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Pakistan seeking to increase labour force in Iraq, Zulfi Bukhari tells President Salih

Special Assistant to Prime Minister Syed Zulfi Bukhari on Wednesday informed Iraqi President Barham Salih that Pakistani is seeking an increase in its labour force in Iraq amid development activities in the country. Bukhari, during an official visit, met President Salih at the Presidential Office in Baghdad to discuss matters related to the Pakistani labour force in the country. He...

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Sahiwal encounter: Initial JIT report holds CTD officials responsible, Zeeshan’s role declared doubtful

LAHORE: Punjab law minister Raja Basharat on Tuesday informed that initial Joint Investigation Team Report (JIT) has declared five officers of Counter-Terrorism Department responsible for the killing of Khalil’s family in Sahiwal. Speaking to media persons about the finding of JIT’s report submitted to Punjab Chief Minister and other top officials, Basharat said that Additional IG police and Additional IG...

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China’s ageing elite live golden years in style

At a gated community for Chinese senior citizens, retired military personnel, film-makers and top university professors settle into a new routine: ballet lessons, weightlifting and catered dining. As China´s population ages rapidly and the one-child policy left parents with only a single child to help them in their old age, the upper crust of Chinese society are spending the last...

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Magnitude 6.6 quake strikes off Indonesia’s Sumbawa

SINGAPORE: An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 struck south of the Indonesian town of Raba, off the central island of Sumbawa, the U.S. Geological Survey said, the second quake to hit the area on Tuesday. There was no immediate tsunami warning or reports of damage or casualties from the quake, which hit at a depth of 36 km (22 miles), at...

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Facebbok’s WhatsApp limits text forwards to 5 recipients to curb misinformation

Facebook’s WhatsApp messenger service is globally limiting the number of times a user can forward a message to five, in a bid to fight “misinformation and rumours”, company executives said on Monday. “We’re imposing a limit of five messages all over the world as of today,” Victoria Grand, vice president for policy and communications at WhatsApp, said at an event...

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Turkey planning international investigation into Jamal Khashoggi case

ANKARA: Turkey is planning to launch an international investigation into the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and will take further steps in the coming days, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was quoted as saying by state-owned media. Khashoggi, a royal insider who became a critic of Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and began writing for the Washington Post...

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Oscars race kicks into high gear with nominations reveal

LOS ANGELES: Will Black Panther get the best picture nod? Will Roma be Netflix's first contender for the Academy's top prizes? Will "A Star Is Born" rebound from a thumping at the Golden Globes? All will be revealed on Tuesday morning before dawn in Los Angeles, when the nominations for the Oscars — Hollywood's most coveted awards — are unveiled, just over a month before...

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PM Imran meets Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani

DOHA: On Tuesday, Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan met with Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. A red carpet was rolled out to welcome Prime Minister Imran Khan upon his arrival and he was given a guard of honour. Prime Minister of Pakistan @ImranKhanPTI Official Welcome Ceremony and Guard of Honour at Diwan-e-Amiri Doha Qatar. (21.01.19)#PTI #PMIKVisitsQatar...

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Mohammad Abbas only Pakistani player in ICC’s Test Team of the year

Web Desk: Pace bowler Mohammad Abbas has been named in the International Cricket Council’s Test Team of the Year announced on Tuesday. Abbas, who turned the batting friendly surfaces of the UAE into landmines for batsmen, scalping 17 wickets in the two-Test series against Australia, finished 2018 with 38 wickets from seven Tests at 13.76, with three five-wicket hauls and...

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Sahiwal Massacre: Head says not possible to submit JIT report today

LAHORE: On Tuesday, Punjab Police Additional Inspector General (AIG) Syed Ijaz Hussain Shah, who is heading the joint investigation team (JIT) formed to probe the Sahiwal killings, said it is not possible to submit a final report on the incident by 5pm today. The JIT head along with team members visited the site of the incident and recorded statements of...

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SC directs authorities to continue razing unlawful construction in Karachi

KARACHI: On Tuesday, the Supreme Court of Pakistan directed city authorities to demolish unlawful constructions across Karachi. During the hearing of a case pertaining to illegal buildings in the metropolitan that was being held at the top court's Karachi registry, the bench also barred the Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) from issuing no-objection certificates for construction of commercial buildings unless...

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UAE to sign US$3 billion support package today promised for Pakistan

ABU DHABI: On Tuesday, Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates will sign a US$3 billion support package, as pledged by Abu Dhabi to boost the liquidity and foreign exchange reserves of the cash-starved country. According to the package, which would be signed in a ceremony scheduled in Abu Dhabi, the UAE will deposit $3 billion in the State Bank of...

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PM Imran directs CM Punjab to remove IG Punjab over mishandling Sahiwal Incident

ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday, according to Newsone, Prime Minister Imran Khan directed the Chief Minister Punjab, Usman Buzdar to remove Inspector General (IG) of the province, Amjad Javed Saleemi for 'mishandling' Sahiwal incident tragedy. According to Newsone, the development came before the constituted Joint Investigation Team (JIT) would submit its finding before the CM Punjab, fixing responsibilities, today. Four people –...

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India’s Captain Virat Kohli sweeps all three top ICC awards

Indian Cricket Skipper Virat Kohli, on Tuesday was selected to captain the ICC's Test and ODI sides for a second year running. Furthermore, he became the first ever player to clinch all three top honours including cricketer of the year in the International Cricket Council awards. ICC Men's Cricketer of the Year ✅ICC Men's Test Cricketer of the Year ✅ICC...

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Nawaz shifted to hospital for medical examination

LAHORE: On Tuesday, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has been brought to the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) from Kot Lakhpat jail for a medical examination amid tight security. According to initial reports, a three-member medical board comprising doctors from the PIC is currently examining the health of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supermo. Upon completion of the medical checkup,...

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Pakistan eyeing to continue winning streak against S. Africa in 2nd ODI today

DURBAN: After slipping to a five-wicket loss in the first One-day International against Pakistan, South Africa will be desperate to draw level in Durban on Tuesday and prevent the deficit from becoming even steeper in the five-match series. South Africa lost just two wickets in the series opener at St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth, but still couldn’t breach the...

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Christiano Ronaldo misses penalty but Juventus ease past Chievo

MILAN: Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty but Italian league leaders Juventus eased past bottom club Chievo 3-0 to pull nine points clear on top of Serie A on Monday as AC Milan returned to the Champions League berths with a 2-0 win in Genoa. Portuguese superstar Ronaldo had sealed Juventus´s first title of the season -- a record eighth Italian...

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