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 2018-09-21 18:49 

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Dialogues only way to resolve issue between India, Pakistan, says Fawad...

ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Fawad Hussain Chaudhry has expressed his concern over India's U-turn and said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government wanted peace and stability in the region. The information minister said that talks were the only way...

 2018-09-21 15:14 

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Shah Mehmood Qureshi expresses disappointment over India's decision...

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has expressed concern over Indian government's decision for canceling the meeting of foreign ministers of two countries in New York next week. The foreign minister in response to the decision of cancell...

 2018-09-21 13:50 

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FBR extends deadline to file tax return...

LAHORE: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has extended the deadline to submit income tax returns. Minister of finance sources told that the deadline has been extended from September 30 to October 30. The last date to file tax returns will be extended in ...

 2018-09-21 13:13 

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India calls off foreign ministers meeting in New York...

desk NEW DELHI: The Indian government has called off the meeting of foreign ministers of Pakistan and India, which was scheduled in New York on the side lines of United Nation General Assembly (UNGA) later this month. Also read: PM Khan writes to Modi to ...

 2018-09-21 12:29 

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India choose to bowl first against Bangladesh...

DUBAI: the Super 4 phase of Asia Cup 2018 has been started. In first match of Super 4 phase India won the toss and elected to bowl first against Bangladesh at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Friday. India and Afghanistan are still undefeated in the...

 2018-09-21 12:17 

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More than 500 processions and congregations mark Youm-e-Ashura eve in Lahore...

LAHORE: To pay tributes to the esteemed martyrs of Karbala, more than 500 mourning processions and majalis (religious congregations) were observed in the provincial metropolis on the eve of Youm-e-Ashura on Thursday. On the occasion, police and other law ...

 2018-09-21 12:15 

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By promoting trade with EU, we can achieve economic growth: Sarwar...

LAHORE: Punjab Governor Chaudhary Muhammad Sarwar said that Pakistan is a peaceful country which has rendered invaluable sacrifices for peace in the region. "Pakistan intends to achieve its economic growth targets by promoting trade and economic relat...

 2018-09-21 12:10 

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'Since I belong to a deprived area of Punjab, I'm fully aware of the common man's problems'...

LAHORE: Assembly members from different districts as well as Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) office-bearers called on Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar at his office on Thursday. Different matters of mutual interest including the political situatio...

 2018-09-21 12:06 

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Asia Cup 2018: Afghanistan win toss, elected to bat first against Pakistan...

ABU DHABI: Afghanistan won the toss and elected to bat first against Pakistan in the Super 4 phase of the Asia Cup 2018 match on Friday at Abu Dhabi. After defeating Bangladesh at the final match of group stage by 136 runs yesterday (Thursday), Afghanista...

 2018-09-21 12:06 

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Pakistan to chase 258-run target against Afghanistan...

ABU DHABI: Afghanistan set up 258-run target for Pakistan to win their first Super 4 phase match at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Friday. Shahidi played a brilliant knock and scored 97 runs while skipper Asghar Afghan bowled out at 67 runs. For Pak...

 2018-09-21 11:46 

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Police check-post erected outside Nawaz Sharif's house in Jati Umra...

As former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz along with her husband Captain (r) Safdar reached home after release from Adiala Jail on Wednesday, a police check post was set up outside their residence in Jati Umra. A heavy contingent...

 2018-09-21 11:41 

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Those who offer great sacrifices, live forever: Ch Shujaat Hussain...

Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PMLQ) President and former prime minister Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, Punjab Assembly Speaker Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi and Moonis Elahi on Thursday said that by offering the greatest sacrifice along with Ahle Bait, the grandson o...

 2018-09-21 11:40 

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5,620 fake treatment centres sealed in the last six months...

The Punjab Healthcare Commission (PHC) has sealed 5,620 quackery outlets out of a total of 18,300 plus treatment centres that it visited across the province during the last six months. According to details, as per the census, out of the visited centres, o...

 2018-09-21 11:34 

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Birthday boy Rashid stars as Afghanistan upset Bangladesh...

ABU DHABI: Talented spinner Rashid Khan celebrated his 20th birthday by scoring a half century and taking two wickets as Afghanistan upset Bangladesh by 136 runs in the Asia Cup on Thursday. Rashid scored a rapid unbeaten 32-ball 57 with eight fours and a...

 2018-09-21 11:34 

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Political tensions add to Afghanistan-Pakistan rivalry...

ABU DHABI: After much confusion, anger and bewilderment about the scheduling of the Super Four stage of the Asia Cup, it comes as a mild relief simply to know which side plays on a particular day, and at what venue. Pakistan will take on Afghanistan in Ab...

 2018-09-21 11:28 

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NA speaker says Muslims should rise above sectarianism and follow footsteps of Imam Hussain...

ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser called upon the nation to rise above parochial differences, narrow mindedness, sectarianism, and ethnicity and maintain harmony, unity and brotherhood in our ranks in accordance with the golden principles o...

 2018-09-21 11:17 

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Police arrest six; recover stolen vehicles, drugs and illegal weapons...

Islamabad police have arrested six outlaws from various areas of the city and recovered a stolen bike, narcotics and weapons from them, a police spokesman said. He said that Sub-Inspector Mushtaq Ahmed of CIA police arrested two drug pushers Shahid Ali an...

 2018-09-21 11:16 

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The impression that Imran's friends are given govt portfolios is wrong: Naeemul Haque...

Prime Minister Imran Khan's Special Assistant Naeemul Haque on Thursday said the impression that the premier's friends are being given government portfolios is wrong. The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader took to Twitter and said that he is on...

 2018-09-21 11:14 

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Mubarik Haveli — where the true spirit of Muharram is seen...

As the sacred month of Muharram starts, we see the atmosphere filled with sadness because of the tragedy of Karbala and remembrance of Hazrat Imam Hussain. You must have heard of people going to Mochi Gate for the majalis and processions along with the na...

 2018-09-21 11:13 

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Unpaid Shaheen Air pilots refuse to fly Hajj pilgrims back home...

Shaheen Air International's Hajj operations have been suspended again after its engineers, pilots and other staff went on strike for not being paid. A flight was to leave for Medina to take 300 Hajj pilgrims back to Karachi in the morning but it could...

 2018-09-21 11:12 

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Youm-e-Ashur to be observed today...

Youm-e-Ashur will be observed across the country today (Friday) with due solemnity to pay homage to supreme sacrifices rendered by Hazrat Imam Hussain and his companions in Karbala. Alam, Zuljinah and Taazia processions will be taken out in all cities and...

 2018-09-21 11:10 

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Karachi's Napier Road comes to Lahore...

An exhibition by the photographer Arif Mahmood in the Lahore University of Management Science's (LUMS) Gurmani Centre for Languages and Literature has opened last week. Over two dozen photos have been placed in the Gurmani center to give us an intimat...

 2018-09-21 11:10 

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Walking for 35mins could halve risk of having a stroke...

A daily stroll could halve older people's risk of a severe stroke, according to a study. It found stroke victims who had taken regular 35-minute walks before being struck down were twice as likely to suffer milder attacks than those who had not. Study...

 2018-09-21 11:09 

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Djokovic to shine for Team Europe at Laver Cup...

CHICAGO: The second instalment of the Laver Cup comes at just the right time for 14-time Grand Slam winner Novak Djokovic who is back in top form after winning the US Open. Djokovic is making his debut in this week's three-day team event which has bee...

 2018-09-21 11:07 

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On dealing with narcissists...

Narcissists take excessive interest in themselves and manipulate people, playing mind games. They become a part of your life when you're at the peak of your career and become your favourite person by helping and complimenting you, making you dependent...

 2018-09-21 11:07 

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Meesha Shafi disparages Sadaf Kanwal for her remarks on #MeToo...

Model Sadaf Kanwal's recent remarks on the #MeToo movement have sparked social media outrage. According to reports, many called out Kanwal for her insensitivity on the subject and how problematic her stance really is. "You know aap ke sath #MeToo ...

 2018-09-21 10:19 

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Deep sea robots reveal mineral riches in the abyss...

From the safety of their research vessel, scientists are exploring one of Earth's last frontiers the sea floor to discover more about valuable minerals vital in the manufacture of smartphones. The scientists, from the University of Bergen in Norway, a...

 2018-09-21 10:17 

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Malaysia charges former PM Najib with abuse of power, money laundering...

Malaysian prosecutors on Thursday charged former Prime Minister Najib Razak with abuse of power and money laundering over hundreds of millions of dollars of funds received in his personal bank account. They charged Najib with four counts of abuse of power...

 2018-09-21 10:17 

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Trump slams 'ridiculous' US spending plan over border funds...

US President Donald Trump on Thursday slammed the Republican-led Congress for not including money for his proposed border wall in its spending bill as lawmakers pushed their plan to fund the government before the fiscal year ends this month. In a post on ...

 2018-09-21 10:17 

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Five things to know about Japan's pacifist constitution...

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's long-held dream to change Japan's pacifist constitution is high on the agenda after he secured another term as head of his ruling Liberal Democratic Party on Thursday. Nationalists like Abe dismiss the constitution as a...

 2018-09-21 10:12 

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PM, president say Karbala martyrs teach us to uphold supremacy of truth...

President of Pakistan Dr Arif Alvi has said that the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (may Allah be pleased with him) is a lesson for everyone to never refrain from fighting against tyranny, extremism and intolerant ideology. The president emphasised on p...

 2018-09-21 10:11 

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Asian markets edge up but rally wobbles...

Most Asian markets rose Thursday but their recent rally lost its legs, though emerging market currencies held their own after Beijing's pledge not to weaponise the yuan in its trade standoff with the United States. Regional markets have been on the ri...

 2018-09-21 10:11 

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Trump's immigrant roundups increasingly net noncriminals...

A daughter who never returned home, a son gunned down point-blank, a mom who was brutally attacked — all deaths at the hands of immigrants in the country illegally, all gripping stories the White House has been eager to share. But for all the talk o...

 2018-09-21 10:10 

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Japan's Abe cruises to party vote win, to stay as PM...

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won comfortable re-election as leader of his ruling party Thursday, setting him on course to become Japan's longest-serving premier and realise his dream of reforming the constitution. The 63-year-old conservative secured 553...

 2018-09-21 10:09 

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PSX Index recovers 1% WoW on Finance Bill and gas price news...

KARACHI: With only three workdays outgoing week due to Ashura holidays, the KSE-100 index closed the week at 41,320 levels. The market rallied by 1 percent week-on-week (WoW), where two major news, taking place on Tuesday, coincided to give impetus to mar...

 2018-09-21 10:09 

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Ukraine region ban on Russian culture sparks controversy...

The decision by a fiercely pro-Western region of Ukraine to ban Russian-language arts, from songs to books and films, prompted widespread condemnation on Thursday even as it remained unclear how it would be implemented. Lawmakers in Lviv's regional pa...

 2018-09-21 09:15 

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 2018-09-21 09:05 

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COAS and CPEC diplomacy...

That China represents Pakistan's most important ally should be understood by everyone; including the US. For at a time when the Prime Minister was barefoot and scrambling around for loose change in the Middle East — the COAS was despatched to Be...

 2018-09-21 09:04 

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US-Iran showdown?...

Donald Trump has reportedly had second thoughts about putting Tehran under the spotlight at the UN next week. The American president had been expected to hold a special Security Council meeting — in his capacity as its current chair — on what ...

 2018-09-21 09:04 

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Global terror report...

The US State Department's annual report on Global Terrorism (2017) notes that Pakistan has contributed to the partial decimation of Al Qaeda in the Af-Pak region. While observing that terror-related violence in the country has dropped since the beginn...

 2018-09-21 09:01 

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Geography in schools before dams on rivers...

Over the past two weeks I have had the surreal experience of being trolled on social media. Never happened before, as out of a hundred and something followers that I have on Twitter — most are friends and family. But then I wrote my previous piece o...

 2018-09-21 08:56 

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Environmental impact of the Sahiwal Coal Power Plant...

Sahiwal Coal Power plant project is in Qadirabad, Sahiwal, Punjab. This is a mega coal power project which is a part of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) program. It was initiated to help overcome the electricity shortage in Pakistan. China invested...

 2018-09-21 08:55 

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Mocking the State...

So much ink has been spilled in the first month of the Imran Khan government that I really did not want to write anything about it. Saner people have commented, and I hope their pleas have been heard. But amongst those petitions, I want to add that of a h...

 2018-09-21 08:53 

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Russo-Sino condominium? Not likely...

Bucharest, Romania: Russia, China and Mongolia have just completed Vostok 2018 (Vostok means East in Russian). Reportedly 300,000 troops and thousands of tanks, ships and aircraft took part. The exercise was designed to defend against a powerful enemy (NA...

 2018-09-21 08:52 

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Street crimes...

Sir: Street crime is a loose term for criminal offences taking place in public places. Nowadays street crimes are commonplace in Pakistan. Usually this occurs in busy business areas and highways and includes cases of pick pocketing, mobile snatching, cars...

 2018-09-21 08:50 

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PA Building...

Sir: It is good to note that the incomplete new building of the Punjab Assembly is now going to be completed soon after an inordinate delay of over 10 years. This good news for the newly elected legislatures was given when new PA Speaker Ch Parvez Elahi, ...

 2018-09-21 07:18 

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Construction of Chahan dam to begin this year...

RAWALPINDI: Preparations for the construction of Dodocha and Chahan dams have been started, it was said on Friday. According to Express News, Petroleum Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan and MPA Wasiq Qayyum will visit the site of Chahan dam and review the on-go...

 2018-09-21 06:09 

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Gloom as nation observes Youm-e-Ashur with solemnity...

ISLAMABAD: Youm-e-Ashur is being observed across Pakistan today with due solemnity and sanctity to pay homage to the sacrifices of Imam Hussain (AS) and his companions in Karbala. The day is observed to remember the supreme sacrifice rendered by the grand...

 2018-09-21 05:54 

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Karbala teaches lesson of sacrifice for greater good: PM...

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan said the Karbala tragedy teaches humanity the lesson of sacrifice and tolerance for the greater good and that truth and honesty will always prevail over falsehood. In his message to the nation on occasion of Youm-e-Ash...

 2018-09-21 05:00 

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Asia Cup 2018: Pakistan faces fiery Afghanistan today...

ABU DHABI: Pakistan will have to dig deep when they face a fiery Afghanistan on Friday in Asia Cup 2018 Super Four fixture at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Afghanistan are oozing with confidence after their decimation of Bangladesh on Thursday. Thank...

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