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Yemen war rivals double down as UN talks open

Yemen war rivals double down as UN talks open

RIMBO (AFP) – Yemen s government and rebels, locked in a devastating war, traded accusations Thursday as they sat down for hard-won talks the United Nations described as “difficult” but “critical”.The talks in Sweden are the first in two years, in a conflict between a pro-government military coalition, led by Saudi Arabia, and Iran-backed Huthi insurgents […]

‘Thieves’ want to lock down PAC: Marriyum

‘Thieves’ want to lock down PAC: Marriyum

LAHORE: Thieves locked down the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Accountability Commission for five years to hide their massive corruption and are now doing everything to lock down the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) for the same reasons, the PML-N spokesperson claims.“Imran Khan [prime minister] has never been held accountable. He has been released in cases in which he confessed to his […]

Asian markets mostly down, trade war fears back in headlines

Asian markets mostly down, trade war fears back in headlines

HONG KONG (AFP) – Asian markets mostly fell Tuesday with Hong Kong and Shanghai stocks sinking following a report that the White House is preparing to impose tariffs on all its Chinese imports, throwing the trade war back into the spotlight.The story added to skittishness across trading floors, where investors are already fretting over a […]

Pakistan five wickets down in lack luster show of game against Australia

Pakistan five wickets down in lack luster show of game against Australia

ABU DHABI (AFP) – Off-spinner Nathan Lyon took four wickets off six balls to catch Pakistan tottering at 77-5 at lunch on the first day of the second and final Test in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.Lyon dismissed Azhar Ali caught and bowled for 15 in his fourth over and then next ball had Haris Sohail […]

AIB co-founders asked to ‘step down’ amid sexual harassment allegations

AIB co-founders asked to ‘step down’ amid sexual harassment allegations

Trouble for All India Bakchod (AIB) arose when an array of allegations against Utsav Chakraborty – a YouTuber who was once associated with AIB – cropped up after a female Twitter user accused him of sexual harassment.According to her, Chakraborty sent nude pictures to older-aged women and harassed girls, including minors, on social media platforms.In light of this, […]

Govt turns down Saudi offer to acquire two power plants

Govt turns down Saudi offer to acquire two power plants

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has turned down Saudi Arabia’s offer to acquire two LNG-fired power plants only under a sovereign deal, as laws do not allow selling assets without following a rigorous competitive process.“Saudi Arabia also demanded Pakistan to provide free land, complete security and utility facilities for setting up an oil refinery of over 100,000 barrel per […]

Pakistan’s economy to slow down to 5.2%

Pakistan’s economy to slow down to 5.2%

ISLAMABAD: Pakistanis may soon feel the impact of tight fiscal and monetary policies in their daily lives, as the government has lowered its all major macroeconomic targets and projected that the economy will slow down to around 5.2% this year.Pakistan shared on Thursday its revised macroeconomic indicators with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) during first day […]

12 schools burnt down overnight in Gilgit-Baltistan’s Diamer district

12 schools burnt down overnight in Gilgit-Baltistan’s Diamer district

Unidentified assailants burned down at least 12 schools in Gilgit-Baltistan’s Diamer district late on Thursday night and fled, causing panic among residents, locals and police said.Superintendent Police (SP) Diamer Roy Ajmal told Dawn that police had so far received information that 12 schools ─ at least half of which are girls-only schools ─ had been set on […]

SC turns down plea seeking removal of NAB chairman

SC turns down plea seeking removal of NAB chairman

ISLAMABAD;Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday has turned down petition seeking removal of Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal as National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman . During the hearing over petition filed by Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader Noor Awan on issue of money laundering allegations against ex-PM Nawaz Sharif, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar […]

Was asked to step down or go on leave during 2014 sit-in, reveals Nawaz

Was asked to step down or go on leave during 2014 sit-in, reveals Nawaz

ISLAMABAD ;PML (N) leader Nawaz Sharif once again hit back at opponents by terming 2014 sit-in at D-Chowk ‘adventurism’ to remove him from office. He said that he received warnings cloaked under suggestions during the sit-in to either resign or flee on extended leave. “Who was the umpire who was supposed to raise his finger?” […]

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