Daily Archives: September 6, 2018

Women suspected of stealing beaten up violently at Lahore market


September 6, 2018

Two women accused of stealing clothes from a shop in Lahore were violently thrashed by the shop owners, it emerged on Thursday. Leaked footage of the incident, which occurred in a bazaar near Jallo Mor on G.T. Road on Wednesday, was obtained by DawnNewsTV. The disturbing footage shows a number of men taking turns to beat up the two women using …

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Axed Hafeez dismisses retirement talk as rumour


September 6, 2018

LAHORE: After being dropped from national team for the forthcoming Asia Cup, former Pakistan captain and seasoned all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez on Wednesday brushed aside the rumours about qutting international cricket, saying he would accept whatever decision the PCB takes. It was initially reported that Hafeez was disappointed over the selectors’ decision to drop him from the squad for the Asia …

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Japan quake, landslides leave at least 9 dead


September 6, 2018

Devastating landslides caused by a powerful 6.6-magnitude earthquake in northern Japan claimed at least nine lives on Thursday, with dozens still missing as homes were engulfed. Multiple, large-scale landslides struck the sparsely populated countryside, which was also hit by the edge of a powerful typhoon that surged through Japan earlier this week. Aerial views showed dozens of houses destroyed at …

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4 Two more companies belonging to the Zardari Group have been identified in connection with the alleged laundering of billions of rupees, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) told the Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday


September 6, 2018

PPP Co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari, his sibling Faryal Talpur and several of their business associates are currently being probed as part of a 2015 case regarding fake accounts and fictitious transactions conducted through 29 ‘benami’ accounts in Summit Bank, Sindh Bank and UBL. The FIA, in its progress report submitted in the SC today, claimed to have identified two additional …

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Special status given to India undermining regional stability: think tank


September 6, 2018

12 ISLAMABAD: The Strategic Trade Author­isation-1 (STA-1) status given to India by the United States is undermining regional stability and the global non-proliferation regime, warned a think tank on Tuesday. The Strategic Vision Institute (SVI), which specialises in strategic stability issues, said in a press release: “The US tilt towards India for its geopolitical goals, including containment of China, marked …

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Pakistan summons Indian envoy to protest killing of civilian in LoC violation


September 6, 2018

11 The Foreign Office (FO) on Wednesday summoned India’s deputy high commissioner in Islamabad to protest the killing of a Pakistani villager in “unprovoked firing” by Indian troops across the Line of Control (LoC). Abdul Rauf was fatally shot by Indian security forces on Tuesday in the Kotkoterra Sector while grazing animals, according to an FO statement. The FO summoned …

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Iran minister criticises Trump for focusing on Iran at UN


September 6, 2018

0 Iran’s foreign minister sharply criticised United States (US) President Donald Trump on Wednesday for abusing the US presidency of the Security Council this month by holding a meeting on Iran’s international activities during the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations (UN) in late September. Mohammad Javad Zarif was responding in a tweet to US Ambassador Nikki …

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Saudi prince rejects speculation over royal family rift


September 6, 2018

Saudi King Salman’s brother on Wednesday has played down controversial remarks he made to anti-Saudi protesters in London that sparked furious speculation about possible discord within the royal family. Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz al-Saud apparently told a crowd in London to stop chanting slogans against the Saudi royal family over the kingdom’s involvement in the three-year conflict in Yemen. “What …

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France, Germany to launch football’s new complex competition


September 6, 2018

LONDON: World Cup champions France travel to Joachim Loew’s under-pressure Germany on Thursday in an eye-catching start to the inaugural UEFA Nations League, football’s newest competition introduced to replace most international friendlies with few knowing all the details of a complex format. The Nations League, brainchild of European football body UEFA, aims to boost interest in the autumn and spring …

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