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Colonel Joseph name in ‘Black List’, Interior Ministry informs IHC

ISLAMABAD: The Interior Ministry  has submitted its reply before the Islamabad High Court saying that the diplomat’s Colonel Joseph name is in the 'black list' according to which he cannot leave the country, however, he added that placing the official’s name in the Exit Control List (ECL) is a long process. The reply further stated that the Vienna Convention ensures immunity...

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Colonel Joseph name in ‘Black List’, Interior Ministry informs IHC

ISLAMABAD: The Interior Ministry  has submitted its reply before the Islamabad High Court saying that the diplomat’s Colonel Joseph name is in the 'black list' according to which he cannot leave the country, however, he added that placing the official’s name in the Exit Control List (ECL) is a long process. The reply further stated that the Vienna Convention ensures immunity...

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Flying taxi start-up hires designer behind Fiat 500, modern Mini

Lilium, a German start-up with Silicon Valley-scale ambitions to put electric “flying taxis” in the air next decade, has hired Frank Stephenson, the designer behind iconic car brands including the modern Mini, Fiat 500 and McLaren P1. Lilium is developing a lightweight aircraft powered by 36 electric jet engines mounted on its wings. It aims to travel at speeds of...

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Nawaz admits fault for not shutting NAB despite knowing it to be creation of ‘Martial law’

ISLAMABAD: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif admitted it was a Pakistan Muslim League(Nawaz) fault for not initiating measures to shut down the National Accountability Bureau(NAB) while knowing that the NAB was creation of the 'Martial Law regime'. Talking to the media before appearing in front of the Accountability Court pertaining to Avenfield reference that revolves around buying of London flats...

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Macron visits Donald Trump as nuclear deal with Iran hangs in balance

MOUNT VERNON/WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron emphasized pomp and ceremony on Monday as Macron began a state visit to Washington likely to be dominated by differences with the United States over trade and the nuclear accord with Iran. As Macron headed to the United States, the Iranian government urged European leaders to convince Trump not...

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Ban on recruitment in govt institutions: CJP observes ECP to clarify ban on ‘nature of appointments’

ISLAMABAD: The Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar resumed the hearing pertaining to the suo motu notice over the ban on recruitment in government institutions before elections by the Election Commission of Pakistan. CJP Saqib Nisar, wile heading a three member bench addressed the secretary of ECP seeking explanation that on which nature of appointments the Polls monitoring body...

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Pakistan-China to enhance bilateral ties, Kh Asif tells President Xi Jinping

BEJING: Foreign Minister Khawaja Mohammad Asif said that Pakistan and China have both resolved to enhance bilateral cooperation with the pledge to play a key role for regional stability through the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). Talking to media, along with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi after their meeting on the sidelines of the SCO Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) moot...

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Ali Zafar seeks apology from Meesha Shafi in Rs100 million legal notice

Veteran Artist Ali Zafar,  who is now a days in the realm of serious allegations of 'sexual harassment' by her colleague Meesha Shafi has reportedly sent a defamation notice worth of  Rs. 100 million" to the latter, or otherwise seeking an apology from her or prove the claims. Last Thursday Meesha Shafi alleged Ali Zafar for sexually  harassing her more than...

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Police says 10 dead, 15 wounded as man rams van into pedestrians in Toronto

TORONTO: A driver deliberately ploughed his white Ryder rental van into a lunch-hour crowd in Toronto on Monday, killing 10 people and injuring 15 along a roughly 1.6-kilometre (mile-long) stretch of sidewalk thronged with pedestrians, police said. The incident — which Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called a “tragic and senseless attack” — was one of the most violent in recent...

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Bus plunge in North Korea kills 32 Chinese tourists

Thirty-two Chinese tourists and four North Koreans were killed when a bus plunged from a bridge in North Korea, Chinese officials and state media said Monday. Two other Chinese nationals were injured in Sunday's accident south of the capital Pyongyang, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang told a regular press briefing. Lu said China was investigating the cause of the...

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Being Muslim enough pretext to be raped, killed and beaten in India says Indian activist

By: | Muhammad Ali Azlan |   LONDON: Indian activist Amrit Wilson writing for The Guardian called India ‘republic of fear’ in an article which has been making a buzz in India and overseas said that rape culture under Narendra Modi’s government is celebrated by biased ministers and activists belonging to extremist Bharati Janata Party (BJP) and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh...

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China reassures Pakistan on ties ahead of Xi’s meeting with Modi

BEIJING: China on Monday reassured Pakistan that relations between the two countries were as firm as ever and would “never rust”, ahead of a meeting this week between President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi that could unnerve Islamabad. China and Pakistan like to call each other “all weather friends” and their traditional close ties have long been...

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COAS Bajwa, Sri Lankan army commander discuss matters of mutual interest

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday met with Sri Lankan army commander Mahesh Senanayaka at General Headquarters (GHQ), ISPR reported. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) matters of mutual interest and security situation of the region was discussed during the meeting. Sri Lankan Army commander hailed the sacrifices of Pak army in fight against...

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Proteas to host Pakistan in December

Web Desk: South Africa to host Pakistan in end of this year following three Test matches, Five one-day internationals and three Twenty20 (T20Is). According to Cricket South Africa (CA), the first Test will kick off at SuperSport Park on Boxing Day for the first time since 1992, followed by the traditional New Year Test at Newlands and the final Test...

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Baby Mirza-Malik? Could Sania and Shoaib be expecting their first child

Indian Tennis ace Sania Mirza and Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik might be expecting their first child. The couple posted a picture on Twitter of a family wardrobe compartment signifying three columns, one with two adult sized T-shirts reading Mirza and Malik respectively but the column in the middle was dedicated to a little romper hanging there reading the Initials, Mirza-Malik....

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It’s a boy: Kate, wife of UK’s prince William, gives birth

LONDON (Reuters) - Kate, wife of UK’s Prince William, gave birth to a baby boy on Monday, the couple’s third child, her husband’s office said. The boy, the couple’s second son, weighed 8 lbs 7oz and William was present for the birth. “The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and members...

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Careem hit by cyber attack, data breach affected up to 14 million users

Web Desk: Ride hailing platform Careem has said on Monday it has faced a cyber attack by online criminals and up to 14 million users data in the Middle East, North Africa, Pakistan and Turkey has been stolen. On January 14, the company detected the breach in the computer systems which hold the account data of customers and captains. According...

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