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Diamer Basha Dam Will be Completed by March 2028

Minister for Planning Development & Special Initiatives recently chaired a gathering to review the status of progress on the Diamer Basha Dam Project. The Minister was informed that employment on Diamer Basha Dam Project is underway and an expenditure of Rs. 99.238 billion has been incurred…

Govt Will Now Enforce Lockdown & Social Distancing Based on Chinese Model

The federal has decided to follow the lockdown model of China following a pointy rise within the number of locally transmitted cases of the Coronavirus despite a 14-day partial lockdown. During the meeting of the National Coordination Committee (NCC) held at Islamabad, the govt decided to…

K-Electric announces additional relief measures amid COVID-19 crisis

KARACHI: The metropolis' sole power supplier, K-Electric, on Wednesday announced additional relief measures for the consumers amid the coronavirus crisis that has infected quite 700 people within the Sindh province and "is particularly tough for economically vulnerable segments of society". In a…

Complete lockdown likely in Sindh from 12pm to 3pm Friday

The Sindh government is likely to impose a “complete lockdown” in the province from 12pm to 3pm on Friday to restrict mass prayers, a source close to Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah The source said the choice was taken after consultation with religious clerics to contain the spread of the…

Govt to float tender for Karachi Green Line buses purchase next month

KARACHI: In the latest developments, the federal government has decided to issue tender next month for the purchase of Karachi Green Line project buses As per details, the Sindh Infrastructure Development Company Limited (SIDCL), a federally-run entity has summoned a gathering on April 9 to…

Saddar tops as 230 coronavirus cases reported in Karachi

KARACHI:: Overall 230 cases of coronavirus are confirmed in Karachi with most cases reported from Saddar locality of the town , shows a Sindh health department According to area-wise count of the cases, 64 virus cases have reported from Saddar, followed by 58 from Gulshan-e-Iqbal area of the town…

Pakistan welcomes formation of negotiation team in Afghanistan: FO

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has welcomed Afghanistan’s announcement to make a negotiation team to carry intra-Afghan dialogue process, ministry (FO) spokesperson said during a statement on Wednesday. The FO spokesperson said, “Pakistan welcomes the recent announcement by Afghan leadership on formation of…

PM launches SMS services under Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has formally launched SMS service under Ehsaas Emergency Cash Program to supply financial relief to the deserving people. Special Assistant to Prime Minister for Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation, Dr Sania Nishtar briefed the premier regarding the…

Kaaba reopened, Tawaaf continues

Saudi specialists have permitted tawaf in the Mataaf territory of the Holy Kaaba with certain limitations. The limitation was lifted late on Monday. Just few individuals will be permitted to play out the custom. A defensive structure around the Kaaba has been raised, and travelers are not…

Rangers told to ensure movement of goods transport

ISLAMABAD: Approving a coronavirus relief package of Rs1,200 billion, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday took serious notice of suspension of goods transport in the country despite his earlier order for its restoration and tasked Rangers in Sindh with ensuring its implementation by taking…