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Chief Of Army Staff attends High Profile Events

Chief of the Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa had been "briefed on situation along working boundary and operational readiness of the ISI" during a visit to the Sialkot garrison according to ISPR regarding the regular skirmishes on the LOC. The news came along making giving a hopeful sign to the ones at posts. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations...

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World Bank predicts serious shortcomings to Pakistan’s economy in FY21

ISLAMABAD: With the lowest GDP growth of 0.5% among all South Asian nations, the World Bank (WB) has warned Pakistan about external financing risks that could be compounded by difficulties in rolling-over bilateral debt from non-traditional donors and tighter international financing conditions. The WB’s report on South Asia reveals that regional growth was expected to rebound to 4.5% in FY21...

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Trump hails experimental treatment for his COVID-19 recovery

US President Donald Trump credited an experimental drug treatment with helping his recovery from Covid-19 and suggested his diagnosis could be a “blessing in disguise” in the nation’s battle against the pandemic. But there is no way for the president or his doctors to know whether the drug had any effect. In a new White House video posted on Wednesday...

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Pakistan marks 15th anniversary of 2005 earthquake

MANSEHRA: The residents will mark the 15th anniversary of the 2005 earthquake in Balakot tehsil and other parts of Hazara division today (Thursday). Traders will close businesses and take out a rally to remember people killed by the 7.6 earthquake. Trader leader Javed Iqbal told reporters that the 2005 earthquake had destroyed Balakot and claimed over 18,000 lives in the...

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‘Chehlum’ of Imam Hussain being observed nation-wide

‘Chehlum’ of Imam Hussain (AS) has observed on Wednesday, in Islamabad with religious enthusiasm and fervour in a peaceful atmosphere but in tight security because of the fear of possible violence. Muharram stands as a reminder to mankind for the heroic struggle and martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS), the grandson of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), against...

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Eight suspects arrested after body of kidnapped, raped Zainab found in Charsadda: police

Eight suspects were arrested after the body of a minor girl was found in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s town of Charsadda, police said on Thursday. According to police, the minor girl was kidnapped and then sexually assaulted before being brutally murdered, and her body bears torture marks. The district police officer (DPO) said that the girl was abducted on October 6 and...

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Two Women Bag The Chemistry Nobel Prize

STOCKHOLM/BERLIN: Once again where 'Chemistry'  is concerned two women scientists won the 2020 Nobel Prize on Wednesday for creating genetic ‘scissors’ that can rewrite the code of life (DNA), contributing to newer cancer therapies and holding out the prospect of curing hereditary diseases according to a news agency. FILE PHOTO: French microbiologist Emmanuelle Charpentier (L) and professor Jennifer Doudna of...

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Fazl to meet PML-N leaders today to discuss PDM’s future strategies

Maulana Fazlur Rehman, chief of his own faction of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (JUI-Fazl), will call on PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz and other party leaders on Wednesday evening, PML-N spokeswoman Marriyum Aurangzeb said. "Maulana Fazlur Rehman, along with [a] delegation, will meet Maryam Nawaz and PML-N leaders at Raiwind today. This will be [his] first meeting with [them] as head of...

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Government To Ensure All Due Payments to Media Houses

Web Desk: The media which brought the present government in power through extensive coverage and live reporting of their events, itself had become a victim of a dearth of finances. Reassuring the media houses and the related, Information Minister, Shibli Faraz said that the present government has proceeded to work on a scheme whereby ensuring timely payments and salaries to...

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Nawaz Sharif’s employees agreed to receive warrants but later declined, IHC told

Officials posted at the Pakistani High Commission in the United Kingdom informed the Islamabad High Court on Wednesday that a representative of Nawaz Sharif had initially agreed to receive the arrest warrants against the PML-N supremo, but changed his mind minutes before their arrival to the former prime minister's Park Lane residence. In a written reply submitted to the court,...

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Shibli Faraz rules out govt’s involvement in FIR against Nawaz, PML-N leaders

Information Minister Shibli Faraz on Wednesday reiterated that the government and Prime Minister Imran Khan did not have anything to do with the FIR against former premier Nawaz Sharif and 40 other PML-N leaders for "conspiring" against the state. Responding to a question while speaking to the media in Karachi, he said: "We have nothing to do with the incident you are...

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SC denies plea of Sindh govt seeking extension in stay order preventing release of Daniel Pearl murder accused

ISLAMABAD: A Supreme Court bench on Wednesday denied a plea of the Sindh government seeking extension in the stay order preventing release of Daniel Pearl murder case accused from detention. A bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Mushir Alam, heard appeals of the provincial government and the family of Daniel Pearl against acquittal of the convicts by the...

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Senior leaders of US military in quarantine after testing positive for coronavirus

The Pentagon on Tuesday said the US military’s Joint Chiefs of Staff have almost entirely gone into self-quarantine after one of the Coast Guard service chiefs tested positive for coronavirus. US defence officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, stressed that the military’s top brass — with the exception of the Coast Guard vice commandant, Admiral Charles Ray — had all...

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Islamabad mayor Anser Aziz tenders resignation

ISLAMABAD: The first elected mayor of Islamabad announced his surprise resignation on Tuesday, a day after the federal government embarked on an effort to strip the local government of various key directorates. Mayor Sheikh Anser Aziz, a close aide to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, announced his resignation on social media by sharing a photograph of a letter dated Oct...

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Netflix indicted in Texas over screening of the controversial film ‘Cuties’

Netflix has been indicted in the conservative southern US state of Texas for screening the French film Cuties, which has been accused of hypersexualizing young girls and depicting children in a lewd manner. Statements by Republican lawmakers and an online campaign against the film have tapped into concern over child sexual molestation, making the movie political leverage in the battle to...

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Shafqat Mehmood rules out closure of educational institutions from Oct 15

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mehmood on Tuesday denied reports suggesting that schools and educational institutes would be closed once again over the growing number of coronavirus cases among students and teachers. In a tweet, the federal minister said: “Fake news being circulated on social media that educational institutions will be closed on October 15. No...

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Admiral Amjad Khan Niazi elevated as new chief of Pakistan Navy

A ceremony to mark Admiral Amjad Khan Niazi's elevation as Chief of Naval Staff of Pakistan Navy was held today. The change of command ceremony was held at PNS Zafar, Islamabad where Adm Zafar Mahmood Abbasi symbolically handed over command of the Pakistan Navy to the new naval chief. Adm Amjad Khan Niazi was commissioned in the Operations Branch of...

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