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US to work closely with Pakistan

DNA WASHINGTON: The United States has appreciated Pakistan’s efforts to advance the Afghan peace process and stability in South Asia, including by encouraging the Taliban to engage in substantive negotiations. At his regular press briefing in Washington, the US State Department spokesperson Ned Price said Pakistan has much to gain and will continue to have a critical role in supporting an outcome that not only the United States seeks, but many of their international partners also seek. The spokesperson said the United States would continue to work and to communicateRead More

CAA imposes new curbs for inbound flights

Nazir Siyal KARACHI: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Tuesday imposed new restrictions for inbound flights as the fourth wave of COVID-19 hit the country and the government enforced curbs to stem the pandemic’s spread. In the new travel advisory, the CAA said all inbound passengers of age six years and above will be required to possess a valid negative PCR test result conducted within 72 hours prior to commencement of travel to Pakistan. “All arriving passengers of age 6 years and above will be tested through rapid antigen testing upon arrivalRead More

Powerful explosions in Kabul

News Desk KABUL: A powerful blast followed by sporadic gunfire has hit Afghanistan’s capital Kabul near the city’s heavily fortified “Green Zone”, an area home to government buildings and foreign embassies, police officials said. Tuesday’s blast appeared to have been caused by a car bomb and the apparent target was the residence of a member of parliament, a senior security official said. Two gunmen were still in the area and clashing with Afghan security forces, the official said. The city’s Emergency Hospital said in a tweet it had so farRead More

‘Rule of law, justice shape societies’

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said societies were shaped by the  of law with prevalent moral values and ethics, whereas justice was the criterion which ‘differentiated between a civilized society and a banana republic’. Addressing a book launching ceremony of analyst, writer and researcher Ikram Sehgal titled ‘A personal chronicle of Pakistan’, the prime minister said a society rose when governed by equal sets of law for the privileged and the poor classes. “The human society is shaped by rule of law,” he said. Contrary to it, theRead More

PM Imran for deepening Pak-Korea cooperation

The premier held discussions with delegations from Korea and the Arab Parliament Staff Report ISLAMABAD: A delegation of the Republic of Korea of the Department of Rural Development and Administration (DRDA) led by Hur Taewoong, Vice Minister of the Department called on Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday. Welcoming the visiting delegates, the Prime Minister appreciated the multidimensional and friendly ties existing between the two countries. He commended the role of DRDA in the development of crop-specific agricultural technologies, provision of training and capacity-building of the researchers and farmers, andRead More

Pakistan vaccinates 1 million in a day

Staff Report ISLAMABAD: As the fourth wave of COVID-19 worsens, Pakistan achieved on Monday the 1 million daily doses’ mark, with Islamabad becoming the first city to get 50% of its eligible population vaccinated with at least one dose. Federal Minister for Planning Asad Umar took to Twitter to share details about the vaccination drive being ramped up to curb the COVID-19 spread. “Happy to report that the target we had set for 1 million vaccinations in a day was crossed yesterday with 10 lakh 72 thousand vaccinations,” he tweeted. AllRead More