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Fawad Chaudhry excommunicated from parliamentary proceedings

ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry was barred from attending Thursday’s Senate session after he failed to apologise as directed by the Senate chairman for inciting uproar during yesterday’s session. Senate chairman Sadiq Sanjrani earlier today demanded an apology from Chaudhry and warned the info minister that he would be barred from the Senate if he failed to apologise, as the...

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PM Imran summons National Security Council meeting today

ISLAMABAD: According to sources, Prime Minister Imran Khan has summoned a meeting of the National Security Council to review the peace and security situation in the country. The prime minister, along with his high-level delegation of ministers and advisers, returned to Pakistan on Monday from his first official trip to China since assuming charge as the country’s premier. He will...

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Ashiana Housing Scheme Scandal: Court extends Shehbaz’s transit remand for 10 days

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court in Islamabad on Tuesday extended former Punjab chief minister Shehbaz Sharif's transit remand till November 10 in the Ashiana Iqbal Housing scheme case. The leader of the opposition in the National Assembly and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president was produced before the court today by the National Accountability Bureau, after his previous seven-day remand ended. The...

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US Congress midterm elections poised for verdict on Donald Trump’s America

Donald Trump completed a whirlwind final push to stop Democrats from breaking his Republicans' stranglehold on the US Congress in bitter midterm elections Tuesday. Hitting three states in one day, with a final late rally in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Trump hammered home his boast that "the Republican agenda is the American dream." However, after an election campaign marred by extremist...

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US envoy Alice Well arrives in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Alice Wells, the United States Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, arrived in Islamabad on Tuesday to follow up on Qureshi-Pompeo meetings in Washington. The US envoy will hold meetings with senior officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, spokesman for the Foreign Office, Dr Mohammad Faisal, said on Twitter. The aim would be...

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Kashmir Martyrs Day: Indian Occupation forces can never suppress just political struggle for their legitimate right of self determination, says ISPR

RAWALPINDI: On Tuesday, Director-General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor has paid tribute to the martyrs of the Kashmiri struggle as the occupied valley observes Youm-e-Shuhada Jammu today. “Tribute to Kashmiri martyrs of 6 Nov 1947 & till date on KashmirMartyrsDay. Their great sacrifices shall accrue result IA,” Major General Ghafoor tweeted. Tribute to Kashmiri martyrs of...

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US diplomat Alice Wells to visit Islamabad on Tuesday

ISLAMABAD: Alice Wells, United States' Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, will arrive in Islamabad on Tuesday, the Foreign Office of Pakistan said. The US envoy will hold meeting with senior officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a spokesman for the Foreign office, Dr Mohammad Faisal, said on Twitter. US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary...

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Misbah backs Sarfraz to remain captain till 2019 World Cup

Web Desk: Former Pakistani skipper and Cricket committee member Misbah-ul-Haq on Monday comes in support of Skipper Sarfraz Ahmed to remain as captain of the national team till the 2019 World Cup scheduled in England.   “Sarfraz is leading the side from the front and one bad performance doesn’t mean that you start talking about replacing him,” he said while...

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Tencent to expand underage ID check to all games

HONG KONG: Tencent Holdings will expand an addiction-prevention system for underage gamers to all of its games, the company said on Monday, as the industry faces increased government scrutiny. A “healthy gaming” system that includes time limits on daily play and can perform facial recognition-aided ID checks, already in use on Tencent’s most popular Honour of Kings smartphone game, will...

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Culprits involved in Maulana Sami-ul-Haq’s murder to be arrested soon: Shehryar Afridi

Nowshera: State Minister for Interior Shehryar Afridi on Monday said he would present a detailed report to the prime minister regarding assassination of Maulana Sami-ul-Haq. He was talking to media at Darul Uloom Haqqania after offering condolence to Hamid-ul-Haq, son of Maulana Sami-ul-Haq. "Maulana Samiul Haq was a great personality and his role in seminary reforms in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was...

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US, South Africa, KSA starts preparations for Global Zalmi League

Web Desk: US, China, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, and Germany teams have started preparing for the Global Zalmi League. According to the press release issued by Peshawar Zalmi, Global Zalmi players have been selected for the South Korean team. Hong Kong's Kowloon Zalmi just joined the Global Zalmi platform. Global Zalmi league reaches a new stand point. Hong Kong's Kowloon...

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Camila Cabello leads MTV Europe award nods

MADRID: With six nominations, US singer Camila Cabello, whose hit song “Havana” reached the top of the US charts in January, is in prime position for the MTV Europe Music Awards held Sunday in Spain. Best song, best video, best artist… The 21-year-old Cuba-born singer is riding high, fresh from winning prestigious prizes at the MTV Video Music Awards in...

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New Australia cricket buzzwords make Warne ‘vomit’

PERTH: Test great Shane Warne says Australian cricket´s new buzzwords, including "elite honesty", make him "vomit" and actions not words should be the focus as the team works to turn itself around. Coach Justin Langer, appointed after the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa exposed a win-at-all-costs mentality, has cited the phrase as the way forward for Australian cricket. It followed...

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Unseeded Khachanov stuns Djokovic to win Paris Masters

PARIS: Russia´s Karen Khachanov clinched the biggest win of his career on Sunday with a 7-5, 6-4 upset of Novak Djokovic to claim the Paris Masters title. Khachanov became the third different first-time winner of a Masters tournament this year -- joining Juan Martin del Potro and John Isner -- and denied Djokovic a fourth title in a row ahead...

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PM Imran meets Russian Prime Minister in China

SHANGHAI: Prime Minister Imran Khan met his Russian counterpart, Dmitry Medvedev, in Shanghai on Monday and invited him to visit Islamabad. Earlier today, PM Imran, who is on his first official visit to China since assuming charge as the country’s premier, addressed the opening ceremony of International Import Expo in Shanghai. According to sources, the premier met his Russian counterpart...

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Khashoggi killing: Sons ask Saudis to return his body

WASHINGTON: The sons of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi have asked Saudi authorities to return the body of their father so the family can properly grieve, they told CNN in an interview aired Sunday. Khashoggi was killed inside the kingdom´s consulate in Istanbul by a team sent from Riyadh on October 2, a murder Turkey´s president said was ordered from "the...

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Joint drills a great forum to reinforce Pak-Russia military ties: COAS

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday visited the National Counter-Terrorism Centre, Pabbi, on the last day of Pakistan-Russia Joint Training Exercise ‘Druzhba III’, a statement from the Inter-Services Public Relations said. According to the ISPR, the exercise focused on counter-terrorism training of the Special Operation Forces of Pakistan and Ground Forces of the Russian...

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