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What Separates Us?

Are you willing to be a Pakistani? Is this a right question to ask form a whole community whose ancestors left their homes and literally everything to come and live here? Or the right question is are you a Sindhi? Which province do you belong to? Should we be asking these questions even after 70 […]

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Zardari’s Acquittal Plea; Judgment Reserved

Accountability court has reserved judgment on the application seeking the acquittal of former President and co-chairman of PPP Asif Ali Zardari. The refence is against his alleged illegal assets. The court has conducted day-to-day proceedings on the application filed by Mr Zardari seeking his acquittal under section 265-K of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) in […]

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Denmark Charges Imam For Comparing Gays To Paedophiles

Danish prosecutors have charged a 49-year-old imam for making public remarks against homosexuals, whom he compared to paedophiles. Prosecutor Jan Reckendorff says the unidentified imam violated Denmark’s penal code in interviews in June 2016 following the attack at Orlando’s Pulse gay nightclub, where 49 people were shot dead. Reckendorff said Friday the remarks “were so […]

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NAB Requires Sharif’s Bank Account Details From SBP

Sharif’s family’s bank accounts details has been sought from the State Bank of Pakistan by National Accountability Bureau (NAB). The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has sought the complete details of bank accounts of the Sharif family from the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP). The top graft buster wrote a letter to the SBP on Thursday […]

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ISI Has Reservations On NADRA Practices

Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), is not happy over the non-existent internal system of accountability within NADRA. ISI believes that the prevailing practice could lead to the issuance of fake national identity documents which in turn can create security threat. A recent correspondence between the sensitive agency’s C-Wing and the Ministry of Interior, suggests that the intelligence […]

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Low Investment On Human Development; Aziz

New Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Sartaj Aziz declared the need to strike a balance between social and economic development. According to Aziz country remains low on human development despite growth. Pakistan’s development paradigm remained lopsided due to low investment in human development, said Aziz, while speaking at an event organised to mark the 70th Independence […]

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DIGIMARK2017; An Opportunity For Digital Marketers

International Digital Conference DIGIMARK, the annual event which seeks to uplift Pakistan’s digital industry is all set to host its 6th edition DIGIMARK2017. TEC (Training, Events and Consultancy) is the collaborative partner of the conference. Conference will be held at Emporium Mall, Lahore on 17th and 18th August 2017. Experts and gurus of digital industry […]

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Obama’s Anti-Racism Tweet Becomes Most Liked In History of Twitter

Barack Obama’s anti-racism tweet, in response to the far right rally in Charlottesville has become the most liked tweet in the history of Twitter. “No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin or his background or his religion,” said Obama while tweeting a quote from Nelson Mandela’s 1994 autobiography. […]

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‘I Love Pakistan’s People More Than Its Mountains’

American-British mountaineer, Vanessa O’Brien, who recently scaled K2, said on Tuesday that the warmth and love she received in Pakistan was matchless. “I love Pakistan’s people more than its mountains,” she said. O’Brien told media in a news conference at a local hotel here that she had found Pakistani people loving and caring. “I love […]

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FINCA And CallCourier Digitalizing Cash Collection

A Lahore based courier service CallCourier and FINCA, micro finance bank has collaborated to enable collection of cash on delivery using SimSim digital wallet. This partnership will help hassle free and secure courier service across Pakistan and will also boost financial inclusion and digitalization of economy. SimSim wallet enables customers to keep track about transaction […]

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India To Provide Medical Visas To Pakistanis

Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj announced medical visas for Pakistani patients whose requests were pending. The announcement comes as a relief for Pakistani patients, said an NDTV report. Over three months ago, Swaraj had introduced a condition that medical visas would be issued to Pakistani patients on the recommendation of Sartaj Aziz (former adviser to […]

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Eidul Azha Will Be Celebrated On Sep 1: Met

Zilhaj moon is likely to be sighted on Tuesday August 22. According to Pakistan Meteorological Department has predicted that Eidul Azha will be celebrated on Friday, September 1st. A Met Office official told The Express Tribune that weather was expected to be clear in most parts of the country on August 22, making visibility clear. […]

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PML-N Determined To Eliminate Threat Of Disqualification

PML-N is planning to bring seveal amendments in the constitution as indicated by Khawaja Saad Rafique. Federal Minister for Railways has said that PML-N would bring some constitutional amendments in parliament through which party seeks to empower the elected governments. PML-N wants to eliminate the threat of disqualification dangling over the Premiers head. “Governments cannot […]

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Jeremy Savagely Burnt An Indian Troll

Jeremy McLellan is in Pakistan and he’s definitely loving our home land. Recently he posted a picture in which he looks all happy to be here. Apparently an Indian troll was unable to resist and jumped in to comment. He asked Jeremy how much have he been paid from ISI and Jeremy’s epic reply looted […]

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India’s Independence; Kashmir’s Black Day

Kashmiris are observing Balck Day today as India celebrates its 70th Independence Day. The purpose is to convey a message to the global community that India has expropriated Kashmiris’ inalienable right to self-determination through use of force. August 15 will be marked by a complete strike in Indian held Kashmir, call for which has been […]

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Disability Is Not Inability

Paxi, the first taxi service with women drivers has done something remarkable yet again by collaborating with NOWPDP, a disability inclusion initiative. Both organizations have collectively employed 6 riders with lower limb impairments. They will provide bike taxi service. Responsibilities of these riders will include picking passengers from their declared place to the desired destination. […]

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Ouster Added To Nawaz’s Popularity

Senior politician Javed Hashmi believes that the ouster of Nawaz Sharif has played a beneficial role in his popularity and now Nawaz will be consider a victim of judiciary. Speaking to the journalists during an Independence Day programme at SP Chowk, he said “I have predicted this a long time ago.”Hashmi said that he never […]

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PTI Fails To Upstage Ruling Party’s ‘Unimpressive’ Show In Pindi

Following the “poor showing” by the ruling PML-N during Nawaz Sharif’s GT Road rally from Islamabad to Lahore, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) public meeting at Liaquat Bagh was supposed to be an impressive show of power. But the gathering attracted a much smaller number of people as compared to Imran Khan’s previous outings, even though the […]

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Khawaja Asif Is Invited To Washington

Pakistan’s foreign minister Khawaja Asif has been invited by Us Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to Washington. It is the first high level contact since Asif was given the charge. The invitation was extended by the secretary of state during a telephone conversation with Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif on Monday, said an official handout issued […]

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Five Of A Family Drown At Hawkesbay

Five people, belonging to the same family, drowned off Hawkesbay beach on Monday, police and medical officials said. City SSP Adeel Hussain Chandio told Dawn that the five persons had drowned near Nasir restaurant. Initially, two teenaged girls, Dua Fatima, 16, and Hamna Imran, 14, were swept to dangerous waters by strong waves, where they […]

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Sri Lanka To Play T20I In Pakistan

Sri Lanka’s cricket board has approved a tour to Pakistan, eight years after a deadly militant attack against the team brought top international games there to a standstill, officials said Monday. Sri Lanka Cricket chief Thilanga Sumathipala said after a security assessment, the team had been cleared to play three T20Is including one in Lahore, […]

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Solo Turk And Saudi Hawks Participate in PAF’s Aug 14 Air show

Aerobatic teams from Turkey and Saudi Arabia will be performing in the biggest show by the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) in the country’s history to mark its 70th anniversary on Monday. The special appearance of “Solo Turk”, the famous Turkish aerobatic team of the Turkish Air Force and the internationally acclaimed “Saudi Hawks” of the […]

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India Issues Visa To Pakistani Woman Seeking Cancer Treatment

India on Sunday decided to grant visa to a 25-year-old Pakistani cancer patient who is due to travel across the border for treatment. “Thanks for your greetings on India’s Independence day. We are giving you the visa for your treatment in India,” Indian Mini­ster for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj wrote on Twitter in response to […]

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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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Happy Independence Day To Dudes

How can we feel free on this Independence Day when we will be listening same repeatedly told sentences once again on August 14th? A girl dressed in a green kurta pajama with matching green bangles, smiling broadly came out of her room to go out with friends as they intend to celebrate AZADI. Her mom […]

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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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Nawaz Rally Is A Save Corruption Rally: Imran Khan

Pakistan Tehrre-e-Insaf’s chief Imran Khan called Nawaz rally a “save corruption rally” and thrashed him for being brought up by a military dictator. Expressing concern over the content of speeches delivered by Nawaz on his way back to Lahore, Imran said: “The speeches tantamount to insulting the Constitution and national institutions.” On Thursday, the PTI […]

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Women Who Did Wonders

Let us remind you the superwomen of Pakistan this Independence season. Malala Yosufzai She in a very young age told everyone that Pakistani girls are not to be underestimated. She was shot in head but survived. Not just survived she held her head high and rose. She was awarded with a Noble Prize. She is […]

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Pakistan Suspect India To Alter Kashmir’s Demography

Pakistan has once again accused India of trying to alter the demography of Occupied Jammu and Kashmir in an effort to prove that Muslims are in minority in the region. The strongly-worded statement from the Foreign Office came in response to reports that the BJP government has been seeking to amend the Indian constitution, abolishing […]

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Unaiza Sets New World Record For Pakistan

Unaiza Ali Barlas set a new record for Pakistan, she has been officially named in the Guinness Book of World Records for creating the world’s longest strip. She is a 20 year old Lahore based artist, cartoonist and animator. The comic was completed at Gillani Park Lahore on March 12, 2017 and measured 267.38 metres […]

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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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Promises For The Betterment

Four little promises to make this Independence Day. Be Clean Lets make sure that from now on we will try to dump our garbage properly. We won’t throw trash out of car windows or on the sides of roads. We will actively take part in educating others about keeping our homeland clean. Be Patient We […]

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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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Whatever Is Done Dil Se Is Done Right

Haroon just nailed this remix of his own song “Dil se” and we are loving it. Vocals to music to video everything is perfect and seems Pakistani in a unique way. Haroon has two more vocalists with him and it added to the beauty of the song. Muniba Mazari is very talented and her addition […]

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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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ECP Discards Imran’s Complaints

Election Commission of Pakistan announced that it was within its dominion to initiate contempt of court proceedings against PTI’s chief Imran Khan. A five-member tribunal of the ECP hearing the petition filed by Akbar S Babar, that seeks Khan’s disqualification, rejected the PTI chief’s objections regarding its jurisdiction to initiate contempt of court proceedings. On […]

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Dr Ruth Pfau Finally Left Pakistan For Once And For All

Pakistan’s own mother Teresa, lepers’ messiah Dr Ruth Pfau left Pakistan with her demise. She was 87 year old and was in Karachi. The founder of the National Leprosy Control Programme in Pakistan, Dr Pfau passed away around 4am today. The funeral mass will be held on Saturday, August 19, at 11am at St Patrick’s […]

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Nation Rejected Disqualification: Nawaz

Ousted Premier Nawaz Sharif believes that the people of Pakistan have rejected his disqualification by coming out of their homes for his rally. A five-judge bench of the Supreme Court unanimously ruled last month that Sharif was not Sadiq (truthful) and Ameen (trustworthy) and therefore not qualified to become a member of parliament. Speaking from […]

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The Twin Twist

These Pakistani beauties have their twins in Hollywood. Don’t trust us? Here is a proof. Osman Khalid Butt and Orlando Bloom The smile, the subtle facial hair and those oh so deep sexy eyes Syra Shahroz and Pixie Lott Both have well define jaw line and smile that can kill. Also their slit like eyes. […]

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Let Us Have This Inane Celebration

Green…green is the color that gives us identity, green is the color we all collectively love and green for us represents harmony and unity. As the Independence Day draw near, corners of the roads and streets are painted in green color. Set up stalls having flags and decorative stuff in green and white colors can […]

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Tourism In Pakistan Lack Publicity

Ukrainian Ambassador Volodymyr Lakomov and Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) Managing Director Chaudhry Abdul Ghafoor Khan agreed to strengthen bilateral relations and step up tourism cooperation between the two countries. In a meeting on Tuesday, Lakomov informed the PTDC MD that he had visited numerous places in Pakistan and found that there was a huge […]

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JI Seeks Death Penalty For Honour Killing

Jamaat-e-Islami announced launch of countrywide movement for women’s rights. The movement will start from August 10th. Jamaat-e-Islami has demanded a death penalty for honour killing. “Honour killing is cruelty and injustice against women,” said Mushtaq Ahmad Khan, the JI’s Punjab Amir, while announcing the three-month-long campaign at the provincial headquarters on Tuesday. “Death penalty should […]

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Maryam Is Not Accompanying Nawaz On GT Road

Maryam Nawaz would not be accompanying her father as ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is all set to kick start his Lahore journey via GT Road. Willing to accompany her father to Lahore during his ‘homegoing’ rally, Maryam was forced to leave Islamabad for Lahore a day earlier given security concerns. However, before leaving, Maryam […]

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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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