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Actress Uzma Khan Files Complaint Against Malik Riaz’s Daughters For alleged Harassment, Blackmail

Actress Uzma Khan may not be the most famous face in the Pakistan entertainment industry, but a series of viral videos has shed light on her. A video has been going viral for the last couple of days, where two women along with guards barge into Uzma Khan’s house, wreaking havoc. With property damaged, the actress and her sister beaten...

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Laila-tul-Qadr being observed across the country tonight

Laila-tul-Qadr, a night considered to be equal to praying for 1000 months, would be observed on Saturday night (Ramzan-ul-Mubarak 27), May 20, 2020 with religious fervour and reverence. It merits mentioning here that the exact timings of Lailatul Qadr have not been revealed. According to majority of Islamic scholars, Lailatul Qadr falls on night of Ramzan-ul-Mubarak 27 but it is...

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Three major Pakistani telecom companies becomes target of Iranian hackers

A group of Iranian hackers has targeted three telecom firms in Pakistan and breached data servers, revealed a cyber security company, Symantec. While the report does not reveal the names of the companies that were targeted, it discloses that the group uses virtual “tunnels” to stay connected to the victims’ machines without a trace. Using virtual tunnel technique, they can...

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Three civilians critically wounded as India resorts to unprovoked firing across LoC

Targeting the civilian population across the Line of Control (LoC) on Wednesday, Indian troops resorted to indiscriminate firing which resulted in three civilians getting critically injured. According to a statement by the ISPR, the unprovoked shelling by Indian troops took place in Nikial sector in Khanni and Ooli villages. "Indian Army troops initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation using mortars and automatics in...

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OIC condemns India’s new domicile law in occupied Kashmir, terming it a violation of UNSC resolutions

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Wednesday denounced India's news domicile law in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK), calling it a violation of UN Security Council resolutions. "The General Secretariat of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has been following with deep concern the unilateral actions of 5 August 2019 and subsequent measures to alter the demographics of and undermine...

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PM Khan says will need more doctors if COVID-19 cases further exceed as doctor-to-patient ratio in Pakistan is low

Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Wednesday that the country will need more doctors if the coronavirus cases exceed further in the future, lamenting that the doctor-to-patient ratio in Pakistan is quite low as compared to other countries. The prime minister made the statement after the inauguration of the telehealth portal today, which will help people with medical emergencies. In...

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Federal Govt to get finalised forensic report on sugar crisis by FIA tomorrow

The forensic report regarding the sugar crisis, which rattled the country at the beginning of the year, has been finalised, official sources informed on Wednesday. Head of Federal Investigation Agency Wajid Zia will present the report to the federal government on Thursday. The inquiry commission, constitued to probe the sugar crisis, prepared the forensic report of the incendiary FIA report...

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Sindh govt gives approval to Shab-e-Qadar, Eid congregational prayers

Sindh information minister Nasir Hussain Shah on Wednesday said that congregational prayers for Shab-e-Qadar, as well as Eid morning prayers, will be observed across Sindh with all necessary safety precautions enforced. Shah said that ulema of various schools of thought will be consulted for the successful implementation of the decision, as he addressed a press conference in Karachi alongside law adviser...

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Academy might postpone Oscars 2021 due to COVID-19 outbreak

Next year's Oscars could be postponed due to the disruption caused by the coronavirus in Hollywood, trade publication Variety reported Tuesday. The movie industry's biggest night is currently scheduled for February 28. But with theaters shuttered, blockbusters delayed and productions halted, the prize-giving Academy has already been forced to make significant rules changes. One of multiple anonymous sources told Variety...

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‘Super cyclone’ roars towards Bangladesh, India

Several million people were taking shelter and praying for the best on Wednesday as the Bay of Bengal's fiercest cyclone in decades roared towards Bangladesh and eastern India, with forecasts of a potentially devastating and deadly storm surge. Authorities have scrambled to evacuate low lying areas in the path of Amphan, which is only the second "super cyclone" to form...

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COVID-19 crisis: PM Khan to address WEF session via video link today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will address the session of the World Economic Forum on Wednesday via video link to discuss ways and measures to curb the coronavirus outbreak that has wracked the world. The prime minister will begin his address at 8:30pm local time. In the session, world leaders will participate and discuss measures taken to stem the spread...

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Partial train service resumes nation-wide as COVID-19 cases tally crosses 45,000

Partial train service resumed across the country on Wednesday after being suspended for two months as the country continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic. The resumption of train operations was announced by Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmad on Monday who said Prime Minister Imran Khan had permitted to partially resume train service from Wednesday on the condition...

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Sindh govt allows shopping malls to reopen, issues SOPs

Sindh government on Tuesday allowed shopping malls in the province to reopen a day after the Supreme Court ordered the authorities to seek permission from the health ministry in this regard and allow them to operate. A five-member bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed had directed that the provincial governments ensure the reopening...

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PTI lawmaker who tested positive for COVID-19 passes away in Lahore

LAHORE: PTI Punjab Member of Provincial Assembly (MPA) Shaheen Raza passed away after contracting coronavirus at Mayo Hospital Lahore on Wednesday. According to Mayo Hospital CEO Dr Asad Aslam, Raza had tested positive for coronavirus and was admitted to the hospital three days ago. He added that the deceased was also a patient of blood pressure and diabetes. Raza is...

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Tens of thousands evacuated as India, Bangladesh brace for super cyclone amid coronavirus pandemic

Authorities in eastern India and Bangladesh were scrambling on Tuesday to move tens of thousands of villagers away from coasts expected to suffer widespread damage from a super cyclone, a task complicated by the battle against the coronavirus. India faces one of its biggest storms in about a decade, the weather office said, as the super cyclone Amphan, equivalent to...

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PTI leader calls for imposition of emergency in Sindh over alarming coronavirus situation in province

KARACHI: PTI Sindh opposition leader Firdous Shamim Naqvi called for the imposition of emergency in the province on Tuesday, saying that the coronavirus situation in Sindh was alarming. Addressing the media, the PTI leader said that the situation in Sindh is deteriorating rapidly, therefore, there was nothing wrong with imposing a governor's rule in the province. "Sindh government claims it...

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The courts should think whether the decision they are taking can be followed by govt: Saeed Ghani

KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Education, Labour and Human Resources Saeed Ghani on Tuesday said that that courts should "think about whether the decisions they take fall within the ambit of the government's authority". Speaking at a press conference in Karachi, Ghani said that the limit of any minister or chief minister's authority was laid out by the Constitution and the...

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