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Zahid Hussain

Senior Content Editor and multimedia journalist with more than fifteen years' experience as a reporter, content writer and editor.

FM Qureshi phones French counterpart, discusses Kashmir tension

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi held a telephonic conversation with French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian today to discuss the current situation in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. Qureshi briefed the French FM on the illegal and unilateral actions of India to alter the disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir, which was in […]

Indian staff of Facebook, Twitter suspending Pakistani accounts: Asif Ghafoor

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan army chief spokesman Maj-Gen Asim Bajwa has slammed the Indian staff of Twitter and Facebook for suspending accounts of Pakistanis highlighting human rights abuses of Indian army in Kashmir. In a Twitter statement on Sunday, DG ISPR Asif Ghafoor said Paksitan has raised the matter with Facebook and Twitter. He urged the netizens […]

Qureshi phones Russian FM, discusses Kashmir situation

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi held a telephonic conversation with Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov yesterday to brief him on the current situation in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. The FM briefed the Russian Foreign Minister on the illegal and unilateral steps taken by the Indian Government to change the disputed status of […]

Govt names recipients of Pakistan Civil Awards

President Arif Alvi has conferred ‘Pakistan Civil Awards’ on following citizen of Pakistan as well as foreign nationals for showing excellence and courage in their respective fields. The investiture ceremony of these awards will take place on Pakistan Day, 23rd March, 2020, says a press release issued here by Cabinet Secretariat, Cabinet Division. HILAL-I-PAKISTAN 1. […]

Saeed Ghani urges Karachiites to avoid unnecessary travel as rain batters city

KARACHI: Sindh Information Minister Saeed Ghani has appealed to Karachi residents to avoid unnecessary train due to torrential rains in the city. The relentless rain has caused waterclogging at several places in Karachi, inundating major city streets and low-lying areas. In a message on Twitter, Saeed Ghani said most of the city’s roads have been […]

Outgoing EU envoy pays farewell call on President Alvi

ISLAMABAD: Outgoing Ambassador of the Delegation of European Union Mr. Jean Francois Cautain, paid farewell call on President Dr. Arif Alvi at Aiwan-e-Sadr, Islamabad today. The President congratulated the Outgoing Ambassador on successful completion of his tenure in Pakistan and appreciated his efforts for enhancing the relations between Pakistan and the European Union (EU). Pakistan […]

Hasan Ali, Mahira Khan among others named in first-ever National Youth Council

ISLAMABAD: Government has taken another historic step for the socio-economic empowerment of youth as it has notified the historic first-ever 33-member National Youth Council of Pakistan. Outstanding young leaders in various fields including sports, education, religion, economics, arts and culture are the members of this august council, whose Patron-in-Chief is PM Imran Khan. Mr. Muhammad Usman […]

Drop Khawaja, play Marsh: Warne advises Australia

SYDNEY: Spin legend Shane Warne has advised Australia to drop Pakistan-born Usman Khawaja from its squad against New Zealand. Taking to Twitter on Saturday, Warne insisted that Steve Smith must bat at number three instead of Khawaja who should be dropped in favour of Shaun Marsh. “GL to the Aussies against our kiwi friends today. […]

Shoaib Akhtar’s comments on Afghanistan draw angry response from fans

ISLAMABAD: Shoaib Akhtar has come under fire from fans for his controversial video analysis of Pakistan’s crucial match against Afghanistan in the ICC Cricket World Cup. The former pacer runs his own YouTube channel in which he gives pre and post-match analysis about the ongoing cricket world cup. In his latest video on the eve […]

Sheldon Cottrell trolls Mohammad Shami for imitating his salute

West Indies pacer Sheldon Cottrell gave the best response to Indian speedster Mohammed Shami who was seen imitating his famous salute celebration during the India-West Indies match on Thursday. Cottrell had dismissed Mohammad Shami in during India’s innings and celebrated in his trademark style by saluting. Shami was later seen imitating Cottrell’s salute when the […]

Ghani acknowledges Pakistan role in Afghan peace talks

KABUL: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Thursday acknowledged Pakistan’s role to find a negotiated settlement to the longstanding conflict in Afghanistan. The Afghan leader talking to Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi after his arrival in Pakistan on a two-day visit on the invitation of Prime Minister Imran Khan. According to Radio Pakistan, Ghani appreciated Pakistan’s efforts for […]

Ali Wazir, Mohsin Dawar remanded in CTD custody for 14 days

ISLAMABAD: An anti-terrorism court on Tuesday approved a 14-day judicial remand of MNAs Ali Wazir and Mohsin Dawar. The two were moved back to central prison Peshawar from Bannu after their court appearance.   The two PTM leaders, who have been accused of leading a mob attack on a military checkpost in North Waziristan, were […]

Bilawal Bhutto playing politics with ‘blood of shaheeds’: Fawad

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Saturday questioned PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto’s support for PTM MNA Mohsin Dawar accused of leading an attack on army checkpost in North Waziristan. Taking to Twitter on Saturday, Fawad Chaudhry asked whether Bilawal Bhutto was playing politics with blood of shaheeds. “Supporting Mohsin Dawar on […]

Junaid Khan tapes his mouth shut to protest World Cup snub

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani Pacer Junaid Khan found a unique way to register a protest over his sudden omission from the ICC World Cup squad. Junaid Khan, Faheem Ashraf and Abid Ali were removed from the squad to make way for Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir and Asif Ali after Pakistan’s dismal performance against England in a five-match […]