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Zardari fires broadside at judiciary, says it has no right to dictate nation’s affairs


December 16, 2018

PPP-Parliamentarians President Asif Ali Zardari on Saturday lashed out at the superior judiciary, saying that except for the parliament, “no one has this right to decide the destiny of people […] especially those who serve fixed tenure of only three years”. Zardari, who was addressing a gathering in Karan Shoro village area of Hyderabad, also asked the ‘powers that be’ …

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NAB told to recover from Cheema his additional salaries


December 16, 2018

LAHORE: The Supreme Court on Saturday ordered the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to recover salaries from former Lahore Development Authority (LDA) director general Ahad Cheema that he received being the chief executive officer of the Bhikki power plant over and above his regular salary. Earlier, NAB brought Mr Cheema from jail on the direction of Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian …

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Pemra asks channels to help build healthy society


December 16, 2018

ISLAMABAD: The Pak­istan Electronic Media Reg­ulatory Authority (Pem­­ra) has issued an advisory to all satellite news and current affairs channels, urging them to highlight positive developments in the country and promote optimism to build healthy society, instead of portraying a bad image of the country by giving extra coverage to crime news and negative issues, Dawn has learnt. The advisory …

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Zardari asked to focus on his last days in politics


December 16, 2018

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry has alleged that former president Asif Ali Zardari has damaged his own PPP by converting a “national level party into a regional party”. Reacting over the criticism by Mr Zardari on the present government’s performance while speaking at a public meeting in Hyderabad on Saturday evening, the information minister said the former president …

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Balochistan MPAs ask govt to help drought-hit people


December 16, 2018

QUETTA: Opposition and treasury benches expressed concern on Saturday over growing drought in parts of Balochistan and said that just sending a few trucks of relief goods by Provincial Disaster Management Authority [PDMA] would not resolve the problem and special measures were needed to help the people hit by the calamity. When the house met for the first winter session, …

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Downtown Abbey movie releases first look


December 16, 2018

The hit drama series Downtown Abbey has received the big screen treatment and released its first teaser trailer on Thursday. The feature film will follow the Crawley family’s next chapter, reuniting the old cast of the series including Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Michelle Dockery, Joanne Froggatt, Matthew Goode, Allen Leech, Elizabeth McGovern and Dame Maggie Smith. The teaser shows servants …

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Deepika Padukone ‘makes peace’ with Katrina Kaif


December 15, 2018

The continual rivalry between Bollywood divas Deepika Padukone and Katrina Kaif seems to be becoming a matter of the past as the newly-wed bride has come forth clearing the air. After an extensive period of antagonism between the starlets, the two appear to have taken the high road, putting their past snags behind them. During an interview with Filmfare, the …

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Sonakshi Sinha receives iron piece instead of headphones, Twitterati lauds Amazon’s impartiality


December 15, 2018

With rise of online shopping trends in India, there have been several reports like this in past couple of years when shoppers received junk items in place of their orders. Months after a Maharashtra man tweeted a delivery of brick instead of ordered mobile phone, Bollywood actor Sonakshi Sinha took to the twitter and shared her shocking online shopping experience. …

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Pakistani-Norwegian filmmaker makes it to the Oscars


December 15, 2018

Pakistan is getting represented at the platform of Academy Awards once again but this time as a Norwegian entry for the best foreign language film. Pakistani-Norwegian filmmaker Iram Haq’s directorial ‘What Will People Say’ has been chosen as an entry from Norway for the category from which Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy had previously bagged two Oscars for Pakistan. While this comes …

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Nick Jonas eager to become a father, looks forward to having kids with Priyanka


December 15, 2018

After tying the knot with Bollywood beauty Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas has admitted to being eager on taking on the role of a father. In an interview on Spotify named The Rewind with Guy Raz, the Jealous singer has opened about his thoughts on starting a family. I definitely want to be a father someday,” he said. Interestingly, Priyanka has …

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