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NAB summons Murad Ali Shah on Tuesday

KARACHI: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday summoned Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah for questioning, said the sources. Sources indicated that the Sindh CM was ordered to appear before the anti-graft body on Tuesday morning. This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly.

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Sri Lanka announce ODI, T20 teams for Pakistan tour

The Sri Lanka cricket board has announced its squads for its upcoming One-Day International (ODI) and T20i series against Pakistan. According to a press statement released on Wednesday, Sri Lanka Cricket said approval for the squads was given by "the Minister of Telecommunication, Foreign Employment and Sports Honorable Harin Fernando to take part in the forthcoming Sri Lanka tour of...

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‘Vaping’ trend worries health experts in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Health experts on Tuesday called for public awareness on rising usage of electronic cigarettes among teenagers and the negative health impact of tobacco on health, as well as to advocate for effective e-cigarette control policies in the country. Talking to a private news channel, lung specialist Prof Dr Javed Khan stressed on the need for more rigorous anti-tobacco campaigns...

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Indians back Pakistanis in urging Gates Foundation not to honor Modi

Indians and Pakistani human rights activists have come together to urge the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation not to honor Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with an award in light of the alarming human rights situation in Indian-occupied Kashmir. According to reports, two prominent lawyers and activists of Indian origin have strongly urged the Gates Foundation not to honour Prime...

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18 years on: Cancer cases linger over 9/11 anniversary

NEW YORK: Jacquelin Febrillet was 26 years old on September 11, 2001, when hijackers flew two passenger jets into the World Trade Center just two blocks from where she worked. Fifteen years after the attacks that day, Febrillet, by then a mother of three, was diagnosed with metastatic cancer. The likely cause: a cloud of toxic ash that engulfed her....

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Pakistan-India tensions jeopardises women’s cricket series

LAHORE: The recent tensions between Pakistan and India have also made their way into the world of women’s cricket with the upcoming series between Pakistan and Indian women cricket team in jeopardy. As part of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Championship, Pakistan and India are scheduled to play a series from July to November, to be hosted by India. The...

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Trump fires ‘hyper-hawk’ US national security chief John Bolton

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced the firing of hawkish national security advisor John Bolton, a move widely seen as boosting the president´s push to negotiate with US foes in Afghanistan, North Korea and other trouble spots. Trump, who said he had disagreed "strongly" with Bolton on policy, announced via Twitter: "I asked John for his resignation, which was...

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PM Khan to hold massive Kashmir solidarity rally in Muzzafarabad on Friday

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday announced that he would hold a rally in Muzzafarabad later this week to send the world a message regarding the military lockdown imposed in Indian-occupied Kashmir. In a tweet, the premier said that the rally would aim to show the world that the people of Pakistan stand in solidarity with people of occupied...

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Nation observing 71st death anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam

The 71st death anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah is being observed today with zeal, zest, pride and reverence. Prayers will be held at Quaid’s mausoleum in Karachi. People from different walks of life will visit the mausoleum to lay floral wreaths and offer prayers. Several public and private organizations and educational institutions will hold functions to highlight different aspects...

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Pakistan to present dossier before UNHRC on Indian violence in Occupied Kashmir

GENEVA: Pakistan has prepared a dossier to be presented before the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday pertaining to Indian violence in occupied Kashmir. The 115-page dossier addresses the grave human rights violations along with pictures and names of those who have been victims of Indian brutalities. The dossier states, “India’s imposition of strict curfew, detention of the entire...

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At least 31 pilgrims died in Karbala shrine stampede

BAGHDAD: At least 31 pilgrims died on Tuesday in a stampede at a major shrine in Iraq's Karbala where they were marking the holy day of Ashura, the Iraqi health ministry said. Ministry spokesman Saif al-Badr said the toll could rise even further, as another 100 people were injured including 10 in critical condition. It is the deadliest stampede in...

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UNHRC should urge India to end bloodshed in occupied Kashmir: FM Qureshi

GENEVA: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Tuesday said the UN Human Rights Council (UNHCR) should urge India to end the bloodshed and restore fundamental freedoms and liberties. Addressing the 42nd session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva on Tuesday, Qureshi said UNHCR should urge India to immediately lift the curfew and reverse the clampdown and communications blackout in...

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Pakistan urges UN chief for urgent steps as Gutteres voices concern on Kashmir crisis

NEW YORK: Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to United Nations Maleeha Lodhi on Tuesday underscored the urgency of initiating practical steps to deal with the worsening situation in Indian occupied Kashmir, now in its fifth week of a lockdown. In a meeting with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Ambassador Lodhi brief the UN chief about the grave political and humanitarian crisis, which began...

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‘India threatened Sri Lankan players to opt out of Pakistan tour’: claims Fawad

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Tuesday claimed India threatened Sri Lanka players over not being able to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL) if they travelled to Pakistan for their tour later this month. “Informed sports commentators told me that India threatened SL players that they’ll be ousted from IPL if they don’t refuse...

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Pakistan-India tensions ‘less heated’ now”: Trump

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said the relationship between Pakistan and India is ‘less heated’ than it was two weeks ago and once again offered to mediate between the two countries. Speaking to reporters at the White House, Trump said, "India and Pakistan are having a conflict over Kashmir as you know. I think [it] is a little...

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PM Khan, President Alvi send out messages to commemorate Youm-e-Ashur

ISLAMABAD: As the nation commemorates Ashura on Muharram 10, various government officials on Tuesday sent out messages recalling the sacrifices that were made at Karbala. Prime Minister Imran Khan Prime Minister Imran Khan said the great battle between the good and the evil was witnessed at Karbala. "The incident gives a message to Muslims that they should be ready to...

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Youm-e-Ashur being observed across Pakistan amid strict security

Muslims across the country are observing Youm-e-Ashur, the 10th of Muharram today with religious fervor to pay homage to Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA). Taazia and Zuljanah processions were being taken out in all cities and towns across the country today in memory of martyrs of Karbala. Ulema and Zakireen will underline the optimistic and honest teachings of Hazrat Imam Hussain...

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