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Iran’s Rouhani rejects talks with Washington

DUBAI/LONDON: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani rejected talks with the United States on Tuesday, after President Donald Trump said Iran would call and ask for negotiations “if and when they are ever ready”. Tehran and Washington have escalated rhetoric against each other in recent weeks as the United States has tightened sanctions with what it says is the goal of pushing...

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SC orders elimination of encroachments on Railways land in 15 days

KARACHI: On Thursday, the Supreme Court ordered the removal of encroachments on railways land within 15 days and to bring back circular railways within a month. During a Karachi registry hearing at SC, the railways secretary told the apex court that 10 acres of land has been taken back from the unlawful tenants. Justice Gulzar Ahmed then instructed the railway...

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Spurs in Champions League final as Lucas breaks Ajax hearts

AMSTERDAM: An emotional Mauricio Pochettino called his Tottenham Hotspur players "super-heroes" after they reached the Champions League final for the first time in their history as a Lucas Moura hat-trick saw them come back from the dead to beat Ajax on Wednesday and leave the Dutch side heartbroken. Ajax´s improbable European run seemed set to go on all the way...

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Governor Sindh Imran Ismail’s statement over formation of new provinces drags him into hot water

KARACHI: Governor Sindh,  Imran Ismail is in hot water over the statement where he stated that on an administrative basis new provinces are required across the country including Sindh. In an interview with veteran Journalist, Tariq Mahmood in Prime Time show aired on Tuesday at Newsone, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's nominated governor was asked about the party's policy about the formation...

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Break of Official Silence: FO confirms about Asia Bibi leaving Pakistan, calls her a free citizen

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, after a break of official silence, the foreign office of Pakistan confirmed that Asia Bibi has left Pakistan and is settled in another country. During a weekly presser, the foreign office spokesman, Dr. Faisal stated that "Asia Bibi is a free citizen and hence she can go anywhere she likes." Earlier it was reported that Asia Bibi...

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Donald Trump moves to strangle Iran economy as nuclear deal withers

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday tightened the screws further on Iran with sanctions on its mining industry after a frustrated Tehran said it would suspend some promises it made under a nuclear deal rejected by Washington. On the anniversary of Trump's withdrawal from the accord he denounced as "horrible," tensions were soaring as the United States deployed an aircraft...

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Illegal Encroachment Case: SC slams Saeed Ghani, issues contempt of court notice

KARACHI: The Supreme Court of Pakistan, on Thursday dismissed the report submitted by the Attorney general Sindh in the Illegal Encroachment Case at the metropolis, Karachi. Headed by Justice Gulzar Ahmed, the apex court bench took the notice of Local Government's Minister, Saeed Ghani's statement for not following the court's order in razing illegal encroached buildings. "Do they want to...

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PTI challenges Maryam Nawaz’s appointment as PML(N) vice president before ECP

ISLAMABAD: The ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) submitted a petition, on Thursday, challenging the vice-presidentship of Maryam Nawaz before the Election Commission of Pakistan. In a recent re-shuffle of posts last week, Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) supremo, Nawaz Sharif appointed his daughter Maryam Nawaz as the vice-president of the party. The petition was submitted by parliamentary secretary Farrukh Habib, Maleeka Bokhari,...

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Fake Bank Accounts Case: Accountability Court adjourns hearing till May 21st

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, an Accountability Court adjourned the hearing against former president Asif Ali Zardari and her sister Faryal Talpui in fake Bank Accounts Case till May 21st. The court ordered the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to present the suspects with copies of references. Accountability Court Judge Arshad Malik censured the anti-graft watchdog NAB for not producing copies of the...

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Pakistan v England: Rain halts Oval ODI

OVAL: Rain halts the first one day international at Oval between Pakistan and England as Green Shirts score 71 with two wickets down. Prior to rain, English chose to field after winning the toss as Imam Ul Haq scores 34 with Babar Azam leaving the field with 16 runs. Fakhar Zaman scored 3 runs while Haris Sohail scored 16. Both...

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Tencent shuts PUBG in China, launches patriotic alternative

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG: Tencent Holdings Ltd on Wednesday shut down its test version of global blockbuster “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” in China and shifted users to a similar, more patriotic video game which, unlike PUBG, has regulatory approval to generate revenue. The Chinese video gaming leader has waited in vain for over a year for approval to earn money on PUBG via in-app...

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Tribal leader among 3 dead in Chaman blast

CHAMAN: On Wednesday, Three people, including a tribal leader named Wali Khan Achakzai, died in a blast in Killa Abdullah, Levies forces said. The blast occurred when Achakzai was returning home from work, Levies officials said. Two of his guards were also killed in the explosion while his car was completely destroyed, added officials. According to the officials, the nature...

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PSX close on a negative 423.69 point low

KARACHI: The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) closed below red on Wednesday, with the benchmark KSE-100 Shares Index was down with 18,739.49 points. With 19,304.72 high and 18,529.45 low, total volume dealt remained 113,235,730 shares. Out of 328 companies traded, 38 were positive, 281 were negative and 9 were unaffected. Power generation and distribution, with a total trade volume of 21,502,500...

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Prince Harry, Meghan reveal royal baby to the world

LONDON: Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, showed off their newborn baby boy to the public on Wednesday before introducing him to Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle. The beaming couple said parenting had been a "dream" and "amazing" but kept the world guessing as to the name of their son, who was born on Monday. The arrival this...

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England wins toss, chose to field first against Pakistan

OVAL: England, after winning the toss, opted to field first in the first one day international against Pakistan on Wednesday as rain restricts the game to 47 overs each side. Both the teams are putting their sights on the World Cup as this series could prove to be the true test preparation for World Cup. A victory in this series...

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Bilawal alleges PTI’s government for bowing down before IMF

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, Pakistan Peoples Party  Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government has bowed down before the International Monetary Fund (IMF). “All of a sudden Governor State Bank, Chairman Federal Board of Revenue and Finance Minister were changed. Are the decisions being taken from somewhere else,” the PPP leader questioned while speaking to journalists outside the...

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Iran suspends nuclear deal curbs in push for relief from US sanctions

Iran said on Wednesday it had stopped respecting limits on its nuclear activities agreed under a 2015 deal with major powers until they find a way to bypass renewed United States sanctions. The well trailed announcement came as Washington stepped up its rhetoric against Tehran, accusing it of planning “imminent” attacks and deploying an aircraft carrier strike group with several...

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