Pakistanis enchanted by 11-year-old motivational coach

Pakistanis enchanted by 11-year-old motivational coach

PESHAWAR: Several hundred Pakistani university students sit enraptured as Hammad Safi lectures them on the merits of bettering their diction by watching Barack Obama speeches on YouTube. The elegantly dressed motivational speaker is something of an internet sensation in Pakistan and regularly draws large crowds. But it´s not just because...

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Hamza Shehbaz, Ayesha Ahad withdraw cases against each other

Hamza Shehbaz, Ayesha Ahad withdraw cases against each other

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Hamza Shehbaz and Ayesha Ahad, who claimed to be his wife, have withdrawn the cases they filed against each other. During the hearing on Monday, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar said Hamza and Ahad would not issue statements against each other. He...

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SC suspends tax deduction on pre-paid mobile phone cards

SC suspends tax deduction on pre-paid mobile phone cards

LAHORE: The Supreme Court on Monday ordered a suspension in deduction of taxes on pre-paid scratch cards. Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar ordered the suspension while heading a three-judge bench hearing a suo motu case regarding an increase in taxes on pre-paid scratch cards at the top...

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Pak rupee slumps 3.8 pct against dollar

Pak rupee slumps 3.8 pct against dollar

KARACHI: The Pakistani rupee slumped 3.8 percent against the dollar on Monday before slightly recovering in what appeared to be the third currency devaluation in seven months by the central bank, traders said, as Pakistan faces a balance of payments crisis. At 0830 GMT, the rupee was at 119.25 per...

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4 ways in which the voice assistants will revolutionize our day to day

4 ways in which the voice assistants will revolutionize our day to day

Personal voice assistants are present in more and more homes. They are devices that use voice interfaces for a large number of services, such as playing music, searching for news or turning on the light. The experts in the world of technology predict that our lives will change radically due...

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“I doubted I could sing again”: how Shakira overcame her vocal problems

“I doubted I could sing again”: how Shakira overcame her vocal problems

After postponing the “El Dorado” tour for seven months due to her vocal problems, Shakira finally began her performances last week with a great show that summarizes more than 20 years of musical success. It is the first tour of the star in seven years, after taking a break to...

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5 tips for crafty kids to eat fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods

5 tips for crafty kids to eat fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods

Many children reject some healthy foods, but it is possible to modify their eating habits. Few things are more desperate for parents than having children who refuse to eat. Many children are crafty at the time of the meal and it is difficult to give them something new. But even...

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Bilawal to contest general election from Malakand along with Lyari, Larkana

Bilawal to contest general election from Malakand along with Lyari, Larkana

Pakistan Peoples Party Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will contest upcoming general election from Larkana (NA-200), party’s stronghold Lyari (NA-246), and Malakand (NA-8), according to a party statement issued Monday morning. The party also announced its candidates for national and provincial seats of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Saleem Khan will contest from NA-1,...

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Farooq Sattar out, IHC reinstates Khalid Maqbool as MQM-P convener

Farooq Sattar out, IHC reinstates Khalid Maqbool as MQM-P convener

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday announced its verdict declaring Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui as convener of Mutahidda Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) in a jolt to senior party leader Farooq Sattar. Sattar had approached the IHC against the election commission decision removing him as party convener in March this year....

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Pakistan Railways announces free travel facility for senior citizens during Eid holidays

Pakistan Railways announces free travel facility for senior citizens during Eid holidays

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Railways has announced to provide free travel facility during the first three days of Eid Ul Fitr holidays to senior citizens of over 65 years across the country. Minister for Railways Roshan Khursheed Bharucha said that the facility was a gift to its passengers from Pakistan Railways so...

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Pakistan rendered great sacrifices in war on terror: president tells SCO

Pakistan rendered great sacrifices in war on terror: president tells SCO

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Monday said Pakistan had rendered unprecedented sacrifices in war on terror to bring peace in the region. Addressing the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit at Qingdao in China, he said law and order situation had improved in Pakistan due to the effective efforts against terrorism...

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Hamza Shahbaz, Ayesha Ahad to appear before Supreme Court today

Hamza Shahbaz, Ayesha Ahad to appear before Supreme Court today

LAHORE: Former Punjab chief minister Shehbaz Sharif’s son Hamza and Ayesha Ahad, who claims to be the latter’s wife, will appear before the Supreme Court’s Lahore Registry today.  Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, on June 3,  had ordered Punjab Inspector General of Police (IGP) Captain (retd) Arif Nawaz...

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Deadline to submit nomination papers for General elections falls today

Deadline to submit nomination papers for General elections falls today

KARACHI: The deadline to submit the nomination papers for the General Elections 2018 is upon us as the last date set for the process was 11th June, today (Monday). On June 8th the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) taking into consideration the revised election schedule extended the date to submit nomination papers...

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Nawaz’s counsel recuses himself from NAB references

Nawaz’s counsel recuses himself from NAB references

ISLAMABAD: In a surprising move, Nawaz Sharif’s counsel, Khawaja Haris has recused himself from appearing in NAB references citing Supreme Court’s refusal to accept his argument as a reason for his sudden decision after representing the ousted prime minister for nine months. A two-member bench of the SC, headed by...

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Trump-Kim Summit: 3 lessons of the Cold War for the historic meeting between the United States and North Korea

Trump-Kim Summit: 3 lessons of the Cold War for the historic meeting between the United States and North Korea

Trump is not Nixon; nor is Kim Mao … but the experts explain some parallels of this and other historical meetings with the present. Danger until the last moment, but finally it seems that will occur. The summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un approaches and, faced with the great expectations...

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Rafael Nadal wins again Roland Garros and already has 11 titles in the clay tournament in Paris

Rafael Nadal wins again Roland Garros and already has 11 titles in the clay tournament in Paris

Nadal described as “incredible” the feeling of winning back Roland Garros. The arena of Paris is his kingdom and he is not willing to let anyone dethrone him. Spaniard Rafael Nadal triumphed again at Roland Garros, winning for the eleventh time in his career, beating Austrian Dominic Thiem in the...

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Everything ready for the summit with Kim: Trump arrives in Singapore

Everything ready for the summit with Kim: Trump arrives in Singapore

The president of the United States arrived in the city-state after a 20-hour trip from Canada to meet Tuesday with the supreme leader of North Korea. At 20.21 local time (12.21 GMT) this Sunday (10.06.2018) landed at the Paya Lebar military base in Singapore, the Air Force One with the...

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139 victims killed by crisis in Nicaragua

139 victims killed by crisis in Nicaragua

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has pointed out that in Nicaragua the National Police and the “para-police” forces of the Government are possibly carrying out “extrajudicial executions”. The number of fatalities due to the worst sociopolitical crisis of the last three decades in Nicaragua amounted to 139, reported...

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Why Donald Trump’s boycott of the G7 can bring the world back to the 19th century

Why Donald Trump’s boycott of the G7 can bring the world back to the 19th century

Trump got angry after some statements by the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau. A tweet launched by Donald Trump from Air Force One, the airplane of the presidents of the United States, shook the foundations of world diplomacy. After the summit of the G7, the forum that brings together...

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