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Youm-e-Ashur observed across Pakistan amid tight security

KARACHI: Youm-e-Ashur was observed today (Friday) with traditional religious solemnity and fervour to commemorate the sacrifice of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA), the grandson of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), and his companions at Karbala in 61AH some 14 centuries ago. Every year, this day is observed on 10th of Muharram to commemorate the supreme sacrifice rendered by Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his...

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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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‘Game of Thrones’ takes top prize at surprising Emmys

HBO´s record-breaking fantasy epic "Game of Thrones" stormed back onto the Emmys stage on Monday, winning the coveted best drama series prize on a night full of surprises, including an on-air marriage proposal that stunned the audience. The other big story of the gala, television´s answer to the Oscars, was the huge success of eight Emmys overall for best comedy...

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F*** the Pakistani’s, says White House Adviser Richard Clarke

Web Desk: Former White House Adviser Richard Clarke who served under Ronald Reagan, Bush Senior, Bill Clinton and Bush Junior administrations was caught swearing in a tv show when Pakistan came under discussion. The former white house adviser was in a popular TV show hosted by the controversial American comedian, political commentator and television host, Bill Maher. Talking on a bevy of...

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Massive clean-up In Hong Kong after Typhoon chaos

Hong Kong began a massive clean-up Monday after Typhoon Mangkhut raked the city, shredding trees and bringing damaging floods in a trail of destruction that left dozens dead in the Philippines and millions evacuated in southern China. The death toll in the Philippines, where the north of the main island of Luzon was mauled by fierce winds and rain, reached...

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Germany rolls out world’s first hydrogen train

Germany on Monday rolled out the world’s first hydrogen-powered train, signalling the start of a push to challenge the might of polluting diesel trains with costlier but more eco-friendly technology. Two bright blue Coradia iLint trains, built by French TGV-maker Alstom, began running a 100-kilometre (62-mile) route between the towns and cities of Cuxhaven, Bremerhaven, Bremervoerde and Buxtehude in northern...

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Bangladesh’s Tamim Iqbal out of Asia Cup after injury heroics

DHAKA: Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal has been ruled out of the rest of the Asia Cup with a broken hand after batting despite his injury in the opening match, an official said Monday. “He got two fractures in his hand. He would not be able to continue here and also for the next three to four weeks,” team manager Khaled...

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Zoheb Hassan warns legal action against Nazia Hassan’s ex-Husband

Web Desk: Singer Zoheb Hassan has said that her late sister’s husband has no right to make film on her and warned of legal action against anyone doing so. The 51-year-old singer added that the Hassan family will be taking the legal route if any such thing is implemented. “The Hassan family has come to know that Nazia’s ex-husband is...

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COAS Bajwa meets Chinese Chief of the Armed Forces

BEIJING: Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited the Headquarters of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) which is, the Chinese Armed Forces, he was also presented with a guard of honor by the PLA upon his arrival. General Han Weiguo the PLA chief appreciated and acknowledged Pakistan's battle prowess in the war against terrorism. He was also appreciative of what...

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ECC increases gas tariffs by 23 rupees

ISLAMABAD: The Economic Co-operation Committee has agreed to raise gas tariffs by 23 rupees, the increment was approved today, Monday. Putting to rest speculations regarding a "gas bomb" being dropped on the public, Petroleum Minister Ghulam Sarwar while addressing the media after the ECC meeting said the increase in tariff was targetted at higher tariff slabs. "We have only approved...

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Pakistan, UK launch partnership to check money laundering, recovery of stolen assets

ISLAMABAD: The governments of Pakistan and the United Kingdom on Monday jointly launched a partnership on repatriation of illicit finances, recovery of stolen assets and putting a check on money-laundering. Law Minister Barrister Farogh Nasim and British Home Secretary Sajid Javid at a joint press conference here at the PM Office announced that the declaration titled ‘UK-Pakistan Justice and Accountability...

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President Arif Alvi addresses Joint Parliamentary Session, talks water shortage and corruption

ISLAMABAD: President Arif Alvi in his inaugural address to the parliamentary session which consisted of both the lower and upper houses of the Parliament, Senators and Parliament, stressed on the dire need of addressing Pakistan's problems, head on. The president hoped that the upcoming days would be better for Pakistan. “I am grateful to have the biggest constitutional designation. I...

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Haruki Murakami excuses himself from consideration for alternative Nobel award

TOKYO: Japanese author Haruki Murakami has asked for the withdrawal of his nomination for an alternative to the Nobel Prize in Literature, postponed this year over a sexual misconduct scandal, saying he wanted to concentrate on his writing. One of Japan’s most successful literary exports, Murakami’s Nobel prospects are the subject of intense annual scrutiny in his home country. Murakami...

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