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Senate Chairman summons session on July 23rd on opposition’s requisition

ISLAMABAD: Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani has summoned a session on July 23 on the requisition of opposition. The senate secretariat, earlier, turned down the opposition's request for calling a Senate session to present a no-confidence motion against Sanjrani. Senator Sherry Rehman had questioned the turning down of the request after a span for four days and called it a delaying...

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Three militants hanged in Sahiwal prison: ISPR

Three militants convicted by military courts were executed on Wednesday at a high security prison in Sahiwal, read a statement issued by the military’s media wing. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations, the militants were involved in committing heinous offences relating to terrorism, including attacks on armed forces and law enforcement agencies. The military courts, in their two-year tenure, handed...

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Sixth population census begins today

KARACHI: The first phase of sixth national housing and population census begins across the country today (Wednesday) after 19 years that will continue till 15th of next month. In the first phase, the census will be conducted in sixteen districts of Punjab, eight districts of Sindh, fourteen districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, fifteen districts of Balochistan, five districts of Azad Jammu...

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Afghan security leadership under fire over hospital attack

The Afghan security leadership has come under scathing criticism from lawmakers and social media users over a catastrophic insurgent attack on the country's largest military hospital, with many calling for their impeachment. Gunmen disguised as doctors stormed Sardar Daud Khan hospital in Kabul last Wednesday, with multiple surviving staff telling AFP that insiders including two interns were among the attackers....

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Challenge Accepted: Blasphemous Social Media to be regulated

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Tuesday has passed a joint resolution strongly denouncing the circulation of objectionable material about Holy Prophet (PBUH) and his companions on the social media. The resolution jointly moved by Muhammad Safdar and Naeema Kishwar Khan said the blasphemous material is hurting the sentiments of the Muslims. The resolution urged the government to take necessary steps...

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DG Rangers assures Faisal Edhi of providing security

KARACHI: Director General of Pakistan Rangers (Sindh) Major General Muhammad Saeed visited Edhi Center at Meethadar, Karachi on Tuesday. The DG Rangers met the head of Edhi Foundation Faisal Edhi, son of late philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi. During the meeting, Maj-Gen Muhammad Saeed assured Faisal Edhi of providing security. He also enquired after health of Bilquis Edhi and paid tributes...

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Gold slips

LONDON: Gold prices slipped on Monday as the prospect of imminent interest rate rises kept them near the five-week lows touched last week. However, losses were limited by elections in Europe creating uncertainty and fuelling investor buying. Spot gold was down 0.1 per cent at $1,203.4 an ounce at 1512 GMT. That compares with $1,194.55 last Friday, its lowest level...

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NA passes resolution against blasphemous material on social media

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Tuesday has passed a joint resolution strongly denouncing the circulation of objectionable material about Holy Prophet (PBUH) and his companions on the social media. The resolution jointly moved by Muhammad Safdar and Naeema Kishwar Khan said the blasphemous material is hurting the sentiments of the Muslims. The resolution urged the government to take necessary steps...

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Blast hits bus in Syria´s Homs

BEIRUT: Militants detonated a bomb on a bus in Wadi al-Dhahb district of the Syrian city of Homs on Tuesday and there were reports of casualties, Syrian state television and news agencies reported on Tuesday. The blast follows a coordinated attack by Islamist insurgents in Homs city centre last month that killed dozens including a senior security official, and an...

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PCB suspends Mohammad Irfan in Spot-fixing scandal

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board has suspended pacer Mohammad Irfan and handed him a charge sheet for being involved in the PSL spot-fixing scandal, one day after he appeared before the Anti-Corruption Unit, on Tuesday. According to details, the Islamabad United fast bowler was handed over the charge sheet for being involved in the Pakistan Super League spot-fixing scandal. Irfan has...

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Panama verdict likely to announce by Friday: AGP

ISLAMABAD: Attorney General of Pakistan (AGP) Ashtar Ausaf said the ruling of Panamagate scandal case is likely to be out by Friday. The AGP said, “The ruling of the Panama ruling is expected to be out by Friday.” It should be mentioned here that the Supreme Court of Pakistan reserved ruling of the case on February 23 after prolonged proceedings...

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PM orders to find responsible for pushing blasphemous content on social media

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday said that blasphemy is an unpardonable offence and directed the state machinery to find those responsible for putting blasphemous content on social media and bring them to justice without any delay. According to a statement released on Twitter by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz official account, the prime minister directed the authorities to remove...

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Obama lawyers move fast to join fight against Trump

WASHINGTON: When Johnathan Smith resigned from the US Justice Department on Inauguration Day, he looked forward to spending time with his infant son, but that plan unraveled a week later when President Donald Trump unveiled his explosive foreign travel ban. Within two weeks, Smith had a new job as legal director of civil rights group Muslim Advocates and was drafting...

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Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to be released: lawyer

Hosni Mubarak, who was overthrown as president of Egypt in an uprising in 2011, will be released from detention in a military hospital, the public prosecutor ruled on Monday, his lawyers and judicial sources said. “He will go to his home in Heliopolis,” Mubarak's lawyer Farid El Deeb said, adding the ageing former president would likely be released Tuesday or...

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Blast destroys bus in Afghan capital, killing at least one

KABUL: An explosion in the center of the Afghan capital Kabul destroyed a bus carrying employees of one of the country's biggest telecoms firms on Monday, killing at least one person and wounding eight, Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said. Security forces surrounded the smoking remains of the bus, which appeared to be completely burned out. A security official said...

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Iraq forces advance after jihadists ‘trapped’ in Mosul

Mosul (Iraq): Iraqi forces said Monday they had taken more territory from the Islamic State group as they press an offensive that has seen them recapture a third of west Mosul and trap jihadists inside. A renewed push launched on March 5 has forced IS out of several neighbourhoods and key sites, including the main local government headquarters and the...

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Intel drops $14B on Mobileye in race for a driverless future

SANTA CLARA, Calif: Intel will buy Israel's Mobileye in a deal valued at just over $14 billion, the latest push by a major tech company to advance autonomous vehicles that could change the way traffic moves globally. Mobileye develops technology that essentially gives computers a sense of their physical surroundings and it has also been busying creating ties to get...

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