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Safe And Sound With Relatives In DI Khan, Missing CDA Deputy Director’s video surfaces

Web Desk: Capital Development Authority (CDA) Deputy Director Ayaz Khan, who was earlier reported as ‘missing’ from Islamabad by his family members, has rejected the reports of his disappearance. Ayaz Khan issued a video statement on Friday saying he was in Dera Ismail Khan with his relatives and completely safe and sound. In a video message Ayaz Khan said, I...

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Diwali in Pakistan: Pictorial Edition

The Hindu community in Pakistan celebrated Diwali on November 7 across the country. Earthen lamps were lit up at houses, special prayers were held at temples, sweets were distributed and the sky was illuminated with fireworks. Diwali celebrations at Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Karachi - Online  Hindu community celebrating Diwali festival at Karshina Mandir in Lahore - APP   Hindu community celebrating...

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Australia rest Starc, Lyon for South Africa, India T20s

SYDNEY: Pace spearhead Mitchell Starc, veteran spinner Nathan Lyon and all-rounder Mitch Marsh were all left out of Australia´s Twenty20 squad Thursday to play South Africa and India. Coach Justin Langer said they, along with Peter Siddle, would be better off playing Sheffield Shield cricket to be ready for a busy home summer featuring four Tests against India and two...

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NRO has taken place between firebrand clerics and Govt, says Zardari

KHAIRPUR: Former president Asif Zardari on Thursday said a National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) was given to clerics who used derogatory language. The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman while speaking to the media in Khairpur responded to a question regarding the government’s earlier statements on the NRO and said, “They gave an NRO just days earlier.” Referring to an agreement between...

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Samsung gives first glimpse of foldable phone

SAN FRANCISCO: Samsung unveiled its much-anticipated foldable phone in San Francisco on Wednesday, urging Android developers to start writing apps for it. The South Korean tech company needs to get the foldable phone right to reverse steep declines in profit for its mobile division and restore some of the cachet its brand has lost to Apple. Foldable phones promise the...

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PTV MD Atta ul Haq Qasmi’s appointment declared defunct by SC

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday declared former managing director and chairman of Pakistan Television (PTV) Atta ul Haq Qasmi’s appointment and the perks granted to him as illegal. A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard a case pertaining to Qasmi's appointment as managing director as well as the amount of salary and...

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Soldier martyred by unprovoked Indian firing from India along LoC

RAWALPINDI: A soldier embraced martyrdom in unprovoked Indian firing along the Line of Control (LoC), the Inter-Services Public Relations said on Thursday. According to the ISPR statement, Sepoy Zaheer Ahmed was martyred in Thub Sector of LOC due to unprovoked firing by Indian troops. He belonged to Sultan Pur village, Tehsil and District Bhimber, and is survived by a widow....

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Four federal ministers summoned for hearing of PTV, Parliament attack cases

ISLAMABAD: An anti-terrorism court in the federal capital on Thursday directed four federal ministers to appear for the next hearing of the cases related to attacks on Pakistan Television (PTV) and Parliament House in 2014. ATC Judge Syed Kausar Abbas Zaidi heard the cases pertaining to the attacks on PTV and Parliament House in 2014. Accepting the requests for exemptions...

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Delhi suffers toxic smog hangover after Diwali firework frenzy

NEW DELHI: Air pollution in New Delhi hit hazardous levels Thursday after a night of free-for-all Diwali fireworks, despite Supreme Court efforts to curb the smog-fuelling partying. Major monuments including the India Gate and Red Fort were hidden by a toxic haze. Commuters donned masks as visibility on major roads was reduced to barely 50 metres (160 feet). Diwali is...

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Donald Trump says CNN’s Acosta ‘a rude, terrible person’ over question about immigrants

WASHINGTON: A visibly angry President Donald Trump branded CNN's White House correspondent Jim Acosta a "rude, terrible person" and an "enemy of the people" in a testy exchange on national television Wednesday the day after America's midterm elections. Trump laid into the CNN star — the latest in a long history of fiery run-ins between the pair — after Acosta...

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Indian unprovoked firing: Sepoy Zaheer Ahmed embraces martyrdom at LoC

RAWALPINDI: On Thursday, a soldier embraced martyrdom in unprovoked Indian firing along the Line of Control (LoC), the Inter-Services Public Relations said. Sepoy Zaheer Ahmed was martyred in Thub Sector of LOC due to unprovoked firing by Indian troops, according to the ISPR statement. He belonged to Sultan Pur village, Tehsil and District Bhimber, and is survived by a widow....

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Appointment of Attaul Haq Qasmi as MD PTV was illegal: Supreme Court

ISLAMABAD:According to Newsone, the Supreme Court on Thursday declared the appointment of Attaul Haq Qasmi as Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) managing director illegal. The court has directed the authorities to retrieve the salary and incentives worth Rs19.78 crore from Qasmi.

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Eight die, scores injured in Indus Highway accident

DADU: At least eight people including a woman were killed and 26 injured when a passenger bus and trailer collided on Indus Highway in Sindh’s, Dadu district on Wednesday night. According to police, the passenger bus was travelling from Larkana to Karachi when it collided with a trailer near Makhdoom Bilawal area in Dadu, resulting in eight dead and 26...

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Saudi King Salman supports son MbS on public tour despite Khashoggi crisis

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has embarked on a domestic tour this week with his favourite son, demonstrating his support for his chosen heir despite the crisis spawned by the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Roads were lined with Saudi flags and images of the king and his son Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman when they arrived in the central...

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Aasia Bibi's departure

Confusion still looms on Aasia Bibi’s departure, FO claims Aasia still in Pakistan

MULTAN: Aasia Bibi, a Pakistani-Christian woman who spent eight years on death row but was acquitted by the Supreme Court last week in a blasphemy case against her, was freed from the prison here in the city, her lawyer said Wednesday night. Bibi, a mother of five, is believed to have already flown out of the city of Multan where she was...

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Boult hat-trick stuns Pakistan in first ODI

ABU DHABI: New Zealand beat Pakistan by 47 runs in the first One-Day International of three-match series in Abu Dhabi here on Wednesday. Batting first, New Zealand set a target of 267 runs for Pakistan. In reply, Pakistan were all-out by scoring 219 runs in 47.2 overs. The left-arm strike bowler took a hat-trick with his eighth, ninth and 10th deliveries...

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Ross Taylor doubts Hafeez’s bowling action during match

Web Desk: An interesting development was witnessed during the first one Day between Pakistan and New Zealand when Batsman Ross Taylor by violating the rules of ICC raised objections on the bowling action of Muhammad Hafeez by calling him a 'chucker'. Taylor objected to the bowling action in the 26th over of New Zealand innings. The Kiwi batsman told the...

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