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Spain qualify for Quarters finals

Sports Desk COPENHAGEN: Spain has qualified for the quarters finals of Euro Cup 2021 by beating Croatia 5-3. In the stipulated time both teams ended in a draw. However in extra time Spain scored two more goals. Spain has won the European Championship for three times. Spain will play its quarter final in Saint Petersburg.

PM for contact with Opp on electoral reforms

Zubair Ahmad ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Monday said Prime Minister Imran Khan had directed [the government team] to make another contact with opposition parties on the proposed electoral reforms. In a tweet, he said  Attorney General for Pakistan Khalid Javed Khan would brief [the PM] about the main features of electoral reforms after holding a meeting with the legal team of the opposition parties and Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). The minister said the Attorney General would present a report containing the opposition’s suggestions onRead More

NCOC eases restrictions

Indoor dinning allowed; cinema halls opened Shujaat Hamza ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Monday allowed the resumption of indoor dining for vaccinated individuals, subject to 50 per cent occupancy, according to a statement issued by the body. The decision was taken in a meeting, chaired by Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar and co-chaired by National Coordinator Lt Gen Hamood Uz Zaman Khan which reviewed the current coronavirus situation and non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) in the country. The forum agreed on a numberRead More

UAE extends ban on Pak flights

News Desk ABU DHABI: The United Arab Emirates has extended the ban on flights from Pakistan and 13 other countries till July 21. Other countries include India, Nigeria, South Africa, Liberia, Namibia, Sierra Leone, the Democratic Republic Of Congo, Uganda, Zambia, Vietnam, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka. In the notification, the federal aviation authority said that exceptions would be granted to cargo flights, as well as business and charter flights.  Dubai, a business and tourism hub, is the most populous of the UAE’s seven emirates. Throughout the pandemic, the UAE’sRead More

US, European states wary of IS threat

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas warned that IS was gaining influence beyond Iraq and Syria, where it originated News Desk BERLIN: The United States and several of its European allies voiced concern over the ongoing threat posed by the “Islamic State” (IS) militant group, during an international anti-IS coalition meeting in Italy. The US-led coalition convened in Rome to discuss strategies to combat terrorism.  German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas warned that IS was gaining influence beyond Iraq and Syria, where it originated. “The IS in Iraq and Syria has beenRead More

Foreign hand unearthed in Lahore blast

“All local and international characters behind the blast were identified [by the CTD Punjab],” CM Buzdar Abid Raza LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar Monday revealed during a press conference that “anti-state agencies” are involved in the Lahore Johar Town blast. “Terrorists responsible for the Johar Town bomb blast in Lahore have been arrested,” said the chief minister. “An anti-Pakistan agency is involved in the bomb blast,” he added.  He said that the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) Punjab had traced the culprits behind the incident within 16 hours of the blast. The chiefRead More