October 2019

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Use of drones banned for two months in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: The district administration on Tuesday imposed a ban on use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones, in the city for a period of two months, sources told Dawn. According to a…


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Metro bus depot to be cordoned off with containers

RAWALPINDI: The Punjab Masstransit Authority (PMTA) will hand over the metro bus depot, located in the vicinity of the JUI-F’s public meeting venue, to Islamabad administration which will seal it with containers by Wednesday night….



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Strike of medics affecting essential immunisation of children

PESHAWAR: The month-long protest by the doctors, paramedics and nurses under the banner of Grand Health Alliance has been affecting adversely essential immunisation. The latest National Nutrition Survey says that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has 77 per…


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After talks failure, traders down shutters across country

ISLAMABAD: The trader community observed a shutterdown strike throughout the country on Tuesday to protest measures in the budget designed to document their transactions, with wide swathes of urban markets heeding the strike call.During the…


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PM chides ministers over Pemra row after Firdous grouse

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday reprimanded some federal ministers and senior leaders of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) for their statements against the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority’s (Pemra) recent move to bar television anchors…