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Dollar weekly gained by Rs7.24 in interbank market

KARACHI: The price of dollar in the interbank market rose by Rs7.24 during the week. In the business week, dollar reached its peak rate at Rs156. The US dollar rose by Rs2.94 in the interbank market to reach Rs155.84. In interbank market, Euro gained by Rs9.54, reaching Rs175.61. As for Pound Sterling, it was of Rs 197.03 by gaining Rs9.11.

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World Cup 2019: Fakhar Zaman, a soldier midst players

Fakhar Zaman was still establishing himself in the Pakistan team when Jasprit Bumrah's no-ball in the Champions Trophy final triggered his unlikely rise from navy sailor to World Cup talisman. India appeared to have made the perfect start in the 2017 Champions Trophy showpiece when Zaman edged to wicketkeeper MS Dhoni off Bumrah. However, the Indian fast bowler had overstepped...

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Petition challenging Maryam Nawaz’s appointment as PML-N VP to be heard by ECP

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will hear Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) petition challenging the appointment of Maryam Nawaz as vice president of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N). ECP has sent notice to Maryam with the hearing of the petition fixed for June 17. Parliamentary secretary Farrukh Habib, Maleeka Bokhari, Kanwal Suazab and Javeria Zafar has submitted the petition, which...

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Fawad vows to introduce mobile phone payment system

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry said on Monday that his next challenge would be to replace debit cards in Pakistan with a mobile phone payment system. In a tweet, the minister said, “it is necessary for payments to be made easy for technological advancement. Inshallah in the next few months you will be able to make...

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Terror attempt foiled in N Waziristan, soldier martyred

RAWALPINDI: On Monday, the Pakistan Army foiled a terror attack as one soldier named Gul Khan embraced martyrdom at Makki Garh post in North Waziristan’s Shawal valley, the Pakistan Army media wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. The troops effectively repulsed the attack, adding that the soldier was martyred during an exchange of fire, said ISPR. During a patrol in...

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SC hears cases through e-court system in a first

ISLAMABAD: For the first time in the history of Pakistan, the Supreme Court began hearing cases through video link. A three-member bench presided by Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa heard cases through the e-court system. Lawyers presented their arguments from SC Karachi registry through video link utilising the system. The e-court system will be available in SC Islamabad...

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PM Khan telephones Modi to congratulate him on poll victory

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday telephoned his re-elected Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on his Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) electoral victory in the Indian election, Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said. Dr Faisal said Prime Minister Imran expressed his desire for both countries to work together for the betterment of their people. https://twitter.com/DrMFaisal/status/1132598331316822016 The premier, reiterating his vision for...

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Five army personnel injured in N Waziristan check post attack: ISPR

On Sunday, five Pakistan Army personnel were injured in an attack at Khar Qamar check post near North Waziristan, the Pakistan Army media wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. A group attacked the check post in an effort to free an alleged terror facilitator, said ISPR. The said group was headed by Mohsin Dawar and Ali Zaheer who, along with...

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Stan Lee’s ex-manager arrested on charges of elder abuse

A former business manager of Stan Lee was arrested Saturday on elder abuse charges involving the late comic book legend. Keya Morgan was taken into custody in Arizona on an outstanding arrest warrant after being charged by Los Angeles County prosecutors earlier this month. Morgan faces felony charges including theft, embezzlement, forgery or fraud against an elder adult, and false...

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Police seek public’s help in arresting Farishta murder, rape suspects

ISLAMABAD: Police has sought assistance from the general public in relation to the alleged rape and murder case of 10-year old Farishta in Islamabad. Police had requested those with valuable information related to the suspects' contact DIG operations and SP investigations. An Rs1 million reward has also been announced by the police for anyone with information. On May 21, the...

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Bilawal says HIV can be treated, not death punishment

LARKANA: Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Sunday said that HIV is not a death punishment and that it can be treated. In a tweet, the PPP chairperson said, “HIV is not a death sentence. The conflation of HIV and AIDS is fueling stigmatization of the most vulnerable people in Pakistan. This cannot and should not be...

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SBP releases notification related to assets declaration scheme

KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) issued a notification on Sunday related to the assets declaration scheme which said the repatriation of foreign assets can be done through conversion of 10 currencies into Pakistani rupee. A taxpayer should declare the value of their assets outside Pakistan on the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) web portal in respective currency, said...

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Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan arrives Pakistan for three-day visit

ISLAMABAD: Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan arrived Islamabad for a three-day visit on Sunday. He was received by the Federal Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi among other government officials. VP Qishan will call on President Arif Alvi and have a separate meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan during his visit. During the Chinese VP's visit, Pakistan and China will sign...

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FM Qureshi willing to talk to new Indian govt

ISLAMABAD: Federal Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Sunday Pakistan is willing and ready to have talks with the new Indian government. The Foreign minister’s statement came two days after the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Narendra Modi secured the second consecutive term as Prime Minister. For outstanding issues the two neighbouring countries will have to come...

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Heatwave alert issued for Karachi

KARACHI: Karachi is expected to be hit by another heatwave, leading to an alert being issued by the MET office on Sunday. According to MET official, the heatwave in Karachi will last from Saturday till Monday. Temperatures during these days are expected to be 39 to 41 degrees Celsius. Sarfaraz further said the temperature for Thursday and Friday was expected...

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Mexican military helicopter crashes, killing six

MEXICO CITY: A Mexican military helicopter engaged in firefighting operations crashed in central Mexico on Friday, killing five members of the Navy crew and an inspector with the national forestry commission, the Navy said on Saturday. The MI-17 helicopter came down about 55 miles (89 km) north of the town of Jalpan de Sierra in the central state of Queretaro,...

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Grieving Asif Ali rejoins Pakistan squad after daughter’s funeral

Grieving Pakistan cricketer Asif Ali on Saturday left for England to join up with his country's World Cup squad following the funeral of his daughter, who he said will continue to be his strength and inspiration. Asif left the team's tour of England and returned to Pakistan following the death last Sunday of 19-month-old Dua Fatima, who had been receiving...

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