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‘Alive and kicking’: Pakistan gaze at unlikely World Cup survival

Pakistan find themselves "alive and kicking" in the World Cup despite a disastrous start as coach Mickey Arthur warned his unpredictable team were still gunning for the semi-finals. The 1992 champions were on the brink of elimination after losing three of their first five games, including a bruising defeat to arch-rivals India. But Sunday's 49-run win over South Africa has...

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Egypt’s ex-president Mursi buried in Cairo

CAIRO: Egypt’s Islamist ex-president Mohamed Mursi was buried in a small family ceremony early on Tuesday a day after he suffered a fatal heart attack in court, his sons said, as supporters posted messages of grief and anger. The first democratically elected head of state in Egypt’s modern history, who was deposed by the army in 2013, was laid to...

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Teenager who called UK’s Prince Harry ‘race traitor’ is jailed

LONDON: A teenage neo-Nazi who called for Britain’s Prince Harry a race traitor months after his marriage to US actress Meghan Markle and suggested he should be shot was jailed for more than four years on Tuesday, the BBC reported. Michal Szewczuk, 19, posted far-right online propaganda which included an image of Harry, the Duke of Sussex, with a gun...

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World Cup 2019: Morgan, Root, Bairstow churned out 398 for Afghans

MANCHESTER: Host England on Tuesday set a gigantic target of 398 for Afghanistan, highest of the tournament so far as skipper Morgan, Root, and Bairstow played brilliant strokes here at Old Trafford, Manchester. Eoin Morgan with 148, Root with 88, and Bairstow with 90 runs sabotaged Afghan bowling side with Dawlat Zadran and skipper Gulbadin Naib finding some solace with...

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Rs900 BN budget 2019-20 presented by KP govt

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's (KP) Finance Minister Taimur Saleem Jhagra on Tuesday unveiled the province's budget for financial year 2019-20, which has a total outlay of Rs900 billion. Spending on the annual development programme has been suggested to be Rs236bn out of the total outlay. The budget speech was delivered in the KP assembly amidst protests and chanting by the opposition against...

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PM Khan to head 13-member National Development Council

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has formed a National Development Council (NDC) and announced its members and the head in a notification issued on June 13. The notification, which lists the chairperson, members, and the NDC's secretary, states the following as its terms of reference: The NDC will "set policies and strategies for development; formulate and tailor policies to achieve...

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Hussain Asghar to be appointed chairman anti-corruption commission: sources

ISLAMABAD: Ex-police officer Hussain Asghar expected to be made the chairman of the anti-corruption commission earlier announced by Prime Minister Imran Khan, sources informed on Tuesday. The Premier had earlier announced to constitute a "high-powered commission" to probe corruption of the last 10 years in Pakistan. The commission will be constituted soon to probe corruption, said the sources. Asghar currently...

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PM Khan presides cabinet session

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan presided a session of the federal cabinet on Tuesday to discuss the budget session, the recent string of arrests and his visit to Bishkek to attend the Council of Heads of State (CHS) of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). The session, which began at 11 am in the PM Office, discussed the establishment of an inquiry...

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UN estimates Pakistan’s population to be 403 MN by 2050

Pakistan’s population is expected to climb to 403 million by 2050, a United Nations (UN) report released Monday said. The earth's population is expected to rise to 9.7 billion in 2050 from 7.7 billion today, according to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs' "World Population Prospects" report. The study paints a picture of a future in which...

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LHC rejects bail pleas of Khawaja Saad Rafique, Salman Rafique

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Tuesday rejected the bail applications of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders Khawaja Saad Rafique and Khawaja Salman Rafique. Justice Baqir Najafi headed the two-member bench which announced the verdict. Both brothers are prime suspects in a corruption reference filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) earlier this year. Khawaja Brothers have been accused by...

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World Cup 2019: England opted to bat first against Afghanistan

MANCHESTER: Host England on Tuesday opted to bat first after winning the toss against Afghanistan at Old Trafford, Manchester. Comprising one of the toughest squads at this year's World Cup, favourites England will be without the services of opener Jason Roy who suffered an injury while fielding during England's win over West Indies on Friday. For Afghanistan, the biggest disappointment...

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$918 MN worth loan agreement signed by World Bank, Pakistan

ISLAMABAD. The Government of Pakistan and World Bank signed three loan agreements worth US$ 918 million to help support revenue mobilisation and higher education development in the country on Tuesday. The agreements were signed by Secretary of Economic Affairs Division Noor Ahmed on behalf of the federal government and World Bank Country Director Patchamuthu Illangovan while the representatives of Higher...

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Carrying out transactions through fake accounts is a huge crime: CJP Khosa

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa said on Tuesday carrying out transactions through fake accounts is a huge crime. The CJP made the remark while hearing a case related to the opening of fake accounts. The Supreme Court was hearing the case on the plea submitted by Senior Assistant Bank Mohamad Anwar. During the hearing, the CJP said...

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Stocks lose 404 points after four session streak

KARACHI: The stock market shattered the four-session gaining streak and relapsed to the negative territory. On Monday, the KSE-100 index lost 404.13 points (1.14 per cent) and closed at 35,168.82. It cleaned up minor gains of 68 points (0.19pc) that the index had built up the previous week as a result of the market’s oversold position. The market commenced in...

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Death toll from China quakes rises to 11

BEIJING/SHANGHAI: The death toll from two strong earthquakes in China rose to 11 on Tuesday, with 122 people injured, state media said, adding that rescuers pulled some survivors from rubble in a part of the country that often suffers strong tremors. The quakes, roughly 30 minutes apart, hit the southwestern province of Sichuan late on Monday, with shaking felt in...

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Detailed verdict of Zardari’s bail plea rejection issued by IHC

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday has issued a seven-page detailed verdict on the bail plea of former president Asif Ali Zardari being rejected in the fake accounts case. The verdict states that the Supreme Court in the Avenfield case had set precedents for bail in cases of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). The decision of the Supreme...

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PM Imran directs not to issue production order for Zardari: sources

ISLAMABAD: According to sources, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday has directed for not issuing production orders for any member of the National Assembly, including Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari. The prime minister during the meeting issued the directives at a meeting he presided over here of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and coalition parties. Addressing the participants,...

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