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Yavraj Singh’s Sister-in-Law Accused Him of Domestic Violence

A local court in India has issued a notice to cricketer Yuvraj Singh, his brother Zorawar Singh, and mother Shabnam Singh after a complaint was filed by Zorawar’s estranged wife Akanksha Sharma, who has alleged harassment and torture by the trio during her seven month stay with the family. Ex-Bigg Boss contestant Akanksha Sharma has […]

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UK Mulling Hate Speech Charges Against Altaf Hussain

Britain’s Home Secretary Amber Rudd has told the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee that she is providing support to state prosecutors as they consider whether or not to bring hate speech charges against the London-based Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Altaf Hussain. After being questioned by Bradford MP Naz Shah, the home secretary said: […]

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JI To Bear All Educational Expenses of Mumtaz Qadri’s Son: Siraj

The Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) will bear all educational expenses of Mumtaz Qadri’s four-year-old son, party chief Sirajul Haq said on Wednesday. According to him, this was a small gesture for Qadri, who had ‘sacrificed’ his life for the love of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). He was speaking at the Khatm-e-Nabuwwat Conference, attended by his party’s leaders and […]

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British Men Suffer Islamophobic Abuse As They ‘look Muslim’

The new research has revealed that Non-Muslim men living in the UK have suffered verbal, physical and emotional abuse because they ‘look Muslim’. Interviewees described how animal excrement had been pushed through their mailboxes and their shop windows smashed. Others said they were called terrorists or linked to Isis because of their skin colour or […]

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Murad Ali Shah Increases His Own Salary By 300pc

Raises, bonuses and increments are on every salaried individual’s mind, including sitting members of the provincial assembly and the chief minister, apparently. They, however, have the power to increase their salaries, while the average person does not. The chief minister approved on Saturday a 300% increase in his own salary. Salary, allowances, perks, and privileges […]

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PM Appoints Officials Responsible For 2015 Petrol Crisis On High-Level Positions

Three officials responsible for 2015 petrol crisis have been appointed on high-level positions by Prime Minsiter Shahid Khaqqan Abbasi, reported Roznama Dunya on Sunday. As per details garnered, former Secretary Petroleum Abid Saeed has been appointed as OGDCL Board of directors Chairman. Similarly, Ministry of Petroleum Director General Muhammad Azam has been nominated in summary […]

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Fashion Designer Deepak Perwani Joins MQM-P

KARACHI: A former senior bureaucrat and a well-known fashion designer were among over a dozen noted persons who joined the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan on Sunday. Former Karachi Port Trust chairman Javed Hanif, fashion designer Deepak Perwani and others announced joining the party at a press conference held at a playground adjacent to the MQM’s temporary […]

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Karachi To Receive 350 Million Gallons Less Water Due To Uplift Work

Karachi Water & Sewerage Board (KWSB) has warned Karachittes against non-availability of water due to power cuts. K-Electric, on the other hand, has stated that load shedding is going to happen due to mutual understanding on uplift work between NTDC and KWSB. K-Electric spokesperson stated that Dhabije Gharo circuit would remain close due to scheduled […]

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The Sixth Quadrilateral Meeting On Afghanistan Peace Process Led By Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua

MUSCAT: A delegation of Pakistan, led by Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua, is participating in the sixth quadrilateral meeting on Afghanistan peace process that has begun on Monday in Oman’s capital city of Muscat. The Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG) comprises Afghanistan, China, Pakistan, and the United States. The four-nation moot, that has begun today, aims to […]

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Arrested Suspect Denies Involvement In Karachi Knife Attacks

The issue of knife attacks in Karachi has become more complicated when alleged suspect Waseem, who was arrested from Mandi Bahauddin, denied the accusation during initial investigation. The suspect clarified that he is not involved in this crime as he has never been to Karachi, continuing that he has no enmity with any woman. The […]

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Karachiites To Face Hardships During Next 4 months Due To Development Work: CM

Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that Karachiites will be facing some hardships because the traffic flow situation in Karachi, which was already in bad shape, will worsen further as many mega schemes pertaining to construction of roads will commence in Karachi from October 2017 to February 2018, which will surely provide […]

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Corruption Hearing Against Ishaq Dar Court Adjourns Till Noon

Corruption proceedings against Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar have been postponed until noon today owing to the absence of Dar’s lead counsel, Khawaja Harris. As the hearing in the assets reference case filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) began on Monday, the finance minister appeared in court amid tight security measures. Hussain Mufti, Dar’s […]

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Nawaz Sharif Meeting Lawyers In London For Oct 19 Hearing

Ousted premier Nawaz Sharif has convened a meeting with his legal team in his Mayfair residence on Sunday to discuss appearance for a hearing of an accountability court against him of a corruption reference. Sources privy to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz reported that the president of the party convened a meeting with the lawyers and discussed […]

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Hindu Mob Snatches 51 Cows From Muslim Family In Rajasthan

Villagers in Rajasthan are rallying in support of a Muslim family whose cattle was snatched by an extremist Hindu mob earlier this month, India Today reported on Sunday. On Oct 3, a mob of Hindu extremists, accompanied by the police, snatched 51 cows from Subba Mev’s family, residents of Kishangarh Baas town in Rajasthan’s Alwar […]

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King Salman Welcomes Trump’s Firm Approach To Iran

King Salman of Saudi Arabia, in a telephone conversation with US President Donald Trump on Saturday, welcomed the US government’s firm strategy towards Iran, reported Arab News on Sunday. According to the Saudi daily, King Salman supported the strategy announced by Trump on Friday in which he detailed a more aggressive approach to Iran over […]

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Prime Suspect Arrested In Karachi ‘Knife Attacks’: Police

Sahiwal police have arrested the prime suspect in the recent knife attacks on women that have been taking place in Karachi, District Inspector General Sultan Ali Khowaja said on Sunday. Waseem, who has been involved in similar attacks on women in Sahiwal, is being transferred to Karachi where further investigations will be conducted to determine […]

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Ainak Wala Jinn Actress Nusrat Ara Begum Passes Away

Actress Nusrat Ara Begum passed away in Lahore today. She was known for playing the flamboyant character of Bil Batori on PTV’s Ainak Wala Jinn. Born in 1964, the actress was admitted in Jinnah Hospital, Lahore due to respiratory issues and started receiving treatment. However, her condition worsened and she was shifted to the ICU […]

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‘Democracy Has Nothing To Fear From Pakistan Army’: DG ISPR

The army’s media wing, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), held a press conference Saturday evening to elaborate on the recovery of a Canadian-American family from Taliban custody and respond to the government’s criticism of the army for its commentary on Pakistan’s economic conditions. Criticism of army’s concerns about economy Responding to Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal’s criticism […]

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Report Of Accountability Court Clash Filed To NAB

Officials have filed a preliminary report to National Accountability Bureau Headquarters on Friday regarding alleged attack on the prosecution team earlier today during hearing of a corruption reference against Maryam Nawaz and Capt (r) Safdar. Reportedly, the headquarters was informed that one of the lawyers wing member thrashed a cop positioned in the court premises […]

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Zardari Criticizing Corruption Is One Of The Indicators Of Doomsday Approaching Us.Imran Khan

PESHAWAR (Dunya News) – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan has said on Friday that former president Asif Ali Zardari who has been addressing the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa these days is the biggest disease Pakistan has. He addressed a rally of PTI enthusiasts in Peshawar and said in his speech that he was going to […]

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Foreign Office Responded To Indian Air Chief’s Threat To Attack Pakistan

Foreign Office on Friday while responding to Indian Air Chief’s threat to attack Pakistan said that such irresponsible statements are a reflection of India’s ambitions. At his weekly news briefing in Islamabad, Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria once again made it clear that any expanded Indian role in Afghanistan will not be in the interest […]

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UK Army Chief meets COAS, Appreciates Pakistan’s Role In Fight Against Terror

RAWALPINDI: UK Army Chief of General Staff (CGS) General Sir Nicholas Patrick Carter called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday. The UK CGS arrived in Pakistan today on a two-day official visit. The two army chiefs discussed matters of mutual interest, including the strengthening of bilateral security and defence […]

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Maryam, Safdar’s Indictment Postponed To Oct 19 After Lawyers Attempt To Gatecrash Court

An accountability court was forced to adjourn the proceedings in a graft case against ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter and son-in-law — Maryam Nawaz and Muhammad Safdar — after PML-N lawyers and supporters tried to forcibly enter the building and create mayhem. Just as the accountability court judge, Justice Muhammad Bashir, entered his courtroom, […]

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Sharif Family Pleads SC To File one Corruption Reference Instead Of Three

ISLAMABAD: The Sharif family filed a plea in the Supreme Court on Friday seeking the quashing of ‘concurrent’ corruption references against them. It also calls upon the Supreme Court to halt the accountability court proceedings of the three references against the Sharif family until a single reference in filed. The plea, filed by former prime […]

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NSA Reviews Progress Of Reforms For Mainstreaming Madressah Students

ISLAMABAD: An important meeting convened by National Security Adviser Nasser Khan Janjua was held in Islamabad on Thursday to review progress of the reforms for mainstreaming the Madressah (religious seminary) students. NSA warmly welcomed the guests and gave them a presentation on the efforts made so far to enable the students of Madaris (seminaries) to […]

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I’ll leave Politics If Disqualified,Let Alone Party Chairmanship: Imran Khan

In an interview with a private media channel, Imran Khan angrily remarked that if he gets disqualified he will abandon politics forever. Speaking on issues regarding electricity and gas, he said that fossil fuels are being charged with tax time and time again due to the oppressive policies of Nawaz Sharif and Ishaq Dar which […]

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Economy On Growth Track,Twin Deficits Pose Threat:SBP

Pakistan’s growth momentum is expected to remain intact, but there is a growing risk of widening of twin deficits due to superfluous imports and increase in public spending, the central bank said on Thursday. The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), in its annual report on state of the economy, forecast the growth between 5 to […]

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Safdar’s Statement Ppointless, Party Does Not Agree With It: PM Abbasi

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday said the recent statement by Captain (retd) Safdar was pointless and no one in the ruling party agrees with his point of view. In an interview on Thursday, PM Abbasi said, “Neither Nawaz Sharif nor the party or I am responsible for what Capt (retd) Safdar said [in […]

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Men From Shiv Sena Brutally Assaults Muslim Man For Being With A Hindu Woman

A Muslim man was allegedly dragged out of a hotel and assaulted for being with a Hindu woman in Barmer district’s Balotra area on Thursday. “The Muslim man and the Hindu Rajput woman had checked into a hotel in Balotra, but soon after, the woman’s relatives arrived at the hotel and assaulted the man,” Barmer’s […]

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Karachi Honour Killing:Teams Dispatched To KP To Arrest Prime Suspect

Police teams were dispatched to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Thursday to arrest the prime suspect in the case of a couple’s electrocution in Karachi. A tribal jirga (council) had ordered the couple´s execution in October when the families had lodged their case with the influential group of elders following their elopement.The final challan of the case […]

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Nisar Tells Govt To Avoid Confrontation,Accept Court Orders

Former minister and ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, on Thursday suggested the government to avoid confrontation with institutions and accept verdicts of the courts. “Confrontation will not favour the government,” he said. Talking to a news conference in Taxila, he told that the country is governed by democracy and rule […]

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Pakistan Army Recovers Five Abducted Foreign Hostages

The Pakistan Army said on Thursday that it had recovered five abducted foreign hostages from terrorists in an operation based on intelligence shared by the United States (US). An Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement today said the hostages included a Canadian, his American wife, and their three children. The hostages were recovered “through an intelligence-based […]

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No Plan Of Nawaz Sharif To Return To Pakistan Yet, Clarifies Hassan Nawaz

Ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s son Hassan Nawaz on Thursday has said that there is no plan of his father to return to Pakistan yet. Talking to Dunya News, Hassan said that his father will be staying in London for the lymphoma treatment of Kulsoom Nawaz whereas his sister Maryam Nawaz will be traveling to Islamabad […]

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Chief Of Naval Staff (CNS) Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi Visited Karachi

Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi visited Karachi on Thursday, his first trip after assuming charge of the Pakistan Navy. A Pakistan Navy spokesperson said the naval chief paid a visit to the Quaid’s Mausoleum. He offered fateha, laid a floral wreath and recorded his message in the visitor’s book, the spokesperson […]

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N-league Mainstreaming Terror Before MML,’Bilawal Slams Capt Safdar On Ahmedis Remarks

kistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto slammed Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) over remarks of Captain (r ) Safdar about Ahmedis in National Assembly. On his social media account, Bilawal wrote, “Display of ‘bigotry, hatred and extremism display in National Assembly shows Nawaz League has been mainstreaming terror well before Milli Muslim League (MML).” “No […]

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Capt (Retd) Safdar Challenges Indictment In IHC

Capt (retd) Safdar, through his counsel, filed a petition in IHC requesting it to stop the accountability court from indicting him on October 13 (tomorrow). In his petition, he stated that according to law a period of seven days is allowed before indictment. Nawaz, his daughter Maryam, and son-in-law MNA Capt (retd) Safdar are expected […]

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Muslims Flee Indian Village After Singer Killed By Hindu Priest

At least 200 Muslims have fled their village in the western Indian state of Rajasthan after a Hindu priest and his friends were alleged to have killed a Muslim folk singer late last month, police said on Wednesday. Trouble erupted in Dantal village near the India-Pakistan border on Sept 27, when a Hindu priest accused […]

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Qandeel Murder Case: Arrest Warrants Issued For Mufti Abdul Qavi

A judicial magistrate in Multan on Thursday issued bailable arrest warrants for cleric Mufti Abdul Abdul Qavi in the Qandeel Baloch murder case. Judicial Magistrate Muhammad Pervez Khan issued the warrants for the cleric after Investigation Officer Noor Akbar said Qavi had not been appearing in court and was not cooperating with the investigation. Following […]

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Two Decades Of Oct 1999 Coup Passed

Almost two decades have passed when an elected government of Nawaz Sharif was dislodged on October 12, 1999 by a military dictator, but the democratic institutions in the country are still under threat even after the completion of the second successive political government. And unfortunately this time, the system is facing threats from within the […]

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Tehmina Janjua Calls For Afghan Govt,Taliban Talks For Lasting Peace

Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua has reiterated Pakistan’s calls for making serious efforts for negotiated settlement between the Afghan government and Taliban to achieve lasting peace in Afghanistan. The Foreign Secretary was speaking at a meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Contact Group on Afghanistan in Moscow. The meeting was chaired by Russian Deputy Foreign […]

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US Assistant Secretary Of State Departs For Pakistan Visit

US Acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells has left Washington for a visit of Pakistan on Wednesday,Alice Wells will meet civil and military leadership during her visit to Pakistan. The visit holds great importance as she is the first high-level US official to arrive, after US President Donald […]

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Pakistan Has To Ensure Viable Balance Between Economy, Security: COAS

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday said Pakistan has to continuously ensure a viable balance between economy and security “We have to continuously ensure a viable balance between economy and security. Only then will we arrive at a future that ensures sustained peace and happiness for our people,” said Gen Bajwa. […]

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Resolution Against Karachi Knife Attacks Tabled In Sindh Assembly

Member of provincial assembly Sorath Thebo on Monday has tabled a resolution in Sindh Assembly against ongoing knife attacks on women in Karachi. In the resolution, early detention of the suspect and prevention of further attacks were demanded while the authorities were also requested to take action against this heinous crime. Talking to media, Sorath […]

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SC Hearing Jahangir Tareen Disqualification Case

A three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, is hearing the petition filed by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hanif Abbasi seeking the disqualification of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Jahangir Tareen. At the last hearing on Tuesday, Tareen’s counsel, Sikandar Bashir Mohmand, failed to submit the lease record […]

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Jadhav Case: Former CJP Tassaduq Jilani Appointed Adhoc Judge At ICJ

The government has appointed former Chief Justice of Pakistan Tassaduq Jilani as an ad-hoc judge at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to defend Pakistan’s side in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case. Sources said the decision to appoint the former chief justice was taken after consultation with all the stakeholders. The prime minister has endorsed the […]

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Shahbaz Sharif Inaugrates ‘Motorcycle Ambulance Service’ In Lahore

Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Tuesday inaugurated a ‘motorcycle ambulance service’ that will operate in the city as a pilot project. As many as 200 people have been trained to drive the well-equipped two-wheelers to facilitate those in an emergency at their doorstep in Lahore. The Punjab Emergency Service, known by its Rescue 1122 nomenclature, […]

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London Mayor Sadiq Khan To Visit Pakistan

Mayor Sadiq Khan will lead a trade mission to Pakistan later this year, meeting top business figures, politicians from the IT to entertainment industry with a view to boosting economic and cultural ties with London, as announced by London government. The visit is a part of LondonIsOpen campaign — launched by Khan — to show […]

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India May Allow Female Haj Pilgrims To Travel Without Male Guardian

Indian women over the age of 45 and travelling in groups of four will be able to go for the annual Haj pilgrimage without a male guardian next year, if the government adopts proposed reforms. Women meeting these criteria will no longer have to be accompanied by a mahram, or close male relative, such as […]

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Afghanistan To Soon Have Free Access To Wikipedia

Afghans will soon be able to access Wikipedia for free on their cellphones thanks to an initiative between the online encyclopaedia and a mobile phone company, bringing up-to-date information to millions of war-weary people. Around eight million people, largely in Afghanistan s major cities, have access to the internet, up from almost none during the […]

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PIA Riyadh-Bound Flight catches Fire After Engine Failure

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Riyadh-bound flight PK-755 Wednesday caught fire after engine failure, and the plane made emergency landing at Lahore airport. The inferno had erupted in the cargo section. More than 300 passengers were onboard, and all have been saved. The intensity of blaze was so high that even engineering staff was not allowed […]

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