Salman Hamid Siddiqui

Salman Hamid is a journalist based in the Middle East, tweets as @salmansid

Four lions escape from park

Four male lions escaped over the weekend fromm South Africa’s famed Kruger National Park, officials said Monday, two months after five others slipped out. Park management said in a statement that the majestic predators were believed to have sneaked out on Sunday night, and that they had been spotted in a nearby village. They urged…

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Protest lodged with Indian deputy high Commissioner over LOC violations

ISLAMABAD: The Director General (SA & SAARC), Dr. Mohammad Faisal, summoned the Indian Deputy High Commissioner, J.P. Singh and condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian occupation forces in Chirikot and Hot Spring Sectors on 10 and 12 June, 2017 respectively. The attacks resulted in martyrdom of a civilian, Shabbir Khan resident of Polas…

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Indian politician Shashi Tharoor calls on Imran Khan in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: An Indian delegation led by Shashi Tharoor, an Indian politician called on Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan in Islamabad, according to the party statement. According to the PTI statement released on micro-blogging website, Imran Khan met the Indian delegation led by the Lok Sabha member. According to the sources, the two sides discussed…

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Let democracy not become ‘bondmaid’ of affluent: Saad Rafique

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique on Friday urged to learn from follies of the past and reiterated resolve to struggle for real democracy in the country. “Let democracy not become bondmaid of the affluent. Let us release poor of our country from cruel clutches of feudalism and capitalism ensuring presence of middle class…

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PIA seeks help from families of plane crash victims

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) on Tuesday asked the relatives of victims of tragic plane crash to email any details of dental treatment, dental X-rays, colour of clothes or jewellery the deceased were wearing to assist the doctors working on the identification of remaining dead bodies. The process of forensic odontology is underway beside DNA…

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WHO lauds Pakistan’s vision-2025 for improving health indicators

ISLAMABAD: World Health Organization Representative in Pakistan Dr. Michel Thieren has said that the priority given to Sustainable Development Goal-III in Vision-2025 by the present government will improve health indicators in Pakistan. Talking to Radio Pakistan, he said that the economic indicators in Pakistan are encouraging, and hopefully, focus  will be laid on child mortality,…

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Anees Qaimkhani granted bail

HYDERABAD: The District and Sessions Judge Hyderabad Friday granted bail to leader of Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) Anees Qaimkhani with surety deposit of Rs 0.1 million. The Court granted bail to Anees Qaimkhani with surety deposit of Rs 0.1 million following a case of firing and setting the vehicles on fire, which was registered by…

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Mendis ton revives Lanka hopes against Aussies

PALLEKELE: Batting hero Kusal Mendis backed Sri Lanka’s spinners to pile on the pressure against Australia after his brilliant maiden century gave the hosts an unlikely shot at victory in the first Test in Pallekele Thursday. An unbeaten 169 from Mendis helped Sri Lanka reach 282 for six at close of play on day three…

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Sri Lanka reach 282-6 in rain-hit Aussie Test

PALLEKELE: Rain and bad light brought an early end to the third day of the first Test between Sri Lanka and Australia at Pallekele Thursday after an unbeaten century from Kusal Mendis brought the hosts back into contention. Sri Lanka were 282 for six at close, leading by 196 runs in their second innings. Mendis,…

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MQM to stay away from Sindh CM election

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) announced that it would not take part in the election of new Sindh Chief Minister. “We will neither support nor oppose the election of Murad Ali Shah as the Chief Minister of Sindh,” Sardar Ahmed, a senior MQM leader, told the media. Speaking on this occasion, Opposition Leader in the…

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