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Don’t compare match with strikes: DG ISPR responds to Indian minister

Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor on Monday responded to Indian Home Minister Amit Shah's congratulatory message to the Indian cricket team after their win over Pakistan in the World Cup clash, in which he said: "Another strike on Pakistan by Team India and the result is same." "Congratulations to the entire team for this superb...

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Reference: Supreme Judicial Council issues notice to Justice Qazi Faez Isa

The Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) on Thursday issued notices to Supreme Court's Justice Qazi Faez Isa and Justice Karim Khan Agha of the Sindh High Court over references filed against them. The SJC — the only constitutional forum that can examine the conduct of superior court judges and recommend their removal — will hold a hearing of the two references...

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Meesha Shafi’s harassment allegations denied by nine witnesses

A session court on Thursday recorded statements of nine witnesses presented by Ali Zafar’s counsel during the defamation case hearing filed against Meesha Shafi. On May 21, seven witnesses presented by singer, actor Ali Zafar out of nine submitted affidavits in the defamation case against singer Meesha Shafi rejecting her allegations of sexual harassment. Witnesses including Guitarist Asad Ahmed, bass...

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Dollar drops to Rs148.70 in interbank market

The value of dollar in interbank further fall to Rs148.70 in interbank market on Thursday as rupee got some potency in the money market. The decrease in value also reflected in the open market, forcing the dollar to drop its value by Re0.50 to Rs149.50. As the external payments have been made, steadiness started returning to the money according to...

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OGRA proposes to increase petrol prices by Rs8.53 per litre

KARACHI: The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) on Thursday proposed the Petroleum Division to increase petrol price by Rs8.53 per litre, raising the price to Rs116.95 per litre. According to sources, Ogra has also purposed to increase prices of high speed diesel and kerosene oil by Rs8.99 and Rs1.69 per litre respectively. The new suggested price of kerosene oil...

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COAS endorses death punishment to retired army officer, one civilian over espionage

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday endorsed punishment to two Army and one civil officer on the charges of espionage/ leakage of sensitive information to foreign agencies prejudice to the national security, according to the military media wing Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR). The officers were tried under Pakistan Army Act (PAA) and Official Secret Act...

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Shadab Khan’s journey from Mianwali to World Cup

A relentless training routine and "unparalleled" commitment have taken leg-spinner Shadab Khan from club cricket in Mianwali to the World Cup in just a few short years. The 20-year-old, already third in the world Twenty20 bowling rankings, caught the eye of none other than Prime Minister Imran Khan ─ who led Pakistan to their only World Cup win in 1992....

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Sindh not getting due share in PSDP: Murad Ali Shah

KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh, Murad Ali Shah claimed on Thursday that the province is not getting the due share in Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP). Talking to reporters after attending the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting headed by the prime minister, Imran Khan, a day before in Islamabad, Murad Ali Shah said that that the former did not take the...

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Fake Bank Accounts Case: IHC extends pre-arrest bail for Zardari, Talpur till June 10th

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court extended the pre-arrest bail of Asif Ali Zardari and Faryal Talpur till June 10th in Fake Bank Accounts Case. Pakistan People's Party leader and ex-president of Pakistan, Zardari had sought another extension over the pre-arrest bail in money laundering case filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on the orders of Supreme Court of Pakistan....

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South Africa VS England: Proteas decides to field first in World Cup opening match after winning toss

OVAL: South African Captain Faf du Plessis decided to field first in the opening match of the World Cup, 2019 being played in the Oval ground against the host England. England, The number 1 ranked ICC team is all set ready to face South Africa, after suffering a 12-run defeat against Australia during the first warm-up match played on Saturday....

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PM Imran leaves for KSA to attend OIC summit

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan left for Saudi Arabia for a two-day visit on Thursday to attend the 14th Summit of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) which will be held in Makkah on May 31. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi who is already in Saudi Arabia prior to his departure stressed the importance of the OIC summit to...

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PSE witnessing bullish trend on second consecutive day

KARACHI: Following the upward trajectory a day before, the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) continued its bullish trend on Thursday. At the time this report was posted, the benchmark KSE-100 index was up 92.18 points. The current index was 36,051.61 points with a 0.26% change. On Wednesday, the KSE-100 gained 1,010 points closing just shy of the 36,000 points level. A...

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PTM MNA Mohsin Dawar arrested from North Waziristan: sources

Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement leader and Member of National Assembly, Mohsin Dawar has been arrested from North Waziristan on Thursday, a source privy to the development revealed. Dawar arrest came following the protest he headed along with Ali Wazir---- another MNA from PTM, on Sunday at Waziristan against the deployment of Army in the tribal area which then later converted into...

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Renowned journalist Idrees Bakhtiar passes away in Karachi

KARACHI: On Wednesday, veteran journalist Idrees Bakhtiar passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest in Karachi. Bakhtiar, 74, was briefly admitted in a Karachi hospital after suffering the cardiac arrest. The renowned journalist has served as head of the Editorial Committee of Geo News and had previously been affiliated with the BBC and Herald among several other publications. The funeral...

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Hasan Ali unafraid of flat pitches at World Cup

Seamer Hasan Ali says he is not worried about the prospect of flat pitches that are likely to favour batsmen during the World Cup in England and Wales. The 24-year-old was Pakistan's star performer in the Champions Trophy win in England two years ago, taking 13 wickets to finish as player of the tournament. But his recent form has been...

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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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World Cup 2019: Opening ceremony kicks off in London

The opening ceremony of the 2019 Cricket World Cup has commenced at The Mall in front of Buckingham Palace in London. The ceremony, termed "opening party", will be attended by the skippers of all 10 participating teams. The captains got to meet Elizabeth II, the Queen of the United Kingdom, ahead of the ceremony as tweeted by the royal family....

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