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President, PM Imran urges nation to follow spirit of Imam Hussain (RA)

ISLAMABAD: In their separate messages to the nation, on 'Youm-e-Ashur, President Dr Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan have called for forging unity to fight terrorism and counter nefarious designs of enemies of the country. According to Radio Pakistan, President Arif Alvi in his message said Youm-e-Ashur reminds us of the great sacrifices of martyrs of Karbala to uphold...

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Saudi Minister calls on COAS Bajwa

RAWALPINDI: On Saturday, Dr Awwad Bin Saleh Al Awwad, Information Minister of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), called on Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), matters of mutual interest were discussed during the meeting. The visiting dignitary lauded the strong and brotherly bilateral ties between the two countries. He also reaffirmed...

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No ‘Niswar’ but fennel seeds and clove as Afridi reacts to viral video

On Saturday, former Pakistan captain Boom Boom Shahid Afridi has rejected the impression that he was stuffing Naswar in his mouth during a ceremony at GHQ, a day after his video went viral on the social media. Asked to comment on the video, Afridi reached into his pocket to pull out a packet of what he said fennel seeds and...

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History to never forgive if we don’t pay our national debt: CJP Saqib Nisar

LAHORE: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, on Saturday stressed on payment of debts. “History will not forgive us if loans of Pakistan are not paid back.” Pakistanis are capable of constructing dams with their own resources, said Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar. While having an informal conversation with an NGO delegation, Justice Nisar said overseas...

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Mayor Waseem Akhtar’s government stolen at gun-point

KARACHI:  Mayor Waseem Akhtar's government car was stolen toady at gun-point, according to Newsone. Culprits stole the Karachi mayor's car at gun-point from Karachi's Khayaban-e-Bokhari area. Akhtar's driver was the only one present in the car at the time. The Karachi mayor confirmed the incident and said he has requested that a first investigation report (FIR) be registered. Following the...

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Imran came into power through rigging: Shehbaz Sharif

LAHORE: On Saturday, Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz)President Shehbaz Sharif said Prime Minister Imran Khan did not come into power through votes. "PM Imran was not elected but came into power through rigging," the PML-N president alleged while addressing a press conference alongside former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Ahsan Iqbal and Marriyum Aurangzeb. Shehbaz recalled that on the day of...

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Punjab govt cabinet members to contribute one month salary to dams construction

LAHORE: On Saturday, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar announced, that members of the Punjab cabinet will contribute one month's salary to the fund for the construction of Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand dams. Chairing a meeting of the provincial cabinet, the chief minister said, "Construction of dams is the need of the hour." He added, "The Punjab cabinet fully supports Prime Minister Imran...

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President Mamoon Hussain term to end today

Islamabad: On Saturday, the five years era of President Mamnoon Hussain will end. After recent presidential election victory PTI’s Arif Alvi was declared the 13th President of the country on Tuesday, he will take oath of his office on September 9th. While adressing to his farewell with officers and staff Mamnoon said, “The development of the country is bound with...

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Discovery of Alcoholic bottle personal matter: Sharjeel Inam Memon

KARACHI: On Saturday, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Sharjeel Inam Memon   said the case pertaining to a raid on his hospital room during which alcohol bottles were discovered was his "personal matter". The former Sindh information minister was presented before an accountability in Karachi in a corruption case. However, the hearing of the case was adjourned till September 26 owing to...

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Syrian war documentary wins top Venice prizes

A film that follows two friends through four nightmarish years of the Syrian civil war has lifted some of the top prizes at the Venice film festival, which ends Saturday. "Still Recording", a documentary by Ghiath Ayoub and Saeed Al Batal, records what happened to two idealistic art students after they were swept up in the fervour of the Syrian...

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Going straight: Taiwan ex-gangster turns noodle chef

For most of his life Yen Wei-shun was on the wrong side of the law, but the former Taiwan gangster says he is making up for lost time by churning out noodles for the needy. His family has run a noodle stall, tucked away in a bustling traditional market in New Taipei City, for decades. Now Yen, 40, is working...

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Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma plans to retire on his 54th Birthday

BEIJING: Jack Ma was a cash-strapped Chinese entrepreneur and former English teacher when he convinced friends to give him $60,000 to start a Chinese e-commerce firm called Alibaba in 1999. Almost two decades later, Alibaba is an internet juggernaut and Ma is among the world's richest men, with a net worth of more than $40 billion, according to the Bloomberg...

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Another economist pulls himself out of EAC in protest of Dr. Mian’s resignation

Another economist Dr Imran Rasul has resigned from the Economic Advisory Council (EAC) following the government decision to step down US-based academic Dr Atif R. Mian from the council following the on-going controversy regarding his religious faith. Dr. Imran took to Twitter and made the announcement of his resignation 'with a heavy heart.' With a heavy heart, I have resigned...

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U.S. sends Iran messages ‘every day’ to begin negotiations: Iran president

GENEVA  - The United States constantly sends messages to Iran to begin negotiations, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday in a speech broadcast on state television. Tensions ramped up between Iran and the United States after President Donald Trump pulled out of a landmark nuclear deal with Iran in May and reimposed sanctions on the Islamic Republic last month....

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Chinese FM holds one-to-one meeting with FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister, Mr. Wang Yi called on Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi at the foreign office on Saturday. According to a FO spokesperson Dr. Muhammad Faisal, Chinese and Pakistani FMs held one-on-one meeting where two sides agreed to strengthen the strategic cooperation partnership between the two countries. Delegation-level talks between the two delegations led by...

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Obama blasts Trump, GOP, urges Democrats to vote

Former US President Barack Obama assailed President Donald Trump and Republicans on Friday, urging Democrats to deliver a check on the administration’s “abuses of power” and restore a sense of sanity to politics by voting in November’s elections. In an unusually blistering attack on his successor, Obama said Americans were living in dangerous times and accused Republicans of threatening democracy,...

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Trump ups ante on Chinese imports, threatening duties on $267 billion more goods

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE: US President Donald Trump warned on Friday that he has tariffs ready to go on $267 billion worth of Chinese imports in addition to the $200 billion of the Asian nation’s goods awaiting action by him. Implementing both sets of tariffs would subject virtually all U.S. imports from China to new duties as the world’s two...

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