Syed Murad Ali Shah: November 7 – Public holiday announced for Hindus on account of Diwali

Syed Murad Ali Shah: November 7 – Public holiday announced for Hindus on account of Diwali

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah announced a public holiday for the Hindu community on November 7 on account of Diwali. In this regard, Shah issued directives to Chief Secretary Mumtaz Ali Shah to issue a notification soon. The decision of the holiday has been made after the Sindh...

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Man named Arsalaan Qamar arrested for organizing Facebook’s ‘couple-swap’ campaign in Karachi

Man named Arsalaan Qamar arrested for organizing Facebook’s ‘couple-swap’ campaign in Karachi

KARACHI: Karachi police on Sunday arrested a man accused of creating fake Facebook dance party events to dupe those who attend out of the cover charge. Addressing a press conference a day after making the arrest, Clifton Superintendent of Police Suhaee Aziz said they raided a house in Clifton near Khyber Hotel, in...

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Fawad Chaudhry takes notice of the child fruit vendor to compensate him for the loss amid Aasia’s vandalism

Fawad Chaudhry takes notice of the child fruit vendor to compensate him for the loss amid Aasia’s vandalism

LAHORE: A child fruit vendor, who had been attacked and robbed of all bananas on his cart by protesters staging a demonstration following a Supreme Court verdict acquitting Asia Bibi, on Monday said he just wanted to save his donkey’s and his own life. Speaking to the media alongside Information...

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A retired scientist; Dr Yousuf Khilji mysteriously loses Rs 3mn within 17 hours, appeals to Chief Justice Saqib Nisar for fund recovery

A retired scientist; Dr Yousuf Khilji mysteriously loses Rs 3mn within 17 hours, appeals to Chief Justice Saqib Nisar for fund recovery

ISLAMABAD: Dr Yousuf Khilji, a retired scientist living off his pension and gratuity funds, had Rs3 million mysteriously taken out from his bank account. The suspected transactions were carried out on October 25 and 26, within a span of 17 hours. Who took out the money and how? The doctor...

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Mian Saqib Nisar advised complete bed rest, SC delists bench no 1 cases until then

Mian Saqib Nisar advised complete bed rest, SC delists bench no 1 cases until then

RAWALPINDI: The Supreme Court on Monday delisted important cases being heard by bench no 1 as Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has been advised rest following an angioplasty procedure. A day earlier, the chief justice underwent an angioplasty procedure at the Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology. Doctors at...

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Federal Minister Human Rights; Dr Shireen Mazari condemns KP’s policy on banning male chief guests at girls’ schools

Federal Minister Human Rights; Dr Shireen Mazari condemns KP’s policy on banning male chief guests at girls’ schools

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Human Rights, Dr Shireen Mazari has been critical of the ban in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on male chief guests at government girls’ schools. Last month, the provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa imposed a ban on male chief guests along with media and social media coverage of functions/programmes held at...

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“Will arrange one-way journey to space for certain politicians who are creating chaos on ground” remarks Fawad Chaudhry

“Will arrange one-way journey to space for certain politicians who are creating chaos on ground” remarks Fawad Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry made a unique statement on Monday against some politicians of the country. Speaking about Pakistan’s space mission, the information minister said, “There are some politicians who are creating chaos on ground and should be sent to space.” “I will ask SUPARCO to ensure that once...

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Asad Umar: “Not only on a financial package, talks are also being held with China on long-term partnership and investment”

Asad Umar: “Not only on a financial package, talks are also being held with China on long-term partnership and investment”

Finance Minister Asad Umar said on Monday that talks were held with China for a relief package and the two sides agreed on continuing discussions in this regard. While addressing media, Umar added that figures published about the possible package in some foreign media are mere speculation. Foreign media is...

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Gang of bank robbers: Trio targets different banks in Karachi

Gang of bank robbers: Trio targets different banks in Karachi

KARACHI: A gang has been conducting series of robberies in banks situated in the metropolis’ central district, it emerged on Monday. The group does reconnaissance first of the customers withdrawing huge amounts of money and then rob them with the help of accomplices. The group comprises one female member and...

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US Ambassador to meet Finance Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi today

US Ambassador to meet Finance Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi today

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office has said US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Ambassador Alice Wells will visit Pakistan on Tuesday. FO Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said she would hold meetings with the senior officials of the foreign ministry to follow up on discussions held...

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