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Earlier on Sunday, Pakistan had recorded the highest number of Covid-19 deaths in a single day in the current year.(AFP file photo)

Hospitals run out of oxygen supply in Pakistan's Lahore amid rising Covid cases

ANI | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON APR 13, 2021 11:29 AM IST
About 1,100 coronavirus patients in government hospitals need oxygen, while almost 250 patients are on a ventilator, reported Geo News. Mayo Hospitals's chief executive said that the situation will take a turn for the worst if oxygen cylinders are not supplied within the next three to four hours.
Ramadan 2021: Saudi Arabia, India, other countries that begin fasts from Tuesday(Twitter/emrecelikrumi)
Ramadan 2021: Saudi Arabia, India, other countries that begin fasts from Tuesday(Twitter/emrecelikrumi)

Ramadan 2021: Saudi Arabia, India, others that may begin fasts from Tuesday

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2021 07:03 PM IST
  • Ramadan 2021: From Saudi Arabia to Asian countries like India and Pakistan and Western nations like USA and UK, here is a list of regions that begin fasting from Tuesday after sighting the crescent moon
Labour leaders wrote to UK PM Boris Johnson to explore charter flight options or to provide financial support for those stranded.(Twitter, Reuters)
Labour leaders wrote to UK PM Boris Johnson to explore charter flight options or to provide financial support for those stranded.(Twitter, Reuters)

UK red list caused chaos at Pakistan airports. Now demands of charter flights

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kunal Gaurav
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2021 05:33 PM IST
  • The travel ban was announced after the UK government repeatedly warned British Pakistanis against travelling abroad for leisure amid concerns over coronavirus variants.
Pakistan batsmen celebrate after winning the first T20I against South Africa.(Twitter)
Pakistan batsmen celebrate after winning the first T20I against South Africa.(Twitter)

Pakistan becomes first team to win 100 T20Is

PUBLISHED ON APR 11, 2021 09:59 AM IST
  • Pakistan has now played 164 T20Is, winning 100 and losing 59. The side has played out three ties and the remaining two games were abandoned.
Last week, Imran Khan has blamed "fahashi" (vulgarity) for surge in rape and sexual violence instead of the deteriorating law and order situation in the country. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)(AP)
Last week, Imran Khan has blamed "fahashi" (vulgarity) for surge in rape and sexual violence instead of the deteriorating law and order situation in the country. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)(AP)

Protest erupts in Pakistan demanding Imran Khan's apology over rape statement

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 10, 2021 11:26 AM IST
  • The protestors criticised Imran Khan for what they called "victim-blaming" and called for an apology
File image of Pakistan head coach cum chief selector Misbah Ul Haq.(AP)
File image of Pakistan head coach cum chief selector Misbah Ul Haq.(AP)

We need to get better at handing pressure situations: Misbah

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 08, 2021 06:59 PM IST
Speaking during a virtual media interaction, Misbah also said that an overseas win always helps the side.
Pakistan PM Imran Khan had blamed divorce rates in Britain on the “sex, drugs and rock and roll” culture that began in the 1970s.(AP)
Pakistan PM Imran Khan had blamed divorce rates in Britain on the “sex, drugs and rock and roll” culture that began in the 1970s.(AP)

Imran Khan’s ex-wives slam Pak PM for linking rape to how women dress

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON APR 08, 2021 06:21 PM IST
  • Imran Khan had blamed “fahashi” (vulgarity) for the rise in rape cases in Pakistan, advising women to cover up to prevent the “temptation”.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan also blamed divorce rates in Britain on the "sex, drugs and rock and roll" culture that began in the 1970s.(AP)
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan also blamed divorce rates in Britain on the "sex, drugs and rock and roll" culture that began in the 1970s.(AP)

Backlash after Pakistan PM Imran Khan links rape to how women dress

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON APR 07, 2021 10:33 PM IST
  • Pakistan is a deeply conservative country where victims of sexual abuse are often viewed with suspicion and criminal complaints are rarely seriously investigated.
Fakhar Zaman celebrates his hundred against South Africa in the third ODI(Twitter)
Fakhar Zaman celebrates his hundred against South Africa in the third ODI(Twitter)

SA vs PAK, 3rd ODI: Pakistan wins series in South Africa with another Fakhar 100

AP |
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2021 10:18 PM IST
South Africa was 292 all out as three players made half-centuries but none converted them to big scores.
Pakistan beat South Africa by 28 runs in the 3rd ODI (ICC / Twitter)
Pakistan beat South Africa by 28 runs in the 3rd ODI (ICC / Twitter)

South Africa vs Pakistan, 3rd ODI Highlights

UPDATED ON APR 07, 2021 10:01 PM IST
  • Follow the South Africa vs Pakistan 3rd ODI highlights here.
A vial with Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine is seen before being administered, at a private hospital in Karachi, Pakistan April 4, 2021. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro/Files(Reuters)
A vial with Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine is seen before being administered, at a private hospital in Karachi, Pakistan April 4, 2021. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro/Files(Reuters)

Pakistan will take a decade to vaccinate 75% population: Report

ANI |
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2021 07:28 PM IST
According to a Bloomberg report cited by Arab News, countries like the US, Britain and Israel were likely to reach the 75 percent target within three months while others like Pakistan were expected to immunise the same level of their population in about a decade.
A worker carries a sack of sugar on his shoulders at a depot in Peshawar, Pakistan January 23, 2019. (Reuters)
A worker carries a sack of sugar on his shoulders at a depot in Peshawar, Pakistan January 23, 2019. (Reuters)

Pakistan issues global tender for import of 50,000 tonnes of sugar

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 05, 2021 11:24 PM IST
This is the third tender Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP) has floated for import of sugar. Earlier, two tenders for 50,000 tonnes each had to be scrapped mainly due to high quotes.
Shoaib Akhtar says ‘spirit of game was hurt’, slams match-referee over Fakhar Zaman’s run-out(HT Collage)
Shoaib Akhtar says ‘spirit of game was hurt’, slams match-referee over Fakhar Zaman’s run-out(HT Collage)

'Spirit of the game was hurt, de Kock shouldn’t do it deliberately': Akhtar

PUBLISHED ON APR 05, 2021 07:15 PM IST
In the latest video on his YouTube channel, former Pakistan pace legend Shoaib Akhtar called De Kock’s act against the ‘good spirit of the game’.
Pakistan's batsman Fakhar Zaman raises his bat to celebrate a century during the 2nd ODI against South Afrcia(AP)
Pakistan's batsman Fakhar Zaman raises his bat to celebrate a century during the 2nd ODI against South Afrcia(AP)

'We were praying for Fakhar Zaman to get double hundred': Babar Azam

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 05, 2021 06:58 PM IST
Babar pointed out details claiming that Zaman's knock was one of the best he has seen in the recent past.
File photo of Pakistan’s Shadab Khan(Reuters)
File photo of Pakistan’s Shadab Khan(Reuters)

Shadab Khan out of South Africa, Zimbabwe tours due to toe injury

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON APR 05, 2021 04:35 PM IST
The 22-year-old spinner will be sidelined for up to four weeks after sustaining the injury while batting during the second one-dayer in Johannesburg, which South Africa won by 17 runs to level the three-match series.
Quinton de Kock (left) celebrates Fakhar Zaman's run out in the second ODI. (Twitter)
Quinton de Kock (left) celebrates Fakhar Zaman's run out in the second ODI. (Twitter)

Fakhar Zaman's run out for 193 sparks 'spirit of cricket' debate on Twitter

UPDATED ON APR 05, 2021 03:26 PM IST
  • Pakistan batsman Fakhar Zaman, who played one of the best innings in the history of the 50-over game, fell to a cheeky run out initiated by opposition wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock.
A passenger wearing a mask walks past the Ryanair check-in desks at Manchester Airport.(Reuters / File)
A passenger wearing a mask walks past the Ryanair check-in desks at Manchester Airport.(Reuters / File)

UK added Pakistan to ‘red list’ after people kept travelling for weddings

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2021 07:41 PM IST
  • Pakistan has been witnessing a surge in coronavirus cases and the influx of British Pakistani nationals also led to the discovery of the UK variant, B.1.1.7, in the city of Mirpur.
South Africa vs Pakistan 2nd ODI Live(Twitter)
South Africa vs Pakistan 2nd ODI Live(Twitter)

South Africa vs Pakistan 2nd ODI Highlights

UPDATED ON APR 04, 2021 11:07 PM IST
Follow the South Africa vs Pakistan 2nd ODI highlights here.
A man and child with protective masks walk outside a market as the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic continues, in Karachi, Pakistan.(Reuters)
A man and child with protective masks walk outside a market as the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic continues, in Karachi, Pakistan.(Reuters)

Covid-19: Surge in cases in Pakistan, lockdown in Bangladesh

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2021 11:38 AM IST
  • While Pakistan reported 5,020 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, authorities in Bangladesh have decided to impose a one-week nationwide lockdown from Monday to curb the spread of the pandemic. Here’s a look at the Covid-19 situation in neighbouring countries
A zookeeper gives a bath to elephants inside their enclosure at Karachi Zoo during a heatwave, in Karachi.(AFP)
A zookeeper gives a bath to elephants inside their enclosure at Karachi Zoo during a heatwave, in Karachi.(AFP)

Pakistan's Karachi records highest April temperature since 1947

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2021 09:30 AM IST
  • The highest temperature recorded in the port city was in April was 44.4 degrees Celsius on April 14, 1947, and the mercury never rose as high as 43.6 degrees Celsius in the city until Saturday in the month of April.
FILE PHOTO: Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks.(Reuters)
FILE PHOTO: Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks.(Reuters)

Day after, Imran Khan explains why Pakistan cabinet decided against sugar import

By Rezaul H Laskar | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2021 09:23 PM IST
On Thursday, Islamabad shot down an official proposal to allow imports of cotton and sugar from India to control prices and cope with a shortage.
Shrine of Sufi saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Pakistan's southern Sindh province.(Reuters)
Shrine of Sufi saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Pakistan's southern Sindh province.(Reuters)

Clashes in Pakistan over closure of shrine as Covid measure leave scores injured

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 02, 2021 04:30 PM IST
The clash continued for over 90 minutes until police reinforcements and Sindh Rangers personnel controlled the situation and forced the devotees out of the premises.
Pakistan skipper Babar Azam: File photo(AP)
Pakistan skipper Babar Azam: File photo(AP)

Pakistan will look to play modern-day cricket in South Africa: Babar Azam

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2021 07:09 PM IST
Pakistan will play three ODIs and four T20Is against hosts South Africa, starting with the first one-dayer in Centurion on Friday.
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan. (REUTERS)
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan. (REUTERS)

Pakistan does U-turn on resuming trade ties with India

UPDATED ON APR 01, 2021 06:50 PM IST
A Cabinet meeting chaired by PM Imran Khan rejected a decision made by a government panel on Wednesday to allow imports of sugar and cotton from India.
Last year, Pakistan had blocked TikTok for 10 days over the same issue.(REUTERS)
Last year, Pakistan had blocked TikTok for 10 days over the same issue.(REUTERS)

Pakistan lifts weekslong ban on TikTok over racy content

AP | | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2021 02:27 PM IST
  • The court in Peshawar had issued the ban on March 11 following complaints about the alleged presence of “immoral and indecent content” on the popular social media app.
India Pakistan flags seen during the 2nd day of world culture Festival at Yamuna River Bank in New Delhi, India.(HT File photo)
India Pakistan flags seen during the 2nd day of world culture Festival at Yamuna River Bank in New Delhi, India.(HT File photo)

Pakistan's economic body allows import of cotton, yarn from India: Report

ANI |
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2021 03:34 PM IST
Pakistan's Economic Coordination Council is a top decision-making body in the country.
Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan’s letter on Monday was in response to Modi’s greetings on the occasion of Pakistan Day on March 23.(Reuters)
Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan’s letter on Monday was in response to Modi’s greetings on the occasion of Pakistan Day on March 23.(Reuters)

We too want peaceful ties, Imran tells Modi

PUBLISHED ON MAR 31, 2021 02:47 AM IST
“We are convinced that durable peace and stability in South Asia is contingent upon resolving all outstanding issues between India and Pakistan, in particular the Jammu & Kashmir dispute,” Imran Khan wrote.
Pakistan's coronavirus cases till Sunday stood at 654,591 as 4,767 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours.(AP Photo )
Pakistan's coronavirus cases till Sunday stood at 654,591 as 4,767 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours.(AP Photo )

Pak to impose fresh restrictions on social gatherings to control surge in cases

PTI | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON MAR 28, 2021 08:57 PM IST
The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) in its meeting headed by Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar took the decision of restrictions against gatherings after reviewing the latest pandemic situation.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan.(AP)
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan.(AP)

IMF approves $500 million disbursement to Pakistan

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 25, 2021 06:41 AM IST
The IMF said in a statement that the latest payment brought total disbursements under the Extended Fund Facility to $2 billion since the program was first approved in July 2019.
The purchases will be in addition to 1.5 million doses of vaccine which China is donating to Pakistan in phases.(Bloomberg file photo)
The purchases will be in addition to 1.5 million doses of vaccine which China is donating to Pakistan in phases.(Bloomberg file photo)

Pakistan orders doses of Chinese-made Covid-19 vaccines

AP | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON MAR 24, 2021 06:23 PM IST
Faisal Sultan, a special assistant to the prime minister, said on Twitter that an order has been placed for the purchase of Chinese-made vaccines which will be delivered to Pakistan within days.
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