DALLAS — Nicklas Backstrom had a goal and two assists and Vitek Vanecek had 30 saves for his second shutout of the season as the Washington Capitals beat former teammate Braden Holtby and the Dallas Stars 5-0 on Friday night. "Offensively, it was nice to get some results," said Capitals coach Peter Laviolette, whose team is 8-1-3 after a regulation defeat. 30 power play in the NHL and were 0 for 16 during their previous five games. The power play was good. He played the last 12 of his 16 NHL seasons with the Stars, including the Stanley Cup season of 1998-99.
January 29, 2022 07:52 UTC
The Indian government on Friday denied visas to 170 Pakistani tourists who completed their preparations for a tour to the neighbouring country starting from January 29 (Saturday). According to Faith Tourism Coordinator MNA Dr Ramesh Kumar, the Indian government denied the visas on the pretext of Covid-19 restrictions. Read more: 200 Hindu pilgrims from India to visit Pakistan on New YearHe said that 170 tourists had registered for the tour and the group wanted to visit Ajmer Sharif, New Delhi, Mith, Jaipur and other areas of India. Diplomatic sources told The Express Tribune that there is no agreement on visit visas between Pakistan and India. Also read: Pakistan issues visas to Indian Hindu pilgrims to visit historic templesThey said that Pakistan and Indian pilgrims visit each other's countries as per the existing 1974 agreement, adding that Pakistan had issued visas to Indian tourists earlier.
January 29, 2022 06:11 UTC
With the PTI government focused fully on punishing its political opponents, the threats to internal security are on the rise. This can be gauged from the number of terrorist attacks that have taken place within a few weeks of the New Year. On Thursday 10 soldiers lost lives in a terrorist attack on a checkpost in Balochistan’s Kech district. While in the Opposition, Prime Minister Imran Khan was the foremost critic of operations against the TTP terrorists. As long as acts of terrorism continue, the CPEC would continue to face problems.
January 29, 2022 01:04 UTC
24 years after his demise, the construction of the mausoleum of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan has been completed. The mausoleum was built by the maestro's nephew and world-renowned musician, Rahat Ali Khan. The mausoleum of the famous qawwal, located at Jhang Road Cemetery, also serves as the final resting place for Nusrat's other family members including his wife and parents as well as Rahat's father Farrukh Fateh Ali Khan. When the construction of the mausoleum was completed, Rahat travelled to Faisalabad to personally oversee the progress. Rahat also added that relics of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and other elders of his family could be displayed in this museum so that his admirers from home and abroad could visit this place.
January 28, 2022 21:40 UTC
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January 28, 2022 19:22 UTC
The Upper House of the Parliament, Senate on Friday approved the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Amendment Bill on Friday. The SBP Amendment Bill was not included in the agenda shared on Thursday night, however was added to the agenda in the morning. The Chairman Senate’s vote in favor of the bill was the deciding vote. An hour later than scheduled, the finance minister, Shaukat Tarin presented it to the house. On Wednesday the finance minister requested the IMF to postpone Pakistan’s sixth review as the SBP amendment Bill is yet to be approved by the Senate.
January 28, 2022 09:03 UTC
Share:ISLAMABAD - Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that Pakistan is prepared for fruitful talks with China during Prime Minister Imran Khan’s upcoming visit to Beijing. He said that besides attending the Beijing Olympic ceremony as a solidarity gesture, the visit of Prime Minister Imran to China would encompass discussions on advancing joint ventures and pacing up progress on the China Pakistan Economic Corridor. In a statement ahead of PM Khan’s visit from February 3 to 5 on Thursday, the FM maintained that Pakistan and China stood with each other in difficult times and the main purpose of the visit was to express solidarity and demonstrate the unbreakable friendship with China as several countries boycotted the Beijing Olympics.
January 28, 2022 06:58 UTC
This is the condition of Afghanistan at the moment, and the losing side consists of the poor people of Afghanistan, caught in the crossfire of international conspiracies, ambitions, militancy, insurgency, war and famine. After 20 years of war, there came a time when Afghanistan was being ruled by people who belonged to Afghanistan and that came with the price of hunger, death, bankruptcy, isolation and worse. Western countries, particularly NATO countries, have made a blunder in Afghanistan and left the poor people to mend the mess. Afghanistan and its people are now on the brink, worse than ever before. Afghanistan is on the brink of a grave humanitarian crisis and the world is turning a blind eye to it.
January 28, 2022 05:08 UTC
Share:ISLAMABAD - The National Highway Authority (NHA) has opened financial bids of two contractors for Hyderabad-Sukkur Motorway on Thursday after clearance of M/s Techno-CMC-ACC Consortium from the Grievance Redressal Committee. However, sources informed that the M/s Techno-CMC-ACC not only approached Grievance Redressal Committee (GRC) against their disqualification but also put pressure on the road authority from certain quarters. Therefore, the Grievance Redressal Committee has reversed the decision of disqualification of M/s Techno-CMC-ACC and declared it as qualified for the project. When contacted, NHA’s spokesperson Sohail Aftab told The Nation that after finalisation of Departmental Bid Evaluation Report, the aggrieved party opted for launching their plea in the Grievance Redressal Committee (GRC) against their disqualification. The Sukkur-Hyderabad Motorway project is expected to be completed in thirty months following financial close.
January 28, 2022 05:03 UTC
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has invited Singaporean companies to explore emerging investment opportunities in digital economy, Fintech and agri-food, especially in the Special Cconomic Zones (SEZs) of China, Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The additional secretary (AP) highlighted Pakistan’s focus on geo-economics leveraging peace and security, development partnerships, and connectivity. The Deputy Secretary said Singapore looked forward to expanding cooperation in existing and new fields of mutual interest, and enhancing bilateral exchanges, especially high-level visits. Singaporean companies were invited to explore emerging investment opportunities in Pakistan in sectors such as digital economy, Fintech and agro-food, besides CPEC-related SEZs. It was also agreed to continue close cooperation in the multilateral domain particularly at the United Nations.
January 28, 2022 04:56 UTC
The incident with Panetta and Jordan Subban occurred 23 seconds into overtime during Jacksonville's 1-0 home victory over South Carolina on Saturday. It came in the wake of minor league forward Krystof Hrabik's 30-game suspension for making a racial gesture during a Jan. 12 AHL game. Subban on Twitter showed Panetta taking a monkey-like pose while Jordan Subban was being led away by an official. In a post on his Twitter account, Jordan Subban said Panetta "was too much of a coward" to fight him. "My actions toward Jordan were not because of race, and were not intended as a racial gesture.
January 28, 2022 02:40 UTC
Moeed acknowledged that there have been a number of attacks on the CPEC projects, highlighting that India supported and funded them through anti-Pakistan militant organisations operating from third countries. ‘CPEC beneficial for all’Moeed said that the CPEC is beneficial for both China and Pakistan as well as everyone who participates in it. “We envisage CPEC to be a springboard for transforming Pakistan into a regional connectivity and trade hub,” said Moeed. He claimed that for China, Pakistan offers an attractive investment destination. The NSA reiterated that Pakistan wanted to safeguard its national interests by having good ties with all major powers.
January 28, 2022 01:59 UTC
Share:After a decrease in the number of COVID-19 cases over the past two days, Pakistan has again reported 7,539 fresh cases of the pandemic during the last 24 hours. With the emergence of fresh cases, the countrywide tally of cases has jumped to 1,393,887. Twenty-five more patients of COVID-19 succumbed to the viral disease in the last 24 hours, pushing the death toll to 29,162. The number of critical patients saw a minor decrease and were recorded at 1,240 as compared to yesterday’s 1,293. Including 63,272 tests over the past hours, Pakistan has so far conducted 24,754,277 tests to diagnose the deadly virus and 1,272,871 people have regained their health including 1,784 in the past 24 hours.
January 28, 2022 01:44 UTC
ISLAMABAD: The recent spike in COVID-19 virus upstage Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) plans to hold a four-nation international event or to invite a couple of teams to play tri-series well before the Asia Cup to be held in Malaysia in the month of May. The PHF is trying hard to give maximum international exposure to the Pakistan team ahead of the May Asia Cup. “Even the World Cup is not far away but the first target is to prepare a competitive outfit for the Asia Cup where our efforts would be to win it. A good performance in Asia Cup would set things rolling for Pakistan hockey. The top four teams from the Asia Cup 2022 will qualify to play the World Cup to be held in India in January 2023.
January 28, 2022 01:16 UTC
Read more: SAPM launches first polio drive of 2022Since the Taliban takeover of neighbouring Afghanistan, the Pakistan version of the movement has become emboldened and its fighters frequently target polio teams. Nigeria officially eradicated wild polio in 2020, leaving Pakistan and Afghanistan as the only countries where the disease -- which causes crippling paralysis -- is still endemic. Spread through faeces and saliva, the virus has historically thrived in the blurred borderlands between the South Asian nations, where state infrastructure is weak and the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) have carved out a home. Still, a TTP spokesman told AFP it "never attacked any polio workers", and that security forces were their target. The theories ranged wildly: polio teams are spies, the vaccines cause infertility, or contain pig fat forbidden by Islam.
January 28, 2022 00:46 UTC