From Being Banned In The Village To Becoming Pakistan’s ‘Fakhar’

From Being Banned In The Village To Becoming Pakistan’s ‘Fakhar’

Fakhar Zaman was once banned from playing cricket in his village and beaten by his brothers because he was simply too good — but he has returned a hero after his starring role in Pakistan’s Champions Trophy win. His eyes bright, the tall 27-year-old posed for selfies and was garlanded...

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Police Officer Beaten To Death In India-Held Kashmir

Police Officer Beaten To Death In India-Held Kashmir

A police officer was beaten to death by an angry mob outside a mosque in India-held Kashmir, police said Friday, as tensions in the volatile region ran high. Witnesses said the mob attacked Mohammad Ayub Pandith late Thursday after he fired his pistol when confronted by worshippers at the mosque...

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Arab States Send Qatar 13 Demands To End Crisis, Official Says

Arab States Send Qatar 13 Demands To End Crisis, Official Says

Four Arab states boycotting Qatar over alleged support for terrorism have sent Doha a list of 13 demands including closing Al Jazeera television and reducing ties to their regional adversary Iran, an official of one of the four countries said. The demands aimed at ending the worst Gulf Arab crisis...

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Chappell, Richards Want International Cricket Revival In Pakistan

Chappell, Richards Want International Cricket Revival In Pakistan

Legendary cricketers Ian Chappell and Sir Vivian Richards reckon international cricket should return to Pakistan, underlining crowd and players are starved to watch the game being played in their own country. International cricket has been suspended in Pakistan ever since the March 2009 terror attack on Sri Lankan team in...

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ASF Recovers Heroin From Bahrain-Bound Passenger At Islamabad Airport

ASF Recovers Heroin From Bahrain-Bound Passenger At Islamabad Airport

The Airport Security Force (ASF) on Thursday foiled an attempt to smuggle drugs to Bahrain, seizing a kilogramme of heroin from a passenger travelling from the Benazir Bhutto International Airport in Islamabad. According to the ASF, the drugs were recovered from the passenger’s luggage during a security check-in for Gulf...

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Index Recovers 560 Points After Five-Day Rout

Index Recovers 560 Points After Five-Day Rout

The stock market managed to break the five-day losing spell on Wednesday with KSE-100 index recovering 560.01 points (1.25 per cent) to close at 45,474.46. It chipped off a little from the staggering losses of 15.97pc that the index had suffered until Tuesday, since hitting its intraday all-time high of...

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Foreign Investment Surpasses $2bn In July-May

Foreign Investment Surpasses $2bn In July-May

Foreign direct investment (FDI) amounted to more than $2 billion in July-May, up 22.6 per cent from a year ago, reported the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Wednesday. In 2015-16, FDI amounted to $1.903bn. It was less than $1bn in 2014-15. The improvement in FDI during the last couple...

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Indian Forces Kill Three Suspected Militants In Held Kashmir Gunfight

Indian Forces Kill Three Suspected Militants In Held Kashmir Gunfight

Indian forces killed three suspected militants during a fierce overnight gunfight in India-held Kashmir, the Indian army said Thursday. Soldiers and special police counter-insurgency forces surrounded a residential area where they suspected armed ‘militants’ were hiding out, triggering a fierce exchange of fire. One police officer said scores of residents...

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Islamic State Blows Up Historic Mosul Mosque Where It Declared Caliphate

Islamic State Blows Up Historic Mosul Mosque Where It Declared Caliphate

Members of the militant Islamic State (IS) group on Wednesday blew up the Grand al-Nuri Mosque of Mosul and its famous leaning minaret, Iraq’s military said in a statement, as Iraqi forces seeking to expel the group from the city closed in on the site. It was from this medieval...

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Pakistan To Tighten Visa Regime With China

Pakistan To Tighten Visa Regime With China

ISLAMABAD: In order to regulate the process of issuing visas to Chinese nationals, the Ministry of Interior on Wednesday decided to tighten the relaxed visa regime, especially for Chinese citizens visiting Pakistan on business or work-related visas. Chinese nationals seeking business visas would have to present an invitation from a...

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PTI Vows To Resist Alleged Govt Move To Intimidate Judiciary

PTI Vows To Resist Alleged Govt Move To Intimidate Judiciary

Meanwhile, PTI MNA Asad Umer in a statement has expressed grave concern over the phenomenal increase in the trade deficit and urged the federal government to change the impaired economic policies.

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Rehman Malik Denies Covert Deal With PM On Panama Papers Case

Rehman Malik Denies Covert Deal With PM On Panama Papers Case

ISLAMABAD: Asserting that no deal had been reached between the prime minister and Pakistan Peoples Party leader Asif Ali Zardari over the Panama Papers case, former interior minister Rehman Malik has said he will speak the truth before the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probing money laundering allegations against Nawaz Sharif...

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Cricket Should Continue, Kashmir Talks Should Resume: Basit

Cricket Should Continue, Kashmir Talks Should Resume: Basit

NEW DELHI: Pakistan and India should address the core issue of Kash­mir for the sake of peace and pros­perity for their people but High Commissioner Abdul Basit also said in an interview published here on Wednesday that cricketing ties should continue. “I think we should play cricket and other sports...

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Pakistan Not Being Isolated, Says US Lawmaker

Pakistan Not Being Isolated, Says US Lawmaker

WASHINGTON: So far, there are no indications that Pakistan is being isolated in the United States, says Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, who heads the Pakistan caucus in the US Congress. Talking to newsmen at an Inter-Faith Iftar-dinner hosted by the Pakistan Embassy, Ms Jackson Lee also said that the Trump...

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China’s Dog Meat Festival Opens Despite Ban Rumours

China’s Dog Meat Festival Opens Despite Ban Rumours

A notorious Chinese dog meat festival opened on Wednesday with butchers hacking up slabs of canines and cooks frying the flesh, despite rumours that authorities would impose a ban this year. After initial reports that authorities would ban the meat at the summer solstice event in the southern city of...

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Indian Police Arrest 15 For Celebrating Pakistan’s Champions Trophy Victory

Indian Police Arrest 15 For Celebrating Pakistan’s Champions Trophy Victory

Indian police arrested 15 Muslims in the Madhya Pradesh state on sedition charges after they allegedly raised pro-Pakistan slogans following the country’s victory in the ICC Champions Trophy final. The arrests were made in Burhanpur district against the persons accused of firing crackers, police said, adding the suspects will be...

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Iranian Drone Allegedly On Spying Mission Shot Down Deep Inside Balochistan

Iranian Drone Allegedly On Spying Mission Shot Down Deep Inside Balochistan

An unmanned Iranian drone allegedly on a spying mission was shot down by a Pakistan Air Force (PAF) JF-17 Thunder fighter jet in Balochistan’s Panjgur area, official sources confirmed on Tuesday. The officials said the unmanned aircraft was shot down by a JF-17 in the Parom area of Panjgur district...

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Forced Conversion: Police Told To Produce Ravita In Sindh High Court On June 22

Forced Conversion: Police Told To Produce Ravita In Sindh High Court On June 22

The Sindh High Court has ordered police to produce Ravita Meghwar — a Hindu girl who, according to her family, was abducted,forcibly converted and married off to a Muslim man – before the court on June 22. The Mirpurkhas DIG and Tharpakr SSP have been directed by an SHC bench...

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Mashal Khan: NA Panel Wants Varsity To Take Action Against Implicated Students

Mashal Khan: NA Panel Wants Varsity To Take Action Against Implicated Students

Other members of the body said that they had observed embezzlement in the purchase of land and establishment of buildings in the education sector of K-P.

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Brussels Train Station ‘Terrorist’ Bomber Shot Dead

Brussels Train Station ‘Terrorist’ Bomber Shot Dead

Belgian soldiers shot and killed a suspected “terrorist” bomber after an explosion rocked a central Brussels train station Tuesday in the latest attack to hit Europe. Witnesses said the suspect shouted “Allahu Akbar” before setting off the blast, which triggered a small but intense ball of flames in the station...

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Nepra Asks KE, Hesco, Sepco To Refund Consumers

Nepra Asks KE, Hesco, Sepco To Refund Consumers

The regulatory authority claims Wapda distribution companies overcharged customers in May.

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UN Chief Says Meetings With Nawaz, Modi Will Resolve Kashmir Dispute

UN Chief Says Meetings With Nawaz, Modi Will Resolve Kashmir Dispute

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has suggested meetings with Indian and Pakistani leaders as a means to facilitate dialogue between the two adversaries over the Kashmir dispute. At his maiden press conference at the UN headquarters on Tuesday he was asked: “Are you involved in bringing about a dialogue...

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Pakistan, Afghan Envoys In US Trade Barbs At Washington Moot

Pakistan, Afghan Envoys In US Trade Barbs At Washington Moot

Ambassador Chaudhry stressed the need for a dialogue, reviving the quadrilateral peace process and seeking a political solution to the Afghan conflict.

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PML-N MPA De-Seated For Holding Fake Degree

PML-N MPA De-Seated For Holding Fake Degree

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday disqualified Raja Shaukat Aziz Bhatti, a member of the Punjab Assembly (MPA), for holding a fake degree. Bhatti was the ruling PML-N’s MPA from Rawalpindi’s PP-04 constituency. The said MPA has been facing proceedings against him since his election from the constituency...

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Trump Seen Hardening Line Toward Pakistan

Trump Seen Hardening Line Toward Pakistan

US President Donald Trump’s administration appears ready to harden its approach toward Pakistan to crack down on Pakistan-based militants launching attacks in neighbouring Afghanistan, US officials tell Reuters. Potential Trump administration responses being discussed include expanding US drone strikes, redirecting or withholding some aid to Pakistan and perhaps eventually downgrading...

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International Climbers To Attempt K2, Broad Peak

International Climbers To Attempt K2, Broad Peak

A nine-member international expedition team, including three women, left for Askoli from Skardu on Monday to attempt climbing K2 and Broad Peak in the Karakoram range, sources in Baltistan association of adventure tour operators told. It was the first expedition team leaving for Baltoro for climbing in this season which...

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Virginia Police Probe Muslim Girl’s Killing As Road Rage Incident

Virginia Police Probe Muslim Girl’s Killing As Road Rage Incident

A teenage Muslim girl killed by a bat-wielding motorist near a Virginia mosque was an apparent victim of “road rage” and her death is not being investigated as a hate crime, police said on Monday. Nabra Hassanen, 17, was attacked early on Sunday in Sterling, Virginia, about 30 miles west...

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Family Of Suspect In London Mosque Attack Devastated

Family Of Suspect In London Mosque Attack Devastated

The family of a man suspected of driving a rented van into Muslim worshippers after they left prayers at a north London mosque said they are devastated at the “madness” of the attack. The vehicle swerved into the group of worshippers, mainly of North and West African origin, after they...

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French, Iraqi Journalists Killed In Mosul Mine Blast

French, Iraqi Journalists Killed In Mosul Mine Blast

A French video journalist and an Iraqi colleague have been killed in a mine blast while covering the operation to root out members of the militant Islamic State (IS) group in Mosul. State-owned France Televisions said in a statement Tuesday that it “regrets to announce the death of Stephan Villeneuve,...

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When IB Men Became Private Spies, Asks SC

When IB Men Became Private Spies, Asks SC

ISLAMABAD: The alleged surveillance of members of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) by the government-controlled Intelligence Bureau (IB) was called into question on Monday when the Supreme Court sought Attorney General (AG) Ashtar Ausaf Ali’s assistance in determining what legal backing the bureau has to become ‘private sleuths’. Not satisfied...

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Contempt Case: Imran Again Fails To Submit Reply

Contempt Case: Imran Again Fails To Submit Reply

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan once again failed to submit his reply before the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in a contempt case against him. A five-member bench of the ECP headed by Chief Election Commissioner Sardar Raza Khan took up the case on Monday. The PTI counsel took...

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Senate Body To Probe Land ‘Takeover’ By Armed Forces

Senate Body To Probe Land ‘Takeover’ By Armed Forces

The committee, however, did not take up the agenda item related to the Pakistan Army’s renewed plans to shift GHQ to Islamabad.

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2 Navy Sailors Gunned Down In Gwadar Shooting

2 Navy Sailors Gunned Down In Gwadar Shooting

Two Navy sailors were martyred and at least three others were wounded when their vehicle was attacked in the Jiwani area of Gwadar district, Balochistan on Monday. The sailors were transporting iftar items during a routine run from Jiwani city when their vehicle was ambushed by four assailants on two...

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Motorway Police Express Inability To Patrol CPEC With Existing Resources

Motorway Police Express Inability To Patrol CPEC With Existing Resources

ISLAMABAD: The National Highways and Motorway Police (NH&MP) has expressed its inability to police the length of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) with the existing force and resources at its disposal. The department revealed that it had insufficient manpower and resources to do the job during a meeting of National...

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Arthur Eager For World XI Visit To Pakistan After Champions Trophy

Arthur Eager For World XI Visit To Pakistan After Champions Trophy

Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur said he hoped a proposed World XI visit to the country later this year went ahead after his side served notice of their enduring talent with a stunning Champions Trophy final win over India. Bottom-ranked Pakistan produced a breathtaking display at London’s Oval on Sunday to...

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Two Pakistani Diplomats In Afghanistan ‘Missing’, Says FO

Two Pakistani Diplomats In Afghanistan ‘Missing’, Says FO

Two diplomats based in the Consulate General of Pakistan in Jalalabad, an eastern Afghan city, went missing June 16 while traveling to Pakistan by road, the Foreign Office (FO) confirmed Sunday. A press release from FO Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria’s office said Islamabad is in constant contact with Afghan authorities, and...

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Muslim Teen Assaulted Outside US Mosque, Found Murdered In Virginia

Muslim Teen Assaulted Outside US Mosque, Found Murdered In Virginia

A 17-year-old American Muslim girl was beaten and abducted after leaving a mosque in Virginia on Sunday by a man who police later arrested on suspicion of murder after her body was found dumped in a pond, authorities said. The attack spurred an outpouring of grief and horror in a...

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Raging Forest Fires Kill 62 In Portugal

Raging Forest Fires Kill 62 In Portugal

Raging forest fires in Portugal have killed at least 62 people, many of them burnt to death in their cars, the government said on Sunday, in the country’s worst such disaster in recent history. The fire broke out on Saturday in the municipality of Pedrogao Grande in central Portugal, apparently...

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Bahrain Asks Qatari Troops To Leave

Bahrain Asks Qatari Troops To Leave

Bahrain has ordered Qatari troops serving with a coalition fighting the militant Islamic State (IS) group to leave its territory, a source with knowledge of the situation said on Sunday. The soldiers, part of the US Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) which is headquartered in Bahrain, had been asked to...

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Senate Panel Takes Up Army’s Plan To Shift GHQ To Islamabad Today

Senate Panel Takes Up Army’s Plan To Shift GHQ To Islamabad Today

The army had announced in October 2008 that it had halted construction of the new GHQ in Islamabad because of the economic crisis faced by the country.

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Tackling Power Crisis May Cost Govt Dearly

Tackling Power Crisis May Cost Govt Dearly

ISLAMABAD: The government may be heading towards a series of liquidity damages and swelling capacity payments as it works towards ending power cuts by the end of the year. Official documents seen by Dawn suggest that even though the government has lined up imported Liquefied Natural Gas through independent bidding,...

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Pakistan Essential For Bringing Taliban To Talks: US Official

Pakistan Essential For Bringing Taliban To Talks: US Official

WASHIGTON: Pakistan is an ally on counterterrorism issues and will be essential for bringing the Afghan Taliban to the table for peace talks, says acting Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs Tina Kaidanow. “The United States and Pakistan have a close partnership on regional peace, security, prosperity and stability....

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Vehicle Rams Worshippers Near London Mosque

Vehicle Rams Worshippers Near London Mosque

Several people were injured in north London early on Monday when a van rammed into worshipers leaving a mosque, witnesses said, in what British police described as a “major incident”. The van driver, aged 48, was was arrested by the police after being found detained by members of the public...

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Pakistan’s Historic Win Against Rivals India In Champions Trophy Final 2017

Pakistan’s Historic Win Against Rivals India In Champions Trophy Final 2017

The score is Pakistan’s second-highest against India. The last time Pakistan beat India was in 2009 ─ also during a Champions Trophy match.

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Rabbani Owns Property Worth Rs 6.2m, 16m Cash: ECP Documents

Rabbani Owns Property Worth Rs 6.2m, 16m Cash: ECP Documents

ISLAMABAD: Most senators, especially those from the tribal areas, claimed they did not own weapons, according to the statement of assets filed at the Election Commission of Pakistan, while the current and the former finance ministers both declared ownership of arms. The ECP documents show that lawmakers continue to file...

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SC Ignoring JIT’s ‘Biased’ Attitude: PM’s Spokesman

SC Ignoring JIT’s ‘Biased’ Attitude: PM’s Spokesman

ISLAMABAD: A spokesman for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday alleged that the Supreme Court was not paying heed to what he called the ‘biased’ attitude of the joint investigation team (JIT) probing the Panama Papers case. Some ‘puppets’ had been creating hurdles in the way of the government from...

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US Announces Inter Agency Review Of Support To Pakistan

US Announces Inter Agency Review Of Support To Pakistan

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, while describing the aspersions of a congressman about Pakistan’s alleged links to terrorism as ‘well-founded’, has announced an inter-agency review of US funding and support to Pakistan. The remarks — at a budget hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Committee this week —...

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Bajwa Urges Neighbours Not To Blame Pakistan For Their Woes

Bajwa Urges Neighbours Not To Blame Pakistan For Their Woes

ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa has counselled unnamed neighbours to address problems at home instead of blaming Pakistan for their woes. “Terrorism cannot be defeated by closing eyes to one’s own responsibilities and resorting to throwing blame outside as being done by a few players...

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JIT Accused Of Tapping Phones Of Witnesses

JIT Accused Of Tapping Phones Of Witnesses

ISLAMABAD: Blame game seems to have become the order of the day and Friday was the turn of Prime Minister House that accused the joint investigation team (JIT) probing the Panama Papers case of phone tapping and monitoring of witnesses — a violation of the law and the Constitution. “The...

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Judge Behind Axact Owner’s Acquittal Facing Inquiry

Judge Behind Axact Owner’s Acquittal Facing Inquiry

A serving judge of Islamabad’s sessions court is facing an inquiry for acquitting the owners and directors of Axact — the software company accused of running a multibillion-dollar fake degree scam. The judge is also accused of handing undue benefits to land grabbers. On Thursday, Additional District and Sessions Judge...

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