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Legendary Qawaal Amjad Sabri assassinated in Karachi

Legendary Qawaal Amjad Sabri assassinated in Karachi

Pakistan mourns killing of famed qawwal, a beautiful voice and amazing human being KARACHI – Renowned Pakistani qawwali singer Amjad Sabri was shot dead in Karachi on Wednesday when unknown gunmen fired at his car. The attack took place in Liaquatabad area of Karachi. Armed motorcyclists opened fire on the qawwal’s Honda Civic, SP Asghar Usman confirmed. His driver is ... Read More »

Pakistan and Germany discuss military, security cooperation

COAS General Raheel was given a special guard of honour upon his arrival in Germany

Pakistan’s Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif held meetings with the senior military leadership of Germany and discussed defence cooperation and regional stability issues. Bilateral military to military relations, defence and security cooperation and training exchanges also came under discussion during the meeting. Pakistan army chief is currently in Berlin for a two-day visit where he is ... Read More »

4 out of 10 Pakistanis live in multidimensional poverty

Poverty in Pakistan

People in FATA and Balochistan living in extreme multidimensional poverty whereas poverty ratio in KPK is at 49%, Gilgit-Baltistan and Sindh at 43%, Punjab at 31% while the rate is lowest in Azad Jammu and Kashmir at 25% ISLAMABAD – Around 39 percent of Pakistanis live in multidimensional poverty, with FATA and Balochistan have the highest rates of poverty, according to Pakistan’s official Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI). ... Read More »

PEMRA bans Hamza Ali Abbasi from hosting Ramazan show

PEMRA bans Hamza Ali Abbasi from hosting Ramazan show

Provocative conversations took place during the shows, which led to much anger and sadness: PEMRA Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has banned actor Hamza Ali Abbasi and TV show host Shabbir Abu Talib from hosting their Ramazan shows on Aaj TV and News One respectively. The channels, ‘Aaj News’ and ‘TV One’, were said by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) ... Read More »

490 soldiers martyred, 3,500 militants killed in Operation Zarb-e-Azb: DG ISPR

Army launches Punjab-wide operation against militants after Lahore carnage

Pakistan marks two years since the start of Operation Zarb-e-Azb during which a 3600-kilometer square area was cleared of terrorists. This included Datta Khel, Alora Mandi and Shawal Valley. ISLAMABAD – Around 490 soldiers of the Pakistan Army have died in the line of duty and more than 3500 terrorists were killed during Operation Zarb-i-Azb, Lt Gen Asim Bajwa said. But there ... Read More »

Almost 50% Kashmir’s adults suffer from depression: Study

50% of Kashmir’s adults suffer from depression

According to the survey one out of every two adults was mentally afflicted in the Kashmir valley in some way or other ISLAMABAD – Medicines Sans Frontiers (MSF) survey report says that over half of the population of Kashmir was suffering from depression. The survey says that hundreds of stress disorder cases come to Kashmir hospitals daily. The research, released ... Read More »

Pakistan Army Major becomes victim of Afghan firing

Major Jawad

Major Ali Jawad’s funeral was attended by Chief of Army Staff Gen Raheel Sharif in Peshawar Tuesday, after which his body was flown to his hometown – Quetta – for burial PESHAWAR – Pakistan Army’s Major Jawad Changezy, who had been injured during Monday’s clash with Afghanistan’s border security forces passed away on Tuesday. Changezi belonged to Quetta and was deployed ... Read More »

Nine Pakistanis injured in Pak-Afghan border firing

Nine Pakistanis injured in Pak-Afghan border firing

Curfew imposed in Torkham, Landi Kotal after exchange of firing between Pak – Afghan troops ISLAMABAD – At least nine people have been injured after an exchange of fire erupted between Pakistan and Afghan security forces near the Torkham border. A curfew has been imposed in Landikotal and Torkham on Monday following fire and bombardment by Afghan forces along the ... Read More »

Pakistani artist wins prestigious Islamic art award in Istanbul

Pakistani artist wins prestigious Islamic art award in Istanbul

Pakistan’s Ambassador to Turkey Sohail Mahmood said winning the Jameel Prize “is great news for Ghulam Mohammad, for Pakistan’s young artists, and for art community in Pakistan.” ISTANBUL, (Turkey) – Pakistani artist Ghulam Mohammad has won the prestigious Islamic art award, Jameel Prize 4, for his works in contemporary Islamic art. The Prize was awarded to Ghulam Mohammad at a ceremony held ... Read More »

China donates 500 vehicles, including 80 ambulances, to Pakistan

China donates 500 vehicles, including 80 ambulances, to Pakistan

China supports Pakistanis people and government by free assistance of vehicles and office equipment to support Pakistan and strengthen the capacity building of institutions ISLAMABAD – The Chinese government donated 505 modern vehicles, including 425 pickups and 80 ambulances, to Pakistan. The free assistance also includes office equipment. The handover ceremony was held in Islamabad and attended by Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan ... Read More »

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