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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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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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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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Unemployed man ends life after children demand warm clothes

KARACHI: A jobless man committed suicide in Karachi's Ibrahim Haideri area after his children demanded warm clothes, media reported on Thursday. Police officials said 35-year-old Mir Hassan was jobless for the past three months. They added the victim was facing financial constraints and was also suffering from depression. They said on the day of the incident, Hassan's children demanded of...

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Canadian Biker Rosie Gabrielle embraces Islam after living in Pakistan for a year

About a year ago, Rosie Gabrielle a Canadian woman, came to Pakistan with just her bike and a sense of curiosity about the country. She traveled to a lot of regions of the country; Lahore, Swat, Multan, Gwadar and beyond. As she traveled within the country and encountered the sights and sounds; the people she felt an affinity with them....

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Pakistan’s education crisis demands uniform education system

By: Syed Muhammad Kashshaf Education System in Pakistan has always been a subject of great importance when it comes to the country's development . By depriving our lower and middle class from basic life necessities mainly education, we can't progress . We have a very discriminatory education system in place in Pakistan . There exist first Intermediate , A levels...

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Chris Hemsworth shows his generous side by donating $1 million for Austrailian bush fires

Many stars have dug deep for bushfire recovery — but none more than Chris Hemsworth, who just announced a whopping donation. The Thor: Ragnarok star announced the pledge on Instagram, asking his nearly 39 million followers to also give where they could. "Hi everyone. Like you, I want to support the fight against the bushfires here in Australia. My family...

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Forbes includes Pakistan in top 10 list of remote places to visit in 2020

Forbes has named Pakistan in its best under the radar places to visit in 2020. According to Wild Frontier, Pakistan had been tipped as the next big destination for a few years but the recent visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made it one of the most anticipated destination places to watch out for. “Pakistan is perhaps the ultimate...

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UAE to give five-year tourist visa to all nationalities

UAE announces a five-year tourist visa for all nationalities. The announcement was made by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Monday. “Today, we change the system of issuing tourist visas in the country, to make the duration of the tourist visa for five-years, multiple uses, for all nationalities”,...

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