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Pakistan to launch e-passport system soon

Pakistan will have an e-passport system by this June this year, Sheikh Rashid, the country’s minister for interior said. A German company has been contracted for the implementation of the project, reported Dawn

Pakistan Army reviews LOC situation

Top commanders of the Pakistan Army on Thursday reviewed the situation along on the Line of Control for the first time since the forces of Pakistan and India last month issued a joint statement, reported The Express Tribune

US designates Pakistan-based travel agency transnational criminal organization

Authorities in the United States designated a Pakistan-based travel agency as a "transnational criminal organization" (TCO) and said the firm was involved in human smuggling, according to a report in Dawn

Pakistan committed to raising $8.3 billion in taxes

The Pakistani government has committed to increasing taxes by around $8.3 billion in the coming budget, reported Dawn

Pakistan push to reset ties with US meets lukewarm response

Pakistan's attempt to revive relations with the US administration has received a lukewarm response from President Joe Biden's administration

Pakistan to open vaccination for all by July end

Pakistan will open vaccination for all age groups by July end, said Asad Umar, Pakistan’s federal planning minister

Onus is on men: Jemima Goldsmith criticises Pakistan PM and former husband’s rape statement

Jemima Goldsmith, the former wife of Prime Minister Imran Khan, criticised him after he blamed women for their "inappropriate" dress for a rise in sexual harassment and rape cases in the countr

Pakistan changes laws to punish people ‘disrespecting’ armed forces

In what seems another attempt to muzzle any criticism of its powerful armed forces, the Pakistan government is all set to pass legislation allowing punishment for people for what it says "intentionally ridiculing” its forces

Pakistan: No action taken against cops allegedly involved in kidnap case

Ppolice in Pakistan are not taking action against four officials who are allegedly involved in a kidnap-for-ransom case of two citizens, media reports said

Pakistan's mosques to open for Taraweeh prayers despite COVID-19

Pakistan's mosques will remain open for congregational Taraweeh prayers during the Holy Month of Ramadan despite rising number of COVID-19 cases, media reports said

Families of Pakistani 'missing people' continue sit-in demonstration

Families of Pakistani Shia Muslim persons hold a sit-in at Mehfil Shah-i-Khorasan, off Numaish Chowrangi, and near the Mazar-i-Quaid under the auspices of the Joint Action Committee for Shia Missing Persons in Pakistan's Karachi city on Friday

Russia offers to supply military weapons to Pakistan

In what seems an indication of growing military ties between Russia and Pakistan, the former has expressed its willingness on Wednesday to supply its military weapons to the latter for anti-terrorism purposes, reported Dawn

Russia to continue joint anti-terror exercises with Pakistan

Russia will continue the practice of joint anti-terrorist exercises with Pakistan to strengthen the republic's potential, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview with the Pakistani newspaper The News International

Russian foreign minister in two-day Pakistan visit

Russia Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov reached Pakistan for a two-day visit, the first in the last nine years, reported Dawn

Over a million people vaccinated in Pakistan

Pakistan has so far vaccinated over a million people, the country’s planning minister Asad Omar informed on Tuesday. Around 2 million have already registered themselves for vaccines in the country

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