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In a much controversial move, US President Donald Trump on Wednesday recognised the disputed city of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital and announced to shift the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Currently all foreign embassies in Israel are located in Tel Aviv with consular representation in Jerusalem. Both Israelis and Palestinians insist that Jerusalem must be the capital of their states and that status is non-negotiable. Status of Jerusalem is...

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At least 17 killed as boat capsizes in Thatta

THATTA: At least 17 people have been killed as a boat carrying more than 50 pilgrims capsized near the coastal town of Bohara on Thursday, rescue sources said. Five women, six men, and three children died in the incident, rescue sources reported, adding that 47 passengers were rescued and shifted to the hospital. Around 80 pilgrims, including women and children, were on their way to a shrine ‘mela’ (fair) when their boat capsized in the open sea, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Thatta Haseeb Afzal said, adding that the boat was overloaded with passengers. SSP Afzal further said that the incident took place near the shore and 52 passengers were successfully offboarded by rescue...

Tensions between Tessori, Sattar end after meeting

KARACHI: The rift that erupted between MQM-Pakistan chief Farooq Sattar and his party member Kamran Tessori has finally been resolved after the two met at the residence of latter. Sattar listened to the concerns of his disgruntled aide and assured him of solving the matters. He invited him back into the party and buried the hatchet. The MQM-P deputy convener has returned to the party and said he is and will always remain a part of the party. The issues were resolved by both Sattar and Karachi mayor Waseem Akhtar who arrived at Tessori’s residence on late Wednesday. MQM-P leaders told that they will hold a rally in Hyderabad to showcase their power in the city. Tessori had developed concerns with the party in the recent past. MQM-P chief had tried several times to invite Tessori back...

LHC seeks reply from PEMRA on taking TV channels off-air

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday served a notice to Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to file its response in a case pertaining to taking private news TV channels off-air during an operation against participants of Faizabad sit-in...

Illegal hydrants case: SC rejects appeals of owners of 24 hydrants

KARACHI: The Supreme Court Karachi Registry on Thursday rejected the pleas of 24 owners of hydrants in illegal hydrants case. Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Mian Saqib Nisar resumed hearing of the case related to the pleas of 24 owners of hydrants. During the...

AIOU’s 162 master-level students receive laptops

ISLAMABAD: Master-level 162 enrolled students of Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) Rawalpindi-Islamabad region at a ceremony held received laptops under Prime Minister ‘s scheme Phase-III. The distribution of the laptops, took place according to the merit-criteria laid down by the Higher Education Commission (HEC). A transparent mechanism was adopted while implementing the scheme, said Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Shahid Siddiqui while chairing lap-tops’ distribution ceremony. Congratulating the recipients, he said it was reward of their hard work and talents. He hoped that they will use the facility to do their academic research that helps to bring positive change in their individual...

ECP postpones verdict on plea challenging PTI’s intra-party polls

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ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday once again postponed the verdict over petition challenging Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) intra-party elections. ECP has also delayed the announcement a week ago saying that the verdict will be given on December 5 as the panel of judges...

Minister announces equal distribution of electricity

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Power Division Sardar Awais Ahmad Leghari has declared five thousand two hundred ninety seven feeders as loadshedding free from Monday in first phase of loadshedding free Pakistan. Addressing a news briefing in Islamabad, he said only 236 feeders...

People will choose Nawaz once again in 2018: Marriyum Aurangzeb

ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb said the people of Pakistan will once again choose and vote for former prime minister Nawaz Sharif during the general elections in 2018. While speaking to media outside...

Putin visits Syria airbase and orders start of pullout

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LATAKIA: President Vladimir Putin has ordered the partial withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria, during an unannounced visit there on Monday. Putin was met by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as he arrived...

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Good relations possible if Saudi ends ‘friendship’ with Israel: Hassan Rouhani

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TEHRAN: President Hassan Rouhani says Iran is ready to restore ties with Saudi Arabia if it stops bombing Yemen and cuts its alleged ties with Israel. In a speech broadcast on Sunday, Rouhani said the regional rivals could have “good relations” if the Saudis end their “false friendship” with Israel and halt the “inhuman bombardment” of Yemen,...

China to work for global prosperity: Xi Jinping

BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping said Wednesday that China will create more opportunities and make a greater contribution for the prosperity and the development at the global level. Xi made the remarks in a congratulatory letter to...

China praises Pakistan overcoming energy shortage

BEIJING: China has praised Pakistan for overcoming energy shortage, hoping that the country’s overall economy will also get improved, with the completion of relevant projects under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). This was...

Rohingya crisis UN rights chief ‘cannot rule out genocide’

Geneva: The United Nations human rights chief has said an act of genocide against Rohingya Muslims by state forces in Myanmar cannot be ruled out. Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein was addressing a Human Rights Council session in Geneva. More...

Tula Toli Phenomena

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By M Khalid Shaikh How would you feel if tomorrow you will wake up to a large disaster, a war, or to an act of persecution which leaves you no choice but to migrate from your country, would it be acceptable...

IMCTC: Sustainability and success

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By Fazal Elahi The Pakistan media, like the world media and media of the Arab world, was abuzz with news pertaining to the first summit of the new Islamic Military Counterterrorism Coalition (IMCTC),...

The Indian fault lines

By Mohammad Jamil During the recorded history of 3000 years, India has never been a cohesive unit except for a brief period during Ashoka era for 41 years, Aurangzeb Alamgir era for 49 years, and finally...

Repentance of Hindutva

By Imran Ahmed Siddiqui Alauddin Khilji, the Sultan of Delhi ruled in the first quarter of fourteenth century around 1303 AD and Malik Muhammad Jayasi wrote his epic or Masnavi ‘Padmavat’ in 1541 AD,...

Book Review: The Colder War

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Author: Marin Katusa Reviewed By: Muhammad Waqar Marin Katusa, in his book, “The Colder War”, has summarized his experience for being serving as a chief energy investment strategy for Casey...

Songs Before Shrine: Poems Of Peace And Humanity

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Book Reviewed By: HAMZA HASSAN SHEIKH According to Mother Teresa, “Peace begins with a smile.” Peace is a desire which dwells in the soul of every lover of humanity. In “Peace” I expressed my feelings...

List of unique cricket records held by Pakistan

Patriot Web Desk: The Pakistan Cricket team is regarded as one of the most unpredictable team in the world of sports. The men form green slump to unlikely defeats at time but on the other hand they are...

5 most popular female Pakistani politicians

Web Desk: Pakistan was one of the very first Muslim countries to have a female Prime Minister in the form of the late Shaheed Benazir Bhutto. The Pakistan People’s Party leader and former Prime Minister’s...

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