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Kulbhushan Jadhav case continues in ICJ today

THE HAGUE: The United Nations court, formally known as the International Court of Justice (ICJ), will continue hearing the case pertaining to Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav today (Wednesday). India will present its concluding arguments today as it presented its case first on Monday. The four-day public hearing in the case will end with Pakistan’s closing arguments on Thursday. Pakistan presented its...

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Arrival of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince to Pakistan may likely bring oil worth $3.2 billion on deferred payments

ISLAMABAD: According to sources, Pakistan is likely to get oil worth $3.2 billion on deferred payments from United Arab Emirates this month. Sources within the Petroleum Division said Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan is expected to announce the facility for Pakistan during his visit to the country starting January 6. They said Pakistan is...

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Maulana Tariq Jameel undergoes successful angioplasty in Lahore after chest pain

LAHORE: Renowned religious cleric Maulana Tariq Jameel was shifted to a private hospital in Lahore after he complained of chest pain on Tuesday. As per details, Maulana Jameel's angioplasty had been completed at the hospital. His arteries had been blocked as a result of which one stent was inserted. Maulana Jameel will be kept at the hospital for the next...

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Imtiaz Faran elected president as ‘The Democrats’ clean sweep KPC elections

KARACHI: Imtiaz Khan Faran was elected President and Arman Sabir Secretary as The Democrats panel clean swept the annual elections of the Karachi Press Club on Saturday. According to election results, Imtiaz Khan Faran bagged 671 votes against Progressive Panel's presidential candidate Ahmed Khan Malik who got 530 votes. While The Democrats' Arman Sabir secured 925 votes against Progressive Panel's...

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NAB to pay $45m after losing case to Broadsheet in UK

According to a local media house, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has to pay over $45 million after it a lost a case at the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) to asset recovery firm Broadsheet LL C. The firm was hired in 2000 by NAB during former president Pervez Musharraf’s era to trace assets in the UK and US...

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Rewinding 2018 in Pakistan, moments that mattered

Year in review, significant political Events of the Year 2018 3 March - The 2018 elections to the Senate of Pakistan were held. 24-27 May - The twenty-fifth amendment to the Constitution of Pakistan was approved by the Parliament of Pakistan and the Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), giving way to the merger of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA)...

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Former PM Benazir Bhutto’s 11th death anniversary

LARKANA: Former prime minister late Benazir Bhutto is being remembered on her 11th death anniversary on Thursday. The Pakistan Peoples Party has organised a central congregation in her hometown Garhi Khuda Bakhsh in Larkana district of Sindh. Benazir took oath as the first female prime minister of Pakistan on December 2, 1988. She was also the first woman to lead...

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Karachi Chinese Consulate Attack Master Mind Aslam Achu killed in Kandahar: Sources

Afghan officials said on Tuesday that a suicide bomber struck a compound of Pakistani Baloch insurgents in southern Kandahar, killing and injuring several militants. Zia Durrani, a spokesman for the Kandahar police chief, told the BBC Pashto radio that at least two people were killed and three others injured in the attack in Ayno Mina area in Kandahar, bordering Balochistan....

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Quaid-e-Azam’s Last Speech

Many have debated exhaustively about the personal and professional life of the founder of Pakistan. Whether he set out to formulate a land for Islam, or in the mere name of Islam. Perhaps his final speech before his untimely death, to the State Bank of Pakistan will help shed a light on the problem. "Mr. Governor, Directors of State Bank,...

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Human Rights Minister rejects WEF report on Gender In Equality in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: On Friday, Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari rejected statistics about Pakistan published in a recent report by the World Economic Forum, which ranked the country as the second worst in terms of gender equality. Mazari declared the WEF statistics regarding gender inequality in Pakistan as “incorrect” on Thursday and said talks were being held with the forum to set...

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Journalists become increasing ‘targets’ for killings: Media Watchdog

WASHINGTON: Journalists faced growing dangers of being targeted for killing for their work in 2018 even as the risks from war and conflict declined, a media watchdog said Wednesday. The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said 34 of the 53 journalists killed on duty this year around the world were "singled out for murder". "The number of journalists targeted for...

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Fake accounts: JIT findings may topple political heavyweights

ISLAMABAD: The fake accounts joint investigation team has recommended a legal course against some 415 key individuals and around 172 entities allegedly involved in transactions of approximately Rs220 billion through 104 fake accounts. Investigators during the course of JIT proceedings summoned some 620 individuals after September 9, 2018, revealed senior officials associated with those who have finalised a JIT report...

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Asma Jahangir wins posthumous UN Human Rights Prize

NEW YORK: Late Pakistani human rights lawyer Asma Jahangir has posthumously been awarded the UN Human Rights Prize 2018. The prize was awarded to Jahangir, who passed away on February 11 after suffering a stroke at the age of 66. The award was accepted by her daughter Munizae Jahangir at a ceremony held at UN General Assembly, New York as...

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Karatapur corridor testament to Pak’s seriousness towards peace: Russia

KARACHI: Alexey Y Dedov, the ambassador of the Russian Federation in Pakistan, said that the opening of the Kartarpur Corridor for the Sikh pilgrims across the border shows Pakistan’s commitment towards peace in the region. The ambassador, speaking at Pakistan Institute of International Affairs on the topic of “Russia’s Stabilising Role in South Asia”, appreciated the military operations conducted by...

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In Pakistan public education suffocates under surging population

TANJAI CHEENA: At the Tanjai Cheena school in northwest Pakistan students squeeze into makeshift classrooms where plastic tarps serve as walls and electricity is sparse, as a surging population overstretches the country´s fragile education system. Sandwiched behind desks like sardines, students repeat words learned in Pashto and English during an anatomy lesson: "Guta is finger, laas is hand". Two teachers...

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Pakistan ranks 135th in terms of its contribution to global emissions

Pakistan ranks 135th in terms of its contribution to global emissions, yet it has been among the top 10 vulnerable countries consistently over the past two decades. The NDCs is a binding action plan to curb greenhouse gas emissions, which countries voluntarily committed to under the Paris Agreement in 2015. A climate change conference at the United Nations Framework Convention...

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Kashmiri actor who acted In Bollywood Movie ‘Haider’ Martyred By Indian Forces

Srinagar: According to Kashmir Media Service, tens of thousands of Kashmiris attended funeral prayers of two teenagers martyred by Indian forces in the Occupied territory on Sunday. “A sea of people including women and children marched with the bodies of young martyrs Mudasir Rasheed Parray and Saqib Bilawal Sheikh through the streets raising pro-freedom and anti-India slogans in the town,”...

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