US warns Taliban to stop Afghan offensive or face air

KABUL, 30 June: The top US commander in Afghanistan remarked that the US will not end its air strike against the Taliban till they stop resorting to violence in the war ravaged country. Fighting has surged across the rugged countryside since early May when the US military began its final withdrawal of troops, with the […]Read More

Ethiopia rebels vow to continue fight until federal forces routed

ADDIS ABABA, 30 June: Tigrayan rebels vowed to hunt down Ethiopian and Eritrean troops on the run around the regional capital, Mekelle, on Wednesday after taking full control of the city in a sharp reversal of eight months of war. People in Mekelle said the incoming Tigrayan fighters were greeted with cheers. There were similar […]Read More

Saudi Arabia plans new national airline in move away from

RIYADH, 30 June: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced plans on Tuesday to launch a second national airline as part of a broader strategy to turn the kingdom into a global logistics hub as it seeks to diversify from oil. The creation of another flag carrier would catapult Saudi Arabia into the fifth […]Read More

Pakistan:Coronavirus positivity rate ticks back up to 2.3%

ISLAMABAD, 30 June: Pakistan has reported 27 more deaths over the last 24 hours by COVID-19 as the total number of fatalities has reached 22,281, on Wednesday. According to the latest figures issued by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), the number of positive cases has surged to 957,371 after the inclusion of 979 […]Read More

Two soldiers martyred in cross-border attack from Afghanistan: ISPR

ISLAMABAD(RAWALPINDI), 30 June: Two soldiers of the Pakistan Army embraced martyrdom when terrorists from across the border, inside Afghanistan, attacked a military post in Dwatoi, North Waziristan, the military’s media wing said Wednesday. “Own troops responded in a befitting manner. During an exchange of fire, 2 soldiers, Havaldar Saleem, age 43 years, and Lance Naik […]Read More

Policeman martyred as bandits open fire on APC in Ghotki

ISLAMABAD(KARACHI), 30 June: One policeman was martyred while another got injured during an operation against bandits in the Katcha area of Ghotki on Wednesday. As per details, the outlaws opened fire on an armoured personnel carrier (APC) during the operation, as a result of which one cop was martyred while another got injured. The police […]Read More

Transgender community to be included in Ehsaas Kafalat programme

ISLAMABAD, 30 June: The government’s social safety net ‘Ehsaas’ approved to include all transgender people in the country in its financial assistance under the Ehsaas Kafalat programme. A board meeting of the social welfare programme gave approval to the move according to which all transgender people holding valid CNICs will be brought into the fold […]Read More

Contracts of Pakistan men’s cricket team expire today

ISLAMABAD(LAHORE), 30 June: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has still not finalized the central contracts for the men’s team which are going to expire today, sources told Local Media. According to a TV report, the PCB officials are working on the contracts and discussions are underway about some players while the fitness of a few […]Read More

Gas crisis to be over in 2-3 days: SAPM on

ISLAMABAD, 30 June: Pakistan’s gas crisis is temporary in nature and will be over in the next two to three days, said Special Assistant to the Prime Minister(SAPM) on Power and Petroleum, Tabish Gauhar. Gauhar said he was expecting a “major LNG shipment” in the next two to three days, as he spoke to a […]Read More