PML-N Saad Rafique accompanied by Shehbaz Sharif attend first National Assembly after arrest

PML-N Saad Rafique accompanied by Shehbaz Sharif attend first National Assembly after arrest

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Khawaja Saad Rafique is attending his first National Assembly session today after his arrest in connection to a housing society scam. The former railways minister was brought to Islamabad from Lahore, after National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser issued a production order for him on Thursday. Rafique is...

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Schizophrenic boy kills 7-year-old neighbor

Schizophrenic boy kills 7-year-old neighbor

Austria: An Austrian court sentenced a schizophrenic teenager to 13 years in jail for murdering a seven-year-old girl, despite conflicting expert evidence. The boy aged 16 strangled and tried to decapitate his seven-year-old neighbor, who was playing video games at his home, before leaving her body in a skip in...

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Trump withdraws US troops from Syria

Trump withdraws US troops from Syria

WASHINGTON: The United States will withdraw all of its troops from Syria, a US official said Wednesday, after President Donald Trump claimed America has “defeated ISIS” in the war-ravaged country. US forces, accompanied by Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) fighters, drive their armoured vehicles near the northern Syrian village of Darbasiyah,...

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Apple loses court case, iPhone sales likely to banned in Germany

Apple loses court case, iPhone sales likely to banned in Germany

BERLIN: A German court on Thursday found in favour of US chipmaker Qualcomm in a patent dispute case against Apple, which could lead to a ban on sales of iPhones in Germany. “The ruling effectively outlaws the offering and placing on the market of the finished product in Germany, including the...

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Designing Pakistan’s future: 2019 to reign in risks?

Designing Pakistan’s future: 2019 to reign in risks?

We owe a great deal to our leaders and forefathers who sacrificed their lives to help create Pakistan. In India, the anti-minority policies of their Hindu rulers have made Muslims and the other minorities within the country realize the significance and need for Quaid-e-Azam’s struggle all those years ago. Now,...

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Google pays tribute to the ‘Little Master of the cricket world’

Google pays tribute to the ‘Little Master of the cricket world’

The search engine giant, Google paid tribute to the original Little Master of the cricketing world, Pakistan’s Hanif Mohammad on his 84th birthday on Friday. Google issues special ‘doodles’ on special days, on the birthday of Hanif Mohammad, it replaced its logo with a customized one, which bore the legendary batsman...

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Can there be any justification for increased power tariff – What’s your take on this?

Can there be any justification for increased power tariff – What’s your take on this?

Good news from power providers is like expecting the unexpected. The bad ones, though, keep coming — the latest being a Rs1.27 per unit raise in the power tariff on an average, varying between 20 paisa to Rs2.60 per unit for different categories of consumers, excluding those consuming up to...

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PHC’s (Punjab Health Commission) efforts make health sector relatively affordable

PHC’s (Punjab Health Commission) efforts make health sector relatively affordable

At long last the Punjab Health Commission (PHC), on the orders of the Supreme Court, has come to the rescue of troubled patients and their families who are being milked by the doctor-hospital cartel for long. Ever since the SC took suo-motu notice of overcharging by Lahore’s private hospitals, the...

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Lahoris crave ‘Gajar ka halwa’ as winter grips the city

Lahoris crave ‘Gajar ka halwa’ as winter grips the city

LAHORE: The winds of winter have brought an increase in the demand for gajar ka halwa in the provincial capital. Large crowds can be seen outside dessert shops where citizens indulge in the sweet treat. While some local shops in the city manufacture halwa in filthy conditions, using substandard ingredients, a...

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Anti-encroachment Drive: Nearly 2000 affectees to be compensated

Anti-encroachment Drive: Nearly 2000 affectees to be compensated

KARACHI: Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar said that the 2,000 shop owners affected by the anti-encroachment operation will be provided an alternative place and added that Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah will allot the land after returning from his visit to China. The mayor announced this during his visit to...

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