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Pakistan: Nobel laureate education activist Malala accepted to Oxford

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Pakistan: Nobel laureate education activist Malala accepted to Oxford

- PAKISTANI education activist Malala Yousafzai was once shot in the head by Taliban gunmen for fighting for women’s education, and now the world’s youngest Nobel laureate is going to study in Oxford. On Thursday, the 20-year-old Malala took to social media to share her excitement over her acceptance to the prestigious university. “So excited to go to Oxford!! Well done to all A-level students — the hardest year
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Sanctions on Kashmiri militant group Hizbul Mujahideen unjustified: Pakistan

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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. The U.S. took the action on Wednesday against the largest of the anti-Indian Kashmiri militant organisations fighting in the Himalayan territory, which is divided between Pakistan and India. The U.S. Treasury Department said it was freezing the assets of the Pakistan-based group, and prohibiting Americans from having dealings with it
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US Move To Blacklist Hizbul Mujahideen 'Unjustified': Pakistan

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US Move To Blacklist Hizbul Mujahideen 'Unjustified': Pakistan

- Islamabad: Pakistan was "disappointed" with the US decision to designate Hizbul Mujahideen as a foreign terrorist organisation and the move was "unjustified," the Pakistan Foreign Office said today. The US on Wednesday designated the Hizbul Mujahideen as a foreign terrorist group, nearly two months after declaring its Pakistan-based chief Syed Salahuddin as a global terrorist. "Declaring organisations or groups supporting freedom struggle in Kashmir as terrorist outfits is completely unjustified," Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said during his weekly press conference in Islamabad
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Cricket - Pakistan's Akmal in trouble over Arthur outburst

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Cricket - Pakistan's Akmal in trouble over Arthur outburst

- LAHORE: Umar Akmal faces sanction from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) following the out-of-favour batsman's public outburst against head coach Mickey Arthur. Akmal addressed a news conference on Wednesday in which he lashed out at Arthur, accusing the South African of insulting him and refusing him access to the coaching facilities at the National Cricket Academy (NCA). "I accept my fitness isn't up to the mark, and I am trying to work on it, and I asked to be allowed a trainer to help me," Akmal said
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Coach Mickey Arthur abused me, claims Pakistan's Umar Akmal

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Coach Mickey Arthur abused me, claims Pakistan's Umar Akmal

- The altercation took place between Umar and Arthur after the former returned from England following a rehabilitation program for a knee problem and went to the national cricket academy in Lahore for training. Pakistan's Test batsman, Umar Akmal has claimed that chief coach Mickey Arthur abused him during an argument at the national cricket academy in Lahore. "I stand by what I told the media earlier today
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Lobbying Pakistan's 'University of Jihad' As Chinese Cash Flows

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Lobbying Pakistan's 'University of Jihad' As Chinese Cash Flows

- Afghanistan's ambassador to Pakistan has visited the so-called 'University of Jihad' so often that he's become good friends with the hardline cleric who runs it. Omar Zakhilwal's unusual pilgrimage to the Darul Uloom Haqqania madrasa near the northwestern city of Peshawar is central to his efforts to convince the Taliban-supporting school to preach peace. It's a longer-term, non-military approach to the conflict that envisages a tripling of trade flows between Pakistan-Afghanistan, the departure of U
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Religious freedom under attack in Pakistan: US Secretary of State Tillerson

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Religious freedom under attack in Pakistan: US Secretary of State Tillerson

- WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson alleged on Wednesday that religious freedom was under attack in Pakistan, where more than two dozen people were on death row or serving a life imprisonment for blasphemy. He said the Pakistan government had marginalised the Ahmadiya community and refused to recognise them as Muslim. “It is my hope that the new prime minister and his government will promote interfaith harmony and protect the rights of religious minorities,” said Secretary Tillerson while releasing the annual US report on religious freedom for 2016
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Sohail Mahmood takes charge as Pakistan High Commissioner to India

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Sohail Mahmood takes charge as Pakistan High Commissioner to India

- Prior to this assignment, Sohail Mahmood worked as Pak's ambassador in Turkey. Pakistan's High Commissioner- designate Sohail Mahmood today arrived in India. "He has taken charge at the High Commission here. He arrived in Delhi early morning," an official spokesperson of the High Commission said. Mahmood is likely to present his credentials to President Ram Nath Kovind soon. One of the senior-most officers of the Pakistan Foreign Service, he succeeds career diplomat Abdul Basit, who served as that country's envoy for four years
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Ex-Pak PM Nawaz Sharif Files Plea In Supreme Court Challenging Ouster

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Ex-Pak PM Nawaz Sharif Files Plea In Supreme Court Challenging Ouster

- Islamabad: Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has hit back against his ouster by the Supreme Court over corruption allegations, demanding a review of his case. The Supreme Court sacked Sharif last month following an investigation into corruption allegations against him and his family, making him the 15th premier in Pakistan's 70-year history to be sacked before completing a full term
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Pakistan club batsman dies after being struck by ball

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Pakistan club batsman dies after being struck by ball

- A young batsman in Pakistan lost his life after being struck with a ball during a club match in Mardan, the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. In the tragic incident, young Zubair Ahmed was hit on the head by a bouncer with reports claiming he wasn’t wearing a helmet at the time. He was part of the Fakhar Zaman academy. As per reports, he received attention at the ground but died there itself
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Pakistan cricketer Zubair Ahmed dies after being hit on the head by a bouncer

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Pakistan cricketer Zubair Ahmed dies after being hit on the head by a bouncer

- The incident happened on Pakistan's Independence Day - August 14. The game of cricket was struck by another tragedy when Pakistani batsman Zubir Ahmed died recently after being hit on his head by a bouncer during a match in Mardan. The incident happened on Pakistan's Independence Day - August 14. Ahmed had played four List A matches and represented the T20 team Quetta Bears
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Pakistan, Iran top global list of countries with blasphemy laws

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Pakistan, Iran top global list of countries with blasphemy laws

- THE ISLAMIC Republic of Pakistan has been ranked second on United States government list of countries that implement blasphemy laws counter to human rights principles, being beaten only by Iran. The report entitled published by the US Commission on International Religious Freedom ranked nations according to the relative severity of their blasphemy legislation, with a high ranking indicating “that these states’ prohibitions on blasphemy most run counter to international law principles
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India to issue medical visas for Pakistanis

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India to issue medical visas for Pakistanis

- New Delhi: On the occasion of Independence Day, the Ministry of External Affairs announced that India will provide medical visas to all bona fide Pakistan patients. In a tweet on Tuesday, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said: "On the auspicious occasion of India's Independence day, we will grant a medical visa in all bonafide cases pending with us." On the auspicious occasion of India's Independence day, we will grant medical visa in all bonafide cases pending with us
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WATCH: Pakistani ad defining what freedom means to women drives the point home

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WATCH: Pakistani ad defining what freedom means to women drives the point home

- Women from different walks of life in Pakistan ask the question 'Azadi hoti kya hai?' India and our neighbour Pakistan celebrated their 71st Independence Day with much fervour in the past two days. As the occasion marked the festival to honour our freedom from British Raj, an ad that went viral asked what exactly is the meaning of this Azadi we got after years of struggle
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Firing, Shelling By Pakistan Across LoC In Jammu And Kashmir's Poonch

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Firing, Shelling By Pakistan Across LoC In Jammu And Kashmir's Poonch

- Jammu: Pakistan today resorted to firing and shelling on forward posts and civilian areas along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, prompting the Indian army to give a befitting response. "Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortars from 05:34 hours today in Poonch sector along the Line of Control (LoC)," a defence spokesman said
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Panamagate: Nawaz Sharif files three separate appeals in Pak Supreme Court to review verdict

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Panamagate: Nawaz Sharif files three separate appeals in Pak Supreme Court to review verdict

- Pakistan's ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today filed three separate appeals in the Supreme Court to review its verdict in the Panama Papers case that resulted in his disqualification. A five-member Supreme Court bench last month disqualified Sharif for dishonesty and ruled that corruption cases be filed against him and his children over the Panama Papers scandal, forcing the prime minister to quit
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Young Doctors Association calls off strike after 15-day standoff

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Young Doctors Association calls off strike after 15-day standoff

- The Young Doctors Association (YDA) leadership called off their in the public sector hospitals of Punjab on Tuesday after negotiations with the provincial health department "concluded in success". "Negotiations with the health department turned out to be fruitful," said a YDA spokesperson, adding that the association's activists would resume duties in the indoor and outdoor departments of all public hospitals. The YDA had called the strike at the start of August after an official committee, comprising three senior teachers, rejected its demands to increase salaries and address other grievances
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  • Iqbal underlines need of constitutional reforms to protect vote sanctity, democracy
    Iqbal underlines need of constitutional reforms to protect vote sanctity, democracy

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    Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Friday underlined the need to introduce constitutional reforms in the parliament to protect the sanctity of vote and strengthen the democracy in the country. “It was our national agenda and all political stakeholders should join the government in this cause,” he said while talking to a private news channel. He supported the idea of inter-institution dialogue, being suggested by Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani, to empower the democratic system
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Politics & Government

  • Religious freedom under attack in Pakistan: US Secretary of State Tillerson
    Religious freedom under attack in Pakistan: US Secretary of State Tillerson

    , dawn.com

    WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson alleged on Wednesday that religious freedom was under attack in Pakistan, where more than two dozen people were on death row or serving a life imprisonment for blasphemy. He said the Pakistan government had marginalised the Ahmadiya community and refused to recognise them as Muslim. “It is my hope that the new prime minister and his government will promote interfaith harmony and protect the rights of religious minorities,” said Secretary Tillerson while releasing the annual US report on religious freedom for 2016
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Sports

  • Cricket - Pakistan's Akmal in trouble over Arthur outburst
    Cricket - Pakistan's Akmal in trouble over Arthur outburst

    , channelnewsasia.com

    LAHORE: Umar Akmal faces sanction from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) following the out-of-favour batsman's public outburst against head coach Mickey Arthur. Akmal addressed a news conference on Wednesday in which he lashed out at Arthur, accusing the South African of insulting him and refusing him access to the coaching facilities at the National Cricket Academy (NCA). "I accept my fitness isn't up to the mark, and I am trying to work on it, and I asked to be allowed a trainer to help me," Akmal said
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Business

  • ‘20 business groups get 30pc of total bank loans’
    ‘20 business groups get 30pc of total bank loans’

    , dawn.com

    KARACHI: A research report by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) said 30 per cent of banks’ exposure is to only 20 business groups. Growth in credit depends heavily on the appetite of the corporate sector, which currently receives nearly 70pc of total bank lending, according to “Bank Credit to Private Sector: A Critical Review in the Context of Financial Sector Reforms” issued earlier this week
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Technology

  • Indian hackers break into Pakistan govt websites on Independence Day
    Indian hackers break into Pakistan govt websites on Independence Day

    , dnaindia.com

    Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Climate Change, Ministry of Inter-provincial coordination, Ministry of Water and Power, Ministry of Information Technology and others were some of the websites hacked by the Indian hackers Several websites of the Pakistan government were defaced today allegedly by hackers from India. The hackers attacked websites of some key ministries on the day the country celebrated its 70th Independence Day
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Health

  • After successful heart surgery in India, baby Rohaan dies of dehydration in Pakistan
    After successful heart surgery in India, baby Rohaan dies of dehydration in Pakistan

    , indianexpress.com

    The four-month-old infant from Pakistan, who was granted a medical visa by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj last month to undergo a heart surgery in India, passed away on Monday night Rohaan Sadiq was treated in Jaypee Hospital in Noida on July 14. Taking to Twitter, his father, Kanwal Sadiq, said, “My Rohaan passed away last night. He fought and conquered with major heart surgery but slipped and fell in grave due to little dehydration
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Family & Parenting

  • Three brothers, including 2 cops, beaten by group of Pakistani men for haggling over carpet
    Three brothers, including 2 cops, beaten by group of Pakistani men for haggling over carpet

    , nst.com.my

    NILAI: A carpet-shopping exercise went horribly awry for three customers when they were assaulted by a group of Pakistani merchants who misunderstood their intentions at Nilai 3 Industrial area here yesterday. The three 20 and 30-something siblings – two of whom are policemen – were injured in the 3.30pm incident at a shop selling carpets. The trio were in the midst of bargaining with the Pakistani shopkeepers over the price of a carpet when the exchange somehow went sour
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Society & Culture

  • Pakistan: Nobel laureate education activist Malala accepted to Oxford
    Pakistan: Nobel laureate education activist Malala accepted to Oxford

    , asiancorrespondent.com

    PAKISTANI education activist Malala Yousafzai was once shot in the head by Taliban gunmen for fighting for women’s education, and now the world’s youngest Nobel laureate is going to study in Oxford. On Thursday, the 20-year-old Malala took to social media to share her excitement over her acceptance to the prestigious university. “So excited to go to Oxford!! Well done to all A-level students — the hardest year
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Entertainment & Arts

  • WATCH: Indian band singing Pakistani anthem on 71st Independence Day
    WATCH: Indian band singing Pakistani anthem on 71st Independence Day

    , dnaindia.com

    Although both India and Pakistan are constantly seen at loggerheads with each other and peace talks suspended, an Indian music band decides to take 'peace talks' to a whole new level. As Pakistan celebrates its 70th Independence day on Monday, an Indian music band has gifted the neighbouring country by singing an A capella version of its national anthem 'Pak Sarzamin'
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Education

  • Pakistan: Nobel laureate education activist Malala accepted to Oxford
    Pakistan: Nobel laureate education activist Malala accepted to Oxford

    , asiancorrespondent.com

    PAKISTANI education activist Malala Yousafzai was once shot in the head by Taliban gunmen for fighting for women’s education, and now the world’s youngest Nobel laureate is going to study in Oxford. On Thursday, the 20-year-old Malala took to social media to share her excitement over her acceptance to the prestigious university. “So excited to go to Oxford!! Well done to all A-level students — the hardest year
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Law & Crime

  • Ex-Pak PM Nawaz Sharif Files Plea In Supreme Court Challenging Ouster
    Ex-Pak PM Nawaz Sharif Files Plea In Supreme Court Challenging Ouster

    , ndtv.com

    Islamabad: Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has hit back against his ouster by the Supreme Court over corruption allegations, demanding a review of his case. The Supreme Court sacked Sharif last month following an investigation into corruption allegations against him and his family, making him the 15th premier in Pakistan's 70-year history to be sacked before completing a full term
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Media & Information

  • Female Lawmaker in Pakistan Accuses Imran Khan of ‘Inappropriate’ Texts. Abuse Follows.
    Female Lawmaker in Pakistan Accuses Imran Khan of ‘Inappropriate’ Texts. Abuse Follows.

    , nytimes.com

    Photo ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — When a Pakistani lawmaker said this past week that she had received “inappropriate text messages” from a male colleague, she was met with a wave of vitriol on social media. The episode has attracted widespread attention, as the man she accused is Imran Khan, the former cricket star who is now one of Pakistan’s leading politicians, with a large social media following
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Life & Style

  • Former Pakistan PM Sharif's wife to contest seat he vacated
    Former Pakistan PM Sharif's wife to contest seat he vacated

    , channelnewsasia.com

    LAHORE: The wife of Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif will contest the parliamentary seat left vacant after her husband was deposed by the country's top court last month, a party official said on Friday (Aug 11). The Supreme Court sacked Sharif after an investigation into corruption allegations against him and his family, making him the 15th prime minister in Pakistan's 70-year history to be ousted before completing a full term
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