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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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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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British Airways lands in Pakistan with 240 passengers after 11 years

ISLAMABAD: After the resumption of operations in Pakistan, the first flight of the British Airways landed at the Islamabad airport, carrying 240 passengers. British Airways resumed flight operations in Pakistan after 11 years. At the time of taking off from London, the airways crew gave passengers flowers and sweets. Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan, Prime Minister's Special Assistant on Overseas...

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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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Conflict of Interest: Pakistan Stock Exchange chief executive Richard Morin steps down

Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) chief executive officer Richard Morin on Tuesday resigned from his post. A notification of his resignation was shared on the PSX website. The board after the emergency meeting approved the decisison according to media reports. Morin had developed differences with the board, sources added, and the PSX board of director had written a letter to the...

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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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Good revenue collection: Ministry of Postal Service open rest houses across country

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Postal Services on Saturday announced it has opened its rest houses across the country for the general public. The decision has been taken in the context of better utilisation of the country's resources and facilitating the masses, said the notification Tourists will now be able to stay in government rest houses during their visit, the notification...

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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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Saboor Aly slammed over classist viral video

The sense of humanity is the core of civility. However, if the morals and values are forgotten then a human is immune to sensitize feelings. Blood and sweat which is poured from the hardworking person are very sacred in the eyes of God. The only pre-requisite is hard work without putting constraints on the mode of work. There is no...

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Governor Sindh Imran Ismail’s statement over formation of new provinces drags him into hot water

KARACHI: Governor Sindh,  Imran Ismail is in hot water over the statement where he stated that on an administrative basis new provinces are required across the country including Sindh. In an interview with veteran Journalist, Tariq Mahmood in Prime Time show aired on Tuesday at Newsone, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's nominated governor was asked about the party's policy about the formation...

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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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A toasty Ramzan: MET office predicts further temperature drops

KARACHI: The metropolis continues to be gripped by a heatwave with temperatures expected to soar to 42°C on Thursday. According to chief meteorologist Abdul Rasheed, the temperature is expected to drop to 36°C during the month of Ramazan. Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD)has issued a heatwave alert on its website which states that the maximum temperature will range between 40-42°C till...

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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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Increase in Drug Prices emerges in NAB’s radar as chairman orders investigation

ISLAMABAD: The Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) justice (retd) Javed Iqbal has taken notice of an increase in pharmaceutical drug prices and allegations of corruption pertaining to the matter. According to media reports, the Chairman of anti-graft body has directed Director General NAB Rawalpindi for an investigation into the matter. Chairman NAB said that pharmaceutical drugs are out of reach...

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Nishwa seeks Justice

By: |Syed Tazmeen Javed| Negligence may be forgiven. But criminal negligence which affects human life is always detested and condemned in every sensitive world. From the administration to the high level government officials, the criminal negligence is condemned and with swift, timely action, the grievances and grief of affected parties are mitigated. But here in Pakistan it is a complete...

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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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