Karbala gives lesson never to surrender to forces of tyranny

Web Desk: Martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (R.A) is a lesson for everyone to never refrain from fighting against terrorism, extremism and intolerant ideology and emphasized on promoting affinity and brotherhood. On this day, we will have to shun our sectarian, ethnic and provincial differences and have to inculcate equality, harmony, discipline and the traits of sacrifice in ourselves. The...

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Ishaq Dar removed as chairman of University of Health Sciences board

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, the Supreme Court  ordered the removal of absconder, former finance minister Ishaq Dar as chairman of the board of governors of University of Health Sciences (UHS) Lahore. Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard a suo motu case of the administrative crisis in UHS. The court ordered that Dar be removed from the post of...

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Pakistan Navy seizes 3 tonnes of hash from boat in Arabian Sea

RAWALPINDI: The Pakistan Navy and Maritime Security Agency seized three tonnes of hashish from a boat in northern Arabian Ocean, said a navy press release on Wednesday. The drug that was seized in a joint anti-narcotics operation by the two forces is worth millions of dollars, according to the Navy spokesperson. The seized narcotics were later handed over to relevant authorities....

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The Sharif’s are free, IHC suspends jail terms

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday suspended sentences of former premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar in the Avenfield reference. Former premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd) Mohammad Safdar were released from Adiala prison Wednesday evening after the court ordered suspension of the Avenfield case earlier...

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Twitter to offer users option to go back to ‘chronological’ feed

WASHINGTON: Twitter is preparing an option for users to go back to its original chronological news feed, responding to complaints about its algorithmic system implemented two years ago. In a series of tweets late Monday, Twitter told users it was "working on new ways to give you more control over your timeline." The short-message social network said it still believes...

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Sunil Gavaskar picks Pakistan to beat India

NEW DELHI: Indian cricket great Sunil Gavaskar picked Pakistan as favourites in Virat Kohli's absence on Wednesday ahead of their Asia Cup group stage clash in Dubai. The last time the two arch-rivals played what is always an emotionally charged fixture -- the final of the Champions Trophy last year -- Pakistan thrashed India by 180 runs. On Tuesday, India...

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Netflix announces ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ live-action series

Netflix has announced it will be producing a live-action version of the popular Nickelodeon series Avatar: The Last Airbender. The streaming giant announced the news via Twitter along with concept art by John Staub. The concept art depicts the protagonist Aang with Appa, his six-legged flying bison who Aang and his friends ride as they travel around the world on their...

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Philippines typhoon toll hits 81, expected to rise

MANILA: The death toll in the Philippines from Typhoon Mangkhut has climbed to 81 and could hit triple digits as searchers dig through a landslide where dozens are presumed dead, authorities said Wednesday. Mangkhut swamped farm fields in the nation’s agricultural north and smashed houses when it tore through at the weekend with violent winds and heavy rains. Since then...

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No official word as yet on opening of Kartarpur border: FO Dr Faisal

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal on Wednesday said there has been no official communication between Pakistan and India over the opening of Kartarpur border. Earlier this week, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry in an interview with BBC Urdu had said, “Pakistan will soon open the Kartarpur border for Sikh pilgrims, and allow them to visit Gurdwara Darbar Sahib without having to obtain...

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