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US launches airstrikes as Taliban attack Afghan city

US launches airstrikes as Taliban attack Afghan city

United States (US) forces launched airstrikes on Friday to counter a major Taliban assault on an Afghan provincial capital, where terrified residents cowered in their homes amid explosions and gunfire as security forces fought to beat the insurgents back. Officials said Afghan special forces were also being deployed to the southeastern city of Ghazni after […]

Amid applause and consensus, Imran Khan officially named as PTI nominee for PM

Amid applause and consensus, Imran Khan officially named as PTI nominee for PM

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s parliamentary committee on Monday officially named party chairman Imran Khan as their parliamentary leader and nominee for the next prime minister of Pakistan, DawnNewsTVreported. “The nomination of Imran Khan will be mere formality,” senior party leader Dr Arif Alvi said before the meeting took place. “All 120 parliamentary committee members are in consensus over […]

China loses spot as world’s No.2 stock market: Bloomberg

China loses spot as world’s No.2 stock market: Bloomberg

China’s stock market has been overtaken as the world’s second-biggest by Japan’s, having been swiped this year by the threat of a trade war with the United States and slowing economic growth. Data from Bloomberg News in intra-day trade on Friday showed the value of equities on the mainland had slipped behind those in their neighbouring country […]

In Iran, economic worries grow as new US sanctions loom

In Iran, economic worries grow as new US sanctions loom

TEHRAN: Iran’s currency plummeted to a record low on Monday, a week before the United States restores sanctions lifted under the unraveling nucear deal, giving rise to fears of prolonged economic suffering and further civil unrest. Already last month, protesters clashed with police outside parliament in Tehran in three days of demonstrations sparked by the Iranian […]

8 killed, 40 wounded as Afghan passenger bus hit by roadside bomb: officials

8 killed, 40 wounded as Afghan passenger bus hit by roadside bomb: officials

A roadside bomb hit a Kabul-bound passenger bus in western Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing at least eight people and wounding around 40, mostly women and children, officials said. “It was a bomb planted by the Taliban to hit security forces but unfortunately it got a passenger bus,” Farah provincial police spokesman Muhibullah Muhib claimed. There […]

Imran Khan says will take oath as premier on Aug 11

Imran Khan says will take oath as premier on Aug 11

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has said that he will take oath as prime minister on August 11, Radio Pakistanreported on Mnday. Khan shared this information while talking to the newly elected lawmakers from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Islamabad. He said that the name for the slot of KP chief minister will be announced soon. Speaking […]

Iran replaces central bank chief as economy faces crisis

Iran replaces central bank chief as economy faces crisis

TEHRAN: Iran replaced its central bank chief on Wednesday, local media reported, amid the fallout over banking scandals and the crisis facing the country’s economy. Valiollah Seif, who had served as the bank’s governor since President Hassan Rouhani took power in August 2013, was replaced by Abdolnasser Hemati following a cabinet meeting, according to the […]

Girl killed as rain lashes KP

Girl killed as rain lashes KP

PESHAWAR/NOWSHERA/SWABI: A girl was killed and several suffered injuries on Monday as rain lashed parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and caused flash floods in Peshawar and Nowshera districts. The downpour also damaged five houses. A girl was killed and her two brothers got injuries when their house in Muftiabad area of Charsadda district collapsed due to […]

ECP explains what would count as valid or invalid vote on election day

ECP explains what would count as valid or invalid vote on election day

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has explained what would count as a valid or an invalid vote when the country goes to the polls on Wednesday, DawnNewsTVreported. In a letter addressed to presiding officers, the ECP listed down the requirements that a ballot paper would have to meet in order to be included in the […]

Many CPEC projects in doldrums as NHA faces financial crisis

Many CPEC projects in doldrums as NHA faces financial crisis

ISLAMABAD: A number of road projects related to the $52 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) are said to be in doldrums as the National Highway Authority (NHA) faces financial crisis. Sources told Dawn that contractors have stopped work on several CPEC projects after their cheques worth over Rs5 billion had bounced a couple of days ago. It […]

My role in Jackpot didn’t contribute as much to the film as I would’ve liked it to: Sanam Chaudhry

My role in Jackpot didn’t contribute as much to the film as I would’ve liked it to: Sanam Chaudhry

  It is in complete contrast to her twirly-whirly blond hair extensions while playing the devious home-breaker Anji of Ghar Titli Ka Par (GTKP), or the tearful and vulnerable Hania of the recently concluded Baydardi Saiyyan. Or the tomboy Ayaan in her ongoing TV serial Rubaru Tha Ishq. She turns up sporting black wire-rimmed glasses, an oversized checkered top […]

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