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Grieving Asif Ali rejoins Pakistan squad after daughter’s funeral

Grieving Pakistan cricketer Asif Ali on Saturday left for England to join up with his country's World Cup squad following the funeral of his daughter, who he said will continue to be his strength and inspiration. Asif left the team's tour of England and returned to Pakistan following the death last Sunday of 19-month-old Dua Fatima, who had been receiving...

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FM Qureshi departs to Kuwait for a two day official visit

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Saturday departed for a two-day official visit to Kuwait. Speaking to the media before departing, Qureshi said bilateral issues along with visa matters will be discussed during his visit. He added, he will also hold meetings with the Kuwaiti leadership and will also take a letter from Prime Minister Imran Khan to the...

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I advised Imran to let corrupt politicians leave Pakistan but he refused: Sheikh Rashid

LAHORE: Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said on Saturday that he advised Prime Minister Imran Khan to let corrupt politicians leave Pakistan, but he did not agree. “The opposition can end in one hour if Imran Khan lets them leave the country. I have told Imran Khan to let them go but he said no,” Ahmed said during a...

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Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed regrets not appealing Curran run out in fourth ODI

NOTTINGHAM: Tom Curran played an important knock towards the end of the England innings which secured the team’s win against Pakistan in the fourth ODI. Curran batting at No 8 scored 31 from 30 balls which was part of a 61-run partnership with Ben Stokes at a time when it seemed the match had slipped away from England. Tom Curran,...

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ICC releases official song for the upcoming World Cup 2019

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Official Song “Stand By” is now available to the world as the countdown to the tournament enters the final two weeks. “Stand By” - a collaboration between new artist LORYN and one of the UK’s most successful and influential acts, Rudimental – will be played in ground and city events across the tournament as...

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Donald Trump denies dispute reports with top aides over Iran policy

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Friday denied friction with his hawkish foreign policy advisers on Iran, specifically giving statements of support to White House national security adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Trump called “bullshit” a variety of news reports that he had chafed at his advisers and privately expressed concerns that they were trying to...

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PayPal not extending its market to Pakistan

KARACHI: Pakistan’s freelancer community, which is said to be the fourth largest in the world, has expressed disappointment over reports of PayPal not extending its services to the country. PayPal operates a worldwide online payment system that supports online money transfers refused to introduce its services in the country. The company operates in 190 markets across the world. There has...

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Maulana Fazlur Rehman meets Zardari to devise joint strategy against PTI’s government

ISLAMABAD: On Friday former president, Asif Ali Zardari and Maulana Fazlur Rehman met to discuss a joint strategy against the incumbent government. According to sources, the two leaders who met in Islamabad had a consensus on uniting the opposition parties and to continue to reach out to other political parties. Matters of national interest, including the International Monetary Fund's bailout...

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Shehbaz calls government incompetent, warns of dire consequences over economic condition

LONDON: Opposition leader in National Assembly, Shehbaz Sharif on Saturday warned about the dire consequences if the economic woes are not addressed. In a statement, Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) President, Shehbaz Sharif referring to Prime Minister Imran Khan said the Niazi government had failed in running the country. “There has been a mindboggling increase in the price of gas, electricity...

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Qamar Zaman’s son passes away in a road accident

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People's Party leader Qamar Zaman Kaira' son died in the road accident at Lala Moosa. The People's Party leader was addressing the press conference here in Islamabad, when he was informed about the tragedy. He then left the press conference and rushed towards his city یپلزپارٹی کے رہنما قمر زمان کائرہ کا بیٹا ٹریفک حادثے میں جاں بحق...

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In first for Asia: Taiwan legalises same-sex marriage

TAIPEI: Taiwan became the first place in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage on Friday, as thousands of demonstrators outside parliament cheered and waved rainbow flags, despite deep divisions over marriage equality. Lawmakers of the majority Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) backed the bill, which passed 66 to 27, although the measure could complicate President Tsai Ing-wen's bid to win a second...

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Karachi Stock Exchange falls by 804.50 points following increase in Dollars

KARACHI: The benchmark KSE-100 of the Pakistan Stock Exchange on Friday was on a bearish trajectory after the dollar increased in the market. The KSE-100 fell 804.50 points with the index at 33,166.62 points following which trading was suspended for the day. The US dollar touched a new record high of Rs149 in the interbank market and RS150 in the...

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Dollar rises to 150 PKR as government blames previous regimes for economic woes

KARACHI: The rupee plunged to hit an all-time low of Rs150/dollar in the open market on Friday morning, Newsone reported On Thursday, the dollar was traded at Rs147. The greenback gained by another Rs2.48 in the interbank market to reach the latest peak of Rs149. It is currently being bought for Rs147 in the interbank market. The rupee plunged around...

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Foremost priority of budget to relieve common man: Shaikh

KARACHI: Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance, Revenue, and Economic Affairs Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh said on Thursday the foremost priority of the budget is to provide relief to the common man. Speaking during a meeting with the business community in Karachi, Shaikh said the government has agreed on low-interest rates for the $6 billion bailout package from the International...

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Asif Ali, M Amir might join Pakistan World Cup squad

BRISTOL: Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur, captain Sarfaraz Ahmed and chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq are considering batsman Asif Ali and fast bowler Mohammad Amir in the squad for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup, sources said on Thursday. It has been decided that in order to make room for Ali and Amir, struggling all-rounder Faheem Ashraf and the rising star, opener...

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Facebook says removes 265 ‘fake accounts’ linked to Israeli firm

JERUSALEM: Facebook said on Thursday it had removed 265 Facebook and Instagram accounts, pages, groups and events linked to an Israeli-based firm due to what it called “inauthentic behavior” targeting users in Southeast Asia, Latin America and Africa. The move is part of wider efforts by Facebook to address concerns over privacy lapses and hate speech in social media. Facebook...

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Zardari gets time till May 26 to respond to NAB questionnaire

Former President Asif Ali Zardari was presented before the National Accountability Court (NAB) on Thursday for hearing in M/s Harish and Company, JVO Opal 225 property, and suspicious transaction cases. DG NAB Irfan Mangi handed Pakistan People's Party (PPP) leader a questionnaire after recording his statement. The questionnaire included questions about the aforementioned cases to which ex-president requested to submit...

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