Court deadline for Hasan, Hussain Nawaz to show up expires today

Court deadline for Hasan, Hussain Nawaz to show up expires today

ISLAMABAD: The 30-day deadline for Hasan and Hussain Nawaz – sons of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif – to show up at an accountability court here has come to an end today. The court had already declared the brothers as ‘proclaimed offenders’ for their perpetual absence during the proceedings after...

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The “Iron Man” who broke a world record by flying over a lake with a propulsion suit

The “Iron Man” who broke a world record by flying over a lake with a propulsion suit

The British press calls it the “Iron Man” of real life. But, in fact, Richard Browning is an English inventor who has just entered the record books for having flown over a lake in Reading, in the United Kingdom, with a suit of jet propulsion designed by his company, Gravity. Browning needed...

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Hania Aamir under fire for harassing a male passenger in-flight: Apologizes Publicly

Hania Aamir under fire for harassing a male passenger in-flight: Apologizes Publicly

Hania Aamir landed herself in hot water after a Snapchat video of the starlet went viral on Twitter, wherein she was seen recording an unknown man on her flight to Lahore. Twitter went livid, with people calling Hania’s snap an act of harassment. They even said that the world’s stance...

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Nawaz putting national security at risk for his own sake: Zardari

Nawaz putting national security at risk for his own sake: Zardari

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday said that Nawaz Sharif was forsaking national security for his own sake and family’s interest, Express News reported. Speaking to party members in Lahore on Thursday, Zardari criticised the former prime minister for adopting a policy of conflict with the state institutions and putting...

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Hudaibiya Paper Mills reference to be reopened: Supreme Court

Hudaibiya Paper Mills reference to be reopened: Supreme Court

Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Friday ordered the formation of a Supreme Court (SC) bench to deliberate a reference pertaining to the Sharif family’s Hudaibiya Paper Mills. The three-judge bench will be headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, and will also include Justice Dost Muhammad and...

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Sharjeel to challenge appeal dismissal

Sharjeel to challenge appeal dismissal

LAHORE: Pakistan opener Sharjeel Khan’s lawyer said on Thursday they would challenge the dismissal of his appeal against a ban imposed by a tribunal in a higher court. Sharjeel, 28, was banned for five years, two-and-a-half of them suspended, in August following an investigation by a three-member Pakistan Cricket Board...

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Inflation in Pakistan is likely to increase by 6pc next year: World Bank

Inflation in Pakistan is likely to increase by 6pc next year: World Bank

KARACHI: The World Bank (WB) on Thursday raised alarms for Pakistan’s economy and predicted that inflation would increase to six per cent next year as it linked Pakistan’s bullish economic prospects with the continuation of reforms to address the current and fiscal account deficits. “Despite an increase in macroeconomic imbalances during...

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Muttahida Majlis Amal is making its way back to life

Muttahida Majlis Amal is making its way back to life

LAHORE: A meeting of the six major religious-political parties held at Mansoora has decided in principle to revive the Muttahida Majlis Amal (MMA). The meeting was attended by Senator Sirajul Haq, Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Hafiz Sajid Mir, Owais Noorani, Maulana Abdul Rauf Farooqui, Allama Arif Wahid, Pir Aijaz Hashmi, Liaquat Baloch,...

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The amazing ability of the sheep to recognize Barack Obama and other famous people

The amazing ability of the sheep to recognize Barack Obama and other famous people

What do former US President Barack Obama, actors Jake Gyllenhaal and Emma Watson and British news anchor Fiona Bruce have in common? The answer is in their faces. The faces of the four were recognized by a group of sheep in an experiment carried out by researchers at the University of Cambridge,...

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Opinion: Could there be a darker alternative to Donald Trump?

Opinion: Could there be a darker alternative to Donald Trump?

Trump’s victory a year ago showed that an incompetent politician can become president by appealing to the most basic instincts of voters. However, he could only be a harbinger of things to come. Even after saying and writing the name of Donald Trump hundreds or even thousands of times since his...

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The “prehistoric” shark with 300 teeth that was caught by accident

The “prehistoric” shark with 300 teeth that was caught by accident

When the marine biologists saw him in the fishing net they immediately knew that they were facing an unusual animal. It had characteristics that were unlike anything they had seen before: a round head and a long row of 300 sharp, thin teeth, typical of a dangerous predator. They would...

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Yemen: a headache for Saudi Arabia

Yemen: a headache for Saudi Arabia

The intervention in Yemen is causing more and more problems to Saudi Arabia: politically and humanitarianly, but also as regards the reputation of the kingdom. Now Russia offers its help. For some time, the Yemeni president, Abdo Rabu Mansur Hadi, is a man without power. Reports from the AP news agency now...

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Cellular Services to be suspended in Karachi on Friday due to Chehlum

Cellular Services to be suspended in Karachi on Friday due to Chehlum

KARACHI: The Sindh government on Thursday issued a notification suspending mobile phone services on account of Chehlum of Imam Hussain (RA) in Karachi. The ban will be effective from 10am till 10pm on Friday to maintain law and order, the notification said. As part of strict security measures for the...

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First woman appointed by Shura Council: Qatar

First woman appointed by Shura Council: Qatar

DOHA: Qatar has appointed women to one of its most important consultative bodies, the Shura Council, for the first time in the country’s history, according to a royal decree announced Thursday. Four women will sit on the 45-strong council, which is responsible for discussing draft laws approved by the cabinet, general...

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Motherly persuasion keeps MQM-P intact

Motherly persuasion keeps MQM-P intact

KARACHI: Karachi’s political pot came to an abrupt boil with events occurring in a rapid succession. The honeymoon between the MQM-P and Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) did not last even a day as Dr Farooq Sattar first announced he was quitting the party post and politics, only to reverse that decision...

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Nawaz was the only one showing patience: Maryam Nawaz

Nawaz was the only one showing patience: Maryam Nawaz

LAHORE: Taking a swipe at judiciary yet again, Maryam Nawaz tweeted on Thursday that if anyone was showing patience, it was Nawaz Sharif, and that voices against injustice will be raised and should be raised. The daughter of former prime minister was replying to a tweet regarding Chief Justice’s remarks against...

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