KARACHI: A bench of the Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday issued notice to the Sindh Food Authority while hearing a petition against seizing consignments of areca nuts (betel nuts) and registering cases, ARY News reported. A high court bench comprised of Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar heard the case. The court asked the petitioner?s lawyer to submit legal points in the court over action against betel nuts.

ISLAMABAD: Dry spell is likely to persist in most parts of Pakistan with the weather is expected to be hot in southern parts of the country during the day and cold in the northern areas, said the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD). The PMD also said that continental air is prevailing over most parts of the country.

KARACHI: The Sindh government and Higher Education Commission (HEC) have agreed on designing the unified accreditation system in order to support students and future of universities in accordance with the market changes and demands, ARY News reported on Tuesday. The chairman of the Higher Education Commission, Dr Tariq Banuri, along with the HEC member Dr Fateh Muhammad Mari met Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah where they discussed plans to increase the standard of the higher education.

ISLAMABAD: The coronavirus positivity rate in Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan has remained above 5% in October to date. While the percent positive rate ? the percentage of all coronavirus tests performed that came back positive - has been creeping up in Pakistan reaching 2.9% on October 24, its highest in over two months, it is still below the 5% threshold set by the World Health Organization.

ISLAMABAD: The coronavirus positivity rate in Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan has remained above 5% in October to date. While the percent positive rate ? the percentage of all coronavirus tests performed that came back positive - has been creeping up in Pakistan reaching 2.9% on October 24, its highest in over two months, it is still below the 5% threshold set by the World Health Organization.

PESHAWAR: At least seven people were killed and more than 70 others injured ? most of them children ? in a blast at a madrassah in Peshawar?s Dir Colony on Tuesday morning, police and rescue officials said.  Those killed and injured include madrassah students aged between nine and 15 years.

Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the international legitimacy of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute is enshrined in the UN Security Council resolutions. Photo Courtesy: Radio Pakistan/File ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has called the international community to work for a peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the relevant UN Security Council resolutions and wishes of the Kashmiri people, Radio Pakistan reported on Tuesday.

ISLAMABAD: As many as 773 new cases of the coronavirus were reported across the country during the last 24 hours, lifting the national tally of infections to 329,375. Six corona patients, who were under treatment in hospital died during this period, according to the latest update shared by the National command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Covid-19.

Prime Minister Imran Khan (R) has strongly criticised French President Emanuel Macron (L) for his anti-Muslim policies. Photo: Geo.tv ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has no ambassador posted in Paris as its ambassador Moin-ul-Haq has left France three months ago when he was transferred to China, The News reported on Tuesday. It was revealed after the National Assembly asked the government through its unanimous resolution that Pakistan should recall its ambassador in France under protest against blasphemy by the French president.

Prime Minister Imran Khan (R) has strongly criticised French President Emanuel Macron (L) for his anti-Muslim policies. Photo: Geo.tv ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has no ambassador posted in Paris as its ambassador Moin-ul-Haq has left France three months ago when he was transferred to China, The News reported on Tuesday. It was revealed after the National Assembly asked the government through its unanimous resolution that Pakistan should recall its ambassador in France under protest against blasphemy by the French president.