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PSX remains bullish on Wednesday

KARACHI: The Pakistan Stock Exchange remained bullish on Wednesday as KSE-100 Index closed today at 41320.13 points as compared to 41238.07 points on the last working day with a positive change of 82.06 points. The total turnover was 158,719,790 as compared to 166,519,340 on the last working day with K-Electric Ltd having the highest turnover of 30,606,500. Total 351 companies’...

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Martyrdom day of Hazrat Umar Farooq (R.A) observed

Web Desk: The Martyrdom day of second caliph of Islam Hazrat Umar Farooq (R.A) observed on Wednesday across the country with religious fervor. Rallies are taken out and programs organized across the country to highlight the achievements of Hazrat Umar on the first of Muharram. Umar (R.A) was one of the most powerful and influential Muslim caliphs in history. He...

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Suicide attack kills three, wounds 11 near Iraq’s Tikrit: police

TIKRIT, Iraq: At least three people were killed and 11 wounded when a suicide bomber detonated a car full of explosives at a restaurant on a highway near the Iraqi city of Tikrit on Wednesday, police and medical sources said. Police said the attacker targeted the Qala’a restaurant which is usually frequented by security forces members and paramilitary fighters. No...

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CJP decides to employ two transgender persons in SC

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar decided to employee two transgender persons in the Supreme Court. A three-member bench of the apex court, headed by the chief justice, was hearing a case pertaining to the rights of transgender persons today. As the hearing went under way, Justice Nisar said notices will be issued to non-governmental...

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LHC imposes ban on underage driving

LAHORE: On Wednesday,  the Lahore High Court imposed a ban on underage drivers. Justice Ali Akber Qureshi, who was hearing a petition, remarked that underage kids are not allowed to drive motorcycles, cars or rickshaws. The petition was filed in the LHC by civil society member Abdullah Malik. Moreover, the judge added, parents of underage kids will be asked to sign...

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Apple unveils new iPhones today

Apple on Wednesday was expected to unveil new iPhones, playing up eye-grabbing edge-to-edge screens in a bid to strengthen its position in a largely saturated global smartphone market. Apple has remained mum about revelations planned for the event at its spaceship campus in Silicon Valley, but the timing fits its pattern of annually introducing iPhone updates. In a first for...

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Record-breaker Anderson seals England’s fifth Test win over India

James Anderson became the most successful fast bowler in Test history when he sealed England's 118-run win over India at the Oval on Tuesday. With just one wicket to fall, and Anderson needing one more to break the record of 563 he had shared with retired Australia great Glenn McGrath, the 36-year-old Lancashire paceman bowled Mohammed Shami to give England...

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New York overtakes London as world’s top financial centre: survey

New York has overtaken London as the world´s most attractive financial centre, a survey said on Wednesday, as Britain´s decision to leave the European Union prompts banks to shift jobs out of the city to preserve access to Europe´s single market. Since Britain voted to leave the EU more than two years ago, some of the world’s most powerful finance...

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Pompeo said US won’t block Pakistan if it seeks IMF bailout: Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo assured Pakistan last week Washington would not try to block any request for a bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Pakistani Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said on Tuesday. The remarks, which Chaudhry said Pompeo made during his visit to Pakistan on Wednesday, come in stark contrast to Pompeo's warnings in July that...

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Flipping pancakes! Russia’s Putin and China’s Xi bond over cooking

VLADIVOSTOK: Russian President Vladimir Putin and China's Xi Jinping on Tuesday took a break from the heavy lifting of international diplomacy to toss pancakes on the sidelines of an economic forum. Xi is one of the big names at the event in the Russian far eastern city of Vladivostok, where the focus has been on economic ties and North Korea....

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Global hunger levels rising due to extreme weather, UN warns

UNITED NATIONS: World hunger rose in 2017 for a third consecutive year, fuelled by conflict and climate change, the United Nations warned on Tuesday, jeopardizing a global goal to end the scourge by 2030. Major U.N. agencies said in an annual report Tuesday that the number of hungry people facing chronic food deprivation increased to 821 million in 2017 from...

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Politicians flock Sharif Residence to condole Kulsoom Nawaz’s passing, Sharif’s out on Parole

The Pakistan Muslim League (N) party leaders, workers and symapthisers are gathering at the Jati Umra to pay their condolences to Sharif family on the sad demise of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, who breathed her last in a London hospital on Tuesday. Former Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Capt. (Retd) Muhammad Safdar were released on...

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President and PM Khan emphasize tolerance, unity, and Interfaith Harmony in Muharram

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has stressed upon the need to promote sublime qualities of unity, tolerance, interfaith harmony and compassion at the national level which will help shape an ideal society under the teachings of Islam. The president, in his message on the first of Muharram ul Haram 1440 Hijra and the advent of new Islamic calendar on Wednesday,...

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Special program too mainstream street children unveiling soon: Shafqat Mahmood

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training, Shafqat Mahmood Tuesday announced to introduce a special programme for street children to educate them and bring them into mainstream. “Pakistan is currently facing various challenges in education sector however, the present government is fully cognizant of its responsibilities to resolve these challenges”, he said. The Minister was talking to a British...

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PM forms task force on sports to improve performance at national, regional level

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Tuesday ordered constitution of Task Force on sports to review performance of all such bodies, analyze the efficacy and utilization of funds received from various sources and suggest administrative reforms for promoting games at national and regional levels. Chairing a meeting on Inter-Provincial Coordination Ministry here at the Prime Minister Office, Imran Khan was briefed...

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Politicians, Chiefs of the Armed Forces and dignitaries condole Kulsoom’s passing

Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed his deep grief and sorrow over the sad demise of Kulsoom Nawaz. In a statement, he said all facilities will be provided to the family and heirs of Kulsoom Nawaz as per the law. Moreover, the PM has directed Pakistani High Commission in London to assist in the provision of all necessary facilities to the...

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Former first lady Kulsoom Nawaz passes away

LONDON: Begum Kulsoom Nawaz the wife of 3 time Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and former 3 time first lady of Pakistan, succumbed to a long and testing battle with cancer in a hospital in London today, tuesday. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President Shehbaz Sharif and her son, Hussain Nawaz, confirmed that the former first lady breathed her last at a clinic...

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