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Sharif, sons unlikely to appear before anti-corruption body.

Ousted Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his two sons are unlikely to appear before the country's top anti-graft body on Friday for interrogation in connection with money laundering and corrup...

- The Hindu - IN

Pakistan, Iran agree to enhance cooperation in various fields.

Marriyum Aurangzeb and Ambassador Honardoostm discussed promotion of cultural ties in the capital The post Pakistan, Iran agree to enhance cooperation in various fields appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

'Gilgit-Baltistan has central importance in reference to CPEC'.

Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal says government taking concrete measures to promote tourism in G-B The post 'Gilgit-Baltistan has central importance in reference to CPEC' appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Maid servant from Delhi raped in a Hyderabad hotel.

A 20-year old maid servant Nisha Khurana from Mahipalpur of New Delhi was allegedly raped by an unknown person claiming to be a room service boy at a hotel here on Tuesday night.According to Banjara Hills police where the girl had registered a complaint on Thursday, Nisha along with her employers daughter Payal and friend ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Dharmendra makes Twitter debut.

Veteran actor Dharmendra has shared his first post on micro-blogging site, Twitter.The 81-year-old actor, who is shooting "Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se" in Hyderabad, posted a picture from the sets of the film."Your love has encouraged me to come more close to you ... so here is me from the sets of YPD Phir se... ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

The inspiring life of Ruth Pfau, leprosy doctor.

The death of a nun who worked for 50 years in Pakistan closes a life of Christian service.

- MercatorNet - US

Will US Sanctions on Hizbul Mujahideen Make Pakistan Reconsider Its 'Good Taliban'?.

The Pakistani Foreign Office condemned sanctions as being detrimental to Kashmir's freedom struggle.'

- The Diplomat - US

Once Shot For Advocating For Girls' Education, Malala Is Going To Oxford.

The young Pakistani-born woman shot by the Taliban because she advocated for girls' education is now headed to Oxford. Malala Yousafzai is also the youngest-ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize

- NPR - US

Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai 'excited' to study at Oxford University.

Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai, the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize when she was 17, said on Thursday she was "excited" after winning a place to study at Oxford University.

- France24 - FR

Currency: Rupee stable against dollar.

However, International Monetary Fund has repeatedly said Pakistan's rupee is overvalued by 5-20% The post Currency: Rupee stable against dollar appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

New US strategy for Afghanistan.

Pakistani state and intelligentsia may consider that US is making it a scapegoat for its own failure in Afghanistan The post New US strategy for Afghanistan appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Short film to showcase history of Indian military during 1971

Mumbai, Aug 18 "Mukti - Birth of a Nation", a short film, is set to showcase Indias glorious military history during the 1971 war with actors Milind Soman and Yashpal Sharma in lead roles. Showcased by SonyLIV, the triumph of Lt. General J.F.R. Jacob over Pakistani General A.A. Khan Niazi, through a dialogue that reshaped ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Pak man charged for sexually assaulting mentally ill Indian boy in Dubai

, August 18 : A 34-year-old Pakistani man is facing trail for sexually assaulting an 18-year-old mentally challenged Indian boy in Dubai.As per Khaleej Times report, the incident took place on February 23 and was reported to Al Rashidiya police station.The accused picked up the boy from outside his place in Al Rashidiya and ...

- Sify - IN

Money laundering: Nawaz Sharif, sons to appear before Pakistan's anti-graft body today

On July 28, a five-member bench of the SC disqualified Nawaz Sharif from office following a JIT probe that exposed illegal family wealth stashed abroad.

- Zee News - IN

One killed in clash between PTI, PML-N workers

As many as two people were killed in the clash between workers of PTI and PML-N. Photo: Geo News screen grab KHANEWAL: One person was killed and two others injured in a clash between Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf workers in Khanewal early Friday morning.According to the police, the workers of ...

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Nawaz Sharif, sons expected to appear before NAB today

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif photographed with his older son, Hasan. Photo: file LAHORE: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his two sons, Hussain and Hasan, are expected to appear before the National Accountability Bureau’s Lahore office today.Sharif family was summoned to file their replies today ...

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NA passes bill to protect 'whistleblowers' in corruption cases

AAISHA Gulalai wears a traditional turban of the Wazir tribe to the National Assembly on Thursday. The turban is usually worn by tribal elders to signify authority. Quoting Olaf Caroe's The Pathans, she said that people of her tribe were like panthers who liked to hunt alone. If you look at me right now, I am all alone. ...


Search under way for new NAB chief

Bank accounts of Sharif family ISLAMABAD: The Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly, Syed Khursheed Shah, has started search for a new chairman of the National Accountability Bureau as the incumbent chief of the anti-graft watchdog will retire next month. NAB chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, who is said to be a ...


Fazl declines to support removal of Articles 62, 63

LAHORE: Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Wednesday called on former prime minister Nawaz Sharif at his Jati Umra residence but declined to support his endeavour to have Articles 62 and 63 expunged from the Constitution. Fazlur Rehman held a 40-minute meeting with the deposed prime minister and discussed ...


'Hard questions apprehended': Sharifs 'advised against' visiting house of boy killed in rally

GUJRAT: Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif is likely to arrive at Lalamusa on Aug 19 and will visit the residence of a boy, Hamid Chughtai, who died last Friday after being hit by a protocol vehicle in the ex-premier's cavalcade during his journey from Islamabad to Lahore.According to sources, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz ...


Judgement reserved on Zardari's acquittal plea

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court on Thursday reserved judgement on an application seeking the acquittal of former president and PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari in a reference related to his alleged illegal assets in Pakistan and abroad. The court has conducted day-to-day proceedings on the application filed by Mr Zardari ...


Punjab gets lion's share in reconstituted CCI

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday reconstituted the Council of Common Interests , with an overwhelming representation from Punjab, amid emerging crucial issues like census results and gas allocations. Even more surprisingly, the notification to that effect came from the prime minister whereas the ...


Sharif, sons to skip NAB probe meeting today

LAHORE: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his two sons will not appear before the National Acco­untability Bureau's Lahore office today to join investigation into the Al-Azizia Steel Mills case, say Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz insiders. According to them, Mr Sharif — after discussing the matter with close aides and ...


Upset with PML-N 'advisers', Nisar plays devil's advocate

ISLAMABAD: The outspoken Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan once again voiced his displeasure over the handling of the Panama Papers issue and blamed unnamed advisers for the disastrous situation the party had faced in the wake of Nawaz Sharif's disqualification.The former interior minister was speaking at a meeting of the central ...


Ex Wasserman Schultz aide indicted for bank fraud

A former IT aide to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz was indicted for fraud after he and his wife attempted to leave the United States for Pakistan.

- UPI - US

Charges revised against ex-Wasserman Schultz aide

A federal grand jury has broadened the criminal indictment against Imran Awan, a former House Democratic IT staffer who was charged with bank fraud last month as he tried to leave the United States for Pakistan.Awan's wife, Hina Alvi, has also been indicted, although she and the couple's three children are already in ...


Barcelona terror attack: Sikh 'Gurdwaras' in Barcelona lend helping hand

, August 18 : Sikh Gurdwaras in Barcelona are lending helping hand at the time of crisis after at least 13 persons have been killed and more than 50 injured in a terrorist attack in Las Ramblas district.A Sikh man, Harjinder S Kukreja from Punjab took to Twitter to inform people that Gurdwaras in Barcelona are offering help ...

- Sify - IN

Pakistan's anti-graft body summons Sharif, sons

Supreme Court grants NAB access to Panamagate JIT report's 'confidential' Volume X

- GulfNews - AE

India approves $650m Boeing army chopper deal

India on Thursday approved a $650 million purchase of six attack choppers from US aviation giant Boeing, officials said, as it boosts its military might amid border tensions with China and Pakistan.The Defence Acquisition Council , which approves big-ticket purchases, gave the green light to acquire six additional ...


The Pakistani girl the Taliban tried to silence — Malala Yousafzai — to study at Oxford

Nobel Prize winner tweets that she's 'so excited' by admission to prestigious university, where she will study philosophy, politics and economics

- National Post - CA

Nobel winner Malala wins place at Oxford University

Pakistani-born Malala Yousafzai, shot by the Taliban for promoting girls' education, accepted by Oxford University.

- Al Jazeera - QA

PNB drub Fortis

Punjab National Bank rallied from a goal down to overwhelm Fortis Sports 4-2 in the Bengaluru Super Hockey League at the Hockey Stadium on Thursday.It took just 12 minutes for Fortis to open the scoring. Vinit Kamble dribbled past a slew of Punjab players to enter the striking circle before passing it back to Victo Singh, ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Pakistan's top anti-corruption body summons Nawaz Sharif, sons

The National Accountability Bureau on the directive of the Supreme Court issued summons to Sharif and his sons — Hussain and Hasan — to interrogate them in its Lahore office in connection with their offshore properties revealed by the Panama Papers case.  

- Zee News - IN

Pakistan disappointed with US move to blacklist Hizbul Mujahideen, calls it 'unjustified'

Disappointed with the United States decision to designate Hizbul Mujahideen as a foreign terrorist organisation, Pakistan called the move 'unjustified', the Pakistan Foreign Office said on Wednesday. 

- Zee News - IN

Syed Abid Rasheed is new Deputy Commissioner Srinagar

Srinagar Syed Abid Rasheed Shah has been posted as Deputy Commissioner Srinagar replacing Dr Farooq Ahmad Lone. Shah was earlier posted as DC Islamabad. An order issued by the government said that Dr Lone has been posted as Officer on Special Duty tourism department at civil secretariat. Meanwhile, Muhammad Younis Malik, ...

- Kashmir Life - IN

Back To School: Afghan Students Resume Daily Trek Into Pakistan

For years, Afghan boys from one side of the Khyber Pass made the trek across the border to better schools in Pakistan. That abruptly stopped in January as Pakistan tightened border controls. But thanks to a bit of digital technology, the kids are back in class.

- Radio Free Europe - US

India clears $650 mn Boeing army chopper deal: defence sources

India approved a $650 million purchase of six attack choppers Thursday from US aviation giant Boeing, officials said, as it boosts its military might amid border tensions with China and Pakistan.

- The Daily Star - LB

U.S. terror designation of Hizbul Mujahideen unjustified: Nafees Zakaria

Reiterates Pakistan's moral, diplomatic and political support to Kashmiri people's struggle.'

- The Hindu - IN

British lawmaker forced to resign after denouncing 'British Pakistani men raping white girls'

A British lawmaker was forced to resign Wednesday after writing a controversial column in which she asserted “Britain has a problem with British Pakistani men raping and exploiting white girls” -- a claim that sparked a debate about child abuse in the country.

- FOX News - US

Malala Yousafzai Has Been Accepted to Study at Oxford University

Pakistani human-rights and education advocate Malala Yousafzai has been accepted to study at the University of Oxford in the U.K.The 20-year-old tweeted Thursday: "So excited to go to Oxford!! Well done to all A-level students - the hardest year. Best wishes for life ahead!" along with a screen shot of her acceptance into ...

- Novinite - BG

Pakistan's Malala wins place at Oxford University

Pakistani education activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai says she is "excited" after winning a place to study at Oxford University.

- ABC News - AU

Pakistan Navy takes over command of multi-national maritime security force from France

Pakistan Navy has been handed over the command of the multi-national naval maritime security and counter-terrorism coalition named Combined Task Force 150 by the French Navy, read a statement issued by the navy's media wing.Combined Task Force 150 is one of the three Task Forces within the ambit of Combined Maritime Forces ...


AJK protesters rally to condemn blacklisting of Hizbul Mujahideen by US

A rally to condemn the United States' recent decision to blacklist Hizbul Mujahideen as a 'terrorist organisation' was held in Muzaffarabad, Azad Jammu and Kashmir , on Thursday.The US decision came weeks after Hizbul Mujahideen commander Syed Salahuddin was designated a global terrorist.Hizbul Mujahideen is a not a ...


How were the India-Pakistan partition borders drawn?

Draw lines on a map to see how Radcliffe demarcated the lines that divided British India.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Businessman close to Geelani arrested in terror money trail

Srinagar/New Delhi, Aug 17 The NIA on Thursday arrested Zahoor Wattali, a prominent businessman close to separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, on charges of acting as a conduit for passing money received from Pakistan to militants, separatists and stone-pelters in the Kashmir Valley. Wattali, an influential businessman ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Sanctions on Kashmiri militant group Hizbul Mujahideen unjustified: Pakistan

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's Foreign Ministry on Thursday said Islamabad was disappointed over what it termed the unjustified imposition of sanctions by the United States on Kashmiri militant group Hizbul Mujahideen.

- Reuters - US

Video of Indian, Pakistani national anthem sung together wins heart, goes viral

Pakistan and India, who celebrate their independence days 24 hours apart, have a long and bloody history of conflict. The ongoing and rising tension between the two border nations are nothing new to talk about. 

- Zee News - IN

Sindh govt unfreezes KMC bank accounts

KARACHI: The Sindh government on Thursday took back its decision to freeze Karachi Municipal Corporation's bank accounts, confirmed Minister Local Government Jam Khan Shoro while speaking to Geo News.According to reports, the provincial government froze KMC funds in reaction to mayor Karachi’s move to stop Badar Jamil ...

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Remain mindful of hostile narratives on social media: COAS

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has advised students to remain mindful and vigilant of hostile narratives on social media. "Educated youth is a prime target of ISIS and affiliates, be extra cautious", COAS said during his visit to Inter Services Publication Directorate on Thursday, informed a ...

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Mustafa Kamal hails Muhajir community for ‘breaking ties’ with MQM

KARACHI: Pak Sarzameen Party Founder Mustafa Kamal hailed the Muhajir community for ‘breaking ties’ with Muttahida Qaumi Movement while speaking to media on Thursday. “As an Urdu-speaking man, I am quite proud of my identity. I am so proud that after 30 years of supporting MQM and its chief, Altaf Hussain, ...

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