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Is ‘Minus Dar’ formula in the works? Finance minister vacates official residence

ISLAMABAD: Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar may have vacated his official residence in Minister Enclave, according to a footage obtained by SAMAA TV on Wednesday. The footage shows the official residence of the finance minister locked. As per reports, Ishaq Dar has moved his necessary belongings to his Lahore residence. The government employees stationed at…

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Quratulain Balouch faces backlash on Twitter after abusing Imran Khan

Famed Pakistani singer Quratulain Baloch faced a backlash on micro-blogging site Twitter after she used an expletive for PTI chief Imran Khan, on Tuesday. Quratulain Baloch is known for her melodious voice and the number of hits she has churned out for successful drama serials. Her numerous appearances on Coke Studio have also earned her…

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India to play Cricket with Pakistan or lose points: Sethi

LAHORE: Chairman, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Najam Sethi has made it clear to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) that they have to play against Pakistan, or otherwise they will lose the ranking points. Addressing a press conference here at the Gaddafi Stadium on Wednesday after the PCB governing board meeting, Sethi…

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AMAZING: Saudi woman from Jeddah surfs in the flood!

JEDDAH: A video went viral over the internet on Tuesday in which a Saudi woman can be seen making the most of the torrential downpour that has caused flooding in the country–by using a surfboard. Who hates floods, anyway? The video of a Saudi woman went viral over the internet in which she can be…

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Tayyaba torture case: IHC rejects plea to record statements of witness on same day

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court rejected Wednesday Advocate General Islamabad’s plea to record statements of all three doctors jointly on same day who prepared medical report of Tayyaba’s torture case, a minor house mad. Justice Aamir Farooq announced reserved judgment on the application moved by the Advocate General Mian Abdul Raof to record statements of…

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Nawaz saves journalist’s wallet from falling off–and jokes follow

ISLAMABAD: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday warned a journalist to keep his wallet from falling to the floor outside the accountability court. Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was the one to point out to a journalist outside the accountability court that his wallet was slipping out of his pocket and may fall onto…

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Three Pakistan Navy officers promoted

ISLAMABAD: Rear Admiral Abdul Aleem and two Commodores, namely Commodore Naveed Ashraf and Commodore Ovais Ahmed Bilgrami have been promoted to the rank of Vice Admiral  and Rear Admirals respectively, with immediate effect. Vice Admiral Abdul Aleem was commissioned in Operations Branch of Pakistan Navy in 1984. The Admiral has distinguished career with wide ranging…

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Ashes captains continue war of words on series eve

BRISBANE: The war of words that has added spice to the lead-up to cricket’s oldest enduring test series will give way to genuine hostilities on Thursday when bitter Ashes rivals Australia and England march out in front of a packed crowd at the Gabba. A temporary ceasefire was called on Wednesday as Australia captain Steve…

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Pakistan frees JuD chief Hafiz Saeed

ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani court on Wednesday ordered the release of one of the alleged masterminds of the 2008 Mumbai attacks which killed more than 160 people, after months of US pressure on Islamabad over its alleged support for militants. Firebrand cleric Hafiz Saeed, who heads the group Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and has a $10 million US…

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David Cassidy, teen heartthrob of ‘The Partridge Family,’ dies at 67

FLORIDA: David Cassidy, a singer and actor whose androgynous features and jaunty voice made him a 1970s teen heartthrob on the “The Partridge Family” television show, died on Tuesday at age 67, his publicist said. Cassidy, who was diagnosed with dementia in his 60s, entered a Florida hospital over the weekend and succumbed to organ…

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Nawaz laments PPP’s support for dictator’s law

Islamabad: Former Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Wednesday said the development and prosperity of the country always remained the topmost priority of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) despite facing numerous hurdles. Speaking outside the National Accountability Court (NAB), he said that Tuesday was a historic day in country’s parliamentary history and would have long lasting…

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Inside story: Here’s what happened at PML-N’s Punjab House meeting

LAHORE: SAMAA TV obtained details of the important meeting held at Punjab House on Wednesday after former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif presented himself before an accountability court earlier during the day. According to details, the important meeting of the senior PML-N leadership was presided over by party President and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Nawaz…

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U.S. calls Myanmar operation against Rohingya ‘ethnic cleansing’

The United States called the Myanmar military operation against the Rohingya population “ethnic cleansing” on Wednesday and said it would consider targeted sanctions against those responsible, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a statement.  Referring to “horrendous atrocities” that have occurred, Tillerson said, “After a careful and thorough analysis of available facts, it is…

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National Stadium to be ready for PSL final in February: Sethi

LAHORE: Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Najam Sethi on Wednesday said that the renovation of Karachi’s National Stadium for Pakistan Super League (PSL) final will be completed in February, Samaa reported. Speaking in a press conference on Wednesday, Sethi said that the renovation of National Stadium is in full swing. He added that Dubai and…

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Development work being carried out at fast pace in NA-120

LAHORE: Development work continued across the NA-120 constituency in Lahore in the wake of a couple of visits by senior PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz, on Wednesday. Ever since PML-N’s Kulsoom Nawaz won the NA-120 constituency in Lahore, Maryam Nawaz has stayed abreast with the issues faced by the residents. During the past couple of days,…

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Networks sack TV host Charlie Rose over sexual misconduct claims

NEW YORK: Charlie Rose, one of America’s most well-respected television news hosts, was sacked Tuesday by several US networks, becoming the latest powerful man to fall from grace following allegations of sexual misconduct. It was a stunning blow for the 75-year-old award-winning broadcaster who has interviewed the likes of Nelson Mandela, Bill Clinton and Barack…

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Students of this Badin school study in abysmal conditions

BADIN: This school in Badin’s surrounding area is an example of the abysmal conditions that educational institutes are going through in the province of Sindh. According to details, Haji Muhammad Khan Primary School in Badin is in a dilapidated state since the school does not have access to clean drinking water nor proper electricity. Electric…

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PSP would grab maximum seats from Sindh, Balochistan; Mustafa Kamal

QUETTA: Pak-Sarzameen Party (PSP) Chairman Syed Mustafa Kamal has said that his party would get maximum seats from Sindh and Balochistan in next general election 2018. Addressing a press conference at Quetta Press Club here on Wednesday, he said that he will always remember the affection and hospitality of the people of Balochistan. He said…

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Criticizing judgments is not confrontation: Sanaullah

LAHORE: Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah said that criticizing court verdicts is not confrontation, Samaa reported. Speaking in a press conference on Wednesday, Sanaullah said that courts are being dragged into every issue. He added that the 2018 general elections will be a national referendum. He said that the Elections Bill 2017 was rejected by…

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Gwadar to emerge on world map as major trade hub: PM

GWADAR: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi performed the ground breaking of the Rs17 billion East Bay Expressway and directed that the series of development projects for Gwadar be completed on time to ensure that the port emerges on the world map as a major trade hub. Addressing a ceremony here, the Prime Minister said the…

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Imran Khan files petition in SC seeking merger of FATA with KPK

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday filed a petition in the Supreme Court (SC) for the merger of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK). President Mamnoon Hussain, Ministry of Law, Ministry of States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) and FATA Secretariat have been made the respondents of the petition….

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