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9th Muharram procession ends peacefully across Pakistan

KARACHI: The 9th of Muharram was observed throughout the country today (Thursday) with due solemnity and sanctity to pay homage to the sacrifices of Hazrat Imam Hussain (R.A) and his companions in Karbala. Mourning procession of 9th Muharram-ul-Haram was brought out in different parts of the country on Thursday with full religious zeal in a peaceful atmosphere. Ulema and Zakireen highlighted...

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Syrians in areas controlled by government vote in first local polls since 2011

Syrians in government-controlled areas cast their ballots on Sunday in the first local elections there since 2011, when the country's ill-fated uprising erupted against President Bashar al-Assad's rule. Seven years since the last vote, the conflict has killed more than 360,000 people, forced millions more to flee, and left the economy in tatters. Now, Syrian troops are back in control...

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Victoria Beckham debuts at home to celebrate decade in fashion

LONDON: Untested in the fashion world, Victoria Beckham launched her VB label in 2008 in New York, across the Atlantic from her native Britain. A decade on, she will exhibit at London Fashion Week for the first time on Sunday, in a triumphant homecoming of sorts for a now widely-respected designer and entrepreneur. The ex-Spice Girls singer oversees an empire...

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PM Imran says to keep law and order situation stable in Karachi is top priority

KARACHI: On Sunday,  Prime Minister Imran Khan said that keeping the law and order situation of Karachi stable is the top priority of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf led government. The prime minister chaired today a session at the State Guest House regarding the law and order situation in Karachi. During the briefing given by IG Sindh and DG Rangers, it was...

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Reports say US to impose tariffs on $200 bn over Chinese goods

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has decided to impose tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports and could make the announcement in the coming days, US media reported. Citing anonymous sources, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal reported that the tariffs would be set at 10 per cent. Trump has already imposed 25 per cent tariffs on steel...

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Ariana Grande sorry she ‘couldn’t fix’ Mac Miller’s pain

LOS ANGELES: Singer Ariana Grande on Friday spoke publicly for the first time about the death of her former boyfriend Mac Miller, writing on social media that he was “the kindest, sweetest soul with demons he never deserved.” Miller was found unresponsive at his home in Studio City, California, and pronounced dead there at age 26, the Los Angeles County...

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Palestinian teen martyred by Israeli army: ministry

A Palestinian teenager has died after being shot by Israeli forces last month during protests and clashes along the Gaza border, the health ministry in the enclave said. Saheeb Abu Kashef, 16, died late on Saturday after being shot on August 3 east of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip, according to the ministry. An Israeli military spokesman has...

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Supreme Court orders chemical examination of samples from mineral water companies

ISLAMABAD: On Sunday, the Supreme Court of Pakistan ordered chemical examination and forensic audit of samples from mineral water companies. Headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nasir, a two-member bench of the apex court, was hearing a suo motu notice regarding the sale of drinking water. The court observed that it was time to give back to the...

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20 passengers injured as Peshawar-bound train derails near Attock

ATTOCK: According to Pakistan Railways,  at least 20 passengers were injured after eight bogies of the Peshawar-bound Khushhal Express derailed between Attock and Mianwali on Sunday. Rail traffic was suspended after the incident took place between the Sohan Bridge and Makhad Road railway stations. A spokesperson of Pakistan Railways confirmed that a rescue and relief operation is under way for...

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PM Imran Khan chairs session related to law and order in Karachi

KARACHI: On Sunday, Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired a session at the State Guest House regarding the law and order situation in Karachi . Chief Minister of Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah, Corps Commander Karachi Lt Gen Humayun Aziz, Governor Sindh Imran Ismael, Chief Secretary Sindh attended the session. DG Rangers Major General Muhammad Saeed and IGP Sindh Kaleem Imam...

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Zardari, Bilawal meets Nawaz offered condolences over death of Kulsoom Nawaz

LAHORE: Pakistan People's Party co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari and chairman Bilwal Bhutto Zardari visited Jati Umra, on Sunday, to express condolences over the death of Kulsomm Nawaz, here at Lahore. Both PPP leaders met incarcerated former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who is on parole due to death of his wife and former first lady Kulsoom Nawaz. Ex-president Asif Ali Zardari...

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Sindh education minister warns to shut down schools if they don’t comply with SHC orders

KARACHI: On Sunday,  the  Sindh Education Minister Sardar Shah said hat registration of private schools will be cancelled if they increase the tuition fees by more than 5% and do not return the extra-charge amount that has been taken from parents or guardians of students. The minister said they have the authority to take action against private schools if they do...

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Manzoor Pashteen declared proclaimed offender

SWABI: On Saturday, a leader of the Pakhtun Tahaffuz Movement claimed that nine of the 19 PTM leaders nominated in a case had been granted bail before arrest, as the rest had been declared proclaimed offenders. Talking to Dawn, Liaqat Yousafzai said PTM chief Manzoor Pashteen was among those who had been declared proclaimed offenders (PO). The PTM leaders have...

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South Korean Moon seeks to break nuclear deadlock at Pyongyang summit

SEOUL: South Korean President Moon Jae-in travels to Pyongyang this week for his third summit with Kim Jong Un, looking to break the deadlock in nuclear talks between North Korea and the United States. Moon —whose own parents fled the North during the 1950-53 Korean War —flies north on Tuesday for a three-day trip, following in the footsteps of his...

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PM Imran arrives Karachi, welcomed by CM Sindh

KARACHI: On Sunday, Prime Minister Imran Khan reached Karachi afternoon in his first official visit to the metropolis after assuming office. PM Imran was welcomed by Chief Minister of Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah and Governor Sindh Imran Ismael at Karachi International Airport. PM Imran reached the Quaid's mausoleum where he laid a floral wreath and offered prayers. He also...

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Bangladesh kicks off Asia Cup in style by thrashing Sri Lanka in opener

DUBAI: Bangladesh thrashes Sri Lanka by 137 runs in first match of the Asia Cup 2018 played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium here on Saturday. Chasing 262 runs target Sri Lanka was all out on 124 runs in 35.2 overs. Middle-order batsman Mushfiqur Rahim notched his sixth one-day hundred to lift Bangladesh to 261 in the opening Asia Cup match against...

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Govt launches helpline and campaign about women’s right to inheritance

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Human Rights has launched an awareness campaign about women’s rights to inheritance under Islamic jurisprudence and the Constitution. Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari on Friday announced that the Ministry of Human Rights through the awareness campaign aims to educate people about the religious and legal protection provided to women. “The protection of a...

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