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Video: Terrorist admits plot to spark sectarian violence during Ashura procession

DG ISPR Maj-Gen Asif Ghafoor played a video in which a terrorist admitted that he was behind a plot to fan sectarian clashes between Shias and Sunnis during Ashura procession at Raja Bazaar in Rawalpindi. Watch video of his shocking confession.

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NASA launches satellite to help astronauts talk to Earth

MIAMI: NASA on Friday launched the latest in a series of satellites aimed at ensuring astronauts at the International Space Station can communicate with Earth. The $408 million Boeing-made Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS-M) soared into space atop an Atlas V rocket that launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 8:29 am (1229 GMT). The…

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Ishaq Dar announces new petroleum prices

ISLAMABAD: Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has announced that the price of petrol has been slashed by Rs1.80 per litre for the period starting from August 5 until midnight on August 31, 2017. The new prices will take effect from Saturday midnight. The finance minister said that diesel price has come down by Rs2.50 per litre.  The prices…

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Video: Javed Hashmi gets angry over PTI protest

Javed Hashmi had to cut short his press conference in Multan after scores of PTI workers held a protest against the veteran politician. Watch the video.

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Factbox: Ousted Pakistan PM Sharif’s political career

Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Friday toppled Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, 67, who resigned after the court ruled he was unfit to hold office and ordered a criminal investigation into his family over corruption allegations. Here are some facts about the three-time prime minister. *Born into a Kashmiri family of industrialists in Lahore on Dec. 25,…

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Cyber attacks grow in scale over the past 10 years

Tuesday’s wave of cyber attacks, which hit a clutch of multinationals, came just six weeks after what the EU’s law enforcement agency described as an “unprecedented” attack by WannaCry Ransomware. From “cyberwar” to “hacktivism” and “cyberterrorism”, here are some of the major cyber attacks over the past decade: – Cyberwar – The Baltic nation of…

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Indian editors decry order to arrest journalists

India’s top journalists have accused a state parliament of “a gross misuse of powers and privilege” by ordering that two editors be arrested for allegedly defaming local lawmakers. Police in India’s southern Karnataka state said the editors — both from tabloid newspapers in the capital Bangalore — had evaded authorities since the state assembly issued…

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Cricket: Bangladesh and N.Zealand hopes on the line

Bangladesh and New Zealand head into their final group match of this year’s Champions Trophy desperate for victory but knowing even a win in Cardiff on Friday may not take either of them into the semi-finals. Both teams have a point apiece in the one-day international tournament after they were each well beaten by England,…

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Iran says attackers had been in Iraq, Syria for IS

TEHRAN: Iran said Thursday that the five Iranians who killed 17 people in twin attacks in Tehran were Islamic State group members who had been to its strongholds in Iraq and Syria. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif hit back, meanwhile, at US President Donald Trump over what he called a “repugnant” statement that Iran was…

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Shakira, Pharrell join anti-poverty concert at G20

Pop superstars Shakira and Pharrell Williams announced Wednesday that they will join the first Global Citizen festival in Europe to push leaders to end extreme poverty. The July 6 concert in Hamburg, a spin-off of the festival that takes place each year in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, comes during…

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US woman on trial accused of pushing boyfriend to suicide

A 20-year-old woman went on trial in the US state of Massachusetts on Tuesday, accused of persuading her teenage boyfriend to kill himself, in a case that could break new legal ground. Michelle Carter is charged with involuntary manslaughter and has waived her right to a jury trial, meaning her fate will be decided by…

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COAS congratulates Abdul Jabbar Bhatti for climbing Mount Everest

Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Mountaineer Lieutenant Colonel Doctor Abdul Jabbar Bhatti (Retired) at CMH Rawalpindi today. The COAS congratulated him for his achievement as fourth Pakistani to summit the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest. Gen Bajwa appreciated his outstanding achievement as a great contribution to keep our green  flag…

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Aussies ‘comfortable’ over security despite London terrorist attack

Australian cricket’s governing body said they are satisfied with security ahead of their Champions Trophy match with Bangladesh on Monday in light of the attack that left seven dead and dozens injured in London. The Australians — who postponed a Test series in Bangladesh in 2015 because of a possible security risk — take on…

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Aseefa inaugurates anti-polio campaign

KARACHI: Aseefa Bhutto Zardari inaugurated the anti-polio campaign at Shah Faisal Colony health center here on Tuesday. She administered polio drops to children and distributed gifts among them, said a statement issued here. “We must give the campaign top priority, I appeal to parents to come forward and vaccinate their children,” she said. Adding that…

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FIA to quiz 200 social media activists over anti-army posts

ISLAMABAD: The federal government plans to step up its crackdown on social media activists over purported criticism against Pakistan army despite strong criticism by opposition parties and human rights groups. According to a government’s source, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has finalized a list of 200 people who are likely to be questioned or detained for…

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In Layyah, PTI workers register anti-PM protest with press ups

Dozens of PTI workers Tuesday found an unusual way to register their protest against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who addressed a large gathering of supporters and announced a host of development projects for the impoverished Punjab region. Performing the press ups, the opposition activists said that Prime Minister Sharif had been making same announcements since…

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Video: Imran Khan’s special message to nation

  Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Monday delivered a special video message to nation ahead of his party’s protest scheduled for Friday in the federal capital. Watch what Imran Khan has to say in the video.  

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Video: Abid Sher Ali jumps into crowd

Abid Sher Ali, a minister of state and PML-N leader, became overly excited and jumped into a crowd of supporters in Faisalabad on Saturday. Watch the video.

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Hajj Policy 2017 unveiled

A total of 179,210 pilgrims will proceed to holy Makkah to perform Hajj during 2017 after the federal cabinet in its meeting on  Wednesday accorded its approval for the new Hajj Policy. It is worth mentioning that earlier during 2013 the Pakistan’s Hajj quota was reduced by 20 per cent but with approval for the…

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