Pakistan

Chitral beats Gilgit as curtain falls on Shandur Polo festival

ISLAMABAD: The three-day Shandur polo festival held at the world’s highest polo ground concluded on Sunday. During the thrilling final match between Chitral polo team and Gilgit-Baltistan team, the former clinched the coveted trophy as it wins the tournament by one goal. The Chitral team scored 10 goals against 9 …

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20 die as bus falls into ditch in DI Khan

PESHAWAR: At least 20 passengers were killed and a dozen others sustained injuries in a road accident in Mughal Kot area of Drazinda tehsil in DI Khan district on Sunday. Assistant Commissioner Drazinda Inamullah Wazir said a Sada Bahar coach was on its way from Rawalpindi to Quetta when it …

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Make sure all closed power plants functioning, PM tells babus

LAHORE: Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday directed the authorities concerned to take immediate steps for making the shut-down power plants functional and sought a report entailing clear reasons over the load-shedding. The prime minister chaired an important meeting to overcome the issues of power load-shedding and energy crises. …

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Polls only way out of current turmoil, says Imran

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Sunday said that the only way out of descending into total chaos is to immediately announce and hold free and fair elections in the country. He wrote on his official Twitter handle on Sunday: “My clear message to …

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Rs1,949m released for 13 petroleum sector projects last year

ISLAMABAD: The government has released funds amounting to Rs1,949.72 million to execute seven ongoing and six new petroleum-related projects during the last fiscal year under the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP 2021-22) against a total allocation of Rs3,249.54 million. Out of the total disbursement of Rs1,949.72 million, around Rs586.54 million …

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