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Afghan dispute can be resolved through dialogue: PM Khan

WASHINGTON: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said Afghan dispute can be resolved through dialogues as there is no military solution for it. Addressing the American think tank here at the US Institute of Peace in Washington, the Premier said Pakistan paid a heavy price during the Afghan war and sacrificed 70,000 lives in the process yet there still was...

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Judge Arshad Malik stopped from continuing his services unless the courts decide: Law Minister

ISLAMABAD:  Federal law minister Farogh Naseem on Friday informed the media that Accountability Court Judge Arshad Malik has been stopped from continuing his services following the Islamabad High Court approaching law ministry to remove Arshad malik from performing his duties.   However, the minister who was accompanied by the advisor to Prime Minister on Accountability, Shehzad Akbar stated that the...

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Maryam urges judiciary to void Al-Azizia verdict post judge Malik removal reports

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice-president Maryam Nawaz on Friday called for the verdict against her father former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to be declared void following the Islamabad High Court's (IHC) decision to remove accountability judge Arshad Malik from his post. In a series of tweets, the PML-N VP said that the matter was not about the removal of...

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Jason Roy cleared to play World Cup final despite umpire outburst

BIRMINGHAM: England star Jason Roy has been cleared to play in Sunday's World Cup final against New Zealand despite showing dissent at an umpire's decision while helping the hosts book their place in the showpiece match. The Surrey opener had made 85 to set England well on their way to an eventual eight-wicket against Australia in Thursday's semi-final at Edgbaston...

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Chairman FBR claims no tax imposed over edible items including flour

Chairman FBR Shabbar Zaidi has emphatically stated that no tax has been imposed on edible items including the flour. Addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Friday, he said our target is to broaden the tax net. However, we will not take any decision that hurts our industry or trade. The Chairman regretted that the ratio of those paying sales...

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Suicide bomber kills five at wedding party in eastern Afghanistan

KABUL: A suicide bomber on foot targeted a wedding party in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar on Friday, killing at least five people and injuring 40, local officials said. Atahullah Khogyani, a spokesman for Nangarhar province’s governor, said a boy set off his explosives inside the house of a pro-government militia commander in Pacheragam district. Khogyani said 40 wounded men...

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Pakistan, India to engage in Track-II dialogue in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Continuing the efforts for easing tensions and normalise ties, Pakistan and India will engage in Track-II dialogue starting from today (Friday). Utilising the diplomatic channels, the delegations from the two countries will include foreign office officials and former ambassadors as well. The talks for revitalising Track-II diplomacy will take place in the capital and continue for two days while...

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Video leak controversy: IHC approaches law ministry to remove judge Arshad Malik

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court spokesperson on Friday has said that the controversial judge of Accountability Bureau Arshad Malik will be removed from his post. For this matter, the IHC has approached the law ministry to further take up the actions against the judge who is the central character of the controversy revolving around giving a verdict in Avenfield against...

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England makes into final of World Cup after 27 years by thrashing Aussies

BIRMINGHAM: England beat Australia in second Semi- final to make their place into World Cup final after the wait of 27 years. Last time they made into finals playing against Imran Khan led Pakistan team in 1992 where they suffered defeat. Eoin Morgan´s side ended Australia´s bid to retain the World Cup in ruthless fashion at Edgbaston, dismissing their old...

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China denounces UN human rights letter on ethnic minorities’ treatment as ‘slander’

BEIJING: China on Thursday labelled as "slander" a letter sent to top United Nations officials by more than 20 countries condemning Beijing's treatment of ethnic minorities, especially the Uighurs. An estimated one million mostly Muslim ethnic minorities are held in internment camps in the northwest region of Xinjiang — a system that Beijing defends as necessary to counter religious extremism...

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PM Khan performs groundbreaking of Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday performed groundbreaking of Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme here at federal capital. Addressing the ceremony, PM said the scheme will be expanded nationwide with an aim to put homeless under the roof. He said the scheme is being introduced with the cooperation of the private sector as the government lacked sufficient funds to launch...

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PM Khan praises overseas Pakistanis for high remittances

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday cherished overseas Pakistani workers for sending more remittances through banking channels. "Remittances for the past fiscal year came in much higher at 9.7 percent annual growth and totaled $21.8 billion for the year," the Premier said in a tweet. The Premier thanked the overseas workers for the remittances, which he said were much...

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World Cup Semi-Final: England restricts Australia to 223 runs

BIRMINGHAM: Host England, on Thursday, restricted Australia to 223 runs in the second semi-final here at Edgbaston, Birmingham. Steve Smith, with 83 runs, and Alex Carey, with 46 runs remained the only top scorers on the Kangaroo side. Chris Woakes and Adil Rashid both dismissed three Englishmen while Jofra Archer and Mark Wood got two and one wicket respectively. Australia,...

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Taylor Swift becomes world’s highest paid entertainer

Singer Taylor Swift was named the world’s highest-paid entertainer on Wednesday but was closely followed by two members of the wider Kardashian clan - reality star turned cosmetics queen Kylie Jenner and rapper Kanye West. The annual Forbes Celebrity 100 list also saw soccer stars Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar among the top 10, along with British singer-songwriter Ed...

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Overpopulation: A real state of crisis for Pakistan

By: |Maryam Qureshi| Pakistan ranks number 6 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by contributing 2.6 per cent to the World population. The masses of Pakistan don’t believe in family planning and the only statement you will get to hear from them is ‘bachay do hi achay’. Since I was a kid I recall watching advertisements by ‘sabz sitara’....

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World Cup Semi-Final: Australia opted to bat first against England

BIRMINGHAM: Australia, in the second semi-final clash, opted to bat first against England here at Edgbaston, Birmingham on Thursday. Four years of planning will be put on the line for England when they face holders Australia in a blockbuster World Cup semi-final at Edgbaston today. England's woeful first-round exit at the 2015 edition prompted a complete rethink of their approach...

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Rahbar Committee unanimously chooses Hasil Bizenjo for Senate chairman post

LAHORE: Nine political parties of the opposition-led Rahbar Committee on Thursday choose Hasil Bizenjo as the joint candidate for the post of Senate chairman. Earlier, former premier Nawaz Sharif approved the name of National Party’s Hasil Bizenjo as the unanimously decided candidate for the post of Senate chairman. Nawaz Sharif has suggested Bizenjo’s name in order to procure favour for...

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