PTI Distributes Pamphlets To Answer ‘Nawaz’s Questions On His Ouster

The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) on Sunday, saying that it had prepared a response to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s repeated questioning of why he was disqualified by the Supreme Court in the Panamagate verdict, started distributing pamphlets listing reasons for his ouster. The pamphlets, titled “We will tell you why you were disqualified”, were distributed […]

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Petition In SC seeks Nawaz Sharif’s Trial For ‘Contempt Of Court’

A petition seeking contempt of court proceedings against Nawaz Sharif over his allegedly anti-judiciary speeches during his ‘homecoming’ rally was filed in the Lahore Registry of the Supreme Court on Saturday. The petition, filed by a citizen, Mehmood Akhtar, has challenged Sharif’s speeches during his rally. The court has yet to decide if it will […]

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Gboard Introduces Roman Urdu To Urdu Feature

Google has recently launched its Roman Urdu to Urdu Google Keyboard (Gboard) feature for both Android and iOS. According to’s (TJ) review, Gboard’s Roman Urdu to Urdu feature is smart and accurately translates Roman Urdu text into Urdu script in real time. Gboard will also allow users to convert Roman texts to not just […]

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India In Talks With Myanmar, Bangladesh To Deport 40,000 Rohingya

India is in talks with Bangladesh and Myanmar about its plan to deport around 40,000 Rohingya Muslims it says are living in the country illegally, a government spokesman said on Friday, with state governments told to form task forces for the purpose. Tens of thousands of Rohingya have fled persecution in Buddhist-majority Myanmar to neighbouring […]

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Tando Adam Man With Intellectual Disability Killed On Accusation Of Blasphemy

A man with an intellectual disability, who had earlier been sentenced under a blasphemy charge but later acquitted due to his condition, was killed in Tando Adam on Friday, police said. The 32-year-old, Atta Mohammad Buriro, was shot dead in the Kamal Buriro village near Tando Adam town. Later in the evening, two attackers surrendered […]

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US City Agrees To Pay $85,000 To Muslim Woman Whose Hijab Was Removed By Police

A California city has agreed to pay $85,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a Muslim woman whose hijab was forcibly removed by the police. The Council on American-Islamic Relations, (CAIR) which announced the settlement on Thursday, had sued the city of Long Beach, California, on behalf of Kirsty Powell, an African-American Muslim, “after police […]

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Sargodha Mayor To ‘Hire Chopper To Shower Flowers On Nawaz Rally’

SARGODHA: Municipal Corporation Mayor Aslam Naveed is planning to hire a helicopter to shower flower petals on the rally of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif at Kala Shah Kaku while the parliamentarians of Sargodha are also making arrangements to greet him there. In a statement, Mr Naveed claimed to have arranged a helicopter for the […]

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Have Amir Khan and Faryal Makhdoom Reconciled?

The Amir-Faryal saga continues with Amir affirming the two are not getting back together, while Faryal keeps us in the dark. With a lot of he-said, she-said thrown about this week, tweets, more tweets, deleted tweets and Snapchats, Faryal finally tweets again, but this time she says it’s all a “complete misunderstanding” and hints at […]

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LUMS Gurmani Centre Of Languages And Literature Publishes Bunyad’s Latest Issue

Bunyad’s new edition has been published by the Gurmani centre for languages and Literature at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). This Urdu studies research journal is published yearly housed under the Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences at LUMS. The 600 page publication including twenty five articles on diverse themes […]

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Four Employees of Chinese Firm Kidnapped Near Tank

TANK: Four employees of a Chinese company were kidnapped near the boundary between the Frontier Regions (FRs) of Tank and Lakki Marwat district on Wednesday. Tank tehsildar Yasir Suleman said unidentified gunmen abducted four employees of the Chinese company, PJP — which is surveying gas reserves in the area— from Kazmomai area of FR Tank. […]

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Arrest Warrant Out For Rakhi Sawant For Calling A Hindu Sage ‘Murderer’

A court in Ludhiana, India court has rejected the bail application of actor Rakhi Sawant and issued a fresh arrest warrant against her for failing to appear in the court in a case of hurting the sentiments of the Hindu Valmiki community, The Indian Express reported. Rakhi’s lawyers have moved an application in a district […]

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Google Fires Employee Behind Memo Questioning Women In Tech

Internet giant Google has fired the male engineer at the center of an uproar in Silicon Valley over the past week after he authored an internal memo asserting there are biological causes behind gender inequality in the tech industry. James Damore, the engineer who wrote the memo, confirmed his dismissal, saying in an email to […]

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Lal Masjid Cleric’s Foundation Moves Court Against Beauty Pageant

The Shuhada Foundation, which is affiliated with Lal Masjid cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz, moved the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday seeking a ban on the Miss Veet Pakistan beauty pageant. Tariq Asad, the president of the foundation, maintained in the petition that the pageant was against the values of Islam and Pakistan. “This product […]

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Babar Azam Does Not Want To Be Compared To Kohli

Babar Azam came back with the perfect reply when a fan asked him how he felt about being the “Virat Kohli of Pakistan,” on Sunday, during a question and answer session on Twitter. The fan asked Azam how he would feel about being called Pakistan’s Virat Kohli: #AskBabarAzam ager Apko #viratkholi off Pakistan kaha jai […]

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Maryam Kulsoom

Kulsoom, Maryam Top List of PML-N Nominees For NA-120

Though ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif is yet to make a final decision about the PML-N candidate for NA-120, Lahore-III, the party officials say former first lady Begum Kulsoom Nawaz or her daughter Maryam Nawaz are also being considered for the ticket. “In the internal party discussions so far names of Begum Kulsoom and Ms […]

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‘News Of Gen Raheel Sharif Stopped At Saudi Airport Is Fake’

Dubai-based Arabic newspaper Emarat Al Youm has denied publishing any report about retired army chief Gen Raheel Sharif being stopped at a Saudi airport, calling the initial article that appeared online “fake”. The fabricated news — claiming that the former chief of army staff, who is now heading the Saudi-led Islamic Military Alliance to Fight […]

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Model Kills Herself While On Video Call With Husband

A 22-year-old Bangladeshi model and mother of a three-year-old killed herself while reportedly on a video call with her husband, reported The Independent. Risila Binte Wazer, was found unresponsive by her family at her home in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, and taken to hospital where she was declared dead. The deceased model’s baby girl […]

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Kohli Donates Signed Bat To Shahid Afridi Foundation

In another gesture of friendship towards Shahid Afridi, the Indian cricket team Captain Virat Kohli on Tuesday sent a bat signed by him for auctioning in a Shahid Afridi Foundation event. Kohli’s bat will be presented for auction in a charity dinner in Newcastle to collect funds to build a hospital in Tharparkar. “Thank you […]

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US Watchdog Files Report On Afghanistan Child Sex Abuse

A US government watchdog has filed a secret report to Congress into allegations of child sex abuse by the Afghan security forces ─ and the extent to which America holds them accountable. According to the office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (Sigar), which on Tuesday announced it had sent the classified findings […]

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Hackers Hit HBO, Threaten To Leak Game Of Thrones Content

According to Entertainment Weekly, hackers hit HBO and leaked unreleased episodes of popular shows online. Reportedly, the hackers have also stolen Game of Thrones content! The hackers sent an anonymous email to several different reporters, saying: Hi to all mankind. The greatest leak of cyber space era is happening. What’s its name? Oh I forget […]

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Researchers Discover ‘Hunger-Controlling’ Cells In Brain To Treat Obesity

A group of researchers at Rockefeller University in New York have discovered a new solution for obesity in the form of hunger-controlling cells in the brain. The research adds weight to evidence that eating is a surprisingly complex biological behaviour. According to the researchers, there are two types of cells located in the dorsal raphe […]

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Canada Probing Reports Saudis Using Its Equipment In Crackdown

MONTREAL: Canada warned on Saturday it was reviewing reports that Saudi Arabia is using Canadian armoured vehicles in a crackdown in the Sunni-ruled kingdom’s Shia-majority east. “We are looking at these claims very seriously … and have immediately laun­ched a review,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, speaking in French, said during a visit in central Canada. […]

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Man Sells Daughter To Landlord After Failing To Repay Loan

BADIN: A man handed over his eight-year-old daughter to an elderly landlord as a mortgage after failing to pay him back Rs100,000 loan in Tando Bago town, 21 kilometres from here, on Sunday. The shameful deal came to light when Ms Soomri Machhi approached Tando Bago police station and complained that her husband Achar Machhi […]

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Five Pakistani Firms On Forbes ‘Asia’s Best 200 Under A Billion’ List

Forbes has released the list of 200 Asia-Pacific public companies with under $1 billion in revenue and consistent top- and bottom-line growth. Five Pakistani companies are featured in the list that Forbes issued. Pakistan’s representation of 5 on the list is down from 7 last year. The number of Indian companies on the list is […]

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Newlyweds Held At Los Angeles Airport For 26 hours, Deported Because ‘Groom Is Muslim’

A newlywed British couple was detained at Los Angeles International Airport and deported to London, “because the groom is Muslim”. Natasha Politakis, 29, and Ali Gul, 32, from West London had spent £7,000 for a two-week honeymoon to Los Angeles, Hawaii and Las Vegas. However, upon arriving in Los Angeles, the couple was held for […]

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Man Buys 11-Year-Old Girl For Rs.130,000 In Umerkot And Marries Her

KARACHI: A man who bought an 11-year-old girl and married her in Umerkot, Sindh has been arrested along with his and the child’s father. They were presented before a judicial magistrate on Tuesday. The mother of Ahmed Aresar, 33, told the police that they had bought the girl for Rs130,000 from her parents. She added […]

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‘Sell Your Wife If You Cannot Afford To Build A Toilet At Home’

A district magistrate in India’s Bihar state has courted controversy by allegedly asking a villager to “sell his wife” if he could not arrange money to build a toilet at home, The Times of India reported. District Magistrate (DM) Kanwal Tanuj purportedly made this comment while addressing a ‘Swachchata Mahasabha’ programme at Jamhor block on […]

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Christian Man Prays With Jerusalem Muslims In Act Of Solidarity

Religious tensions have risen in Jerusalem as Israeli police have barred men under 50 from entering Jerusalem’s Old City for Friday Muslim prayers. Israeli police put metal detectors at entrances to the Haram al-Sharif mosque compound, known to Jews as the Temple Mount, following an attack nearby that killed two policemen. In the midst of […]

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Medical Technician Held For ‘Sexually Abusing’ Unconscious Patient At Peshawar Hospital

PESHAWAR: A medical technician at the Lady Reading Hospital (LRH) in Peshawar has been arrested for sexually abusing an unconscious female patient. The patient Sidra* was brought to the LRH after she fell unconscious at her home in Batkhela. Sidra was first rushed to a Batkhela health facilit. However, she was referred to the LRH […]

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Driver Held For Masturbating In Front Of German Woman In India

NEW DELHI: An Indian chauffeur was arrested Saturday after a German woman accused him of masturbating in front of her in an upscale New Delhi neighbourhood, police said. Police arrested 32-year-old Tarun Kumar from neighbouring Haryana state after the doctorate scholar accused him of unzipping his trousers and masturbating while she was walking her dog […]

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Private School Head Confesses To Sexually Abusing Women

PESHAWAR: The principal of a private school, arrested on charges of sexually abusing several women and making their objectionable videos, has confessed to his crime before the court of a local magistrate. Magistrate Asghar Khan recorded statement of the suspect, Attaullah Khan Marwat, under Section 164 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, following which he […]

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Rape Suspect’s Death In Police Custody Sparks Riots In India

A man accused of the gang rape and murder of a girl in northern India has been killed in police custody, an official said Thursday, sparking angry riots in the usually tranquil Himalayan region. Hundreds of protesters furious over the police handling of the case chanted “we want justice” in the popular tourist hill resort […]

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Qandeel Baloch Is A Martyr And So Are Other Honour-Killing Victims: Mufti Qavi

MULTAN: A year after popular social media star Qandeel Baloch’s death, Mufti Abdul Qavi, dubbed ‘selfie cleric’ after he appeared in pictures with her, has said Baloch and all other honour-killing victims were martyrs. Addressing journalists in Multan on Wednesday, Qavi, whose selfies with the rising starlet went viral last year drawing ire from various […]

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‘World Has Become A Global Village’: LHC Lifts Pemra Ban On Airing Of Indian plays

The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday lifted a ban imposed by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on the airing of Indian teleplays, declaring it null and void as the federal government had no objections regarding the same. Pemra had issued a notification imposing a blanket ban on all Indian content on Oct 19, […]

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WhatsApp Will Soon Let You Watch YouTube Videos Within The App

We all know how irritating it is when you receive a YouTube link in WhatsApp and upon clicking it the app opens the YouTube app to play the video. However, this toggling between apps is about to change with the latest WhatsApp feature. WhatsApp’s latest update includes a hidden feature that lets you view YouTube […]

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An ISIS bride wrings her hands.

Militants Only Want ‘Women And Sex’, Tell Former ISIS Brides

The former brides of ISIS fighters find themselves appalled on learning the reality of ISIS. They claim that they were lured into the alleged caliphate and are now finding it difficult to loosen the militants’ stronghold on them while also worrying that their home countries might not take them back, reported CNN. Among these women […]

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Saudi Girl Draws Ire After Posting Video of Herself Wearing Miniskirt In Public

A young Saudi woman has sparked controversy after she posted a video of herself wearing a miniskirt and crop top in public. While some have rushed to her defence, some Saudis are calling for her arrest. Saudi websites on Monday reported that officials in the Kingdom are looking into taking action against the woman because […]

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Syria War Has Claimed More Than 330,000 Lives Since 2011: Monitor

More than 330,000 people have been killed in the Syrian conflict since it started six years ago, around a third of them civilians, a monitor said on Sunday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it has documented the deaths of 331,765 people across Syria since the conflict erupted in mid-March 2011 with anti-government […]

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Chinese American Given 10 Years Jail For Espionage In Iran

A Chinese American accused of “infiltration” in Iran has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, local media reported on Sunday. The man was identified as Xiyue Wang, a 37-year-old researcher at Princeton University, according to Mizanonline, the official news agency of Iran’s judiciary. Wang, who was born in Beijing according to the report, was […]

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Karachi Home To Second Highest Number of IDUs Living With HIV: Study

‘Concentrated epidemic’ of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection has been found in 22 of the 23 recently surveyed cities, with Karachi having the second highest number of injecting drug users living with HIV after Kasur, it emerged on Sunday. According to experts, a concentrated epidemic is one in which HIV or any other infection has […]

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Landlord Arrested For Killing Boy

A landlord arrested on the charges of killing a boy, 9, was remanded in police custody for two days by a local court on Thursday. The suspect named Miskeen, who was arrested on Wednesday after the occurrence in Kangar Mera village, was produced in the court of a judicial magistrate that ordered that he should […]

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Deepika Padukone Body-Shamed For Latest Vanity Fair Photoshoot

Deepika Padukone worked hard to get her body ready for her Hollywood debut xXx: Return of Xander Cage and long after the film’s release, she has maintained that body. However, her latest Instagram upload of her Vanity Fair On Jewellery photoshoot has many fans worried – one even asking her to chow down KFC to […]

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Two Men In London Carry Out Five Acid Attacks In 90 Minutes

A teenager was arrested by British police after a spate of acid attacks across northeast London left at least one person with life-changing injuries and critically injured several others, BBC reported. Metropolitan Police say the 90-minute spree of five attacks began late Thursday. Authorities have appealed to the public for more information on the perpetrators. […]

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Cow Vigilantes Assault Muslim Man Associated With BJP In India

A Muslim man associated with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was assulated on Wednesday in India’s Maharashtra state by Hindu cow vigilantes who, at the time, did not know that he was associated with the ruling party, Hindustan Times reported. Ismail Shah, 36, was hospitalised with serious injuries after he was assaulted by members of […]

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Teen Bride Forced To Prove Virginity Kills Herself

Rajabbi Khurshed, 18, was married off to Zafar Pirov, 24, in May, and 40 days after her wedding she killed herself when her husband accused her of not being a virgin after multiple tests and demanded to be allowed to take a second wife, Radio Free Europe reported. Khurshed’s parents arranged for her wedding in […]

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Shell Pakistan Agrees To Pay Rs 257Mn As Fine For Bhawalpur Oil Tanker Fire

A Pakistani subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell on Tuesday agreed to pay a fine of about 257 million rupees ($2.4 million) in compensation for a tanker truck explosion that killed more than 200 people last month. The fiery blast on June 25 was one of the worst accidents in Pakistan’s history. A tanker carrying fuel […]

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‘Gangnam Style’ Dethroned As Top YouTube Video

Gangnam Style, the quirky South Korean video that spawned a global dance craze and went so viral that it nearly broke YouTube, has finally been dethroned as the most watched video. After four and a half years as YouTube’s most seen video, Gangnam Style slipped late Monday to number two, replaced by See You Again […]

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Indian Man Rapes Eight-Year-Old In Front Of Teenage Daughter

A man was arrested on Monday from a market area in central New Delhi for allegedly raping an eight-year-old girl in front of his daughter, police said. The 36-year-old accused was a widower, who lived in the victim’s neighbourhood with his two daughters, Scoop Whoop reported. Advertisement Police said the man had gone to a […]

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What Is Calibri, Calibri ??

The Calibri font has gained immense popularity in Pakistan after Panama JIT highlighted its use in the documents dated back to 2006 while the font was presented in 2007. Panama JIT used it as a proof against the PML-N government forging documents. Haahahah – this is gold. Supposed ‘declaration letters’ from 2006 typed in Calibri […]

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17 Billionaires Who Started Out Dirt Poor

Some of the world’s wealthiest people started out dirt poor. These 17 rags-to-riches stories remind us that through determination, grit, and a little bit of luck anyone can overcome their circumstances and achieve extraordinary success. 1. Russian business tycoon and Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich was born into poverty and orphaned at age 2. […]

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