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 2021-06-22 21:50 

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What Pakistan needs to do in Afghanistan...

Taliban will be taking over Afghanistan in a couple of months. On the 20th anniversary of World Trade Centres, all US forces will be out of Afghanistan. September 11, 2001 was the day that changed America and the world forever once again. But the million ...

 2021-06-22 21:49 

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Of schools, ghosts and dreams of education...

Six-year-old Saad's heart was racing as he paced towards his destination. He kept on turning round to capture one last glimpse of his mother, Jameela. She waved him goodbye with a faint smile. Saad's father, Asad, held to his wrist tightly as they...

 2021-06-22 21:49 

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India needs to answer questions...

Prime Minister Imran Khan in an interview with Jonathan Swan of Axios on HBO, lamented what he called western hypocrisy on the Kashmir issue and rightly so. For years Kashmiris have been dying in J&K due to Indian atrocities while, the international commu...

 2021-06-22 21:48 

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Occupying forces and international law...

Inter and intrastate relations are influenced by international laws and conventions. These provide general rules to govern and regulate relations among states, including domestic dealings with the people of occupied territories. More than 22 months have p...

 2021-06-22 21:42 

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 2021-06-22 21:41 

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The Corruption Chronicles...

You may criticise PM Khan as much as you want, but he has definitely solved Pakistan's justice rubric. Proclaiming that the jails were only made for the poor (not billionaire mafias), he has let the ugliest cat out of the bag. For why else would a pet...

 2021-06-22 21:41 

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Modi's 'olive branch'...

It seems that Narendra Modi wants everyone and their cat to consider him a reasonable man. And, on paper, it certainly looks as if things could be progressing in Indian-held Kashmir (IHK). For Prime Minister Modi is scheduled to hold talks this week with ...

 2021-06-22 15:40 

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'Govt not wary of APC': Governor Punjab...

LAHORE: Governor Punjab Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar on Tuesday said that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) was not wary of the yet another All Parties Conference (APC) convened by the opposition and it would complete its constitutional term. During a meetin...

 2021-06-22 15:09 

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Pakistan's Trivzia has raised $400,000 from 47 ventures...

A Pakistani-based firm, Pakistan's Trivzia has raised $400,00 for its live trivia game show app from 47 different ventures. Founded in 2019 by Waqqas Alvi, Waqas Shahid, Jahnzaib Shahid, and Ejaz Rana, Trivzia is a live trivia game on a mobile where a...

 2021-06-22 15:07 

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PM should use his words wisely, such statements can give rise to victim blaming: Bilawal...

ISLAMABAD: PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari remarked that a woman's clothing or how she dresses has nothing to do with the sexual assault she faces. The PPP leader was reacting to Prime Minister Imran Khan's remarks from a few days earlier, ...

 2021-06-22 14:51 

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Special PIA flight transports two million doses of Sinovac vaccine to Pakistan...

BEIJING: A special flight of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) PK-6852 airlifted two million doses of Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine from the Beijing Capital International Airport to Islamabad on Tuesday. This special flight of the national flag carrier is ...

 2021-06-22 14:43 

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PPP, PML-N do not want overseas Pakistanis to be a part of the election process, says Fawad Chaudhry...

Federal Information for Minister, Fawad Chaudhry during a news conference on Tuesday stated that the "PPP and PML-N are fearful of overseas Pakistanis" and that overseas Pakistanis do not trust these parties. Chaudhry spoke about the hurdles faced...

 2021-06-22 14:32 

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Mathira Mohammad opens up about her depression...

Pakistani model and actor Mathira Mohammad took to her Instagram to talk about her depression. She wrote in the Instagram story how after her divorce she dealt with depression and the only person who helped her was Azfar Hussain. She also mentioned an inc...

 2021-06-22 14:19 

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KPRA shows over 580pc growth in IDC collection...

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Revenue Authority (KPRA) has recorded a whopping 580 percent growth rate in the Infrastructure Development Cess (IDC) collection in the outgoing fiscal year. According to a press statement issued here, the authority has co...

 2021-06-22 14:18 

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Agriculture sector development among top priorities of govt: Jamshed Cheema...

RAWALPINDI: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Food Security, Jamshed Iqbal Cheema on Tuesday said that the agriculture sector development was among the top priorities of the government, and PM's Agriculture Transformation Plan was a revolutio...

 2021-06-22 14:09 

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Aslam Khan appointed as the new Chairman of PIA...

ISLAMABAD: Aslam R. Khan was appointed the new chairman of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) by the federal government on Tuesday. The new chairman was appointed at that decision taken in a cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister House. The meeting was ...

 2021-06-22 14:05 

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SCCI calls to implement conventions to enhance exports to the EU market...

PESHAWAR: President of Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), Sherbaz Bilour has assured full cooperation to ensure implementation of all relevant EU conventions in order to reap the benefits of the generalised scheme of preferences (GSP+) status...

 2021-06-22 13:54 

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Nadia Jamil announced she is cancer free...

Pakistani actor Nadia Jamil took to Instagram to announce the happy news that she has finally beat cancer, which was diagnosed last year in April. The Damsa actor shared a picture of herself in a simple blue shirt with the caption, "Officially cancer ...

 2021-06-22 13:37 

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Four troops killed in Ukraine's war-torn east...

Russia-backed separatists in Ukraine's war-torn east have reported four of their troops killed and five more injured as the years-long conflict continues to simmer. The new casualties come just days after Russian leader Vladimir Putin and US President...

 2021-06-22 13:34 

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Vegetable exports record increase of 4.02% in 11 months...

ISLAMABAD: Vegetable exports during the first eleven months of FY 2020-21 grew by 4.02 per cent as compared to the exports of the corresponding period of last year. During the period from July-May 2020-21, vegetables worth US $ 295,903 were exported as co...

 2021-06-22 13:32 

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Rs 100 bn to be spent on Peshawar's development, beautification: Kamran Bangash...

Special Assistant to the Chief Minister for Information, Kamran Bangash on Tuesday apprised the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly that the provincial government would spend Rs.100 billion this fiscal year on the development projects and beautification of the hi...

 2021-06-22 13:26 

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US lawyer convicted of assaulting Hong Kong police officer...

An American lawyer working in Hong Kong was convicted of assaulting a policeman on Tuesday when he intervened in a confrontation between the officer and members of the public during political unrest two years ago. Samuel Phillip Bickett, 37, a former comp...

 2021-06-22 13:20 

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Chairman of Kashmir Committee Shehryar calls CM Balochistan...

QUETTA: Chairman of Kashmir Committee Shehryar Khan Afridi called the Balochistan Chief Minister Mir Jam Kamal Khan on Tuesday. They discussed issues of mutual interest and political situation during the meeting. Shahryar Afridi said Balochistan has enter...

 2021-06-22 13:19 

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Shami strikes as India rock New Zealand in World Test final...

Mohammed Shami led the way as India's pacemen reduced New Zealand to 135-5 as they revived the rain-marred World Test Championship final at Southampton as a contest on Tuesday. Shami removed Ross Taylor (11) and BJ Watling (one), either side of Ishant...

 2021-06-22 13:18 

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Asif wants proper chances given to middle-order batsmen...

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's hard-hitting batsman Asif Ali believes that middle-order players should be given proper chances and a freehand in order to succeed in the game. Asif, who has featured in 20 ODIs and 29 Twenty20 Internationals (T20s) for Pakistan,...

 2021-06-22 13:14 

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Lawmakers for increase in govt employees' salaries by 10-20 per cent...

Legislators from treasury and opposition benches in the National Assembly on Tuesday recommended the federal government to increase the salaries of government employees from 10 to 20 per cent in the budget for fiscal year 2021-22. Opening debate on the bu...

 2021-06-22 13:12 

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Bitcoin drops under $30,000 for first time in five months...

Bitcoin fell underneath $30,000 on Tuesday for the first time in five months, hit by concerns over China's ongoing crackdown on the world's most popular cryptocurrency. At about 1230 GMT, bitcoin sank as low as $29,334, a level last seen in Januar...

 2021-06-22 12:58 

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Elected representatives have failed to build Skardu roads: Syed Mehdi Shah...

On the occasion of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto's birthday, former Chief Minister Syed Mehdi Shah said that the condition of roads in Skardu was dilapidated. "The road from Radio Pakistan to Mesha Brom Hotel has not been paved for two years. Our elected...

 2021-06-22 12:56 

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Taliban capture Afghanistan's main Tajikistan border crossing...

The Taliban captured Afghanistan's main border crossing with Tajikistan, officials said Tuesday, with security forces abandoning their posts and some fleeing across the frontier. The seizure of Shir Khan Bandar, in the far north of Afghanistan, about ...

 2021-06-22 12:55 

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Cabinet approves increase in Ehsaas cash stipend...

ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the cabinet on Monday approved the enhancement of Ehsaas Kifalat or BISP monthly stipend by Rs 2000 per annum from January 1, 2022. In a message on her official Twitter account, Special Assistant to ...

 2021-06-22 12:55 

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PTA removes 9.8 million obscene videos from TikTok...

PESHAWAR: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has removed 9.8 million videos from TikTok and has blocked 720,000 accounts uploading content that was deemed immoral. The Peshawar High Court (PHC) headed by Chief Justice Qaiser Rashid Khan in the...

 2021-06-22 12:50 

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Hong Kong leader says press must not 'subvert' government...

Media outlets in Hong Kong must not "subvert" the government, the city's leader said Tuesday, rejecting US criticism of recent action against a pro-democracy newspaper under a powerful new security law. Hong Kong has long hosted a vibrant inte...

 2021-06-22 12:49 

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Ehsan Mani calls on Imran Khan to discuss his 'future with PCB'...

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ehsan Mani met with Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday for a one-on-one discussion, which he subsequently described as "a general catch up," according to The News on Tuesday. When queried about the...

 2021-06-22 12:41 

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Federal Budget of Pakistan 2021-2022 An Overview...

The goals of macroeconomic policies of any country including Pakistan are: 1. To ensure low unemployment (at Natural Rate of Unemployment) in the country 2. To ensure Price Stability (low inflation) in the country inflation should be low enough to stimula...

 2021-06-22 12:28 

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'Finding the truth': A biologist's quest for scientific integrity...

Since she stumbled upon her own work published under someone else's name, Elisabeth Bik has scanned thousands of scientific papers for errors and fraud, publicly questioning what she considers red flags — and occasionally drawing fierce backlash...

 2021-06-22 12:22 

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Export of surplus urea can help narrow burgeoning trade deficit...

As the government struggles to bridge the widening trade deficit, exports of surplus urea produced using RLNG or gas priced at Petroleum Policy 2012 can immediately narrow the gap through $300 million in export proceeds. Latest figures of the Ministry of ...

 2021-06-22 12:19 

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Nigerian school kidnap victims escape sleeping guards...

Fifteen Nigerian hostages have escaped from their abductors as they slept, weeks after they were among more than 130 pupils and teachers snatched by gunmen from an Islamic seminary, the school's headteacher told AFP Tuesday. On May 30 around 200 motor...

 2021-06-22 12:00 

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New Zealand's Vettori to coach Birmingham in the Hundred as McDonald pulls out...

New Zealand great Daniel Vettori will be promoted from his assistant coach role to take charge of the Birmingham Phoenix in the inaugural edition of English cricket's the Hundred, it was announced Tuesday. Vettori has been promoted after head coach An...

 2021-06-22 11:50 

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Sons of Mufti Azizur Rehman granted interim bail...

LAHORE: The three sons of the seminary teacher Mufti Azizur Rehman have been granted interim bail by the session court on Tuesday. The bail was granted against the bond of Rs. 100,000 each to the three sons. The Punjab police announced the arrest of the s...

 2021-06-22 11:49 

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Six killed in clashes between Myanmar army and anti-junta militia...

Four protesters and at least two officers were killed as Myanmar soldiers battled an anti-junta civilian militia with small arms and grenades in the country's second city Tuesday, authorities and military sources said. Fighting has flared across Myanm...

 2021-06-22 11:37 

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Pakistan turned to IMF due to a deficit of billions left behind by PML-N, says Shaukat Tarin...

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan had to opt for a bailout programme by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) because the PML-N government left a current account deficit of more than $20 billion behind in 2018, says Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin. He responded to alleg...

 2021-06-22 11:27 

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I will take up the issue of closure of Khunjerab pass with federal cabinet: Sheikh Rasheed...

Federal Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed has assured that he will take up the issue of closure of Pak-China Khunjerab border in the meeting of the Federal Cabinet while the issue will also be discussed with the Foreign Minister and the Chinese Ambass...

 2021-06-22 11:15 

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FM dares India to hold poll on Kashmir's status revocation...

ISLAMABAD: In an 'open challenge', Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Tuesday asked the government of India to hold a poll among the Kashmiris world over and get their opinion on the unilateral revocation of the special status of Jammu and K...

 2021-06-22 11:07 

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Covid chaos disrupts England and Scotland at Euro 2020...

England's bid to win their Euro 2020 group has been thrown into chaos ahead of Tuesday's clash with the Czech Republic after Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell were forced to isolate following exposure to an opponent who has Covid-19. Mount and Chilwell...

 2021-06-22 10:58 

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NCOC to increase the gap in Chinese doses by six weeks...

The two-dose Chinese vaccines have been revised by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), increasing the gap between the doses by six weeks. The vaccines SinoVac and Sinopharm are two-dose vaccines which were initially given a four week gap bet...

 2021-06-22 10:58 

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Online mango trade offers handsome profit to growers...

MULTAN: Director Mango Research Institute (MRI) Abdul Ghaffar Grewal said on Tuesday that the rising trend of online mangoes sale was offering growers to earn handsome profit. Talking to APP, Director MRI said that citizens were contacting mango growers d...

 2021-06-22 10:56 

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Iran slams US 'interference' after election criticism...

Iran on Tuesday condemned US "interference4; in its domestic affairs, after the State Department criticised last week's presidential election in the Islamic republic as neither free nor fair. Ultraconservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi scored 62 per...

 2021-06-22 10:47 

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India tests longer-range drone flights, eyes Covid-19 vaccine deliveries...

An aviation firm has carried out the first tests in India of longer-range drone deliveries, as hopes grow that they could deliver medicines as well as Covid-19 vaccines to remote areas. Greater use of drones could be a game-changer for medical services in...

 2021-06-22 10:45 

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Hearing on reference against Khawaja brothers adjourned without action...

LAHORE: The Lahore accountability court adjourned the hearing on the Paragon housing scandal reference against the Khawaja brothers without taking any action. PML-N leader Khawaja Salman Rafique appeared in the accountability court in Lahore. However, Kha...

 2021-06-22 10:44 

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Malaysia approves Fauji Meat Limited's exports...

KARACHI: Fauji Meat Limited has gained clearance for exports from the Malaysian government, which is a significant step for Pakistan. Abdul Razak Dawood, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Trade and Investment, tweeted the news. The announcement is a positi...

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