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  • Samsung chief Lee arrested in corruption investigation

    SEOUL: Samsung Group chief Jay Y. Lee was arrested early on Friday over his alleged role in a corruption scandal that led parliament to impeach South Korean President Park Geun-hye, dealing a fresh blow to the world’s biggest maker of smartphones. The 48-year-old Lee, vice chairman of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS), was taken into...

  • CM Sindh visits Sehwan hospital to inquire after health of injured

    KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah visited the Sehwan hospital to inquire after the health of injured people in deadly bomb blast yesterday at Lala Shahbaz Qalandar. At least 72 people, including 20 children and nine women, were killed and scores of others were wounded when a  suicide bomber ripped through Lal Shahbaz Qalandar...

  • CNS places all Naval Hospitals at Karachi on high alert

    ISLAMABAD: Chief of Naval Staff has placed all Naval Hospitals in Karachi on high alert and ready to receive injured persons through night capable helicopters. This was stated in a tweet issued by Director General ISPR, Major General Asif Ghafoor here on Thursday. – APP

  • Lahore beat Karachi by 7 runs in PSL

    SHARJAH: Lahore Qalandars thrashed Karachi Kings by 7 runs in the eighth match of Pakistan Super League at Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Karachi Kings opted to field after winning the toss. Lahore Qalandars set massive target of 179 runs for the Kings with help of Fakhar Zaman’s outstanding fifty. He scored 56 off 36 balls. The...

  • Pakistan-Afghanistan border closed over security reasons: ISPR

    RAWALPINDI: Hours after a suicide bomber killed 70 people at Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine Sehwan Sharif, Sindh, Pakistan closed its border with Afghanistan owing to security reasons. In a press statement, DG ISPR Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor said that the border was closed with immediate effect till further orders due to security reasons. The move...

  • Pakistan for constructive role on Afghan issue

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan welcomed all such initiatives which meant to help solve the Afghan issue that was pre-requisite for regional peace and prosperity, spokesperson of foreign office Nafees Zakaria Thursday said. “We expect regional countries to play their constructive role in this regard,” he said. During the weekly media briefing, he said, the 6 Party talks,...

  • Huge Baghdad car bomb kills at least 52: officials

    A massive car bomb ripped through a used car market in the south of Iraq’s capital Thursday, killing more than 50 people in the deadliest such attack this year, security officials said. The Amaq propaganda agency linked to the Islamic State jihadist group (IS), which has claimed nearly all such attacks recently, reported the blast...

  • PAF inducts JF-17 Thunder in No 14 Air Superiority Squadron

    KAMRA: It was a historic day for Pakistan Air Force (PAF) indeed, as the prestigious No 14 Air Superiority Squadron was re-equipped with the indigenously manufactured JF-17 Thunder aircraft in an impressive induction ceremony held at the PAF Base, Minhas on Thursday. Federal Minister for Defence Khawaja Muhammad Asif was the chief guest on this...

  • Bilawal denounces shrine bombing as worst form of terrorism

    KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that terrorist attack on the shrine of Hazrat Lal Shah Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan was a worst form of terrorism aimed at to rip apart Sufi fabric of unity and peace. Condemning the bomb attack on the Sufi shrine, the PPP Chairman said that...

  • Terrorists were neither Muslims nor human beings: Sindh CM

    KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has strongly condemned the blast at the shrine of Hazrat Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan on Thursday evening. A statement here said, the chief minister telephoned the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sindh and Commissioner Hyderabad and sought details about the incident. The Chief Minister declared emergency...

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  • Cricket: Bangladesh gets harsh introduction

    Blazing centuries from Virat Kohli and Murali Vijay powered India to a commanding 356 for three against a hapless Bangladesh bowling attack on the opening day of the one-off Test in Hyderabad Thursday. Kohli (111) and Ajinkya Rahane (45) were at the crease at close of play after putting on an unbeaten 122-run stand at...

  • KLF to honour Shabnam Ghosh

    KARACHI: A three-day 8th Karachi Literary Festival (KLF) will open on Friday with known historian Ayesha Jalal and fiction writer Mustansar Hussain Tarar as the keynote speakers at the inaugural session. The festival that has emerged to be an annual feature in the literary and cultural horizon of the metropolis will be attended by writers...

  • 9/11 mastermind tells Obama attacks were America’s fault

    WASHINGTON: The self-proclaimed mastermind of the September 11 attacks wrote to former president Barack Obama to tell him 9/11 was a direct result of American foreign policy and the deaths of innocent people it has caused. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s 18-page letter was addressed to “the head of the snake, Barack Obama,” leader of “the country...

  • New law for overseas workers

    DOHA: Qatar has approved a draft law which would provide legal protection for tens of thousands of female domestic workers for the first time, according to state media. The law is expected to specify how many hours staff such as nannies, drivers and gardeners should work per week, how many days holiday they receive annually...

  • PM invites global entrepreneurs to invest in Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has invited global entrepreneurs to invest in Pakistan and take advantage of its strategic location, rich human and material resources, political stability and attractive investment policy. He was addressing corporate and business leaders from around the world in Islamabad today. The prime minister said Pakistan with its sixth largest population...

  • Forget India, profit from ‘quiet rise’ of Pakistan: Barron’s Asia

    ISLAMABAD: Investors should forget India and instead profit from the ‘quiet rise’ of Pakistan along with Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, Barron’s Asia said. “Forget India. Investors looking for the next big thing should look to its South Asia neighbors instead – Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka,” the America’s financial magazine in an article said. According...

  • Heli-ski team comprising 38 foreigners visit ISPR directorate

    RAWALPINDI: A heli-ski team comprising 38 foreigners from 12 different countries visited Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Directorate Thursday. According to ISPR, the team is on a week-long tour to Pakistan through a joint collaboration of Training Recourse Group (TRG) and ISPR, for heli-skiing and to explore beauty of Pakistan. The team was briefed by...

  • Tennis ace Ushna Suhail says David Cup win to promote game in Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s female tennis ace Ushna Suhail has said that Pakistan’s last week’s win in Davis Cup tie against Iran would also help promote women tennis in the country. “Pakistan successfully held this event after a gap of  12 years. I’m sure this will not only promote men tennis in the country but will also...

  • Abducted blogger Goraya breaks silence

    ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani activist abducted last month has broken his silence on his weeks-long disappearance. Ahmad Waqas Goraya was among five activists who vanished in Pakistan in early January. Human Rights Watch, opposition lawmakers and Pakistani activists have said their near simultaneous abductions pointed to government involvement in a country with a history of enforced...

  • PM dismisses speculations on FATA reforms

    ISLAMABAD: Dismissing speculations on delay in FATA reforms package, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said these would be placed in the next cabinet meeting. “On my directions extensive consultation has been carried out with all the stakeholders including visits by select committee to all agencies,” the Prime Minister told reporters at the launch of...

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  • DG ISPR slams Indian irresponsible attitude at LoC

    RAWALPINDI: Indian forces resorted to unprovoked firing at Line of Control in Khanjar Sector on Thursday, Inter Services Public Relations said. In a Twitter message, DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor said Indian irresponsible attitude continues. Unprovoked firing at LOC in Khanjar Sec (sector) today, he said. The Pakistani troops responded in a befitting manner...

  • Samsung Electronics may build factory in US

    Samsung Electronics Co Ltd may build a US plant for its home appliances business, a person familiar with the matter said, the latest global firm to consider a response to criticism about imports from new US President Donald Trump. Specifics such as the amount the electronics giant might invest and where the new base could...

  • Nisar takes notice of ban on online taxi services

    ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Thursday took notice of ban imposed by Deputy Commissioner Islamabad on private taxi services including Uber and Kareem. According to Interior Ministry sources, the minister sought a report from Deputy Commissioner for the ban on the taxi service which used latest technology to keep in touch...

  • Shahid Afridi keen to attend PCB meeting

    Former Twenty20 captain Shahid Afridi says he is willing to offer his services if invited by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to the proposed round-table conference. He said that it is cricketers’ show and cricketers should run it.  

  • Nisar takes notice of ban on Uber, Careem

    ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Thursday took notice of ban imposed by Deputy Commissioner Islamabad on private taxi services including Uber and Careem. According to Interior Ministry sources, the minister sought a report from Deputy Commissioner for the ban on the taxi service which used latest technology to keep in touch...

  • Texas town’s mayor says she’s transgender

    The mayor of a small town in Texas has become the first transgender elected official in the state’s history, local media report. Jess Herbst, who became mayor of New Hope last May, made the announcement in an open letter to the town’s residents. “As your Mayor I must tell you about something that has been...

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  • US embassy says visa policy for Pakistan unchanged

    ISLAMABAD: The US administration has not made any changes in its visa policy towards Pakistan, said a spokesman for the US Embassy in Islamabad on Thursday. Dismissing the reports as ‘rumors’ that the country might be added to the list of countries whose citizens have been banned from travelling to US, the spokesman said in...

  • Canadian PM to attend funeral for mosque shooting victims

    OTTAWA: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday will attend the funeral of two Algerians and a Tunisian man killed with three others in a mosque shooting, as he seeks to pull together a nation shaken by the hate crime. Up to 5,000 mourners are expected to pack a hockey arena in Montreal’s Olympic park...

  • Blast outside PTI MPA guest house

    PESHAWAR: A bomb blast occurred outside hujra (male guest house) of a Member Provincial Assembly (MPA) KP, Fazal Elahi at Hazar Khawani area of Peshawar on Thursday evening. According to police, no casualty is reported due as the hujra was empty and MPA Fazal Elahi was also outside his home. MPA Fazal Elahi was elected...

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  • Congress rejects Obama veto, Saudi Sep 11 bill becomes law

    WASHINGTON: The U.S. Congress on Wednesday overwhelmingly rejected President Barack Obama’s veto of legislation allowing relatives of the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia, the first veto override of his eight-year presidency. The House of Representatives voted 348-76 against the veto, just hours after the Senate rejected it 97-1, meaning the...

  • Google officially launches YouTubePK

    KARACHI: Google Wednesday officially launched YouTube PK” for users accessing the video-sharing website in Pakistan. The launching took place at an invite-only ceremony organized in Karachi. The Justin Bibis live at #YouTubePK @justinbieber pic.twitter.com/lEAmT31LDU — norbert almeida (@norbalm) September 28, 2016 According to a video circulating on Twitter, Justin Girls mesmerized the audience wi...

  • Petrol, diesel price likely to be slashed

    ISLAMABAD: The federal government is likely to slash the prices of petroleum products for the month of October, SAMAA reported on Wednesday. According to a source privy to the Petroleum Ministry, petrol price may come down by Rs3 a litre, high speed diesel by Rs3.50 per ltire, light diesel by Rs2 per litre and kerosene...

  • Facebook removes Jamaat-e-Islami pages over Kashmir posts

    KARACHI: Social networking giant Facebook has taken down Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan’s official page for publishing posts about Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir, a party statement said. “That page was the second highest in terms of number of followers as it had 3.1 likes,” a post on the Jamaat’s Facebook page read. A Jamaat official said that...

  • Afghanistan shock Bangladesh to level ODI series

    DHAKA: Afghanistan skipper Asghar Stanikzai top-scored 57 runs as his side shocked Bangladesh by claiming a two-wicket victory in the second one-day international to level the three-match series 1-1 in Dhaka Wednesday. Bowlers set up the win for Afghanistan as leg-spinner Rashid Khan took 3-35 and Mohammad Nabi claimed 2-16 to help the visitors dismiss...

  • Pakistan regrets India’s attempts to impede SAARC summit

    ISLAMABAD: India has a track record of impeding the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) process, a conglomerate of the South Asian nations aimed at uplifting socio-economic conditions of this region, which is highly regrettable. India’s negative attitude had a direct bearing on the welfare and betterment of the region which was highly regrettable,...

  • World’s first baby born from 3-parent technique: report

    MIAMI: The world’s first baby has been born using a controversial new technique by US scientists to include DNA from three parents in the embryo, said a report Tuesday. The baby boy was born five months ago in Mexico to Jordanian parents, and is healthy and doing well, said the report in New Scientist magazine,...

  • Xavi becomes Qatar 2022 ‘ambassador’

    DOHA: Former Barcelona great Xavi Hernandez has become an “ambassador” for a key initiative run by Qatar 2022 World Cup organisers, officials in Doha said on Wednesday. Xavi, 36, who now plays for Al Sadd in the Qatar Stars League, will become the public face of the “Generation Amazing” programme and will visit a refugee...

  • Saudi navy to hold Gulf exercises amid Iran tensions

    RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s navy will hold exercises in the Gulf and the strategic Strait of Hormuz early next week, the navy chief said on Wednesday, as tensions simmer with Iran. Exercise “Gulf Shield 1” will also take place in the Sea of Oman, with ships, planes, marines and other personnel taking part, said Royal Saudi...

  • ECP directs MPs to submit assets details by September 30

    ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Wednesday directed the parliamentarians to submit details of annual statement of assets and liabilities of their own, spouses and dependents for the year 2015-16 by September 30. According to the spokesman of ECP, this is a mandatory requirement under Section 42A of the Representation of the People Act...

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  • Google launches Allo, bets on AI to spice up chats

    WASHINGTON: Google-parent Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O) launched Allo, a messaging app that incorporates Google’s search feature and a chatbot that uses machine learning to “improve” itself over time. The new messaging service, which was unveiled in May, will compete with Facebook Inc’s (FB.O) WhatsApp and Messenger. The much-anticipated launch comes a month after Google rolled out...

  • PM, Iranian President discuss bilateral ties, regional situation

    UNITED NATIONS: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who met here on Wednesday, discussed bilateral relations, situation in the region as well as other matters of mutual interest. The two leaders expressed satisfaction over the positive forward movement in the bilateral relations between the two countries. They also expressed their satisfaction...

  • Migrant boat capsizes off Egypt, killing at least 42

    ROSETTA: A boat carrying migrants capsized Wednesday in the Mediterranean off Egypt’s north coast, drowning 42 people and prompting a search operation in which another 150 were rescued, officials said. The vessel overturned off the port city of Rosetta, police and health officials said. The total number of people on board was not immediately clear....

  • PM Nawaz forecfully pleads Kashmiris’ case at UN: AJK President

    ISLAMABAD: Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President Masood Khan Wednesday said Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif fully represented the Kashmiri people and forcefully pleaded their case for right to self determination in his speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). Talking to PTV, he said the prime minister highlighted Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir....

  • PM Sharif calls for independent inquiry into Indian brutalities in occupied Kashmir

    Pakistan demand release of Kashmir political prisoners; end curfew; freedom; medical help; abrogation of draconian laws; remove travel ban NEW YORK: In a strong speech to the UN General Assembly, Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday called on the Security Council to urgently implement its resolutions calling for the exercise of right to self-determination...

  • India summons High Commissioner Abdul Basit

    ISLAMABAD: Three days after 18 Indian troops were killed in occupied Kashmir, India on Wednesday summoned Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit and alleged that Pakistani soil was used for carrying out  the attack.   According to Indian media, Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar told Abdul Basit that Delhi was ready to provide fingerprints and DNA...

  • PAC directs registration of FIR against VC Urdu University on proving plagiarism

    ISLAMABAD: Public Accounts Committee on Wednesday directed Higher Education Commission and University of Karachi to register First Information Report (FIR) against vice Chancellor Federal Urdu University Dr Salman D Muhammad over plagiarism. Chairman PAC Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah directed the concerned to sack the vice chancellor Dr Salman D Muhammad for getting PhD degree by...

  • Balochistan Assembly passes anti-Shisha Noshi bill

    QUETTA: The lawmakers in the session of the Balochistan Assembly unanimously passed Anti-Shisha Noshi (Anti-Smoking) Bill 2016, here on Wednesday evening. The assembly session was held with Speaker, Raheela Hameed Khan Durrani in the chair. Chairperson, Balochistan Assembly Standing Committee on Health and Family Planning, Dr Ruqayya Saeed Hashmi tabled report of the committee on...

  • MQM Pakistan downplays London decisions

    KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) head Dr Farooq Sattar on Wednesday played down the statement of London leadership, saying that there would be no change in party’s policy. His remarks came shortly after MQM London leadership said it has dissolved Rabita Committee and all organization setup for now. “Whatever is being said or done...

  • MQM-London dissolves Rabita Committee, organizational set-up

    LONDON: Condemning the resolution adopted by Sindh Assembly against Altaf Hussain on Wednesday, London leadership of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) dissolved its administrative structure and organizational set-up. The decision was taken by the MQM’s London leadership. A statement issued by MQM London said Altaf Hussain gas handed over all his powers to Nadeem Nusrat, a...

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  • Here’s what sacrifice smells like. And it isn’t that good.

    Following every Eid-ul-Azha in Karachi, guts of animals slaughtered in the name of Allah are left to rot on road sides, spreading a ‘gut-wrenching’ stench in the atmosphere. The odour is strong enough to easily induce vomit in the passer-bys. Here’s a visual of what sacrifice looks like… trust us, it’s not as bad as it...

  • Mecca chief in Iran swipe over Islam divide

    MINA, SAUDI ARABIA: The governor of Saudi Arabia’s Mecca region on Wednesday urged Muslim religious leaders to fight sectarianism, an indirect criticism of Shiite Iran. Prince Khaled al-Faisal was speaking at a news conference to discuss the annual hajj pilgrimage, which ends on Thursday and has added to tensions between Riyadh and Tehran. “I call...

  • More than a billion Milky Way stars mapped: ESA

    PARIS: The Gaia space probe, launched in 2013, has mapped more than a billion stars in the Milky Way, vastly expanding the inventory of known stars in our galaxy, the European Space Agency said Wednesday. Released to eagerly waiting astronomers around the world, the initial catalogue of 1.15 billion stars is “both the largest and...

  • Tremor jolts Swat, surrounding areas

    SWAT: An earthquake was recorded around quarter past five in the evening Wednesday (today). The tremor was felt in areas spanning as far as at least 180 kilometres from Swat. The magnitude of the earthquake initially recorded was around 5. The epicenter of the earthquake is said to be located on the border between Tajikistan...

  • Good news for students, teachers

    KARACHI: All private schools in Karachi will re-open from Monday, the Private Schools Association announced here on Wednesday afternoon. The Karachi Private Schools Association, after announcing earlier that schools would reopen from Thursday 15th September 2016, as per government directives, has now revoked their orders, extending holidays till 18th September, Samaa reported. The schools will...

  • Farooq Sattar recovered, to be sent home

    KARACHI: Doctors have allowed Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Dr. Farooq Sattar to be discharged from the hospital, Spokesperson Liaquat National Hospital (LNH) stated Wednesday afternoon. In a press briefing, LNH spokesperson Anjum Rizvi updated the media regarding MQM leader Farooq Sattar’s health and recovery, saying all his tests have come clear. The leader had...

  • Disturbing footage of men brutally firing at a bull from Sialkot

    Men in Sialkot shot bullets at a bull after they allegedly failed to restrain the animal. The video opens to a cornered bull surrounded by four men threatening it with sticks. The next minute the bull launches to attack one of the men. The bull was reportedly roaming unrestrained for four hours in Sialkot’s Tauheed...

  • Brother kills sister, husband over domestic issue

    SIALKOT: A man killed his sister and her husband over a domestic scuffle, Samaa reported. According to the report, the accused fired a bullet at his sister and her husband, killing them both in Sialkot’s area of Daska. The bodies of the victims have been shifted to the hospital while police officials working on the...

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  • This 12 year-old girl has a lot to teach us

    Meet 12 year old Taqwa, a Grade 3 student who wants to do something to change the lives of those born special. Little Taqwa suffers from an ailment of the spinal column that doesn’t let her lead a life of quality. However, her determination for her goal, and her zest for life are inextinguishable. She...

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