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Incessant rain calls off Pakistan v Sri Lanka first One Day International

Incessant rain calls off Pakistan v Sri Lanka first One Day International

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative Islamabad: The opening One Day International (ODI) between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at the National Stadium Karachi has been called off. The decision was taken due to the heavy rain that lashed the capital city of Sindh province on Friday. As a result, the stadium outfield had become flooded. It […]

Pakistan earthquake death toll rises to 37, over 500 injured

Pakistan earthquake death toll rises to 37, over 500 injured

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Correspondent Islamabad: The death toll from Tuesday’s earthquake in Pakistan-administered Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) rose to 37, with more than 500 injured, according to the latest reports. The epicentre of the 5.8-magnitude quake was near the Kashmiri city of Mirpur, roughly 20 kilometres (12 miles) north of Jhelum in agricultural […]

Pakistan Army refutes Indian allegations of terror camps

Pakistan Army refutes Indian allegations of terror camps

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Correspondent Islamabad: Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor said on Tuesday the statement by the Indian army chief regarding alleged terrorist camps in Balakot area of Pakistan were a pretext for a false flag operation. In a series of posts on Twitter, DG ISPR said, “Irresponsible statements […]

‌Earthquake jolts Kashmir, several Pakistan cities

‌Earthquake jolts Kashmir, several Pakistan cities

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Correspondent Islamabad: A strong earthquake jolted the federal capital Islamabad, several cities and towns of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtoonkhaw provinces including Lahore, Peshawar and its suburban areas and parts of Pakistan-administered Kashmir on Tuesday evening. Mirpur and surrounding areas of Pakistan-administered Kashmir were more severely affected as roads caved in and […]

Pakistan’s documentary film on plight of folk artists, music to be screened in Italy, Germany

Pakistan’s documentary film on plight of folk artists, music to be screened in Italy, Germany

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Correspondent Islamabad: Pakistan’s award-winning documentary film ‘Indus Blues’, which tells about the endangered world of traditional music of the country, is all set to be screened in Italy and Germany next month. “Indus Blues is all set for its German premiere next month. Coming to the beautiful city of Berlin, our […]

26 killed as passenger bus crashes into mountain in Pakistan

26 killed as passenger bus crashes into mountain in Pakistan

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Correspondent Islamabad: At least 26 people, including over a dozen soldiers of Pakistan army, were killed when a passenger bus rammed into a mountain in Babusar Pass in Gilgit-Baltistan area on Sunday morning. According to the police, the passenger bus was travelling from Skardu to Rawalpindi when it crashed into a […]

Pakistan faces acute shortage of Anti-Rabies Vaccine

Pakistan faces acute shortage of Anti-Rabies Vaccine

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Correspondent Islamabad: Pakistan has been facing acute shortage of anti-rabies vaccine (ARV) by some 800,000 dosages amid a growing population of stray dogs and almost non-existence of facilities in the rural parts of Sindh and other provinces to face the challenge. By the end of June, more than 92,000 dog-bite cases […]

Pakistan Army major, sepoy killed in explosion near Afghan border

Pakistan Army major, sepoy killed in explosion near Afghan border

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Correspondent Islamabad: A major and a sepoy of the Pakistan Army were martyred in an improvised explosive device (IED) explosion near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border in Mohmand tribal district, the military’s media wing said on Friday. “Maj Adeel Shahid and Sepoy Faraz Hussain fell victim to an IED planted by terrorists from […]

17 die of dengue fever, 9000 cases reported across Pakistan

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Correspondent Islamabad: A health official said that 8,933 dengue cases have been reported from across the country, while 17 people lost their lives during the current year. Chief of Disease Surveillance Divi­sion at the National Institute of Health (NIH) Dr. Rana Safdar told the media that 2,132 cases were reported from […]

Beijing to open one more visa office in Pakistan

Beijing to open one more visa office in Pakistan

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Correspondent Islamabad: China has decided to open a visa office in Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtoonkhaw province bordering Afghanistan, to boost economic relations with Pakistan, Radio Pakistan reported on Thursday. According to the state-run radio service, Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing made the announcement while talking to the media […]

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