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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 […]

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Political bigwigs suffer shocking defeats in Pakistan polls

Islamabad: Many political bigwigs in Pakistan suffered shocking defeats in the national elections even as votes were still being counted, with former Prime Ministers Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Yousaf Raza Gilani, and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari losing their strongholds. While the preliminary results from different parts of the country had good […]

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Polling ends in Pak, counting of votes begins

Srinagar: Polling in the Pakistan General Election 2018 concluded at 6.00pm on Wednesday, as the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) rejected requests from major political parties of the country, including the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), to extend the time for an hour, Pak media reports said. The PML-N held an […]