With rulers like these who needs enemies to defame Pakistan: Imran

With rulers like these who needs enemies to defame Pakistan: Imran

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has blamed the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government for the recent actions taken by the United States. Addressing a fiery press conference outside his Bani Gala residence in Islamabad on Friday, he said political elite of the country were responsible for the threats and...

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Pakistan fought war against terrorism largely from its own resources: FO on US aid cut-off

Pakistan fought war against terrorism largely from its own resources: FO on US aid cut-off

A day after the Trump administration announced that it was suspending its entire security assistance to Pakistan, the foreign office (FO) issued a statement saying that the country’s officials were engaged with the US administration on the issue of security cooperation and were awaiting further details. On Thursday, US State Department...

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After 30 years, the fate of MQM is still uncertain

After 30 years, the fate of MQM is still uncertain

KARACHI: The fate of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) in Karachi’s politics is uncertain, despite 30 years in power in Pakistan’s biggest city. Interparty conflicts, the emergence of factions, unsatisfactory performance of local body representatives and facing a new election without the cover of its party founder are among the multitude...

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CM wants NICH upgraded to world class institute

CM wants NICH upgraded to world class institute

KARACHI: All necessary facilities will be provided to the National Institute of Child Health (NICH) in order to make it a world class institute. Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah said this while presiding over a meeting on the upgrading of the NICH at CM House on Thursday. The uplift of the...

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Another blow to Balochistan govt as minister, adviser to CM resign

Another blow to Balochistan govt as minister, adviser to CM resign

In the latest blow to the PML-N government in Balochistan, the newly appointed Adviser to the Chief Minister on Excise and Taxation Majid Abro resigned from his position on Friday. Abro, who was appointed in place of Mir Amanullah Notezai after the latter signed the no-confidence motion against Chief Minister...

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“Why do we need to hide anything related to periods?” asks Akshay Kumar

“Why do we need to hide anything related to periods?” asks Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar’s upcoming film Padman focuses menstrual hygiene and the actor is actively voicing his opinion on the subject without holding back. > At a recent promotional event, the Bollywood actor emphasised that not only should tax on sanitary pads be exempted but they should also be free. “Why just cut down...

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US-Pakistan relations cannot ‘bear weight of contradictions,’ US official says

US-Pakistan relations cannot ‘bear weight of contradictions,’ US official says

United States’ (US) National Security Advisor H.R McMaster on Wednesday shed light on the US’s recent change of tack with Pakistan, warning that Pakistan’s relationship with the US can “no longer bear the weight of contradictions”. In an interview with Voice of America (VoA), McMaster said US President Donald Trump was “frustrated at...

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Kabul suicide attack death toll soars to 20

Kabul suicide attack death toll soars to 20

Afghan police say the death toll from the previous night’s suicide attack in Kabul has jumped to 20, with another 27 policemen wounded. The attack took place in the eastern part of the Afghan capital where dozens of security officers had congregated to protect a demonstration of shopkeepers that had...

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8,000 CCTV cameras installed in Lahore: Shahbaz inaugurates Safe City Project

8,000 CCTV cameras installed in Lahore: Shahbaz inaugurates Safe City Project

LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif says it’s time to say goodbye to the US aid and rely on own resources to curb terrorism and to face future challenges. Suggesting that we should give a message to the US to audit the aid money, he says we should refrain from taking...

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Trump lashes out at bombshell book after failing to block release

Trump lashes out at bombshell book after failing to block release

US President Donald Trump lashed out at a bombshell-filled book that hits the shelves on Friday, dismissing it as “full of lies” after threats of legal action failed to block its release. Publishers responded to a cease-and-desist letter by moving forward by four days the release of “Fire and Fury:...

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Hamza Shahbaz summoned for violating election’s code of conduct

Hamza Shahbaz summoned for violating election’s code of conduct

CHAKWAL: PML-N MNA Hamza Shahbaz, who visited PP-20 of Chakwal on Thursday, has been summoned by the district returning officer (DRO) over allegations of violating the election code of conduct. The DRO also issued notices to PML-N MNA retired Major Tahir Iqbal, MPA Zulfiqar Ali Khan, District Council Vice Chairman...

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‘Bomb cyclone’ in US East Coast kills at least 4

‘Bomb cyclone’ in US East Coast kills at least 4

A giant winter “bomb cyclone” walloped the United States (US) East Coast on Thursday with heavy snow and freezing cold that made for treacherous travel conditions and bone-chilling misery.Four people were reported killed in the southeastern states of North and South Carolina, where icy roads sent vehicles skittering.The National Weather...

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7 Bollywood films to look forward to in 2018

7 Bollywood films to look forward to in 2018

1. PadMan > On January 26, it’s Akshay Kumar, and no one else. Put your money on this heart-warming saga of Arunachalam Muruganantham, if you want to see the man who manufactured economical sanitary napkins even at the risk of being belittled. The ever-enterprising actor is another man-of-the-masses who never shies away from seeming...

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End of an era: Nation mourns Zubaida Apa’s demise

End of an era: Nation mourns Zubaida Apa’s demise

Beloved TV personality Zubaida Apa breathed her last on Thursday in Karachi. The news of her demise broke late last night and many are still having a hard time digesting the pensive news. Zubaida Tariq came to prominence in the late 90s due to her recipes and home remedies or totkas. She was regarded as...

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Zardari asks Sharif to reveal own secrets

Zardari asks Sharif to reveal own secrets

HYDERABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Asif Ali Zardari has challenged former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to tell the nation about his own sudden political rise before revealing other secrets. “Mian sahab has talked about disclosing all secrets. I want you to expose the secrets but first tell us how you were...

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Tehreek-e-Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah sets sights on 2018 elections

Tehreek-e-Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah sets sights on 2018 elections

RAWALPINDI: Tehreek-e-Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLYRA) will take part in the upcoming elections, said its chief Allama Khadim Hussain Rizvi. Speaking at Liaquat Bagh at a ceremony to honour people killed during the Faizabad sit-in, he said that the politicians instead of clergy were responsible for the miserable conditions of the country....

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SC office again refuses to entertain Sharif petition

SC office again refuses to entertain Sharif petition

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court Registrar Office has refused to entertain former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s petition against the filing of multiple references by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in line with the top court’s Panamagate case verdict. The office had returned Sharif’s petition for merging the three NAB references after raising...

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America suspends entire security aid to Pakistan

America suspends entire security aid to Pakistan

WASHINGTON: The Trump administration announced on Thursday it is suspending its entire security assistance to Pakistan until it proves its commitment to fight all terrorist groups operating in the region. State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert told a news briefing in Washington that the cut-off is not permanent and only affects...

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10 people injured in a house fire in Islamabad

10 people injured in a house fire in Islamabad

At least 10 people, including three children, were injured when a house caught fire due to a gas leakage in the Loi Bhir area of Islamabad, DawnNews reported on Friday. Station House Officer (SHO) of Loi Bhir police station Mehboob Ahmed told DawnNews that the house, situated in PWD area of Loi Bhir, caught...

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Air Marshal Asghar Khan passes away in Abottabad

Air Marshal Asghar Khan passes away in Abottabad

Air Marshal retired Asghar Khan, the first native commander-in-chief of the Pakistan Air Force, passed away in on Friday morning, DawnNews reported. Khan, who became the head of PAF at the age of 35, passed away at the age of 96 after a long illness. His funeral prayers will be offered on...

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CTD, Rangers capture 16 suspected terrorists during joint operation in Karachi

CTD, Rangers capture 16 suspected terrorists during joint operation in Karachi

The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) and Rangers Sindh on Friday conducted a joint operation in Karachi and captured 16 suspected terrorists belonging to the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan, a Rangers spokesperson said in a press release. Rangers and CTD personnel conducted the operation after receiving information regarding the presence of suspected terrorists...

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8 celebrities who prove that 2018 is off to a fashionable start!

8 celebrities who prove that 2018 is off to a fashionable start!

Let’s be honest and say that we did somehow doubt the fashion awesomeness that was going to to take to the scene after what we experienced in 2017. Us fashion enthusiasts were absolutely floored with the amazing looks our celebrities gave us last year. Pulling out all stops, they went...

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Ali Mohammad Khan Goes Berserk on Trump’s Advisor Sajid Tarar

Ali Mohammad Khan Goes Berserk on Trump’s Advisor Sajid Tarar

Sajid Tarar, who gave the closing prayer at the Republican National Convention, is the founder of a group that calls itself “American Muslims for Trump,” according to The Washington Times newspaper. Tarar is a Pakistani immigrant, who started the organization to convince his fellow Baltimore-area Muslims to support Donald Trump,...

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Ali Muhammad Khan Takes A Dig At Sajid Tarar

Ali Muhammad Khan Takes A Dig At Sajid Tarar

Sajid Tarar, who gave the closing prayer at the Republican National Convention, is the founder of a group that calls itself “American Muslims for Trump,” according to The Washington Times newspaper. Tarar is a Pakistani immigrant, who started the organization to convince his fellow Baltimore-area Muslims to support Donald Trump,...

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