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Pakistan Cricket Team squad consisting of 17 players reached England three weeks earlier than the series to get familiar with the English conditions. Prior to first test against England on 14 July, Pakistan team would play couple of warm-up matches. Currently Pakistan is practicing in a camp established in Southampton. Though PCB is very much responsible for disastrous performances of Pakistan in the limited over format of the game, but board refreshed...

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Liaqat Baloch says CII is a constitutional body, dissolution won’t be allowed

LAHORE: Acting Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), Pakistan, Liaqat Baloch has said that the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) is a constitutional body and its dissolution could not be allowed. Speaking at an Iftar dinner here on Wednesday, Liaqat Baloch said that the attitude of the Senate Standing Committee blaming the CII for violence against the women was unjustified as there were several factors behind this problem. He said that certain elements were trying to find an excuse for dissolving the CII. However, he said the CII was a constitutional body that could not be dissolved. The JI Acting Ameer said there had been long standing demand for the reconstitution of the CII but the government was...

Polio victim tops in Abbottabad Board SSC exam

ABBOTTABAD:  Physically-challenged Faisal Malik, who was stricken by polio during the early years of his life and still uses crutches to walk, has clinched the top position in the intermediate examinations in Abbottabad district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Faisal came out on top from a pool of over 58,000 students. The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Abbottabad, recently announced the results of the Secondary School Certificate examinations, Of the 58,253 students, who sat the examinations, 44,585 were declared successful. Malik Faisal a brilliant student of GHS Chajjian Haripur bagged the first position with 810 marks and was awarded 500,000 by the chief minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak. KP education minister Atif Khan also congratulated Faisal Malik and...

MQM MNA Kishwar Zehra’s car snatched at gunpoint

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Member of National Assembly (MNA) Kishwar Zahra’s car got snatched on Monday near the area of Gulshan e Iqbal. Talking to Dunya News, Zahra said that she was in Islamabad; her driver was driving the car when he was forced to...

Govt committed to end power loadshedding by March 2018, claims Minister

FAISALABAD: Minister of State for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali says Government is committed to end power loadshedding by March 2018. Addressing an open court in Faisalabad on Monday, he said the Government is also focusing on laying new transmission lines and upgrading...

Petrol prices likely to increase by Rs 2 per litre

ISLAMABAD: Officials in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources have revealed that petroleum product prices in the country could increase by up to 19.9 per cent in July due to a rise in global crude oil prices. The ministry received a summary from the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) on Wednesday that recommended an upward revision in oil prices as international crude rates increased. Prices...

Irfan Siddiqui receives holy Relics from Sri Lanka delegation

ISLAMABAD: Advisor to Prime Minister on National History and Literary Heritage Irfan Siddiqui received holy relics from Sri Lankan delegation led by S.B.Navinna Minister for Internal Affairs and Cultural Affairs, here on Monday at his ministry. The delegation comprised of Minister S.B.Navinna, Prof. Kollupitiya Mahinda Sangarakhita Thero, Ms. Navinna daughter of the Minister, K.P. Dayaratne, Private Staff of the Prime Minister and  High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to Pakistan Maj. Gen (R) C.P. Lokuketagodage. National History and Literary Division Secretary S Mohsin Haqqani, Joint Secretary Mashhood Mirza and other senior officials of the division were also present on the occasion. Speaking on the occasion, Advisor to Prime Minister said great occasion for us to receive the Holy relics. He...

Rs 42 billion allocated under PSDP for Dasu dam

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has allocated Rs 42 billion under Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) for the year 2016-17 for Dasu hydropower project, being constructed to generate 4,500 MW of electricity. The dam to be completed in two stages, would add 2160...

All branches of commercial banks to remain open on coming Saturdays

ISLAMABAD: All branches of commercial banks will remain open on next two Saturdays  falling on 2nd and 9th of next month. In a statement, State bank has asked all the commercial banks to ensure the proper functioning of ATM machines during the Eid holidays. It also...

Trump alleges Hillary received money from Indian politicians for nuclear deal

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WASHINGTON: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has alleged that his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton received funds from Indian political leaders and institutions in return for supporting the...

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Xi Offers SCO Role to Resolve Afghanistan’s Crisis

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TASHKENT: Chinese President Xi Jinping says that Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) can play a constructive role to help Afghans in their quest to restore peace and stability in the country, as leaders from the SCO member nations gathered in the Uzbek capital Tashkent for a two day summit. On the sidelines of the summit , on Friday, Ghani met his Chinese...

US Senator praises NSG for refusing membership to India

WASHINGTON:  A US Senator has praised the NSG for deciding against granting India membership of the grouping immediately, hours after the elite group’s plenary meeting ended in Seoul with no decision on India’s membership...

David Cameron resigns as Britain votes to leave EU

LONDON: Prime Minister David Cameron announced Friday he will resign after Britons voted to leave the European Union despite his campaign to keep it in the bloc. Cameron promised to try to “steady the ship” over the next months and...

India’s NSG bid stops at China wall

Monitoring Report SEOUL: India’s bid to join the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) has suffered a setback following Chinese opposition. The plenary of the NSG ended on Friday without a decision on India’s membership. China said...

Eid-Moon sighting: a religious obligation or a battle of egos?

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By Siraj Shawa In order to do away with the perennial controversy regarding moon-sighting, Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee (CRHC) was established via national assembly resolution in 1974. Soon it proved...

Changing trend of keeping pets in Pakistan

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By: Zari Turk There’s a change of trend regarding pets in Pakistan. People are getting more inclined to keep pets as a hobby. It is rather different than the native traditions where keeping animals...

Panama leaks reveal of flaws in governance structure

By Sabina Babar “When sorrows come, they come not single spies. But in battalions!” The maxim explains Pakistani politics of last decade more than any situation of Elizabethan times as the Pakistani...

US-Pakistan drift needs to end to defeat terrorism: Zardari

DUBAI: Former President Asif Ali Zardari has said that in order to defeat terrorism the US-Pakistan drift needs to be ended. In an article published on the editorial page of Chicago Tribune, Asif Zardari...

Video: Amjad Sabri’s son reciting Main Qabar Andheri Me

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Video of Amjad Sabri’s son reciting his fathers last kalam Main Qabar Andher Mein Ghabraon Ga Jab Tanha. The young Sabri paid tribute to his father by reciting the kalam the slain qawwal had presented...

Me Qabar Andheri Me Jab Ghabraon Ga, Amjad Sabri’s last Kalam

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Patriot Web Desk: Amjad Farid Sabri who was martyred today in Karachi participated in a private television channel’s Sehr transmission on the day he was martyred. The Qawwal brought tears to everyone’s...

Orya Maqbool Jan objects to QMobile ad, calls it ‘vulgar’

                                      Screenshot of the QMobile ad Orya Maqbool Jan objected to. Patriot Web Desk: Renowned columnist and analyst Orya Maqbool Jan Tuesday...

Video: QMobile ‘women cricket’ ad that has got everyone emotional

Patriot Web Desk: The new QMobile television commercial recently launched has been widely appreciated by social media users. The ad focuses on a Pakistani girl going off to cricket trials, her loving...

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