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NCOC eases Covid-induced restrictions

One-day weekly closure of businesses ends, shrines, cinemas open for vaccinated people ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) eased some of the coronavirus-induced restrictions nationwide, in the wake of fall in the number of new cases of Covid-19, and the stepped-up vaccination campaign. On account of a low-risk …

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People get electric shock

ISLAMABAD: Federal Energy Minister Hammad Azhar on Friday said the government would increase the power tariff by Rs1.39 per unit from November 1 because of the increasing circular debt of the country. Addressing a news conference accompanied by Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib, Hammad pointed out …

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Saudi couples free to enjoy sun, sea and music

JEDDAH: For Asma, spending a day on the beach with her partner was unthinkable until recently in Saudi Arabia. Now, the 32-year-old is dancing with her partner on white sands fringing the Red Sea, to music thumping from loudspeakers. It’s a small reminder of the changes underway in the kingdom, …

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Fake news greatest challenge for modern media: Fawad

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry said on Friday that the greatest challenge being faced by the modern media was the dissemination of false propaganda through fake news. Addressing a seminar on “politics and journalism in the age of fake news” organised by Arab News, he said that …

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12 indicted in Noor murder case

ISLAMABAD: A local court in Islamabad on Thursday indicted 12 suspects, including the prime suspect, Zahir Jaffer, in the Noor Muqqaddam murder case. After Additional Sessions Judge Ata Rabbani announced the indictment, all the accused in the murder case pleaded not guilty to the charges. The court also framed charges …

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TikTok removes over 9m videos in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Popular social media app TikTok on Thursday said that Pakistan ranked second in the world for the largest volume of videos taken down for violating its “community guidelines” in the second quarter of 2021. “With 9,851,404 videos removed, Pakistan ranked second in the world for the largest volume of …

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Taliban govt warns PIA to reduce fares or face ban

KABUL: The Taliban-led Afghan government has warned the Pakistan International Airline (PIA) and the Kam Air to reduce the fares of Kabul to Islamabad flights or “they would be blocked from landing in Afghanistan”. An official notification issued on Thursday from the Afghan ministry said that it received “scores of …

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US diplomat discusses Afghan situation with Shehbaz, Maryam

US Charge d’Affairs Angela Aggeler on Thursday met Opposition Leader in the National Assembly and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif and party’s Vice-President Maryam Nawaz in Lahore and discussed the regional peace particularly in Afghanistan. The meeting with Maryam took place at her residence Jati Umrah in Raiwind …

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