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Qari Khalil-ur-Rehman Madni Dies In Madina Munawwara

Internationally renowned Qari Khalil-ur-Rehman Madni has died in Madina Munawwara, his Namaz e-Janaza will be offered in Masjid-e-Nabvi after Fajar prayers on Tuesday. He will be buried in Jannat-ul-Baqi. Islamabad: Internationally renowned Qari Khalil-ur-Rehman Madni has died in Madina Munawwara, his Namaz e-Janaza will be offered in Masjid-e-Nabvi after Fajar prayers on Tuesday. He will be buried in […]

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Pakistan to hold President election on September 4, PTI candidate likely to win

Islamabad: Pakistani lawmakers are set to choose a new President on Tuesday, an election in which the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf party’s candidate is expected to win as the Opposition parties failed to field a joint candidate. The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday completed preparations for the election. Polling stations have been set up […]

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Shah Mahmood Qureshi is Pakistan’s new Foreign Minister

Islamabad: Shah Mahmood Qureshi was appointed as Pakistan’s Foreign Minister on Saturday as Prime Minister Imran Khan approved a 20-member cabinet, Information Minister-designate Fawad Chaudhry said. The ministers will take oath on Monday morning, he said on his official Twitter account. Qureshi, who is a senior leader of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, served as Foreign […]

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Pakistan telecom authority threatens to ban Twitter

Islamabad: Twitter has been warned by Pakistan’s telecom authority that the micro-blogging site could be banned in the country for not complying with its directive to block objectionable content, according to a media report. There have been several instances in the past also when social media were banned in Pakistan. Facebook was banned in the […]

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Pakistan Celebrates Independence Day With Patriotic Zael, Fervour

Islamabad: People all across Pakistan on Tuesday celebrated the country’s 72nd Independence Day with traditional zeal and fervour. As the clock struck midnight, fireworks began across the county while buildings were lit up to celebrate Independence Day. The day-long festivities began with thanksgiving prayers and the hoisting of the national flag at all important public […]

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Syria recorded 68,000 deaths in 2017: registry chief

Beirut: Syria’s civil registries recorded 68,000 deaths in the war-torn country in 2017, pro-regime daily Al-Watan reported its head as saying yesterday. “Last year, we confirmed 68,000 without specifying the nature of their death and 32,000 this year,” civil registries chief Ahmad Rahal said. He did not provide any additional details about those who had […]

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82 killed as powerful quake jolts Indonesia

Indonesia: At least 82 people have been killed after a powerful earthquake measuring 7 on the Richter scale jolted the Indonesian island of Lombok, officials said. Also, hundreds of people have been wounded by Sunday’s quake, disaster management officials said, BBC reported. The magnitude seven tremor was shallow, happening only 10 km underground. It damaged […]