Karachi can Learn from New York: 4 reasons that explain the drastic fall of crime in New York, the city that went from “violent nightmare” to security model

Karachi can Learn from New York: 4 reasons that explain the drastic fall of crime in New York, the city that went from “violent nightmare” to security model

The shootings in Manhattan or the assaults in Central Park are increasingly a thing of the past or fiction: New York is at its best in decades in terms of security. The phenomenon is corroborated by figures: the most populous city in the United States had 290 homicides in 2017...

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Germany begins to recover to normal after storm, with eight dead

Germany begins to recover to normal after storm, with eight dead

Germany began today to return to normal with the restoration of rail traffic after the passage of the storm “Friederike”, which caused the death of at least eight people. The railway company Deutsche Bahn, which yesterday (Thursday 18.01.2018) suspended all long distance trains leaving thousands of passengers stranded at stations,...

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CJP takes suo motu notice of Axact fake degree scandal

CJP takes suo motu notice of Axact fake degree scandal

Chief Justice Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar, on Friday, took suo motu notice of the Axact fake degree issuance scandal case which was first exposed by New York Times in 2015, and further investigated by BBC last week. “Our heads are hanging in shame,” CJP remarked. “Those who cause defamation to Pakistan will not...

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United States: Donald Trump denies that his vision of the wall with Mexico has changed

The president of the United States, Donald Trump, denied that he has changed his vision about the wall he wants to build on the border with Mexico. His remarks came after White House chief of staff John Kelly said in an interview with US broadcaster Fox News that the president’s...

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PPP not to resign from Parliament

PPP not to resign from Parliament

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) says it will not resign from parliament to show solidarity with Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) and its allied parties. PPP also refused to dissolve the assembly as PAT seemed unsuccessful in wooing the parties to adopt a joint strategy for ending PML-N government at federal and...

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US asks Pakistan to convince Haqqanis for talks

US asks Pakistan to convince Haqqanis for talks

ISLAMABAD: Just days after President Donald Trump’s tweet slamming Pakistan for ‘not doing enough’ in the fight against terrorism, a top US commander, who is overseeing the campaign in Afghanistan, reached out to the Pakistani military leadership. The telephone call by General Josph Votel, the Centcom chief, to army chief General...

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Parliament is a supreme institution for us: CJP

Parliament is a supreme institution for us: CJP

Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar said on Friday the Supreme Court respects the Parliament and considers it a supreme institution. CJP, during hearing of a case pertaining to Katas Raj temple, said it did not matter what was being said about the parliament by others, the SC believes...

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One killed, six injured in Karachi grenade attack

One killed, six injured in Karachi grenade attack

KARACHI: At least one person was killed and six others were wounded when unidentified armed men hurled a hand grenade at a cloth market in Kharadar area of Karachi on Thursday. Police and Rangers reached the site of the attack near Akhwan Masjid Kharadar and the victims were rushed to the...

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Explosive Press Conference turned into Smoke: Imran Khan defends his statement cursing Parliament

Explosive Press Conference turned into Smoke: Imran Khan defends his statement cursing Parliament

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan began his much-awaited presser that he earlier described would be ‘explosive’, in which he repeated diatribe against Nawaz Sharif saying the wealth of former prime minister expanded ‘manifold’ after 1992. Khan was shortly questioned by journalists to explain his statement he made a day earlier cursing...

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NA passes resolution condemning Imran’s anti-parliament remarks

NA passes resolution condemning Imran’s anti-parliament remarks

The National Assembly on Thursday passed a resolution condemning Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan and Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh Rasheed for their statements undermining the parliament. All major political parties, including Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N), Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and Awami National Party...

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Two polio workers gunned down in Quetta

Two polio workers gunned down in Quetta

QUETTA: Unidentified armed men attacked on Thursday a polio vaccination team in Shalkot area of the city. Two lady health workers were killed as a result of the firing, the police informed. Police officials reached the site of the attack after the incident and launched an investigation.  A polio immunisation...

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6 persuasion techniques used by scammers on the internet and how to identify them

6 persuasion techniques used by scammers on the internet and how to identify them

You may have read or heard the expression “social engineering”, but do you know what it means? In political science, the term is used to talk about the influences and actions that certain governments and power classes use on society to try to change it. But in computer security, the...

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Woman hangs herself after husband ‘delays shopping trip by a day due to office work’

Woman hangs herself after husband ‘delays shopping trip by a day due to office work’

LUCKNOW: An Indian woman died after she hanged herself as husband delayed a planned shopping trip by a day. Deepak Dwivedi says he told his 23-year-old wife Deepika on Saturday that he would not be able to go shopping then but would have to do the trip the next day...

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Taliban leader approved Islamabad meeting on Afghan peace talks: sources

Taliban leader approved Islamabad meeting on Afghan peace talks: sources

ISLAMABAD: A delegation approved by the Taliban’s supreme leader visited Islamabad this week for exploratory talks on restarting peace negotiations to end Afghanistan’s 16-year war, two senior officials in the movement said. It was unclear if any progress was made in the unofficial meetings with a representative of a prominent Afghan...

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Imran under fire for statement against parliament

Imran under fire for statement against parliament

Opposition leader in the National Assembly Khursheed Shah on Thursday rejected anti-parliament comments made by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan during the rally organised by Pakistan Awami Tehrik protesting Model Town carnage of 2014, Express News reported. Speaking to the media in Lahore, Shah said his party dismisses remarks made...

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The United States suspends more than half of the US $ 125 million that it planned to deliver to the UN agency for Palestinian refugees

The United States suspends more than half of the US $ 125 million that it planned to deliver to the UN agency for Palestinian refugees

The United States government announced on Tuesday that it suspends more than half of the US $ 125 million it gives to the specialized agency of the United Nations for the support of Palestinian refugees (UNRWA, for its acronym in English). The US authorities said they will provide US $...

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The technological error that explains how an official activated a ballistic missile alert that sparked panic in Hawaii

The technological error that explains how an official activated a ballistic missile alert that sparked panic in Hawaii

A short but forceful message shook the people of Hawaii this weekend. “Threat of ballistic missile launch for Hawaii, seek refuge immediately, this is not a simulacrum”, said the message that unleashed the chaos. It was a notification that was sent on Saturday morning – at 08:07 (18:07 GMT) –...

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Two women killed as Indian forces opened fire across LoC

Two women killed as Indian forces opened fire across LoC

Two women were shot dead and five people injured in cross-border firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Sialkot’s Chaprar sector between Wednesday night and Thursday morning, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a press release. According to the military’s media wing, Indian forces continued their ‘unprovoked’ ceasefire violations and “targeted...

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AD Khwaja to remain IG Sindh, SC tells Sindh government

AD Khwaja to remain IG Sindh, SC tells Sindh government

The Supreme Court, on Thursday, quashed Sindh government’s attempt to replace current Inspector General Pakistan (IGP) Sindh AD Khawaja. The government nominated Sardar Abdul Majeed Dasti, a grade 22 officer, as Khawaja’s replacement. However, the apex court said, “Khawaja is to retain his post.” Under the leadership of Chief Justice...

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When is mold in food dangerous to health?

When is mold in food dangerous to health?

I throw it or I eat it? Surely you’ve ever wondered this when reopening a half-forgotten bottle of tomato sauce or jam and finding a grayish fluff on the surface. Molds are microscopic fungi that feed on animal or vegetable matter. Meats, cheeses, fruits, vegetables and breads succumb to their invasion. What...

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Two women martyred in cross-border Indian firing in Sialkot

Two women martyred in cross-border Indian firing in Sialkot

RAWALPINDI: Two women were martyred and five people injured as a result of unprovoked Indian firing across the Working Boundary in Sialkot, the army’s media wing said on Thursday. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), five other civilians including three women were injured in the cross-border firing by Indian...

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Two Balochistan Constabulary personnel martyred in Quetta

Two Balochistan Constabulary personnel martyred in Quetta

QUETTA: Two Balochistan Constabulary personnel were martyred and one injured in Quetta at Double Road on Thursday, confirmed SSP Operations. The injured was shifted to a nearby hospital for immediate treatment. Police has reached the crime site and sealed it to collect the pieces of evidence. On Jan 2, at...

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Two women abducted from Karachi’s Korangi area

Two women abducted from Karachi’s Korangi area

KARACHI: The police have registered a kidnapping case of two young women who were allegedly abducted from the Korangi Road. The case was registered on complaint of a woman against unidentified kidnappers. According to Saddar SHO Shabbir Haider, a woman, H*, approached the police late Tuesday night about the kidnapping of...

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If Zainabs and Asmas cannot stop us from playing politics, nothing will: CM Punjab

If Zainabs and Asmas cannot stop us from playing politics, nothing will: CM Punjab

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif took to Twitter on Wednesday, appealing to all to rise above biases. “If our Zainabs and Asmas cannot stop us from playing sordid political games and unite us for safety and bright future of our children, nothing else will,” he said. Earlier during his...

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Empty seats in opposition rally confirm Nawaz’s stance: Maryam

Empty seats in opposition rally confirm Nawaz’s stance: Maryam

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Maryam Nawaz said on Wednesday that empty seats in allied opposition’s rally in Lahore confirmed Nawaz Sharif’s stance that the conspirators should have patience until 2018 or even beyond that. “The empty seats testify that the people have confirmed Nawaz Sharif’s stance that conspirators...

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Bilawal lashes out at Nawaz Sharif, Imran Khan in Badin rally

Bilawal lashes out at Nawaz Sharif, Imran Khan in Badin rally

BADIN: Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Wednesday said there is a clash between two ‘ladlay‘ (favourites) in the country. “One favourite says that he owns assets but he is told that he owns none while the other favourite says he does not own assets but the...

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Sheikh Rasheed announces resignation from National Assembly

Sheikh Rasheed announces resignation from National Assembly

Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed has announced to resign from the National Assembly seat. While addressing the joint opposition rally Wednesday, the AML chief not only announced to resign from the National Assembly seat he was elected on, but also demanded Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairperson Imran Khan does the...

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Imran flays parliament for allowing ‘criminal’ to become party chief

Imran flays parliament for allowing ‘criminal’ to become party chief

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday lambasted the parliament for allowing a ‘criminal’ to be elected as a party president.  “I curse the parliament that made a criminal the president of a party,” he said, in an apparent reference to Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz’s (PML-N) decision...

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CJCSC highlights Pakistan’s counter-terror efforts at NATO session in Brussels

CJCSC highlights Pakistan’s counter-terror efforts at NATO session in Brussels

RAWALPINDI: Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Zubair Mahmood Hayat Wednesday highlighted Pakistan’s efforts and achievements in counter-terrorism domain at a Chiefs of Staff session of NATO Military Committee in Brussels, the Inter-Services Public Relations said. The meeting was attended by representatives of 66 NATO and partner nations,...

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Commuters irked as Mall Road partially blocked for PAT protest

Commuters irked as Mall Road partially blocked for PAT protest

LAHORE: The city’s main artery, Mall Road, has been closed for traffic from Governor House till Lower Mall in light of the Pakistan Awami Tehreek-led ‘grand protest’ today.   Police officials said Mall Road, Bedin Road, Hall Road, Mazang Road, Jain Mandir Chowk, Lower Mall Road, Anarkali Bazaar, Cooper Road, Shahrah-e-Fatima...

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Containing or blocking a sneeze can break your throat

Containing or blocking a sneeze can break your throat

Containing a sneeze completely blocking the nose and mouth can cause serious physical harm, doctors warn. The warning comes in the wake of the unusual case of a 34-year-old man who was treated in England for a tissue rupture in his throat, caused by the repression of a large sneeze....

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Why women are tougher than men

Why women are tougher than men

Women live longer than men in almost all modern populations. That is a fact. But scientists still can not explain very well why. Some studies have tried to investigate the biological origins of that advantage. Others have highlighted the importance of social factors. Now, research from the Danish university Southern University has...

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United States: Donald Trump “has no cognitive problems,” according to the White House doctor

United States: Donald Trump “has no cognitive problems,” according to the White House doctor

Days after speculation about Donald Trump’s mental health circulated, the White House doctor came out to deny them. Dr. Ronny Jackson said that the president of the United States does not show abnormal signs, according to the results of a cognitive examination that he practiced, and that he also enjoys...

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Axact sold fake degrees to thousands of UK citizens: BBC

Axact sold fake degrees to thousands of UK citizens: BBC

Thousands of UK nationals have bought fake degrees from from the Pakistani fake diploma mill Axact, according to a report by the British Broadcasting Service (BBC) on Tuesday. The investigation by the BBC Radio 4’s File on Four programme found that fake degrees were bought by National Health Service (NHS)...

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5 things you should not tell someone with acne

5 things you should not tell someone with acne

If you ever had or have acne or lived close to someone who suffered from it, you will know that people, acquaintances and strangers, often openly comment on your pimples, give you advice on diet or offer remedies for which you have not asked. “You should drink more water” and...

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Kim and Kanye announce birth of 3rd child

Kim and Kanye announce birth of 3rd child

LOS ANGELES: Kim Kardashian and husband Kanye West announced their third child on Tuesday, a girl born to a surrogate. “Kanye and I are happy to announce the arrival of our healthy, beautiful baby girl,” Kardashian said in a message on her app. The couple thanked the unidentified surrogate “who made...

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Israel, India both face threat from Islam: Netanyahu

Israel, India both face threat from Islam: Netanyahu

NEW DELHI: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday he was discussing with India ways to strengthen security cooperation against the menace of from Islamist extremism that both democracies faced. Netanyahu spoke while on a six-day tour of India, the first by an Israeli premier for 15 years, and is...

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Police claim arrest of man resembles Zainab’s murderer in CCTV footage

Police claim arrest of man resembles Zainab’s murderer in CCTV footage

LAHORE: Punjab police claimed to have arrested a man having close resemblance with the murder suspect seen with Zainab in the CCTV footage from Bhatta Chowk. According to police, the man has close resemblance with the suspect seen in the footage. Police officials said the detained man will undergo a...

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LHC to take up petitions against PAT protest on Mall road today

LHC to take up petitions against PAT protest on Mall road today

LAHORE: A three-judge bench of Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday is to resume hearing into petitions challenging sit-in of opposition parties in Lahore today. The petitions have been filed by Mall Road Traders Association and Lawyers’ Foundation seeking the court injunctions against sit-in announced by three mainstream political parties...

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FDI in Pakistan drops massive 71.5% in Dec

FDI in Pakistan drops massive 71.5% in Dec

KARACHI: Foreign investment in Pakistan’s economy dropped a massive 71.5% in December, amounting to just $197.4 million from $692.1 million in the same month of 2016, according to data released on Tuesday by the State Bank of Pakistan. December was the first month of the current fiscal year that saw a...

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Shehbaz is Pakistan’s next prime minister, says Nawaz

Shehbaz is Pakistan’s next prime minister, says Nawaz

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President Nawaz Sharif has nominated his brother Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif as the candidate for the prime minister in the next elections. Nawaz announced this decision after a meeting of PML-N bigwigs at his Jati Umra residence. According to sources present in the meeting, Nawaz...

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Pakistan calls for resolution of Palestine, Kashmir issues

Pakistan calls for resolution of Palestine, Kashmir issues

UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan called for resolving two longstanding and internationally recognised disputes of Palestine and Jammu and Kashmir at the United Nations on Wednesday. Speaking in the Security Council debate on challenges to international peace and security, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UN Dr Maleeha Lodhi said that the Palestinian and...

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Govt promises judicial inquiry in Intizar murder case

Govt promises judicial inquiry in Intizar murder case

KARACHI: Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has decided to conduct a judicial inquiry into the murder of Intizar Ahmed, a youth who was shot dead by personnel of Anti-Car Lifting Cell (ACLC) of the Karachi police last Saturday. The CM decided to conduct a judicial inquiry after he received a letter...

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Imran Khan Shares An Interesting Incident

Imran Khan Shares An Interesting Incident

Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Imran Khan told what happened to him soon after the report regarding his third marriage made public by a media outlet.  

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Hamid Mir Exposes Daniyal Aziz’s Hypocrisy

Hamid Mir Exposes Daniyal Aziz’s Hypocrisy

Reporter of Geo News Umer Cheema has reported that Imran Khan has secretly married again time with a woman he used to visit for spiritual guidance. He claimed that PTI chairman inaugurated 2018 by tying the knot with the woman on the night of January 1 in Lahore and came straight...

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Hamid Mir Opposes Pardon For Rangers Men Who Killed Youth In Karachi

Hamid Mir Opposes Pardon For Rangers Men Who Killed Youth In Karachi

The Senate Human Rights Committee which also opposed a presidential pardon for the convicted Rangers personnel who killed a young man in Karachi in 2011. Sarfaraz Shah, 22, was killed by the Rangers personnel at point-blank range in June 2011, in an incident caught on camera outside a public park...

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Zainab’s Murder Is A Collective Failure

Zainab’s Murder Is A Collective Failure

The rape and murder of six-year-old Zainab in Kasur, and ensuing events and conversations in its aftermath, provide yet another exemplary display of what all is broken in Pakistan’s political system. Firstly, as the 12th such case reported over a couple of years in a two-kilometre radius, it tells us...

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Orya Maqbool Jan’s Stance On Zainab Murder Tragedy

Orya Maqbool Jan’s Stance On Zainab Murder Tragedy

Check out the heated debate between analyst Orya Maqbool Jan and PTI Leader Fawad Chaudhry.

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