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Saturday, June 27th, 2020


Pakistan rejects illegal grant of IOJ&K domicile certificates to Indian Nationals


DNA ISLAMABAD, JUNE 27 –  Pakistan categorically rejects the grant of domicile certificates of Indian occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IOJ&K) by the Indian authorities to reportedly 25,000 Indian nationals. The Kashmiris have also rejected the bogus domicile certificates.   The certificates issued to non-Kashmiris including, among others, the Indian government officials under “Jammu and Kashmir Grant of Domicile Certificate (Procedure), 2020” are illegal, void and in complete violation of the relevant United Nations Security Council Resolutions, and International law including the 4th Geneva Convention.   The latest action is a vindicationRead More

Punjab govt devises SOPs for cattle markets, collective sacrifice on Eid ul Adha


LAHORE: Punjab government on Saturday devised standard operating procedures (SOPs) to establish cattle markets and holding collective sacrifice (Ijtemai Qurbani) of animals ahead on Eid-ul-Adha amid COVID-19 pandemic. The decision on the SOPs was made by the sub-committee of the Punjab cabinet and it would be conveyed to the federal government for a final nod. An important meeting of the federal government is convened on Monday where the Punjab government will put forward its recommendations for approval, said the provincial Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Raja Basharat.

Punjab transporters raise fares by 20% after fuel hike


Punjab’s transporters raised Saturday fares by 20% after the federal government increased the petrol price by Rs25.58 per liter. Inter-city bus travel is now more expensive. A liter of petrol will now sell for a little over Rs100 again. The price of high speed diesel has been increased by Rs21.31, according to a notification issued by the Finance Division. The prices of kerosene and light diesel oil have gone up by Rs23.50 and Rs17.84, respectively. “If you’re going to increase prices so much and so suddenly, obviously we will haveRead More

Ban PUBG: Lahore police officer writes letter to Punjab IG


A Lahore police officer has requested the Punjab IG to ban on online gaming application PUBG. A 16-year-old died by suicide in Lahore’s Hanjarwal after missing a mission assigned to him while playing the game, said the letter which has been penned by SSP Liaquat Ali Malik on CCPO Zulfiqar Hameed’s instructions. “PUBG is an online multiplayer battle royale game that has gained immense popularity among young people. The game has influenced the young people and changes their behaviour,” he wrote in the letter. The policeman claimed that the game is affecting childrenRead More

Half of UK’s imported coronavirus cases are from Pakistan


Half of the UK’s imported coronavirus cases were reported in travellers from Pakistan, The Telegraph reported on Friday, as the country seeks to impose stricter quarantine measures on foreigners. The UK government’s Public Health England recorded a total of 30 COVID-19 cases in people who had arrived from Pakistan since June 4. The kingdom itself has reported 309,360 cases and 43,414 deaths from the virus. A quarantine expert from Exeter University, Bharat Pankhania, suggested the government concentrate its resources on thorough screening of individuals from “high risk” countries rather than a “light-touch”Read More

Pakistan confirm 20-man squad which departs for England on Sunday


LAHORE, JUNE 27 (DNA) – The Pakistan Cricket Board confirmed on Saturday the 20-man squad which travels to England for a three-Test and three-T20I series scheduled to be played in August and September. “The squad will head towards Worcestershire where they will undergo the England and Wales Cricket Board testing before completing their 14-day isolation period, during which they will be allowed to train and practice,” the cricket board mentioned in its press release. “The side will move to Derbyshire on July 13.” Eighteen players which were tested negative forRead More