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Afghan mourns as 69 killed in mosque explosions

Police and local people searched on Saturday for more bodies in the rubble of a mosque in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province after bomb blasts in which at least 69 people were killed during Friday prayers. The explosives were placed inside the mosque in Jawdara area of Haska Mena district. Sohrab Qaderi, a member of Nangarhar's provincial council, said the mosque, with capacity...

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PM Imran slams international media for not giving due coverge to human right violations in IOK

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday expressed puzzlement over the disproportionate amount of coverage accorded by the international media to the dire human rights situation in Indian-occupied Kashmir, especially in context of the widespread coverage of the Hong Kong protests. In a series of posts on the social networking website Twitter, PM Imran noted that occupied Kashmir was an...

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Pak Army dismisses three officers over misconduct

RAWALPINDI: Three officers of Pakistan Armed Forces were dismissed from service on Thursday after they were found guilty of breach of discipline, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. In a statement released to the press, the media wing of the military said that three officers of the rank of Major were awarded punishment on account of breach of discipline and...

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Altaf Hussain charged by UK police with terrorism offence over 2016 speech, banned from all forms of media

LONDON: A UK court has banned Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder Altaf Hussain from appearing on any form of media in the UK or Pakistan, after Scotland Yard charged him with a terrorism offence on Thursday in the incitement speech inquiry against him. Hussain was presented before the Westminster Magistrates' court where his lawyers pleaded for bail. But the judge...

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Justice Qazi Faez Isa case: Attorney General submits reply in SC

ISLAMABAD: Attorney General for Pakistan (AGP) Anwar Mansoor Khan on Thursday submitted a reply in the Supreme Court, regarding presidential reference against apex court judge Justice Qazi Faez Isa. In his reply, the AGP said that Justice Isa’s spouse and children own expensive properties in the United Kingdom, which were purchased in the year 2004 and 2013 and at the...

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LHC constitutes bench over petition challenging NAB chairmanship of Justice(R) Javed Iqbal

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday constituted a larger bench to decide a petition against the appointment of Justice Javed Iqbal as chairman of the National Accountability Bureau's (NAB) as well as all actions taken by the bureau under his chairmanship. LHC Chief Justice Sardar Mohammad Shamim Khan constituted the bench, comprising Justice Qasim Khan, Justice Malik Shahzad...

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Judge video scandal: IHC approves ex-PM Nawaz Sharif’s plea for hearing

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday has approved miscellaneous plea of ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif regarding his sentence in Al-Azizia reference following ex-accountability court judge Arshad Malik’s video scandal According to details, the court has issued a notice to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and other parties directing to submit a reply in 14 days. On Monday, the former...

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World Mental Health Day being observed today

KARACHI: World Mental Health Day is being observed on Thursday (10th October). The purpose of celebrating this day is to raise public awareness about importance of mental health and psychological disorders. According to World Health Organization, mental health is defined as a state of well-being in which people realize their own potential, can cope with normal life stresses, can work...

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Possibility of PM Khan’s visit to Saudi Arabia, Iran ‘on the cards’: FO

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal on Thursday said that the possibility of a visit by Prime Minister Imran Khan to Saudi Arabia and Iran was "on the cards". Addressing his weekly press briefing, Dr Faisal, in response to a question said: "The possibility of a visit of [the] prime minister to Saudi Arabia and Iran is on the...

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Stabilisation efforts bearing fruit: SBP Governor

KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Governor Dr Reza Baqir on Wednesday said that reforms introduced to address macro-economic challenges have started to bear fruit and an improvement in external sector has become visible. He made these remarks during an interactive session with the members of Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OICCI). Baqir added that macroeconomic stability...

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Pakistani soldier martyred, 2 civilians wounded in Indian ceasefire violations: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: A Pakistani soldier was martyred and two civilians injured after Indian troops resorted to "unprovoked" firing from across the Line of Control in Baroh and Chirikot sectors, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Thursday. According to ISPR, Sepoy Naimat Wali embraced shahadat, while two women in Serian village got injured. The military media wing added, “Pakistan Army troops...

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Resilient Sri Lanka whitewashes Pakistan

LAHORE: Visiting Sri Lanka, on Wednesday, won the third Twenty20 International against Pakistan by 13 runs, thus sweeping the series 3-0 here at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore. Haris Sohail, with 52 runs, remained the only top scorer of the Green Shirts as Sri Lankan bowlers destroyed the Pakistani batting side. Wanidu Hasaranga took three important wickets while Lahiru Kumara took two...

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Sri Lanka opted to bat against Pakistan in third T20I

LAHORE: Sri Lanka, on Wednesday, opted to bat first after winning the toss against Pakistan in the third Twenty20 International here at the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore. On Monday, Visiting Sri Lanka clinched the Twenty20 International series, defeating the host Pakistan after winning the second T20I by 35 runs. After winning the toss, Sri Lankans opted to bat first and set...

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5.2-magnitude earthquake rocks parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

PESHAWAR: An earthquake jolted Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's (KP) Peshawar and other adjoining areas on Wednesday. The magnitude of the earthquake was measured as 5.2 on the Richter scale. The quake struck at a depth of 180kms with epicenter lying at the Hindu Kush mountains. Tremors were also felt in Mansehra, Battagram, Torghar, and Kohistan. The latest tremors came days after a...

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PM Khan declared Muslim world’s ‘Man of the year’ by Jordanian institute

Prime Minister Imran Khan has been declared "Man of the Year" from the Muslim world by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre, an independent research entity affiliated with an international Islamic non-governmental, independent institute headquartered in Jordan. Professor S. Abdallah Schleifer, Professor Emeritus of Journalism at the American University in Cairo and chief editor of "The Muslim 500" project, while declaring the...

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ADB approved to provide $2.7 BN to Pakistan in 2019

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Wednesday announced that the regional bank will provide $2.7 billion in approved financing to Pakistan during the outgoing calendar year. In a tweet, ADB also announced that under the recently approved Country Operations Business Plan (COBP) 2020-2022, it will increase average lending to the country to $2.4bn a year — showing a whopping increase...

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JUI-F formally seeks permission to hold ‘Azadi March’ in Islamabad’s red zone

ISLAMABAD: The Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam – Fazl (JUI-F) has formally sought permission from the Islamabad administration to hold the much-debated "Azadi March" on October 27, at D-Chowk located in the federal capital's red zone. JUI-F leader Senator Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri, through his counsel Kamran Murtaza, submitted an application on Tuesday to the chief commissioner Islamabad seeking permission to hold the...

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