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Suicide car bombers kill at least 17 in Somalia

MOGADISHU (Web Desk) Suicide attackers set off two car bombs at a hotel near the headquarters of Somalia’s Criminal Investigations Department in Mogadishu on Friday, killing at least 17 people, police said. Guards at Hotel Sahafi and CID officers opened fire after the blasts, police added. Then, about 20 minutes later, …

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Trump orders crackdown on asylum seekers

WASHINGTON DC (Web Desk) The United States embarked on Friday on a policy of automatically rejecting asylum claims of people who cross the Mexican border illegally in a bid to deter Central American migrants and force Mexico to handle them. President Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed at halting the …

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TLP protests ‘cost Punjab millions of rupees loss’

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) The Punjab government has said it has incurred losses worth millions of rupees during the three-day protests staged across the country in response to the Supreme Court’s judgment in the Asia Bibi case. A senior official of the Punjab government confirmed to The Express Tribune on Friday that …

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Senate seeks details of IMF conditions

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) Lawmakers in the upper house of the parliament on Friday demanded of the government to come clean about its economic policies and inform the Senate about the steps being taken to address the issue of inflation. Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Senator Sherry Rehman while talking about the ‘precarious’ …

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FO confirms stranded pilgrims in Iraq arrive back home

Islamabad (Web Desk) Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said on Saturday that Pakistan’s consulate in Iraq has successfully managed to send all stranded Pakistani pilgrims back to the country, Radio Pakistan reported. In a tweet on Saturday, the foreign office spokesperson said, “an inquiry is being initiated against the …

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PM seeks performance report from ministers

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday sought a report on the performance of his federal ministries during the first 100 days of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government. He also sought a report on austerity measures. During a party meeting, the PM inquired about progress on the various plans …

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Shehbaz arrested in Ramzan Sugar Mills case

Lahore (Web Desk) The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Saturday arrested Opposition leader in the National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif in another case pertaining to Ramzan Sugar Mills. Shehbaz has been in NAB custody in the Aashiana Housing Scheme case and has been on physical remand. His remand ended on Friday and …

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Pakistani women less likely to own a mobile phone than men: study

COLOMBO (Web Desk) A new study shows majority of women, less educated and the poor in Pakistan do not own smartphones, lack awareness of and do not have access to the internet. The study Information Communication Technology access and use in Asia and the Global South notes that 37pc women between …

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Meezan Bank gets Best Banking Award for 2018

KARACHI (Web Desk) Meezan Bank Limited on Friday won the 3rd Pakistan Banking Awards in the category of the Best Bank for 2018, while Habib Bank Ltd and Bank Alfalah fetched two awards in two different categories. Adviser to the Prime Minister on Institutional Reforms and Austerity and former governor of …

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Pakistan comprehensively beat New Zealand by 6 wickets in second ODI

Dubai (Web Desk) Pakistan beat New Zealand by six wickets in the second day-night international in Abu Dhabi, levelling the three-match series 1-1 on Friday. Paceman Shaheen Shah Afridi took a career-best 4-38 to keep New Zealand down to 209-9 in their 50 overs before Fakhar Zaman (88) and Babar …

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