AJK prime minister slams Shahid Afridi over controversial remarks on Kashmir

MUZAFFARABAD: Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Raja Farooq Haider on Thursday slammed former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi for his recent controversial remarks on Kashmir. “Kashmir is a matter of life and death for us,” the AJK premier asserted. "Afridi should not play with the emotions of Kashmiris like this and there will be no compromise on Kashmir's independence," he...

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Senate elections to be held on Nov 15

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Smog to remain Karachi for more three days: MET Department

KARACHI: Unusual smog-like conditions prevailed in Karachi on Wednesday morning, causing poor visibility and difficulty for drivers in various parts of the city, along with exacerbating respiratory issues in people suffering from asthma. Regional Meteorological Centre Karachi Director Shahid Abbas, while explaining the weather in the metropolis, said that fog or smog is formed "when minimum temperature falls rapidly". "Right...

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CNN Sues White House Over Barring Of Reporter

WASHINGTON: CNN sued Donald Trump’s administration Tuesday, alleging the White House violated journalist Jim Acosta’s rights under the constitution by revoking his press credentials following a heated exchange with the US president. “The wrongful revocation of these credentials violates CNN and Acosta’s First Amendment rights of freedom of the press, and their Fifth Amendment rights to due process,” the news...

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Final season of ‘Game of Thrones’ to feature in April

LOS ANGELES: HBO’s hit Emmy-winning drama Game of Thrones will debut its eighth and final season starting in April, the network announced in a trailer released online on Tuesday. The video featured footage from previous seasons to recap the costly battles that preceded the coming showdown for control of the fictional kingdom of Westeros. The network did not reveal a...

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Ruckus: Lawyers vandalize session court demanding LHC’s bench in Faislabad

FAISALABAD: On Wednesday, lawyers in Faisalabad vandalized a sessions court demanding that a bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) to be established in Faisalabad. According to reports, the agitated lawyers stormed the court premises and started damaging property including the district officer's room. Boycotting the day's proceedings, the lawyers closed the gates of the court and stopped petitioners from...

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World T20: Javeria Khan’s 74* helps Pakistan defeat Ireland

GUYANA: On Tuesday, Pakistan Women captain Javeria Khan’s unbeaten knock of 74 off 52 balls gave Pakistan their first win of the ICC Women’s World T20 2018 in West Indies. In a must-win game for both the teams, Khan led the way as Pakistan stayed alive in the tournament with a 38-run defeat of Ireland at the Providence Stadium. Batting...

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Ceasefire sets in after worst fight in years between Palestine, Israel

Children in Israel´s south were heading to school early Wednesday as an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire took effect, putting an end to a brief yet intense flare-up with Gaza. The truce, announced Tuesday by Palestinian groups in the Gaza Strip, came after nearly two days of heavy shelling from both sides that had threatened to descend into full-blown war. Gaza´s rulers Hamas...

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