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August 15, 2019 | 01:46:30 PM

Major diplomatic win for Pakistan

Major diplomatic win for Pakistan: UN Security Council to discuss Kashmir on Friday

UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan got major diplomatic breakthrough at international level against India as the UN Security Council (UNSC) has granted the country's request to discuss India's decision to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, on Friday.

August 15, 2019 | 01:45:10 PM

Pakistan observes Indian Independence Day as Black Day

Pakistan to observe black day today

ISLAMABAD: As Indian forces further tightened the strict clampdown in held Kashmir ahead of its independence day, a black day will be observed across Pakistan and on both sides of the Line of Control on Thursday to protest against the brutalities and human rights abuses in India-held Kashmir.

August 11, 2019 | 12:00:33 PM

UN will do all it can to resolve tensions in Kashmir

Confident UN will do all it can to resolve tensions in Kashmir: Maleeha Lodhi

Sunday Aug 11, 2019 NEW YORK: Reaffirming Pakistan's intention to take the case of India's 'illegal' annexation of occupied Kashmir to the UN Security Council, Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the UN Maleeha Lodhi said the government was prepared to use any diplomatic and political option to secure justice for the oppressed Kashmiri people.

August 11, 2019 | 11:58:40 AM

Rid your hearts of hatred

Haj sermon 2019: Muslims must rid hearts of hatred, show kindness to all

Imam Sheikh Mohammad bin Hassan Al Shaikh has urged all Muslims to rid their hearts of hatred and be more kind in their treatment of others, Radio Pakistan reported. While delivering the Haj sermon on Saturday at Masjid-i-Nimra on the plain of Arafat, he impressed upon the need for showing campassion towards parents, children, relatives and all living beings.

August 11, 2019 | 11:56:19 AM

2.5 million Muslims perform Haj

More than 2 million Muslims on hajj pilgrimage

MECCA - More than 2 million Muslims began the annual hajj Friday under sweltering conditions, as the Saudi hosts sought to deter politicization of the pilgrimage against a backdrop of simmering Gulf tensions. The hajj, one of the world's largest annual religious gatherings, is one of the five pillars of Islam and must be undertaken by all Muslims with the means at least once in their lives.

August 11, 2019 | 11:51:29 AM

Sindhi Hindu community rejects Modi

Sindh's Hindu community rejects Modi govt's decision to revoke Kashmir's special status

Sindh's Hindu community has rejected the revocation of special status of Kashmir by the Modi government and called it blatant terrorism. Minister for Minorities Affairs Hari Ram Kishori Lal, special assistants to Sindh chief minister Dr Khatu Mal Jeevan, Veerji Kolhi, MNA Dr Mahesh Malani and MPA Rana Hameer Singh said in joint statement on Saturday that they stood with the Kashmir brothers in their legitimate struggle.

August 11, 2019 | 11:49:31 AM

China demands peaceful resolve of Kashmir issue

Kashmir issue needs to be resolved peacefully under UN resolutions: China

Sunday Aug 11, 2019 BEIJING: China has categorically stated the Kashmir issue is a dispute from colonial history and it should be resolved peacefully under the UN Security Council resolutions. Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi during his interaction with Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi in Beijing expressed serious concern over the situation arising from India's actions by India in occupied Kashmir.

August 08, 2019 | 05:54:39 PM

Kashmir must be addressed

India's actions in occupied Kashmir must be addressed before further escalation: US Senator

Thursday Aug 08, 2019 ISLAMABAD: US Senator Lindsey Graham spoke to Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Thursday about India's move to strip occupied Kashmir of its special status and the deteriorating tensions in the disputed valley. "Just spoke with the Pakistani Foreign Minister about the growing crisis in Kashmir.

August 08, 2019 | 05:53:42 PM

Maryam Nawaz arrested

NAB arrests Maryam Nawaz in Chaudhry Sugar Mills case

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) arrested on Thursday opposition leader Maryam Nawaz from Lahore's Kot Lakhpat Jail where she was visiting her incarcerated father, former premier Nawaz Sharif. According to an official statement by NAB, Maryam and her cousin Yousaf Abbas Sharif were taken into custody in connection with a graft case relating to Chaudhry Sugar Mills (CSM), a sugar mill owned by the Sharif family.

August 08, 2019 | 01:23:36 PM

Maintain dialogue on Kashmir

Imran Khan, British PM agree to maintain dialogue on Kashmir | Samaa Digital

Prime Minister Imran Khan made a call to British PM Boris Johnson on Monday to congratulate him on his new role, according to a statement by the Downing Street office. The statement read that the two leaders discussed the "serious situation in Kashmir."

August 08, 2019 | 01:19:15 PM

No access to Afghanistan via Wagah border

Carrying Indian goods: Pakistan rules out access to Afghanistan via Wagah border

"We have asked Afghanistan for not linking trade access through Wagah border and they agreed to it because the transit trade was bilateral issue and it was not trilateral thing to bring any other into it," Prime Minister's Adviser to Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood said while addressing a news conference here on Wednesday.

August 01, 2019 | 12:55:59 AM

Eid ul Azha holidays from Aug 12

Federal government announces Eid ul Azha holidays from Aug 12

Wednesday Jul 31, 2019 ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Wednesday announced that Eid ul Azha holidays in Pakistan will be from August 12 to 15, according to a notification. "It is notified for general information that 12th to 15th August, 2019 (Monday to Thursday) shall be public holidays on the occasion of Holy Festival of Eid ul Azha," the Interior Ministry announced in its notification.

August 01, 2019 | 12:54:07 AM

Crucial round of talks

Talks with US on Afghan endgame today | The Express Tribune

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and the US is going to hold a crucial round of talks in the federal capital today (Thursday) to discuss the ongoing Afghan peace process which, officials believe, entered a decisive phase.

July 14, 2019 | 08:07:22 PM

Pakistan win the cricket world cup

Pakistan win the cricket world cup - but not the one you think

Pakistan may have failed to make it to the semifinals of the coveted ICC Cricket World Cup, but the country's lawmakers fared better than their counterparts from six other countries to win the first Inter-Parliamentary Cricket World Cup in London on Friday.

July 13, 2019 | 08:06:52 PM

Wasim Akram supporting?

Who is Wasim Akram supporting in ICC World Cup 2019 final?

Can't connect right now! retry Former cricket legend and commentator Wasim Akram has broken the ice regarding the team that has his unwavering support in the ICC World Cup 2019 finale. In a tweet published recently Akram revealed he will be rooting for his favourite team i.e.

July 13, 2019 | 08:04:44 PM

Diplomatic setback for India

PM Imran's US visit diplomatic setback for New Delhi: Indian expert

Prime Minister Imran Khan's visit to the United States cannot but be noted as a watershed event in regional politics, according to a senior Indian expert on foreign affairs. The announcement, made by Washington earlier this week, coincides with the news coming out of Beijing that Pakistan has joined the US, Russia and China in a call on the Taliban to agree to a ceasefire and negotiations with Kabul.

July 13, 2019 | 08:03:08 PM

'Making up Stories'

Judge Malik is 'making up stories' to save himself: Abbasi | Samaa Digital

He was referring to a controversial video clip shown by the PML-N in an explosive press conference last week and the judge's letter and statement submitted on the Islamabad High Court in his defence in the video case.

July 10, 2019 | 11:38:27 AM

US unaware about Imran's visit

US State Department unaware about PM Imran Khan's visit

WASHINGTON: The US State Department has expressed ignorance about the visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan this month, ARY News reported on Wednesday. "The White House would be reached for confirmation of the visit", said State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus, while addressing a press briefing here today.

July 10, 2019 | 11:33:08 AM

New airport for Haj and Umrah in Makkah

Saudi Arabia to build airport for Haj and Umrah in Makkah

MAKKAH: Saudi authorities have announced to build an airport for Haj and Umrah. This will be linked to Jeddah's King Abdulaziz International Airport in collaboration with the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA).

July 10, 2019 | 11:30:42 AM

Ancient Greece's origins

Archaeologists are discovering the probable origins of ancient Greece

Archaeologists are, for the first time, discovering the probable origins of ancient Greece. Excavations on a tiny island in the Aegean Sea - 125 miles south-east of Athens - are revealing the earliest truly monumental complex of buildings ever unearthed anywhere in the Greek world.

July 10, 2019 | 11:29:43 AM

Biometric verification for senior citizens

Biometric verification will no longer be needed for senior citizens | Samaa Digital

After a number of senior citizens faced problems in the biometric verification of their bank accounts, Prime Minister Imran Khan took notice of the complaints. The issue was that their fingerprints were difficult to capture as the skin had lost its elasticity with age.

July 10, 2019 | 11:28:16 AM

Dubai's humble airport in 1960s

Dubai airport's humble beginnings: rare footage from the 1960s

Video clips of one the world's busiest passenger airports have been released, showing its very different appearance in the 1960s Standing in Terminal 3 ready to hop on a Emirates Airbus A380 to one of the hundreds of destinations, it's hard to imagine a time before the trappings of Concourse D and Dubai Duty Free.

July 10, 2019 | 11:26:08 AM

No headscarf if Malala wants to teach in Canada

This Canadian Minister Asked Malala To Take Off Her Headscarf If She Wants To Teach In Canada And The World Isn't Happy

There are some names that don't need introductions. No pre-ambles. Malala is one of them. Her name is synonymous with education, with women rights, with the Nobel prize. With Pakistani pride. People all around the world follow her and respect her efforts and what she stands for.

July 10, 2019 | 11:24:29 AM

Nature of peace

Afghanistan - the nature of peace we are likely to see | The Express Tribune

Most contemporary analysis on the Afghan issue misses socio-anthropological approach to the genesis and possible solution(s) of the situation per se. Without the inclusion of such insight, the discourse would always remain incomplete. The Murree huddle under the Lahore Process in June 2019 is significant in the sense that a demi-official group was able to bring together Afghans of many political and ethnic affiliations.

July 10, 2019 | 11:22:58 AM

No agreement with IMF on rupee-dollar parity

Pakistan receives first IMF payment of $991m | Samaa Digital

On July 3, the IMF's Executive Board approved a 39-month extended arrangement under its Extended Fund Facility (EFF) for Pakistan. The $6 billion will support the government's economic reform programme. The arrival of the first tranche will strengthen Pakistan's foreign exchange reserves, said officials.

July 10, 2019 | 10:58:09 AM

Maryam in Avenfield case

Maryam says NAB will 'regret' summoning her in Avenfield case | Samaa Digital

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader said on Tuesday the National Accountability Bureau would regret summoning her in the Avenfield case. Maryam has been summoned on July 19 for submitting a fake trust deed in the case. NAB had submitted a request to initiate a trial against Maryam for submitting fake documents in the case.

July 10, 2019 | 10:56:54 AM

World Cup semi-final featuring India, NZ to resume on Wednesday

Rain plays spoilsport again, World Cup semi-final featuring India, NZ to resume on Wednesday

When the players were forced off the field at around 2.00 pm local time because of rain, New Zealand were batting on 211-5 from 46.1 overs. Taylor was unbeaten on a 85-ball 67 while Tom Latham was on the crease at 3.

July 10, 2019 | 10:55:30 AM

University at PM House

Govt changes master plan of Islamabad to set up university at PM House

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet on Tuesday approved a specific change to the master plan of Islamabad to set up a university at the Prime Minister House. Before his party won the 2018 elections, Imran Khan had said if he came to power he would convert the Prime Minister House into a university.

July 10, 2019 | 10:54:43 AM

Europe to Iran over breaches of nuclear pact

Europe urges Iran to stick to troubled nuclear deal

The accord between Iran and world powers promised sanctions relief, economic benefits and an end to international isolation of the Islamic republic in return for stringent curbs on its nuclear programme. But Tehran says it has lost patience with perceived inaction by European countries more than a year after President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the agreement.

July 10, 2019 | 10:52:30 AM

TV anchor gunned down in Karachi

Anchorperson Mureed Abbas gunned down in Karachi

Bol News anchorperson Mureed Abbas was gunned down on Tuesday night in Defence area of Karachi, police said. Police officials said, citing initial details, that he was killed during a fight over a personal dispute in Khayaban-e-Bukhari area.

July 07, 2019 | 12:39:15 AM

Iran threatens British shipping

Iran threatens British shipping in retaliation for tanker seizure

by Agencies , (Last Updated 9 hours ago) LONDON: An Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander threatened on Friday to seize a British ship in retaliation for the capture of an Iranian supertanker by Royal Marines in Gibraltar. "If Britain does not release the Iranian oil tanker, it is the authorities' duty to seize a British oil tanker," Mohsen Rezai said on Twitter.

July 07, 2019 | 12:35:12 AM

'Solid Proof' of Nawaz's innocence

Shehbaz, Maryam present 'solid proof' of Nawaz's innocence | Samaa Digital

PML-N leader Shehbaz Sharif started the press conference and explained that its purpose was to present some solid and irrefutable proof in favour of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. The former PM was sentenced to seven years in prison after being convicted by an accountability court in the Al Azizia Steel Mills case.

July 07, 2019 | 12:32:08 AM

Visiting Russia on Putin's invitation

PM Imran to attend September's Eastern Economic Forum in Russia on Putin's invitation

Foreign Office sources on Saturday revealed that Prime Minister Imran Khan will join the Eastern Economic Forum meeting in Russia in September on the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin. According to the sources, the invitation was extended by President Putin during the recently-held Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) meeting which both leaders had attended.

July 07, 2019 | 12:30:42 AM

India humbles Sri Lanka

Sharma hits record fifth World Cup ton as India humble Sri Lanka

Saturday Jul 06, 2019 r LEEDS: Rohit Sharma became the first player to hit five centuries in a single World Cup as India cantered to a comfortable seven-wicket win in their final World Cup group match against Sri Lanka on Saturday Sharma smashed 103 off 94 deliveries as semi-finalists India chased down their target of 265 in 43.3 overs to end the league stage with seven wins, one defeat and one washout.

July 06, 2019 | 01:52:43 PM

Trump coming to Pakistan

Imran to invite Trump for Pakistan visit

ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Imran Khan will invite US President to visit Pakistan when he meets the American leader in Washington on July 22. Senior officials at the Foreign Ministry told The Nation on Friday that the PM wanted Trump to visit Pakistan to defuse the trust deficit.

June 27, 2019 | 12:05:02 PM

India bags UN Security Council non-permanent member's seat

Pakistan supports India at UNSC polls

WASHINGTON: Pakistan has backed India's candidature for a two-year term for non-permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). There were other 54 countries as well in the Asia Pacific group that unanimously endorsed India's position. The others in the group include Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, Bhutan, Indonesia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Vietnam.

June 25, 2019 | 12:25:05 AM

World Cup semi-finals

Can Pakistan reach World Cup semi-finals?

Pakistan's rousing win against South Africa at Lord's on Sunday has renewed the dying hopes of their fans pertaining to the team's plausible place in the coveted top four of the ongoing World Cup 2019. Pakistan now occupies the seventh position at the Points Table with Afghanistan and South Africa officially out of the World Cup picture.

June 25, 2019 | 12:21:58 AM

Contempt case against interior secretary

Ex-ISI DG Asad Durrani files contempt case against interior secretary | Samaa Digital

Former ISI director-general Asad Durrani has filed a contempt case against the interior secretary for failing to follow court orders in a petition seeking the removal of his name from the Exit Control List. He filed a petition against Major (retd) Azam Suleman Khan in the Islamabad High Court on Monday.

June 25, 2019 | 12:20:13 AM

Android greatest mistake

Bill Gates believes his greatest mistake was letting Google launch Android

Even one of the most successful tech entrepreneurs, Bill Gates, regrets upon his decisions and has recently revealed his 'greatest mistake' of his life was letting Google launch Android. Speaking up at an event hosted by a venture-capital firm Village Global, Microsoft founder Bill Gates revealed that there is one mistake he regrets and it was giving Google the opportunity to launch Android.

June 25, 2019 | 12:18:47 AM

Heros welcome for General Bajwa in London

COAS Bajwa meets UK counterpart, discusses bilateral military cooperation

Monday Jun 24, 2019 RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa met his counterpart Chief of Defence Staff United Kingdom General Sir Nick Carter, ISPR said on Monday. According to the ISPR, the leaders discussed the geo-strategic environment and bilateral military cooperation between the two countries.

June 25, 2019 | 12:17:45 AM

World Cup 2019 eerily similar to 1992 for former champs Pakistan

The many similarities between Pakistan's 2019 and 1992 World Cup campaigns

Are these mere coincidences or is the team going somewhere with this?

June 25, 2019 | 12:15:43 AM

Ban on using word 'selected' for PM

PPP challenges legality of ban on using word 'selected' for PM | The Express Tribune

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) on Monday vowed to oppose the ban imposed by the National Assembly deputy speaker on the use of the word 'selected' for Prime Minister Imran Khan. Party co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari questioned the legitimacy of the move and said the PPP would hold consultations with lawyers to ascertain all possible legal options.

June 25, 2019 | 12:14:41 AM

Selected PM

Calling Imran 'selected PM' banned in NA

ISLAMABAD: National Assembly (NA) Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri on Sunday banned the members from calling Imran Khan "selected Prime Minister" in the House. On a point of order, Federal Minister Omar Ayub Khan said he wanted to move privilege motion to stop the use of word "selected Prime Minister" for Imran Khan.

June 24, 2019 | 01:09:23 PM

Underperformers of World Cup 2019

Pakistan's biggest underperformers of World Cup 2019: what the numbers say

By now it's no secret that Pakistan have not lived up to their standards or our expectations in the ongoing World Cup 2019. The team has tanked massively in the face of expectations but by how much ... that wasn't known. To determine that, we have compared the team's career statistics to their World Cup 2019 numbers.

June 24, 2019 | 01:07:53 PM

Win will silence people for a while

Coach Arthur hopes win against SA will silence people for a while

Monday Jun 24, 2019 LONDON: Pakistan's head coach Mickey Arthur believes that Pakistan's performance against South Africa on Sunday at Lord's will keep some people mum, at least for a little while. Speaking after Pakistan's 49-run win over South Africa in the World Cup game, Arthur said that the team was hurt due to the events that happened in the last few days.

June 24, 2019 | 01:06:04 PM

Electric vehicle policy

Electric vehicle policy to be devised in consultation with stakeholders: Razak

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister's Adviser on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood Sunday said the electric vehicle (EV) policy would be formulated in consultation with the stakeholders and it would be aligned with the current auto policy. The policy would incorporate global and regional best practices, growth of the EVs and the environmental concerns would be addressed properly, he said in a press statement.

June 24, 2019 | 01:05:05 PM

Shehbaz, Maryam, Bilawal to APC

JUI-F chief invites Shehbaz, Maryam, Bilawal to attend APC

ISLAMABAD: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman telephoned opposition leaders to invite them to attend an all-parties conference to be hosted by him on June 26, reported ARY News.

June 24, 2019 | 01:03:44 PM

$3b in Lahore project

Chinese company ready to invest $3b in Lahore project | The Express Tribune

LAHORE: A Chinese environmental company is ready to invest $3 billion in the clean drinking water and sanitation system in Lahore, said Punjab Board of Investment and Trade (PBIT) Chairman Sardar Tanveer IIyas Khan. Although he did not disclose the name of the company saying negotiations were at early stages, he revealed that the same company had already completed a couple of hydro projects in Pakistan.

June 24, 2019 | 01:02:44 PM

Pompeo in Saudi Arabia

Pompeo arrives in Saudi Arabia for Iran crisis talks

Pompeo added the Middle East stops on his way to a previously scheduled visit to India. JEDDAH (AFP) - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived Monday in Saudi Arabia for talks on coordinating with the close ally amid mounting tensions with Iran.

June 24, 2019 | 01:01:03 PM

In Recaptured Afghan District, Shattered Forces Show Hints of a Rebound

In an Afghan town retaken from the Taliban, a fragile hope to keep war at bay

June 22 For the past 11 months, the poplar-lined potato and wheat fields of this lush farming district were under Taliban control. The mayor had been killed and the local government compound destroyed. Women were ordered to wear burqas and men not to trim or stylize their beards.

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