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Day: January 11, 2023

Quetta, other aras receive rains and heavy snowfall

Quetta: Quetta and other aras of Balochistan have received rains and heavy snowfall, according to a report on Wednesday. According to the Meteorological Department, Quetta, Pishin, Chaman, Qila Abdullah, Mastung, Nushki, and Dalbandin received heavy rain. There was also a heavy snowfall in Quetta, Ziarat, Khanozai, Kahan, Mehtarzai, Kaushik, and Toba. People are facing difficulties as the snowfall has blocked several roads for traffic. The Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) has delivered the machinery to deal with any emergency situation in the snow affected areas. Different areas of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) also received snowfall. The flight schedule was affected at Jinnah International Airport, Karachi due to fog. A Lahore-bound AirSial flight was delayed by one ho...

PM thanks UN Chief for his unwavering support to Pakistan’s flood victims

Islamabad: Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has thanked the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres for his unwavering support to Pakistan's flood victims. In a tweet on Wednesday, Shehbaz Sharif said he is highly grateful to the UN Secretary General for raising voice for recovery and reconstruction of Pakistan with resilience. The Prime Minister said the UN Secretary General also played a pivotal role making Resilient Pakistan Conference a sound success.

Five muggers arrested, man killed in Karachi incidents

Karachi: Five alleged robbers were arrested in three police encounters in the provincial capital while a man was killed during a robbery in different incident in Karachi on Wednesday. According to police, three robbers were injured in crossfire with the police in Ittehad Town’s Gulshan Gazi area. Police claimed the arrested suspects have committed more than 200 acts of robbery and street crime. In another encounter, police managed to arrest an injured robber in Shah Faisal Colony. While another robber was taken into custody in injured condition near Shah Latif Azeem Hotel. The injured suspects were shifted to different hospitals. Meanwhile, robbers killed a man during house robbery in Karachi’s Sarjani Town on Wednesday, police said. Police said three robbers entered a house in late ...

California-Punjab SPA important milestone to strengthen both provinces: Envoy

Islamabad: Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States Masood Khan has said Sister Province Agreement (SPA) between California and Punjab would open up vistas of opportunities in deepening mutual cooperation in the diverse fields. He was addressing a high level reception hosted by the leadership of Californian State Assembly in the honor of visiting delegation from Pakistan at the Governor’s mansion, according to a press release received here on Wednesday from Washington DC. He said landmark agreement is an important milestone in strengthening linkages between California and the largest populated province of Pakistan at all levels and would serve as a force multiplier in efforts to strengthen Pak-US relations. Masood Khan said Pak-US relations are on ascending curve and is the most appro...

PTI Chairman has no desire to dissolve assemblies in KP, Punjab: Kaira

Islamabad: Adviser to Prime Minister on Kashmir Affairs Qamar Zaman Kaira on Wednesday said Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan has no desire to dissolve assemblies in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab. Talking to a private television channel, he said the PTI government in Punjab did not have required numbers to protect Chief Minister Pervaiz Elahi. Qamar Zaman Kaira said PTI is blaming its partners in the Punjab assembly over corruption issues. In reply to a question about early elections, he said there is no harm in the elections before time as demanded by Imran Khan. However, he said, we will not accept any condition imposed by Imran Khan on elections.

PM embarks on two-day official visit to UAE tomorrow

Islamabad: Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif will embark on a two-day official visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) tomorrow (Thursday). He will be visiting the UAE on the invitation of President of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. According to Foreign Office, the Prime Minister will be accompanied by a high-level delegation, including key members of the cabinet. This would be the Prime Minister's third visit to the UAE after assuming office. During the visit, the Prime Minister will meet the UAE President and discuss with him the matters relating to advancing economic, trade and investment ties between the two brotherly countries and creating increased opportunities for the Pakistani workforce in the UAE. The two leaders will also exchange views on a...