Daily Archives: September 8, 2019

CM Murad Ali Shah urges Punjab govt to honour production orders of Faryal Talpur


September 8, 2019

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has lamented that the elected government of Punjab has refused to honour the production orders of MPA Faryal Talpur while those orders were honoured by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) when she was in their custody. CM Sindh issued the statement on Sunday while addressing a press conference along with his four cabinet …

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Weather Forecast For Pakistan, 08 September 2019


September 8, 2019

ISLAMABAD: Weak seasonal low lies over northern parts of Balochistan. A Shallow westerly wave is present over upper parts of the country. Weather Forecast for Sunday: Rain/wind-thunderstorm is expected at scattered places in Mirpurkhas, Hyderabad divisions, at isolated Malakand, Hazara, Kohat, Bannu, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Faislabad, D.G khan divisions, Islamabad, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan. Hot and humid weather is expected …

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British HC Thomas Drew learns how to make ‘daal’ and ‘roti’ in Pakistan


September 8, 2019

British High Commissioner to Pakistan Thomas Drew is making the most of his time in the country by not just delving into Pakistani delicacies but also learning how to cook them. Turning to Twitter on Sunday, the British diplomat shared pictures with his followers of him being taught how to make one of the country’s most popular dishes –Daal and roti. “While …

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Spy master Le Carre slams ‘pig-ignorant’ Johnson in 25th novel


September 8, 2019

LONDON: British master spy novelist John le Carre´s 25th book condemns “pig-ignorant” Boris Johnson and the “lunacy” of Brexit, according to an excerpt published in Saturday´s Guardian newspaper. Set in 2018, “Agent Running in the Field” tells the tale of Nat, a 47-year-old MI5 foreign intelligence service member with doubts about Britain´s fate. Extracts of the 87-year-old writer´s book, to …

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Mick Jagger blasts Donald Trump for bad manners, lies, environment


September 8, 2019

Rock legend Mick Jagger attacked US President Donald Trump for his rudeness and lies Saturday and for “tearing apart” environment controls when America should be setting the standard for the world. The Rolling Stones singer said he was “absolutely behind” young climate change activists who had earlier occupied the red carpet at the Venice film festival, where he was starring …

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Zimbabweans choose work over mourning Mugabe


September 8, 2019

HARARE: A day after ex-strongman and founding leader Robert Mugabe died, the only clear sign that Zimbabwe was in mourning were flags flying at half mast. The streets and shops were packed, weddings and parties went ahead as planned. Most people were going about their usual business, trying to eke out living. For while Mugabe is hailed for having led …

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OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia replaces energy minister: state media


September 8, 2019

RIYADH: OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia named King Salman´s son as energy minister after sacking veteran oil official Khalid al-Falih, state media said early Sunday. “Khalid al-Falih has been removed from his position,” the official Saudi Press Agency said, citing a royal decree. “His royal highness Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman is appointed minister of energy.” Prince Salman is the king´s son …

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Trump calls off secret summit, talks with Afghan Taliban


September 8, 2019

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said Saturday he had called off a secret summit with the Taliban and Afghanistan’s leader, abruptly slamming the door on a year of diplomacy to end America’s longest war. In a Saturday evening bombshell, Trump said that he had planned unprecedented, albeit separate, talks with the two sides Sunday in Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland, …

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Afghan govt responds to cancellation of Trump’s meeting with Taliban


September 8, 2019

Kabul: Afghanistan praised the “sincere efforts of its allies” Sunday after US President Donald Trump said he had called off negotiations with the Taliban, apparently ending a year-long diplomatic push to exit America’s longest war. “The Afghan government, in relation to the peace, appreciates the sincere efforts of its allies and is committed to working together with the United States and …

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Atomic watchdog chief in Iran for high-level talks


September 8, 2019

Tehran: The acting head of the UN atomic watchdog, Cornel Feruta, arrived in Tehran on Sunday for high-level talks with Iranian officials, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported. The International Atomic Energy Agency official´s visit comes a day after Iran announced its latest step in reducing its commitments to a 2015 nuclear deal. The Romanian diplomat was to meet Iran´s …

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