3rd Death Anniversary: Junaid Jamshed, the legacy lives on

On December 7, 2016, PIA aircraft ATR-42 turboprop plane, operating flight PK-661, crashed near Havelian with 47 passengers and crew members on-board. Renowned Naat Khwan and former pop singer Junaid Jamshed along with his wife were also aboard the plane. The plane took off from Chitral around 3:50pm and PIA said the plane crashed at 4:42pm local time in the...

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Ex-Miss Pakistan World Zanib Naveed killed in car crash

Former Miss Pakistan World Zanib Naveed died over the weekend in a car accident in Maryland, US. She was 32. A graduate of Pace University, Naveed was crowned Miss Pakistan World in 2012. She was the 10th person to win the pageant’s title. She then went on to represent Pakistan in the 2012 Miss Earth pageant in the Philippines. According...

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ADB approves loans of $1.3 billion for Pakistan extending budgetary support

ISLAMABAD: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Friday approved two loans totaling $1.3 billion for budgetary support and key reforms in Pakistan. The ADB approved $1 billion in immediate budgetary support to Pakistan to “shore up the country’s public finances” and help strengthen a “slowing economy”, said a statement released by the bank. The quick dispersing Special Policy-Based Loan is...

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More than 600 Pakistani girls ‘sold as brides’ to China

More than 600 poor Pakistani girls and women were sold as brides to Chinese men over a period of nearly two years, according to investigations by authorities in the South Asian nation of 200 million people. A list of 629 girls and women, obtained by The Associated Press, was compiled by Pakistani investigators determined to break up trafficking networks exploiting the country's poor and vulnerable. The...

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India’s Muslims split in response to Babri Masjid verdict

India's largest Muslim political groups are divided over how to respond to a Supreme Court ruling that favours Hindu's right to a disputed site 27 years after Hindu nationalist mobs tore down a 16th century mosque, an event that unleashed torrents of religious-motivated violence. The sharp split illustrates growing unease among India's Muslims, who are struggling to find a political voice as...

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Major Shabbir Sharif remembered on 48th martyrdom anniversary

Gallant officer of Pakistan Army, Major Shabbir Sharif , who received top military award, Nishan-e-Haider for his bravery in 1971 war against India was remembered on his 48th martyrdom anniversary. Born on April 29, 1943, in Kunjah, Gujrat District, Major Shabbir Sharif is the brother of the former chief of army staff Raheel Sharif, who is the Islamic Military Counter...

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Justice (retd) Altaf Ibrahim Qureshi sworn in as acting CEC

ISLAMABAD: Justice (retd) Altaf Ibrahim Qureshi on Friday was sworn in as acting chief election commissioner (CEC). Justice Qureshi, who is senior election commission member from Punjab, takes over from Justice (r) Sardar Mohammad Raza whose tenure ended on December 5. The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has now technically been rendered dysfunctional as it has only two members out...

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CDA Ki Tarekh ka Sab Say Bara Scandal

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