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Thar Coal Project Sino Sindh takes off

With the advent of CPEC, the Chinese Premier said that reviving the silk route to newer and more destinations linking almost every conceivable country and city would be the beginning of the new world order. The news was published then on China's official website prior to Li Jinping making a world tour. Pakistan was one of the first countries to...

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FATF grey list: Senate passes bills to amend Anti-Terrorism Act, UNSC-related laws

ISLAMABAD: The Senate on Thursday passed the Anti-Terrorism Act (Amendment) Bill, 2020, which is required to fulfill certain requirements of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to get the country off the grey list. The Parliament’s upper house also passed the United Nations Security Council (Amendment) Bill, 2020 during a session chaired by Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani. The bills had been...

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Hajj 2020: Pilgrims to congregate at Mount Arafat today in shadow of coronavirus

On the ninth of the Zul Hijjah month, pilgrims will arrive at the plains of the Mount Arafat on Thursday, as the Saudi Health Ministry will make special arrangements for the “downsized” Hajj amid the COVID-19 pandemic. General clinics at Arafat have been installed which will have doctors, consultants and intensive care nurses to help pilgrims. The health provisions will...

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Let your Child Grow with Germs

|By: Ayaz Malik| We do keep one strict eye that our children definitely do not get near any dirt or anything 'germy'. It makes sense, they might fall ill. But think again. Keeping the little ones too sterilised might weaken their immune system - making them prone to catching any disease on the slightest of exposure. Yes, with the COVID...

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Power Workouts for Couples is the best during these times

|By: Ayaz Malik| During these days of keeping oneself in proper shape has become more of a challenge than was expected a few months ago. That was when COVID-19 was just a whiff of a rumour. But after it has hit us severely (as was not expected by anyone) the home-ridden lifestyles have made living, sedentary not to mention, we...

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Gold rate in Pakistan arrives at Rs122,750 per tola

KARACHI: Gold rates in Pakistan continued their rally for the 12th day straight on Friday, crossing the Rs122,000-a-tola mark to reach Rs122,750. Investors have continuously poured money into gold for days in a row now, boosting its demand, as confidence in other commodities, currencies, and stocks faltered due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to the All Sindh Sarafa and Jewellers...

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Centre gets two FATF-related bills passed through NA amid opposition protest

The government on Wednesday managed to get two Financial Action Task Force (FATF)-related bills passed by the National Assembly amidst a noisy protest by the opposition. The Anti-terrorism (Amendment) Bill, 2020 and the United Nations (Security Council) (Amendment) Bill, 2020 were both moved by Adviser to the Prime Minister on Parliamentary Affairs Babar Awan. The bills were passed amid sloganeering...

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PM Khan should declare three-day holiday for Eid ul Adha: Mufti Muneeb

Chairman of the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rahman, on Wednesday said that Prime Minister Imran Khan should declare a three-day holiday for Eid ul Adha as it is traditionally a three-day celebration. Last week, the federal government had announced a three-day holiday, from Friday, July 31 to Sunday, August 2, on account of Eid ul Adha. Addressing the press conference in...

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Umar Akmal’s suspension reduced to 18 months from 3 years

LAHORE: Batsman Umar Akmal’s three-year suspension, which was slapped on him by the Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) Disciplinary Panel for not reporting approaches by corrupt elements, has been reduced to 18 months. The PCB had imposed a three-year-ban on Akmal after he had violated the Article 2.4.4 of the PCB's code of conduct on two occasions. Speaking to the media...

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Coronavirus: Muslims begin downsized Hajj today amid pandemic

MAKKAH: As many as 10,000 Muslim pilgrims residing in Saudi Arabia will kick off the five-day annual Hajj pilgrimage on Tuesday amid safety protocols due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Hajj, one of the five pillars of Islam and a must for able-bodied Muslims at least once in their lifetime, is usually one of the world's largest religious gatherings. But...

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Kulbhushan Jadhav: Review ordinance to be presented in Senate today

ISLAMABAD: The International Court of Justice (Review and Reconsideration) Ordinance, 2020, in relation to Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav's appeal against sentence will be presented in the Senate on Wednesday for approval. Federal Law Minister Farogh Naseem will present the ordinance in the upper House of the parliament. The session will commence at 4pm today. Earlier, the bill was presented before...

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Tania Aidrus, Zafar Mirza resign from SAPM on Digital Pakistan, health posts

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Zafar Mirza also resigned from the cabinet after Tania Aidrus citing the “ongoing negative discussion about the role of SAPMs and criticism on the government” as the reason for her decision. According to details, Zafar Mirza took to social-networking website Twitter and made the announcement, stating, “I have resigned as SAPM. I came...

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Animal cruelty: 15-year-old boy, his friends gang rape kitten to death in Lahore

Lahore: In a horrifying incident of animal cruelty, a kitten died after being allegedly brutally gang-raped by a 15-year-old boy and his friends in Lahore in Pakistan. The incident came to light after JFK Animal Rescue And Shelter, an animal rights organisation, posted about the heinous crime of the teenagers on its Facebook handle. According to the animal rights organisation’s...

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After Salma Zafar, Sherry Shah accuses Javeria and Saud of fraud

After veteran actress Salma Zafar took to social media last week to demand JJS production house and Javeria, Saud Qasmi to pay her outstanding dues for the dramas she worked on over a decade; Sherry Shah has also come forward reiterating Salma’s stance and alleging that the couple owes her Rs9 million. In addition to a social media video, the actress has...

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Chinese disease control head injected with potential coronavirus vaccine

The head of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention Gao Fu on Tuesday disclosed that he has been injected with an experimental COVID-19 vaccine in a bid to persuade the public to follow suit once the vaccine is approved. According to a news report by Associated Press (AP), a government-owned Chinese company had earlier administered trial shots in March,...

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Nawaz’s latest medical report states COVID-19 could be fatal for ex-Premier

LAHORE: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s latest medical report has recommended that the PML-N leader should avoid going outside as he could contract the coronavirus which could prove to be fatal for him. The PML-N supremo’s latest medical reports were submitted to the Lahore High Court on Tuesday by his lawyer Amjad Pervez in which doctors have suggested the three-time...

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Bilawal discusses anti-govt APC agenda with JUI-F chief Fazlur Rehman

LAHORE: The leaders of main opposition parties are having back to back meetings in order to decide the strategy to launch an anti-government movement after Eid ul Adha and finalise the agenda for the upcoming All Parties Conference (APC). PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari first met JUI-F chief Fazlur Rehman at a hotel today and later went to meet PML-N President...

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