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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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Malaysia’s Najib found guilty of corruption in first 1MDB trial

Malaysia’s former leader Najib Razak was found guilty of corruption on Tuesday in the first trial linked to a multi-billion dollar scandal at state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) that stretched to the Gulf states and Hollywood. The case was widely seen as a test of Malaysia’s resolve to stamp out corruption and could have big political implications for the Southeast Asian...

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World Hepatitis Day 2020: Early detection is key to treatment of this silent disease

Nearly 1.3 million deaths occur annually due to viral hepatitis worldwide, with 300 million people living with the disease, unaware of their infection status. In 2016, WHO launched the campaign “Eliminate Hepatitis by 2030”. In 2020, on World Hepatitis Day(July 28), the theme is “Find the Missing Millions”. Screening and early detection are the only ways to tackle this silent...

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Javeria Saud to take legal action against Salma Zafar for ‘baseless allegations’

Javeria Saud has said that she will be taking legal action against Salma Zafar for her ‘baseless allegations and derogatory remarks against the Saud family’. “JJS Productions have exercised their legal rights and their lawyer initiated legal actions against Ms. Salma Zafar for her baseless allegations and derogatory remarks against the Saud family,” reads the post on Javeria’s Instagram. JJS...

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Five CTD officials martyred in exchange of fire during raid in Chilas

CHILAS: Five policemen belonging to the Gilgit Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) were martyred in an exchange of fire during a midnight raid in Diamer’s Chilas district on Tuesday. According to officials, five policemen including an inspector were martyred during the raid while an equal number of CTD officials were wounded in the exchange of fire. Two others were also killed in...

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PTA deems PUBG ‘wastage of time’ in detailed order

The state-run Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has refused to unblock the online game, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), insisting that the game is “highly addictive” and a “wastage of time". After holding a consultative meeting with citizens, government officials and the company, Proxima Beta Ptv. Ltd, the authority released a detailed order on July 23. In the order, the PTA ruled that...

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PM Khan announces August 9 as Tiger Force Day

Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Tuesday that August 9 will be celebrated as the Tiger Force Day, announcing a massive plantation drive across the country to combat adverse effects of climate change. In a broadcast message today, the prime minister said that he will personally become a part of the plantation drive. “We will have to plant 10 billion...

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Karachi rain: Flooded streets, traffic jams make life wretched for citizens

Most areas of Karachi remained inundated with rainwater Monday as heavy rainfall lashed the metropolis, causing citizens to suffer due to urban flooding, prolonged power outages, and traffic jams. Heavy downpour in Nazimabad, North Nazimabad, Ayesha Manzil, Baldia, Power House Chowrangi, Orangi Town and Haideri caused roads and streets to become inundated. https://twitter.com/DanyalGilani/status/1287707431951376385 Moreover, three to four feet of water...

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Pakistan reports lowest number of coronavirus deaths in 3 months

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health, Dr Zafar Mirza revealed that Pakistan reported its lowest number of COVID-19 deaths in the past three months on Sunday, when only 20 people died due to the infection. Taking to Twitter on Monday, the prime minister's adviser disclosed that the current statistics indicated an 87% drop in COVID-19 deaths. "Today,...

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SIC report: Govt directs FBR, FIA, SECP to launch investigation against sugar mills

ISLAMABAD: The government on Monday directed the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) and the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to launch an investigation against sugar mills based on the Sugar Inquiry Commission report. The directions to launch an investigation come after the Sugar Inquiry Commission report released last month had laid bare some startling...

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Federal govt repatriates services of JUI-F chief Fazl’s brother to KP

PESHAWAR: After much debate, the federal government repatriated the services of Zia-ur-Rehman, JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman's brother, back to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Monday. Rehman had been appointed to a post in Karachi, which caused a hue and cry from opposition parties who blamed the Sindh government for favouring the JUI-F to make the upcoming all parties conference a “success”....

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China seizes US consulate in Chengdu, retaliating for Houston

China took over the premises of the US consulate in the southwestern city of Chengdu on Monday, after ordering the facility to be vacated in retaliation for China's ouster last week from its consulate in Houston, Texas. The seizure capped a dramatic escalation in tensions between the world's two biggest economies that began when employees at China's Houston consulate were seen burning...

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Coronavirus: Scaled-down Hajj to begin from Wednesday

MAKKAH: A scaled-down Hajj with only just 1,000 pilgrims due to the COVID-19 pandemic will begin on Wednesday for the first time in modern history. Up to 1,000 people residing in the kingdom will participate in the Muslim ritual, a tiny fraction of the 2.5 million that attended last year, after what many saw as an opaque selection process that...

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Five color vegetables will bring “True Colors” in the lives of deprived communities: Kashif Shamim Siddiqui

KARACHI: AAP Agriculture for Nutrition Project, Department of Agriculture, Supply and Prices Government of Sindh strengthens the links between agriculture and nutrition by implementing the most effective approaches to retain and enhance nutrition in food along the agricultural value chain – from food production to consumption and sale. “We have provided 210 Kitchen Gardening Demonstrations in seven districts of Sindh,”...

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Disposal of any corruption case in 30 days not possible, NAB chairman tells SC

Chairman NAB Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal on Saturday informed the Supreme Court that it is impossible to conclude a corruption reference within a 30-day time frame due to a lack of accountability courts to adjudicate a high number of cases. The reply was submitted today in response to the directions issued by Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed to the...

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Govt has prepared 8 bills with view to move into FATF ‘white list’: FM Qureshi

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Saturday said that the government has prepared eight bills for legislation on anti-money laundering and terror financing with a view for Pakistan to move into the Financial Action Task Force's "white list" again. "India has been attempting to have Pakistan pushed into the black list. If this were to occur, you know better than...

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CPEC: Mansehra-Thahkot motorway to be open for traffic soon, says Asim Bajwa

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting, and Chairman China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Authority Lt Gen (retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa on Saturday said that the construction work of Mansehra-Thahkot motorway has been completed. The SAPM, in a tweet, said the motorway, would be open for traffic very soon. https://twitter.com/AsimSBajwa/status/1286968154799968256 Sharing a scenic picture of the motorway, SAPM Bajwa said...

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