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Punjab to administer polio vaccine and drops to children up to 10 years

LAHORE: The Punjab government on Sunday announced that children till the age of 10 years will be administrated polio drops after two new cases of polio surfaced in Lahore after two years. Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar was briefed about the new cases of polio in the province and told the children were administered polio drops under the polio campaign, however,...

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Forbes enlists Pakistan among 10 cool tourist destinations

Forbes has named Pakistan among 10 cool places to visit in 2019 as part of their annual list. Compiled by travel blogger Ann Abel, the list names must visit places from around the world after speaking to leading travel agents. According to Sara Barbieri a specialist with GeoEx, Explore the valleys of Hunza, Shigar and Khaplu via the renowned Karakoram...

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Christmas celebrations all around the world today

ISLAMABAD: Christmas on Tuesday is being celebrated all around the world. In Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan extended greetings to the Christian community on Christmas Day. "Wishing all our Christian citizens a happy and peaceful Christmas," the prime minister said in a tweet as the Christian community celebrates the festive occasion. President Dr Arif Alvi extended his warmest greetings to...

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Fake accounts case: Read complete Text of JIT report

A joint investigation team (JIT) report submitted in the Supreme Court has held former president Asif Zardari and Omni Group responsible in the mega money laundering and fake accounts case. A two-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard the suo motu case at the SC’s Lahore registry on Monday.On December 19, the JIT probing...

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Concept of Ali Arman Baltistani: First ever Muslim-Christian Christmas song released

By: |Syed Tazmeen Javed| In a surprising move, as we near to the Christmas Celebrations around the world, for the first time ever in Pakistan's history a Christmas song sang by both Muslim and Christian artists has been released on Saturday. However, this was not possible without the maestro, hard working and creative Ali Arman Baltistani who came up with...

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‘Justice’ named Merriam-Webster’s 2018 Word of the Year

“Justice” is what most people sought on Merriam-Webster, among the world’s most popular dictionaries, as the US publisher named that principle of being fair as the Word of the Year for 2018. Users looked up the word 74 percent more often than in 2017, said spokeswoman Meghan Lunghi for the website, which claims to be “America’s most trusted dictionary”. The...

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Israeli PM’s son blocked on Facebook for anti-Muslim posts

JERUSALEM: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu´s eldest, Yair, tweeted on Sunday that Facebook blocked his page for 24 hours over apparent anti-Muslim posts and called the leading social network a "dictatorship". In a message posted Thursday on his Facebook page, Yair Netanyahu had called for "all Muslims (to) leave" Israel. "Do you know where there are no attacks? In Iceland and...

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Google lists PM’s wife Bushra Bibi as top trending person in Pakistan

Web-Desk: Google has unveiled the annual Year in Search which highlights the top searches in Pakistan in the outgoing year 2018. Google’s Year in Search provides a snapshot of the trends, people, and happenings that captures the nation’s interest during the year. Below is the list of most googled persons of 2018 in Pakistan. 1- Bushra Maneka Bushra Bibi is...

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Fighting climate change in the shadow of Mount Everest

Formed in the shadow of Mount Everest, the turquoise depths of Nepal´s Imja glacial lake would be a breathtaking miracle of nature to behold — were they not a portent of catastrophic floods. Scientists warn that as climate change causes Himalayan glaciers to melt at an alarming rate, lakes like Imja could swell further and eventually collapse, triggering a terrifying...

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International Human Rights Day observed

ISLAMABAD: International Human Rights Day was observed today (Monday) to uphold human rights and throw light on the plight of the people being denied those basic rights. This year, Human Rights Day marks the 71th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.The day was commemorated in Pakistan and across the globe. on the occasion of international human rights day...

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Sindh, Balochistan face drought as Met office issues warning  

ISLAMABAD: The National Drought Monitoring Centre of the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) released another drought warning for this year. Quetta, Mastung, Gwadar, Awaran, Kech, Panjgur, Bolan, Kharan, Chagi, Noushki and Washuk areas of Balochistan face drought, the Met Office said. According to the same notification, Karachi, Hyderabad, Badin, Larkana, Sanghar, Dadu, Mityari, Shaheed Benzairabad, Mohenjodaro, Tharparkar, Jacobabad, Padidan, Thatta, Jamshoro,...

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CJP hosts population control conference at SC

ISLAMABAD: A conference on population control is currently under way at the Supreme Court. The conference, organised by the Law and Justice Commission, is being presided over by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Mian Saqib Nisar with Prime Minister Imran Khan as the chief guest. Addressing the conference, religious scholar Maulana Tariq Jameel said, "The creation of human beings is...

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Nigerian president denies dying, being replaced by lookalike impostor

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday quashed a rumour stemming from his ill health that he had died and been replaced by a lookalike impostor from Sudan, his spokesman said. "It´s real me, I assure you. I will soon celebrate my 76th birthday and I will still go strong," Buhari said as he met with the Nigerian diaspora in Poland,...

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Sindhi Cultural Day 2018 celebrated today in entire province

HYDERABAD: Sindhi Cultural Day celebrated across the province today with rallies being taken out in different cities and towns. Each year, the inhabitants of Sindh in Pakistan and elsewhere celebrate Sindhi Cultural Day on the first Sunday of December. Donning cultural dresses with Sindhi topi and ajrak, the traditional block printed shawls to spotlight centuries-old rich culture of Sindh, people...

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World AIDS Day: HIV taking shape of epidemic in Pakistan

World AIDS Day is being observed across the world on Saturday (Dec 1). In his message on the occasion, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said there is still time to scale-up testing for HIV to enable more people to access treatment to increase resources needed to prevent new infections and to end the stigma. The UN Secretary General said...

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23 civilians killed in US air strike in southern Afghanistan: UN

KABUL: At least 23 civilians, including women and children, were killed by a US air strike in southern Afghanistan earlier this week, according to a UN investigation, as ordinary Afghans continue to bear the brunt of the 17-year conflict. "Initial findings indicate that the vast majority of the victims were women and children," the UN mission in Afghanistan said in...

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PM Imran Khan approves interim province status for Gilgit-Baltistan: Media Report

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, according to a private news channel, Prime Minister Imran Khan approved interim province status for Gilgit-Baltistan, following the recommendations by a reforms committee. The recommendations were presented in a meeting, held on Tuesday, chaired by the premier. The committee also suggested that the region should be given its due rights, the report stated. Further, Federal Minister for...

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