News Desk

  • TISLAMABAD/Lahore - Donald Trump, who is quite infamous for his reckless remarks, yesterday had a heated exchange with Prime Minister Imran Khan on Twitter over US president’s accusations against Pakistan. Trump sparked the fire when he, in an interview to Fox News on Sunday, said he had ...

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  • TLahore  -   Aasia Bibi, the Christian woman who was cleared of blasphemy charges by the Supreme Court last week, has been released from Multan prison, her lawyer told AFP on Wednesday night. Samaa and some other local TV channels also reported Aasia’s release, which came after ...

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  • TISLAMABAD/Lahore - Prime Minister Imran Khan appears to have convinced Saudi Arabia and UAE to make major investments in Pakistan, during his recent two-day visit to the oil-rich two Gulf countries. Pakistan has formally invited Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) to become the third strategic partner in ...

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  • TLahore   -  Pakistan yesterday rejected a report published in international economic magazine Financial Times regarding the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), saying it remains committed to the mega project. The $62 billion-initiative, which is part of Beijing’s grand ...

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  • TLahore - As occupying Indian forces tightened their clampdown on Kashmir to suppress the demand for right to self-determination, violence erupted on Monday in many northern states of India. Low caste Dalits came on the streets to protest against Supreme Court’s diluting a law promising them ...

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  • TLahore - A day after Indian military doused Kashmir in blood, a deeply aggrieved Pakistan on Monday said no ammount of state terrorism can silence Kashmiris. Reiterating its full support for their inalienable right to self-determination, it said that perpetual silence over unending oppression in ...

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  • TLahore - Poor quality standard at 13 universities has led the Higher Education Commission (HEC) to suspend admissions for their MPhil and PhD distance learning programmes, a decision that will affect nearly 4,000 students. After physical visits and documents’ review, a committee of HEC ...

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  • TLahore - A series of Saudi royal decrees issued on Monday brought changes at several key positions in the kingdom’s Defence Ministry, while a number of governors of different provinces and some ministers were also changed. One of these decrees retired the incumbent Chief of Staff and ...

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  • TLahore/Mirpur - People on both side of the Line of Control in Kashmir are fleeing their abodes as armies of India and Pakistan keep trading fire. The deadly clashes, mostly sparked by Indian aggression on civilian population across the de facto border, have seen a sharp rise in recent weeks and ...

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  • TLahore - PML-N’s Muhammad Iqbal Shah won the electoral battle for NA-154 (Lodhran) by-election on Monday, showing that the ruling party remains widely popular in Punjab despite the recent legal and political setbacks. Unofficial results of all 338 polling stations showed Shah pocketed 116,590 ...

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  • TLahore - The deputy chief of the Threek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has been killed in a US drone strike, the militant group said in a statement Monday, as Washington continues to intensify attacks along the Afghan border region. Khalid Mehsud, deputy leader of the umbrella TTP, died after the ...

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  • TLAHORE - Following PML-N’s victory in the Lodhran by-poll, PTI chairman Imran Khan said every setback is an opportunity to analyse one’s mistakes. Imran tweeted that successful people, institutions and nations always learn from their failures. “For all Insafians who are feeling ...

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  • TLAHORE - Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Maryam Nawaz said Monday that her party’s victory in the NA-154 Lodhran by-poll has set the tone for the 2018 general elections. In a tweet Shah’s victory, Maryam said that her father’s message resonated with the masses with the ...

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  • TLahore - Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb has said that the people of Lodhran have buried the politics of lies, anarchy and abuses forever. In a statement issued after the victory of the PML-N candidate the by-election, she said that in the 2018 elections also the masses would ...

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  • TLahore - Stargazers in many parts of Pakistan witnessed the so-called super blue blood Moon where Earth’s shadow bathes our satellite in a coppery hue. People in North America, the Middle East, Hawaii, Russia, India, and Australia and other countries also had the chance to witness the rare ...

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  • TLahore -  President Trump has told Congress he wants to restrict US foreign aid to “America’s friends,” following a United Nations rebuke of his policy towards Israel. “I am asking the Congress to pass legislation to help ensure American foreign-assistance dollars ...

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  • TSIALKOT/Lahore - Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that Indian aggression or any misadventure on belligerent neighbour’s part will get ‘most befitting’ response. He said this during visits to the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir and Working Boundary (WB) near Sialkot ...

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  • TSIALKOT/Lahore -  Four more civilians were martyred and 11 others injured on Friday in unprovoked Indian shelling at civilian population along Sialkot border on the second consecutive day. Indian Deputy High Commissioner JP Singh, who was summoned by the Foreign Office to lodge protest ...

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  • TLahore -  India has informed Pakistan that the mother and wife of convicted Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav will arrive in Pakistan on December 25 to meet with him. The two women will arrive through a commercial flight and leave the country the same day after the meeting, the Foreign Office said ...

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  • TLahore - Pakistan Army reiterated on Friday that the country has dismantled terror networks on its soil, stressing that Islamabad needed nothing from Washington except confidence and trust. Army spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor said Pakistan had cooperated a lot with the US and “we want ...

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  • TLAHORE - Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said on Monday he doesn’t see political instability and will not dissolve assemblies in any case, but Railways Minister Saad Rafiq said the same day that he shared Ayaz Sadiq’s apprehensions about destabilisation. Talking to the media after a ...

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  • TISLAMABAD/Lahore  - In a politically significant case, the Supreme Court on Friday cleared Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan but disqualified its secretary general Jehangir Tareen for not declaring an offshore company in his nomination papers. The clean chit to Imran, who was ...

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  • TLahore - These are turbulent times. The rupee value is falling, stock market is nervous and public debt keeps on mounting. Things are even vaguer on political side, where uncertainty has grown deeper after the botched Faizabad operation and release of Model Town inquiry report. We have come to a ...

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  • TLahore - The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), which released Panama leaks, has now dropped another bombshell on hundreds of world’s rich and influential individuals who secretly invested vast amounts of cash in offshore tax havens. Paradise Papers, as this leak ...

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  • TLahore - The top PML-N leadership yesterday rejected ‘minus-Nawaz’ formula for the ruling party and warned they would not accept any unconstitutional step in the country. Speaking after a key meeting in London, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and incumbent Premier Shahid Khaqan ...

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  • TLahore - Religious groups, political parties and civil society yesterday took to the streets in Lahore to show solidarity with Rohingya, stateless people facing worst kind of atrocities. According to the United Nations, the number of Rohingya Muslims fleeing the ongoing bout of violence in Myanmar ...

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  • TLAHORE - In August 2015 the country was jolted by a child sex abuse scandal, which was unprecedented in scale and shocking in detail. The emergence of more than 400 videos of abuse from a Kasur area led credence to claims that at least 280 children had been sexually exploited and their parents ...

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  • TLahore - The main I-Day ceremony in Islamabad was to be held at Parliament premises but it had to be arranged at the Convention Centre this time too because of inclement weather, according to a BBC report. When President Mamnoon was delivering his speech yesterday, there was a noise created by ...

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  • TLahore -  Turbat area of Balochistan yesterday had a record temperature as most parts of Pakistan reeled under intense hot weather conditions. Turbat’s 53.5°C (128.3 Fahrenheit) levelled the highest-ever temperature recorded in the country on May 26, 2010 in Mohenjo-daro area of ...

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  • TLahore - The government has refuted a news story titled “CPEC Master Plan Revealed” that was published in Dawn newspaper on Monday, saying that the article is one-sided and factually incorrect, based on strong angling to malign CPEC by promoting fears. Minister for Planning, Development ...

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