SAPMs, advisers cannot be part of cabinet proceedings: IHC Statesman Report ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has ruled that special assistants and advisers to the prime minister are not members of the cabinet and therefore cannot be part of مزید پڑھیں

KP Assembly passes bill to limit weight of children’s schoolbags PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Tuesday passed three bills with majority of votes including School Bags (Limitation of Weight) Bill to regulate and fix average weight of school bags for مزید پڑھیں

Pakistan coronavirus deaths hit five-month high of 89 in 24 hours Statesman Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s coronavirus death toll rose by 89 in 24 hours for the first time in five months as the country struggles to contain the second wave مزید پڑھیں

Court declares Shahbaz’s wife a proclaimed offender Statesman Report LAHORE: An accountability court declared on Tuesday PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif’s wife Nusrat Shahbaz a proclaimed offender in a money laundering case. The court observed that Nusrat Shahbaz was repeatedly summoned مزید پڑھیں

PDM opts for en masse resignation to topple PTI govt Opp MPs to hand in their resignations to party heads by Dec 31: Fazl Statesman Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman announced on Tuesday that all مزید پڑھیں

HEC warns people to be careful about fraudsters in degree attestation ISLAMABAD: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has warned the general public to be aware from fake agents, who were deceiving applicants in the name of degree and transcripts attestation. مزید پڑھیں

Punjab govt proposes new bill to restrict rallies, protests in high-security zones Bill to be presented in assembly for approval Statesman Report LAHORE: The government of Punjab on Tuesday proposed a new bill, ‘Punjab High-Security Zones (Establishment) Bill 2020’, for مزید پڑھیں

Moeed calls for enhanced coordination among think tanks ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on National Security Dr Moeed Yusuf on Tuesday called for enhanced coordination among think tanks. He was chairing the seventh meeting of Advisory Board مزید پڑھیں

Karachi: Policeman among 4 injured as City Courts balcony collapses Statesman Report KARACHI: Four people were injured after a balcony of the City Courts South Zone, Block A fell over them Tuesday afternoon. The police said four people were injured مزید پڑھیں

Former KCCI president Siraj Kassam Teli passes away Statesman Report KARACHI: Renowned businessman and former president of Karachi Chamber of Commerce Siraj Kassam Teli passed away in Dubai on Tuesday. He was 67. It is reported that Teli had contracted مزید پڑھیں

Rains multiply motorists’ agonies at ram-shackled Kahuta road ISLAMABAD: The ongoing rain-spell has multiplied the problems of motorists at Kahuta road especially around one-kilometer stretch from Kak Bridge to Slaughter House where dozens of potholes have turned into wide and مزید پڑھیں

Reviving SAARC is the only option Statesman Report ISLAMABAD: “Reviving SAARC is the only option because it is the lone regional cooperation organization that has all eight South Asian countries as its members and we have already invested too much مزید پڑھیں

Winter widespread first rain spell to continue for four days: PMD ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Meteoroligical Department (PMD) Spokesman Khalid Malik Tuesday said the current widespread winter season’s first rain spell would continue for further four days (till Saturday). While talking to مزید پڑھیں

LDA approves construction of 4,000 residential units at LDA City LAHORE: The Lahore Development Authority (LDA) has approved the construction of 4,000 residential units, at a cost of about Rs 10 billion, in the first phase of LDA City Naya مزید پڑھیں

COVID-19 claims 21 more lives, infects 1,472 others in Sindh KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that 21 more patients died overnight, lifting the death toll to 2,081 and 1,472 new cases emerged when 11,242 samples مزید پڑھیں

Lockdowns in Lahore’s 55 localities after health dept warns Covid spread at June levels Statesman Report LAHORE: The Punjab Primary and Secondary Health Department on Tuesday enforced ‘smart lockdowns’ in several areas of Lahore – Punjab’s capital with a population مزید پڑھیں

Indian doctors find lead, nickel in blood samples after hundreds suffer mystery illness BHUBANESWAR, India: Indian authorities said on Tuesday they found traces of lead and nickel particles in blood samples, after hundreds of people were hospitalised due to an مزید پڑھیں

As deadline nears, Johnson says Britain could abandon Brexit trade talks LONDON: Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday that Britain could abandon post-Brexit trade talks, a day after he agreed to meet the head of the European Commission in مزید پڑھیں

Biden picks first Black Pentagon chief Washington: Lloyd Austin, who led US troops into Baghdad in 2003 and rose to head the US Central Command, has been chosen by President-elect Joe Biden to be the first African-American secretary of defense, مزید پڑھیں

Farmers in India block railway tracks, roads in national action against new laws NEW DELHI: Railway tracks and highways were blocked across India as farmers launched a national day of action on Tuesday against reforms deregulating the agriculture sector, upping مزید پڑھیں