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North Korea’s Kim agrees to inspections in bid to salvage nuclear talks

SEOUL: North Korea said on Wednesday it would permanently abolish its key missile facilities in the presence of foreign experts, in a new gesture by leader Kim Jong Un to revive faltering talks with Washington over his country’s nuclear program. After a summit in Pyongyang, Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in said the North was also willing to close...

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Funeral prayer of Kulsoom Nawaz offered in London

ISLAMABAD: Funeral prayer of former first lady of Pakistan, Kulsoom Nawaz has been offered in London, Newsone reported. Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) president Shehbaz Sharif, Hussain Nawaz, Hassan Nawaz and former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan were in the funeral prayer. Shehbaz Sharif along with Kulsoom Nawaz’s daughter Asma, grandson (Hussain Nawaz's son) and other family members will bring...

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PM House to be made postgraduate institute, says Education Minister

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood the land on which Prime Minister House is presently situated will be made into a postgraduate institute, said Minister for Education Shafqat Mehmood while speaking about the incumbent government’s plans to utilise official buildings for public use. Addressing the media in Islamabad on Thursday, the education minister said the public was fed up...

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Pakistan rejects report over mulling to negotiate CPEC terms

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, foreign office spokesperson  Dr Mohammad Faisal  rejected a report that claimed Pakistan is mulling to negotiate the terms of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). A British newspaper had earlier published a report, claiming that Pakistan is reviewing the trade agreements with China under CPEC, a key part of Beijing's ambitious Belt and Road project. Soon after the...

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British-Pakistani entrepreneur Aneel Musarrat to assist PM Imran in building 5 million homes: Sources

LONDON: According to sources, British-Pakistani entrepreneur Aneel Musarrat would provide advice to Prime Minister Imran Khan with regard to the latter's plans to build five million homes despite not taking up any formal role in the cabinet. Since Khan assumed office, there has been a lot of speculation about the role of Musarrat, whose pictures with Imran Khan and few...

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Reuters reporters in Myanmar not jailed because of journalism: Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday robustly defended the jailing of two Reuters journalists who were reporting on the Rohingya crisis, as she hit back at global criticism of a trial widely seen as an attempt to muzzle the free press. The country's de facto leader acknowledged that the brutal crackdown on the Muslim minority —...

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JIT probing money laundering case set office in Karachi

KARACHI: According to sources, on Thursday a joint investigation team (JIT) formed by the Supreme Court to probe into an ongoing money laundering case has set up its secretariat in Karachi. Sources said that JIT members agreed on setting up the secretariat in Karachi instead of Islamabad. “Following their decision, the secretariat was established in Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) new...

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Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi summons diplomat in UK to return and explain ‘irresponsible activities’

LONDON: On  Wednesday, a Pakistani diplomat in the United Kingdom was directed to return to his motherland to provide an explanation over his alleged "irresponsible activities" during an award show in the British capital, a spokesperson for the Foreign Office said. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi took notice of the behaviour of Sahebzada Ahmed Khan, the Pakistani High Commissioner to...

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Kulsoom Nawaz body to be flown to Lahore today

LONDON: A flight carrying the body of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s wife, Begum Kulsoom, will depart for Pakistan tonight. The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight is scheduled to depart from Heathrow Airport for Lahore at 11pm. Nawaz's younger brother Shehbaz Sharif is bring back the body of his sister in law, who departed to London a day earlier. A...

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‘Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2’ breaks record in Pakistan

Web Desk: Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2 is setting new benchmarks as comedy film has crossed Rs500 million mark at the box office. Nadeem Baig’s sequel to Jawani Phir Nahi Ani, was released worldwide on Eidul Azha, and has raked in over Rs360 million in Pakistan and Rs140 million overseas in just three weeks. The multi-starrer romantic comedy, Jawani Phir...

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Anderson ‘not finished yet’ after breaking Test record

LONDON: James Anderson says he has no plans to hang up his boots yet after overtaking Glenn McGrath to become the most prolific fast bowler in Test history as the Australian challenged the Englishman to reach 600 wickets. Anderson went past McGrath’s tally of 563 wickets when he knocked out Mohammed Shami’s middle stump as England bowled out India for...

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France to launch driverless mainline trains within five years

French railway operator SNCF said Wednesday it was planning to introduce prototypes of driverless mainline trains for passengers and freight by 2023, and include them in scheduled services in subsequent years. "With autonomous trains, all the trains will run in a harmonized way and at the same speed," SNCF chairman Guillaume Pepy said in a statement. "The train system will...

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Nawaz, Maryam, Safdar granted five-day parole

ISLAMABAD: The Punjab government on Wednesday extended parole of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter, Maryam, and son-in-law Captain (retd) Mohammad Safdar by five days. According to the Punjab Home Department the period of parole has been extended until 12 am on Monday. Former Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Capt. (Retd) Muhammad Safdar...

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PM Imran Khan visits ISI headquarters

RAWALPINDI: Prime Minister Imran Khan, on Wednesday, visited Inter Service Intelligence headquarters, the army media wing Inter Service Public Relations reported. The Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Director General ISI Naveed Mukhtar welcomed the premier. PM Imran offered prayers at 'Yadgare Shauhada', the ISPR added. The country's prime agency briefed the PM over the intelligence, national...

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Kulsoom Nawaz funeral prayer to be held on Friday

LAHORE: A spokesperson for Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) confirmed on Wednesday, that the funeral prayers for former first lady Begum Kulsoom Nawaz will be offered at on Friday at Sharif Medical City in Jati Umra, PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb said, that the funeral prayers will be held at 5 PM. Punjab govt decides to extend Nawaz, Maryam's parole by three...

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When will we apologize to our minorities?

By: | Abdul Moiz Malik |   When Dr Atif Mian was appointed to the Economic Advisory Council, I knew that it was just a matter of time before his faith causes pandemonium in our society. I was apprehensive that the government will succumb to the uproar and will have to recant its decision. But, when information minister Fawad Chaudhry...

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US voices concern on China’s Muslim crackdown in Xinjiang

WASHINGTON: The US State Department on Tuesday expressed deep concern over China’s “worsening crackdown” on minority Muslims in the Xinjiang region, as the Trump administration considered sanctions against Chinese senior officials and companies linked to allegations of human rights abuses. Discussions have gained momentum within the US government over possible economic penalties in response to reports of mass detentions of...

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