IHC suspends jail terms of Nawaz, Maryam and Capt Safdar

IHC suspends jail terms of Nawaz, Maryam and Capt Safdar

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday suspended sentences against former premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar in the Avenfield reference. A two-judge bench comprising Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb heard the petitions filed by former premier Nawaz Sharif,...

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WHO: tuberculosis remains infectious disease more deadly

WHO: tuberculosis remains infectious disease more deadly

In 2017, 1.6 million people died from bacterial infection, of which 300,000 had HIV, a virus that weakens the immune system and increases the possibility of suffering from this disease. Patient with tuberculosis in a hospital in Varanasi, India (archive image) Tuberculosis continues to be the deadliest infectious disease worldwide,...

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Why children do tantrums after two years (and 8 tips to deal with them)

Why children do tantrums after two years (and 8 tips to deal with them)

At the age of two, parents are confronted with a creature that is relatively passive, ready to scream, cry and kick when their wishes are not satisfied. There are days when he only wants to eat the blue dish, others when he does not want to eat. He asks to watch...

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Special report: An in-depth assessment of Budget 2018-19

Special report: An in-depth assessment of Budget 2018-19

Democracy in Pakistan is historically linked to lower GDP growth rates, widening deficits and instability. And yet people of the country seem to prefer the democratic route. Politicians might have a vested interest but why are citizens invested in a democracy that fails to deliver? The Budget 2018-19 provides some clues to...

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Pillion-riding banned for 3 days to ensure infallible security to Muharram processions, cellular services also remain suspended in most areas

Pillion-riding banned for 3 days to ensure infallible security to Muharram processions, cellular services also remain suspended in most areas

KARACHI: The Sindh government has barred pillion-riding across the province for three days owing to its measures to provide infallible security to Muharram processions and gatherings in the city. A notification issued by the provincial home department read that a ban has been imposed on pillion riding for three days,...

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The top 10 donors for dams fund so far

The top 10 donors for dams fund so far

KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has announced top 10 donors for the fund set up by Supreme Court of Pakistan for construction of Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand dams . According to the SBP, Pakistan Army remains on the top institution with Rs 582 million of donation for the dams, followed HQ Strategic...

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Health Halo: Organic yogurts contain more sugar content than Coca-Cola alone

Health Halo: Organic yogurts contain more sugar content than Coca-Cola alone

Organic yogurts were among the most sugary on supermarket shelves, a recent research revealed. Only one in 10 of all yogurt brands was classed as low in sugar. An analysis of more than 900 different yoghurts found organic varieties had the highest sugar content exceeding sugar count in Coca-Cola, according...

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Government borrowings from the SBP amount to Rs1.276bn

Government borrowings from the SBP amount to Rs1.276bn

KARACHI: The government has borrowed Rs1.276 trillion from the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) in less than two and half months (up to Sept 7) of this fiscal year compared to just Rs118bn in the corresponding period last year. On Tuesday the central bank reported that during the first quarter...

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