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A democracy-friendly Premier can fight better for Kashmir cause: Bilawal

SKARDU: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairperson Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Sunday claimed that no "selected prime minister" can fight for the Kashmir cause the way a "democracy friendly" premier can. Addressing a press conference in Skardu, Bilawal said there was no comparison between the military occupation in occupied Kashmir and the undermining of democracy and human rights in Pakistan. He said,...

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Apple will face tariffs on components imported from China: Donald Trump

President Donald Trump warned Friday that he would snub Apple's requests for tariff exemptions on device components imported from China, as he put pressure on the tech company to shift production to the United States. "Apple will not be given Tariff wavers, or relief, for Mac Pro parts that are made in China. Make them in the USA, no Tariffs!"...

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US State Dept approves $125mn technical, logistics support for Pakistan’s F-16 warplanes

WASHINGTON: The United States on Friday approved $125 million worth of support for Pakistan's F-16 warplanes, days after Prime Minister Imran Khan's successful visit to Washington. Approval to support US-built aircraft was approved by the US State Department and announced simultaneously by the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency. "The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military...

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Donald Trump announces controversial asylum deal with Guatemala

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump announced Friday that a "landmark" asylum agreement has been reached with Guatemala, as the United States ratchets up pressure on its southern neighbors to stem the flow of migrants towards its border. The White House said Guatemala would now be considered a "safe third country," meaning that US-bound migrants who enter Guatemala would be required to...

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Columnist Irfan Siddiqui shifted to Adiala jail for 14-days judicial remand

ISLAMABAD: According to Newsone,  Irfan Siddiqui has been shifted to Adiala Jail after a judge remanded him in judicial custody for 14-days on Saturday. The police produced him before the court hours after taking him into custody for violating tenancy law. Irfan Siddiqui was shifted to Ramna Police station after he was arrested from his house last night. The renowned...

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PTA Chairman suggests govt to block social media websites over blasphemous content

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Chairman retired Maj Gen Amir Azeem Bajwa on Friday told a Senate panel that the government should either increase the body's "technical capabilities" or block social media websites in the country in order to stop the circulation of "blasphemous content". While briefing the Senate Special Committee to examine purported grievances, Bajwa said: "[Dealing with] blasphemous content...

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SHC approves protective bail for Mustafa Kamal in illegal allotment case

KARACHI: Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday approved bail of the former mayor of the city Mustafa Kamal in the illegal allotment case. The court has approved the bail of Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) Chief Mustafa Kamal for illegal allotment of land in Clifton neighborhood of the city. Mustafa Kamal in his bail plea opined that all the allegations of...

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PM takes notice of roadblocks for opposition to prevent them from protest

Prime Minister Imran Khan has taken notice of the roadblocks erected by authorities to regulate rallies held by opposition parties across the country to observe 'black day' on July 25, Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry announced on Friday. In a tweet, the minister said the prime minister had directed authorities that the opposition "should be free to hold...

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M. Amir bids farewell to Test cricket, announces retirement from traditional format

LAHORE: Pakistan's fast bowler, Mohammad Amir on Friday announced retirement from the test cricket, saying that he would like to focus on One Day Internationals ODI(ODI) and T 20s. "It has been an honour to represent Pakistan in the pinnacle and traditional format of the game. I, however, have decided to move away from the longer version so I can...

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Shehbaz, 1900 PML(N) workers booked over Lahore rally

LAHORE: Police registered a case against 1,900 participants, including Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Shehbaz Sharif, for holding the opposition’s rally on the Mall Road. The united opposition held rallies across the country, observing Black Day on the first anniversary of General Elections 2018, which saw Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf assuming charge of political affairs. The case was registered under SHO Civil Lines,...

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PM Imran, President Trump meeting successful: US State Department

WASHINGTON: US Department of State Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said that it is time to build upon the successful meeting of Prime Minister Imran Khan and US President Donald Trump. The US State Dept spokesman was giving a daily briefing in which she said that PM Imran promised to urge Taliban to negotiate with the Afghan government, calling it an important...

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Shehbaz Sharif sues Daily Mail paper over defamation

LONDON: Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) president and the opposition leader in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif has sued the UK based newspaper--- Daily Mail and its publisher over defamation charges. The article which caused an uproar in the PML(N) ranks accused Shehbaz and his family of misappropriating UK government funds which were disbursed for flood and earthquake survivours during his...

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PCB refuses to comment on Imamul Haq controversy, calling it a personal issue

LAHORE: The Pakistani Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday refused to comment on a scandal surrounding cricketer Imam-ul-Haq calling it a personal issue. Pakistan opener has been accused of manipulating and cheating on multiple women. The issue arose on Wednesday when a twitter user posted several screenshots of alleged Whatsapp and Instagram conversations between Imam and several other girls. The user,...

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‘Game of Thrones’ prequel unaffected by S8 backlash: HBO

BEVERLY HILLS: The first episode of a possible prequel series to HBO’s global hit “Game of Thrones” has completed filming in Belfast, a network executive said on Wednesday. HBO executives will review the episode before deciding whether to make a full season but Casey Bloys, president of programming at the network owned by AT&T Inc, appeared upbeat about what he...

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Trump vetoes measures blocking arms sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump on Wednesday vetoed three congressional resolutions barring billions of dollars in weapons sales to countries including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, which are engaged in a devastating war in Yemen. The resolutions "would weaken America´s global competitiveness and damage the important relationships we share with our allies and partners," Trump said in letters to...

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Opposition marks black-day to protest against an anniversary of alleged ‘rigged polls’

ISLAMABAD: The opposition parties of Pakistan on Thursday marking 25th July as the black day (Youm-e-Siah) to protest against the alleged rigging which led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman---incumbent Prime Minister, Imran Khan winning the general elections, last year. Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz), vice president, Maryam Nawaz has departed for Quetta from Lahore to address from a political rally. On board...

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India unwilling for dialogue: FO

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said during a news conference on Thursday that India was not willing for dialogue. He asserted, “Pakistan and India have no other option but dialogue.” While on his visit to the US, Prime Minister Imran Khan in an interview with Fox News said Pakistan would be willing to give up its nuclear...

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