Federal Minister For Religious Affairs Noor ul Haq Qadri on Saturday said that any decision on Hajj 2020 would be made by 15th Ramazan.
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Federal Minister For Religious Affairs Noor ul Haq Qadri on Saturday said that any decision on Hajj 2020 would be made by 15th Ramazan.
Khawaja Saad Rafique and his brother Salman called on Punjab Assembly Speaker Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi on Saturday, as the PML-N and the PML-Q show signs of thawing relations after political bitterness between the two parties.
Eleven union councils in Karachi’s District East were completely locked down on Saturday to contain further spread of the novel coronavirus.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (pix) has warned US President Donald Trump that his decision to stop a shipment of masks intended for Canadian doctors would warrant retaliation۔
Azam Khan, one of the greatest squash players of all time, passed away in London on Saturday, becoming one of the thousands of victims of the coronavirus pandemic.
Bangladesh's national cricketers have decided to donate half of their monthly salary to the government fund to fight against the coronavirus epidemic.
Hollywood actress and longtime humanitarian, Angelina Jolie, has donated one million dollars to fight child hunger amid the coronavirus spread.
Sindh government has decided to purchase necessary equipment and machines to enhance the laboratories' testing capacity in the province.
The government has decided to permit domestic flight operation to and from Islamabad International airport for Gilgit and Skardu from today till 2nd of next month.
National Coordination Committee (NCC) on coronavirus will hold its second meeting in Islamabad on Thursday with Prime Minister Imran Khan in the chair.
World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) have urged its bilateral creditors to suspend debt payments from International Development Association countries to help them combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has advised electronic media to curtail fear syndrome among masses while covering news related to coronavirus.
Chief Minister Balochistan Jam Kamal has showed his satisfaction over the arrangements made to ensure lockdown amid coronavirus spread, on Thursday.
The Trump administration cut staff by more than two-thirds at a key U.S. public health agency operating inside China, as part of a larger rollback of U.S.-funded health and science experts on the ground there leading up to the coronavirus outbreak, Reuters has learned.
Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Sahibzada Noor-ul-Haq Qadri rebuffed the rumours circulating on social media regarding ban on Hajj this year amid coronavirus outbreak.
Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu has said that Turkey is taking care of Pakistani citizens as their own people.
Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar has directed immediate up-gradation of testing laboratories in all divisional headquarters of the province, amid coronavirus fears.
The Osaka Corona Hotel in western Japan has been eerily quiet and empty the past few weeks.
The K-Electric refused the directives of Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah to waive off bills for citizens for the ongoing month and charge the dues as installments over the next 10 months as businesses and offices remain closed owing to the coronavirus lockdown.
Drastic measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus in Sindh have now taken effect. As of 12am Monday morning, Pakistan Day, a blanket ban has been placed on "unnecessary movement" throughout the province.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday lashed out at the 'Niazi-NAB alliance' for freezing his assets.
The women’s marathon at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and all the race walks have been rescheduled, following the controversial decision taken in October to move the events out of the capital 800 kilometers north to the city of Sapporo.
Johnson & Johnson said on Tuesday that recent tests showed that Johnson’s Baby Powder was free of asbestos, after U.S. Food and Drug Administration investigations reported trace amounts of the material in the product earlier this year.
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that Chinese telecommunication firm Huawei was a security risk after NATO said it needed secure next-generation 5G technology.
Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are stepping aside as leaders of the Internet behemoth they founded 21 years ago, ending an extraordinary run that saw them build one of the world’s most valuable and influential companies.
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad formally launched on Wednesday preparations to host next year’s APEC summit, recalling with pride how his country hosted the event more than 20 years ago, but also flagging risks.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Wednesday that he wanted to agree an exchange with Russia of all remaining prisoners when he meets Russian President Vladimir Putin at a summit in Paris next week.
Secretary-General of the Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO) Dr Hadi Soleimanpour arrived in Pakistan on Wednesday for his inaugural visit.
Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Wednesday responded to Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry's comments on his meeting with former premier Nawaz Sharif at Kot Lakhpat jail.
Injured Houston Astros right-handed pitcher Francis Martes has received an 80-game suspension after testing positive for Clomiphene, a performance-enhancing substance, Major League Baseball announced Tuesday.
The logo of Lilly is seen on a wall of the Lilly France company unit, part of the Eli Lilly and Co drugmaker group, in Fegersheim near Strasbourg, France, February 1.
The Duchess of Sussex, former U.S. actress Meghan Markle, is due to give birth this Spring to her first child with husband Prince Harry, 34, Queen Elizabeth’s grandson.
Almost every day, “Janda”, a self-described Indonesian housewife with 2,000 Twitter followers, dispenses lifestyle tips, complains about city life, and praises how the government of President Joko Widodo has improved her life as a young mother.
California Governor Gavin Newsom will impose a moratorium on the state’s death penalty on Wednesday, granting reprieves to all 737 inmates on death row and closing the state’s execution chamber, an administration source said.
Nearly 50 people, including actors Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin were charged on Tuesday in what federal authorities say was a $25 million scam to help wealthy Americans get their children into elite universities like Yale and Stanford.
The U.S. Defense Department signed a memo on Tuesday that would enforce limitations on transgender people serving in the military, a policy that has been the subject of court challenges.
Conor McGregor was arrested in Miami Beach on Monday after a fan said the Irish mixed martial arts fighter smashed his phone and walked off with the shattered remains, police records show.
Nine policemen have been killed in a militant attack in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state, police said on Sunday, as tensions ratchet up in a state riven by ethnic and religious conflict.
World number one Novak Djokovic shook off a nervy start to dispatch US qualifier Bjorn Fratangelo in straight sets Saturday to reach the third round of the ATP Indian Wells Masters.
An unmanned capsule from Elon Musk’s SpaceX splashed into the Atlantic Ocean on Friday, successfully completing a mission crucial to NASA’s long-delayed quest to resume human space flight from U.S. soil later this year.
U.S. women’s national soccer team coach Jill Ellis threw her support behind her players on Saturday after all 28 members of the reigning World Cup champions’ squad filed a suit against U.S. Soccer for gender discrimination.
Singer R. Kelly was released from a Chicago jail on Saturday after a child support payment of more than $161,000 was made to an ex-wife, police said, ending his second incarceration in two weeks after a prior arrest on sex assault charges.
Former New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez is engaged to the pop star, actress and producer Jennifer Lopez, they announced on social media on Saturday, sharing a photo of her ring.
Americans are consuming more gourmet coffee than ever, but the outlook for future growth may be threatened by increasing economic worries, survey results from the National Coffee Association (NCA) showed on Saturday.
More than two dozen people were injured and at least 10 were taken to a hospital after a Turkish Airlines flight encountered severe turbulence on its approach to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on Saturday, officials said.
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Saturday called on citizens nationwide to travel to the capital Caracas for a protest against socialist President Nicolas Maduro, as the country’s worst blackout in decades dragged on for a third day.
Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden topped a poll of Iowa voters on Saturday that also showed Senator Bernie Sanders gaining momentum against him in the No. 2 spot.
Pakistan cricket team and Quetta Gladiators captain Sarfaraz Ahmed was not allowed to go ahead with his scheduled press conference.
It seems that realism is slowly creeping into Pakistan cricket and the team management and selectors have come to peace with the fact that the national side’s batting line-up cannot be relied on — at least for the leading role — with the World Cup fast approaching.
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood has warned India of a befitting response in case of any provocation, this is ‘Naya Pakistan’, not of 1971.
A MiG-21 fighter jet belonging to the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed in the state of Rajasthan on Friday while it was on its routine sortie.
Syed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis on Thursday emphasized the need for collaborative efforts to achieve human development goals for socio-economic well-being of the country.
Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah on Friday said that the Thar coal power project will be operational by this month.
National Accountability Bureau (NAB) arrested Aftab Memon, the close aide of former president Asif Zardari.
President Vladimir Putin mounted a horse on Thursday and cantered with female police officers in footage broadcast across Russia ahead of International Women’s Day.
The China Manned Space Engineering Office (CMSEO) announced that the core module of the country's space station, the Long March-5B carrier rocket and its payloads will be sent to the launch site in the second half of this year, to make preparations for the space station missions.
United States has reiterated its strong support for the UN efforts to reinvigorate efforts to resolve the Syrian crises.
US forces have not yet been ordered to pull out of Afghanistan despite President Donald Trump's plan to end involvement there, the commander of American forces in the Middle East, said on Thursday.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday denied accusations of "partisan" political meddling in the criminal prosecution of a corporate giant that plunged his Liberal government into its worst crisis yet.
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said that reforming Federal Bureau of Revenue (FBR) is high on his agenda, but warned that if the tax collection authority cannot be fixed, he will create a new one.
US President Donald Trump's former campaign chief Paul Manafort is to be sentenced for tax crimes and bank fraud on Thursday in a high-profile case stemming from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Queen Elizabeth II has posted her first Instagram image.
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China said on Wednesday that it is blocking some imports of the agricultural product canola from Canada because of fears of insect infestation.
Photos shared numerous times on Facebook and Twitter claiming to show a devastated area of Pakistan on February 27, 2019 after Indian airstrikes are "misleading", AFP reported.
Tech giant Huawei on Thursday opened a legal front in its counter-offensive against the United States warnings that it could aid Chinese intelligence services, filing suit to overturn a US law that bars federal agencies from buying its products.
Saudi State Minister for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir called on Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in Islamabad on Thursday.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed the Punjab government to provide best available medical care facilities to former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
219th Corps Commanders’ Conference presided by General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) held on Tursday at GHQ.
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi held meeting with a delegation led by Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn on Thursday.
Former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi did not appear before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in connection with a probe into the liquefied natural gas (LNG) contract case on Thursday.
Iran says the remaining signatories of the 2015 nuclear deal have reaffirmed their “strong support” for the Islamic Republic despite the United States' decision to unilaterally leave the agreement last year.
Twenty eight people were injured on Thursday when a grenade exploded at a bus stop in the city of Jammu in Indian-occupied Kashmir, police said.
Fitbit Inc launched its cheapest smartwatch on Wednesday to defend its position as the second-largest seller of smartwatches after Apple Inc.
NDMa has dispatched ten thousand food bags to Balochistan government as humanitarian assistance for affected people by recent heavy rains and torrential floods in the province.
Australian cricketer Shane Watson has confirmed that he is coming to Pakistan to play PSL games in Karachi for Quetta Gladiators.
The Pakistan Super League (PSL) team, Quetta Gladiators, is all set to turn green during the Pakistani leg of the season as the team has introduced new home kits for the remaining matches set to be played in Karachi.
The government is working to rationalise taxes on milk supply chain to incentivise the sector in order to expand collection and processing units across the country, said Advisor to Prime Minister on Commerce and Investment Razak Dawood in a meeting with the delegation of International Finance Corporation.
New activities have been detected at a North Korean intercontinental ballistic missiles plant, South Korean media said on Thursday, as U.S. President Donald Trump said he would be very disappointed if Pyongyang rebuilt a rocket site.
Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi visited sea installations and forward posts and reviewed operational preparedness of the Naval Force.
Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido said in an interview that the expulsion of the German ambassador by Caracas was a threat against Germany, Der Spiegel magazine reported on Thursday.
Thai authorities beefed up security around the Constitutional Court on Thursday ahead of a ruling on whether to ban an opposition party for nominating the king’s sister as its candidate for prime minister in a March 24 election.
Australia’s Cardinal George Pell, in jail awaiting sentencing on five child sex offences, is being sued in the Supreme Court of Victoria for another alleged child abuse offense.
Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei Technologies sued the U.S. government on Thursday saying a law limiting its U.S. business was unconstitutional, ratcheting up its fight back against a government bent on closing it out of global markets.
The Indian troops on Thursday martyred another youth in Hindwara district of the occupied Kashmir, reported Kashmir Media Service on Thursday.
The World Health Organization unveiled a landmark reform on Wednesday that targets billions of people around the globe and puts a stress on primary care for all rather than “moonshot” projects like eradicating diseases.
“Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek, one of the most recognizable faces in U.S. television, has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer, he said in a video message on Wednesday. He vowed to beat the disease despite its low survival rate.
The groundbreaking novel “One Hundred Years of Solitude” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez is coming to the screen for the first time in a Spanish language series for Netflix, the streaming service said on Wednesday.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Thursday said the delegation-level visits scheduled between India and Pakistan will further de-escalate tensions between the two countries.
Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Kong Xuany in his meetings with Pakistan's civil and military leadership has reaffirmed Beijing's all out support to Pakistan for peace and stability in the region.
Indian Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should also be investigated in the government's deal for 36 Rafale fighter jets. Gandhi said, “I am not alleging anything anymore... government documents are saying it for themselves."
The Supreme Court on Thursday took notice of the delay in the treason trial of former military ruler Pervez Musharraf.
Two Kashmiri vendors in Indian city Lucknow were assaulted by members of a right-wing outfit on Wednesday.
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir arrived in Islamabad on a day-long official visit. During the visit will discuss bilateral matters and regional situation.
Pakistan’s Sana Mir on Wednesday was named to the International Cricket Council (ICC) ODI team of the year.