PM Abbasi rejects US accusations of safe havens in Pakistan

PM Abbasi rejects US accusations of safe havens in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has rejected US accusations of Pakistan providing sanctuary to militant groups, stressing that attacks in the region were originating from Afghanistan. In an interview with Bloomberg, the prime minister said Pakistan would act against terrorists including the Haqqani network within its borders. “We have asked...

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Teenager goes too far in her obsession to look like Angelina Jolie

Teenager goes too far in her obsession to look like Angelina Jolie

It’s no secret that Angelina Jolie has a massive fan following – some of which, are true diehard fans. However, one fan in particular seems to have taken her love for Jolie way too far. PHOTO: WEBSTA In a bid to look just like her ‘idol’, an Iranian girl underwent at least...

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‘Who provided teargas shells, sticks to protesters?’ SC asks govt

‘Who provided teargas shells, sticks to protesters?’ SC asks govt

A two-member Supreme Court bench grilled government officials on Thursday over the sit-in at Faizabad that brought the twin cities to a virtual halt for 20 days. “How did the protesters get teargas shells and sticks,” Justice Mushir Alam asked the Islamabad advocate general. “If you cannot secure the federal...

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Supreme Court vows to ensure protection of minorities’ rights

Supreme Court vows to ensure protection of minorities’ rights

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar remarked on Thursday that the Supreme Court will ensure that the rights of minorities are protected according to the Constitution. The remarks were made during the hearing of the Katas Rat Temple case. On November 2, the chief justice took a...

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Bail cancellation case: IHC summons Capt (retd) Safdar on Dec 14

Bail cancellation case: IHC summons Capt (retd) Safdar on Dec 14

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s son-in-law, Capt (retd) Safdar, has been summoned by the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on December 14. A two-member IHC bench is hearing the National Accountability Bureau (NAB)’s plea seeking the dismissal of bail granted to Safdar, a member of the National Assembly, by the...

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Nelson Mandela’s grandson arrives in Lahore

Nelson Mandela’s grandson arrives in Lahore

LAHORE: Mandla Mandela, the grandson of the late anti-apartheid hero, former South African president Nelson Mandela, arrived in Lahore on Thursday. Mandla, who is a member parliament of South Africa, is on the visit to Pakistan on invitation of Dr Tahirul Qadri-led Pakistan Awami Tehreek. According to the PAT representatives,...

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Pakistan’s indirect role in North Korea’s nuclear program

Pakistan’s indirect role in North Korea’s nuclear program

Pakistani nuclear physicist, Pervez Hoodbhoy, talks about Pakistan’s nuclear assistance” to Pyongyang, the relevance of the non-proliferation treaty and why the North should be accepted as a nuclear state. Q: To what extent North Korea owes its nuclear technology to Pakistan? Pervez Hoodbhoy: Pakistan did transfer centrifuge technology to North...

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PM Abbasi to attend SCO heads of government meeting in Russia

PM Abbasi to attend SCO heads of government meeting in Russia

SOCHI: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will participate in the 16th Meeting of the Council of the Heads of Government (CHG) of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) here at Sochi from November 30-December 1 on the invitation of Prime Minister of Russian Federation D.A. Medvedev. It is the first SCO...

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Four killed,10 injured in clash between groups in Khairpur

Four killed,10 injured in clash between groups in Khairpur

At least four people were killed and 10 injured when two groups clashed groups during an Eid Miladun Nabi procession in Khairpur on Thursday. Three people were said to be critically injured in the firing incident. Police and Rangers reached the incident site. The birth of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is...

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Dementia cure? MARRIAGE could lower the risk of signs and symptoms developing

Dementia cure? MARRIAGE could lower the risk of signs and symptoms developing

DEMENTIA – which includes Alzheimer’s disease – still has no known cure, but new research has revealed marriage could help stave off signs and symptoms. The study published today in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry suggests tying the knot can lower the risk of developing dementia. Combining the results...

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NASA Plans New Rover for Mars 2020 Mission

NASA Plans New Rover for Mars 2020 Mission

NASA’s next mission to Mars in 2020 will feature a souped-up unmanned rover vehicle to search for signs of ancient microbial life in areas of the uninhabitable red planet. The successor to the 2012 Curiosity rover, which could launch in July or August 2020, will be equipped with seven new...

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Drone strike kills two suspected militants along Pak-Afghan border

Drone strike kills two suspected militants along Pak-Afghan border

PESHAWAR: A drone struck on the Pak-Afghan border killing two suspected militants, local and intelligence officials said. The strike took place pre-dawn on the Kurram Agency border with Afghanistan. However, Pakistani officials said that it was unclear whether the drone had struck in Pakistani territory. Local sources said there were reports...

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NAB chief returns money to 175 people affected by fake housing schemes

NAB chief returns money to 175 people affected by fake housing schemes

ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman retired Justice Javed Iqbal reiterated on Wednesday the bureau’s commitment to catch influential and powerful people belonging to private housing societies involved in corruption. “NAB will now focus its attention on these people,” the NAB chairman said at a ceremony held at the bureau’s...

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‘World economy growing faster than in years, but not for long’

‘World economy growing faster than in years, but not for long’

PARIS: The world economy is growing faster than it has in seven years and an ever increasing number of individuals are working yet the high development isn’t relied upon to keep going long, and wages remain unyieldingly stale. That is as indicated by estimates on Tuesday from the Organization for...

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PTI workers wanted to join the Faizabad sit-in, says Imran Khan

PTI workers wanted to join the Faizabad sit-in, says Imran Khan

PTI chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday said his party workers were willing to join the Faizabad sit-in as “the matter had left the realm of politics”. Addressing a press conference in Islamabad, Khan said, “The government should know that whenever a question is raised on the finality of prophethood, there’s always a reaction...

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Pakistan is now energy surplus, says PM Abbasi

Pakistan is now energy surplus, says PM Abbasi

KARACHI: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said on Wednesday that the country had become surplus in energy in a short period of four years starting from 2013 when the nation used to face up to 16 hours of loadshedding a day. Speaking as the chief guest at the inauguration ceremony...

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The inspiring story of Isaiah Acosta, the child who was born with the organs inverted and without jaw

The inspiring story of Isaiah Acosta, the child who was born with the organs inverted and without jaw

Isaiah has never been able to pronounce a word or taste a mouthful. He was born without a jaw and with some of the organs on the opposite side from other people, but that has not prevented him from reaching his dreams. This young Hispanic descendant suffers from a congenital condition...

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Trump: May must focus on “Islamic terrorism” in her country

Trump: May must focus on “Islamic terrorism” in her country

The president was strongly criticized by the government of the United Kingdom, following controversial right-wing videos that he retuided. The US president, Donald Trump, responded on Tuesday (29.11.2017) to the criticism he received from the UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, following tweets from a far-right British policy that the American...

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Trump’s Muslim beating video turns out to be white Dutchman

Trump’s Muslim beating video turns out to be white Dutchman

According to Daily Mail, President Trump retweeted three videos that showed a bad image of Muslims, which were initially posted by far-right Britain First deputy leader Jayda Fransen. A video that surfaced on the internet showed a Muslim migrant attacking a boy—which was also recently retweeted by US President Donald...

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Two killed, three injured in firing at Islamabad Imambargah

Two killed, three injured in firing at Islamabad Imambargah

Two people were killed and three others were injured when unidentified men opened fire in front of Babul Ilm Imambargah in Islamabad’s I-8  Markaz on Wednesday. Initial reports suggest that the deceased, identified as Syed Hubdar Hussain Shah, 52, was a constable of the Intelligence Bureau. Police said two assailants riding...

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Ahsan Iqbal seeks to justify govt’s ‘Faizabad surrender’

Ahsan Iqbal seeks to justify govt’s ‘Faizabad surrender’

ISLAMABAD: In a bid to vindicate the government’s move to strike a deal with the protesters of a religious group to bring an end to their nearly three-week-old sit-in on the outskirts of the capital, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said had it not been for the agreement, riots would have erupted...

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COAS visits Pak-Afghan border near Bajaur Agency

COAS visits Pak-Afghan border near Bajaur Agency

RAWALPINDI: The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday visited the Pak-Afghan border near Bajaur Agency, the Inter-Services Public Relations Department (ISPR) said. The army chief was briefed on the security measures, including the construction of new posts and border-fencing, on the Pak-Afghan border and measures...

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