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Donations for Dam – PM Imran Khan’s bid to crowdfund $14bn

Donations for Dam – PM Imran Khan’s bid to crowdfund $14bn

ISLAMABAD (AFP) – It’s a far cry from those sponsored Facebook posts asking you to invest in a start-up’s new digital watch or an unbreakable phone case.But Imran Khan wants Pakistanis to crowdfund a whopping $14 billion for desperately needed dams, a plea capitalising on nationalist fervour but rejected by many as unrealistic.If it succeeded […]

Agility bid for part of Abraaj’s investment business: document

Agility bid for part of Abraaj’s investment business: document

DUBAI: Kuwait’s Agility, one of the largest Gulf logistics companies, submitted a bid to acquire part of the investment management business of troubled Middle East private equity firm Abraaj, a document seen by Reuters on Wednesday showed. Agility is one of several potential buyers of the investment management unit of Dubai-based Abraaj, which filed for […]

21st Century Fox raises Sky bid in battle with Comcast

21st Century Fox raises Sky bid in battle with Comcast

Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox on Wednesday revealed it had increased a takeover offer for pan-European TV group Sky, valuing the group at £24.5 billion and trumping Comcast’s rival offer. 21st Century Fox’s improved bid is for the 61 per cent of Sky it does not own. New York-listed 21CF raised its offer to 14 […]

Khawaja Harris’s withdrawal bid to delay case, claims Fawad

Khawaja Harris’s withdrawal bid to delay case, claims Fawad

ISLAMABAD;Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) information secretary Fawad Chaudhry claimed on Monday that the withdrawal of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s counsel Khawaja Harris from NAB references is a bid to delay the case. Speaking at a press conference in Islamabad, Fawad stressed Nawaz should neither be provided any deal nor ease. He maintained that no Pakistani court, media […]

Gujrat: CTD foils terror bid by killing six, confiscating weapons

Gujrat: CTD foils terror bid by killing six, confiscating weapons

GUJRAT:Counter-terrorism Department foiled a terror bid by killing six armed men and confiscated weapons. According to the CTD, upon information from Shadiwal power station on Upper Jhelum, barricades were erected to apprehend alleged terrorists. Reportedly, men on bikes opened fire on policemen. In counter-fire, six terrorists were killed and three escaped taking advantage of nighttime. […]

FC Balochistan foils terror bid, recovers huge cache of weapons

FC Balochistan foils terror bid, recovers huge cache of weapons

QUETTA: Frontier Corps (FC) Balochistan on Wednesday foiled a terror attempt in Balochistan and recovered huge quantity of arms, Dunya News reported. According to detail, FC Balochistan carried out an operation on intelligence-based information in Garar Nullah and Mastung areas of Balochistan and recovered huge cache of arms. A spokesman of FC Balochistan informed that […]

Indian court rejects bid to stop world release of ‘Padmavati’

Indian court rejects bid to stop world release of ‘Padmavati’

India’s top court Tuesday rejected a legal attempt to block the global release of a Bollywood film that has sparked violent protests, warning against pre-judging the controversial historical epic. Caste-based groups have been staging violent demonstrations against Padmavati amid rumours that it will depict a romance between a Hindu queen and a Muslim ruler. The epic was […]

Erdogan says Turkey may hold referendum on EU accession bid

Erdogan says Turkey may hold referendum on EU accession bid

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday Turkey may hold a second referendum on whether to continue with European Union accession talks, following a planned vote on April 16 that could give him sweeping new powers. “Right now we are holding a referendum on April 16 and after that we could choose to do a second […]

ASF foils suspected terror bid, seizes weapon cache at Lahore airport

ASF foils suspected terror bid, seizes weapon cache at Lahore airport

ASF foils suspected terror bid, seizes weapon cache at Lahore airport AGENCY ASF confiscated a .223 bore rifle, seven magazines, and dozens of bullets from the vehicle. -DawnNews screengrab The Airport Security Force (ASF) on Wednesday foiled a suspected terror bid at the Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore by confiscating a cache of weapons […]

Bid to strip Pakistani-American militant’s citizenship may mark new Trump way

Bid to strip Pakistani-American militant’s citizenship may mark new Trump way

The Department of Justice has taken the rare step of seeking to strip a convicted militant of his US citizenship as he serves the last several years of a 20-year prison sentence for plotting to destroy New York’s Brooklyn Bridge. Some national security experts suggested Tuesday the move might signal a new, tougher line under […]

Security forces foil terror bid in Balochistan’s Kohlu district

Security forces foil terror bid in Balochistan’s Kohlu district

Security forces on Saturday foiled a terror bid by seizing a significant quantity of arms and explosives in Balochistan’s Kohlu district. “The Frontier Corps (FC) and personnel of a intelligence agency conducted a raid and recovered 28 kilograms of explosives, six rockets and other weapons,” said a security official. The official added that the compound […]