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 2018-08-15 23:14 

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PTI secures NA speaker, deputy slots amid ruckus...

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) nominee Asad Qaiser was Wednesday sworn in as the 21st speaker of the National Assembly amid ruckus by the opposition parties. The PTI-led coalition's candidate Qasim Khan Suri was elected as deputy speaker of...

 2018-08-15 23:10 

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Old players dominate opening day of PTI majority House...

Lahore: With 179 members in the 17th Punjab Assembly, the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) is the single largest party in the House. It has yet to announce its nominee for the chief minister's office, but the party that canvassed on the Naya Pakistan (a ...

 2018-08-15 23:08 

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Durrani elected speaker, Rehana deputy speaker...

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Agha Siraj Durrani on Wednesday retained his post as Sindh Assembly speaker while Rehana Leghari was elected deputy speaker. Durrani received 96 votes against Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan9;s Javed Hanif, who received 5...

 2018-08-15 23:06 

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Imran, Shehbaz's nomination papers for PM election submitted...

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan's nomination papers for the prime minister's slot were submitted on Wednesday. The election of the prime minister is scheduled for tomorrow (Friday) in the National Assembly. In the nomination pap...

 2018-08-15 23:00 

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PTI clinches speaker, deputy speaker posts...

Mushtaq Ghani and Mehmood Jan of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) were elected and sworn in as the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly speaker and deputy speaker, respectively, on Wednesday. Ghani bagged 81 votes against Awami National Party's Laiq Muh...

 2018-08-15 22:59 

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Rajwana resigns as Punjab governor...

Rafique Rajwana stepped down as the Punjab governor on Wednesday. Shortly after speaking to reporters, Rajwana said the he would start practising law again. Rajwana added that a new government had been formed and it would appoint the new governor of the p...

 2018-08-15 22:51 

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Asghar Khan case: SC for action against Beg, Durrani...

KARACHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday warned that military authorities would be summoned if action was not taken against former chief of army staff General (r) Aslam Beg and spymaster Lt Gen (r) Asad Durrani, a private TV channel reported. A three-membe...

 2018-08-15 22:48 

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Nawaz's counsel concludes arguments in petition against Avenfield verdict...

ISLAMABAD: Nawaz Sharif's counsel, Khawaja Harris, on Wednesday concluded his arguments before the Islamabad High Court (IHC) in a petition filed by the jailed prime minister for suspension of the accountability court's verdict against him in the ...

 2018-08-15 22:47 

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Shehbaz hopes Nawaz will be freed before Eid...

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif Wednesday expressed the hope that party supremo Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz will be freed in time to celebrate Eid with their family as no charges of corruption had been proved a...

 2018-08-15 22:45 

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'Naya Pakistan' journey kicks off with horse-trading...

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hamza Shehbaz on Wednesday alleged that those chanting slogans of 'Naya Pakistan' began the start of their rule with "horse-trading". "A person who was disqualified by the court had been conv...

 2018-08-15 22:16 

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Stead replaces Hesson as New Zealand head coach...

WELLINGTON: Former Test batsman Gary Stead has been appointed New Zealand head coach on a two-year contract, following the resignation of Mike Hesson in June, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) said on Wednesday. A highly successful coach of provincial side Canter...

 2018-08-15 22:15 

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Sarfraz requests Imran to let departmental cricket continue in Pakistan...

LAHORE: Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed has requested Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan not to end departmental cricket because it has played a pivotal role in development of cricket in the country. "I would like to request Imran Khan not to end dep...

 2018-08-15 22:13 

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Diplomats attend Independence Day event at Greenwich University...

Diplomats from China, Mauritius, Iran, Italy, UAE, Qatar, Vietnam, Russia, Indonesia and Malaysia along with eminent citizens, students and parents attended an Independence Day event at Greenwich University (GU). The ceremony began with a flag hoisting by...

 2018-08-15 22:12 

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Former India skipper Ajit Wadekar passes away at 77...

NEW DELHI: Former cricket captain Ajit Wadekar, who led India to their first overseas wins in West Indies and England, passed away on Wednesday after prolonged illness. He was 77 and is survived by his wife Rekha, two sons and a daughter. He breathed his ...

 2018-08-15 22:11 

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Pakistan confident as they make sepak takraw debut...

KARACHI: Pakistan's athletes are eager to make history but limitations from the government are making things challenging even before their Asian Games adventure begins in Palembang, Indonesia. Pakistan will be making their debut at the sepak takraw ev...

 2018-08-15 22:11 

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'Azadi' exhibition held to mark Independence Day...

The opening of an exclusive art exhibition displaying the paintings of Rida Kazmi took place on Wednesday. The launch event, which was held at Artciti Gallery in DHA Karachi was attended by artists, art lovers, art collectors, general public and the media...

 2018-08-15 22:10 

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Stokes should make instant return for England: Hussain...

LONDON: England all-rounder Ben Stokes has shown great mental toughness during his 11-month trial and he should be welcomed back into the Test team after being cleared of affray, former national team captain Nasser Hussain has said. New Zealand-born Stoke...

 2018-08-15 22:06 

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Pakistan junior football team clinch Peace Int'l Juvenile Cup...

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan junior football team clinched the 4th Peace International Juvenile Cup played in Shenyang, China. Pakistan beat South Korea by 4-2 on penalties and won the final. Earlier Pakistan won 2, drew 1 and lost 1 matches in group stages and la...

 2018-08-15 22:06 

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Pressure of international cricket was unbearable at times: AB de Villiers...

LONDON: Former South Africa captain AB de Villiers says he is relieved to have quit international cricket as the pressure was unbearable at times. The 34-year-old De Villiers, who stunned one and all by retiring in May, says he does not miss the game and ...

 2018-08-15 22:03 

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Van der Hoorn attacks late to win third BinckBank stage...

ANTWERP: Taco van der Hoorn launched a late break to burst free of his fellow escapees and win Wednesday's third stage of the BinckBank Tour in Antwerp. The Dutch rider hit the accelerator a kilometre from the end of the 174.9km ride from Aalter to di...

 2018-08-15 21:11 

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UMT celebrates Independence day...

LAHORE: University of Management and Technology (UMT) celebrated 71st Independence Day of Pakistan with traditional zeal and fervor. Earlier Rector of the varsity Dr. Muhammad Aslam hoisted the national flag along with the university staff and the faculty...

 2018-08-15 21:09 

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HEC implements 'Smart University Project' at SALU...

KHAIRPUR: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) on Wednesday equipped the Shah Abdul Latif University (SALU) with the most advanced WiFi technology as part of its three-year 'Smart University Project', launched in 2015, to transform 100 public sec...

 2018-08-15 21:07 

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HEC appreciates tree plantation drive initiated by SALU...

KHAIRPUR: The Islamabad Higher Education Commission (HEC) Executive Director Prof Dr Arshad Ali and his wife planted saplings in the Shah Abdul Latif University (SALU), during their visit to its campus in Khairpur, and lauded the efforts of SALU Vice-Chan...

 2018-08-15 21:06 

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Noise pollution on August 14...

Sir: My home is located near Walton Road, in Lahore. Those familiar with this city know that this is a major artery that is always busy, including at night and on weekends. The only break we seem to get from the noise and pollution created by the constant...

 2018-08-15 21:06 

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Students' hunger strike...

Sir: Being a part of the Medical profession, I felt disappointed to know that a few final year medical students of the Bolan Medical College in Quetta had decided to go on a hunger strike till death. The students believe that the final year result publish...

 2018-08-15 21:05 

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Accountability for all...

Sir: Accountability in Pakistan is nothing more than the political victimisation of the opponents and targeting the weaker segments of society. For the privileged class, it is just a buzz word that finds its place only in the books of law and political di...

 2018-08-15 21:05 

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International Widows Day...

Sir: International Widows Day is observed annually on June 23 to intensify awareness regarding the social injustice and extreme poverty confronted by widows and their children, and the plight of the millions of widows worldwide. On this day, Shrimati Push...

 2018-08-15 21:04 

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Inadequate holidays...

Sir: The federal government recently issued a notification regarding the Eid-ul-Azha holidays. According to the notification, there are only three Eid holidays this time around. In yesteryears I have witnessed at least four holidays for the 'bari'...

 2018-08-15 21:03 

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Aerial firing...

Sir: At least three people were killed and 21 others sustained injuries in aerial firing and fireworks display in various cities across the country in the wee hours of Tuesday. A youth was killed in Five Star Chourangi area of Karachi during fireworks dis...

 2018-08-15 21:03 

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Nisar decides not to take oath as MPA...

Former interior minister and dissent senior leader of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has decided not to take oath as Member of Provincial...

 2018-08-15 21:03 

The Nation

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Champions League the dream for Barca, says Messi...

Barcelona star Lionel Messi said the club will...

 2018-08-15 21:03 

The Nation

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'Baat Cheet' with Javeria Saud...

The jolly and straightforward woman we call Javeria Saud is a multi-talented person. She entered showbiz in 1993 as a Naat reciter and continued to serve it through...

 2018-08-15 21:03 

The Nation

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Partition voices...

Around this time 71 years ago the clocks in New Delhi were announcing that it is now 12 o'clock of the night between 14th and 15th of August. And this meant that the...

 2018-08-15 21:03 

The Nation

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Anger grows in Italy as bridge toll hits 39...

Italy's government on Wednesday blamed the firm that operated the collapsed Genoa bridge for the disaster in which at least 39 people died, as it announced a state of...

 2018-08-15 21:03 

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Notice:...

This is to inform readers that an article published in this section of our newspaper on August 15, 2018 titled Mehreen Zahra-Malik's tales about Imran contained opinions which were the writers own and does not reflect the policy or opinions of the Dai...

 2018-08-15 19:51 

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Pakistan's irredentism and revanchism...

Why do nations go to war? The simple answer: Territory. Even though it is argued to be a prerequisite element for the sovereign statehood of a country, it has remained a matter of life and death in the lives of nations. History is a testament to this very...

 2018-08-15 19:48 

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India STA-1 status and implications for Pakistan...

The global strategic milieu has been altered after a global shift. In this new world order, alliances are changing and collaboration among states is inevitable. Many are adopting measures to preserve their security and sovereignty; unipolarity is giving w...

 2018-08-15 19:44 

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India-the land of billionaires...

The American humorist and essayist, Mark Twain (1835-1910), popularized the phrase, 'the Gilded Age', by using it as the title of one of his earlier books. It refers to the period of late nineteenth century in America when many people accumulated ...

 2018-08-15 19:30 

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'Twelve Apostles' help migrants cross Mexico...

It is pouring rain, but Norma Romero is standing by the train tracks as she does every night, ready to hand food to migrants crossing Mexico on the freight train known as "The Beast." In a few minutes, hundreds of undocumented migrants chasing the...

 2018-08-15 19:27 

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Anger grows in Italy as bridge toll rises to 39...

Rescuers scoured crushed mountains of rubble for victims of a bridge collapse in Genoa as the toll rose to 39 Wednesday and Italy's government blamed the company in charge of motorways for the disaster. A vast span of the Morandi bridge caved in durin...

 2018-08-15 19:26 

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Hard-hit Venezuelan churches forced to accept plastic for donations...

Venezuela's collapsing economy has forced churches and priests to get creative in order to keep their coffers full as four years of recession and a projected one million percent inflation rate hit everyone hard. Citizens are limited in the amount of c...

 2018-08-15 19:25 

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While Balochistan bleeds...

The pre-election violence in Balochistan and KP signifies how people in some parts of the country still strive to exercise their fundamental political right i.e. to use their power to elect their leaders. The unflinching resolve of the people of Balochist...

 2018-08-15 19:24 

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Lawyers to begin closing arguments in explosive Manafort trial...

Lawyers will begin closing arguments Wednesday in the explosive trial of former Donald Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort, after which the veteran political operative's fate will rest with the jury. After hearing some 20 witnesses for prosecutors desc...

 2018-08-15 19:22 

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Evacuations, rescues as 'historic' floods hit northeastern US...

New Jersey declared a partial state of emergency on Tuesday as forecasts for further heavy rainfall posed new danger in parts of that state, New York and Pennsylvania, where rescuers hauled people from waterways, flooded cars and homes. Following several ...

 2018-08-15 19:21 

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Australian politician calls for 'final solution' on immigration...

An Australian politician was widely condemned Wednesday after demanding "a final solution" to immigration and calling for a return to the White Australia policy that favoured "European Christians". Fraser Anning stunned lawmakers during hi...

 2018-08-15 19:14 

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Moon says Pyongyang summit to be 'bold step' towards ending war...

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Wednesday his visit to Pyongyang next month will be a "bold step" towards formally ending the decades-old war with the nuclear-armed North. The two Koreas agreed earlier this week to hold a third meeting bet...

 2018-08-15 19:14 

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African migrants reel as Israeli law cuts into salaries...

African migrants in Israel have been detained, threatened with deportation and faced hostility from lawmakers and residents. Since last year, they face another burden: a de facto 20 percent salary cut that has driven them further into poverty. Israel'...

 2018-08-15 19:13 

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Midwest battleground states tap candidates for midterm elections...

Voters chose nominees on Tuesday in the key battleground states of Wisconsin and Minnesota, setting up what are expected to be tight races as November's congressional elections draw near. Wisconsin Republicans tapped state senator Leah Vukmir to battl...

 2018-08-15 19:13 

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A day in the life of seven migrants crossing Mexico...

From the southern border with Guatemala to the northern border with the United States, AFP spent 24 hours traveling with migrants who are crossing Mexico to chase their American dreams. Here are seven of their stories. Andres Sanchez, 18 "Being a migr...

 2018-08-15 19:12 

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Demand for better grades of lint remains higher amid correction in physical prices...

Trading remained selective on grade issue while buyers made deals for second grade stuff on premium price during trading at lint market, traders said. Forward deals also changed hands for consolidating inventories by leading buyers in Sindh and Punjab sta...

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