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 2020-08-06 06:34 

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Marzia Al-Zahra becomes Pakistan Railways' first woman Station Manager...

Syeda Marzia Al-Zahra has become the first female officer who has been given the additional charge of station manager at Lahore railway station. Assistant Transport Officer Lahore Syeda Marzia Al-Zahra has replaced the additional charge of station manager...

 2020-08-06 06:24 

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CDA to start special drive to target encroachments established beyond the plot lines...

Capital Development Authority (CDA) will start special drive to target encroachments established beyond the plot lines. The massive operation in this regard will start from today. During this drive, obstructions in the roads, streets and pedestrian moveme...

 2020-08-06 06:20 

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Terrorists attacked with heavy weapons on Pakistani posts at Binshahi-Dir, one FC soldier embraced Shahadat: FO...

Terrorists operating from Afghanistan resorted to mortar and heavy weapons fire on Pakistan posts in Binshahi Sector, Dir. In the evening the Afghan Border Police Posts also started engaging Pakistan Army posts. As a result, one FC soldier embraced shahad...

 2020-08-06 06:03 

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Honor killing of a youth in Chakwal...

A youth was killed in the name of honor in the area of Police Station City and his dedbody was dumped near Dhok Gujjar. The victim's father Mohammad Tahir, son of Ghulam Jilani, while filing a report with the city police, said that his son Akash Tahir...

 2020-08-06 05:57 

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Speakers lash out Indian Government for Human Rights Violations in IHK...

The children of detained Kashmiri leadership of Indian-Held Kashmir (IHK), have termed the unjust Domicile Law and attempts on changing the demography of occupied territory as the most disturbing aspect of the occupation for the Kashmiri people. They shar...

 2020-08-06 05:31 

The Nation

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Over 250,000 patients recover from coronavirus in Pakistan...

The total number of recovered coronavirus patients in the country has reached 256,058 making it a significant count. According to the latest statistics, there are now...

 2020-08-06 05:24 

The Nation

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The Embassy of Pakistan in United Arab Emirates celebrates Youm-e-Istehsal...

The Embassy of Pakistan, Abu Dhabi today held an event to observe "Youm-e-Istehsal" to mark 365 days of military siege of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and...

 2020-08-06 04:56 

The Nation

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Cost of Beirut port explosion up to $5 billion...

In the wake of yesterday's deadly port explosion in Lebanon's capital, Beirut's governor said Wednesday that the material damage from the incident...

 2020-08-06 04:51 

The Nation

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UNSC expresses concern over current situation in IIOJK...

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has expressed deep concern over the current situation in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK). The Council...

 2020-08-06 04:25 

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US job market recovery appears to be slowing, services sector powering ahead...

US private employers hired far fewer workers than expected in July as companies exhausted loans to help with wages and new COVID-19 infections flared up across the country, supporting the view that the nascent economic recovery was faltering. While other ...

 2020-08-06 04:23 

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Microsoft could be 'white knight' for TikTok — or fall flat...

A deal allowing Microsoft to buy social media phenomenon TikTok could be transformative for the US tech giant's efforts to become more consumer-focused — if it can overcome the business and political risks. Microsoft appeared to be in position t...

 2020-08-06 04:22 

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Virus lays waste to Bulgaria's tourist hotspot...

"We need at least 100 charter flights a day," says Plamen Kopchev, head of the hotel owners' association in Bulgaria's mammoth Black Sea resort of Sunny Beach, laid waste by the coronavirus pandemic. But the trouble is, only a fraction of ...

 2020-08-06 04:20 

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Asia markets stutter on stimulus struggles, China-US tensions...

Nervous investors struggled Wednesday following the previous day's rally with US lawmakers still unable to thrash out a key new stimulus package, and the White House and China agreeing to review their much-vaunted trade deal. Long-running uncertainty ...

 2020-08-06 04:18 

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Investors raise concerns about migrant workers' rights in Gulf...

A group of investors is raising concerns about the treatment of migrant workers in the Gulf, warning that labour practices risk leading to abuses such as modern slavery. The group, led by fund manager CCLA, says it represents 38 investors with over $3 tri...

 2020-08-06 04:16 

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Oil prices toppled from rising streak as jump in COVID-19 cases stokes fuel demand fears...

Oil prices fell for the first time in four days on Wednesday, pulling back from as much as five-month highs as mounting coronavirus cases worldwide and in the United States undercut market confidence in a pickup in fuel demand. Brent crude was down 16 cen...

 2020-08-06 03:56 

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Present govt unable to go beyond rhetoric on Kashmir issue...

The Indian aggression in Kashmir has been going on for seventy years, but in August last year, when Modi's terrorist Indian government withdrew Article 370 A, which makes Kashmir a disputed territory, declared it an Indian territory and imposed a curf...

 2020-08-06 03:53 

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Dr Sania joins high-level virtual ministerial roundtable hosted by UN Women...

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Sania Nishtar has joined a high-level virtual ministerial roundtable with ministers from around the world as part of the expert panel to jointly share experiences of...

 2020-08-06 03:52 

The Nation

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India hits out in China over Jammu and Kashmir comments...

India hit out on China on Wednesday for saying that "unilateral" changes made to the status of the former state of Jammu and Kashmir in 2019 were...

 2020-08-06 03:52 

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NAB chairman's powers to induct officials unconstitutional: SC...

The Supreme Court on Wednesday took notice of the NAB chairman's powers to induct officials in the anti-graft body and observed that the NAB Ordinance Section 28 was against Article 240 of the Constitution. In this connection, the apex court also issu...

 2020-08-06 03:50 

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Shahid Khaqan Abbasi pleads not guilty after indictment over misusing authority...

An accountability court in Karachi on Wednesday indicted former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in a reference concerning illegal appointments. However, he and other accused pleaded not guilty . The move came as the reference holds Abbasi and former p...

 2020-08-06 03:22 

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Pakistan's Babar punishes sloppy England in first Test...

MANCHESTER: Babar Azam struck a fluent unbeaten half-century as Pakistan closed a rain-shorted first day of the first Test against England on 139 for two at a gloomy and wet Old Trafford on Wednesday. Babar (69 not out) showed all his skill and class to w...

 2020-08-06 03:21 

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Stirling, Balbirnie strike hundreds as Ireland stun England in final ODI...

SOUTHAMPTON: Ireland's Paul Stirling and captain Andy Balbirnie struck superb centuries as the tourists chased down a daunting target of 329 to stun world champions England with a seven-wicket win in the third and final One-Day International at the Ro...

 2020-08-06 03:20 

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Pakistan and England cricket teams pay tribute to Covid-19 victims...

LAHORE: Pakistan and England men's cricket teams observed a one-minute silence before the start of the first Test at Old Trafford in Manchester as mark of respect for all those affected due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Since the outbreak of the pandemic,...

 2020-08-06 03:19 

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Bale left out of Real Madrid squad to face Manchester City...

LONDON: Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale has been left out of their 24-man Champions League squad for Friday's last-16 tie at Manchester City, casting doubt on his future at the club. Bale, 31, last played for Real in June when they beat Mallorca 2-0 a...

 2020-08-06 03:18 

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Franchises urge PCB to revise PSL financial model...

KARACHI: The Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchises, which are facing severe financial strains, have given the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) a strict reply while claiming that they would not let go of their 'unity'. The franchises have asked for th...

 2020-08-06 03:17 

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Former cricket stars throw their weight behind Azhar Ali and his men...

LAHORE: Cricketing icons have thrown their weight behind Pakistan men's national cricket team for their three ICC World Test Championship fixtures against England, which started at Old Trafford, Manchester on Wednesday. Pakistan are unbeaten against E...

 2020-08-06 03:17 

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ICC to use front foot no-ball tech for England-Pakistan Tests...

LAHORE: Front foot no-ball technology will be used for the first time on a trial basis in Test cricket during the three-match series between England and Pakistan starting later on Wednesday, the International Cricket Council has said. The responsibility t...

 2020-08-06 03:16 

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Drawing Ashes in England was 'disappointing', says Smith...

MELBOURNE: Master batsman Steve Smith says Australia have "unfinished business" in England, with the achievement of retaining the Ashes last year tempered by defeat in the final Test that levelled the series 2-2. Tim Paine's Australia retained...

 2020-08-06 03:15 

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Arsenal to sack 55 staff as COVID-19 hits revenues...

LONDON: Less than a week after winning the FA Cup to secure their place in next season's Europa League and as they negotiate a multi-million pound contract extension with striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Arsenal have announced plans to layoff 55 sta...

 2020-08-06 03:09 

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UN experts: North Korea flouts sanctions on nukes, missiles...

UN experts say North Korea is flouting UN sanctions by expanding its nuclear arsenal and ballistic missile program and by exporting coal and illegally importing refined petroleum products in excess of its annual quota. The experts said in key sections of ...

 2020-08-06 02:44 

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Ferozsons, HospitALL team up to develop a telehealth platform...

As part of its efforts to combat Covid-19, Ferozsons Laboratories Limited, Pakistan's leading pharmaceutical company, has announced a partnership with HospitALL (a NETSOL Technologies incubated Startup) to develop a cutting-edge "Physician-Patient...

 2020-08-06 02:41 

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Turkey considering quitting treaty on violence against women: ruling party...

President Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party is considering whether to pull Turkey out of an international accord designed to protect women, party officials said, alarming campaigners who see the pact as key to combating rising domestic violence. The officials...

 2020-08-06 02:40 

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Webinar held to discuss human rights crisis in Occupied Kashmir...

The Ministry of Human Rights on Wednesday conducted a webinar to explore the human rights crisis in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu & Kashmir, marking the one-year siege since the government of India revoked Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, strippi...

 2020-08-06 02:40 

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FFC posts Rs 9.14bn profit in first half of 2020...

Fauji Fertilizer Company Limited (FFC) announced its first half yearly financial results for period ending 30 June, 2020. Same were released to all electronic, print and web media through a press release. Company announced the profitability of Rs 9.14 bil...

 2020-08-06 02:39 

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Bank Alfalah & TerraPay to launch home remittance service...

TerraPay, a global payments infrastructure company and Bank Alfalah have announced a partnership for offering remittance payment services in Pakistan. Through this partnership, overseas Pakistanis will be able to use TerraPay's partners' network t...

 2020-08-06 02:39 

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Pakistan has potential to boost banana production...

Professor Dr Shi of Nanjing Agricultural University in China has said that Pakistan enjoys rich potential to enhance Banana production, particularly under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Gwadar Pro on Wednesday quoted Dr Shi as having said that t...

 2020-08-06 02:38 

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Chevron Pakistan partners with Careem to facilitate Captains...

Two high-performing global brands have announced a collaboration that will benefit ride-hailing services and their customers during these challenging times caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Chevron Pakistan Lubricants (Private) Limited will partner with Ca...

 2020-08-06 02:26 

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Pride of Pakistan: Erum Ahmed Kamal...

Tell us about your foray into the field of fashion and lifestyle. How did it all begin for you? Kamal Limited has been in textiles for the last 60 years and mostly concentrating on the export business, I joined the company in 2008. I felt there was a grea...

 2020-08-06 02:24 

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Engin Altan and his wife Neslisah Alkoclar pray for Beirut victims...

Turkish star Engin Altan Duzyatan aka Ertugrul and his wife Neslisah Alkoclar have offered prayers for the victims of Lebanon blasts and urged the fans to do so. Engin, who portrays the titular role in historic drama series Dirilis: Ertugrul, turned to Tw...

 2020-08-06 02:23 

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Esra 'shocked and terrified' after explosions in Beirut...

Turkish actress Esra Bilgic aka Halime Sultan was shocked and terrified after two enormous explosions rocked Beirut's port on Tuesday, killing at least 100. Esra, who portrays the lead role in historic drama series Dirilis: Ertugrul or Ertugrul Ghazi ...

 2020-08-05 20:45 

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The role of dual nationals...

The role of the dual nationals in national politics has once again attracted a lot of interest and attention, which has culminated, at least on the face of it, in the resignation of Tania Adrus — the special assistant to the prime minister (SAPM) on...

 2020-08-05 20:45 

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UN and new multipolar world order...

The United Nations will be celebrating its 75th Anniversary on 24th October 2020. The world leaders during the UN 75 Leaders Summit in September 2020 will be discussing a UN transformational agenda prepared in a plethora of reports and recommendations by ...

 2020-08-05 20:42 

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Theatre and societal conscience on trial in Pakistan...

It is the need of each discipline or vocation to be useful to its society and add to its progress and improvement, and theatre is not an exemption to this superior concern. Theatre prides itself in being more than absolute entertainment, a bit of departur...

 2020-08-05 20:40 

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Judicial Records...

Every word uttered by a lawyer and each remark made by the judge during each hearing of a case needs to be documented and treated as part of the judicial record. And that judicial record of the proceedings should be archived in both audio files and the fo...

 2020-08-05 20:40 

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Hagia Sophia Controversy and Way Forward in Light of Islam's Dictum...

Hagia Sophia, an Orthodox Christian Church, was built by Byzantine Empire in the 6th century CE in Constantinople (now Istanbul). It was the largest Christian Church in the Byzantine Empire until the fall of Constantinople to Ottomans. In 1453, after conq...

 2020-08-05 20:38 

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Master Plans for Cities — time to do it in the right way...

Prime Minister Imran Khan, in his recent speeches, emphasised more than once on the importance of Master Plans for our ever-growing cities. He rightly pointed out that in the absence of any such plans, the cities are becoming not only uncontrollable but a...

 2020-08-05 20:31 

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New map and ground realities...

So, this is a political map, not the official one, where the government has asserted its longstanding position on Kashmir and Sir Creek disputes. In fact, the new map, approved by the cabinet on August 5 (the first anniversary of annexation of India-held ...

 2020-08-05 20:30 

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Food for thought...

The government's policy on food security needs to be examined closely. After its failure to meet the targeted number in the just concluded procurement season, the federal government is pressing the Sindh government to release wheat from the official s...

 2020-08-05 20:30 

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Modi's ultra-nationalism vs India's liberal order of change?...

Today, India needs a liberal narrative, not a hateful clich imbibed in the BJP's political agenda. To many educated Hindus, as well as the Indian citizens hailing from the minority group, nostalgia captures their mind of a liberal order during the Con...

 2020-08-05 20:29 

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Developing and managing coastal tourism...

Tourism has become the world's fastest growing industries and a main source of employment opportunities and foreign exchange. It is seen as a catalyst for socio-cultural and economic growth. The flow of tourists and associated activities are constantl...

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