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Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan’s Pakistani cousin Noor Jehan passes away in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: Noor Jehan, a cousin of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, has passed away in Peshawar, her family told media on Tuesday. Noor Jehan's younger brother, Mansoor Ahmed, confirmed the news of her death, saying she had been fighting cancer for some time. Jehan, a paternal cousin of the leading Indian film actor, resided in the Shah Wali Qataal area close to...

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Fixit founder Alamgir Khan arrested post clash with PPP workers

KARACHI: Police arrested on Sunday FixIt campaigner Alamgir Khan following a clash between FixIt volunteers and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) workers in Karachi. A clash erupted between PPP workers and Fixit volunteers near Teen Talwar this evening. A protest was called by the FixIt workers outside Local Government Minister Saeed Ghani's office at Teen Talwar. The PPP workers gathered ahead...

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COAS calls for public-private partnership in Pakistan’s defence industry

Web Desk - (Syed Ahad Hussain) RAWALPINDI: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday stressed on the need for enhanced cooperation between the public and private sectors to transform Pakistan's defence industry into a vibrant, self-reliant and self-sustained entity. The Army Chief, while addressing the two-day national seminar "Defence Production – Security through Self Reliance"...

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Moonwalkers tell what it’s like on the Moon

Twelve American men walked on the Moon between 1969 and 1972, with most describing in great detail their experiences on the dusty, low-gravity world lit by the blinding light of the Sun. Here are their impressions, collected from a series of oral history interviews by Nasa during the 1990s and 2000s, unless otherwise stated. Right after landing "That's where you...

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IHC declares arbitration council’s permission mandatory for second marriage

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court declared on Sunday the permission from the arbitration council mandatory for second marriage, regardless of the husband having prior permission from the first wife. In a 12-page statement issued today by IHC’s Chief Justice Athar Minallah, the court declared mandatory to take the arbitration council’s permission prior to the second marriage. The court ruled, "a...

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Former Premier Benazir Bhutto’s 66th birth anniversary today

The 66th birth anniversary of Pakistan’s iconic former prime minister Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto is being celebrated today. Benazir was born on 21st June 1953 in Karachi to Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Nusrat Bhutto. She belonged to an influential political family which became a dynasty in Pakistan. She left for the esteemed Harvard University at the age of 16 to pursue...

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China’s panda diplomacy puts a smile on ‘best friend’ Putin’s face

Chinese President Xi Jinping presented two pandas to Moscow’s zoo at a ceremony with Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, in a gesture the Russian president described as a sign of deepening trust and respect between the two powers. Xi unveiled the pandas - Ru Yi and Ding Ding - after talks with Putin whom he called his “best friend” at the...

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British Airways lands in Pakistan with 240 passengers after 11 years

ISLAMABAD: After the resumption of operations in Pakistan, the first flight of the British Airways landed at the Islamabad airport, carrying 240 passengers. British Airways resumed flight operations in Pakistan after 11 years. At the time of taking off from London, the airways crew gave passengers flowers and sweets. Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan, Prime Minister's Special Assistant on Overseas...

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1st transgender person appointed by Human rights ministry: Mazari

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's ministry of human rights has appointed its first transgender person, Minister Shireen Mazari announced on Thursday. In a tweet, the minister said, "welcomed our first transgender Ayesha Moghul who is going to work in MOHR as a resource person." https://twitter.com/ShireenMazari1/status/1134000072776134662 Mazari also expressed her gratefulness for the United Nations Development Programme's (UNDP) Pakistan chapter for facilitating the hiring...

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COAS, Afghan NSA discuss regional security

RAWALPINDI: Afghanistan's National Security Adviser (NSA), Hamdullah Mohib, met with Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the Army's General Headquarters (GHQ) on Wednesday. Matters related to mutual interest and peace and stability in the region were discussed during the meeting, said the official press release of the Pakistan Army media wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). ISPR...

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Youm-e-Takbeer: Pakistan observing 21st anniversary of Country’s first nuclear test

KARACHI: Pakistanis are observing Youm-e-Takbeer marking the country's first nuclear tests. On May 28, Pakistan carried out five nuclear tests in Chagai, Balochistan followed by another test on May 30 in Kharan. Pakistan had carried out the tests in response to India's test of nuclear weapons in Pokhran an area in the state of Rajasthan. Following the tests, Pakistan became...

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Youm-e-Ali: security alert nation-wide, cellular service suspended

KARACHI: Roadblocks and containers have been set up on Karachi’s MA Jinnah Road, Empress Market, Saddar and Preedy Street ahead of the Youm-e-Ali procession. A search operation was also conducted by police and Rangers at Cantt Station, Rizvia Society, Jamshed Quarters, Lasbela and Patel Para neighbourhoods of the metropolis. Youm-e-Ali, observed on the 21st of Ramzan, sees large processions across...

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Army Chief visits Command and Staff College Quetta

QUETTA: The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Command and Staff College in Quetta, the Pakistan Army media-wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Thursday. COAS, in his address to staff course students and teachers, said Pakistan in recent past faced many challenges successfully and the country is on the path of attaining lasting peace and...

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Iconic Amjad Sabri’s third death anniversary being observed today

KARACHI: The 3nd death anniversary of eminent Qawwal Amjad Sabri is being observed today, 16th Ramazan, 2019. Sabri, 40, and an associate were travelling in a car in Liaquatabad 10 area, when unidentified gunmen fired at their vehicle, critically injuring him. The two were shifted to Abbasi Shaheed hospital immediately, where Sabri succumbed to his injuries. Both front side windows...

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Army Chief, DG ISPR pay homage to mothers of martyrs on Mother’s Day

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Sunday paid tribute to the mothers of martyrs on Mother's Day adding that Pakistan will remain unbeatable till mothers who are ready to sacrifice their sons for the soil are present. "Salute to such mothers who sacrificed their sons as brave soldiers for Pakistan," COAS said in his message....

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Mother Day: A Mom who never refrains from going to length to comfort her child

KARACHI: Mother’s Day is being observed today in countries across the world including Pakistan that celebrates the countless sacrifices of the figure who never refrains from going to any length to comfort her offspring. The day which falls on the second Sunday of May every year, celebrates the mother of the family and her countless sacrifices and devotion. It also...

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The inheritors Karachi feeding people of all faith in the month of Ramazan

By: |Syed Tazmeen Javed| Ramazan is about the feeling for others. If the feeling is dead then there is no way to claim humanity. Therefore, I decided to briefly write about an organization that is rolling Dastarkhuwan to serve food in Karachi. Headed by Shahmeer Alam Nadeem, the inheritors Karachi along with other charity organizations are working tirelessly to provide...

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