Newsone Headlines 5PM | 23-Jan-2020

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Govt dismisses ‘biased’ corruption perceptions report

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Friday stated that the government has rejected the findings of the "managed" and "biased" report by Transparency International (TI). Addressing a press conference in Islamabad on Friday, Awan said: "There is a huge question mark over the transparency of TI. It is necessary to expose the people and...

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PM Khan slams CPEC’s criticism as ‘nonsense’

WASHINGTON: Prime Minister Imran Khan has rejected the criticism of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as ‘nonsense,” insisting that the project “is really helping” the country. In an interview to a US news channel CNBC, shown on Wednesday night, Mr Khan also urged US President Donald Trump and the United Nations to mediate between Pakistan and India over Kashmir. “When the...

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US not to issue visas to pregnant women in a bid to control ‘birth tourism’

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump opened a new front in his battle against immigration on Thursday, barring the issuing of visas to pregnant women seeking to enter the United States for so-called "birth tourism." In announcing the move, which takes effect on Friday, the White House said foreigners were using the visas "to secure automatic and permanent American citizenship for their...

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SHC directs trial court to decide Naqeebullah murder case in three months

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday rejected bail petitions of the accused policemen named in Naqeebullah Mehsud murder case. The SHC announced the verdict that was reserved earlier, after hearing arguments from both sides. Policemen namely, Allahyar, Nazuk, Shakeel Feroze and other sought bails from the SHC in the case. The SHC in its ruling has directed the...

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CIA psychologist defends torture before Guantanamo court

WASHINGTON: A psychologist who helped design the CIA's "war on terror" torture program after the September 11, 2001 attacks defended the program this week before its victims at the US military prison in Guantanamo, Cuba. James Mitchell was unapologetic on Tuesday when he appeared at a hearing to answer questions about the waterboarding, stress position and sleep deprivation techniques applied...

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Malik’s 50 enables Pakistan claim victory in first T20 against Bangladesh

LAHORE: Pakistan on Friday won the first Twenty20 International against Bangladesh by five wickets in Lahore, courtesy of a superb half-century by veteran all-rounder Shoaib Malik. The hosts, who were chasing a target of 142 runs set by Bangladesh, reached their goal with three balls to spare in the first contest of a three-match series. Malik (58 off 45) remained...

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