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Hazara native girl awarded PD Soros fellowship, gets into Harvard

Sana Batool, a Hazara native from Quetta, was recently conferred with the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans in Medicine from Harvard Medical School. Batool, the first ever Hazara native to win such accolade, is also first ever Hazara girl to attend a medical school in the USA. Upon completion of her degree, she aims to serve the...

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Govt committed to eliminate terrorism from Pakistan: FM Qureshi

MULTAN: Federal Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Sunday the government committed to eliminate terrorism from the Pakistan and have to see if sectarianism was the reason behind the Quetta attack or some foreign powers. Speaking to media, the Minister said, “Innocent people were killed in Quetta. We have to see if sectarianism was the reason behind the incident...

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Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp working again after outages

Facebook Inc said it restored services on Sunday after some users could not access its social networking site, photo-sharing network Instagram and messaging app WhatsApp. However, Facebook did not specify the cause or scope of the outages. “Earlier today, some people may have experienced trouble connecting to the family of apps. The issue has since been resolved; we’re sorry for...

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Pakistan Army rescues 150 Hindu pilgrims from Bolan flash flood

BOLAN: Pakistan Army on Sunday successfully rescued 150 Hindu pilgrims from Bolan flash flood, the Pak Army media wing, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. Pak Army conducted the rescue operation with the help of Levies Forces, local district management and the residents which lasted 36 hours. Pilgrims, who have been transferred to safe places, thanked the Pak Army, Levies forces...

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Hazarganji blast: Hazara community’s sit-in enters third day

QUETTA: Sit-in of members of Hazara community entered third day on Sunday at Quetta's Western Bypass, demanding improved security measures following Friday's fatal blast in Hazarganji market. On Friday morning, wave of terrorism once again hit Quetta leaving atleast 20 people killed and 48 others injured in a blast at Quetta’s Hazarganji sabzi mandi. Fourteen bodies were brought to hospital...

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Setback for Ruling Party: Congress accuses BJP government over money laundering scam

New-Delhi: On Saturday, Indian National Congress (INC) leader Kapil Sibal alleged that the current BJP-led government was involved in a money laundering scam during the 2016 demonetisation drive, Hindustan Times reported. Sibal, speaking a press conference that was blanked out by Indian media channels, said there was a “sting operation” during which old currency notes were exchanged post-demonetisation for a...

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Hanif Abbasi released from Jail on Surety bonds of Rs 5 Million each

LAHORE: PML-N leader Hanif Abbasi was released from Lahore's Camp Jail on Saturday after two surety bonds of Rs5 million each were submitted to the Lahore High Court (LHC). The deputy registrar (judicial) of the LHC signed his release order and sent it to Camp Jail's superintendent, with instructions to release the PML-N stalwart on bail, "provided he is not...

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Pakistan’s Army fully capable of deterring any aggression: President Arif Alvi

RAWALPINDI/KAKUL: On Saturday, President Arif Alvi said that Pakistani armed forces were fully capable of deterring and defeating aggression across the complete spectrum of the threat. The president made the remarks while addressing participants of a passing-out ceremony at Pakistan Military Academy, Kakul. He was the chief guest of the passing-out parade of cadets of 139th Long Course, 9th Mujahid...

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Questioning Business Transactions: NAB summons Shehbaz’s wife, daughters

LAHORE: On Saturday, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) summoned Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif's wife and two daughters. according to sources. According to the offcials, Shehbaz's wife has been summoned on April 17 while his daughter Rabia Sharif has been summoned on April 18 and Javeria Sharif has been summoned on April 19. The wife and daughters of...

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BJP president vows to throw illegal immigrants into Bay of Bengal

NEW DELHI: The head of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling Hindu nationalist party took his invective against illegal Muslim immigrants to a new level this week as the general election kicked off, promising to throw them into the Bay of Bengal. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah referred to such illegal immigrants as “termites”, a description he also...

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Aleem Khan deserves bail if everyone getting relief: Fawad Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD: On Saturday, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Aleem Khan, "who was a businessman and had no allegations of causing losses to the national exchequer", should be granted bail "if suspects who had looted billions of rupees were able to secure bail with such ease". In a post shared on Twitter, Chaudhry said that the general...

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8 Killed in flash flood at South Waziristan

South-Waziristan: Eight individuals — including six women and two children — were killed in a flash flood in the Toi Khullah tehsil of South Waziristan on Saturday. According to district administration officials, a vehicle heading to a wedding party was travelling from Wana to Zarmilan. It drowned, taking its occupants with it, when it was caught in the flash flood....

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Britain still to apologize as 100 years passed on Jalianwala Bagh massacre

Britain´s high commissioner to India laid a wreath on Saturday on the 100th anniversary of the Amritsar massacre, one of the worst atrocities of colonial rule for which London is still to apologise. The Jallianwala Bagh massacre, as it is known in India, saw British troops fire on thousands of unarmed people in the northern city of Amritsar on the...

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Taliban Shadow governor of Helmand killed in Afghan airstrike

According to Afghan Media report, Sharafuddin Taqi, a senior leader of the Afghan Taliban and their shadow governor for the southern Helmand province, was killed in an airstrike on Saturday. Taqi succumbed to injuries, said the report which he sustained in an airstrike conducted in Musa Qala district on April 1. The provincial government's media office in a statement confirmed...

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Govt to implement NAP; no terrorist to be spared: Minister

QUETTA: On Saturday, Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Zaidi said that the government will fully implement the National Action Plan (NAP) and no terrorist will be spared no matter which organisation they belong to. Speaking to the media in Hazarganji after extending condolences to the families of the victims of Friday's blast, the federal minister for maritime affairs said,...

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PM Imran to visit Iran on 21st April

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan will visit Iran on April 21, said sources on Saturday. PM Imran will meet Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani during his visit. This will be the premier's maiden visit to Iran since assuming office. Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal during his weekly press briefing on Thursday confirmed reports...

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3.4 million cases verdicts announced last year: CJP

ISLAMABAD: On Saturday, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Asif Saeed Khosa said 3,000 judges announced verdicts on 3.4 million cases last year in the country. Justice Khosa while addressing a conference said that in United States, United Kingdom and other countries a time is fixed for cases. “In a year, the Supreme Court of US and UK announced the verdict...

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