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PM directs to ensure on emergency basis 100% anti COVID-19 vaccination of children

National
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday directed to ensure on an emergency basis one hundred percent anti COVID-19 vaccination of children aged five to twelve. Chairing a meeting regarding COVID-19 situation in the country, the Prime Minister said screening of people at the country's borders and airports should be made more effective. He said a third party audit of the screening system should be carried out and a report be submitted to him. Expressing satisfaction over the Covid-19 situation in the country, the Prime Minister said no death has been reported from the pandemic in Pakistan in the last fifteen weeks which is a welcome development. He also expressed satisfaction over the low rate of Covid-19 infection but said we have to be prepared all the times. Shehbaz S...

Banned TTP operating from Afghan soil to spread terrorism in Pakistan: Kh Asif

National
ISLAMABAD: Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif on Tuesday said the defunct organization of Tehreek-e-Taliban is operating from Afghan soil to spread terrorism in parts of Pakistan. Talking to a private television channel, he said Pakistan has asked the interim Afghan government to respect Doha agreement, and it has promised to control the terrorist activity from its soil. The Defence Minister said the government had opened doors for talks with Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) but there was no progress in this regard. Replying to a question, he said there is no network of TTP in Pakistan but it is operating from Afghan soil.

Pakistan, Malaysia vow to strengthen ties anchored in strong economic, trade cooperation

National
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Malaysia have reaffirmed the commitment to further strengthen their historic ties anchored in strong economic and trade cooperation. The understanding came in a telephonic conversation between Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim on Tuesday. The Prime Minister felicitated the Malaysian counterpart on his election as the Prime Minister. The two leaders expressed satisfaction over the momentum of Pakistan-Malaysia relations and agreed on the importance of regular high-level exchanges to strengthen bilateral dialogue and cooperation. Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif underscored Pakistan’s desire to forge a broad-based relationship with Malaysia with robust political dialogue and trade and economic linkages. The two leaders also di...

PM vows to adopt zero tolerance policy for terrorists challenging country’s writ

National
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said the National Security Committee (NSC) at its meeting on Monday took some major decisions after hours long deliberations with regards to security and economic situation. In a tweet on Tuesday, he said the state of Pakistan will adopt zero tolerance policy for terrorists challenging its writ. Peace is non-negotiable. He said the economic roadmap will revive economy and provide relief to the people.

ECP gets go-ahead to continue contempt proceedings against Imran Khan, other PTI leaders

National
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to continue its proceedings against former Prime Minister Imran Khan and other Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders- Asad Umar and Fawad Chaudhry, in the cases related to the contempt of the ECP. Disposing of the ECP’s petition, a three-member Supreme Court bench comprising Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial, Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Ayesha A Malik, held that the proceedings initiated by the ECP under Section 10 of the Election Act, 2017, against the respondents “have been allowed to continue”. “But ECP has been hereby restrained from passing final orders under the said section,” a seven-page court order stated. The order stated that the high courts had not stopped the ECP from proceedin...

Teenage boy shot dead during engagement function in Hyderabad

Metropolitan Cities
Hyderabad: A teenage boy was shot dead during an engagement function in Hyderabad, turning merriment into mourning on Tuesday. Reportedly, during an engagement function in Khursheed Town in Hyderabad, some men opened fire and killed an 18-year-old boy identified as Awais. Police arrested four accused who opened fire during the function. Further investigations were underway. Two injured robbers held during police encounters Police arrested two alleged robbers in injured condition from Korangi. In two different police encounters in Korangi, the law enforcers arrested two dacoits who got hurt during the encounters. According to police, the accused used to rob citizens. Police recovered weapons, a motorcycle, cash and other stolen articles from their possession. Korangi SSP Sajid Sidozai...