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Heavy showers cause flooded roads, traffic jams in Karachi

Heavy showers cause flooded roads, traffic jams in Karachi

KARACHI: Some areas in Karachi faced urban flooding-like situation as heavy showers under the influence of a strong monsoon system caused inundation of major thoroughfares and arteries in the city, causing traffic jams on important roads and depriving several areas of electricity. Surjani Town and North Karachi were the most-affected …

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UN High Commissioner for Refugees calls on COAS

UN High Commissioner for Refugees calls on COAS

RAWALPINDI: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi called on Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the GHQ here on Thursday. During the meeting, matters of mutual interest, regional security, current situation in Afghanistan and collaboration in humanitarian assistance were discussed. The COAS …

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Pakistan expresses dismay over Blinken’s statement

Pakistan expresses dismay over Blinken’s statement

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday came out strongly against comments made by US lawmakers and Secretary of State Antony Blinken during the recent Congressional hearings on Afghanistan, and clearly said that these comments were not in line with the close cooperation between Pakistan and the US. This was surprising as Pakistan’s …

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Taliban be given time to run country effectively

Taliban be given time to run country effectively

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed on Thursday said that the Taliban should be given time to form a government in Afghanistan and run the country effectively. The minister expressed these views in a meeting with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, to discuss the issue of …

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We are not ordering ECP clarifies Nadra chief

We are not ordering ECP clarifies Nadra chief

The ECP had earlier taken strong notice of the tone adopted in a letter penned by the NADRA chairman to the electoral body. WASHINGTON: National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) Chairperson Tariq Malik Friday said the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is a constitutional body, clarifying that NADRA is not …

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New Zealand cancels Pakistan tour due to security issues

New Zealand cancels Pakistan tour due to security issues

RAWALPINDI: Despite all assurances from the Pakistani government and a positive security assessment, New Zealand Cricket has cancelled its Pakistan tour, citing “security threats” just before the start of the first ODI match. The Black Caps were to play Pakistan this evening in the first of three ODIs in Rawalpindi, …

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