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KP govt to hold talks with PTM on issue of tribal districts


February 26, 2019

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government on Monday decided to hold talks with the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) and authorised an advisory committee comprising MNAs and Senators from the erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Areas to act as jirga on its behalf. The decision was taken in a meeting of the ‘advisory committee for redressal and development’ chaired by KP Chief Minister …

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Sindh Assembly calls for thorough investigation to punish Nimra’s killers


February 26, 2019

KARACHI: The Sindh Assembly on Monday mourned the death of a medical student during crossfire between police and fleeing robbers in North Karachi and unanimously asked the provincial government to contact her university to award her an MBBS degree posthumously. “The awarding of this degree will certainly not ne an equal compensation to the loss of a life full of …

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NAB gets five-day remand of archaeology director


February 26, 2019

PESHAWAR: An accountability court here on Monday remanded the director of archaeology and museums, Dr Abdus Samad, into custody of National Accountability Bureau, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, for further five days in case of misuse of authority while making appointments of Class-IV employees at different archaeological sites. Judge Naveed Ahmad Khan directed the officials of NAB to again produce the suspect on …

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Sindh cabinet approves increased allowances for provincial doctors


February 26, 2019

KARACHI: The Sindh cabinet on Monday approved two allowances for government doctors at par with their counterparts in Punjab, which would cost Rs5.6 billion annually. However, it was decided that appropriate legislation would be made linking allowances with the performance and achievement like that of teachers and other professionals who were also being linked to time scale and other allowances. …

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Fawad insists on one regulatory authority for all media


February 26, 2019

ISLAMABAD: Informa­tion Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Monday said that there was a need to have a centralised regulatory authority for all types of media, including print, electronic and digital. Briefing a meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on Information presided over by Senator Faisal Javed, the minister said that advancement of technology had led to converging of all news and entertainment media …

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Khawaja Asif calls on lawmakers to put differences aside after India’s LoC violation


February 26, 2019

Former defence minister Khawaja Asif, in a fiery address on the floor of the National Assembly on Tuesday, called for all parties to “put on a united front” in the face of India’s Line of Control (LoC) violation. “Our country, our sovereignty, our integrity are being threatened,” Asif said, asking that a joint sitting of Parliament be convened today. “It is …

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Indian Air Force violated LoC, dropped payload, Pakistan alleges


February 26, 2019

Indian Air Force violated LoC, dropped payload, Pakistan alleges In a tweet, spokesperson of Pakistan’s Armed Forces said, “Pakistan Air Force immediately scrambled. Indian aircrafts gone back.” Indian aircrafts’ intrusion across LOC in Muzafarabad Sector within AJ&K was 3-4 miles.Under forced hasty withdrawal aircrafts released payload which had free fall in open area. No infrastructure got hit, no casualties. Technical …

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Mahershala Ali wins best supporting actor Oscar


February 25, 2019

Hollywood, United States: Mahershala Ali won the best supporting actor Oscar on Sunday for his portrayal of a black classical pianist traveling through the segregated American South in the 1960s with a white driver in “Green Book.” Ali, the heavy favorite in the category bested a strong field: Adam Driver (“BlacKkKlansman”), Sam Elliott (“A Star Is Born”), Richard E. Grant …

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WATCH: Lady Gaga in tears as she takes Oscar for best original song


February 25, 2019

Hollywood, United States: Lady Gaga is a Grammy winner many times over. On Sunday, the pop diva became an Oscar winner, taking the trophy for best original song for her power ballad “Shallow” from “A Star Is Born.” Before accepting the award at the Dolby Theatre, Gaga belted out the number with her co-star Bradley Cooper. On stage, she was …

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Jaaved Jaaferi’s hilarous tweet shows Trump dancing on Ranveer Singh’s ‘Malhari’ song


February 25, 2019

Famed Indian actor/comedian/choreographer Jaaved Jaaferi prompted a series of laughter amongst Twitter users when he posted a hilarious tweet. Taking a dig at Donald Trump, Jaaved shared a video that shows the US President’s face morphed on the footage as he shakes a leg on Ranveer Singh’s famous song ‘Malhari’ from his blockbuster hit ‘Bajirao Mastani’, in which he essays …

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