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Production orders issued for Zardari, Saad Rafique by NA Speaker

ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaisar issued the production orders of former president Asif Ali Zardari and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khawaja Saad Rafique on Wednesday. Both the leaders were arrested by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in separate corruption cases. The Pakistan People's Party (PPP) co-chairperson was arrested by NAB in the fake bank accounts case on June...

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Pakistan’s women cricketers thrash Ireland in Super Six clash

COLOMBO: Pakistan rode on half-centuries from Nahida Khan and Javeria Khan and a disciplined bowling performance to beat Ireland Women by 86 runs in a crucial Super Six match of the Women’s World Cup Qualifier in Colombo on Friday. India, meanwhile, booked their World Cup berth by cantering to their second successive win, defeating Bangladesh by nine wickets, while South...

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‘No need to hide’, Interior Minister Nisar

The Pakistan Army established specific telephonic helpline across the country for the public to report any terror-related activity, according to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations. The statement said that the general public has been asked to report suspicious activity in Punjab, Balochistan and Sindh regarding terrorists at universal number 1135 and in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 1125. Both the...

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Trump’s pick for national security adviser turns down offer

President Donald Trump's choice for national security adviser, retired Vice Admiral Robert Harward, has turned down the offer, a senior White House official said on Thursday. Harward was offered the job after Michael Flynn was fired by Trump on Monday for misleading Vice President Mike Pence over his conversations with Russia's ambassador to the United States. The White House official...

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GHQ summons Afghan Embassy Officials over Sehwan Tragedy

Hand over the terrorists, that is the message, loud and clear. Afghan Embassy Officials  were called to the GHQ Rawalpindi this morning and were issued a stern warning along with a list of 76 wanted terrorists hiding in Afghanistan who have been found to be linked with the tragic incidents of the past week. The GHQ has demanded for immediate...

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Trump travel ban targeted ‘terrorists’ not Syrian people, Assad says

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad defended President Donald Trump´s ban on Syrians entering the US, saying it targeted "terrorists" and not the Syrian people, in an interview broadcast Thursday. Trump last month summarily denied entry to all refugees for 120 days and barred Syrian refugees indefinitely. The highly controversial decree, which was suspended by a federal judge, also barred travellers from...

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At least 72 dead as bomb rips through Lal Shahbaz shrine in Sehwan, Sindh

SEHWAN: A suspected suicide bomber blew himself inside the shrine of Sufi saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan on Thursday, martyring at least 72 people and injuring dozens of others, the medical superintendent confirmed. Police officials in Sehwan said the blast took place inside the shrine with the Assistant Superintendent of Police Rashid stating it was a suicide bombing. "The...

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Army Captain, two soldiers martyred in Awaran IED blast: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Three Pakistan Army personnel including a Captain were martyred when an IED exploded on its convoy in Awaran, Balochistan, Inter Services Public Relations said Thursday. Two soldiers also sustained injuries in the impoverished explosive devices blast. Those embraced shahadat (martyrdom) include Captain Taha, Sepoy Kamran Satti and Sepoy Mehtar Jan. The bodies of martyred army men and the injuries...

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Poll shows Israelis and Palestinians prefer 2-state solution

JERUSALEM: A new poll shows the number of Israelis and Palestinians who support the establishment of an independent Palestinian state has dropped in recent months. But far more people continue to prefer the two-state solution to an alternative single-state arrangement. The joint Israeli-Palestinian poll was released on Thursday, a day after President Donald Trump and the visiting Israeli Prime Minister...

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Sharjeel, Latif to be indicted after legal formalities: PCB Chairman

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Shahryar Khan has said the suspended players, Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif, will be formally indicted once all legal formalities have been carried out. Speaking to media outside the PCB headquarters earlier today, Shahryar Khan said the two players had asked for time to speak to their families and now the time has lapsed. Sharjeel...

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SC will announce Panama case verdict next week: Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan talked to media outside Supreme Court (SC) Thursday after hearing of Panama case and claimed that decision of this case will come in next week. He said it is our victory that for the first time ever, accountability of the powerful is being held and termed it as a real change. Imran khan...

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After Mosul, jihadist threat to Iraq will grow: Kurdish intelligence official

SULAIMANIYA, Iraq: If Islamic State is driven from its Iraqi stronghold of Mosul, it will switch tactics to wage an insurgency from mountains and deserts, a top Kurdish intelligence official has told Reuters. Lahur Talabany, a senior figure in Kurdistan’s counter-terrorism efforts, also expressed concerns that another group similar to the Sunni Muslim Islamic State could emerge to menace Iraq...

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Sindh University student dies after being hit by campus transport

A female student from the Sindh University (SU) Jamshoro on Thursday was killed after being hit by a university bus within varsity premises. Shaista Memon was a student in her final year at the physics department at SU. Students, relatives and members of civil society blocked a section of the old Indus Highway near Liaquat Medical University in protest. SU...

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Karachi mayor appeals to PCB to hold PSL final in Karachi

KARACHI: Karachi mayor Waseem Akhtar has appealed to the Pakistan Cricket Board to hold the final of the ongoing Pakistan Super League in Karachi. Speaking to the media on Thursday, Waseem Akhtar said he will make sure Karachi hosts the final in the grandest way possible. “I take responsibility for ensuring that Karachi hosts the PSL 2017 final in a...

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PSL spot-fixing: Notice of demand issued to Sharjeel, Khalid

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday sent a notice of demand each to suspended cricketers Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif, over allegations of both being involved in the PSL spot-fixing scandal. According to details, as per the demand notice, both cricketers will be presented with the charge sheet against them. Through this notice of demand, thorough information will...

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24 civilians killed in bombing on Syria town: monitor

Beirut: Turkish bombardment of an Islamic State group-held town in Syria has killed 24 civilians, a monitor said Thursday, but Turkey's army said only "terrorists" died in the operation. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the dead in air strikes and shelling on the town of Al-Bab in the last 24 hours included 11 children. Turkey's army, quoted by...

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Speedy container knocks down three in Karachi

KARACHI: Number of road accidents is on the increase in Karachi as an uncontrollable container-carrying vehicle claimed lives of three people in the metropolis on Thursday. According to sources, the negligent driver ran his heavy vehicle over citizens and fled the scene along with the cleaner in Qayyumabad, killing three on the spot and injuring two others. It should be...

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