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Drive shows 0.24m children malnourished


October 5, 2018

LAHORE: Of the 5,386,037 children screened as part of the ongoing nutrition and breastfeeding week, 240,845 (0.24 million) were identified as malnourished. Similarly, of the 1,597,855 pregnant and lactating women examined, 104,288 were found malnourished, said Mother and Child Health and Nutrition Programme (IRMNCH&NP) Project Director Dr Syed Mukhtar Hussain Shah on Thursday while releasing the data collected during the …

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Perpetual arrest warrants issued for former US envoy Hussain Haqqani


October 5, 2018

Perpetual arrest warrants were issued on Friday for former envoy to the United States Hussain Haqqani, to bring him back to the country, based on the findings of a Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) report, The FIA had registered a case against Haqqani in March for committing “criminal breach of trust, misuse of authority and embezzlement of funds”. The former US envoy is …

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PPP opposes arrest of Shehbaz Sharif


October 5, 2018

KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has condemned arrest of PML-N President and Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif. PPP stalwart Syed Khursheed Shah and Sindh Minister for Local Bodies Saeed Ghani, in their separate statements, condemned the arrest of Shehbaz and termed it ‘act of revenge’. Khursheed Shah said, “Arrest of Opposition leader is an insult of the …

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Lahore Qalandars vs Hobart Hurricanes live coverage: Abu Dhabi T20 Trophy


October 5, 2018

ABU DHABI: Lahore Qalandars have won the toss and elected to bat against Hobart Hurricane in their first match here at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Friday. Teams Lahore Qalandars: Sohail Akhtar (captain), M Bilal Irshad, Mohammad Faizan, Phil Salt, Maaz Khan, Shahzad Ali, Farzan Raja, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Zulfiqar Babar, Harris Rauf, Agha Salaman Hobart Hurricanes: Charlie Wakim (captain), …

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Pakistan want Yasir to attack new-look Australia


October 5, 2018

DUBAI: Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed warned his ace leg-spinner Yasir Shah will attack a depleted and new-look Australia when they meet in the first of two Test matches starting in Dubai from Sunday. Australia face a trial by spin as has so often been the case on their tours to Asia. In the space of six years, they have lost …

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SC bench reconstituted to hear suo motu case against Faisal Raza Abidi


October 5, 2018

The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday announced that a two-judge bench will hear the suo motu contempt of court case against former Senator Faisal Raza Abidi on October 10. The court had previously taken suo motu notice of Abidi’s alleged anti-judiciary remarks during a programme on Channel 5. A new two-judge bench headed by Justice Azmat Saeed will hear the case after …

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No progress in Afghan peace process without involving Pakistan: Qureshi


October 5, 2018

WASHINGTON: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that there can be no progress in the Afghan peace process without involving Pakistan and this cooperation can only be gained in a friendly manner. In a wide-ranging news conference at the end of his 10-day visit to the United States, Mr Qureshi pointed out that Pakistan had a 70-year-old relationship with …

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Deepika Padukone is producing a biopic on an acid attack survivor


October 5, 2018

Deepika Padukone is adding another feather to her cap. The actress will be donning the producer’s cap for Meghna Gulzar’s upcoming directorial (of Raazi fame); not only that, Padukone will also be acting in the flick as acid attack survivor, Laxmi Agarwal. According to Indian Express, while talking about her role, Deepika shared: “When I heard this story, I was deeply moved as …

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South Korean ex-leader Lee gets 15-year term for corruption


October 5, 2018

Former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak was convicted and sentenced to 15 years in prison on Friday in a corruption case that has badly tainted his status as the country’s first leader with a business background who once symbolised the country’s economic rise. Lee’s conviction came six months after his successor and fellow conservative, Park Geun-hye was convicted in a separate corruption scandal that …

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Warne backs ‘Bodyline’ skipper Jardine, slams old foe Waugh


October 5, 2018

Australian great Shane Warne has endorsed one of the most controversial figures in cricketing history, while also renewing his decades-old feud with former captain Steve Waugh. Warne, Test cricket’s second-most prolific wicket-taker with 708 scalps, revealed his admiration for Douglas Jardine, who led England’s “Bodyline” tour, in his new book “No Spin” published this week. Warne said he believed Jardine …

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