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Sheikh Rashid challenges Hanif Abbasi’s appointment as SAPM

Sheikh Rashid challenges Hanif Abbasi’s appointment as SAPM

Former interior minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed challenged the appointment of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hanif Abbasi as special assistant to prime minister (SAPM) on Friday through a petition filed in the Islamabad High Court (IHC). In the petition filed through his counsel Sajeel Sheryar Swati, Rashid questioned the federal government’s …

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PM for measures to curb wheat smuggling, theft

PM for measures to curb wheat smuggling, theft

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif Friday directed the authorities concerned to formulate an urgent strategy against the corruption and theft of wheat and for the construction of the silos for storage. The prime minister, chairing a high-level meeting to examine the wheat production, available stock and expected consumption, said the construction …

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Beijing curbs public transport as COVID-19 spreads in China

Beijing curbs public transport as COVID-19 spreads in China

Workers in protective suits stand next to people lining up a makeshift nucleic acid testing site during a mass testing for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Chaoyang district of Beijing, China May 4, 2022. — Reuters New evidence emerges that China’s uncompromising battle against the coronavirus is undermining its growth. …

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TEARFUL AMBER HEARD ACCUSES JOHNNY DEPP OF SEXUAL ASSAULT

TEARFUL AMBER HEARD ACCUSES JOHNNY DEPP OF SEXUAL ASSAULT

Aquaman’ actor Amber Heard broke down in tears on the witness stand on Thursday as she said ex-husband Johnny Depp sexually assaulted her with a liquor bottle and threatened her life shortly after the pair were married. Testifying in a widely watched defamation trial, Heard said she visited Depp in …

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DAVE CHAPPELLE ATTACKER CHARGED WITH FOUR MISDEMEANORS

DAVE CHAPPELLE ATTACKER CHARGED WITH FOUR MISDEMEANORS

A 23-year-old man accused of attacking comedian Dave Chappelle during a performance was charged on Thursday with four misdemeanor criminal counts after the city’s district attorney declined to bring more serious charges. Isaiah Lee, who was subdued after tackling Chappelle, 48, to the stage floor on Tuesday evening, was charged …

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Rupee halts losing streak, gains 0.14%

Rupee halts losing streak, gains 0.14%

The bears maintained a firm grip over the Pakistan Stock Exchange on Friday, in line with the performance during the last few sessions, as International Monetary Fund (IMF) concerns fuelled selling pressure across the board ahead of futures rollover week. Rupee lost nearly 3% in the last four sessions since …

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Pakistan has great strengths to overcome challenges: Reza Baqir

Pakistan has great strengths to overcome challenges: Reza Baqir

Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Miftah Ismail Tuesday announced that no extension has been granted to Reza Baqir as State Bank of Pakistan’s (SBP) governor as his three-year tenure expires today (Wednesday). Taking to his official Twitter handle on Tuesday, Ismail revealed that SBP Governor Dr Reza Baqir’s three-year …

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Teenage gunman kills 18 children at Texas elementary school

Teenage gunman kills 18 children at Texas elementary school

A teenage gunman opened fire in a south Texas elementary school on Tuesday, killing at least 18 children and one adult, before he was also killed, officials said, the latest mass murder as the United States is gripped by an epidemic gun violence. Governor Greg Abbott said the suspect, identified …

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