England, Pakistan face off in second test at Southampton

SOUTHAMPTON: Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat first in the second Test against England at Ageas Bowl in South Hampton. Both the teams made changes to the squad with Fawad Alam coming in place of Shadab Khan to play his first Test since 2009. England, 1-0 up in a three-match series being played behind closed doors because of...

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We will not leave people of Karachi alone, vows PM Khan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday vowed that the government will not leave the people of Karachi alone in this time of crisis. These remarks from the premier came during his meeting with Law Minister Farogh Naseem and Sindh Governor Imran Ismail held to review the situation in Sindh, especially Karachi, after the torrential rains. "We are fully aware...

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Nazia’s Unforgettable Niche

The Disco Dewanae fame girl Nazia Hasan's 19th death anniversary will be marked today. The sultry sensational lass lost her life due to cancer as it is commonly known. Hasan, who performed most of the songs with her brother Zohaib was Pakistan's first teen music sensation, after having worked on a project produced by Biddu (who composed all the tracks...

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PIA pilots are overpaid, spend on expensive hotels, reveals internal audit report

Pilots of the state-run Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) are overpaid despite low productivity and spend on luxurious hotels causing a loss of billions of rupees to the airlines, reveals an internal audit report. The report, compiled by officials of the PIA and the Civil Aviation Authority, states that the productivity of pilots “was extremely low with respect to industry standards"....

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SHC orders strict action against private schools not giving 20% fee concession

The Sindh High Court on Thursday ordered action to be taken against private schools that were not giving a 20% discount in fee to the people. The court directed the director-general of private schools to ensure that the court's orders are being implemented and parents of schoolchildren are being provided a 20% discount. The high court urged parents to register...

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Biden, Kamala formally launch bid for White House

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his vice president running mate, Kamala Harris, announced Wednesday — after formally launching their bid for the White House — that they will "rebuild this country" after racial tensions and the COVID-19 pandemic have compounded the superpower's domestic problems in the past couple of months. Making their first appearance as running mates, before a...

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19th death anniversary of Pakistani pop queen Nazia Hassan observed today

KARACHI: 19th death anniversary of renowned pop singer Nazia Hassan will be observed on Thursday (today). She ruled the music field in Pakistan during the decade of 1980’s. Her song “Aap Jaisa Koi” (1980) made her a legend and pop icon in Pakistan and in South Asia. Her debut album Disco Deewane (1981) also charted in fourteen countries worldwide and...

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12PM Bulletin | 13-August-2020

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COAS Bajwa to visit Saudi Arabia in quest to strengthen ties

Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa will visit Saudi Arabia this weekend, officials said, seeking to calm diplomatic strains over Kashmir as financial support for Islamabad hangs in the balance. The two countries are traditionally close and Saudi Arabia in 2018 gave Pakistan a $3 billion loan and $3.2 billion oil credit facility to help its balance of payments crisis....

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FO dismisses allegations of ‘illegal fencing’ along Pak-Afghan border

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office (FO) on Thursday rejected Afghanistan's insinuation that the military was conducting "illegal fencing" along the Pakistan-Afghan border, adding that it was being done to address "serious security concerns". In a statement. FO spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said that the fencing was "fully in accordance with the established norms of international law without encroaching into Afghan territory"....

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One killed, seven wounded in Quetta grenade attack

QUETTA: A child was killed and seven people were injured after unidentified persons hurled a hand grenade at a shop on Barori Road in the city on Thursday. According to police, unidentified persons hurled a hand grenade at a shop in the Micro area of ​​Barori. The explosion injured several people, two among them children. The injured were rushed to...

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