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Aziz Mian Qawwal remembered on his birth anniversary


April 17, 2019

ISLAMABAD: The legendary traditional singer Aziz Mian Qawwal was remembered on Wednesday across the country on his 78 birth anniversary. He was born in Delhi on 17th April 1942 and migrated to Pakistan soon after partition. He obtained his master degrees in Arabic, Persian language, Persian literature, Urdu literature and history from the University of Punjab. He was also famous …

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Bangladesh starlet apologises after ´atheist´ comments


April 17, 2019

DHAKA: A Bangladeshi actress has been forced to apologise after remarks construed as admitting atheism in a country where people have been murdered for renouncing religion. Safa Kabir, an actress and model who has appeared in top Bangladeshi television dramas, told a private radio station this week she did not believe in the afterlife. “I don´t believe in life after …

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Model Zara Peerzada is done with your questions about her shaadi


April 17, 2019

Model Zara Peerzada has spoken for all of us single women out there. Addressing the issue of marriage, the model said that people need to stop meddling into women’s business. “Why is marriage my only goal, or the only one anyone is interested in?” she asks. “This week, in a span of 5 days, I was asked ‘when I’m getting …

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Pakistan’s internet capacity to be increased by 96 Tb/s with new submarine cable system


April 17, 2019

A landing party agreement signed between Cybernet Pakistan and PEACE Cable International Network Company Ltd is set to increase Pakistan’s internet infrastructure capacity by 96 terrabits per second with the country’s first carrier-neutral, open-access submarine cable system. Pakistan and East Africa Connecting Europe (PEACE) Cable International Network Company Ltd and Cyber Internet Services Pvt Ltd (Cybernet Pakistan) signed the agreement …

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Tax amnesty plan approval deferred amid reservations


April 17, 2019

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet on Tuesday deferred the approval of the much-awaited tax amnesty scheme after some of the ministers opposed it, expressed their reservations and sought further clarification. To deliberate on the issue in detail, Prime Minister Imran Khan convened a special meeting of the cabinet on Wednesday. Read: PTI govt’s first tax amnesty scheme ready for launch Inside sources told Dawn that some …

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BMW to recall 360,000 China cars over Takata airbags


April 17, 2019

Germany’s BMW will recall 360,000 vehicles in China as part of the worldwide effort to root out defective airbags made by now-defunct Japanese supplier Takata, regulators in Beijing said. Around 20 people have died in accidents linked to defects in Takata airbags since 2013, prompting a massive worldwide recall of at least 100 million cars from a wide range of …

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Aramco in talks to buy stake in refining business of India’s Reliance


April 17, 2019

State oil giant Saudi Aramco, the world’s biggest oil producer, is in talks to buy a minority stake in the refining and petrochemicals businesses of India’s Reliance Industries Ltd, sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. The Times of India reported earlier that Aramco was in talks to buy a stake of up to 25 per cent, which could be worth …

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20 ‘suspicious’ banks accounts attached on request of Federal Board of Revenue


April 17, 2019

A local court in Karachi on Wednesday ordered the attachment of 20 bank accounts suspected of having been used in three cases involving the illicit transfer of foreign exchange, money laundering and benami accounts. Acting on an application submitted by the Federal Bureau of Revenue (FBR) Karachi, the court ordered that the accounts be attached for a period of 30 …

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