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Fazl claims of being offered Senate Chairman post by PTI

ISLAMABAD: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Thursday claimed that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)-led government had made various attempts to bribe him with lucrative offers during his recent Azadi March including the post of Senate chairman. "You don't know what offers they made me," he said, referring to the government. "I was told to leave my seat [at...

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Jami is “immensely brave” for speaking out as a survivor: Osman Khalid Butt

Actor Osman Khalid Butt has spoken out in support of filmmaker Jami Mehmood, who recently disclosed that he was raped 13 years ago. In a post on the micro-blogging website, Butt raised his concern about gender stereotypes and the way society shies away from openly talking about sexual harassment and rape. “In conversation over dinner three days ago, the subject...

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Australian regulator files privacy suit against Google alleging location data misuse

SYDNEY: An Australian regulator has filed a lawsuit against Alphabet Inc’s Google, accusing it of misleading smartphone users about how it collected and used personal location data, advancing a global crackdown on the world’s biggest tech firms. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) said the local Google unit did not tell users of its Android operating system for almost...

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Kohli and team’s security to be beefed up after Indian agency receives terror threat

The Indian national cricket team’s security is set to be increased after National Investigation Agency (NIA) reportedly received an anonymous letter detailing that captain Virat Kohli and team are on a threat list, India Today reported on Tuesday. The Indian team is to gear up against Bangladesh at the Arun Jaitley Stadium on Sunday, in view of which the Indian agency has alerted...

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Nepali scales 14 highest peaks in just over six months

A Nepali mountaineer on Tuesday smashed the record for summiting the world's 14 highest peaks, racing up all "8000ers" in just seven months, according to a post on his social media accounts. Nirmal Purja completed the climb of the 14 mountains, all over 8,000 metres (26,250 feet) in seven months, the post said. The previous record was almost eight years....

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Aviation body rejects India’s complaint against Pakistan for Modi’s airspace usage

International aviation body on Tuesday rejected New Delhi’s complaint against Pakistan’s refusal to allow Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's request to travel to Saudi Arabia, reported Indian publication Firstpost. "The Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention), which ICAO helps governments to cooperate under, only applies to the operations of civilian aircraft and not to state or military aircraft,” the publication...

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Fazlur Rehman-led Azadi March arrived in Lahore

After an overnight stay in Multan, the caravan of Azadi March led by Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman arrived in Lahore today (Tuesday) on the third day of the protest. Thousands of people, including seminary students, are participating in the march. The main opposition parties, including Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), have finalised a...

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Super Kyarr cyclone active in Arabian Sea

Super cyclonic storm KYARR is active in the Arabian Sea. Under the influence of this storm, moist currents are penetrating coastal areas of Sindh. A westerly wave is also present along with Northwestern parts of the country. According to the spokesperson of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), in case of any emergency, NDMA has established a 300 tent camp in...

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Nationwide traders’ two-day strike begins today

Trader associations is observing a two-day strike across the country on October 29 and 30 to protest ‘huge taxes’ imposed by the federal government. All Pakistan Anjuman-e-Tajran (APAT) Central General Secretary Naeem Mir announced the decision during a press conference in Lahore. The imposition of unjustified 17% sales tax, turn over tax and CNIC-based invoicing system had made it impossible...

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PEMRA clears earlier notification barring anchors from appearing as TV guest

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) said on Monday that its earlier advisory was misinterpreted, backtracking on its previous notification barring TV talk show anchors from appearing on other similar programmes. PEMRA on Sunday, through a notification, had banned regular TV anchors from being guests on other talk shows. In its latest advisory, the regulatory authority said that there...

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Abu Bakr- Al Baghdadi body buried at sea: US military

WASHINGTON: The body of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was buried at sea by the US military after he killed himself during the weekend raid on his Syrian hideout, a Pentagon source revealed on Monday. No details were given on where or when the body was disposed of, but it paralleled the 2011 sea burial of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden after...

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IHC suspends NADRA decision to revoke Hafiz Hamdullah’s citizenship

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court on Tuesday suspended National Database and Registration Authority's (Nadra) decision to cancel the citizenship of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) leader and former senator Maulana Hafiz Hamdullah. According to NewsOne, IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah heard the petition filed against the cancellation of JUI-F leader's citizenship. During the hearing, Justice Minallah inquired whether Maulana Hamdullah had kids....

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PM Khan writes letter to Turkey’s Erdogan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan, in a letter to President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has felicitated the people and the Government of Turkey on the occasion of its 96th Republic Day. In his letter, the prime minister conveyed his sincerest and heartfelt felicitations to the Turkish people and the government. “This historic day symbolizes the courage of the Turkish...

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State of emergency declared in California as it engulfs in wildfire

Thousands of firefighters battled into the early hours Monday, losing ground to the huge blaze burning through the famed Sonoma wine region in northern California. California's governor declared a statewide emergency on Sunday as the wind-driven Kincade Fire spread to more than 34,000 acres (14,000 hectares), forcing residents to flee. In Los Angeles, meanwhile the local fire department issued mandatory...

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PM Imran will soon tender his resignation, claims Bilawal

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said on Monday that good times lay ahead for Pakistanis as Prime Minister Imran Khan will soon tender his resignation. The PPP chairman was addressing media in Islamabad, where he said that the Azadi March has just begun and a lot many things lay in near future to happen. He further...

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Court declares Salman Shehbaz proclaimed offender

LAHORE: An accountability court on Monday declared Salman Shehbaz a  proclaimed absconder for his failure to appear before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). A NAB prosecutor told the court that the accountability watchdog had summoned Salman in connection with an inquiry into money laundering and possession of assets beyond known sources of income. All the properties of the suspect, both...

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Azadi March: Fazl joins caravan from Larkana as protest enters second day

LARKANA: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) Ameer Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman joined the anti-government Azadi March from Larkana, as the caravan of protesters resumed journey from Sukkur on the second day, Monday. The Azadi March officially began after an address by Maulana Fazl at Sohrab Goth, Karachi. The caravan proceeded to the Super Highway (M9) after smaller demonstrations departed from the city’s six districts...

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