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Rao Anwar on Naqeebullah Mehsood’s death in ‘encounter’

KARACHI: Senior Superintendent of Police Rao Anwar insists that Naqeebullah, a man who was killed by police in Karachi last week, was a terrorist. While speaking to Samaa, Rao Anwar claimed that the suspect was involved in several murders and had ties with terrorist outfits. Sindh Home Minister Sohail Anwar Siyal, today, took notice of…

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Sindh IG sets up 3-member committee to probe Naqeeb’s killing

KARACHI: IG Sindh AD Khawaja has constituted a 3-member committee to investigate the killing of Naseemullah alias Naqeeb Mehsud in an alleged encounter by SSP Malir Rao Anwar. The move comes after PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto directed Sindh Home Minister Sohail Anwer Siyal to launch a probe into allegations that Naqib Mehsud was extra-judicially killed….

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Pakistan expresses condolences over plane crash in Turkey

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday expressed condolences on the news of a military plane crash in Isparta province of Turkey on January 17. According to a statement issued here by Foreign Office, Government and people of Pakistan would like to convey their condolences to the brotherly people of Turkey on the loss of precious lives as…

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Imran Khan hits back at critics over ‘Lanat’ remarks

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has defended his anti-Parliament diatribe at yesterday’s opposition rally in Lahore where he openly cursed the legislature. “I used a lighter word yesterday. Tell me which Parliament in the world makes a law in favour of a culprit? I wanted to use even harsher words for the Parliament….

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Tickets for Pak-World XI hockey series go on sale

LAHORE: Tickets for the Pakistan and World XI hockey series are available at selected outlets of TCS at Karachi and Lahore. “Entry into the stadium will be on tickets which are available at a reasonable price “, said a spokesman of the Pakistan Hockey Federation while talking to APP here on Thursday. The two match…

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PM condemns killing of polio workers in Quetta

ISLAMABAD:Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday strongly condemned the attack on a polio team in Quetta, which resulted in the loss of two precious lives. The Prime Minister called for a report on the incident from the Chief Secretary and Inspector General Balochistan. Prime Minister directed the concerned authorities to make every possible effort…

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Maryam Nawaz calls Imran Khan a “shameless” person and PTI responds

LAHORE: Maryan Nawaz, daughter of ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, launched a scathing criticism on PTI Chairman Imran Khan, calling him a shameless person. The PML-N leader made the harsh remarks on Twitter in response to Imran Khan’s latest claim that Nawaz Sharif owns more offshore companies. “Every father in this world feels proud to…

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India test-fires intercontinental missile

NEW DELHI: India tested its longest-range intercontinental missile on Thursday, the defense ministry said, part of efforts to build a nuclear deterrent against neighboring Pakistan and China. The 5,000-km range (3,107-mile) Agni missile was tested from an island in India’s eastern coast in the Bay of Bengal, the ministry said on its official Twitter account….

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Cape Town to slash daily water consumption

Cape Town, Jan 18: Cape Town will next month slash its individual daily water consumption limit by 40 percent to 50 litres, the mayor said Thursday, as the city battles its worst drought in a century. Mayor Patricia de Lille has warned that if rains do not materialise and drastic consumption reductions are not achieved…

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Two female polio workers killed in Quetta

QUETTA: Unknown gunmen shot and killed two female polio workers in Bareech Town near Hazargunj Fruit Market, Quetta, on Thursday. According to police, the deceased polio workers were performing their duty when assailants riding a motorbike opened fire upon them and fled away from the scene. As a result, both the workers were killed on…

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Sri Lanka sweat over Mathews fitness ahead of Bangladesh ODI

Dhaka: Skipper Angelo Mathews is doubtful for Sri Lanka’s second one-day international in the tri-nation tournament in Bangladesh after the allrounder sustained a suspected injury on Thursday. Mathews, who was in action during Sri Lanka’s opening loss to Zimbabwe on Wednesday, was under observation ahead of the crucial game against the hosts on Friday. “I…

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Cricket: Stokes court date clashes with T20 return

London: Ben Stokes’s return to international cricket could be further delayed as he faces having to be in court the day he was due to play a T20 match in New Zealand, police revealed on Thursday. The talismanic 26-year-old has been included in the squad to play a triangular T20 tournament being co-hosted by Australia…

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Big Bash League 2017-18: Sydney Sixers thrash Brisbane Heat by nine wickets

SYDNEY: Sydney Sixers romped Brisbane Heat by nine wickets in the 32nd match of the Big Bash League 2017-18 at Sydney on Thursday. LIVE UPDATES SYDNEY SIXERS INNINGS Sean Abbott is the KFC Player of the Match for his sensational spell of 4-11! Check out his wickets here: https://t.co/1ZpLWHVmvl #BBL07 pic.twitter.com/ww2ErbuFxS — KFC Big Bash…

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Czech woman’s friend claims she, too, traveled to Pakistan

NEWS DESK: A Czech woman, identified as 21-year-old Tereza Hzulkova, was recently detained by Customs authorities as she was attempting to smuggle heroin. According to a Czech publication, her friend, Simona, has also traveled to Pakistan and spoken of a certain Tariq in Pakistan with whom Tereza was in touch. According to Simona, she received…

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Arrangements underway for PSL matches in Pakistan: Pirzada

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Inter Provincial Coordination Riaz Hussain Pirzada on Thursday informed the National Assembly that efforts are underway to organize three Pakistan Super League matches in Pakistan. During question hour he said that two games will be played in Lahore on March 20 and 21, 2018. The final will be played in Karachi on…

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Khawaja Asif wants Imran Khan be grilled on ‘lanti’ remark

PML-N leader Khawaja Asif lashed out at Imran Khan and Sheikh Rashid for criticizing Parliament and using the slurs against the legislating house. Addressing the national assembly, he said these opposition leaders who uttered the slur should be brought before a parliamentary committee of National Assembly. He said the committee should summon them, adding if…

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National Assembly adopts resolution against Imran Khan over ‘Lanti’ remark

ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Thursday unanimously adopted the resolution against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan and Sheikh Rashid for cursing the Parliament. Federal minister Baleegh-ur-Rehman tabled the resolution before house presided over by acting speaker Murtaza Javed Abbasi. The resolution states that the entire nation has been humiliated when Imran Khan uttered these words in…

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Social media reacts to Imran Khan’s ‘lanat’ remarks

KARACHI: The recent ‘Lanti’ slur by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has caused considerable outcry on social media. Resorting to social media, the people raised multiple questions, saying if the slur is applicable to his party’s MNAs and senators as well. Addressing a large gathering on Mall Road in Lahore yesterday, Imran Khan voiced…

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Watch YouTube videos directly inside WhatsApp conversations now

NEWS DESK: You can now watch YouTube videos directly inside WhatsApp conversations, reported The Independent. When somebody sends you a YouTube link on WhatsApp and you tap it, you’ll no longer get kicked out of the messaging app and forced into the YouTube app. Instead, the YouTube clip will play inside a small floating window…

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Sharon Stone lets out long laugh when asked if she had been sexually harassed in Hollywood

NEWS DESK: Sharon Stone spoke out about sexual misconduct in her career candidly in a recent interview with Lee Cowan on CBS, reported The Independent. The 50-year-old actress was asked by Cowan, “Were you ever in a position that made you feel uncomfortable?” Instead of immediately responding, she let out a long laugh. But then…

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Kevin Spacey investigated for third complaint of sexual assault by Scotland Yard

NEWS DESK: Kevin Spacey is being investigated by Scotland Yard over a third complaint of sexual assault, reported The Independent. A third man came forward to say the Oscar-winning actor, 58, assaulted them in London in 2005. “On December 13 we received an allegation that the man sexually assaulted a man (Victim 3) in 2005…

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