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Step in right direction: Training session over “how to own website”held in Karachi

By: |Syed Tazmeen Javed| I could see the spark in his eyes when I met him for the first time. Following him on the social networking platforms and constructing the persona over his writings, activism and thought-provoking posts, he was the exact person I had the first acquaintance with. His name is Fawwad Raza-- a leading Digital Media journalist who...

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Pakistani journalist Asad Hashim wins AFP’s Kate Webb Prize

ISLAMABAD: Freelance reporter Asad Hashim was named as winner of the 2018 Agence France-Presse Kate Webb Prize on Monday for his coverage of the plight of ethnic Pashtuns and blasphemy issues in his native Pakistan. The award, named after one of AFP’s finest correspondents, recognises journalism by locally-hired reporters in Asia operating in risky or difficult conditions. Hashim, 33, was...

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21% girls in Pakistan get married before age 18: WHO

A recent report issued by the World Health Organization states that more than 140 million underage girls are likely to get married between the years 2011-2020. Titled, “Demographics of child marriages in Pakistan”, the report states that child marriage remains a serious concern in Pakistan, with 21 per cent of the girls getting married before reaching the age of 18...

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Two terrorists killed during IBOs in Balochistan: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: On Friday,  according to the Inter-Services Public Relations,  FC Balochistan conducted intelligence-based operations (IBOs) at suspected terrorist hideouts in Kalat, Kharan, Maiwand areas of Balochistan. During the IBOs, two terrorists were killed , which were conducted as part of Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad, said the military media wing. Weapons and ammunition including sub-machine guns, IEDs, grenades, mines, RPG-7 rockets and communication equipment were...

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Two Pakistanis and as many US militants captured in Syria: SDF

The Kurdish-led force battling the remnants of the militant Islamic State group in eastern Syria said on Monday it captured five foreign fighters, including two US and as many Pakistani citizens. The two Americans, two Pakistanis and an Irishman were part of a cell planning an attack on civilians fleeing the militant group's last bastion, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)...

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Pakistan, Saudi Arabia to sign MoU of multi-billion Dollar Oil Refinery

According to Saudi English Daily Arab News, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are set to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the construction of a multi-billion dollar Saudi Aramco oil refinery in Gwadar. A cabinet member confirmed that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman would arrive in the country in the first week of February and an MoU for establishing a...

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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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