Monitoring Desk

  • Lahore - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MNA Ayesha Gulalai said that the party chief Imran Khan had asked his supporters to throw acid on her face as soon as she came out with allegations against him. She took to Twitter on Tuesday while participating in the online trend #MeToo, being used by women ...

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  • KARACHI - Muttahida Qaumi Movement-London (MQM-L) convener and Altaf Hussain's long-time ally Nadeem Nusrat has denied media reports that he has parted ways with party chief Altaf Hussain. According to Express Tribune’s website, Nusrat on Monday said he was currently undergoing treatment for ...

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  • LONDON-The wi-fi connections of businesses and homes around the world are at risk, according to researchers who have revealed a major flaw dubbed Krack. It concerns an authentication system which is widely used to secure wireless connections. Experts said it could leave “the majority” ...

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  • London-It is a plane that could fly from New York to London in just three hours - and finally end the argument over who gets the window seat. A firm attempting to build a private supersonic jet has revealed a prototype of its radical new ‘son of Concorde’ has flown for the first ...

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  • LONDON-A hallucinogen found in magic mushrooms can “reset” the brains of people with untreatable depression, raising hopes of a future treatment, scans suggest. The small study gave 19 patients a single dose of the psychedelic ingredient psilocybin. Half of patients ceased to be ...

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  • Athens - A violent attack on two Pakistani migrant labourers has sparked outrage in Greece, the latest in a string of suspected hate crimes across the country, reported Aljazeera on Thursday. A group of men used iron bars and knives to beat stab the two migrant workers in a field in Aspropyrgos, an ...

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  • KARACHI - A local court on Wednesday awarded an unusual punishment to a man for hitting a policeman with his motorbike, reported a private TV channel. The court ordered the culprit to stand at a traffic signal for two hours, once a week for a whole year holding a placard about speed ...

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  • Lahore - Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has said US defence secretary’s remarks on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) showed ill-intention and the Trump administration is unhappy with the project. “The One Belt, One Road also goes through disputed territory, and I think that in ...

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  • Lahore - Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has said US defence secretary’s remarks on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) showed ill-intention and the Trump administration is unhappy with the project. “The One Belt, One Road also goes through disputed territory, and I think that in ...

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  • MOSCOW : Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has ordered the Energy Ministry to negotiate a three-year deal with Pakistan on liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports, said a statement Friday. The order, published on the cabinet’s website, authorises talks "with Pakistan with participation of ...

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  • Lahore - The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday extended an earlier stay on the deportation of two Turkish nationals, Murat Ervan and Mesut Kacmaz, as well as three family members of the latter, Dawn reported. On September 28, the court had on restrained the federal government from deporting the ...

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  • LONDON - Former Afghan president Hamid Karzai has said that new US policy about Afghanistan carries a message of fight and bloodshed in the region. This is not for the first time that the US has criticized Pakistan’s role in war on terror.  In an exclusive interview with BBC on ...

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  • Washington - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson openly referred to President Donald Trump as a “moron” after a July 20 meeting at the Pentagon, according to NBC News, citing multiple senior administration officials. According to three officials, Tillerson made the comment in front of ...

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  • LOndon - PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz remarked that party head and her father Nawaz Sharif continues to dominate Pakistani politics. In a series of tweets on Tuesday, she criticised her political opponents and said: “Shows how frustrated they are that no amount of plotting & scheming against ...

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  • Washington - US President Donald Trump has deleted several tweets endorsing a candidate he backed in an Alabama election after he crashed to defeat on Tuesday, BBC reported. “Luther Strange has been shooting up in the Alabama polls since my endorsement,” Mr Trump wrote in one ...

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  • RAWALPINDI - Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Sunday said the Pakistan Army will continue to defend the motherland at all costs. “The Pakistan Army has defended, is defending and will continue to defend the motherland,” the COAS said. “We salute the martyrs ...

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  • NEW YORK - Priyanka Chopra, a UN Goodwill Ambassador and Nobel Peace Laureate, Malala Yousafzai recently met at the Global Goals Awards at the UN General Assembly. Malala took to Twitter to share her fan moment with the Quantico star at the event and wrote, “Can’t believe I met ...

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  • HYDERABAD - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Tuesday said corrupt leaders like Asif Ali Zardari and Nawaz Sharif wouldn't have been exonerated if the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) was powerful. "After Nawaz, we are coming after Zardari next," Imran said, as he lashed out ...

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  • Peshawar - A prominent artist Iftikhar Qaisar passed away in Peshawar this morning after protracted illness, reported Radio Pakistan. He was about sixty. Iftikhar Qaiser launched his acting career in his early teens from a play of PTV, Peshawar centre. He will be remembered as a versatile actor who ...

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  • LONDON - Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday claimed he has received complaints from the NA-120 constituency and alleged that some voters went missing from the constituency in the run-up to the by-polls. Responding to a question regarding the election campaign in the constituency, the ...

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  • LONDON - Just over 10 per cent of people have thought about what to do if the dead developed a taste for living flesh, according to new research on 'zombie plans'. If there was an attack younger people are more likely to be prepared than the older generation, with one in four 18-24 year olds saying ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Pakistan’s top diplomat will reproach the US for its new Afghanistan policy at the United Nations General Assembly next week, saying the Trump administration is following a militaristic approach that has already failed. In Pakistan’s first strident response to the US ...

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  • Manila - Lawmakers in the Philippines have voted to give an annual budget of just 1,000 pesos ($20; £15) to the public body investigating the country's controversial war on drugs, BBC reported Tuesday. The cut to the budget of the Commission on Human Rights was supported by a margin of 119 to ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar has said that he sees Maryam as his friend’s daughter but can’t accept her as a political leader. In an interview with Geo TV on Sunday, Nisar said he is certain that he can continue to peacefully coexist with both Nawaz Sharif ...

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  • WASHINGTON - The United States needs to condition its aid to Afghanistan on the recognition of the Durand Line as Kabul’s refusal to recognise it unsettles Pakistan, a US lawmaker told a House Subcommittee on Foreign Affairs. This apparently is the first time a lawmaker, California Democrat ...

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  • LONDON - Britain's Labour Party chief Jeremy Corbyn, while commenting on US President Donald Trump's statement and policies, on Thursday said that Pakistan is a country which should be treated respectfully and other states should not criticise it. In an interview with BBC, Corbyn said "Pakistan is ...

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  • Srinagar - Amid continuous Indian agencies’ raids on Hurriyat leaders and businessmen in Occupied Kashmir, the joint resistance leadership Wednesday said the Government of India was following a policy of ‘coercion, defamation and intimidation’ in Kashmir as it does not want to ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said on Tuesday that some PTI MPAs and bureaucrats were opposing Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s (KP) LB system which according to him was the best amongst others in the country. In an interview with BBC, Imran expressed satisfaction ...

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  • LOS ANGELES - The Backstreet Boys have revealed they used to have crushes on certain members of the Spice Girls in the 90s. The American band - which features Aj Mclean, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson and Brian Littrell - rose to international prominence around the same time as the ...

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  • WASHINGTON - The Trump administration is holding up $255 million in military assistance for Pakistan until it cracks down on extremist groups that destabilise Afghanistan, reported Associated Press on Thursday. It’s the first major sign of how President Donald Trump will execute his plan to ...

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