Pakistan team for T20I series against South Africa announced

KARACHI:The national selectors led by chief selector Muhammad Wasim on Sunday announced the Pakistan men’s 20-member squad for the three-match T20I series against South Africa which will be played in Lahore. The three matches will be played on February 11, 13 and 14. The squad along with the officials will enter the bio-secure bubble from Wednesday, February 3, the players taking part in the Test series will join tRead More…

MS United wins Master Champions T20 Cricket League title

KARACHI:MS United won the Master Champions T20 Cricket League after beating Rangoonwala by four wickets here at RLCA Ground. Rangoonwala batted first and scored 152-6 in 20 overs. Arif Khan top scored for the side scoring 67 runs. Saqib Khan bowled lethally and captured four wickets for 32 runs. In response, MS United reached the victory total in 18.5 overs. Hanan Khan batted well for the side scoring 56 runs. DurRead More…

Sharmila urges Centre to take over KE for its ‘blatant failures’

KARACHI:Pakistan Peoples Party MPA Sharmila Farooqui has urged the federal government to take over K-Electric (KE) for sending inflated bills and carrying out power outages in many areas besides not updating its shattered wiring system in many areas of the city that pose threat to lives of citizens. “Time has come to get rid of KE to minimize the hardships being suffered by the citizens and the business community ofRead More…

34 more Covid-19 patients die in country

KARACHI:As many as 34 more patients died of coronavirus in Pakistan during the last 24 hours while 1,599 new virus cases emerged. The country-wide death toll from the virus has surged to 11,657 so far since the outbreak of the disease in February. According to a Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation, and Coordination report issued on Sunday a total of 544,813 people have been tested positive for the coronRead More…

Govt rapidly increasing pension bill: PBF

KARACHI:Pakistan Businesses Forum (PBF) on Sunday said the government was rapidly increasing pension bill. Talking to newsmen, PBF Vice President, Ahmad Jawad, said: “Time is not far when the ballooning pension expenditure will become our biggest budgetary challenge.” He unfolded the details that the consolidated federal and provincial governments’ pension bills had grown over sixfold, from Rs164 billion in FY2011 Read More…

NCOC: (Pakistan reports 1,599 new COVID-19 cases, 34 deaths in last 24 hours)

ISLAMABAD:Thirty-four more people died of COVID-19 over the last twenty-four hours, taking the total tally to 11,657. According to the latest statistics of National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), 1,599 new cases of coronavirus surfaced in the country during the last twenty-four hours after the tests of 42,455 people. 499,974 people have so far recovered from the disease.Read More…

PRC organizes free medical camp in Karachi

KARACHI:The Sindh branch of the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) organized a free medical, eye, and dental camp in Orangi Town, an underprivileged area of Karachi, on Sunday, January 31, 2021. “It is a great responsibility that I have been made the head of this leading humanitarian organization to serve the poor and deserving people of our society,” Mrs. Shahnaz S. Hamid, Chairperson, PRCS-Sindh, said. “ProvidinRead More…

Adviser: (Govt recovered Rs 210 bln, illegal properties from 36 people: Shahzad Akbar)

ISLAMABAD:Prime Minister’s Adviser on Accountability Shahzad Akbar has reiterated the government’s commitment to continue anti-corruption drive for recovering looted money of the nation. Addressing a news conference here on Sunday, he said stern action be taken against those involved in corruption and illegally grabbing the country’s properties. Shahzad Akbar said the sole purpose of opposition parties’ hue and cryRead More…

PAF: (Special PAF plane left for China for transportation of first tranche of Covid-19 vaccine)

ISLAMABAD:A special plane of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has left for Beijing, China for transportation of first tranche of Covid-19 vaccine. According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), all necessary measures have been put in place for vaccine storage at Islamabad and move of vaccine to various federating units particularly to Sindh and Balochistan through air. Vaccine nerve center has been establisRead More…

Minister: (PM will personally interact with general public on telephone tomorrow)

ISLAMABAD:Minister for Information and Broadcasting Syed Shibli Faraz has said Prime Minister Imran Khan will personally interact with the general public on telephone tomorrow (Monday). In a tweet on Sunday, he said the Prime Minister will receive phone calls from general public at 4:00 p.m tomorrow (Monday). General public can contact the Prime Minister by dialing 051-9210809 to directly talk to him (Imran Khan).Read More…