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Rawalpindi gears up safety precautions for monsoon

The Rawalpindi administration has taken precautionary steps before the onset of the monsoon to minimise the impact of heavy rains and save the city from flash flooding in Nullah Lai. Water level in Nullah Lai rises to a dangerous extent every year after heavy monsoon rains.

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Tiger cubs steal the show at Rawalpindi’s Ayub Park

Three new tiger cubs were the center of attention on Saturday as visitors flocked to see them in large numbers at the Ayub National Park.  Ayub National Park’s administration made sure that zoo-goers, especially children, spent quality time with the cubs “I saw the three cubs and they are exceptionally beautiful,” said an enthusiastic boy….

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No deal on cards to swap Shakil Afridi with Aafia Siddiqui, says FO

The Pakistan Foreign Office has dismissed the reports of any deal with the US over the release of Dr Shakil Afridi. “There is no deal on cards to with the US to exchange Dr Shakil Afridi with Hussain Haqqani or Aafia Siddiqui,” Muhammad Faisal, the FO spokesman said. Dr Shakil Afridi was taken into custody…

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WHO declares Rawalpindi free from polio

The World Health Organization (WHO) in its assessment report from February-March 2018 has declared district Rawalpindi a least risk area for polio virus. Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr Sohail Chaudary while talking to APP Wednesday said that environmental water samples taken from various areas of the city had tested negative for polio virus in February…

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NA-56: A victim of Imran Khan’s neglect

Report by: Sadaqat Ali Rawalpindi’s NA-56 is the National Assembly constituency where Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan beat PML-N’s Hanif Abbasi in general elections of 2013. But since then, the PTI chief has never bothered to pay heed to public issues in the area. Watch this report…

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COAS confirms death sentences of 10 terrorists: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa confirmed the death sentences of 10 terrorists on Monday.  “All militants are guilty of being involved in crimes of serious nature,” read a statement from the ISPR. The hardcore terrorists were tried by special military courts where they confessed their crimes to the Judicial Magistrate and the trial court….

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Half of next PSL season to be held in Pakistan: Sethi

KARACHI: Chairman PCB Najam Sethi on Friday said that the half of the next season of Pakistan Super League will be played in Pakistan. Talking to Samaa, Sethi said the board will try to prepare four to five stadiums for the fourth PSL season. “The half of PSL 2019 will be held in Pakistan if…

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Traffic plan for Pakistan Day Parade

WEB DESK: The Islamabad Traffic Police have released a special traffic plan for the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi with regard to Pakistan Day parade (Friday). Mobile phone service is likely to be suspended in Islamabad and Rawalpindi as part of security plan for the parade. According to the traffic plan entry of heavy…

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Mobile phone service suspended in Islamabad, traffic plan issued

PHOTO: FILE Mobile phone service was suspended in some parts of Islamabad and Rawalpindi as part of security preparations for Pakistan Day parade’s rehearsal The rehearsal for the final parade on March 23 begins today (March 21). Alternative routes Traffic plan for the day has also been issued. The road from Express Highway Khanna Bridge…

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Online taxi drivers demand protection

Report by: Adil Tanoli ISLAMABAD: Drivers associated with online taxi services staged protest demonstration in Islamabad demanding security in the federal capital, a day after their young colleague was found dead in neighboring Rawalpindi, Samaa reported Wednesday. Sajawal Ameer, the 22-year-old ‘captain’ of popular ride-sharing service Careem, was found shot dead in Rawalpindi in what…

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22-year-old Careem captain found murdered in Rawalpindi

Reported by: Umar Asif RAWALPINDI: The body of a 22-year-old Careem captain was recovered by police on Tuesday.  A press release by Careem Pakistan stated that Sajawal Ameer had been killed in a car snatching incident. He worked for transportation network company Careem as a captain. The bullet-riddled body of the young man was recovered from…

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Dirty tactics will not deter Nawaz Sharif, says Maryam

Dirty tactics would not succeed in deterring Nawaz Sharif from his struggle, said PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz Sharif on Sunday while addressing the party’s ‘social media convention’ in Rawalpindi. Watch her views…

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Rawalpindi woman dies from jumping off fifth floor as man fires shots

NEWS DESK: A woman died while another was injured when a man opened fire in the house they had gathered for a party in Rawalpindi. The two women jumped off the fifth floor of the building after the firing. The incident took place in an apartment of a residential building in Rawalpindi. A man, identified…

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Flamboyant Nehal Hashmi released after one month in prison

RAWALPINDI: Senior leader of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz, Nehal Hashmi, was released from Rawalpindi’s Adiala Jail on Wednesday after he completed one-month punishment in contempt of court case. Earlier this month, Senator Hashmi was disqualified by Supreme Court and sentenced to one-month imprisonment over his incendiary speech against Supreme Court judges. Nehal Hashmi was sent…

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15th International Cardiac Electrophysiology Conference held at AFIC, NIHD

RAWALPINDI: 15th International Cardiac Electrophysiology Conference was held at Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology and National institute of Heart Diseases (AFIC & NIHD) Rawalpindi. President of Pakistan, Mr Mamnoon Hussain was the chief guest on inaugural ceremony today. President of Royal College of Physician Edinburgh UK, Professor Derrek Bell along with his team and delegates from…

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Islamabad through to National One Day Cup final

RAWALPINDI: Islamabad beat Rawalpindi by 13 runs on Friday in the second semifinal of the National One Day Cup– Regions 2017-18 at Pindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi. Put into bat, Islamabad Region piled up a total of 380 runs for 2 in 50 overs. Shan Masood was the pick of the batsmen scoring an unbeaten182 runs…

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Chairman EU Military Committee meets General Bajwa

Rawalpindi: General Mikhail Kostarakos, Chairman European Union Military Committee called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa today at GHQ. During the meeting, regional security issues and matters of mutual interest were discussed. The visiting dignitary appreciated the resolve of Pakistan Army and its continuing efforts towards fighting terrorism and bringing peace…

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Video: The rise of Shadab Khan and Islamabad United’s second song

ISLAMABAD: The second song from Islamabad United’s album has been released and it’s magnificent! Catch the latest episode of Baajay Aur Ballay as Islamabad United takes you through the rise and fall of Shadab Khan, the ace spinner, from his school days to the final of the Champions Trophy.  Tou @irfanjunejo mere bhai, scenes kuch…

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CCTV: Robbers storm bakery in Rawalpindi

A gang of robbers looted a bakery in Rawalpindi and fled with cash and cell phones of at least seven people, including some customers. Watch this CCTV footage…

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Social media erupts in praise of judiciary as Shahrukh Jatoi gets arrested

ISLAMABAD: After Shahrukh Jatoi and two other suspects in the Shahzeb murder case were arrested a day earlier, social media on Friday heaped praise on the judiciary for ordering the rearrest of the suspects.  After the Supreme Court of Pakistan ordered the rearrest of all suspects in the Shahzeb Khan murder case after the high…

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Zainab murder case–Suspect Imran Ali had kidnapped a woman last year: report

ISLAMABAD: The main suspect in the Zainab rape and murder case, Imran Ali, had abducted a married woman last year before he was pardoned by the family, according to a report in The Nation.  According to a notification by the SSP Police Operations dated 31st August 2017 to the DPO/DSPO Waris Ali Khan, the former…

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