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If FCR leaves Fata, women more likely to inherit property

PESHAWAR/LANDI KOTAL: Eid Bibi was sixty years old when she was shot dead in Fata’s Kurram Agency by her nephew—for having an affair. The truth is that her nephew killed her as he was after her property. Her father had given her a share and her nephew was demanding she put it in his name….

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Another PML-N MNA joins Imran Khan’s PTI

  Another PML-N MNA, Sardar Jaffar Khan Leghari, along with two other electables has jumped the ship to join Imran Khan’s PTI. Jaffar Leghari, Mina Jaffar Leghari and former senator Mohsin Leghari had met the PTI chairman at his resident and announced to join the party. Leghari was elected as an MNA from NA-194, Rahim…

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Tribesmen end Mir Ali sit-in as authorities assure security

Thousands of protesters in Pakistan’s tribal belt along the Afghan border have ended a days-long protest against a string of recent assassinations, the organizers said Friday. Demonstrators and an AFP reporter in the area said more than 3,000 tribesmen launched the sit-in protest on Sunday in North Waziristan’s Mir Ali after three tribal elders were…

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Amir fit for Lord’s Test, says PCB

Pakistan announced that Mohammad Amir is fit for the first Test against England at Lord’s which starts from May 24. “Mohammad Amir is fit and available for the first Test,” the Pakistan Cricket Board said. “His injury was not serious.” The Pakistan squad for the two-match Test series reached England will take part in a…

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Injury rules out Afridi from World XI – Windies T20 encounter

Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi will not be a part of ICC World XI’s squad for the Twenty20 fixture against West Indies scheduled to take place at Lord’s. Afridi has suffered a knee injury and has been advised four weeks of rest. “Went to see my doctor in Dubai,” Afridi tweeted on Thursday. “The knee hasn’t recovered…

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Ramazan recipe: Shami Kabab

Shami Kabab is one of the most devoured dish in Pakistan and can be used in sandwiches and bun kabab. It is also eaten separately with naan, chapati, paratha, sheermal and taftaan. Here is how you can make delicious shami kababs at your home. Method: 250 grams minced meat (qeema) Four tabelespoon gram lentil ½…

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Pakistan observing Palestine Solidarity Day

Pakistan is observing “Palestine Solidarity Day” against the Israeli atrocities against Palestinians in Gaza. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, in a statement, said that Pakistan will continue its support to Palestinians on every platform. Rallies and conferences have been organized in which the issue will be discussed. Meanwhile, leaders of the Hurriyat conference have called…

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Four Pakistanis killed as Indian forces target working boundary

Four Pakistanis were killed when Indian forces opened unprovoked fire at Sialkot Sector on Friday. Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), in a statement, said that the Indian border forces targeted Pakistani civilian on several working boundaries at the Sialkot sector. A woman and three children were killed in the firing. Ten others were injured in…

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The world might be free of polio within a year, say experts

Despite stubborn presence in a handful of countries, experts are hopeful that the world might become free of polio by the end of the year. Polio virus travels in faecal material. It multiplies in the intestine, from where it can invade the nervous system and can cause paralysis. The highly infectious childhood disease was once…

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Pakistan gets its first 7:1 audio recording studio in Karachi

Karachi saw the launch of Pakistan’s first 7:1 audio recording studio on Tuesday. Leading band member of Mizmaar, Kashan Admani, is the brains behind Pakistan’s first international standard commercial 7:1 surround audio recording and post-production facility. He set up his own recording studio and production company, Dream Station Productions, in Karachi’s DHA in 2005. He…

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Explainer: Army’s sacrifices and civil-military tension in Pakistan

Watch analysis of Samaa’s senior anchor Nadeem Malik on the martyrdom of Colonel Sohial Abid in Quetta, and the recent statement by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, whose remarks about Mumbai attacks have created tension between civil and military leadership.  

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Ramazan message by UK High Commissioner to Pakistan

Thomas Drew, the British High Commissioner to Pakistan, extends greetings for the beginning of Ramazan in Pakistan. The diplomat recorded his message fluently speaking in Urdu.

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India provided no evidence against Hafiz Saeed: DG ISPR

India has not provided any evidence against Hafiz Saeed, DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor told an Indian newspaper. In an interview with the Indian Express, DG ISPR said there is no evidence against JuD leader Hafiz Saeed and he has been discharged by the courts. “Hafiz Saeed, you see, is under custody or confinement…

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PM Abbasi, CM Punjab pay tribute to martyred Col Sohail Abid

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif paid glittering tributes to Colonel Sohail Abid who was martyred on Wednesday night in a security operation in Quetta.  “We are grieved at the loss of such a brave army soldier,” said the prime minister. “We will not sit still till the last terrorist…

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Ahsan Iqbal attends first event after assassination attempt

Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal attended his first official event since he was attacked by a gunman in Narowal several days ago.  The interior minister was addressing attendees at the passing-out parade of the Counter-Terrorism Force (CTD) in Islamabad. “Our hospitals and places of worship were not safe from terrorism,” he said. “After 2013 the government…

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PML-N MNA Ghulam Rasool Sahi resigns from NA, joins PTI

PML-N MNA Ghulam Rasool Sahi resigned from his National Assembly seat on Thursday to subsequently join the PTI–adding to the list of lawmakers who have jumped ship to join the PTI in the last couple of weeks.  The office of the Speaker of the National Assembly confirmed that Sahi’s resignation had been received. According to…

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Doctor’s orders: Follow this diet to stay healthy in Ramazan

Fasting is no easy task and if you don’t follow the proper diet, you can end up in trouble. We asked a doctor what he thought people should eat and drink in the hot weather to make it through the month without being dehydrated or suffering from a heatstroke. Dr Taufiq, MS Civil Hospital, said…

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SC orders govt to compensate Quetta church blast victims

The Supreme Court of Pakistan has ordered the federal government to compensate the victims of Quetta church blast victims. A two-member bench comprising of Justice Umar Ata Bandial and Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan heard the suo-motu notice on the matter. A representative of the Christian community, in the hearing, informed the court that Rs 7.2…

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Pakistan kills senior Lashkar-e-Jhangvi militant in Balochistan raid

Pakistan’s military has killed a senior member of Islamist militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) along two suicide bombers in a raid in the southwestern province of Balochistan, the army’s media wing said on Thursday. A military intelligence officer was killed and four other soldiers wounded during the operation targeting Salman Badeni, the Balochistan region chief of…

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Ehteram-e-Ramazan: Pakistanis won’t be able to eat, smoke openly during Ramazan

Reported by: Hasnain Baqri The Senate Standing Committee on Religious Affairs had unanimously approved the Ehtram-e-Ramazan Bill last year according to which, Pakistanis have been prohibited from eating and smoking openly. Speaking to SAMAA Digital, owners of tea stalls and restaurants weigh in.  “We abide by the law,” says Sher Afzal, owner of  small sugarcane…

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An extra pair of eyes and ears: Toba Tek Singh revives chowkidar system

The district administration of Toba Tek Singh has made an effort to revive the Chowkidar system which had been ignored with the passage of time.  In the initial phase, 168 chowkidar posts sanctioned for Tehsil Toba Tek Singh were filled as efforts were made to organize the task-force and entrusting it with additional powers such…

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