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Black Day being observed in Pakistan

SRINAGAR: The Indian Independence Day is being observed as Black Day across Pakistan and on both sides of the Line of Control (LoC) today. Black Day is being observed to protest against India's action to change the special status of the disputed valley.  Earlier, the federal government had announced they will observe the Indian Independence Day as Black Day across...

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Black Day being observed in Pakistan

SRINAGAR: The Indian Independence Day is being observed as Black Day across Pakistan and on both sides of the Line of Control (LoC) today. Black Day is being observed to protest against India's action to change the special status of the disputed valley.  Earlier, the federal government had announced they will observe the Indian Independence Day as Black Day across...

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Nation celebrates Eid-ul-Azha with religious zeal

The nation is celebrating Eid-ul-Azha today with due passion to commemorate the supreme sacrifice of Prophet Ibrahim (AS). The day begun with special prayers in mosques for the well-being of the Ummah and progress, prosperity, safety and security of the country. Following the prayers, people slaughtered their sacrificial animals following with the sunnah of Prophet Ibrahim (AS). In Islamabad, the...

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PM Khan fears RSS ideology of Hindu supremacy will not stop in IoK

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday said the ethnic cleansing of occupied Kashmir was happening through a Nazi-inspired Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) ideology. The premier in a post on Twitter said, “The curfew, crackdown and impending genocide of Kashmiris in IoK is unfolding exactly according to RSS ideology inspired by Nazi ideology. Attempt is to change demography of Kashmir...

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India asks Pakistan to review downgrading of diplomatic relations

NEW DELHI: India on Thursday urged Pakistan to review diplomatic ties after Islamabad said they would downgrade diplomatic relations with the neighbouring country, days after New Delhi revoked occupied Kashmir of its special autonomy. "The recent developments pertaining to Article 370 are entirely the internal affair of India," the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement. “The Government of...

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Unilateral decisions about IoK likely to increase tensions: Amnesty International

Amnesty International India on Monday cautioned that New Delhi's decision to revoke Indian-occupied Kashmir's (IoK) special status "without consulting [the region's] stakeholders and amidst a complete clampdown on civil liberties" could lead to increased tension in the region. Earlier, the India government rushed through a presidential decree to terminate Article 370 of the Constitution which grants special status to Indian...

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UN appeals to India, Pakistan to exercise restraint as tensions rise in Kashmir

UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations has appealed to India and Pakistan to exercise "maximum restraint" amid escalating tensions between the two countries along the Line of Control (LoC) in the disputed Kashmir region. "The UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan observed and reported an increase in military activity at the Line of Control in recent days," UN Secretary-General's...

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Fatima Jinnah’s 126th birth anniversary being celebrated today

LAHORE: The 126th birth anniversary of Madre Millat Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah is being observed with reverence and respect today (Wednesday). Various political parties and women wings of many organizations have arranged conferences and seminars to highlight the services rendered by Fatima Jinnah. The radio, TV channels and newspapers, on the other hand, are addressing her struggles for the formation of...

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Minority Day: Quran orders that there be no compulsion in religion, says PM Khan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said the Quran orders that there be no compulsion in religion as Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) had given minorities religious freedom and protected their places of worship. Addressing an event celebrating National Minority Day hosted at the Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad, the premier said Prophet Muhammad's (PBUH) life was a road map for people to...

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Viral app ‘FaceApp’ causing fears of invasion of privacy

A Viral app named 'FaceApp' has been giving people the ability to change their facial expressions, looks, and now age for several years. But at the same time, people have been giving FaceApp the authority to use their pictures — and names — for any purpose it wishes, for as long as it wishes. The app has been downloaded by...

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Fake polio markers highlight risks to Pakistan vaccination drive

Pakistan’s polio eradication campaign has hit serious problems with an alarming spike in reported cases that have raised doubts over the quality of vaccination reporting and prompted officials to review their approach to stopping the crippling disease. The country is one of only three in the world where polio is endemic, along with neighboring Afghanistan and Nigeria, but vaccination campaigns...

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Overpopulation: A real state of crisis for Pakistan

By: |Maryam Qureshi| Pakistan ranks number 6 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by contributing 2.6 per cent to the World population. The masses of Pakistan don’t believe in family planning and the only statement you will get to hear from them is ‘bachay do hi achay’. Since I was a kid I recall watching advertisements by ‘sabz sitara’....

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Fatima Jinnah’s 52nd death anniversary being observed today

LAHORE: The fifty-second death anniversary of Madre Millat Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah is being observed with reverence and respect today (Tuesday). Various political parties and women wings of many organizations have arranged conferences and seminars to highlight the services rendered by Fatima Jinnah. The radio, TV channels and newspapers, on the other hand, are addressing her struggles for the formation of...

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Third death anniversary of Abdul Sattar Edhi being commemorated today

KARACHI: He created a charitable empire out of nothing, masterminding Pakistan’s largest welfare organisation. Today Abdul Sattar Edhi is revered by many as a national hero. Content with just two sets of clothes, he sleeps in a windowless room of white tiles adjoining the office of his charitable foundation. Sparsely equipped: it has just one bed, a sink and a...

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Burhan Wani’s third anniversary of martyrdom commemorated today

MIRPUR: Young Kashmiri freedom fighter Burhan Muzaffar Wani was remembered on his third martyrdom anniversary falling on July 8 (Monday) at both sides of the Line of Control. Paying rich tribute to the young Kashmir freedom struggle leader, AJK Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan has said that shaheed Burhan Muzaffar Wani was a brave son of Kashmir. Haider said...

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America celebrates Independence Day on July 4

When President Donald Trump gives his military-themed "Salute to America" on Thursday, he'll stand in front of the Lincoln Memorial, where the words of President Abraham Lincoln's greatest speech, his second inaugural address, are etched in stone. In that speech, Lincoln promised to heal the wounds of the Civil War "with malice toward none, with charity for all," a political...

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France returns stolen ancient artifacts to Pakistan

PARIS: France returned more than 400 stolen artifacts to the government of Pakistan on Tuesday, including ancient busts, vases, urns and goblets, some dating to the second and third millennia BC. Many of the pieces turned up in France in September 2006, sent in parcels addressed to a gallery in Paris. The packages were intercepted by customs officers at Roissy...

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