Online: A Progress or Means to Eradicate the Conventional?

|By: Ayaz Malik| The debate whether online resources are a threat to the conventional method of life has been going on since the advent of internet as it bloomed to its present form. It was an exhilarating experience when these very resources were made common to the populace. The new methods of communication and lively browsing on the internet got...

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Meghan Markle turns 39: Here’s how the duchess will celebrate her non-royal birthday in LA

Meghan Markle is all set to celebrate her first non-royal birthday ever since she tied the knot to Prince Harry. As the Duchess of Sussex turn 39, reports reveal that she has some special plans in store for the big celebration but with the coronavirus guidelines in mind. Royal expert Katie Nicholl said the duchess could ring in the festivities...

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Ayesha Omar shares her experience of sexual assault with #MeToo activist Rose McGowan

Flag-bearer of the #MeToo movement and acclaimed Hollywood actor and director Rose McGowan spoke at length about her harrowing experience of assault to Pakistan’s noted star Ayesha Omar, who also lay bare her haunting past experiences. During an Instagram Live session, the two actors shared their stories of abuse with the American activist detailing how she found the strength to...

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Pakistan announces 16-member Test squad for England series

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday announced the 16-member Test squad for the England Test series, with Azhar Ali as captain. According to a tweet from the PCB, the squad will comprise: Azhar Ali (c), Babar Azam (vc), Abid Ali, Asad Shafiq, Fawad Alam, Imam, Kashif Bhatti, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Rizwan, Naseem Shah, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Shan...

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Govt holds APC to form consensus over occupied Kashmir issue

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's political parties, from treasury and opposition benches, have formed consensus over the Kashmir issue, sources reported Tuesday. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi addressing the All Parties Conference, said that Pakistani nation, political parties, and the armed forces were on the same page regarding Kashmir. "Despite torture, oppression, and imprisonment, India cannot dampen the spirits of Kashmiris," Qureshi said, adding that...

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SC directs govt to submit response on APS massacre report

The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the government to submit its response on the report into the Army Public School (APS) massacre that killed 144 children six years ago. The directives were issued by a two-member bench, headed by Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed, hearing the case related to the APS massacre. The bench directed that the APS report should be...

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US athlete Carl Lewis says aspiring Pakistani long jumper has ‘perfect mindset’

Multiple Olympic award-winning athlete Carl Lewis, on Monday lauded an aspiring Pakistani long jumper whose video went viral on social media after he jumped over 12 parked motorcycles. Lewis — who has nine gold and one silver Olympic medals, as well as 10 World Championships medals, to his name — tweeted about the young man, praising him for "his lack of fear".

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SC allows govt to suspend mobile phone services under special circumstances

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan Tuesday ruled that the government can suspend cellular services under "special circumstances". A hearing of the Ministry of Information and the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority's (PTA) petitions against mobile phone companies was held at the court today. The apex court decided that the government can suspend cellular services under special circumstances and ordered the PTA...

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PM Imran and Ashraf Ghani discuss progress in Afghan peace process

ISLAMABAD: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani called Prime Minister Imran Khan and extended felicitations on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha. The prime minister reciprocated the Eid greetings and observed that this year, Eid-ul-Azha came when the international community was facing a number of challenges, including COVID-19. He commiserated with President Ghani on the loss of lives in Afghanistan due to COVID-19 and...

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COAS Gen Bajwa discusses security matters with serving, retired military officers

LAHORE: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa met senior serving and retired military officers to discuss security and other professional matters, on Tuesday. "The COAS had an interactive session on wide ranging issues including professional matters, security situation in the region, measures to optimise dividends of peace and stability and also the challenges and opportunities," read a statement...

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NCC to decide on reopening marriage halls, tourism, parks etc within few days, says Hammad Azhar

ISLAMABAD: Government has started consultations with provinces over reopening marriage halls, tourism, restaurants, parks etc, said Federal Minister of Industries and Production, Hammad Azhar on Tuesday. The government had prepared the Negative List, in which those businesses were included that were not allowed to operate during the coronavirus lockdown. In his tweet, the minister pointed out that the Centre has...

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