All senior officers to break their fast with the officers and Police perssonal on duty. IG islamabad

IG Operations Afzal Ahmad Kausar, SSP Operations Dr Syed Mustafa Tanveer, Additional SP Farhat Abbas Kazmi, SP Rural Zone Rana Abdul Wahab observed Iftar with the police personnel deployed at various places for maintaining law and order.

Such a move would not only boost the morale of the soldiers but they will also performed their duties better.IG islamabad

Islamabad of all of us, your own Islamabad police is busy making it the safest

IG Islamabad Qazi Jameel-ur-Rehman had instructed all senior officers to break their fast with the officers and youths on duty.

Rawalpindi Police is using all resources to protect the country and the nation, said CPO Muhammad Ahsan Younis.


CPO Rawalpindi Muhammad Ahsan Younis visits Murree Road and Liaquat Bagh,

Checked and instructed the officers and police personnel present at the duty points,

The CPO commended the officers and police personnel for performing their duties diligently during the Ramazan.

CPO Muhammad Ahsan Younis did aftaar with the officers and police personnel on duty at Liaquat Bagh.

Rawalpindi Police is always committed to protect the citizens, CPO said

The force that performs important duties in difficult situations is to be commended, CPO

Rawalpindi Police is using all its resources to protect the country and the nation, said CPO Muhammad Ahsan Younis.

Brilliant Rizwan named among Wisden’s Five Cricketers of the Year

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s dashing wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan has been named among Wisden’s Five Cricketers of the Year in the 2021 edition of the Wisden Almanack.

The right-hander averaged more than 40 across three Tests for Pakistan during their 1-0 series defeat to England and was also lauded for his brilliant wicketkeeping skills during the series.

Rizwan’s was an electrifying presence behind the stumps for Pakistan, pulling off arguably the take of the summer when he caught Ben Stokes high to his left during the First Test at Old Trafford. He also averaged 40 with the bat, and was later confirmed as his country’s new vice captain across all formats.

England Test batsmen Dom Sibley and Zak Crawley, West Indies all-rounder Jason Holder and English County Kent’s all-rounder Darren Stevens were the other players in the list. The 28-year-old Rizwan is the 18th Pakistani in history to feature among cricketers of the year by the Wisden.

For the second year in a row, England’s brilliant all-rounder Ben Stokes, has been named Wisden’s leading male cricketer. Stokes notched up 767 runs at an average of 51.13 in 13 matches across all formats while also bagging 25 wickets at 18.84.

Meanwhile, Beth Mooney, who was the player of the tournament as Australia retained their Women’s T20 World Cup title 13 months ago, was crowned as the female cricketer of the year.

Wisden explained the induction of the diminutive Pakistani wicket-keeper as his reward for both his splendid work behind the stumps and his fine batting.Wisden’s Cricketers of the Year are selected for the honour by the annual publication Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack, based on their influence on the previous English season.

Some of the other distinguished Pakistani cricketers who have been named among Wisden’s five include Fazal Mahmood, Asif Iqbal, Hanif Mohammad, Majid Khan, Zaheer Abbas, Javed Miandad, Imran Khan, Salim Malik, Waqar Younis, Wasim Akram, Mushtaq Ahmed, Saeed Anwar, Saqlain Mushtaq and Mohammad Yousuf.

TLP protests outside mission in London

LONDON: Nearly two dozen supporters, purportedly from the UK chapter of the Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP), gathered outside the Pakistan High Commission in London to demand that the Pakistan government expel the French ambassador as well as boycott French products.

Though they did not formally identify a leader or organiser of the protest, they carried the party’s flag and chanted its characteristic “Labbaik” slogan.

The group gathered at Lowndes Square on Thursday afternoon to chant slogans and also submit a petition with their formal complaints to the High Commission. They also protested against the death of TLP workers who were killed during ongoing riots across Pakistan.

The protestors were largely British Pakistanis settled in London, while some had travelled from Birmingham where the TLP is known to have a limited but active presence.

Metropolitan Police officials arrived at the scene and allowed the protesters to raise their concerns in a peaceful manner. Among their slogans, the protesters chanted one in Urdu that translates to inciting violence against someone who commits blasphemy.

The petition detailed the group’s position on blasphemous sketches and summarised their demands to the government about the expulsion of the French ambassador. It also noted that the government had reneged on an agreement with the group and protested the arrest of their leader despite their understanding with government officials.

The government of Pakistan this week moved to ban the TLP after its elements attacked police officials during widespread protests that paralysed major thoroughfares across the country.

In a country policy and information note on Pakistan from December 2020, the Home Office described the TLP as a party that emerged out of a protest movement in 2016 against the state’s execution of Mumtaz Qadri.

It noted that, in its first ever election in September, 2017, “the party surprised Pakistani political elite with a strong showing” by securing nearly 8 per cent of total votes cast in a by-election.

It also added a note from the International Crisis Group report dated January 2019, which said religious groups, spearheaded by the TLP launched violent protests countrywide after the Supreme Court’s acquittal of Aasia Bibi, a Christian sentenced to death for blasphemy by a court in 2010. It said the group attacked police officers and citizens and also destroyed public and private property.

Record tests for Covid-19 conducted in a day

ISLAMABAD: While a record number of Covid-19 tests were conducted in a day since the beginning of the pandemic, the country reported another highest number of coronavirus cases in the last 10 months.

All federating units have issued different schedules for vaccination, bifurcating timings in morning and evening shifts.

Moreover, after confirmation of a number of Covid-19 cases, the Senate Secreta­riat has been closed for three days. It has also been decided to disinfect the Parliament House building.

According to data released by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), 64,685 tests were conducted on Thursday, the highest since the beginning of the pandemic in February 2020.

Earlier, the highest number of tests stood at 50,186 carried out on April 2 this year.

The NCOC data showed that as many as 5,395 Covid-19 cases — the highest number since June 2020 — and 118 deaths were reported during the last 24 hours.

With 509 ventilators for Covid-19 patients occupied across the country, 88 per cent vents were in use in Gujranwala, 82pc in Lahore, 81pc in Multan and 51pc in Islamabad. Over 90pc oxygenated beds were occupied in Swabi and Charsadda.

The number of coronavirus cases has increased to 739,818 and that of active cases to 77,294. As many as 5,106 patients were admitted to hospitals across the country on Thursday.

Moreover, 646,652 persons have so far recovered from the virus across the country, making it a significant count.

Vaccination timings

All the federating units have shared Ramazan timing for vaccination with the NCOC. According to a document, available with Media, vaccination centres in Punjab will remain open from 10am to 4pm and from 9pm to 1am.

In Sindh, all vaccination centers will remain open from 9am to 1pm. However, major centers will remain open from 8.30pm to midnight.

In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, timing will be from 10am to 2pm and in urban areas vaccination centres will again open from 10pm to 1am.

In Balochistan, vaccination centres will remain open from 9am to 1pm. However, in Quetta the centres will again open from 8pm to midnight.

Timing for Islamabad is from noon to 4pm and from 8pm to midnight. In Azad Jammu and Kashmir, timing will be from 9am to 2pm and from 8pm to midnight. In Gilgit-Baltistan, vaccination centers will remain open from 10am to 2pm, and in major cities the centres will again open from 9pm to midnight.

Meanwhile, due to increasing number of coronavirus cases, the Senate Secretariat has been closed for three days, from April 16 to 18, for disinfection of precincts.

“The Secretariat shall open on 19th April with minimum strength as per rotation policy in place. All staff has been directed to wear face mask, avoid hand shake and maintain social distance as per SOPs while on duty,” said a notification issued on Thursday.

According to another announcement, the building of the Parliament House will be disinfected.