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Thar Coal Project Sino Sindh takes off

With the advent of CPEC, the Chinese Premier said that reviving the silk route to newer and more destinations linking almost every conceivable country and city would be the beginning of the new world order. The news was published then on China's official website prior to Li Jinping making a world tour. Pakistan was one of the first countries to...

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Former Premier Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, others indicted in LNG case

KARACHI: An accountability court in Karachi on Wednesday indicted former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and others for allegedly making illegal appointments in Pakistan State Oil (PSO) and causing harm to the national exchequer during his tenure as the petroleum minister. During the hearing today, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor told the court Abbasi had "illegally appointed" Sheikh Imran...

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Educational institutes to reopen on September 15 across country

ISLAMABAD: All educational institutes will reopen on September 15 across the country, said the spokesperson from the education ministry. Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood on Wednesday chaired a conference of education ministers in Islamabad where the decision was taken. In the light of a unanimous decision, schools in Sindh will open from September 15. According to the spokesperson, the Khyber...

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Death toll from Beirut blast surges past 100, over 4,000 injured

BEIRUT: The death toll from the Beirut port blast surged past 100 with over 4,000 injured, the Lebanese Red Cross said on Wednesday. "Until now over 4,000 people have been injured and over 100 have lost their lives. Our teams are still conducting search and rescue operations in the surrounding areas," a statement said. Rescuers worked through the night into...

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Pakistan, England face off on first day of Manchester test

MANCHESTER: Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat in the first Test against England at Old Trafford on Wednesday. Although the Manchester skies were overcast, skipper Azhar Ali told Sky Sports: "Obviously the overhead conditions will help the bowlers but we were very clear in our heads that we want to bat first. "Because of the composition of the...

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Youm-e-Istehsal: Special Senate session condemns India for August 5 move

ISLAMABAD: On the occasion of Youm-e-Istehsal, a special session of the Upper House was held Wednesday to express solidarity with the people of occupied Kashmir and to denounce the Indian brutalities in the region. Pakistan and the people of Kashmir, across the world, are marking 'Youm-e-Istehsal' as exactly one year ago today, on August 5, 2019, the Modi-led government illegally...

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18-year-old martyred by Indian firing across LoC: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: An 18-year-old girl, resident of Fatehpur, embraced martyrdom while six others were injured as Indian troops resorted to another unprovoked ceasefire violation along the Line of Control (LoC) on Wednesday. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Indian troops LoC targeted civil population along the LoC in the Hot Spring Sector. “An 18 years old girl, resident of Fatehpur...

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Pakistan urges international community to ‘do more’ on Kashmir issue

ISLAMABAD: On the occasion of 'Youm-e-Istehsal', Pakistan urged the international community to "do more" and back its words with concrete actions for the people of occupied Kashmir, who have been subjected to inhuman atrocities from the Indian forces. In an official statement released by Foreign Office on Wednesday, Pakistan once again called the attention of the world to arbitrary arrests,...

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Pakistan observes Youm-e-Istehsal for Kashmiris defying Indian atrocities

Pakistan and the people of Kashmir, around the world, are observing 'Youm-e-Istehsal' today to mark the one-year anniversary of  India's abrogation of Article 370 of its constitution, which led to an attempt to illegally annex occupied Kashmir and divide it into two union territories. The main intent behind observing the occasion in solemnity is to expose Indian atrocities and show...

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Kashmir Solidarity Day to be a Moment of Fervor and Hope!

|By: Ayaz Malik| The sun never set on the British empire, was the slogan of the colonial rule. As the United Kingdom began handing over their colonies to the respective dwellers of the land, they made sure that no matter, when freedom was set as a standard for the said country, there shall remain one or more issues to keep...

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Occupied-Kashmir: one year after the termination of Article 370

Last year, on August 5, India revoked the constitutional autonomy of the Muslim-majority state of occupied Jammu and Kashmir. Thousands of protesters were detained, political leaders were put under house arrest and a communication blackout was imposed in the valley. One year on, the Indian government has continued to clamp down on free speech and restrict the movement of Kashmiris....

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Hundreds wounded as huge explosion rips through Lebanon’s Beirut

Beirut, Lebanon - Hundreds of people have been wounded in a powerful explosion that ripped through Lebanon's capital, Beirut, according to the country's health minister. The massive explosion on Tuesday at Beirut's port caused widespread damage to buildings, shattering windows in different parts of the city. It sent shockwaves across the capital. The cause of the explosion was not immediately clear. Hamad...

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Indian-occupied Kashmir included in Pakistan’s new political map unveiled by PM Imran

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday announced the approval a new political map of Pakistan, which includes Indian-occupied Kashmir in its entirety. The approval was given in a Cabinet meeting chaired by PM Imran earlier today during which the participants were apprised of the latest situation in the occupied Muslim-majority region. Speaking during a live televised address to the nation,...

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Online: A Progress or Means to Eradicate the Conventional?

|By: Ayaz Malik| The debate whether online resources are a threat to the conventional method of life has been going on since the advent of internet as it bloomed to its present form. It was an exhilarating experience when these very resources were made common to the populace. The new methods of communication and lively browsing on the internet got...

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Meghan Markle turns 39: Here’s how the duchess will celebrate her non-royal birthday in LA

Meghan Markle is all set to celebrate her first non-royal birthday ever since she tied the knot to Prince Harry. As the Duchess of Sussex turn 39, reports reveal that she has some special plans in store for the big celebration but with the coronavirus guidelines in mind. Royal expert Katie Nicholl said the duchess could ring in the festivities...

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Ayesha Omar shares her experience of sexual assault with #MeToo activist Rose McGowan

Flag-bearer of the #MeToo movement and acclaimed Hollywood actor and director Rose McGowan spoke at length about her harrowing experience of assault to Pakistan’s noted star Ayesha Omar, who also lay bare her haunting past experiences. During an Instagram Live session, the two actors shared their stories of abuse with the American activist detailing how she found the strength to...

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Pakistan announces 16-member Test squad for England series

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday announced the 16-member Test squad for the England Test series, with Azhar Ali as captain. According to a tweet from the PCB, the squad will comprise: Azhar Ali (c), Babar Azam (vc), Abid Ali, Asad Shafiq, Fawad Alam, Imam, Kashif Bhatti, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Rizwan, Naseem Shah, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Shan...

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