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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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Pakistan foreign exchange reserves satisfactory to pay back foreign loans: Moody’s

NEW YORK: According to Moody's Investors Service, Pakistan’s foreign exchange reserves are satisfactory enough to pay back foreign loans. However, Moody’s stated capability to pay back foreign loan could become weaker if the amount of loan increases further. Although increase in investment in Pakistan is inevitable, Moody’s stated that the country has attracted heavy investment also due to the China-Pakistan...

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Scott Morrison is new Australian PM after bitter coup

Scott Morrison was installed as Australia´s seventh prime minister in 11 years Friday after a stunning Liberal party revolt instigated by conservatives unseated moderate Malcolm Turnbull. Former home affairs minister Peter Dutton, an ex-police officer and right-winger, was the driving force behind the move to oust Turnbull after a party backlash against his more liberal policies. But after a torrid...

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Seasoned Indian journalist Kuldip Nayar dies, Modi commemorates passing

Veteran Indian journalist Kuldip Nayar passed away on Wednesday night in a hospital in New Delhi. He was 95. Nayar, who penned 15 books, was appointed as high commissioner of India to the UK in 1990. He was also nominated as a member of the Upper House of Indian Parliament in 1997 and started his career with an Urdu newspaper....

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India beat England by 203 runs in third Test

NOTTINGHAM: India beat England by 203 runs in the third Test at Trent Bridge on Wednesday to cut the home side´s lead in the five-match series to 2-1. England, set a mammoth 521 to win, were bowled out for 317. The fourth Test starts at Southampton on August 30. Play on Wednesday lasted just 17 balls after England resumed the...

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PM Imran takes notice over tennis player Mehak Anwar cancer treatment

LAHORE: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday took his first notice related to the illness of table tennis player Mehak Anwar. According to media reports,  Mehak Anwar is suffering from cancer and going through treatment for it. According to federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry, the prime minister has taken notice of the news circulating on media regarding the table tennis...

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Ehsan Mani appointed as new PCB chairman

ISLAMABAD: Former PCB's representative to ICC Ehsan Mani has been made new Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman, following the resignation of Najam Sethi. Prime minister Imran Khan and patron-in-chief of PCB Imran Khan has appointed Mani as PCB chief. "I have appointed Ehsan Mani as Chairman PCB. He brings vast and valuable experience to the job. He represented PCB in...

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Najam Sethi resigns as PCB chief

LAHORE: As Imran Khan sworn in as prime minister of Pakistan, Najam Sethi on Monday announced his resignation from the post of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman. Najam Sethi tendered his resignation as PCB chairman in a tweet. "I was waiting for the new Prime Minister to take oath before submitting my resignation as PCB Chairman, which I have...

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Pakistan thrashes Thailand 10-0 in Asian Games hockey opener

Web Desk: Pakistan beat Thailand in men's Hockey match by 10-0 on Monday in the18th edition of Asian Games 2018 in Indonesia. Pakistan opened their goal tally with Toseeq Arshad scoring in the last minute of the first 15-minute quarter courtesy a penalty corner. Forward Muhammad Atiq’s hat-trick has helped Pakistan to defeat low rank team easily. He was awared...

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Afghanistan announces Eid holiday ceasefire with Taliban

KABUL: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announced a ceasefire with Taliban insurgents from Monday to mark the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday, days after fighting in the central city of Ghazni and a northern province. Taliban sources said their leaders had also provisionally agreed a four-day truce during the annual Islamic feast of sacrifice, though supreme leader Sheikh Haibatullah Akhunzada still had...

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World leaders congratulates PM Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: On Saturday, the United States of America (USA) felicitated Imran Khan for taking oath of office of the prime minister of Pakistan. "We welcome the newly elected Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on taking the oath of office," the US State Department said in a statement. "For over 70 years, the relationship between the United States and Pakistan has...

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Imran Khan and other sports stars turned politicians

Imran Khan's anointment as Pakistan's new prime minister caps a more than two decade transformation from a World Cup winning cricket captain to a world leader. But he is not the only one to have swapped playing fields for the hustings. Here are five other sport stars who have made a similar switch: George Weah  Imran's elevation to premier is...

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Big Nas, Nasir Jamshed banned for 10 years

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has handed 10-year ban to Nasir Jamshed over breaching of five of the PCB's anti-corruption codes on Friday. The anti-corruption tribunal denounced Mr. Jamshed guilty for violating PCB's anti-corruption code of conduct under Articles 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4 and 2.4.4 during the 2017 edition of Pakistan Super League. The PCB has also barred Mr....

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King of Qawwali: Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan being remembered on his 21st death anniversary

One of the many reasons that the people in West remembers Pakistan, legendary qawwal, mastero Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan 21st death anniversary is being observed today. The King of Qawwali died at the age of 48,  0n 16th August leaving behind a unparalleled legacy of 125 recorded albums. Nusrat was born on October 13, 1948 in Faisalabad and hailed from...

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Turkey says ready to discuss issues with US without threats

ANKARA: Turkey is ready to discuss its ongoing issues with the United States as long as there are no threats, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday, amid a widening dispute between the NATO allies that has sent the Turkish currency plunging. Speaking to ambassadors in Ankara, Cavusoglu also said Turkey’s relations with the European Union were on a firmer...

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Sri Lanka edge out South Africa by 3 wickets in only T20

COLOMBO: Spinner Lakshan Sandakan starred in Sri Lanka´s hard fought three-wicket win over South Africa in the only Twenty20 international after bowling out the visitors for their lowest total in the game´s shortest format. Electing to bat in the only T20 match of the tour, South Africa were bowled out for 98, a total the hosts surpassed with four overs...

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Karachi the Metropolis ranked among least habitable cities of the world: Survey

KARACHI: The provincial capital of Sindh and Pakistan’s commercial hub, Karachi has been ranked among the world’s least livable cities by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), which is the research analysis unit of the Economist Group. The annual EIU rankings consider factors such as stability, healthcare, education, infrastructure, culture and environment. Karachi ranked near the bottom of this year’s list...

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