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28 killed, 65 injured as heavy rains lash Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan

28 killed, 65 injured as heavy rains lash Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan

By Nasir Aijaz TheAsiaN Representative Islamabad: At least twenty-eight people, mostly children, have been killed so far and 65 others injured as heavy rains lashed Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, according to the Pakistan Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) on Monday. The death toll has risen from 17 on Saturday to 28 on Monday due to the recent […]

Two more coronavirus cases detected in Pakistan

Two more coronavirus cases detected in Pakistan

  By Nasir Aijjaz The AsiaN Representative Islamabad/Karachi: Two more cases of the coronavirus have emerged in Pakistan, confirmed Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health, Dr. Zafar Mirza on Saturday. “We have received reports of two more positive cases of coronavirus, one has been reported in Sindh province, and the other in federal […]

Balochistan shuts schools till March 15 after two coronavirus cases confirmed

Balochistan shuts schools till March 15 after two coronavirus cases confirmed

By Nasir Aijaz TheAsiaN Representative Quetta/Karachi/Islamabad: Schools and other educational institutions throughout Balochistan province of Pakistan willremain closed till March 15 as part of the measures being taken to prevent coronavirus spread and for the safety of children, the provincial government said in a notification issued Wednesday. The notification stated that all public and private educational institutes, as […]

Pakistan pays $93.5 million to Russia in trade dispute

Pakistan pays $93.5 million to Russia in trade dispute

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative Islamabad: Pakistan has settled a 40 year old trade dispute with Russia as Islamabad paid $93.5 million to Moscow, Pakistani media reported Wednesday. The issue was a major hurdle in boosting the country’s trade ties with Russia. The dispute resolution is likely to improve trade between the two countries, an […]

Coronavirus: Pakistan-Iran border remains closed on fourth day

Coronavirus: Pakistan-Iran border remains closed on fourth day

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative Islamabad: The closure of the Pakistan-Iran border continued for a fourth straight day on Wednesday amid the coronavirus outbreak in Iran suspending trade activities and pilgrims’ visit. The Balochistan’s provincial government has also stopped pilgrims from traveling to Iran via Taftan border. A large number of pilgrims from Pakistan v […]

Deliveries of Pakistan-assembled Hyundai Porter commence

Deliveries of Pakistan-assembled Hyundai Porter commence

The AsiaN Bureau, Pakistan Karachi: Hyundai Nishat Motor (Private) Limited has commenced the deliveries of its locally assembled Hyundai Porter H-100 Pickup, after the bookings were announced open on 3rd December 2019. The first locally assembled vehicle was delivered to its customer at a special event held at a local dealership on January 13, 2020. […]

71 dead as severe cold grips Pakistan

71 dead as severe cold grips Pakistan

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative Islamabad: The death toll from snow and rain-related incidents jumped to 71 on Tuesday as severe cold weather spell continued across the country bringing life to a standstill. More deaths are feared as according to weather forecast the current cold spell will continue for another couple of days. Most of […]

Pakistan launches healthcare program for transgender community

Pakistan launches healthcare program for transgender community

By Nasir Aija AsiaN Representative Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan has launched a healthcare program for the transgender community of Pakistan, stressing on the need to correct the toxic views we hold about trans people. Addressing a ceremony here in the federal capital, the prime minister said: “We will take responsibility and extend Health Cards […]

High Treason Case: Pakistan Army strongly reacts to court verdict

High Treason Case: Pakistan Army strongly reacts to court verdict

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative Islamabad: A specific portion of the special court’s detailed verdict released Thursday in the high treason case against General (R) Pervez Musharraf drew quite a lot of reactions from experts and analysts — both in mainstream and on social media. The verdict, penned by Peshawar High Court Chief Justice Waqar […]

High Treason Case: Pakistan court for trial of Gen. Musharraf’s ‘accomplices’  

High Treason Case: Pakistan court for trial of Gen. Musharraf’s ‘accomplices’  

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative Islamabad: A special court which had pronounced former Army Chief and President Gen. (R) Pervez Musharraf guilty of high treason earlier this week in a brief judgment, issued its detailed verdict on Thursday, which says: “This Court after the presentation of undeniable, irrefutable and unimpeachable evidence by the prosecution against […]

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