Khan Zahid

PTI releases video statement after Nawaz Sharif’s ouster as PML-N head

In a video message, PTI spokesman Fawad Chaudhry has hailed the Supreme Court ruling in Election Act case as historic and urged the ruing Nawaz Sharif to accept the decision. The video message came shortly after a three-judge Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar barred Nawaz Sharif from heading the PML-N. “A disqualified…

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Army has nothing to do with Senate’s polls: DG ISPR

ISLAMABAD: Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations, Major General Asif Ghafoor on Monday said that continued cease fire violations (CFVs) by India at the Line of Control (LoC) were an attempt by it to divert attention from the ongoing freedom movement in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. Talking to SAMAA, he said that Pakistan was giving…

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Will arch-foes – Zardari and Imran – share the stage at Qadri’s rally?

By Zahid Hussain Khan Workers of PPP and PTI must be baffled at the news that former President Asif Ali Zardari and Imran Khan are likely to share the stage at a protest rally in Lahore on Wednesday. The rally has been organized by the firebrand cleric and leader of Pakistan Awami Tehreek Dr Tahir…

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Admiral Abbasi reiterates PN’s unflinching resolve to ensure seaward defence of maritime infrastructure

ISLAMABAD: Naval Chief Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi Wednesday reiterated Pakistan Navy’s unflinching resolve to ensure seaward defence of vital maritime infrastructure and protection of the maritime interests of Pakistan against all threats and challenges at all cost. Chairing Command and Staff Conference of Pakistan Navy, Naval Staff chief expressed his utmost confidence over operational preparedness…

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Ahsan reviews proposals to finalize 5-year plan

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal Tuesday reviewed the proposals to finalize the 12th five-year plan here in a meeting held at the Planning Commission of Pakistan. The meeting was jointly chaired by Ahsan Iqbal and the Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Sartaj Aziz. Senior officials and Members of the Planning Commission of…

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SC adjourns missing persons case for three weeks

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court Tuesday adjourned plea in-connection with missing persons for three weeks while Commission of Inquiry on Enforced Disappearances submitted its report. Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan while heading three member bench, remarked that doors of the courts would be opened for missing persons, if commission would not perform its duty then judiciary would…

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Chakwal by-election: ECP establishes control room

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has established a control room for receiving preliminary results of Chakwal by-election. The by-election in the constituency PP-20 Chakwal-I will be held on Tuesday. The control room, established at Room number. 107, would work from 800 to 1800 hours under supervision of director elections and receive polling day…

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U19 World Cup: Mohsin Khan hits ton as Pakistan win warm-up game

Pakistan rode on a century by Mohsin Khan to defeat Namibia by 190 runs while the Windies defeated Papua New Guinea by seven wickets in a low-scoring game. Afghanistan gave an early warning of their potential in the U19 Cricket World 2018 Cup when they pulled off an impressive 56-run victory over Bangladesh in a…

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US, S. Korea agree to suspend military drills during Olympics

The United States and South Korea have agreed to delay joint military exercises until after the Winter Olympics next month, the government in Seoul announced Thursday, in an apparent move to de-escalate tensions with Pyongyang. The move came just hours after US President Donald Trump said that high-level talks set for next week between North…

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Education is key to progress: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Monday terming education the key to progress said the pursuit of knowledge must continue regardless of age. He expressed these views in a meeting with students of Rashidabad City of Education and Healthcare, here at Prime Minister’s Office. Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman was…

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Pakistan, China to jointly thwart conspiracies against CPEC: Ahsan Iqbal

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Ahsan Iqbal Wednesday said that Pakistan and China would work together to foil conspiracies being hatched against the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). He expressed these views during a meeting with a Chinese Security delegation here, said a press release. The issues related to promoting Pak-China security cooperation and ensuring safety of…

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Terrorism act in Quetta, an attempt to hamper religious harmony: President Mamnoon

KARACHI: President Mamnoon Hussain here on Monday strongly condemned the unfortunate Sunday incident in Quetta and termed it an attempt to hamper religious harmony in the country, saying that all such efforts would be foiled through unity among the ranks of people. Addressing the annual convocation of Baqai Medical University (BMU), he said the people…

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T10 League: Kerala Kings beat Team Sri Lanka Cricket

Kings won by 8 wickets (with 11 balls remaining) (D/L method)   6.1 DSK Madushanka to Pollard, SIX END OF OVER:6 | 19 Runs | KK: 86/2 (5 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 14.33, RRR: 2.50) KA Pollard34 (11b) CAK Walton47 (21b) END OF OVER:5 | 15 Runs | KK: 67/2 (46 runs required…

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Snow blankets Murree

Thousands of tourists visited Murree as the scenic valley received the season’s first snowfall on Monday and Tuesday. Watch video of the snow which has blanketed Murree and adjoining areas.  

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England and Belgium drawn in same World Cup group

Moscow: England were placed alongside Belgium in the draw for the World Cup on Friday, with the 1966 winners’ first game to be played in Volgograd. The two teams will play in Group G in Russia, with no more European sides able to be drawn in the group. Spain and Portugal drawn The 2010 World…

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Pope urges respect for rights, justice and ethnic diversity in Myanmar speech

Yangon: Pope Francis on Tuesday urged Myanmar to respect human rights, justice and different ethnicities in a keenly-watched public speech in a country waiting to see if he will address the Rohingya crisis head-on. Peace can only be achieved through “justice and a respect for human rights”, he said in an speech that also called…

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Cricket: Pujara holds out as India struggle

Kolkata: Cheteshwar Pujara stood firm against a relentless Sri Lankan pace attack as India stumbled to 74-5 before rain cut short the second day of the first Test on Friday. Fast bowler Dasun Shanaka struck twice on a cloudy morning session at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens as the hosts struggled to improve on their overnight 17-3….

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Cricket: Steyn set for injury return

South African fast bowler Dale Steyn is set to make his comeback to cricket after more than a year out of the game with injury. Steyn, 34, was on Tuesday named in a 13-man Titans squad for a domestic Twenty20 match against the Knights in Kimberley on Wednesday. He has not played since breaking down…

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UN condemns N. Korea for firing missiles as people starve

UN member-states on Tuesday condemned North Korea for gross human rights violations and for conducting missile and nuclear tests while its people suffer from severe hunger. The UN General Assembly’s human rights committee adopted by consensus a resolution drafted by the European Union and Japan that expressed international concern over Pyongyang’s rights record. The measure…

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Wonder Woman sword, Spider-Man drone land on ‘Worst Toys’ list

BOSTON – A plastic version of comic-book superhero Wonder Woman’s sword and a Spider-Man drone showed up as villains on a U.S. child safety advocacy group’s annual list of potentially hazardous toys. The group, World Against Toys Causing Harm, released its “10 Worst Toys” list on Tuesday, around the start of the holiday shopping season,…

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Pak Rangers,  BSF discuss measures to check smuggling

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Rangers and Indian Border Security Force (BSF) Friday discussed measures to effectively check the smuggling and border crossings from both sides of India and Pakistan. Both forces agreed to encourage local commanders at junior level to mutually resolve the minor issues, related to border management at post, company and battalion level. The meeting…

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