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Emirates resumes flights to Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad

UAE airline Emirates has resumed services to Pakistan's three main cities — Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad — after a temporary suspension

Malaysia suspends Pakistan pilots after licence fraud revelation

Malaysia's aviation regulator has temporarily suspended pilots employed by domestic airlines who hold Pakistani licences, after the government revealed that many pilots had dubious qualifications

Pakistan PM launches initiative to protect, promote national parks

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan launched an initiative to preserve nature by protecting and promoting 15 national parks in an effort to increase the country's forest cover

UNSC condemns ‘cowardly’ attack on PSX

The UN Security Council (UNSC) has strongly condemned the “heinous and cowardly” terrorist attack on the Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi this week that killed at least eight people

Plan to lease Roosevelt Hotel in New York shelved

The Cabinet Committee on Privatisation (CCOP) on Thursday reversed a seven-month-old legally questionable decision of deciding the fate of real estate jewel, Roosevelt Hotel New York, through a ministerial taskforce, putting the transaction back on right track

Power outages continue to plague Karachi

The scorching sun continues to blaze over Karachi with no respite from the sea winds

Pakistan has lost 42 doctors among 58 healthcare providers to COVID-19

As many as 58 healthcare providers, including 42 doctors, have lost their lives due to COVID-19 in Pakistan, federal government officials said on Wednesday

Relief as 50% of infected patients in Pakistan defeat deadly virus

While the number of coronavirus cases has declined by 40 percent, around 50pc of the total infected patients have defeated the deadly virus across the country

Pakistan's inflation rises to 8-year-high in FY20

Pakistan's inflation rose to an eight-year-high inflation rate of 10.74 percent in FY20 (July 2019-June 2020) due to multiple factors, according to official figures

Pakistan death row convict released after 21 years

A Pakistani man, who spent the last 21 years on death row for a crime he was convicted of committing when he was a juvenile, has been released, according to a non-profit

Pakistan government extends permission to operate domestic flights

The Pakistan government has decided to further extend the permission for operating domestic flights to and from six airports of the country till August 31

'Devastating tally': Amnesty International urges Pakistan to protect health workers

The Amnesty International wrote a letter to Pakistan’s Health Minister Dr Zafar Mirza on Wednesday regarding the rise in coronavirus infections among the healthcare workers and attacks targeting them, saying that more than 5,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 58 deaths was a ‘devastating tally’

EU suspends PIA for six months over fake pilot licence scam

In a major setback to Islamabad, the European Union has suspended Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) for six months over its fake pilot license scandal

Rumpus in National Assembly as minister attacks PPP leadership

A day after the passage of the federal budget, Pakistan's National Assembly on Tuesday witnessed rumpus due to a verbal clash and sloganeering from both sides of the aisle after Speaker Asad Qaiser provided full opportunity to Ports and Shipping Minister Ali Zaidi to complete his speech in which he made personal attacks on the Pakistan Peoples Party leadership, but didn’t allow PPP’s Abdul Qadir Patel to give a response

Accountability court issues bailable arrest warrant for ex-president Zardari

An accountability court issued bailable warrants for former president Asif Ali Zardari and started the process to have Nawaz Sharif declared an absconder in the Toshakhana reference filed by the National Accountability Bureau, reported Geo News on Tuesday

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Hilsa glut in Barishal

With the doom and gloom surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic slowly subsiding, the west bank of Barishal's Kirtankhola river in Bangladesh has started to see increased activity