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Mobile Phone Imports Down by 6.6%: PBS

ISLAMABAD, SEPT 20: Pakistan imported mobile phones worth $285.947 million during the first two months (July-August) of 2021 compared to $306.363 million during the same month of last year, registering a decline of 6.66 percent, according to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) data. The overall telecom imports into the country during the period under review (July-August) 2021 decreased by 0.88 percent by going down from $370.301 million in July-August 2020 to $367.050 million in July-August 2021. On a monthly basis, the imports of mobile phones into Pakistan increased byRead More

After NZ shock, England ‘reluctantly’ withdraw from Pakistan tour

LONDON: The England Cricket Board announced on Monday that it was withdrawing both its men’s and women’s teams from their tour of Pakistan scheduled for next month. “We can confirm that the Board has reluctantly decided to withdraw both teams from the October trip,” the ECB said in a tweet. The decision comes three days after New Zealand abandoned their tour of Pakistan citing a “security threat”, minutes before the first ODI match was scheduled to start at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium — a move that shocked Pakistani fans and officials. InRead More

Capital to be made fully vaccinated

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Dr Faisal Sultan said Monday that the government is trying to make Islamabad a fully vaccinated city. The SAPM was briefing the media about the efficiency of mobile vaccination teams after inaugurating the community vaccination centre in the federal capital. “We are working on making Islamabad a 100% vaccinated city where every citizen and resident is fully vaccinated,” said Dr Sultan. The SAPM said that to accomplish this goal, the government needs to bring the mobile vaccination teams into optimum utilisation because thereRead More

Top TTP commander killed

RAWALPINDI: Security forces gunned down a notorious and key Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) commander Safiullah in North Waziristan’s Mir Ali area, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Monday. Safiullah hailed from Mir Ali and was involved in the murder of four women who belonged to a non-governmental organisation, said the military’s media wing. Safiullah was also involved in the target-killing of Federal Works Organisation (FWO) engineers, confirmed the ISPR, adding that he had also conducted IED attacks on security forces and was planning attacks on them. The notorious TTP commanderRead More

Russia opposition claims mass fraud in elections

The ruling party claimed a two-thirds majority in the Lower House State Duma, with United Russia’s Andrei Turchak saying it was a “convincing and clean victory Moscow: Russia’s opposition accused the authorities of mass voter fraud as election results on Monday showed the ruling United Russia party winning a sweeping majority in parliament. The three-day vote that ended on Sunday followed an unprecedented crackdown on critics of President Vladimir Putin and came with pre-election polls showing United Russia’s popularity at a historic low. But the party still claimed a two-thirdsRead More

Man kills five people when evicted from Kazakhstan home

Almaty, Kazakhstan, Sept 20: A man shot dead two police officers and three other people on Monday when the authorities evicted him from his home in Almaty, Kazakhstan’s biggest city, police said.  A police statement carried by Russian news agencies said that a man served an eviction notice “opened fire” on court bailiffs, police officers and emergency ministry officials before being detained and disarmed.     In addition to the two police officers, the shooter killed the “new owner” of the property, another civilian and a court bailiff, Almaty’s deputy policeRead More