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2500 illegal shops reduced to rubble in Saddar thus far by KMC

KARACHI: The Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) on Saturday sent a report regarding the anti-encroachment operation in the metropolis’ Saddar area to the commissioner and stated that 2,500 shops were razed. In keeping with the Supreme Court’s directives, KMC prepared a report on the anti-encroachment operation in Karachi’s Saddar and surrounding areas which was conducted from November 5 to 15. Along...

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Only bilateral agreements, S. Arabia not to be made part of CPEC

ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday, Pakistan said that Saudi Arabia would not be made part of the $50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) framework and the kingdom’s proposed investments would fall under a separate bilateral arrangement. Minister for Planning and Development Khusro Bakhtiar said there was no decision to bring a third country, like Saudi Arabia, under the framework of the CPEC...

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Malala Yousafzai’s portrait unveiled at London portrait gallery

London: Portrait of Nobel Prize Laureate Malala Yousufzai has been disclosed at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Malala’s father, Ziauddin Yousafzai announced the new on his twitter account. He shared the portrait of his daughter which was made by Shirin Neshat and has a poem carved on it which was written by a well known Pushto poet Rehmat Shah...

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Officer Zarrar Haider Khan suspended over caught stealing Kuwaiti’s wallet

After caught stealing, and facing embarrassment, Zarrar Haider Khan, joint secretary of the Ministry of Industries and Production and a BS-20 officer of the state bureaucracy's elite Pakistan Administrative Service cadre, has been suspended from service on disciplinary grounds. he disgraced officer had caused embarrassment to the country after being caught on closed-circuit TV (CCTV) camera stealing a foreign dignitary's...

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‘I’m a slumdog’, says ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson on India trip

Former boxing champion Mike Tyson declared himself a "slumdog" Friday as he made his first trip to India. The 52-year-old was in Mumbai, home to the slums that inspired Danny Boyle´s 2008 hit movie Slumdog Millionaire. "The most successful fighters have come from slums. All the current top fighters are from the slums," the controversial heavyweight great told reporters. "I...

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India’s top court decriminalises adultery in landmark judgement

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India’s top court on Thursday decriminalised adultery in a landmark judgement aimed at upholding the right to equality and freedom, scrapping a law first brought in under British colonial rule in 1860. In a unanimous judgement, the five-member bench of the top court struck down a law that meant a man who had sex with a...

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Indian Air Force vice chief accidentally shoots himself in the thigh

On Thursday, Indian Air Force vice chief Air Marshal Shirish Baban Deo accidentally shot himself in the thigh. According to Indian TV channel, the IAF vice chief was rushed to the hospital in New Delhi where he underwent surgery and his femur bone was set. The hospital sources, however said that condition is stable. Deo took charge as IAF vice...

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Government retrieves plan of leasing Radio Pakistan premises following protests

Web-Desk: On Wednesday, the government finally withdrew its decision to lease the premises of Radio Pakistan following protests from employees. Ali Muhammad Khan---- the Minister of State for Parliamentary affairs  said the government has reached an agreement with Radio Pakistan employees and decided to take back its plan. "For the time being, we have taken back our decision to lease Radio...

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Ghusal-e-Kaba ceremony held at Masjid al-Haram Makkah

MAKKAH: On Tuesday, Ghusal-e-Kaaba ceremony was held at Masjid al-Haram in Saudi Arabia. Governor Prince Khalid Al-Faisal performed the practice using Zamzam water mixed with rose. It is pertinent to mention that every year the washing ceremony of Holy House of Allah takes place.

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LUMS alumni Fida Hussain fights cancer as family appeals for monetary assistance

Web-Desk (Syed Tazmeen Javed): According to media reports, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) graduated student Fida Hasan has been diagnosed blood cancer, and details reveal that his poor parents are unable bear expenditures of his treatment. Fida hails from district Nagar, Gilgit Baltistan. Furthermore, Fida completed his education career through scholarships,  his parents appealed government to arrange treatment for...

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F*** the Pakistani’s, says White House Adviser Richard Clarke

Web Desk: Former White House Adviser Richard Clarke who served under Ronald Reagan, Bush Senior, Bill Clinton and Bush Junior administrations was caught swearing in a tv show when Pakistan came under discussion. The former white house adviser was in a popular TV show hosted by the controversial American comedian, political commentator and television host, Bill Maher. Talking on a bevy of...

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Swiss open rape case against European Muslim scholar Tariq Ramadan

GENEVA: Prosecutors in Geneva have opened a rape and sexual misconduct investigation against Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, who has been detained in France since February on separate rape charges, Swiss media reported Sunday. The Tribune de Geneve newspaper quoted Henri Della Casa, a spokesperson for the office of Geneva's prosecutor, as saying that authorities had decided to open a formal criminal inquiry...

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Manzoor Pashteen declared proclaimed offender

SWABI: On Saturday, a leader of the Pakhtun Tahaffuz Movement claimed that nine of the 19 PTM leaders nominated in a case had been granted bail before arrest, as the rest had been declared proclaimed offenders. Talking to Dawn, Liaqat Yousafzai said PTM chief Manzoor Pashteen was among those who had been declared proclaimed offenders (PO). The PTM leaders have...

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Afghan conflict could be deadlier than Syria in 2018: analysts

The Afghan conflict could overtake Syria as the deadliest conflict in the world this year, analysts say, as violence surges 17 years after the US-led invasion. The grim assessment contrasts sharply with the consistently upbeat public view of the conflict from NATO´s Resolute Support mission in Kabul, and underscores the growing sense of hopelessness in the war-torn country. It suggests...

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Global hunger levels rising due to extreme weather, UN warns

UNITED NATIONS: World hunger rose in 2017 for a third consecutive year, fuelled by conflict and climate change, the United Nations warned on Tuesday, jeopardizing a global goal to end the scourge by 2030. Major U.N. agencies said in an annual report Tuesday that the number of hungry people facing chronic food deprivation increased to 821 million in 2017 from...

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70th Death Anniversary of the founder of the nation, Quaid e Azam

The 70th death anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah is being observed today with zeal, zest, pride and reverence. Prayers will be held at Quaid's mausoleum in Karachi. People from different walks of life will visit the mausoleum to lay floral wreaths and offer prayers. Several public and private organizations and educational institutions will hold functions to highlight different aspects...

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TIME magazine highlights plight of pellet gun victims in IoK

NEW YORK, Sept 10 : A mass-circulation U.S. magazine has published an article focusing international attention to the horrifying injuries, including blinding, inflicted on thousands of Kashmiri protesters by the Indian security forces using the deadly pellet guns in occupied Kashmir. TIME magazine also published photographs taken by an award-winning Italian photo/journalist of some of the victims who lost their...

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