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Supporters of religious parties stage sit-in in Karachi

KARACHI: Supporters of a religious group on Saturday kicked off protest sit-in in Karachi to express solidarity with protestors of Islamabad. The protest at Numaish Chowrangi triggered massive traffic jam at Guru Mandir, Numaish, MA. Jinnah Road and adjacent main roads. On the other hand in Islamabad, the protestors of religious parties continued their sit-in…

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Punjab University to remain closed on Nov 20

LAHORE: The Punjab University (PU) will remain closed on Monday, November 20 on account of its 126th convocation. However, the Punjab University campuses at Gujranwala and Jhelum will remain open, official sources said. “Other academic staff including teachers and officials, which have been assigned tasks, will attend the office,” the sources added.

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‘Conspirators’ to get nothing except defeat: Maryam

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-N leader Maryam Nawaz Saturday said those, who were involved in conspiracies against the PML-N, would get nothing except defeat. Talking to media-persons after visiting different parts of NA-120 constituency here, she said the PML-N was united and would remain so. Maryam said, “The PML-N believes in politics of serving people and…

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Country to be run in conformity with people’s will: Marriyum

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb talking to the media on the eve of Rugby match between Italy and Pakistan here Saturday, said from now on the country would be run in conformity with the will of the masses and as a consequence of the political maturity shown by…

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Talks between govt, protestors make headway

ISLAMABAD: The talks between government and protestors in Islamabad have made headway as authorities have agreed to accept most the demands of the protestors, Samaa reported Saturday. According to our correspondent, the government has agreed to accept all demands except the removal of Law Minister Zahid Hamid in a second round of talks with leaders…

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Egypt opens Gaza border for first time since unity deal

Gaza City, Palestinian Territories: Egypt opened its largely sealed border with Gaza on Saturday after a reconciliation agreement with Hamas gave the Palestinian Authority control over the crossing for the first time since 2007. A Palestinian official at the Rafah crossing said it had opened at 0700 GMT and was expected to stay open for…

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Lebanon PM confirms he will return to Beirut for Wednesday

Paris: Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri confirmed he will return to Beirut in time for Independence Day celebrations Wednesday, as political turmoil rocks his country following his resignation announcement in Saudi Arabia. “I will return to Beirut in the coming days,” Hariri said after crisis talks with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris. ” will…

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Shah for probe into PSP-MQM-P allegations

HYDERABAD: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah Saturday said that an inquiry should be conducted into serious allegations levelled by Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) and Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) against each other. Talking to media-persons in his village near Sehwan Sharif, the chief minister said the alliance formed between the two parties split up…

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PPP to sweep next general election in Karachi: Durrani

NAWABSHAH: Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani has said that in upcoming general elections, people of Karachi would exercise their right to vote without any fear and they will elect genuine representatives. While addressing a large gathering of Pakhtoon community and later on talking to media persons here on Saturday, the Speaker Sindh Assembly said…

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Sixth Miss World win draws India level with Venezuela

Sanya, China: An Indian medical student was crowned Miss World at a glitzy event in a Chinese resort on Saturday, making her country the joint-most successful in the beauty pageant’s history. Manushi Chhillar is the sixth Indian winner of the long-running contest, following in the footsteps of Bollywood actresses Priyanka Chopra and Aishwarya Rai. Her…

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BPL 2017: Rashid, Mahedi power Comilla Victorians to fourth successive win

Comilla Victorians (153/6) beat Rangpur Riders (139/7) by 14 runs Comilla Victorians recorded their fourth win in a row and grabbed the second position on the point table. Rangpur Riders fans, on the other hand, will be left disappointed as their two main overseas imports Chris Gayle and Brendom McCullum failed to reverse their fortunes….

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Saudi Arabia striking deals with people detained in anti-graft purge: Report

Saudi authorities are striking agreements with some of those detained in an anti-corruption crackdown, asking them to hand over assets and cash in return for their freedom. Watch this report…

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Mufti Muneeb urges govt to hold talks with Islamabad protestors

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman, on Saturday urged the federal government to hold talks with protestors of religious groups to peacefully end the two-week-long sit-in at Faizabad Interchange outside Islamabad. “The government should send an empowered delegation to the protestors to hold final and fruitful negotiations,” the religious scholar said. This he said…

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National T20 Cup 2017-18: Islamabad beat Faisalabad by 2 wickets

  LIVE UPDATES Here are the live updates of Lahore Whites vs Rawalpindi ISLAMABAD REGION Win by 2 Wickets END OF OVER: 20 | 8 Runs 2 Wkts | ISMBD: 171/8 | RR: 8.55 Mohammad Irfan 3 (2b) Raza Hasan 1 (1b) Taj Wali to Irfan, 1 RUN Taj Wali to Irfan, 2 RUNS Taj Wali to…

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Video: 20 bodies found in Balochistan in four days

QUETTA: The bullet-riddled bodies of five people found on Saturday in Balochistan, in the same area where 15 bodies were discovered three days earlier, officials said. The five migrants whose corpses were found in the district of Ketch near the Iranian border had been killed two days ago, said provincial government spokesman Anwaar ul Haq….

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Bangladesh tackles illegal cricket betting with stadium raids

Dhaka: Bangladesh has launched a series of police raids to crack down on illegal betting in cricket stadiums that has gripped the country’s main Twenty20 competition, tournament officials said Saturday. Some 77 people have been thrown out of two cricket grounds in the cities of Dhaka and Sylhet in the past few days after being…

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Rabi-ul-Awwal moon sighting on Sunday

KARACHI: The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee will meet on Sunday for sighting of Rabi-ul-Awwal moon. According to a statement, the meeting will be presided over by its Chairman Mufti Muneebur Rehman. The meeting will receive and examine testimonies from across the country about the moon sighting. Zonal Ruet-e-Hilal Committees will also hold meetings in different parts…

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Dar resignation rumours are baseless: Maryam

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb says the next general elections will be held on time. Talking to the media persons in Islamabad on Saturday, she ruled out the possibility of early polls. Responding to a question, the Minister termed as baseless the rumours about the resignation of Finance Minister Ishaq…

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Feeling the heat, Sharif family reacts

The Sharif family reacted vehemently as the noose gets to tighten around them in several corruption references pending before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) court. Maryam Nawaz claimed the conspiracies to break the PML-N will be dashed to the wall. Hamza Shehbaz said, “We have a clean character regardless Hudaibiya Papers Mills case is opened…

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Fawad Chaudhry’s poetic criticism of Ishaq Dar

PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry criticized Ishaq Dar moments after the media aired the report regarding the federal minister’s resignation. Fawad Chaudhry represented Ishaq Dar in a poetic style. Sheikh Rashid declared Dar Munshi Finance Minister. Sindh Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said Ishaq Dar should fly back to Pakistan to face the courts. Watch this…

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