Exams to be held as per schedule in Sindh, says minister

Exams to be held as per schedule in Sindh, says minister

Nasir Hussain Shah, the provincial information minister, said on Monday that exams in Sindh would be held as per schedule. Shah said that arrangements for the exams have been made by Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani and PPP leader Nisar Ahmed Khuhro. He bemoaned that the provincial government was censured...

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Karachi building collapse death toll jumps to 18

Karachi building collapse death toll jumps to 18

The death toll after numerous residential buildings caved in in Karachi’s Golimar area on Thursday have mounted to 18. Rescue efforts continue to salvage any survivors still trapped under the rubble. Senior Superintendent of Police (Central) Arif Aslam Rao has said that the rescue act has been sluggish as they...

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Syra, Shahroz end their marriage

Syra, Shahroz end their marriage

On Saturday, well-known actors and showbiz celebrities, Syra Yousuf and Shahroz Sabzwari, announced that they have ended their marriage owing to ‘irreconcilable differences’. On Instagram, both the stars wrote a brief note voicing their hopes for the future, their daughter and their expectations from the media. The note read, “Today...

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JUI-F chief reiterates demand for Imran Khan’s resignation

JUI-F chief reiterates demand for Imran Khan’s resignation

Addressing a public rally of the six-party opposition alliance at Karachi’s New MA Jinnah Road on Thursday, Jamiat-e-Ulema Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman renewed his demand for the resignation of Prime Minister Imran Khan. He dubbed the government as illegitimate and inept, saying that the opposition’s latest protest movement...

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Tennis star Sharapova announces retirement

Tennis star Sharapova announces retirement

One of the world´s highest-paid sportswomen and five-time Grand Slam winner, Maria Sharapova, announced her retirement on Wednesday. “Tennis – I´m saying goodbye,” the 32-year-old star said. “After 28 years and five Grand Slam titles, though, I´m ready to scale another mountain – to compete on a different type of...

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UN expresses concern over deadly anti-Muslim unrest in New Delhi

UN expresses concern over deadly anti-Muslim unrest in New Delhi

On Tuesday, the United Nations (UN) expressed concern over deadly anti-Muslim violence in New Delhi, which has so far claimed at least 20 lives. The strife was caused amidst protest demonstrations against the contentious Indian citizenship law Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi regime recently introduced. In response to a question, UN...

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Cabinet members cast doubts about Pakistan’s crop projection

Cabinet members cast doubts about Pakistan’s crop projection

Members of the cabinet have disputed the estimates made by the Federal Committee on Agriculture for the production of different crops and have stressed that reliable data of the agriculture sector be provided, according to sources. They showed their concerns following a presentation on likely production of key crops in...

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Top US diplomat concerned over govt’s new social media policy

Top US diplomat concerned over govt’s new social media policy

Alice Wells, top US diplomat for South Asia, has said that the PTI government’s new social media policy could be an impediment to freedom of expression and development of digital economy. In a tweet, Wells said: “new restrictions could be a setback to freedom of expression and development of digital...

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Gold soars to record high of Rs96,300 per tola

Gold soars to record high of Rs96,300 per tola

Due to fears of a coronavirus epidemic, markets throughout the world were shaken as gold prices surged to a new record high of Rs96,300 per tola in Pakistan on Monday. All Sindh Saraf and Jewelers Association (ASSJA) President Haji Haroon Chand said: The price of gold climbed $40 to a...

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Regulatory duty on import of wheat, sugar waived by FBR

Regulatory duty on import of wheat, sugar waived by FBR

With the object of easing the private sector in importing the commodities to slash prices in the local market, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Monday waived regulatory duty on the import of sugar and wheat. The FBR has come up with two separate statements for the removal of...

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