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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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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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145 whales die on remote New Zealand beach

Up to 145 pilot whales have died in a mass stranding on a remote part of a small New Zealand island, authorities said Monday. The stranding was discovered by a hiker late Saturday on Stewart Island, 30 kilometres (19 miles) off the southern coast of the South Island. Half of the whales were already dead and due to the condition...

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Infant undergoes successful bone marrow transplant at NIBD

KARACHI: An infant successfully underwent a bone marrow transplant at the National Institute of Blood Diseases & Bone Marrow Transplantation (NIBD) in Karachi. The infant had been diagnosed with Omens Syndrome (SCID RAG-2 homozygous) when he was 12 days old in June 2018. The child, who is the youngest in Pakistan to ever undergo the treatment, was donated a part...

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Pakistani female ASP lead charge against Chinese consulate attackers

KARACHI: Assistant superintendent of police Suhaee Aziz Talpur was among the first to rush to the Chinese consulate in Karachi upon reports of gunshots and blasts heard outside the building. ASP Suhaee Aziz led the security operation to foil the terrorist attack on the Chinese consulate, successfully engaging the suspects on the site. The first woman ASP from lower Sindh, Suhaee Aziz...

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Pakistan offer to build Kartarpur corridor for Sikh pilgrims accepted by New-Delhi

NEW DEHLI: On Thursday, the Indian government has approved the development of Kartarpur corridor months after Pakistan offered to build the passage to facilitate the Sikh pilgrims wanted to visit the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Narowal District near the Indian border. The decision was taken in a meeting chaired by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said Home Minister Rajnath Singh....

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Sikh pilgrims arrive in Pakistan for Baba Guru Nanak’s birth anniversary

Web Desk: Over 3800 Sikh Yatrees from India arrived in Lahore through special trains via Wagah on Wednesday. The yatrees will take part in the 549th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak in Gurduwara, Janam Istan in  Nankana Sahib. The officials of Evacuee Trust Properties Board received Yastrees at the Wagah railways station. The ETPB spokesman Aamir Hashmi said that...

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