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Shaniera Akram wants woman of color to ’embrace their natural skin’

Shaniera Akram, the Australian wife of former ace cricketer Wasim Akram, has a message for the women of colour. In a long post on Twitter, Shaneira opened up about how a lot many white girls, including herself, grew up wishing they had a dusky complexion, for which they went to any length. Shaniera urged the brown-skinned women to embrace their...

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Chehlum of the 72 faithful of Karbala observed with utmost reverence

KARACHI: The Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and other martyrs of the Karbala tragedy observed today with traditional religious solemnity and spirit, amid strict security measures countrywide. The Chehlum observance takes place 40 days after the Day of Ashura, and commemorates the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his 72 companions by Yazidi forces in the Battle of...

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Sir Syed Ahmad Khan remembered on his birth anniversary today

ISLAMABAD: Today marks Sir Syed Ahmad Khan’s 202nd birthday. Sir Syed Ahmed Khan was born on October 17th, 1817 in Delhi. His family was renowned for the positions they held during the Mughal regime. Sir Syed, was an Indian Muslim pragmatist, Islamic reformist and philosopher of nineteenth-century British India. Born into a family with strong ties with the Mughal court,...

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit iconic Badshahi Mosque in Lahore

LAHORE: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will spend a busy day in Pakistan’s cultural capital, Lahore on Thursday, attending multiple events in the city. For her visit to Lahore, Kate donned a white Gul Ahmed shalwar kameez and a shawl by Maheem Khan. She accessorised her ensemble with a clutch from Mulberry, shoes by Gianvito Rossi and earrings by Asprey....

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Prince William, Kate Middleton visit Kalash Valley to study climate change effects

KALASH: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Prince William and Kate Middleton, on the third day of their five-day trip, visited the foothills of the Hindu Kush mountain range to witness the effects of climate change — one of the vital aspects of focus of their visit. After visiting Broghil, they travelled to Bombaret village in Kalash valley. https://twitter.com/PTIofficial/status/1184414815814635520 Earlier on...

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68th Martyrdom anniversary of Liaquat Ali Khan being observed today

ISLAMABAD: The 68th martyrdom anniversary of the first Prime Minister of Pakistan Liaquat Ali Khan is being observed today. He was born in Karnal in India on October 1 in 1895. Liaquat Ali Khan was the close aide of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, his loyal stalwart, that was with him in the formation of Pakistan. Born and hail from Karnal‚...

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Royal Couple visits Chitral on day three of their visit to Pakistan

CHITRAL: The Duke and Duchess continued their tour of Pakistan on Wednesday as they arrived in Chitral on day three of their royal visit. Prince William and Kate Middleton on arrival were given traditional Chitrali hats as they landed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WTrShY9Vg8 William was also given a white embroidered coat while Kate was given a warm shawl. The hat worn by the...

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Royal visit: Prince William, Kate Middleton meet President Alvi, PM Khan

ISLAMABAD: Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are attending a reception at the Pakistan National Monument in Islamabad. The royal couple arrived at the venue in style in a rickshaw decked out in traditional truck art. William was seen wearing traditional attire for the first time since his arrival — a teal sherwani by Naushemian —...

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Khamenei wants Pakistan to improve its relationship with Iran

TEHRAN: Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Sunday said that his country sees Pakistan as a neighboring brother, hours after his important meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan. PM Khan had earlier on Sunday called on the Iranian Supreme Leader during a one-day visit to the Islamic Republic aimed at reducing rising tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia....

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Modi dares India’s opposition to restore Article 370 in occupied Kashmir

MAHARASHTRA: India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing an election rally in Maharashtra’s Jalgaon on Sunday, dared the country's opposition to restore Article 370 in occupied Jammu and Kashmir. On August 5, Indian President Ram Nath Kovind signed an order revoking the special status granted to occupied Kashmir under Article 370 — a move that was heatedly opposed by majority...

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World Mental Health Day being observed today

KARACHI: World Mental Health Day is being observed on Thursday (10th October). The purpose of celebrating this day is to raise public awareness about importance of mental health and psychological disorders. According to World Health Organization, mental health is defined as a state of well-being in which people realize their own potential, can cope with normal life stresses, can work...

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PM Khan declared Muslim world’s ‘Man of the year’ by Jordanian institute

Prime Minister Imran Khan has been declared "Man of the Year" from the Muslim world by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre, an independent research entity affiliated with an international Islamic non-governmental, independent institute headquartered in Jordan. Professor S. Abdallah Schleifer, Professor Emeritus of Journalism at the American University in Cairo and chief editor of "The Muslim 500" project, while declaring the...

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Pink Ribbon: Nation observes breast cancer awareness month

Genetic disposition along with environmental factors, mainly linked to lifestyle, has presently exposed one out of every 8 to 9 woman in Pakistan at risk to be inflicted with breast cancer. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. During their lifetimes, 1 in 8 women will have breast cancer at least once. Of course most women are aware...

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14 years later: Nation remembers the 2005 Kashmir earthquake martyrs

On this day, more than a decade ago, Pakistan was hit by one of the worst natural tragedies. The 14th anniversary of the martyrs of the deadly earthquake of October 8, 2005, is being observed across Pakistan, including Azad Jammu and Kashmir. The day has been announced as a public holiday in AJK. Numerous memorial ceremonies are likely to be...

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ADB approves additional $200 MN loan for BISP

Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Monday approved a $200 million loan to the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP), according to a press release issued by the Maila-based lending agency. The amount is additional financing issued by the bank for the social development project which supports more than 5 million eligible families across the country through over $3.6 billion in total cash transfers so...

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Following PM Khan, Indian PM Modi pens op-ed for New York Times

Following the example of Prime Minister Imran Khan, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday penned an opinion piece for American news publication The New York Times. Modi wrote the op-ed on the 150th birth anniversary of Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi, and discussed at length the principles of non-violence adopted by the esteemed Indian lawyer. The decision to highlight the non-violent philosophy...

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India apex court gives BJP govt 4 weeks to reply to petitions challenging Article 370

NEW DELHI: A five-judge bench of India's Supreme Court on Tuesday granted the government four weeks to file its response to a batch of petitions challenging the scrapping of occupied Kashmir’s special status under Article 370 of Constitution, reported Indian media. The SC also placed an embargo on filing of any fresh writ petition challenging constitutional validity on abrogation of...

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