Author: Web Desk

Web Desk is a team of journalists from DAWN.COM, covering local news from Pakistan, regional South Asia news and world stories making headlines. Dawn.com, or simply DAWN, is an English language digital news media outlet owned by Dawn Media Group (Pakistan Herald Ltd) and headquartered in Karachi, Pakistan.

Transforming Islamabad Schools: A Step Towards Sustainable Energy The Federal Ministry for Education in Islamabad has taken a significant step towards modernization and sustainable energy by initiating a project to convert schools to solar power. This move is aimed at reducing electricity costs and promoting clean energy sources. The spokesperson for the ministry of education announced that primary schools in Islamabad will be switched to solar power within the next two months. By the end of the year, all schools in the capital city will be running on solar energy. The installation of solar panels on school rooftops will not…

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PML-N and PPP to Hold Further Consultations on Ban of PTI and Article 6 Actions Against Imran Khan The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) have decided to conduct additional consultations regarding the ban on Imran Khan-founded PTI and actions under Article 6 against Imran Khan, Arif Alvi, and Qasim Suri, as reported by ARY News. A meeting was convened between the ruling coalition – PML-N and PPP – to address administrative issues in Punjab, the current political landscape, and the proposed ban on PTI. The PML-N delegation included prominent figures like Ayaz Sadiq and Ishaq…

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A leaked call between the leader of the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Noor Wali and his associate has exposed their plans to carry out terrorist attacks on schools, hospitals, and security forces, as reported by ARY News. In the call, Noor Wali instructs his associate to target government schools and hospitals using explosives while avoiding claiming responsibility for the attacks. He also orders attacks on the homes of police and military personnel in order to instill fear and chaos. The TTP leader emphasizes the need to blow up the houses of on-duty police and army personnel. On a different note,…

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Foreign Office Responds to US Concerns on PTI Ban The Foreign Office (FO) of Pakistan addressed the concerns raised by the United States regarding the government’s decision to ban Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). FO spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch emphasized that foreign commentary on Pakistan’s domestic affairs is unwarranted interference. The recent decisions of Pakistani courts highlight the strength of the country’s legal system in dealing with internal challenges. The federal government announced the intention to ban PTI and initiate Article 6 proceedings against key members, citing reasons such as foreign funding allegations and past incidents. Information Minister Attaullah Tarar confirmed the…

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The government’s initiative to introduce a track and trace system in the local cotton and ginning industry, spearheaded by Minister Rana Tanveer Hussain, aims at combating tax evasion. Minister Hussain highlighted the importance of the cotton industry in the rural economy and its potential for providing employment opportunities. In a meeting with the Pakistan Cotton Ginners Association, discussions revolved around additional taxation measures on seed cotton and cotton seed cake in the current budget. The implementation of a track and trace system on locally produced cotton bales is intended to protect local farming communities and the industrial sector. The delegation…

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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif Extends Support to Oman in Tackling Terrorism During a visit by the Ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif condemned the recent attack on an imambargah in Muscat and offered Pakistan’s support in dealing with terrorism. The attack claimed six lives and injured over 30 people, most of whom were Pakistani nationals. PM Shehbaz praised Oman’s quick response in repatriating the deceased and treating the injured. He also expressed solidarity with Oman, citing Pakistan’s own history of being a victim of terrorism for decades. The prime minister extended an invitation to Sultan Haitham…

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The Punjab Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) in Lahore has apprehended Amin-ul-Haq, a prominent associate of Al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden, in a significant breakthrough. DIG CTD Usman Akram Gondal announced the arrest of Amin al-Haq, a key Al-Qaeda operative who is on the wanted lists of the US and EU. The CTD is conducting a thorough investigation into the matter. Meanwhile, in 2019, former US President Donald Trump confirmed the death of Hamza bin Laden, Osama bin Laden’s son and designated heir, in a counter-terrorism operation. Intelligence reports suggested that Hamza bin Laden was killed in a US-led mission within the…

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Is PTI heading towards political turmoil? In a recent interview, Senator Faisal Vawda expressed concerns about the trajectory of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), comparing it to the Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P). Vawda warned that PTI may face significant challenges ahead, hinting at potential political turmoil. He criticized PTI’s current political strategies, stating that recent actions and slogans have pushed the party beyond constitutional limits. Vawda suggested that PTI may need to transform into PTI-P, similar to how MQM evolved into MQM-P. Vawda also predicted that PTI’s founder may not be released from jail, highlighting the importance of internal calculations and…

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KARACHI: Sanghar Camel Shows Improvement After Leg Chopped Off The female camel, Kemi, whose leg was chopped off allegedly at the behest of a landlord in Sindh’s Sanghar district, is now showing significant improvement in her health at the Animal Shelter Home in Karachi. After weeks of massage and physical therapy, Kemi was able to stand on her three legs for the first time since the incident. The injured leg is being treated daily with dressing and bandaging to aid in her recovery. The brutal incident sparked outrage, leading to an FIR being filed against unknown persons. Sindh Chief Minister…

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Foreign Investors Show Interest in Privatization of First Women Bank In a promising step for Pakistan’s economy, foreign investors have expressed interest in the privatization of First Women Bank. Sources report that the UAE government has shown keen interest in acquiring the bank, signaling a positive development. The government of Pakistan has fast-tracked the privatization process for First Women Bank, with efforts for a government-to-government plan dating back to February 2024. This move is expected to boost the bank’s performance and attract more foreign investment to the country. In a recent decision, the federal government of Pakistan has agreed to…

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