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Pakistani Nobel laureate Malala meets PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

NEW YORK: Pakistan’s youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai met Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on the sidelines of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly. She posted a picture with the Pakistani premier as well on her Twitter account. Malala, a strong advocate for female education, sought the PM’s support for promoting…

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Twitter suspends 300,000 accounts linked to terrorism

Twitter announced on Tuesday that it has suspended nearly 300,000 accounts in the first six months of this year for promoting or being linked to terrorism. The social media company said its ongoing work to eliminate these accounts led to an 80 percent drop in the number of accounts that governments reported to Twitter in…

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Armeena Khan shuts up trolls for criticising her dress

Pakistani actress Armeena Rana Khan recently lashed out on trolls on micro-blogging site Twitter for criticising her dress and labeling it vulgar. Armeena Rana Khan is not one to back down from trolls. Recently the actress won an award at the International Pakistan Prestige Awards 2017. When the actress had won the award, she dedicated…

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Pakistani actor Hamza Ali Abbasi is an open admirer of a UN-designated terrorist. And Twitterati can’t keep their cool

By Minerwa Tahir Hamza Ali Abbasi is known for his controversial statements. He seems to have an opinion on pretty much everything. Whether his opinions are real or not, there is one thing for sure – he doesn’t hesitate from expressing those opinions. He knows how to keep his name alive in news circles and on…

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Trump hits back at Clinton, with a golf ball, on Twitter

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday retweeted a doctored video of himself taking a golf swing and hitting former Democratic presidential rival Hillary Clinton, who then stumbles as she boards a plane, reported Reuters. Clinton had been back on the Republican president’s Twitter feed in recent days as she promoted “What Happened,” her new…

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Tough contest between PML-N, PTI hashtags on Twitter

NEWS DESK: The by-election in NA-120 Lahore-III is all set to begin. Candidates of three major political parties – PML-N, PTI and PPP – are in fray for the National Assembly seat that was vacated by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif due to his disqualification. While a contest is set to take place in the election…

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Top performance by World XI stars praised on social media

Lahore: World XI beat Pakistan by seven wickets in the second Twenty20 international to level the three-match series at 1-1 at Lahore’s Gaddafi stadium on Wednesday. Current and former players expressed their sentiments and congradulates both team on their performances. Hashim Amla (72) and Thisara Perera (47) batted with aggression to help the visitors reach…

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Here’s how Twitterati reacted to the latest iPhones

Apple Inc. launched its newest range of iPhones named “iPhone 8” and “iPhone X” in an event on Tuesday. The launch event was one of the most talked about event taking place in the technology world. However, some of the iPhone users have praised the new smartphones while others are giving it harsh reviews. Here…

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Karan Johar invites trouble again via uncalled for tweet against Kangana

NEWS DESK: In yet another snarky jibe at Queen star Kangana Ranaut, filmmaker Karan Johar invited the wrath of Twitterati by stooping further and tweeting against her. Karan’s relationship with Kangana has remained frosty ever since the actress called him the ‘flag-bearer of nepotism’ on his popular talk show Koffee with Karan. Johar hit back…

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World XI becomes top trend on social media

KARACHI: The arrival of top international cricketer in Pakistan has registered itself on micro-blogging website as the top trend with the national and international players terming the mega event as a victory of the game and defeat to terrorism. The cricketers whether national or international congratulated the nation over conduct of the Independence Cup commonly…

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International cricketers voice support for World XI match

LAHORE: Current and former cricketers have expressed their happiness over World XI touring Pakistan for a three-day Twenty20 series. The sportsmen took to their social media accounts to express their delight. Enroute 2 Lahore 4 #PAKvWXI I’m going pick up from where I left more than 8years ago. Join me tomorrow night and let’s make…

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Shaniera Akram shuts up Twitter troll–“Pakistan is my country too”

Wife of former left-arm fast bowler and ex-Pakistan cricket captain Wasim Akram, Shaniera Akram fired back at a troll on Tuesday, stating that Pakistan was her country too after she was criticised for urging Pakistanis to take notice of littering. Shaniera Akram had shared a video of the beach in Karachi, urging people to shed…

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#RohingyaMuslims and Burma become top trends

By Minerwa Tahir NEWS DESK: The Rohingya people in Myanmar are facing perhaps the most heartrending form of persecution in recent times. Meanwhile, everyone has an opinion on the ongoing crisis. While the general perception about Myanmar’s Rohingya conflict is that it is a religious issue, some people see the crisis as more politically and…

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Twitterati react to five-year ban on Sharjeel Khan

Users of social media website Twitter reacted to the five-year ban on Pakistani batsman Sharjeel Khan over being involve in match fixing. Twitterati lashed at the batsman over being involved in the malpractise. Woww! #SharjeelKhan whosoever ur..Ur a real Pakistani Good …you destroyed ur future like Butt n Mhmd Aasif ..Another talent waste 👋👋👋 — Reshma…

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Pakistani cricketers express joy over World XI touring Pakistan

KARACHI: Pakistani cricketers of the past and present have expressed their happiness over World XI touring Pakistan next month. They took to social media website Twitter to post their joy and satisfaction. Star-studded World XI squad set to tour Pakistan for three match T20I series. — PCB Official (@TheRealPCB) August 24, 2017 Great news…

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Laugh yourselves silly with hilarious Sarahah Twitter reactions

KARACHI: Twitter users are posting witty reactions regarding anonymous messaging service Sarahah on the micro-blogging website. People came up with humorous tweets regarding Sarahah, which allows people to send anonymous messages to a user. The user receives these messages and is free to share them on her/his social media profile. Sarahah is the No.1 Pakistani…

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#HappyBirthday! Hashtag turns 10

The hashtag, the symbol attached to keywords to tag topics online, on Wednesday celebrates 10 years making social media just a bit more navigable. The sign has preceded the keywords that mark out all major events around the world since 2007, when it got its first outing on Twitter. Before long, it had spread to…

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Imran Khan, COAS pray for Kulsoom Nawaz’s health

NEWS DESK: As news of former First Lady of Pakistan Kulsoom Nawaz’s throat cancer surfaced, messages of support and good wishes began pouring in. First, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairperson Imran Khan wished her the best in her battle with the disease. I wish her the best as she fights this disease and pray she wins her…

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Zaid Ali is officially taken!

NEWS DESK: Famous comedian Zaid Ali has just announced news of his nikkah. Nikkah is completed. I am officially married 🙏 — Zaid Ali (@Za1d) August 19, 2017 Nikahfied 🙂 — Zaid Ali (@Za1d) August 19, 2017 A few days ago, he tweeted that he is going to get married in 19 days, stirring…

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PM Abbasi has no Facebook, Twitter accounts

ISLAMABAD: Describing the social media accounts attributed to Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as “fake”, the Prime Minister Office on Friday reiterated that PM Abbasi did not maintain any social media account, including Twitter and Facebook. “It is again clarified for information at large that Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi does not maintain any social…

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Trump lashes out at Republican senator over ‘moral equivalency’

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump fired back on Thursday at a critic in his own party who had denounced the president’s response to the Charlottesville, Virginia, attack, saying he had not drawn a ‘moral equivalency’ between white hate groups and counter-protesters, reported Reuters. Trump, on Twitter, called fellow Republican US Senator Lindsey Graham’s statement a…

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