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Daren Sammy says he is ‘truly honoured’ to receive Nishan-e-Pakistan

West Indian cricketer and Peshawar Zalmi captain Darren Sammy tweeted on Sunday that he is "truly honoured" to be given Nishan-e-Pakistan — the country's highest civil award. He also thanked Pakistan for the "love that you have shown us", adding that "they [the foreign players] only wanted Pakistanis to "experience cricket at home". I am truly honored to be given...

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Here’s all you need to know about the coronavirus

The Philippines on Sunday reported that the growing epidemic of a coronavirus has claimed its first fatality outside of China. It is the first death out of more than 130 cases reported in around two dozen other countries and regions outside of mainland China. The World Health Organization has declared that the coronavirus epidemic constitutes a public health emergency of international concern....

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The global spread of the coronavirus: Where is it?

BEIJING: A virus similar to the SARS pathogen has killed 170 people and spread around the world since emerging in a market in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. On Thursday, China's National Health Commission said 7,711 people had been infected by the novel coronavirus. Outside China, Macau and Hong Kong there have been at least 80 infections reported. Here...

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60 per cent businessmen feel Pakistan heading in wrong direction: Gallup survey

ISLAMABAD: Nearly 60 percent of the business community in Pakistan feels that the country is heading in the wrong direction, according to a recent survey by analytics and advisory firm Gallup. Gallup Pakistan has conducted a survey of 433 businessmen belonging to different parts of the country in which a sweeping majority have said that the country is not heading...

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CPI report on Pakistan misinterpreted, doesn’t imply increase in corruption: TI

Transparency International (TI) has clarified that its Corruption Per­ce­ptions Index (CPI) report 2019 on Pakistan has been misinterpreted and it is a move to defame the country, media reported on Sunday. Transparency International stated that the media and some politicians misreported the findings of the report and highlighted false data and figures. Read More: PAKISTAN FELL THREE SPOTS ON CORRUPTION...

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World now acknowledging Modi’s fascist ideology being imposed in IoK, India: PM Imran

ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday said that the world is now acknowledging the anti-democratic and fascist ideology being imposed in occupied Kashmir and in India. In a tweet, featuring the cover of London-based magazine ‘The Economist’, the prime minister said, “The world is now acknowledging the anti-democratic and fascist ideology being imposed in IOJK and in India.” https://twitter.com/ImranKhanPTI/status/1220923060250988544...

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UK declares Pakistan safest place to travel for Britain

ISLAMABAD: The United Kingdom has eased its travel advisory for British nationals owing to the "improving security situation in Pakistan" after almost five years, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) announced on Friday. In a statement following a "wide-ranging assessment" of Pakistan's security situation, the FCO said British nationals could now "travel by road to the North of Pakistan...

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US not to issue visas to pregnant women in a bid to control ‘birth tourism’

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump opened a new front in his battle against immigration on Thursday, barring the issuing of visas to pregnant women seeking to enter the United States for so-called "birth tourism." In announcing the move, which takes effect on Friday, the White House said foreigners were using the visas "to secure automatic and permanent American citizenship for their...

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Pakistan fell three spots on Corruption Perceptions Index

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan was on Thursday ranked 120 out of 180 countries on the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2019, according to a report released by Transparency International (TI), an international non-governmental organization based in Berlin. CPI uses a scale of 0 to 100 to rank nations, where 0 is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean. The score of Pakistan - 32/100 - was well...

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PM Imran Khan featured on Time magazine cover

Prime Minister Imran Khan has been featured on Time Magazine’s cover page along with four other world leaders in the publication’s special edition on the World Economic Forum. The annual summit of global movers and shakers kicks off in the Swiss resort of Davos on Tuesday and will last four days. Other leaders alongside the Pakistani prime minister included founder and Executive...

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Manto remembered on death anniversary

LAHORE - Death anniversary of renowned Pakistani writer, playwright and author Saadat Hasan Manto is being observed on Saturday (today). Manto was born in Ludhiana, British India on 11th May, 1912. Writing mainly in Urdu language, he produced 22 collections of short stories, a novel, five series of radio plays, three collections of essays, two collections of personal sketches. His best...

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Jemima goldsmith relates to Meghan Markle

  Meghan Markle and Prince Harry shocked the world last week when they announced they were stepping back as senior members of the royal family. Since the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced that they want to be financially independent, there has been so much gossip about the ordeal. At a time when not many Meghan Markle fans are popping...

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Rosie Gabrielle shares her experience being a Muslim

When Canadian solo biker and traveller, Rosie Gabrielle announced she was converting to Islam, she was met with mostly appreciation and of course, some backlash. Taking to Instagram once again, Gabrielle wrote that the attention came as "an overwhelming shock" to her. https://www.instagram.com/p/B7S6LSYgDcM/?utm_source=ig_embed "I’m truly grateful for the outpouring of love and support as I start this new path in life....

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Eight million people are living below poverty line under PTI govt: economist

Pakistan’s renowned economist Dr Hafiz A Pasha has claimed that eight million people in the country have gone below the poverty line under the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government and another 10 million could slip below the same soon. According to the details, Dr Pasha in an article has said that due to low economic growth and double-digit food inflation the national...

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Microsoft CEO Nadella criticises India’s citizenship law

The immigrant from India, who made it big in the US, called the Narendra Modi government’s new Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) both “sad” and “bad” at a Microsoft event in New York yesterday (Jan. 13). "I think what is happening is sad, primarily as sort of someone who grew up there... I think it's just bad," Nadella, who was also educated in the tech...

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Remembering youngest IT professional Arfa Karim on her 8th death anniversary

LAHORE: Today is the eight death anniversary of the world’s youngest Microsoft Certified Professional Arfa Karim Randhawa. Arfa Karim Randhawa had passed away on January 14, 2012, after suffering from an epileptic attack. Her untimely death at the tender age of 16 had saddened people in Pakistan and abroad, including Microsoft founder Bill Gates. Microsoft’s founder Bill Gates conferred the...

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Donald Trump believes he was snubbed by Nobel Peace Prize

United States President Donald Trump believes he was snubbed by the Nobel Committee for last year’s peace prize, adding that the award was unfairly awarded to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. In a video clip, shared by American journalist Aaron Rupar on Twitter, Trump can be seen telling his supporters, at a campaign event in Toledo, Ohio, that he “saved...

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