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Travel & Leisure: A Trip Through Karachi Water Waves

Placed at an extremely strategic point where the coastal belt ranges from one shore of South Asia to UAE, Karachi offers the most ideal in water sports. By water sports here we mean the opportunity to go boating and fishing. Pakistan waters are known all over the world for the variety of fishes and the scenic beauty. There are a...

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IHC deems entire state responsible for Matiullah Jan kidnapping

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday slammed police for the kidnapping of journalist Matiullah Jan, saying that the entire state was responsible for the incident. The IHC was conducting the hearing of a petition regarding the journalist's abduction. Jan was kidnapped from outside his wife's school and remained missing for about 12 hours before he returned. "The way a journalist...

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SC takes notice of objectionable content on YouTube, other social media platforms against judiciary

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan took notice of objectionable content on social media platforms in the country Wednesday, noting that such forums are rife with content that incite hate against Pakistan’s institutions. The apex court was hearing a case against suspect Shaukat Ali pertaining to a sectarian crime when the topic came under discussion. During the hearing, Justice Qazi...

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Rawalpindi man who tortured mother in viral video arrested, granted interim bail

RAWALPINDI: Police said Wednesday evening they successfully arrested the man accused of torturing his mother in a video clip that went viral on social media. Punjab Police said on Twitter the accused, identified as Arsalan, was included in the investigation after being granted interim bail. "I apologise to my mother, as well as mothers across Pakistan and all over the...

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Zillhaj moon not sighted in Pakistan, Eid-ul-Adha on August 1, 2020: announces Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee

KARACHI: The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee has announced that the Zilhajj moon has not been sighted anywhere in the country, therefore, Eid ul Adha in Pakistan will be observed on August 1 (Saturday). The central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee on Tuesday met here in the city to sight the Zilhajj moon and determine the dates for Eid-ul-Azha 2020. The meeting was held with Mufti...

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Top military leadership reiterates ‘resolve to thwart any threat to Pakistan’s security’

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa, while presiding the 233rd Corps Commanders’ Conference, reaffirmed the resolve to thwart any threat to the country's security and expressed complete satisfaction with overall operational readiness of Pakistan Army. During the conference held at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi on Tuesday, the forum reviewed operational readiness and evolving threat spectrum in...

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ICC Test Rankings: Ben Stokes replaces Jason Holder to become No 1 Test all-rounder

After the completion of the second Test between England and West Indies, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has released another update in the Test rankings of cricketers. The outstanding show of Ben Stokes in the Manchester Test has earned him the top-most spot in ICC Players all-rounder rankings. The incredible English cricketer has leapfrogged his counterpart Jason Holder to become...

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Karachi Darul Sukoon incharge Sister Ruth Lewis passes away from coronavirus

Sister Ruth Lewis, incharge at the Darul Sukoon organisation in Karachi, passed away from the novel coronavirus at the Aga Khan University Hospital Monday night, the organisation said in a statement on Tuesday. She was 77. Sister Ruth had been admitted to the hospital since July 9, Darul Sukoon's Human Resources Manager Tariq Samuel said. Samuel added that 21 children...

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Govt’s responsibility to ensure Matiullah Jan’s safe recovery: Shibli Faraz

ISLAMABAD: Information minister Shibli Faraz on Tuesday said that it is the government's responsibility to safely recover kidnapped journalist Matiullah Jan. Faraz, while addressing a press conference, said that he spoke to interior minister Ijaz Shah about the incident and that "it is confirmed that [Jan] has been kidnapped". "I don't have the complete details right now [...] we are...

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PTA gives final warning to TikTok, blocks Bigo

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Monday issued a final warning to China-owned short-form mobile video platform TikTok and blocked live-streaming application Bigo over complaints of "immoral, obscene and vulgar content" and "extremely negative effects". In a press release issued late Monday, the PTA said it had received a "number of complaints ... from different segments of the society against...

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NAB freezes assests of former PM Shahid Khaqan, PML-N leader Miftah Ismail

National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has frozen the moveable and immovable assets of former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and former finance minister Miftah Ismail. According to details, after the freezing of assets of both Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders, they will not be able to transfer ownership of vehicles and property. The anti-graft watchdog has also stopped transfer of already...

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Matiullah Jan’s family says journalist has gone missing: HRCP

ISLAMABAD: Journalist Matiullah Jan's family has reported him missing, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) said on Monday. In a tweet, the commission demanded the government ensure the "safe recovery" of the journalist after reports emerged that he had gone missing in Islamabad. https://twitter.com/HRCP87/status/1285507097027923970 Jan's wife said, in an interview with the Independent Urdu, that his car was found outside...

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SC suspends release order of 196 terrorists indicted by military courts

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday suspended the Peshawar High Court's (PHC) order to release 196 people, who were convicted by military courts on terrorism charges. The apex court’s three-member bench, under Justice Musheer Alam, heard the case today. In today’s hearing, the bench summoned details of the cases against the individuals from the federal government. During the...

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10 killed, several injured as roofs of houses collapse due to heavy rain in Faisalabad

At least 10 people were killed in two separate incidents after the roof of a house collapsed due to heavy rain in Faislabad on Tuesday. Heavy rains lashed the city and its surrounding areas last night, during which the roof of a three-room house in Tandlianwala collapsed. Among those who died was a woman, her 13-year-old son, Mehdi Hassan, a...

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At least 1 dead, 7 wounded in blast in Turbat, Balochistan

QUETTA: One person died and seven others were injured after a blast took place in Turbat, Balochistan, on Tuesday morning. Police confirmed at least seven were injured when the blast took place in the city's Turbat Bazaar area. Among the injured, two are said to be in critical condition. Rescue efforts were underway at the site of the blast. The...

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Iran executes man convicted of locating Soleimani for US

Iran on Monday executed a former translator convicted of spying for the US and Israel, including helping to locate a top Iranian general killed later by the Americans, the judiciary said. The killing of Major General Qasem Soleimani in a US drone strike near Baghdad airport in January brought decades-old arch enemies Iran and the United States to the brink of conflict....

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Amir to join Pakistan squad in England

Fast bowler Mohammad Amir, who had initially pulled out of the England tour, will join the Pakistan squad following the birth of his second daughter last week, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Monday. The white-ball specialist and masseur Mohammad Imran underwent Covid-19 tests on Monday and they must register two negative results before they can join the team...

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