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Islamabad to get its tallest building yet

Islamabad to get its tallest building yet

Islamabad to get its tallest building yet The tower will be the tallest building in the city, and will serve as a symbol of socioeconomic progress. PHOTO: REUTERS The federal government on Monday announced its plan to build ‘The CPEC Tower’ in Islamabad which would be the tallest building in the capital. The tower will serve […]

Two transgender Pakistanis tortured to death in Saudi Arabia

Two transgender Pakistanis tortured to death in Saudi Arabia

Two transgender Pakistanis tortured to death in Saudi Arabia PESHAWAR: Two transgender persons, both natives of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P), died on Tuesday after being subjected to torture allegedly by Saudi police in Riyadh for dressing up as women in public. Thirty-five transgender people were arrested by a law enforcement agency for cross-dressing, which is a punishable offence in […]

Malaysian police say foiled attack on Arab royalty ahead of Saudi King visit

Malaysian police say foiled attack on Arab royalty ahead of Saudi King visit

Malaysian police say foiled attack on Arab royalty ahead of Saudi King visit Saudi Arabia’s King Salman inspects an honour guard at the Parliament House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia February 26, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS KUALA LAMPUR: Malaysia on Tuesday said the seven militants arrested late last month were planning an attack on “Arab royalties” visiting its […]

PM Nawaz urges Kuwaiti PM to lift visa restrictions

PM Nawaz urges Kuwaiti PM to lift visa restrictions

PM Nawaz urges Kuwaiti PM to lift visa restrictions Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. PHOTO: AFP Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif punctuated the importance of bilateral relations between Pakistan and Kuwait, said a press release on Tuesday at the Bayan palace. On meeting with Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber al Mubarak al Hamad al Sabah, at the […]

Saudi Arabia denies police tortured two transgender Pakistanis to death

Saudi Arabia denies police tortured two transgender Pakistanis to death

Saudi Arabia denies police tortured two transgender Pakistanis to death Saudi Arabia denied on Tuesday claims by Pakistani activists that two transgender women from Pakistan were beaten to death in police custody after being arrested in Saudi Arabia along with more than 30 other members of the community. Reports of the deaths had been carried […]

International cricket returns to Pakistan

International cricket returns to Pakistan

International cricket returns to Pakistan PHOTO: AFP Fresh from hosting the Pakistan Super League final, there is more good news for Pakistan cricket as the International Cricket Council (ICC) is considering sending a World XI side to Lahore to play a four-match T20 series in September. The series, which will be another giant leap towards […]

Pakistan gets access to high-quality solar energy maps

Pakistan gets access to high-quality solar energy maps

ISLAMABAD:  The World Bank, in partnership with the Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB), on Tuesday launched a series of new solar maps for Pakistan in support of efforts to increase the deployment of renewable energy in the country. This will help in expanding access to sustainable and affordable sources of indigenous energy in the country. […]

Five militants killed, two soldiers martyred in Swabi operation

Five militants killed, two soldiers martyred in Swabi operation

ISLAMABAD:  Two Pakistan Army officials, including a captain, were martyred during an exchange of fire on Tuesday in the Malikabad area of Swabi. Security forces were conducting an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in the area when they came under attack, military’s media wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement. The deceased were identified as Captain […]

Swedish citizen jailed for Facebook call to fund Daesh

Swedish citizen jailed for Facebook call to fund Daesh

A Swedish citizen was sentenced to six months in jail Thursday for inciting people to finance Daesh through Facebook, a landmark case for the country. In a Facebook account linked to Ahmad Qadan, 34, a post written in Swedish and published on August 21, 2013 said: “Help us supply our brothers at the front with […]

PAKISTAN Veteran actor Farooq Zameer passes away

PAKISTAN Veteran actor Farooq Zameer passes away

LAHORE: Veteran TV actor Farooq Zameer passed away on Thursday after a protracted illness,  The famous TV actor had been suffering from illness for six months. His funeral prayer will be held in Lahore. Farooq Zameer has performed pivotal roles in scores of dramas including ‘Rani’, ’93 Shumali’ and ‘Gadarya’. He has also acted in a […]

Islamabad High Court bars Valentine’s Day celebration in public spaces

Islamabad High Court bars Valentine’s Day celebration in public spaces

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday prohibited the celebration of Valentine’s Day in public spaces and government offices across the country ‘with immediate effect’. A day before Valentine’s Day, the Federal Ministry of Information, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) and the Islamabad High Commission were told by Justice Shaukat Aziz, who was hearing […]

Bomb explodes on Lahore’s Mall Road during protest, At least 72 killed in suicide blast as terror revisits Lahore

Bomb explodes on Lahore’s Mall Road during protest, At least 72 killed in suicide blast as terror revisits Lahore

A bomb has exploded outside the Punjab Assembly in Lahore during a large protest in the area, News reported on Monday.The explosion took place on Mall Road, with reports of multiple injuries, added News agency. The large group of chemists and pharma manufacturers were protesting in front of the assembly when a nearby vehicle exploded.Rescue […]

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