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Wahab Riaz invites Brian Lara to Pakistan

Fast bowler Wahab Riaz, who left the world stunned with his performance during the Cricket World Cup quarter-final against Australia in Adelaide, has invited cricket extraordinaire Brian Lara to Pakistan. Lara recently said he would love to meet Riaz and termed the ICC’s decision to fine him “uncalled for”. He also offered to pay for it himself. On Tuesday, Riaz ...

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Sindh govt requests Ayyan’s transfer to Karachi Central Jail

KARACHI: Sindh government sent a written request to the federal government on Tuesday, seeking to move supermodel Ayyan to Karachi Central Jail from Adiala jail, Express News reported.  Recently arrested by customs officials for attempting to smuggle 0,000 to Dubai, the model-cum-singer was sent on a 14-day judicial remand to Adiala jail in Rawalpindi although a special customs court admitted a ...

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Murder convict hanged in Multan

MULTAN: A murder convict was hanged in Multan’s Central Jail early morning, Express News reported Tuesday.  Nasrullah was handed the death sentence for the murder of his brother’s killer outside a court in Muzaffargarh in 1994. Strict security measures were taken at the time of the hanging. Read: Capital punishment: Three death convicts hanged in Adiala jail  Several have been hanged across ...

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Moving forward: SC updated on appointments of state entities’ heads

ISLAMABAD:  The Establishment Division has informed the Supreme Court that the federal government has completed the process of appointing heads of various statutory, autonomous and regulatory bodies. However, submitting its final report before the apex court, the Establishment Division disclosed that the matter of appointing the managing director of the Utility Stores Corporation and the chairman of the Engineering Board ...

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Pakistan Day: For twin cities residents, parade so near, yet so far

ISLAMABAD:  As Pakistan Day was celebrated across the country with zeal, the main event in Islamabad appeared to be a show for only the select few. Residents of the twin cities felt alienated as they were not allowed to join or even go out to celebrate the occasion, due to the lockdown in some areas. Many residents of the capital ...

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A tough challenge: Countering counterfeit in the medicine world

KARACHI: Terrorism, violence and road accidents may top the list for contributing to the country’s annual death toll, there is, however, a killer of another kind that often slips off the radar of consumers and policymakers alike — counterfeit medicines. In early 2012, more than 120 people succumbed to contaminated medicines in a single incident – commonly known as the Punjab ...

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Pakistani designs dazzle on Hudson River

KARACHI: The iconic Hudson River was transformed into the world’s newest catwalk yesterday.  Jessica Minh Anh, the model and entrepreneur marked her ninth fashion show staged at a unique location. The J Spring Fashion Show 2015 presented New York in a new light. Anh’s series of history-making catwalks also showcased the new collection of Pakistani designer Syeda Amera, said a press ...

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UN ends Uber partnership over concerns that app fails to protect women

The United Nations has pulled out of a partnership with Uber to encourage 1 million women to sign up as Uber drivers because of concerns about the controversial taxi app’s failure to protect female drivers and passengers. Just two weeks ago Travis Kalanick, Uber’s founder and chief executive, announced that “UN Women and Uber are launching a partnership to work ...

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Afghan president’s message to US troops: ‘Thank you’

CAMP DAVID: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Monday expressed deep gratitude to US troops for their sacrifices in a visit that Washington hopes will mark a new chapter in relations with Kabul after years of friction. Speaking to soldiers and top US officials at a ceremony at the Pentagon, Ghani said “thank you” several times, saying his country will always appreciate ...

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Mother of two abandons husband to join Islamic State

A mother has abandoned her 14-year-old marriage and fled to Syria with her two young children to join Islamic State. The 33-year-old Rehana Begum Islam disappeared overnight with her eight-year-old son and three-year-old daughter. She traveled from Heathrow to Istanbul on February 14. She finally managed to take another flight to Gaziantep, a city on Turkey’s border with Syria. Her ...

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