World

Erdogan says US Syria withdrawal ‘positive’

ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday welcomed the announcement by Washington that it was pulling out 1,000 troops from northern Syria. “This is a positive approach,” Erdogan told reporters, when asked about Sunday’s statement from US Pentagon chief … read more

Pakistan

President urges road map of engineering education to meet global trends

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi on Monday called upon Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) to devise a road map of engineering education keeping in view the current global trends and also to match the needs of society. “The practice of engineering … read more

Top Stories

IOK situation remains unchanged, lockdown enters 71st day

ISLAMABAD: The situation remains unchanged in the Kashmir Valley and Muslims majority areas of Jammu region where military lockdown and communications blackout entered 71st day, Monday, in Indian occupied Kashmir. According to Kashmir Media Service, although the occupation authorities have … read more

Diplomatic

Turkish ambassadors calls on Naval Chief

ISLAMABAD: Turkish Ambassador to Pakistan Ihsan Mustafa Yurdakul has hailed Pakistan Navy’s efforts for maritime security. The Envoy called on Naval Chief Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi at Naval Headquarters in Islamabad on Monday and discussed bilateral relations and matters of … read more

Business

CPEC’s second phase to focus on industrial, agricultural cooperation, Gwadar port construction

BEIJING: The second phase of construction of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will focus on industrial cooperation, agricultural cooperation, and construction of Gwadar port and socio-economic development, of which 27 new projects will be launched during the year. “During Prime Minister … read more

Sports

ICC scrapes Super Over boundary count rule after controversial World Cup final

KARACHI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has scrapped a controversial boundary counting rule from super-over regulation that helped England win the World Cup 2019 final against New Zealand. ICC faced severe criticism from various quarters after the winner of the … read more

Sci & Tech

How laptops can help students learn and excel

What are laptops you may ask? Laptops are computers that are smaller in size and are portable enough that we can easily set them in our laps and use, thus the name lap-top In contrast to the desktop computer that … read more

Health

estimates over 160,000 people die of tobacco-related diseases yearly in Pakistan

Staff Reporter KARACHI: Society For the protection of the Rights of Child (SPARC), Karachi conducted a media orientation session on the Impact of tobacco smoking on children at a local hotel of Karachi, to uplift awareness of working journalist & … read more

Travel & Tourism

Prince William, Kate Middleton land in Pakistan for historic tour

RAWALPINDI: British Prince William and Catherine (Kate) Elizabeth Middleton, also known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, arrived in Pakistan late Monday evening. The royal couple touched down at the Pakistan Air Force’s (PAF) Nur Khan Airbase in Rawalpindi, … read more