Not vaccinated? Sorry you can’t marry in Sindh

KARACHI: As the COVID positivity ratio in Karachi has soared to an alarming 23 percent in wake of the spread of the Delta variant, authorities in Sindh announced stern curbs including vaccination as a prerequisite for getting hitched in the southeastern province. Reports quoting a notification of home ministry cited a ban on getting married besides attending wedding ceremonies of

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Influencers May Land in Norwegian Jail over Edited Photos

OSLO: Norway has recently passed the legislation that requires labeling all the edited pictures shared on different social platforms in a bid to ‘reduce pressure in society due to idealized people in advertising. Reports quoting Norway officials cited that the Scandinavian country has just made it illegal for social media influencers to share edited photos without declaring that it has

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NADRA starts issuing partially vaccinated certificate to the citizens

ISLAMABAD – National Database and Registration Authority started issuing Covid vaccination certificates to people who have partially inoculated against the novel disease, a tweet of the country’s national database stated Wednesday. ‘You can now receive ‘Partially Vaccinated Certificate’ (1st Dose Certificate) from any NADRA Registration Centre (NRC) OR by applying online’, NADRA tweeted. As per the latest update, the individuals

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‘911’ – Pakistan’s first national emergency helpline ‘all set for launch on July 25’

LAHORE – Pakistan is all set to roll out a national emergency helpline, akin to the United States 911, which Prime Minister Imran Khan will likely inaugurate on July 25. The concept of the ‘one dedicated helpline’ aimed to merge all emergency service numbers into one. Reports in local media quoting sources cited that the project was proposed by Prime

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Traffic violation can lead up to suspension of driver’s license in Lahore (VIDEO)

LAHORE – Traffic violation in the country’s cultural capital can lead to suspension of driving privileges, Chief Traffic Officer warned Wednesday. Traffic laws are designed to minimize offenses and protect the general public from fatal accidents and in a similar bid to discourage violations in the city, the Lahore traffic police have decided to suspend the driving licenses of the

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Pakistan installs first reverse vending machine to turn ‘trash into cash’

ISLAMABAD – Amid the rhetoric of Clean and Green Pakistan, the federal government has unveiled the country’s first reverse vending machines for smart waste management. Environmentalist and Prime Minister’s aide on Climate Change Malik Amin Saturday inaugurated the first reverse vending machine at the Jinnah Super Market of the federal capital. The ‘On the Go’ initiative by the incumbent government

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Selling cigarettes to underage boys and girls in Islamabad to face fine, license cancelation

ISLAMABAD: Selling cigarettes to underage persons will cause license cancellation besides a penalty up to Rs100,000, Deputy Commissioner of federal capital Hamza Shafqaat announced Saturday. A statement issued from the DC Islamabad stated that ‘We have started online registration of tobacco vendors and anyone found violating the rule will now be fined and even get their license cancelled’. Director Excise

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Do you know why Sindh MPA wants all adults married at 18?

KARACHI – Member of Provincial Assembly and Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal leader Syed Abdul Rasheed proposed a law which would make marriage compulsory for adults aged 18 and also imposed fines on parents in case of delay. The bill ‘The Sindh Compulsory Marriage Act, 2021’ has yet to be tabled is making headlines all over the national media. According to the bill

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Pakistan to start COVID-19 vaccine registration for age 19 above slab

ISLAMABAD – All those aged above 19 can register themselves on the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) portal to get vaccinated against novel Covid-19 starting from tomorrow as the government gears up to inoculate all adults at the earliest. NCOC chief and Federal Minister Asad Umar Wednesday took to his official handle to announce the decision. ‘In today’s NCOC

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Pakistan opens Covid vaccine jabs for age 30 and above from today

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has started inoculating people above 30 years of age as the country aims to vaccinate the maximum population amid the national vaccination drive. Pakistan nerve center on the novel virus, National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC), in a meeting decided to extend the Covid jabs to younger ones. NCOC Chief and federal minister also shared the development on

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