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Video: Traffic Officer dismissed for assaulting senior citizen

PESHAWAR: Under the directives of Inspector General of Police Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Salah-ud-Din Khan Mehsud, DPO Nowshera has dismissed Traffic Officer, Waseem Sajjad for misbehaving with a senior citizen. According to Police on Saturday, a video was aired on a private TV channel in which Traffic Officer Waseem Sajjad misbehaved with a person on main road…

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Video: Asif Zardari shames former top judge

Former President Asif Ali Zardari took a swipe at Chief Justice (retd) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry after a video was shared on social media in which the former top judge and his son can been arguing with passengers after breaking a line at a foreign airport. Watch what Asif Zardari has to say about the video…

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Pakistan is an attractive destination for foreign investors: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Friday said Pakistan was an attractive destination for foreign investors and the government had provided comprehensive facilitation and protection to their financial returns.   He was talking to Iftikhar Aziz, President Pakistan-Sri Lanka Friendship Trade and Investment Association. Iftikhar Aziz was conferred `Tamgha-e-Khidmat’ by President Mamnoon Hussain March 23….

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SBP to announce Monetary Policy on March 25

KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) will announce its Monetary Policy on March 25. An announcement to this effect was made here on Wednesday. – APP

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Three men gunned down in Lahore

LAHORE: At least three people were killed and one sustained severe wounds in a shooting incident in Lahore today (Saturday). According to police, victims Ayub, Shakoor and Naeem were going to court for hearing when opposition party stopped them at Azadi Chowk and opened firing over resistance. Reportedly, Ayub and Shakoor lost thier lives on…

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China calls for Kashmir solution through talks

KARACHI: The Chinese foreign ministry has called for the settlement of the Kashmir issue through dialogue between Pakistan and India. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chun­ying said this while addressing a regular press conference in Beijing on Friday. Answering a question regarding India’s objection to Pakistan’s plan to declare Gilgit-Baltistan, part of Kashmir, its fifth…

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PIA launches trial version of new website

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airline (PIA) has finalized up-gradation of its website for giving a better online experience to its customers and provide them ease of online reservations including multiple sectors. Initially, for few weeks, the new website will be uploaded on trial basis. A link to the new website has been added on the existing…

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Khawaja century powers Aussies ahead of Proteas

Iron-willed Usman Khawaja batted out the entire day to tilt the third day-night Test towards Australia with a masterful century against South Africa on Friday.  At the close on the second day in Adelaide, the Australians were 307 for six in reply to the Proteas’ 259 for nine declared, with Khawaja unbeaten on 138 off 285 balls and Mitchell…

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Kashmiris struggle cannot be suppressed through force: Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Tuesday said legitimate struggle of people of Indian Held Kashmir for right to self-determination cannot be suppressed through might. He was talking to Prime Minister, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), Raja Muhammad Farooq Haider, who called on the minister here and discussed human rights violations in…

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Karachi deputy mayor faces first major test

Arshad Vohra, the deputy mayor of Karachi, is faced with the first major test on the occasion of Eid ul Azha since his election last month. The deputy mayor will have to be on his toes to keep the city clean. Watch details in our report.  

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Sri Lanka to host 2016 Red Bull Campus Cricket World Finals

LAHORE (PR):  After being crowned as the Red Bull Campus Cricket National Champions 2016, University of Central Punjab is now all set for the fifth edition of the world championship of the Red Bull Campus Cricket. The 2016 Red Bull Campus Cricket World Finals will take place in Sri Lanka from September 5-11, 2016. College…

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Pakistan’s foreign exchange reserves stands at US $ 23.038 billion

ISLAMABAD: The total liquid foreign reserves held by the country stood at US$ 23,038.7 million on August 26,2016, according to the central bank. Giving the break-up of the foreign reserves position, a statement of the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) issued on Thursday said that the foreign reserves held by the State Bank of Pakistan…

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Karachi’s mayor Waseem Akhtar to run city via ‘video link’ from behind bars

KARACHI: The imprisoned Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Wasim Akhtar, who is elected as the next mayor of Karachi, will run the teeming metropolis via “video link” from his prison cell, his lawyer said on Wednesday. Waseem, who was arrested last month on suspicion of aiding alleged militants, arrived in an armored police vehicle at…

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Social media blamed for fear-mongering on children kidnapping

Social media has been blamed for fear-mongering regarding alleged children kidnapping in Punjab and other parts of the country. Experts say that sharing of unverified and fake posts regarding children kidnapping was spreading fear in the society. Find out more in our report.

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Chaos inside Emirates flight after crash landing at Dubai Airport

A mobile phone video has emerged on social media, showing chaotic scenes inside an Emirates Airlines flight which crash-landed at Dubai Airport. All 300 passengers and crew members escaped unharmed. Watch the video.

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Congo fever cases emerge in Bahawalpur

ISLAMABAD: Minister for National Health Services Saira Afzal Tarar Saturday took cognizance of the reports of the Congo fever in Bahawalpur district and directed the National Institute of Health (NIH) to provide all out support to the Punjab Health Department in meeting the challenge. Ordering cancellation of weekend holidays of relevant staff of laboratories and…

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Ed Joyce jumps 18 places in ICC rankings after two unbeaten centuries

DUBAI: Ireland opener Ed Joyce has vaulted 18 places to 24th spot in the latest MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings for ODI Batsmen following a stellar performance in the five-match series against Afghanistan which ended in a 2-2 draw on Tuesday. The 37-year-old left-hander slammed a career-best 160 not out to help level the series…

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Euro 2016: Bale delighted to win ‘ugly’ with Wales

Wales star Gareth Bale said his side had been happy to win “ugly” after they edged British rivals Northern Ireland 1-0 to reach the Euro 2016 quarter-finals on Saturday. Bale is the tournament’s top scorer with three goals, but he was kept at bay by Michael O’Neill’s side at Parc des Princes in Paris until…

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Nick Compton unlikely to figure in Pakistan series

LONDON: England top order batsman Nick Compton is to take an immediate break from cricket after a challenging start to the season “both physically and mentally”, Middlesex and England management said on Thursday. The decision means the South African-born number three is unlikely to figure in the test series against Pakistan between July 14 and…

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Putin questions how Russians ‘beat up’ English football fans

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday called the football hooligan violence at Euro 2016 a “disgrace” but questioned how Russian fans could have overpowered a far larger English presence. “The fighting between Russian fans with the English, that is a disgrace,” Putin said at an economic forum in Saint Petersburg. “But I truly don’t…

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UN human rights chief calls for robust gun control in US

ORLANDO: In the wake of the mass killing of 49 people by a sole gunman in a gay nightclub in Florida, the United Nations human rights chief today urged the leadership of the United States to live up to its obligations to protect its citizens from the “horrifyingly commonplace but preventable violent attacks that are…

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