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Senate Chairman summons session on July 23rd on opposition’s requisition

ISLAMABAD: Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani has summoned a session on July 23 on the requisition of opposition. The senate secretariat, earlier, turned down the opposition's request for calling a Senate session to present a no-confidence motion against Sanjrani. Senator Sherry Rehman had questioned the turning down of the request after a span for four days and called it a delaying...

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US welcomes Pak-India dialogue over facilitating Sikh pilgrims via Kartarpur corridor project

WASHINGTON: United States Department of State Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus, in a recent press briefing, welcomed the initiative of the Kartarpur Corridor between Pakistan and India for facilitating Sikh pilgrims. Ortagus, while responding to a journalist who asked U.S. comments on the Kartarpur Corridor between Pakistan and India, stated that it ‘was certainly a good news report’. She added anything that...

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Judge video leak case: Mian Tariq arrested by FIA cyber wing

ISLAMABAD: Mian Tariq, alleged video maker of Judge Arshad Malik keeping him in dark has been arrested by the Federal Investigation Agency on Wednesday. Mian Tariq was caught by the authority’s cybercrime wing, said the FIA sources. Sources said that the video was traced from Mian Tariq’s house and forensics of the controversial video was already carried out. Sources also...

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Hafiz Saeed arrested by CTD

LAHORE: - Pakistan authorities on Wednesday arrested Hafiz Saeed, the alleged mastermind of a four-day militant attack on the Indian city of Mumbai in 2008, on terror finance charges, a spokesman for the chief minister of Punjab said. The move came days before a visit to Washington by Prime Minister Imran Khan, who has vowed to crack down on militant...

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Inazamam-ul-Haq steps down as chief selector

LAHORE: Pakistan cricket team selector, Inzamam-ul Haq on Wednesday announced that he is stepping down from his post in a press conference here at Gaddafi stadium.   The legendary batsmen said that he does not seek an extension from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and thanked the other staff members for supporting him. Inzamam was lashed by critics as his...

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Partial lunar eclipse being viewed across Pakistan

A partial lunar eclipse, beginning on Tuesday night and ending early Wednesday morning, is visible in Pakistan, according to the Climate Data Processing Centre (CDPC). According to CDPC prediction, the eclipse commenced on July 16 at 11:44 pm and will conclude at 1:02 am on July 17. A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon surpasses directly behind Earth and into...

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Senate to grill Facebook over plans for Libra cryptocurrency

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK: US lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are set to grill Facebook Inc on its cryptocurrency plans on Tuesday, as the project continues to draw intense scrutiny from financial regulators and politicians across the globe. Facebook is fighting a rearguard action to get Washington onside after it shocked regulators and lawmakers with an announcement on June 18...

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Recovery of ‘health expenses’ by Nawaz, Zardari govt approved by Cabinet

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet on Tuesday gave its approval to recover funds spent by Nawaz Sharif and Asif Ali Zardari’s governments under the ploy of health expenses from the national exchequer. The sources close to the development said that a report on the total expenses incurred by the Pakistan Peoples' Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) governments was presented...

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Khawja Asif laments over Nawaz still in Jail after sending back Judge Arshad Malik back

ISLAMABAD: PML-N leader Khawaja Asif on Tuesday accused the government of pursuing a "vendetta" against opposition leaders and called for "even-handed" accountability. Addressing the parliament, the PML-N leader brought up the recent video leak scandal involving accountability court judge Mohammad Arshad Malik; regretting that, "while the judge was sent back, Nawaz Sharif is still in jail". "I don't want to...

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Theme based restaurants changing Islamabad’s food landscape

ISLAMABAD: Young entrepreneurs have converted youth’s inclination of watching western TV series/seasons into an innovative business idea as the twin cities are witnessing an increase in theme-based restaurants. With detailed work on aesthetics and matching themes, the owners of these cafes make sure that visitors get the complete environment of their favourite TV shows while eating quality food with friends...

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Pakistan hopes to ‘repair’ US ties with PM Khan’s visit

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan expressed hopes Tuesday that Prime Minister Imran Khan's maiden trip to the White House later this month would help repair its acrimonious relationship with Washington as the US seeks its help in ending the war in Afghanistan. Observers believe that the nearly 18-year conflict will be the major focus of talks between Khan and President Donald Trump when...

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To curtail “Dollarisation” and inflationary pressure SBP hikes interest rate

ISLAMABAD: The State Bank of Pakistan on Tuesday has announced its monetary policy, raising the interest rate by 100 basis pointst-- to 13.5 percent. The move follows the agreement with the International Monetary Fund over a $6 billion loan package that comes with tough conditions aimed at cutting Pakistan's substantial fiscal and current account deficits and bolstering its shrinking currency...

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Maryam to hold country-wide rallies against imposition of “selected”, selective justice

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) vice-president Maryam Nawaz on Tuesday announced to hold political rallies to launch protest against alleged selective justice for the public representatives. Insha’Allah I shall be leading protest rallies across Pak that will not only ask for justice for Nawaz Sharif but demand rule of law, freedom of expression,end to manipulation of the entire system to...

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Netflix scrubs out suicide scene from popular youth show, ’13 Reasons Why’

Netflix Inc. is removing a controversial graphic scene depicting a youth suicide from its popular young adult drama “13 Reasons Why”, following advice from medical experts, the company said on its Twitter account early on Tuesday. The show, based on a book of the same name, depicts the suicide of the protagonist in the last episode of season 1, with...

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Renewing racist criticism, Trump says many share his view

Defiant in the face of widespread criticism, President Donald Trump renewed his belligerent call for four Democratic congresswomen of colour to get out of the US “right now,” cementing his position as the most willing US leader in generations to stoke the discord that helped send him to the White House. Content to gamble that a sizeable chunk of the...

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4 bodies recovered from Quetta coal mine as more search going on

QUETTA: Rescue workers on Tuesday managed to recover one coal miner, as well as the bodies of four others who had been trapped in a coal mine in Quetta district’s Degari area over 40 hours ago. Search for six other miners is still underway. Director General Provincial Disaster Management Authority Imran Khan Zarkoon confirmed that one miner was rescued alive...

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Pakistan reopens airspace for civil aviation after India altercation

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s airspace has been reopened to civil aviation with immediate effect, its aviation authority said on Tuesday, following months of restrictions imposed in the wake of a standoff with neighboring India earlier this year. “With immediate effect Pakistan airspace is open for all type of civil traffic on published ATS (Air Traffic Service) routes,” according to a so-called Notice...

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