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  • TSYDNEY       -       An Australian academic freed by the Taliban in a prisoner swap has spoken of his “long and tortuous ordeal” as a hostage in Afghanistan, reported BBC on Sunday. Timothy Weeks said he believed US special ...

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  • TCairo - Ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsy has died, state media reported on Monday. Morsy, 67, had been on trial for an espionage case when he suffered a heart attack. He had been granted a request to make a statement before he fainted and passed away, Egypt’s state-run Al Ahram online ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Uzbekistan Deputy Prime Minister Elyor Ganivev, who is on a two-day visit to Pakistan, met the civil and military leadership here on Monday In his meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan at PM House, Ganivev conveyed warm greetings of the Uzbek president and briefed Irman about the ...

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  • TLondon-Facebook plans to integrate its messaging services on Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, BBC reported Friday. While all three will remain stand-alone apps, at a much deeper level they will be linked so messages can travel between the different services. Facebook told the BBC it was ...

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  • TLahore - Relatives and local residents continued their protest on Sunday against the alleged killing of a family by counter-terrorism police (CTD). Authorities have arrested the officials who killed a middle-aged couple, their 13-year-old daughter and another man on Saturday on a highway in Sahiwal ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry has ordered an inquiry on Sunday against a grave error made during the live broadcast of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s speech during his ongoing visit to China, reported Geo TV. The dateline slug of the state TV’s broadcast of the ...

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  • TLAHORE - Almost half of the provincial capital plunged into darkness after more than 50 feeders tripped Wednesday evening, reported Geo news channel. Areas affected included Bund Road, Shadman, Township, Johar Town, Sabzazar, Green Town, Multan Road and others. The channel quoted sources as ...

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  • TISLAMABAD   -  The Supreme Court on Monday took notice of banks failing to open accounts for deposit of funds for the construction of dams in the country, reported The Express Tribune. An apex court bench, headed by CJP Mian Saqib Nisar, took the notice while hearing an application ...

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  • TThe annual elections of Electronic Media Reporters Association (EMRA) were held at Emra Centre Tuesday. A total of 444 voters exercised their right. From Professional Group, Mohammad Asif Butt was elected president with 326 votes, Malik Arshad senior vice president with 277 votes, Syed Moazam vice ...

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  • TKarachi - The Karachi Literature Festival Saturday continued on the second day, attracting literature lovers to the event. According to Dawn, Imagining Pakistan by Dr Rasul Baksh Rias won the KLF Pepsi prize for nonfiction, while Omar Shahid Hamid won the KLF Getz Pharma fiction award for The Party ...

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  • TLAHORE -  Denying any wrongdoing, Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has asked the NAB chief to put the bureau in order and stop the officials from playing into hands of the PTI and PPP. “I respect law and I appeared before the probe body to uphold the rule of law,” the chief ...

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  • TGujranwala -  Pir Hameeduddin Sialvi of Astana-e-Aalia Sial Sharif has given December 31 deadline to Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif to make Law Minister Rana Sanaullah resign, The Express Tribune reported on Sunday. “Scholars are united now. No one can stop us from continuing our ...

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  • TLahore - Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday challenged his opponents to detect any fraud in Multan Metro Bus project, reported Dunya News. Addressing a ceremony, he said the government was ready to face NAB probe if any corruption would be pointed out.  The CM said that ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court on Monday questioned why the National Accountability Bureau did not make ex-army chief Pervez Musharraf a party in the Hudaibiya Paper Mills case when he had facilitated the Sharifs to go into exile and avoid facing a reference. The court, meanwhile, barred the media ...

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  • TOKARA:-A youth drowned in a canal while taking selfie here on Sunday. Search for the body is underway. Police said that a youth, whose identity could not be ascertained, slipped off the bank of Lower Bari Doaba Canal and fell into the canal while making selfie here. Subsequently he drowned while ...

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  • TFaisalabad - A special sitting, Darbar, was held at the Faisalabad police line in the honour of outgoing Inspector General Punjab Police Mushtaq Ahmad Sukhera on Thursday. Flanked by other senior officers, Faisalabad Regional Police Officer Bilal Siddique Kamyana, CPO Afzal Ahmad, Chiniot DPO ...

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  • TLAHORE - The Punjab government has rejected its minister’s proposal to make hijab mandatory for college girls. The denial comes on Tuesday hours after provincial minister for higher education Syed Raza Gillani proposed that college girls wearing hijab be given five per cent attendance ...

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  • TFAISALABAD - A traffic warden was crushed to death by a dumper truck after he attempted to stop it for rules violation. The police said Muhammad Shafiq was crushed on Bhaiwala Road near Nishatabad area. Warden Shafiq signalled the dumper truck to stop for speed violation, but instead its driver ...

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  • TLODHRAN - Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan yesterday demanded resignation from Federal Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique for Lodhran train crash that claimed nine lives including six children. Talking to the media after offering condolence to the families of deceased children ...

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  • TLahore - The Punjab government yesterday imposed Section-144, banning assembly of four or more people across the province. According to a private TV channel, the ban will come into effect from midnight today (Saturday) and remain valid till November 7. According to a notification issued by the Home ...

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  • TSHUJABAD:- Two persons including a woman died of snake bite here the other day. Both the 26-year-old woman and 20-year-old Shan, resident of Janpur Qazian were asleep in their house when a snake bitten them. They were rushed to Civil Hospital Shujabad from where doctors referred them to Nishtar ...

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  • TInternational Day of Older Persons yesterday went completely unnoticed in Pakistan. On December 14, 1990 the United Nations voted to establish October 1 as the International Day of Older Persons, with a resolve on the day to encourage countries to draw attention to and challenge negative ...

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  • TSrinagar : Unabated protests are being organized across the globe including some Indian states against the killing of Kashmiri people by Indian forces. The protesters are urging international community to put pressure on India to stop innocent killings and have a permanent solution to the ...

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  • TLahore - A Pakistani man who screamed ‘Allahu Akbar’ during turbulence on a Birmingham-bound flight earlier this year has been jailed, the Mirror reported. Shehraz Sarwar, who was arrested for using threatening words and behaviour on the plane, threw food and towels around causing ...

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  • TLahore - A transgender came under attack late Sunday as unidentified persons attempted to set her house on fire, a website reported yesterday. The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Trans Action Alliance said Arzu, who is a government employee and a board member of Transgender Alliance, had been receiving ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - A parliamentary committee has directed the federal government to build a temple and crematorium in Islamabad for Hindu community, a private TV channel reported.  “It is surprising and sad that there is not even a single temple in Islamabad for Hindu community to ...

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  • TLAHORE: Qandeel Baloch, a social media entertainer who made headlines last week following her controversial meeting with a religious figure, has appealed to the government for security. Baloch who is often dubbed as ‘controversy queen’ also demanded security for her family . Addressing ...

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  • TNEW DELHI - A day after five-member Pakistani Joint Investigation Team (JIT) team arrived in New Delhi to probe the terror attack on Indian Air Force base in Pathankot, India’s Defence Ministery chief said the attack area is under the control of National Investigation Agency (NIA) and it is ...

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  • TMumbai - Pakistani pace legend Wasim Akram had a live shoot for an Indian news channel interrupted on late Sunday Mumbai, according to media reports. The incident occurred when one man in the locality where the show was being filmed objected to it being shot there, an employee of the Hindi news ...

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  • TLAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has dispelled reports on the demolition of Lahore’s famous historical monument ‘Chauburji’ as many believed the heritage site would be affected to make the way for Orange Line Metro.“I am seeing a lot of rumours circulating about ...

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