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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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UN estimates Pakistan’s population to be 403 MN by 2050

Pakistan’s population is expected to climb to 403 million by 2050, a United Nations (UN) report released Monday said. The earth's population is expected to rise to 9.7 billion in 2050 from 7.7 billion today, according to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs' "World Population Prospects" report. The study paints a picture of a future in which...

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Celebs express love on Father’s Day

Father's Day is here and it comes with a bag of emotions. To honour the day, celebs posted moving posts on Instagram and shared the love they have for their fathers. Be it throwbacks or recent images, the posts are guaranteed to tug a heartstring or two. Annie Khalid's father is her king: This day and all the other 364...

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PM Khan gives advice to Pakistan team ahead of World Cup clash with India

KARACHI: Prime Minister Imran Khan, who led Pakistan to a Cricket World Cup triumph in 1992, gave his suggestions on Sunday to the team ahead of their high-octane match against India. The ex-captain Pakistan and cricketing legend gave his suggestions in a series of messages on Twitter. The PM started by recalling how the game had transformed over the years...

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COAS, Politicians urges people to help the poor on Eidul Fitr

As the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee announced the sighting of the moon for the month of Shawwal, messages from civil and military leaders began flown in with a general consensus on helping the poor and less-privileged during the festivities of Eidul Fitr. Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa Major General Asif Ghafoor, the director general of Inter-Services Public Relations, tweeted Eid...

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Renowned journalist Idrees Bakhtiar passes away in Karachi

KARACHI: On Wednesday, veteran journalist Idrees Bakhtiar passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest in Karachi. Bakhtiar, 74, was briefly admitted in a Karachi hospital after suffering the cardiac arrest. The renowned journalist has served as head of the Editorial Committee of Geo News and had previously been affiliated with the BBC and Herald among several other publications. The funeral...

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Notorious phone call scam ‘Wangiri’ emerges in Pakistan

By: |Syed Ahad Hussain| Caution spread across social media and instant messaging services in Pakistan last week as a notorious phone call scam re-emerged, targeting numbers across cellular networks. Various citizens reported receiving phone calls from international unknown numbers - an indication of the Wangiri or one-call scam which calls people expecting that they will return the call and be...

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Mother’s Day: Heartfelt tributes from politicians, celebrities on the horizon

As world celebrates Mother's Day on May 12, Pakistani politicians and celebrities paid tribute to their mothers via social media posts on Sunday, some of those heartfelt messages are as follows: Usman Buzdar, Chief Minister of Punjab "A great entity like mother is a precious blessing from God. Without a doubt, mother is name of a true passion and a...

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Karachi charity dishes out ostrich as Ramazan treat for poor

A charity in Karachi is serving up a rare treat for the city's Muslim residents ahead of their fast for the holy month of Ramazan — ostrich meat. Expensive and seldom eaten in the country, ostrich is deemed exotic by many Pakistanis. Volunteers stewed the red meat in cauldrons and served it in a chickpea curry to more than 500...

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Larkana doctor with AIDS arrested for allegedly spreading HIV virus

LARKANA: Police on Tuesday arrested medical doctor infested with AIDS for allegedly spreading the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in Larkana’s Ratodero district. Dr Muzaffar Ghanghar, an employee of a local public hospital, was presented before a local court after a case was registered against him. Horror gripped the Larkana district when the number of HIV-positive cases ascended to 39 and...

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Indo-Greek era workshop found in Peshawar by UoP Archaeologists

University of Peshawar (UoP) archaeologists said on Thursday they have discovered remains of Indo-Greek era metal workshop dating back to 2nd century BCE. UoP professor Gul Rahim said the discovery has been made at a site in the Hayatabad area of Peshawar, close to the Khyber district, where excavation work had been going on for past three years. About 2,200...

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Hazara native girl awarded PD Soros fellowship, gets into Harvard

Sana Batool, a Hazara native from Quetta, was recently conferred with the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans in Medicine from Harvard Medical School. Batool, the first ever Hazara native to win such accolade, is also first ever Hazara girl to attend a medical school in the USA. Upon completion of her degree, she aims to serve the...

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Baby Nishwa’s condition further deteriorates

KARACHI: Baby Nishwa's condition further deteriorated as her limbs have started to bend due to damage to her brain cells, reports said on Thursday. Darus Sehat hospital administered wrong medicine to the nine-month-old Nishwa here in the metropolis on Sunday, with the infant’s father filing a first information report (FIR) at the Shahrah-e-Faisal police station. Bilal Ghaffar, a member of...

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Politicians, journalists respond to Asad Umar walking out of cabinet

Shortly after Federal Finance Minister Asad Umar’s announcement of leaving the cabinet, which came only a few days after reports of a cabinet reshuffle surfaced which Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry immediately denied, politicians and journalists from all over the country subsequently responded to the apparent change in the cabinet and its impact on the government of Prime Minister Imran Khan....

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2019 Pulitzer Prizes: NYT, WSJ among the winners

NEW YORK: The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal were awarded Pulitzer Prizes on Monday for their separate investigations of President Donald Trump and his family. The Times won the prestigious journalism award for explanatory reporting for its probe of the Trump family’s finances that “debunked his claims of self-made wealth and revealed a business empire riddled with...

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Bilawal Bhutto opines on his ideal life partner

Pakistan People's Party (PPP) co-Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Monday opined on his ideal life partner, his favorite food and memories of his mother Benazir Bhutto. In a frank interview to the The Current, PPP leader had this to say when asked about an ideal life partner, “there has to be a level of connectivity. We have to get along....

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Baisakhi festival: Pakistan grants 2,200 visas to Indian Sikh pilgrims

The Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi has granted 2,200 visas to Indian Sikh pilgrims ahead of the Baisakhi celebrations being observed in Pakistan from April 12 to 21. According to a press release from the High Commission issued on Tuesday, under the framework of Pakistan-India Protocol on Visits to Religious Shrines of 1974, a large number of Indian Sikh...

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