SBP refuses to entertain forex dealers demand

SBP refuses to entertain forex dealers demand

KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has refused to change its stance over requiring identification documents for all buying and selling transactions of foreign currency in amounts of $500 and above. The requirement had been announced by the regulator on Monday, prompting outrage from exchange companies who argued that illegal trading...

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London: how technology caused a “boom” of consumption and trafficking in “the cocaine capital of Europe”

London: how technology caused a “boom” of consumption and trafficking in “the cocaine capital of Europe”

Smartphones have a direct relationship with cocaine trafficking, according to British authorities. Getting cocaine is much easier today than ever. This is claimed by the authorities of the United Kingdom, the country that has become “the largest consumer of cocaine in Europe”. The British Secretary of State for Security, Ben Wallace,...

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The Logic of Charity: Great expectations in hard times

The Logic of Charity: Great expectations in hard times

The significance of charity has increased over the years – We begin by asking our central question: Is there any logic to charity or any driving force behind the charity sector? Apparently, this has drawn multiple perspectives. However, no logic necessitates or predicts either a poor bias or an equitable...

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In photos: this is how inequality looks from the air

In photos: this is how inequality looks from the air

A visual exploration of inequality. The American photographer Johnny Miller took a series of aerial photos and videos with a drone on some of the most unequal parts of the world. These shots show the contrast of rich and poor neighborhoods in the vicinity of South Africa and some of...

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COAS says junior leaders have critical role in modern warfare: ISPR

COAS says junior leaders have critical role in modern warfare: ISPR

SHINKIARI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday said the training of junior leaders was extremely important because of their critical role in modern warfare, according to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).  The army chief visited the Junior Leaders Academy (JLA) in Shinkiari today. The COAS was...

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Junaid Jamshed mosque to open in the memory of the Pakistani legend

Junaid Jamshed mosque to open in the memory of the Pakistani legend

  KARACHI: A mosque in Karachi built in the memory of late pop singer-turned-evangelist Junaid Jamshed opened its doors to public on Wednesday. The beautiful mosque located at Singer Chowrangi in Korangi has been labeled after the pop singer-turned-evangelist who died on December 7, 2017 in a deadly plane crash...

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ISPR warns of phishing email from account using its name

ISPR warns of phishing email from account using its name

RAWALPINDI: The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Wednesday issued a cyber alert warning of a phishing email being sent using an account carrying the name of the military’s public relations wing. “A malicious email is sent from [email protected], using name of ISPR. It is clarified that this is a phishing email which...

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Israeli minister tells the EU to go “to the thousand hells”

Israeli minister tells the EU to go “to the thousand hells”

Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz said on Wednesday (23.05.2018) that the European Union (EU) “can go to the thousand hell” for requesting an investigation into the alleged police brutality against Israeli Arab demonstrators. The EU condemned police violence at a rally in the northern city of Haifa last Tuesday to...

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Suhana turns 18, Shahrukh Khan wishes her daughter in a special way, love to her and warnings for many

Suhana turns 18, Shahrukh Khan wishes her daughter in a special way, love to her and warnings for many

Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter Suhana Khan celebrated her 18th birthday on Tuesday. Taking to Facebook, the possessive father penned down an adorable post for her. “Like all daughters, I knew you were always meant for flying and now you can also legally do what you have been doing since you...

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No deaths caused due to prolonged heatwave in Karachi, authorities claim

No deaths caused due to prolonged heatwave in Karachi, authorities claim

KARACHI: The city has been gripped with sweltering heat since the past week, with reports that claim there have been countless deaths due to the heatwave. Director Health Karachi Dr Tahir Aziz denied a statement by the Edhi Foundation that 65 people having been deceased was a consequence of the...

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Fire continues to rage at Islamabad’s Margalla Hills

Fire continues to rage at Islamabad’s Margalla Hills

ISLAMABAD: Fire which broke out at the Margalla Hills near Pir Sohawa in the federal capital in the wee hours of Thursday night continues to rage on, Geo News reported.  According to the Capital Development Authority (CDA), all efforts are being done to contain the fire, however, no fire brigade can reach the...

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Fauzia Kasuri announces quitting PTI

Fauzia Kasuri announces quitting PTI

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Fauzia Kasuri Wednesday announced her decision to quit the party saying that she had sent her resignation to chairman Imran Khan and other PTI members. “It should come as no surprise to you that I have decided to leave the PTI,” read a letter forwarded...

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Pakistani consul general visits Aafia Siddiqui in Texas prison

Pakistani consul general visits Aafia Siddiqui in Texas prison

Pakistani consul general in Houston Aisha Farooqui visited Dr Aafia Siddiqui in Texas prison and rejected the death rumours circulating on social media about the imprisoned scientist. Farooqui met with the Pakistani scientist at Carswell detention facility in Fort Worth, Texas. The meeting, which lasted about two hours, was the...

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Abortion: crime or public health problem?

Abortion: crime or public health problem?

Will Argentina join the current not to criminalize the termination of pregnancy? Supporters and opponents of the decriminalization of abortion defend their arguments in Parliament.      Massive demonstrations both for and against the decriminalization of abortion that have flanked the debate on the matter that began on April 10 in the...

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“Non-consensual sex is always rape”, says new law in Sweden

“Non-consensual sex is always rape”, says new law in Sweden

The Swedish Parliament passed a law that determines that sex without consent is a violation even though there have been no threats or use of force, one held by human rights NGOs. “It’s not no, it’s our law,” say protesters in Cologne, Germany. The law was approved by 257 votes...

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USA requires two Venezuelan diplomats to leave the country in 48 hours

USA requires two Venezuelan diplomats to leave the country in 48 hours

USA ordered the expulsion of two Venezuelan diplomats of high rank in response to the step taken by Maduro, who designated as persona non gratas the senior US diplomat in the country and his second. The Government of the United States ordered today (23.05.2018) the expulsion of two Venezuelan diplomats, giving...

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Judge prohibits Trump from blocking critics on Twitter

Judge prohibits Trump from blocking critics on Twitter

A federal judge in the United States has banned President Trump from blocking Twitter users who are critical of his government, considering it “unconstitutional” because it violates his rights. Naomi Reice Buchwald, a judge of the federal court of the Southern District of New York, decided today that the president...

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World day against melanoma: 5 changes in your moles that you should not miss

World day against melanoma: 5 changes in your moles that you should not miss

Self-exploration is essential for early detection of skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the world, but it is also one of the most curable. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), one of every three cancers diagnosed each year globally is skin cancer –...

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