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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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Saudi Arabia Has Fired Numbers of Extremist Imams: Saudi FM Al-Jubeir

Saudi Arabia has dismissed several thousand imams from mosques for spreading extremism, Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir told Russian journalists in Moscow on Sunday. “We will not let anyone spread the ideology of hatred, to finance that kind of ideology or terrorism,” he said. “Our approach to this problem has been very strict: We … modernize […]

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PML-N Attacking State’s Institutions, Says Imran

DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Accused to hatching conspiracies against the state, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairperson Imran Khan lashed out at political opponents and claimed that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz is attacking institutions and weakening democratic institutions. While addressing a press conference on Tuesday, the PTI chief said that “Jews don’t need to indulge in conspiracies against Pakistan as […]

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PAC Session: Khursheed Shah Irked At PIA’s Dismal State

Leader of the Opposition Khursheed Shah chaired the Public Accounts Committee session on Tuesday where he got indignant at the national carrier Pakistan International Airlines’ dismal state of affairs. During the session, the PAC chairman inquired regarding the working of the national airline and the details of the PIA chief consultant. “How did the PIA […]

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NA Deputy Speaker Directs FIA To Submit PIA Aircraft Sale Inquiry Report In One Month

Deputy Speaker in National Assembly Murtaza Javed Abbasi on Tuesday directed Federal Investigation Agency to complete probe into sale of flight-worthy Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) aircraft and present its report to the standing committee in one month. Member of National Assembly Aliya Kamran submitted a call-attention notice over the issue which says that the aircraft […]

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Samsung Launches Note 8 In Pakistan

Samsung launches its latest device in the Note series in Pakistan. Pegged as its most advanced smartphone, the Galaxy Note 8 was launched on Friday during a ceremony in Lahore. The long-awaited smartphone includes some state of the art features such as a 6.3-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED (Infinity) display, Android Nougat Operating System along […]

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Key Features of WatsApp Business Leaked

WhatsApp is building a brand new service that will completely separate to the regular version of the app. A dramatically different version of WhatsApp developed specifically for businesses is currently in the works, and a number of its key features have just leaked. One of the most interesting and useful of these concerns landline compatibility. […]

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Nawaz Ouster Created Policy Uncertainty, Increased Political Risk World Bank

World Bank (WB), in its latest report, has warned Pakistan over the rising macroeconomic risks in 2017, discussing that the ouster of ex-PM Nawaz Sharif has created policy uncertainty and increased political threat. It was highlighted that the general election next year would divert attention from economic instability which will discourage private investment and economic […]

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ANP, FATA, PPP Members Rally In Red Zone seeking KP-FATA merger

Representative of multiple political parties clashed with the law enforcers on Monday as they moved towards the Red Zone to record their protest seeking merger of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Federally Administered Tribal Areas. Workers of Awami National Party, Pakistan People’s Party and locals of FATA rallied in the federal capital today while the capital […]

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Pakistan’s Inflation Rate May Go Up In FY 2018-19

World Bank expect that Pakistan exports may show growth in FY2018 and FY2019 but inflation in both the years might rise because of higher global crude oil price and increase in demand of the products at the domestic horizon where outlook depends upon macroeconomic and political stability. The World Bank released a report on South […]

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Bangladesh Police Hunt Man Who Married Rohingya Refugee

Bangladesh police were Sunday searching for a man who defied a ban and married a Rohingya refugee, hundreds of thousands of whom have fled across the border to escape violence in Myanmar. More than half a million Rohingya refugees have flocked to Bangladesh since an army crackdown began on August 25 in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, […]

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Complete Shutdown In Occupied Kashmir Today Against Braid-Chopping Incidents

SRINAGAR: A complete shutdown is being observed in occupied Kashmir today against braid chopping incidents reportedly carried out by secret Indian agencies. The call for the strike has been given by the joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik. The leadership, in a statement, termed the rising incidents […]

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Maryam Nawaz Appears In Accountability Court

x-prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz on Monday has appeared in accountability court for hearing of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) references. According to details, Asif Kirmani, Pervez Rashid, Marriyum Aurangzeb and other Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders were present on the occasion. Nawaz Sharif will not attend the hearing due to absence of his […]

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Rangers Deployment Not Sought For Maryam’s Accountability Case Hearing

At least 1,000 Frontier Corps and police personnel have been deployed in accountability court on Sunday ahead of daugher of ousted premier, Maryam Nawaz’s appearance for corruption case on Monday morning hearing and deployment of Rangers have not been written for. Administration has maintained that no letter has been written for deployment of the paramilitary […]

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‘This Isn’t About Accountability, It’s About Revenge,’ Maryam On NAB References

Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz on Sunday said that the graft cases against her family have nothing to do with accountability. Speaking to reporters in London before her departure to Pakistan, she said, “It has been exposed now and the whole world knows that this is not accountability; rather, it has turned […]

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Empty Seats In Second Sri Lanka Test An Eyesore As Pakistan Toil

Empty seats all round at the Dubai Sports Stadium comes no doubt as bad publicity for Test cricket. Not that this is something new for me or for those who watched a Test before, but rather disappointing for the fact that Friday being a public holiday, the attendance here was very poor. This was a […]

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Uncapped Imam-ul-Haq In Pakistan Squad For Sri Lanka ODI Series

LAHORE: The Selection Committee headed by Inzamam-ul-Haq, after consultation with head coach Mickey Arthur and captain Sarfraz Ahmed, on Friday announced the 15-member squad for the five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka starting from October 13 to 23. Uncapped Imam-ul-Haq has been called up to the Pakistan ODI side in view of his performance in […]

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Mysterious Knife Attacks: KU Bans Wearing Helmet In Premises

The Karachi University (KU) on Friday slapped ban on wearing helmets on its premises in the wake of knife attacks on women in the financial hub of the country, ARY News reported. More than ten girls and women have fallen victim to the mysterious knifeman attacks in Gulistan-e-Jauhar area of the city, exposing the performance […]

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Russian Soldiers Face Ban on Selfies And Blog Posts

The Russian defence ministry has drafted a law to ban social media posts by professional soldiers and other military personnel on security grounds. The bill says photos, videos and other material uploaded to the internet can reveal military details useful to an enemy. Automatic geolocation can show where a military unit is deployed. The bill […]

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Pig’s Head Thrown Through Window of Muslim Family’s Home In Machester

Police in the UK are investigating a suspected incident of hate crime in which a bloodied pig head was hurled through the window of a Muslim family living in Oldham, Greater Manchester. Ajaz Mahmood’s wife and their four children were at home on a quiet Saturday night when a brick came through their window and […]

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Indian Air Force Helicopter Crashes, Killing All 7 On Board

An Indian Air Force (IAF) Mi-17 helicopter crashed on Friday in the country’s remote northeast bordering China, killing all seven crew members and passengers, an official said. The police control room said the crash occurred on a routine flight in mountainous Tawang area in Arunachal Pradesh state. The wreckage of the helicopter has been sighted […]

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Saudi King, Putin Clinch Billion-Dollar Energy, Arms Deals

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, on a landmark visit to Russia, and President Vladimir Putin on Thursday signed a slew of arms and energy deals as the key US ally seeks to deepen cooperation with Moscow. The leaders of the world’s largest energy exporters discussed an extension of an OPEC agreement to cap oil output and […]

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CJ Hints At Ordering Probe Against Jahangir Tareen ‘Like Panama Case’

Supreme Court Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar said on Thursday that Jahangir Tareen showed low income to Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) while the income is listed high in documents of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), asking whether black money was converted white this way. Hearing the Jahangir Tareen disqualification case, CJ said they are […]

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Khursheed Shah Fears Clash Between Institutions

Opposition Leader in National Assembly Khursheed Shah on Thursday said that he feared clash between the institutions. While speaking in a TV programme, he said, “Many problems can be solved if institutions work together”. Speaking about ISPR Director General Maj-Gen Asif Ghafoor press conference, Shah said that Ghafoor’s statement that “silence is also an expression” […]

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PM Strongly Condemns Jhal Magsi Blast

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has strongly condemned terrorist attack at Dargah Fateh Pur Sharif in Jhal Magsi on Thursday. “Terrorists have no religion. We will not allow them to disturb our peace and values; they will be dealt with the full might of the state,” the Prime Minister said. The Prime Minister expressed […]

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DG ISPR Press Briefing: ‘Forces Deployed At Western Border Against Non-State Actors’

Director General Inter-Services Public Relations Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor on Thursday addressed a press conference at General Headquarters in Rawalpindi. The press conference follows a visit to Kabul by Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa on Sunday, and comes as Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif is meeting the United States Secretary of State Rex […]

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SC Resumes Hearing Jahangir Tareen Disqualification Case

The Supreme Court resumed hearing the disqualification case against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Jahangir Khan Tareen on Thursday. 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 disqualification of Tareen for non-disclosure of his assets […]

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Pakistan’s First Optical Remote Sensing Satellite To Be Launched In 2018

Pakistan’s first optical remote sensing satellite PRSS-1 would be launched in 2018. This was announced in a statement by the Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) on Wednesday. It said that the World Space Week 2017 commenced on Wednesday and the inaugural ceremony of the event was organised by SUPARCO. It was held […]

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PM Directs To Devise A Comprehensive Plan To Ensure Issues Faced By Agriculture Sector

SLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has directed to devise a comprehensive plan to ensure food security and address issues faced by the agriculture sector. Talking to delegation comprising representatives of the agriculture sector in Islamabad on Wednesday, he appreciated the role of agriculture sector towards employment, economic growth and ensuring food security in the […]

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PML-N Will Remain Undefeated In Next Elections Nawaz Sharif

LAHORE: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said that the Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) will form the next government and will be undefeated in the next elections. Addressing a rowdy youth convention, the recently re-elected PML-N president said that he is fighting for the sake of Pakistan, and that the sanctity of their vote […]

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Las Vegas Shooter’s Girlfriend Back In US, FBI To Question Her

Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock’s girlfriend returned to the United States and was met by FBI agents eager to hear whatever she might know about the motive behind the worst mass shooting in US history which left 58 people dead and more than 500 wounded. Although the FBI wants to talk to her, Marilou Danley, […]

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Turkish Court Finds 42 Soldiers Guilty of Trying To Kill Erdogan

A Turkish court on Wednesday found 42 former soldiers guilty of trying to kill President Tayyip Erdogan during last year’s failed coup, and handed most of them life sentences in the highest profile case related to the attempted putsch so far. Judge Emirsah Bastog read out guilty verdicts for 42 of the 47 defendants at […]

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Female Umpire Set For Historic Debut In Men’s Cricket

Claire Polosak never played cricket and failed the umpires’ exam ‘a few times’ but is set to become the first woman to officiate an Australian men’s top level fixture when New South Wales play the Cricket Australia XI in a one-day match on Sunday. Polosak, a fixture in men’s club matches in Sydney, will take […]

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Parliament House Turned Pink In Support of Pink Ribbon

In the wake of breast cancer awareness, building of Pakistan’s National Assembly on Wednesday illuminated into pink lights in support of Pink Ribbon. This illumination is a part of national breast cancer awareness drive which starts from  October 1 and will end on October 31. At the parliament house; the illumination will last for three days. […]

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Lebanese Officer Sacked For Liking Anti-Saudi Tweet

Major Suzan Hajj Hobeiche, the head of the Cybercrime and Intellectual Property Bureau in Lebanon, has been removed from her powerful position after she supported a tweet accusing Saudi women of driving booby-trapped cars. Lebanese producer Charbel Khalil posted a tweet that immediately generated controversy. “The news women were allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia […]

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Google Unit Forms Ethics Body For Artificial Intelligence

DeepMind, the Google sibling focusing on artificial intelligence, has announced the launch of an “ethics and society” unit to study the impact of new technologies on society. The announcement by the London-based group acquired by Google parent Alphabet is the latest effort in the tech sector to ease concerns that robotics and artificial intelligence will […]

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Cabinet Gives Green Light To Pak-Russia Power Project In Jamshoro

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet has given a green light to enter into an agreement with Russia for construction of 600 Megawatts (MW) Natural Gas Combined Cycle (NGCC) power plant in Jamshoro. The meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday, approving the ‘initiation of agreement between Pakistan and Russia on Cooperation for […]

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NA-120 Victory Was The Real Verdict Nawaz Sharif

LAHORE: PML-N chief and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, while addressing the workers convention at Alhambra Hall, said the victory in NA-120 by-polls vindicated his stance and the people have showed that it was the “real decision of the people”. “We will protect the sanctity of your vote,” reiterated Nawaz. “We are fighting a battle […]

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Afridi, Morgan Spearhead T10 Revolution

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates will introduce a new cricket format when big hitters Shahid Afridi of Pakistan, India s Virender Singh, Sri Lanka s Kumar Sangakkar and England s Eoin Morgan feature in a T-10 league in December. The ten-over-a-side matches will spread over 90 minutes (45 minute each side) in Sharjah, the details […]

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Speaker Ayaz Sadiq Announces To Rectify ‘Clerical Mistake’ In Khatm-i-Naboowat Clause

Speaker National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq on Wednesday accepted that a ‘clerical or technical mistake’ was made in Khatm-i-Naboowat clause which would be restored in its original form. Talking to media after meeting parliamentary leaders, the speaker assured to keep the original clause for which the amendment would be carried out on Thursday. Meanwhile, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf […]

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PM Directs Ministry Of Commerce To Offer Creative Incentives For Increasing Exports

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has directed the Ministry of Commerce that continuous refinements must be made to further improve the exports package. Chairing a meeting on trade and exports related matters in Islamabad on Tuesday, he said this issue needed to be compensated through creative incentives to the exports sector. He also directed […]

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Pakistan Lodges Protest With India Over LoC Ceasefire Violations

The Director General (SA & SAARC), Dr Mohmmad Faisal, summoned the Indian Deputy High Commissioner, and condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian occupation forces in Rukh Chakri and Rawalakot Sectors on 30th September and 2nd October 2017, resulting in the killing of 3 civilians, and injuries to 5 others, including a woman. This […]

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Chinese Scientists Make Breakthrough In Replacing WiFi With LiFi

Chinese scientists have made a breakthrough in creating full-color emissive carbon dots (F-CDs), which brings them one step closer to developing a faster wireless communication channel that could be available in just six years. Light Fidelity, known as LiFi, uses visible light from LED bulbs to transfer data much faster than radio wave-based WiFi. While […]

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Allama Iqbal University Launches Free Education Programme For Transgender Community

AIOU is known for the uplifting of marginalized sections of the society, The News reported. The varsity’s Vice-Chancellor (VC) Professor Dr Shahid Siddiqui, in a comment, said, “We have decided to launch a programme for the amelioration of transgender people of Pakistan. Through this programme, we hope to return their long-lost self-respect and dignity to […]

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Google Launches New Policy To Boost News Organisations’ Subscriptions

Google on Monday announced new steps to help struggling news organisations, including an end to a longstanding “first click free” policy to generate fresh revenues for publishers hurt by the shift from print to digital. The moves come amid mounting criticism that online platforms are siphoning off the majority of revenues as more readers turn […]

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Cinemas In Saudi Arabia Expected To Be Opened Before The End of 2017

Just a few days after the Royal decree granting women the license to drive, speculations have increased about the probability of opening cinema halls in the Kingdom. Former chairman of the Saudi Cinema Committee Fahd Al-Tamimi expects cinemas to be opened before the end of 2017. He stressed that there is nothing in the Ministry […]

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