British-Pakistani woman becomes first hijab-wearing deputy district judge in the UK

LONDON: British-Pakistani Raffia Arshad has become the first ever, hijab-wearing deputy district judge in the United Kingdom, marking a feat, given that there are hardly any hijab-wearing judges in the entire western world. After gaining her law degree from Oxford Brookes University, Arshad worked as a barrister at a firm specialisng in family law. She has also written a book...

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British-Pakistani woman becomes first hijab-wearing deputy district judge in the UK

LONDON: British-Pakistani Raffia Arshad has become the first ever, hijab-wearing deputy district judge in the United Kingdom, marking a feat, given that there are hardly any hijab-wearing judges in the entire western world. After gaining her law degree from Oxford Brookes University, Arshad worked as a barrister at a firm specialisng in family law. She has also written a book...

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PIA recovers cockpit voice recorder of ill-fated crashed plane from site

The cockpit voice recorder from the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK-8303 plane crash incident in Karachi on May 22 has finally been recovered, a spokesperson for the airline confirmed today. The cockpit voice recorder was recovered from the rubble in the residential area where the plane crashed. The equipment will greatly help the investigation and will provide important clues...

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PIA plane crash: Provisional investigation report to be made public by June 22, says Ghulam Sarwar

Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan on Thursday said that the inquiry report of the PIA plane crash — due to which the nation lost 97 souls — will be presented in parliament on June 22. "There must be no confusion in anyone's minds that there will be an attempt to save anyone or implicate anyone deliberately," he promised. "I...

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Youm-e-Takbeer: Pakistan restored balance of power in region on May 28, 1998, says DG ISPR

Director General Inter-Services Public Relations Maj-Gen Babar Iftikhar said on Thursday that on May 28, 1998, Pakistan restored the balance of power in the region. Paying tribute to Youm-e-Takbeer, the DG ISPR said that on the day Pakistan successfully established credible, minimum nuclear deterrence. https://twitter.com/OfficialDGISPR/status/1265985677600206850 On behalf of the Armed Forces, the army's spokesman saluted all those involved in the...

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No decision made to relax or tighten lockdown in Sindh: info minister

Sindh Information Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah said on Wednesday that no new decision had been made so far to relax or tighten the lockdown in the province. The provincial minister said the Sindh government was reviewing the situation, adding that the federal government would be consulted before any new decision on the lockdown was taken. He said shopkeepers should...

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US troop pullout from Afghanistan ahead of schedule

The US military withdrawal from Afghanistan is considerably ahead of schedule, an official told AFP on Wednesday, as President Donald Trump reiterated calls for the Pentagon to bring troops home. The developments came as questions loomed over the next phase of Afghanistan's long war following a historic, three-day ceasefire that led to a major drop in civilian casualties. The truce, which the...

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China’s parliament approves Hong Kong national security bill

China's parliament on Thursday overwhelmingly approved directly imposing national security legislation on Hong Kong to tackle secession, subversion, terrorism and foreign interference in a city roiled last year by months of anti-government protests. The National People's Congress voted 2,878 to 1 in favour of the decision to empower its standing committee to draft the legislation, with six abstentions. The legislators...

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Shashank Manohar to step down as ICC chairman, governing body confirms

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday confirmed that chairman Shashank Manohar will step down when his term ends this year. The ICC is set to discuss the process to elect its new chief at its board meeting on Thursday with media reports saying that the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chief Colin Graves is favourite to fill the...

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India allows 300 nationals to return from Pakistan amid coronavirus outbreak

India has allowed around 300 of its nationals, currently in Pakistan, to return after both the countries eased lockdown restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic. The Indian nationals will return via Wagah-Attari border, which will be reopened on Saturday. Around 80 Kashmiri students are also among those leaving for India. These students were studying at different educational institutions in Lahore. Currently,...

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Locust attacks continue to ruin crops in parts of Pakistan

Swarms of locusts continued to wreak havoc on food crops across Pakistan, with the attacks gaining frequency in several districts of Sindh, Punjab, and Balochistan. Locusts attacked crops in Multan, Muzzaffargarh, Vehari, Rahim Yar Khan, Bahawalnagar, Bahawalpur in Punjab and Sanghar, Matiari, and Ghotki in Sindh. The attacks added to the misery of farmers, who tried to beat drums in...

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