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Zindagi Tamasha’ Facing Real Issues in Release

The Punjab government has stopped the release of Sarmad Khoosat’s upcoming film Zindagi Tamasha and formed a committee to review the movie. The film, written by Nirmal Bano, a fresh graduate from NCA, was set to release on January 24, 2020. Directed and co-produced by Sarmad Khoosat along with his sister Kanwal Khoosat, Zindagi Tamasha is a bilingual movie, which has been shot in...

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Kurdish Iraqis take center of Sinjar from Islamic State

SINJAR, Iraq: Iraqi Kurdish militia fighters fighting to take back Sinjar from Islamic State militants reached the town center on Friday, raising a Kurdish flag and firing off celebratory gunfire following a major offensive to retake the strategic Iraqi town. Associated Press journalists witnessed the celebrations, though a Kurdish officer cautioned that it was too soon to declare the town...

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PCB suspends Ajmal contract over bowler comments

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday suspended former spinner Saeed Ajmal’s contract over television comments he made about the way bowlers with illegal action are dealt with. The 38-year-old had been Pakistan´s match-winner in the last five years until he was sidelined over his bowling action before being cleared in February. However a remodelled action rendered him ineffective and...

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Fawad is like family to me: Sonam Kapoor

MUMBAI: Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor batted for her ‘Khoobsurat’ co-star Fawad Khan and said that Fawad Khan was like family to her. Sonam Kapoor and Fawad Khan made magic when the two of them starred together in their 2014 hit Khoobsurat. Ever since then, they have remained in touch and through plenty of candid, friendly pictures we get the idea...

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Appeal filed in LHC against dismissal of Ayyan’s acquittal plea

LAHORE: An appeal in Lahore High Court (LHC) was filed today (Thursday) against the dismissal of Ayyan Ali’s acquittal plea. The appeal states that custom authorities kept Ayyan in custody illegally for four months however she was not found guilty for any of the crime. The court has been requested in the appeal that Ayyan could not be indicted without...

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Moody’s ups Pakistan banking system outlook to stable

LIMASSOL: Moody’s Investors Service on Wednesday changed the outlook for the Pakistan banking system to stable from negative, reflecting the improvement in the country’s economic growth prospects, driven in turn by the government’s commitment to economic reforms under its IMF program. “We expect the strengthening economy, together with the central bank’s accommodative monetary policy, to stimulate lending growth and support...

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Oil prices resume decline in Asia

Singapore: Oil prices resumed their decline in Asia Wednesday, with global crude oversupply continuing to dampen investors´ sentiment despite occasional rallies. Prices had risen the previous day after a four-day losing streak, as traders weighed a bearish price outlook from the International Energy Agency (IEA) and a lowered US estimate for crude production. The oil market has collapsed by more...

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For a happier life, give up Facebook: Study

COPENHAGEN: Always envious? Got a non-existent social life and struggle to concentrate? All this might be down to Facebook if you believe a study showing those who go a week without using the social network feel happier than others. Carried out by the Happiness Research Institute, the study involved a sample of 1,095 people in Denmark who were divided into...

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SC summons prosecution witnesses in Zain murder case

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court summoned on Tuesday prosecution witnesses, the applicant and legal heirs in a teenager’s murder case involving former state minister Siddique Kanju’s son Mustafa Kanju as one of the suspects. A three-judge bench of the apex court headed by Justice Amir Hani also directed Inspector General Punjab to provide protection to witnesses, the applicant and legal heirs...

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Meera invites Shahrukh to visit Pakistan, offer film role in upcoming movie

KARACHI: Pakistani actress Meera has invited Shah Rukh Khan to visit the country, if he truly loves Pakistan and also star in her upcoming movie. Controversial Lollywood actress Meera has always made headlines owing to several hilarious statements. At times, it is a comic relief to hear her grapple with English and come up with words previously unheard of. Now,...

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Allama Iqbal’s 138th birth anniversary being celebrated today

The 138th birth anniversary of poet philosopher Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal is being celebrated today. Allama Muhammad Iqbal had conceived the idea of Pakistan. In his message on Iqbal Day, Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif urged the nation to seek guidance from the life and teachings of Pakistan's national poet Allama Muhammad Iqbal. He said the day demands that we...

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UK paper claims Imran divorced Reham via SMS

LONDON/KARACHI: According to claims made by a British newspaper, Imran Khan divorced his wife Reham via SMS, which she received upon landing at Birmingham airport after a long flight from Pakistan. According to the Daily Mail, the marriage which was first reported to be an amicable parting, was anything but. The couple it is reported had "furious rows over everything”...

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Ayaz Sadiq submits nomination papers for Speaker NA

ISLAMABAD: Sardar Ayaz Sadiq submitted his nomination papers for the post of Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan on Saturday. Sources claim the ruling PMLN is hoping to get him elected unopposed. Ayaz Sadiq who was elected as Speaker when the ruling party formed the government was disqualified after the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) raised allegations of rigging in the...

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We will send Ramzan back if Pakistan is ready to accept him: Sushma Swaraj

Indian Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj said on Saturday that India is ready to send Ramzan, a stranded boy in her country, to Pakistan. The Indian minister said on Twitter that her country’s high commissioner also met Ramzan’s mother in Karachi and she was willing to send the boy back if “Pakistan is ready to accept Ramzan”. In case...

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Cricket All-Stars League to start in New York today

NEW YORK: The two greatest cricketer of their generation Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne are all set to play once again with at least 29 other legendary former international players in Twenty20 today (Saturday) in New York. The players have been divided into two teams, one is of Tendulkar and the second one will be led by Shane Warne. The...

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Pakistan suspends re-admission agreements with Western countries

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has suspended re-admission agreements with Western countries except United Kingdom because of its blatant misuse. This was announced by Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan while addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Friday afternoon. He said under re-admission agreements, Pakistanis travelling illegally to any Western country were to be deported after proper verification. However, most of the...

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Gwadar to become economic hub: Chinese Envoy

QUETTA: Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Sun Weidong has said Gwadar is going to become an economic belt connecting Middle East and Central Asia giving a great boost in economy of the region. Addressing a gathering of media persons, businessmen, tribal elders and politicians, in Quetta, he said this year handling of capacity of Gwadar Deep Sea Port has been increased...

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