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PM Inaugurates DigiSkills Program to Prepare One Million Freelancers in Pakistan

PM Inaugurates DigiSkills Program to Prepare One Million Freelancers in Pakistan

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi inaugurated the Digi Skills program aimed at training one million of the youth through online modules in Islamabad today. Ignite — previously the ICT R&D Fund — will be overseeing the program that has... Read more
Cabinet approves two-month extension in Afghan refugees’ stay

Cabinet approves two-month extension in Afghan refugees’ stay

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet Wednesday approved an extension in the Proof of Registration (PoR) cards for Afghan refugees for two more months, thereby allowing the refugees to stay in Pakistan for another 60 days. The decision was taken during... Read more
Senate Committee Appeals to Halt PIA’s Privatization

Senate Committee Appeals to Halt PIA’s Privatization

The national flag carrier’s privatization is yet again under discussion at the Senate. A Senate panel requested the government to suspend the plan to privatize PIA. Last week, Privatization Minister Daniyal Aziz had stressed that the national airline company... Read more
Contempt of court: Senator Nehal Hashmi barred from holding public office for 5 years

Contempt of court: Senator Nehal Hashmi barred from holding public office for 5 years

The Supreme Court on Thursday sentenced Senator Nehal Hashmi to one-month imprisonment and barred him from holding public office for the next five years as it announced its verdict in the contempt of court case against the former PML-N... Read more
Govt Launches Digital Edition of Urdu Dictionary

Govt Launches Digital Edition of Urdu Dictionary

President Mamnoon Hussain has inaugurated digital edition of Urdu dictionary in Islamabad today. The 22-volume dictionary, containing 264,000 words, will now be accessible worldwide online. Speaking on the occasion, the President said that launching this dictionary has brought the... Read more
Hafiz Saeed files petition to halt takeover of charities

Hafiz Saeed files petition to halt takeover of charities

ISLAMABAD: Jamat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief, Hafiz Saeed on Tuesday filed a court petition to halt government plans to seize control of his charities. JuD leader, Saeed and charities that he controls are all included on terrorism blacklists by the UN... Read more
CJP SAQIB NISAR APOLOGIZES OVER ‘SKIRT’ REMARKS

CJP SAQIB NISAR APOLOGIZES OVER ‘SKIRT’ REMARKS

Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar apologised on Wednesday “if his recent remarks in Karachi hurt someone’s feelings”. The chief justice, in a recent speech in Karachi, had told participants: “Don’t think I’ve written a long speech.... Read more
Renowned Sindhi writer Amar Jaleel receives Kamal-i-Fun award

Renowned Sindhi writer Amar Jaleel receives Kamal-i-Fun award

Renowned Sindhi fiction writer and columnist Amar Jaleel was on Monday named as the recipient of Kamal-i-Fun Award 2016 by a jury selected by the Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL). Kamal-i-Fun is the highest award in the field of... Read more
OIC declares East Jerusalem as capital of Palestine

OIC declares East Jerusalem as capital of Palestine

ISTANBUL: The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Wednesday declared East Jerusalem as the capital of the state of Palestine, and invited all countries to recognise the state of Palestine and East Jerusalem as its occupied capital. A draft... Read more
Pak Army officer martyred in N. Waziristan laid to rest

Pak Army officer martyred in N. Waziristan laid to rest

Lahore: Second Lt Abdul Moeed, a 21 years old Pakistan Army officer who embraced martyrdom on Tuesday in an attack in North Waziristan, was laid to rest at Cavalry Ground graveyard . His funeral prayers were offered at the... Read more