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Pakistan invites Saudi Arabia to be third partner in CPEC

ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry has said Islamabad has invited Saudi Arabia to invest in the Beijing-funded, multi-billion dollar infrastructure corridor being constructed in Pakistan. The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is an ambitious plan to build energy and transport links connecting the western Chinese region of Xinjiang with the Arabian Sea via Pakistan, as part of Beijing’s broader Belt...

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Phone services partially suspended in Karachi

KARACHI: On Wednesday, phones services were partially suspended close to the Ashura procession routes in Karachi. The main 8 muharram procession in the metropolis will begin from Nishtar Park. The Sindh home secretary said on Tuesday, that Mobile phone services will remain partially suspended in the city from 8th to 10th Muharram on account of security issues till 12 midnight. The...

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Tears, a sword and a mishit: A look at five great India-Pakistan cricket encounters

Sparks generally fly when India take on Pakistan at cricket and Wednesday's Asia Cup clash in Dubai will be an emotionally charged fixture as always. AFP Sport looks at five of the most memorable previous encounters, the first since Pakistan thrashed India by 180 runs in the Champions Trophy final in June 2017. - Dark day - On the same...

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Grand maestro Ustad Amanat Ali Khan remembered on his 44th death anniversary

LAHORE: The 44th death anniversary of legendary classical singer Ustad Amanat Ali Khan was observed in Lahore and other cities of country. Amanat Ali Khan was born in 1932 in Sham Chaurasi, Hoshiarpur, Punjab. Soon after independence, he moved to Pakistan. The ‘ghazals’ sung by him aired by Radio Pakistan Lahore Station had become quite popular among the public. The...

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PM Imran Khan arrives in Saudi Arabia on his first foreign visit

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday arrived in Madina on his first foreign visit to Saudi Arabia. Upon arrival, the Pakistan premier was received by Governor of Madina Faisal bin Salman, Pakistan's ambassador to Saudi Arabia Khan Hasham bin Siddique and other officials. PM Khan is accompanied by Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Finance Minister Asad Umar, Information Minister...

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PIA air-hostess Fareeha Mukhtar gone missing in Canada

LAHORE: According to Newsone, the Pakistan International Airline (PIA) air- hostess has gone missing in Canada. The details reveal that air hostess of national flag career Fareeha Mukhtar---  who does not posses a good record in the past as well, was later suspended after she went missing. She is also accused of carrying heavy amount of foreign currency  and expensive...

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Cake will be submitted for Oscar consideration: Sources

According to sources, arguably one of the best Pakistani movies of recent times, Cake may find itself in the running for an Oscar. The Pakistani Academy Selection Committee, chaired by two-time Academy Award and Emmy winning documentary filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, has selected Cake to be submitted for Oscar consideration in the 'Foreign Language Film Award’ category at the 91st Academy Awards.   Set in...

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China vows to retaliate as Trump targets $200bn in goods

China on Tuesday vowed to retaliate against the United States and warned of “uncertainty” in trade talks after President Donald Trump targeted another $200 billion in Chinese imports with tariffs starting next week. Trump ratcheted up pressure on Beijing as the new round of levies will bring the amount of goods hit by duties to roughly half of Chinese exports...

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Syria accidentally downs Russian plane, Moscow blames Israel

Syria accidentally downed a Russian military aircraft with a crew of 15 onboard when its air defences went into action against an alleged Israeli missile strike, the Russian army said on Tuesday. The incident, which happened late Monday, was the worst case of friendly fire between the two allies since Russia's game-changing military intervention in September 2015. The Russian Ilyushin...

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Korean leaders meet in Pyongyang for potentially tough talks

South Korean President Moon Jae-in began his third summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday with possibly his hardest mission to date brokering some kind of compromise to keep North Korea's talks with Washington from imploding and pushing ahead with his own plans to expand economic cooperation and bring a stable peace to the Korean Peninsula. Kim...

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UN probe says Myanmar army should be removed from politics

YANGON: Myanmar’s powerful army should be removed from politics, UN investigators said Tuesday in the final version of a damning report reiterating calls for top generals to be prosecuted for genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority. A brutal military crackdown last year forced more than 700,000 Rohingya to flee over the border to Bangladesh. Demands have mounted for those who...

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Sarfraz Ahmed, Rohit Sharma promise blockbuster India-Pakistan clash

Rival captains Sarfraz Ahmed and Rohit Sharma played down the hype surrounding the much-awaited India-Pakistan clash in Dubai on Wednesday, insisting that the Asia Cup is much more than a contest between the arch-rivals. But despite their claims, millions of fans across the border and elsewhere in the world will be watching the Group A clash, with a sold-out 25,000-crowd...

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PTI’s Zulfi Bukhari appointed as special assistant to PM on overseas Pakistanis

ISLAMABAD:  On Tuesday,  Zulfi Bukhari was appointed as a special assistant to the prime minister on overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development,  notifies the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's official Twitter account. Sayed Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari alias Zulfi Bukhari is the London-based business man  and a close friend of Prime Minister Imran Khan. Prime Minister Imran Khan has Appointed Sayed Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari...

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PM Imran to watch India-Pakistan clash in Asia cup: Diplomatic sources

DUBAI: According to diplomatic sources, prime minister Imran Khan will watch the Pakistan-India Asia Cup clash in Dubai on Wednesday.  The former cricketer who led the Pakistan team to the 1992 World Cup victory, will be in the stands to watch the game. Earlier today, PM Imran left for his first foreign visit to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab...

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Finance Minister Asad Umar presents amendment for federal budget

ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday,  Finance Minister Asad Umar presented proposed amendments for the federal budget 2018-19 in the National Assembly. Various lawmakers from different political parties, prime minister Imran Khan, ministers attended the NA session today. As he began his speech, Asad Umar recalled that fiscal deficit had increased from 4.1 per cent at the start of the last government's tenure...

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NA Session: Imran Khan talks mainstreaming migrants, resolution moved to probe poll rigging and water crisis

ISLAMABAD: NA Speaker Asad Qaiser is chairing the National Assembly session which is attended by Prime Minister Imran Khan, federal cabinet members and leaders of opposition parties. A resolution was presented in the National Assembly on Tuesday for the formation of an investigative commission to probe alleged election rigging during the recent national polls. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi presented...

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Three students and teacher succumb to electrocution in Mansehra

MANSEHRA: A teacher and three students were electrocuted to death on Tuesday when an iron pipe tangled with electricity wires during morning assembly, police said. According to police, the accident occurred during flag hoisting ceremony at school assembly. An iron pipe tangled with electrical wires resulting in the students and teacher's death. The students who have been identified as Noman, Bilal...

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