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PM Imran, president, political leaders attend walima reception of army chief’s son

RAWALPINDI: Politicians, military officials and business tycoons on Monday night attended the walima reception of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa's son, held at the Army House in Rawalpindi. President Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Chaudhry Aitzaz Ahsan, Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, Syed Khursheed...

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Pakistan beat New Zealand by two runs in Twenty20 thriller

Left-arm pace bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi defended 17 runs in the last over as Pakistan defeated New Zealand by two runs in a thrilling finish to the first Twenty20 international in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. New Zealand needed six off the last delivery to tie the match but experienced batsman Ross Taylor managed just a boundary as New Zealand --...

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Afghan army helicopter crash leaves 25 dead

HERAT: An Afghan army helicopter carrying 25 people crashed in western Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing all those on board, officials said. The aircraft crashed due to "bad weather" in Anar Dara district, which borders Iran, Farah provincial governor spokesman Nasir Mehri said. The Taliban claimed its militants brought it down. Among the dead were the deputy army corps commander for...

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Govt hikes fuel prices; petrol price goes up by Rs5 per litre

ISLAMABAD: The Federal government on Wednesday has increased fuel prices on the recommendations of OGRA for the month of November. The new price for petrol has increased by Rs5 rupees. The revised price of petrol would be Rs97.83 per litre. The price of diesel has been increased by Rs6.37 rupees, while the price of light diesel has also been increased...

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PM Imran, COAS Gen. Bajwa discuss country’s overall security situation

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday called on Prime Minister Imran Khan at PM House in Islamabad. During the meeting, matters pertaining to country’s security situation in wake of protests following the Supreme Court’s verdict in Asia Bibi case came under discussion during the meeting. Earlier in a day, Prime Minister Imran Khan fully backed...

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PM backs SC’s verdict in Asia Bibi case, issues stern warning to agitators

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday fully backed the Supreme Court's verdict in Aasia Bibi Case and appealed the nation to remain vigilant against inciters. Addressing the nation tonight, PM Imran said the reaction on the Supreme Court decision by a small segment of society is not appropriate, adding that Pakistan is the only country in the world that...

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Netflix orders Prince documentary series

Netflix has hired Oscar-nominated filmmaker Ava DuVernay to direct a documentary series about late pop icon Prince, the streaming giant told AFP Tuesday. Little is known so far about the project focused on the singer, who died in 2016, other than DuVernay's involvement and that the series will have several episodes. Netflix confirmed its existence in a brief statement, following...

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Misbah-ul-Haq not to participate in next season of PSL

Web Desk: Former Pakistan and Islamabad United skipper Misbah-ul-Haq will not be part of the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). According to details, the Islamabad United franchise is currently in talks with the veteran cricketer about his next official role in the setup. The Islamabad-based franchise reportedly wants the former Pakistan captain to take up the position...

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Sourav Ganguly fears for Indian cricket amid #MeToo row

Former captain Sourav Ganguly expressed his "deep sense of fear" about the running of Indian cricket as he slammed the sloppy handling of #MeToo allegations against board chief executive Rahul Johri, among other key issues. Johri was accused of sexual harassment on October 12 in an account shared by author Harnidh Kaur on Twitter, and the board s administrative committee...

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Glasgow becomes part of Global Zalmi league

Web Desk: Pakistan's biggest sports entity, Peshawar Zalmi's Global Zalmi League has reached 30 teams around the world as Glasgow (Scotland) just became part of Global Zalmi. Pakistan Super League's top franchise in terms of brand value, Peshawar Zalmi has achieved another wondrous feat. Peshawar Zalmi Chairman, Mr. Javed Afridi said that Global Zalmi has become a platform for overseas...

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Section 144 imposed, pillion riding banned in Sindh for 10 days

KARACHI: Sindh government on Wednesday has banned pillion ridding and imposed section 144 in the entire province from October 31 to November. The following decision came after the Supreme Court’s decision in Asia Bibi blasphemy case as the top court released her from blasphemy charges fearing violence from religious quarters. The Punjab Home Department has also imposed Section 144 barring...

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IG Islamabad transfer Case: Cant Imagine to commit contempt of court, says information minister

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said he cannot even imagine committing contempt of court and the government will operate in accordance with the law while the country will be run as per Prime Minister Imran Khans policies. Speaking to the media after appearing before the Supreme Court in a suo motu case regarding the transfer of Islamabad Inspector...

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Gifts for Karachities: President Arif Alvi inaugurates Dhabeji train service

KARACHI: On Wednesday, President Arif Alvi inaugurated local train service in Karachi, which will become operational on November 1 for the general public. The local train will depart from City Station at 7 am and 5:45 pm, and go through seven stations including Drigh Road, Malir City, Landhi etc. The train ticket will cost between Rs25 to Rs80, according to...

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Shehbaz challenges PM Imran to prove NRO claim

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, Opposition leader in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif said he would leave politics if Prime Minister Imran Khan could prove that a request for a National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) was made. The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president questioned, while speaking ath the floor of National Assembly who had asked the prime minister for an NRO, and challenged...

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US Calls For Yemen Ceasefire, Jim Mattis Urges For Peace Talks Within ‘Next 30 Days’

WASHINGTON: The United States called Tuesday for a ceasefire and peace talks in Yemen, as the Saudi-led military coalition sent more than 10,000 new troops toward a vital rebel-held port city ahead of a new assault. Pentagon chief Jim Mattis said the US had been watching the conflict “for long enough,” adding that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates...

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Punjab govt imposes section 144 in entire provinces

LAHORE: The Punjab Home Department has imposed Section 144 barring the gathering of people in public places. Section 144 has been imposed across the province from October 31 to November 10. The following decision came after the Supreme Court's decision in Asia Bibi blasphemy case as the top court released her from blasphemy charges fearing violence from religious quarters. A...

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Aasia Bibi's departure

Aasia acquitted by top court, orders prompt release

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday acquitted Asia Bibi, a Christian woman sentenced to death over alleged blasphemy, and ordered her immediate release, declaring her 'not guilty'. A three-judge special bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and Justice Mazhar Alam Khan Miankhel heard Bibi's 2014 appeal against her conviction...

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