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India demands ‘robust’ security at cricket World Cup

NEW DELHI: India on Friday demanded "robust" security for its players and fans at this year's cricket World Cup in England, but pulled back from a boycott of its match against Pakistan despite escalating tensions. Calls have been made in India for the country to pull out of their June 16 World Cup match against Pakistan to protest the attack...

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Blast kills 18 Indian soldiers in IoK

SRINAGAR: At least 18 Indian soldiers were killed and more than 20 injured in a bomb attack on a paramilitary convoy in India-occupied Kashmir. According to details, the incident took place when an explosive-laden car hit a Central Reserve Police Force bus. Authorities say the death toll may rise. The traffic was suspended on the highway following the blast. Indian...

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PSL 2019: Multan Sultans releases official anthem

Web Desk: Multan Sultans on Wednesday released their official anthem for the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). Sung by legendary singer Attahullah Essa Khelvi, the anthem was just shared on Sultan’s official Twitter page titled “‘Waqt-E-Janoob’ featuring Attahullah Essa Khelvi!” Led by Shoaib Malik, Multan Sultans will kick off their PSL campaign on Saturday against Karachi Kings....

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Ashiana Housing Scheme Case: Shehbaz granted bail by LHC

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Thursday ordered the release of opposition leader in National Assembly, Shehbaz Sharif who moved to the court seeking bail on Ashiana Housing Scheme case and Ramzan Sugar Mill Case  being pursued by National Accountability Bureau (NAB). The Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) president, Shehbaz, on January 22nd had filed a bail plea in the LHC. NAB...

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Rouhani vows revenge on ‘mercenaries’ behind suicide attack

President Hassan Rouhani vowed revenge Thursday against the “mercenary group” behind a suicide bombing which killed 27 people in southeastern Iran and accused the US and Israel of supporting “terrorism”. “We will certainly make this mercenary group pay for the blood of our martyrs,” the official IRNA news agency quoted the Iranian president as saying in response to Wednesday’s attack....

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SC disposes of Memogate scandal case owing to petitioners absence

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, the Supreme Court of Pakistan wrapped up a suo motu case pertaining to the implementation of the 2011 Memogate scandal. Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa, while heading a three member bench disposed of the case after none of the petitioners appeared before the court. As the hearing went under way, Chief Justice Khosa inquired, “Why...

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FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi leaves for Munich Security Conference

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi embarked on an official trip to Germany to attend the Munich Security Conference. The Munich conference, where Qureshi will represent Pakistan, is held annually and focuses on global security issues. Before leaving for Munich, he said that the Afghan issue — that is being discussed all over the world — will also...

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Afghan Taliban announce talks with US in Islamabad: spokesman

The Afghan Taliban said on Wednesday that their negotiators would meet US envoys for talks this month in Islamabad, and also sit down with Prime Minister Imran Khan to discuss Afghanistan. The announcement, not immediately confirmed by Washington or Islamabad, comes as America's chief negotiator tours the globe shoring up support for a peace process to end its longest war....

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8 MoUs to be signed during MBS’s visit to Pakistan

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman will be visiting Islamabad from February 16 to 17 and it is expected eight memorandums of understanding (MoUs) will be signed between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. “With the visit of Prime Mohammad bin Salman, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are going to witness an unprecedented level of closeness based on solid economic integration,” said Foreign...

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Money Laundering Case: Zardari, Talpur gets more respite as pre-arrest bail extended

KARACHI: On Thursday, a banking court extended the interim pre-arrest bail of former president Asif Ali Zardari, his sister Faryal Talpur and nine other suspects till March 5 in an ongoing money laundering case. Zardari, Talpur and nine other suspects, including Omni Group chairman Anwar Majeed, his son AG Majeed, former Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) chairman Hussain Lawai and banker...

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CM Murad orders inquiry into Larkana shooting

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Wednesday took notice of Larkana shooting and sought report from deputy inspector general (DIG) of Larkana. According to details, CM Murad telephoned commissioner and deputy inspector general (DIG) of Larkana and directed them to contact the family of the deceased persons. He termed the incident ‘extremely shocking’, adding that "any person living...

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PSL 2019: Peshawar Zalmi releases official anthem

Web Desk: Peshawar Zalmi on Wednesday released their official Pashto anthem for the Pakistan Super League (PSL) fourth edition. Sung by Gul Panra and Zeek Afridi, the song in Pashto language is written by Laiq Zada. The anthem is based on the historical heritage of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the potential of the Youth, a press release issued by the PSL...

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PSL 4: Key players to watch out

ISLAMABAD: The International Cricket Council (ICC) sees Andre Russell, Babar Azam, Liam Livingstone, Sandeep Lamichhane, AB de Villiers and Sunil Narine as top players to watch for in the fourth edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) beginning in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from Thursday. The tournament which begins with defending champions Islamabad United taking on Lahore Qalanders in Dubai...

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PSL 2019: Imam-ul-Haq inducted in Peshawar Zalmi squad

ISLAMABAD: Talented opening batsman Imam-ul-Haq has been inducted in the Peshawar Zalmi squad for the fourth edition of Pakistan Super League beginning in the United Arab Emirates from Thursday. Chairman of Peshawar Zalmi Javed Afridi welcomed Imam and said the squad has further strengthened with his inclusion, a press statement Wednesday said. The 23-year-old, has played 29 Twenty20s with an...

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Winter chills to continue, Pakistan sees extended winter spell

With an unusually long winter facing Pakistan this year, chief meteorologist of the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) Khalid Malik on Wednesday said Malakand, Hazara, Murree, Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) and Kashmir divisions have received 22.5 inches of snow so far. In an interview with BBC Urdu, Malik said, “This winter, 50 per cent more snow has been recorded as compared to the previous...

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Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority to quash hate speech on Social Media: Info Minister

ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said on Wednesday that the government has prepared a mechanism to control hate speech on social media and there would be a strict crackdown from next week. “We have to a great extent regularized hate speech on formal media. I am thankful for the cooperation of the formal media on this. I am happy to...

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Pakistan’s PCP app declared World’s second best Government application

The Pakistan Citizens' Portal app, which was launched in October last year by Prime Minister Imran Khan, was declared the second best government mobile application in the world at the World Government Summit, the premier announced in a tweet on Wednesday. About 4,646 mobile applications of different categories were submitted by 87 countries in the competition held in Dubai at the WGS earlier this...

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