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Grieving Asif Ali rejoins Pakistan squad after daughter’s funeral

Grieving Pakistan cricketer Asif Ali on Saturday left for England to join up with his country's World Cup squad following the funeral of his daughter, who he said will continue to be his strength and inspiration. Asif left the team's tour of England and returned to Pakistan following the death last Sunday of 19-month-old Dua Fatima, who had been receiving...

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Rahul Gandhi terms Indian exit polls predicting Modi victory ‘fake’

NEW DELHI: Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday dismissed "fake" Indian exit polls predicting a clear election victory for his opponent, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a day before the scheduled release of results. A slew of exit polls released after the world's largest election ended on Sunday projected that Modi and his allies would return to power with between 282 and 313...

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Bullish Activity: Pakistan Stock Exchange gains over 1,100 points

KARACHI: On Wednesday the Pakistan Stock Exchange showed a bullish trend with the benchmark KSE-100 Shares index gaining 1195.04 points. The current index stood at 34,637.14 with a 3.45 per cent change since trading opened. Bullish activity was also witnessed at the stock market a day earlier with the KSE-100 gaining 191.56 points. The Pakistan stock market has performed well...

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PM Imran heads NSC meeting, discusses implementation of NAP

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan on Wednesday chaired a meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC), which was also attended by federal ministers and services chiefs of the armed forces. Matters pertaining to the security situation at the Pakistan-Afghanistan border were discussed during the National Security Committee meeting, which was also attended by officials of intelligence agencies, said...

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Six die in Indonesian post-election unrest

JAKARTA: Demonstrations over the outcome of last month’s presidential election gripped the heart of Indonesia’s capital on Wednesday after an overnight face-off between police and protesters in which Jakarta’s governor said six people were killed. The riots followed an announcement on Tuesday by the General Election Commission (KPU) confirming that President Joko Widodo had beaten his challenger, former general Prabowo...

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Maryam Nawaz dubs govt ‘unqualified incident for public’

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) vice-president Maryam Nawaz on Wednesday dubbed the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government no less than an unqualified incident for public. Speaking to a gathering of PML-N workers in federal capital, Maryam said 22 billion public of Pakistan have been grinding in the grinder of inflation and it has been 10 months and haven’t heard...

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Iconic Amjad Sabri’s third death anniversary being observed today

KARACHI: The 3nd death anniversary of eminent Qawwal Amjad Sabri is being observed today, 16th Ramazan, 2019. Sabri, 40, and an associate were travelling in a car in Liaquatabad 10 area, when unidentified gunmen fired at their vehicle, critically injuring him. The two were shifted to Abbasi Shaheed hospital immediately, where Sabri succumbed to his injuries. Both front side windows...

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Pakistani Rupee gains slightest edge against US dollars

KARACHI: Pakistan’s rupee registered slight gains against the US dollar on Wednesday. The price of the dollar decreased by Rs0.32 to Rs151.60 in the interbank market, while in the open market it decreased by Rs0.50 to trade at Rs153.50. The rupee reached a record low of Rs151.92 in the interbank market a day earlier to continue a slide that saw...

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Less than 50,000 companies registered in Pakistan give taxes: Shabbar Zaidi

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) honourary chairman Shabbar Zaidi revealed that less than 50,000 of the 100,000 companies registered with the Security and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) were paying their taxes. Shabbar Zaidi during a news conference said he had informed the SECP chairman of this, adding that the law states companies had to pay their...

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Farishta murder case: Relative arrested, FIR lodged against SHO for not registering case

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday Police have arrested one relative of a minor girl, Farishta, who was allegedly raped and killed on May 15 after she left her house to distribute Iftari (meal). Moreover, the FIR has been filed against the Station Home Officer (SHO) who had earlier stated that the girl(Farishta) had eloped with someone when the family went to the...

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NAB chairman did not give any interview: spokesperson

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau's spokesperson (NAB) has denied reports about the interview that chairman Justice(R) Javed Iqbal did not give any interview to any newspaper. The denial has come following the concerns of former president and prime minister, Asif Ali Zardari and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi slamming the alleged interview which appeared on the Urdu newspaper. "NAB chairman did not...

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Iran’s Rouhani rejects talks with Washington

DUBAI/LONDON: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani rejected talks with the United States on Tuesday, after President Donald Trump said Iran would call and ask for negotiations “if and when they are ever ready”. Tehran and Washington have escalated rhetoric against each other in recent weeks as the United States has tightened sanctions with what it says is the goal of pushing...

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McDonald’s faces 25 new sexual harassment lawsuits

McDonald’s Corp has been accused in 25 new legal actions of condoning sexual harassment in the workplace and retaliating against employees who speak up. The new charges and lawsuits against one of the world’s most recognizable brands were announced on Tuesday by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the labor group Fight for $15, and the Times Up Legal Defense...

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Notorious phone call scam ‘Wangiri’ emerges in Pakistan

By: |Syed Ahad Hussain| Caution spread across social media and instant messaging services in Pakistan last week as a notorious phone call scam re-emerged, targeting numbers across cellular networks. Various citizens reported receiving phone calls from international unknown numbers - an indication of the Wangiri or one-call scam which calls people expecting that they will return the call and be...

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Politician, family members among 11 killed in India ambush

GUWAHATI: Eleven people, including a lawmaker and four of his family, were killed in an ambush by tribal separatists in the eastern Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, a senior police official said on Tuesday. Heavily armed militants fired automatic weapons at the five-vehicle convoy of Tirong Aboh, a member of the legislative assembly for the state seat of Khonsa, in...

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Ali Zafar’s 7 witnesses submit affidavits in defamation case against Meesha Shafi

LAHORE: On Tuesday, seven witnesses presented by singer, actor Ali Zafar submitted affidavits in the defamation case against singer Meesha Shafi rejecting her allegations of sexual harassment. In their affidavits, the witnesses claimed that no sexual harassment took place during the jam session as they were present at the session in the same room with both artists. The district and...

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‘Kamyab Naujawan prg’ will bring revolution in Pakistan: Awan

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to PM (SAPM) on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Aashiq Awan said on Tuesday the newly approved 'Kamyab Naujawan Programme' will revolutionise Pakistan and 25 per cent of the loans provided under the programme will be dedicated to women. In a media briefing after a federal cabinet session at the federal capital, Dr Awan said the programme...

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