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  • KARACHI - Flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi Sunday met with PCB executive committee chairman Najam Sethi in Dubai to discuss the options for a farewell event and future working with the board. Afridi, who last played for Pakistan in 2016, was in news for his intentions of seeking a farewell ...

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  • Karachi - Pakistan batsman Younus Khan remains firm about his intent to retire from international cricket at the end of the ongoing three-Test series against West Indies. In a clarification of a previous statement which left open the possibility that he could extend his career if his team needs ...

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  • MUZAFFARGARH -  The police on Sunday arrested a woman, claiming to be a faith-healer, and her husband for selling a four-month-old child here in Muzaffargarh. The doctor and his wife who bought the child were also arrested.   The parents of the child told the media they had taken ...

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  • FAISALABAD -  Firing a broadside at PPP Co-Chairman Asif Zardari, State Minister for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali on Saturday dubbed Mr Zardari the biggest terrorist of the country and mother of all evils, demanding name of the former president should be placed in ECL. "Asif Zardari is the ...

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  • FAISALABAD-Firing a broadside at PPP Co-Chairman Asif Zardari, State Minister for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali on Saturday dubbed Mr Zardari the biggest terrorist of the country and mother of all evils, demanding name of the former president should be placed in ECL. "Asif Zardari is the biggest ...

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  • SYDNEY-Pakistan will play two warm-up matches against Australia and Bangladesh in England ahead of their shot at an elusive Champions Trophy title. Steve Smith's side feature in the first official warm-up match of the tournament, on May 26 against Sri Lanka in London. There would be just four clear ...

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  • Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Pakistan workers have raised slogans in support of founder of the party in a rally titled ‘Suno Karachi’ organised by the Pakistan chapter. Leader of the opposition in Sindh assembly Khawaja Izharul Hassan displayed a sense of hopelessness over the ...

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  • SYDNEY - Veteran batsman and former Test captain Younus Khan has hinted that he may reconsider his retirement plans should Pakistan ask him to play on. Two weeks ago, Younus announced his decorated Test career would come to an end at the conclusion of the three-Test series against the West ...

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  • CHITRAL - A man accused of blasphemy was beaten up inside a mosque in Chitral by a charged-up mob after Friday prayers before the imam saved his life and handed him over to the police. It was the third blasphemy-related incident in the country this month, after a student was beaten to death by a ...

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  • Canadian government has stopped its citizens from unnecessary travel to Pakistan in a wake of unpredictable security situation at Benazair Bhutto International Airport in Islamabad. According to directives issued by Canadian authorities, the locals have been cautioned from travelling to Quetta, ...

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  • President Mamnoon Hussain underlined the need for promoting the culture of book reading amongst the young lot in order to realise the dream of a safe and secured future as envisioned by the founding fathers of the country. He was addressing the country's biggest ever book fair organised by National ...

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  • Amidst soaring load shedding and consequent protests, a special briefing was given to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif reiterating complete elimination of power cuts by March-2018. Prime minister was further informed that 8000 megawatt of electricity will be added in national grid by March next year and ...

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  • The airport police, on Saturday, added three new names of suspects to the already registered FIR for the Pakistani-Norwegian women tortured at the Benazir International Airport Islamabad. A request from the head of the Pakistani-Norwegian family, Khalid Khan, was added to the case registered by the ...

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  • The Joint Investigation Team (JIT), which will be formed under directions of Supreme Court (SC), will enjoy full legal authority and will have jurisdiction to summon prime minister for investigation if needed, stated renowned legal analysts. While shedding his thoughts on SC’s verdict in ...

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  • Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif has felicitated the nation on the occasion of the global “Earth Day” and emphasised that it is the duty of every Pakistani to preserve our natural endowments for prosperity. He said that every contribution by citizens, no matter how small, would make a ...

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  • At least 330 million people in 256 districts are badly affected by severe drought in India. The drought is taking place as a heat wave extends across much of India with rising temperatures. Schools have been shut in the eastern state of Orissa and more than 100 deaths due to heatstroke have been ...

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  • The Sindh Cabinet on Saturday decided to extend the special policing powers granted to the Rangers paramilitary force in Sindh for 90 days. The Sindh home secretary will send a letter to the Ministry of Interior requesting the extension of special powers. The powers will enable the paramilitary ...

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  • New Delhi - Cricket has been cut from the list of sports at the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia, according to reports. With organisers keen on saving costs, the number of events for the Games in Jakarta and Palembang is being reduced from the 439 to 431, Inside the Games reported on Wednesday. With ...

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  • The apex court issued a split ruling calling for a joint investigation team of anti-corruption officials along with the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Military Intelligence to probe the claims and submit a report to the Supreme Court within 60 days. The JIT would comprise senior officers ...

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  • China has taken another step toward its goal of putting a space station into orbit around 2022, by sending its first cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1 into space yesterday's evening. Atop a Long March-7 Y2 carrier rocket, Tianzhou-1 rose into the air from the Wenchang Space Launch Center in south China's ...

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  • Tesla Inc founder and Chief Executive Elon Musk said his latest company Neuralink Corp is working to link the human brain with a machine interface by creating micron-sized devices. Neuralink is aiming to bring to the market a product that helps with certain severe brain injuries due to stroke, ...

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  • KARACHI: Pakistan People's Party (PPP) leader Dr Asim Hussain has filed an FIR, stating his life is under threat by unidentified persons. The report quotes Asim as saying that he was near Boat Basin Chowrangi in Karachi on April 20 when a white car with tinted glasses approached towards the vehicle ...

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  • NEW DELHI -  Three senior members of India's ruling Hindu nationalist party including a cabinet minister should face trial over the demolition of Babri Masjid a quarter of a century ago, the Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday. The three are accused of inciting Hindu zealots to pull down the 16th ...

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  • KARACHI - Pakistan Junior hockey team defeated defending champions Victoria 2-1 in the opening match of the U18 Australian Hockey Championship in Hobart on Wednesday. Having hammered Randwik Hockey Club 6-0 a day earlier, the Colts have now made it two wins in as many matches on their tour Down ...

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  • Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has termed Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif as ‘strongman’. Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said today that PML-N workers would take out rallies in support of PM Nawaz at 4pm across the Punjab today. Addressing the media after ...

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  • Minister for Ports and Shipping Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo said today Pakistan has handed over operations of its Gwadar port to a Chinese company for a period of 40 years. The minister said China Overseas Port Holding Company would carry out all the development work on the port. “China Overseas ...

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  • Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said today a retired Pakistani Army officer, Lt Col Mohammad Habib Zahir, who went missing near Nepal had travelled to Kathmandu for a job. “Col Habib has applied online for a job and after the modalities were finalised, he traveled to Kathmandu. He and ...

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  • Police on Thursday said they had arrested eight more suspects in connection with Mashal Khan lynching case bringing the total number of people arrested to 32. Mashal Khan, a journalism student, was stripped, beaten, shot, and thrown from the second floor of his hostel at the Abdul Wali Khan ...

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  • Starting from April 25, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) would be providing option of daily travel between Karachi and London. According to PIA Spokesman Danyal Gilani two of these flights, on Wednesdays and Sundays, would be operated directly while on other days convenient connections within ...

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  • Pakistan is not seeking to achieve parity with India in terms of nuclear weapons, but is rather pursuing Full Spectrum Deterrence doctrine to ensure that there are no gaps in its deterrence capability. This was stated by Pakistan’s former envoy to United Nations in Geneva Amb Zamir Akram. Amb ...

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