further strengthen the economic partnership and bilateral trade between Pakistan and

Suicides rise in Thar desert, three women end their lives

THARPARKAR: Three women in Sindh’s Tharparkar district have committed suicide on Friday.  As per details, two women committed suicide in Islamkot’s village of Wali jo Tarr, while, in a separate incident, a girl committed suicide in Mithi’s village Phull ji Wand. Tharparkar police have recovered the bodies of the women and investigating the suicide incidents. According to a report quoting police officials,


WEB DESK Dr. Muhammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa delivered the Hajj sermon on Friday. Dr Muhammad told people that no one but Allah can solve their problems. During the sermon, he urged the Muslims to be fear Allah as it is secret of success. No one but Allah can make your problems go away, he told pilgrims. Addressing the media and journalists, Dr Muhammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa urges them to

Rain and flood, death toll rises to 56 in Balochistan

QUETTA: At least 56 people have been killed in monsoon rains and floods in Balochistan whereas torrential rains have caused chaos in various parts of the country. As per the report of the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA), Balochistan, at least 56 people have been killed in monsoon flooding, including 10 men, 22 women and 24 children. The deaths were reported from Bolan, Quetta, Zhob, Duki,


KARACHI: As part of his July 6-9 trip to Karachi, U.S. Department of State Special Representative (S/R) for Commercial and Business Affairs Dilawar Syed visited the National Incubation Center, Karachi (NICK), on July 7 for a range of engagements with Pakistani officials, innovators, and entrepreneurs. S.R Syed met with Federal Minister of Information Technology and Telecommunication Syed Amin ul Haque to discuss