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Cristiano Ronaldo will not face rape charges in Nevada


July 23, 2019

LOS ANGELES:  Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo will not face any charges over an alleged rape in Las Vegas a decade ago after US prosecutors said Monday they did not have enough evidence to proceed. A district attorney in the state of Nevada said it would not prosecute the Portuguese soccer player because it “cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt” that …

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Injured Wood still eyes Ashes role


July 23, 2019

LONDON: England paceman Mark Wood has set his sights on recovering from injury in time to play a role in the Ashes against Australia. Wood will be out for up to six weeks after suffering a side strain during last Sunday’s historic World Cup final victory over New Zealand. The 29-year-old won’t play in this week’s one-off Test against Ireland …

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Sri Lankan cricket board’s security team to arrive in Pakistan in August


July 23, 2019

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday announced that Sri Lanka Cricket has sent reassurance that their security team will be visiting Pakistan in August. The development was announced on PCB’s official Twitter account: “The Sri Lanka cricket board has assured PCB of sending a security team. A delegation of the Sri Lankan cricket board will visit Pakistan in August. …

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Debt probe body quizzes independent power producers over ‘higher’ profits


July 23, 2019

ISLAMABAD: With the power sector circular debt in excess of Rs900 billion, independent power producers (IPPs) were questioned by the Inquiry Commission on Debt (ICD) on Monday about their purported higher than permissible profit margins. The ICD was constituted by Prime Minister Imran Khan to probe increase in the country’s debt during the tenure of the previous two governments. Claiming …

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Faryal’s physical remand extended for seven days


July 23, 2019

ISLAMABAD: The acco­un­­tability court of Islamabad on Monday extended the physical remand of Pakistan Peoples Party leader Faryal Talpur in the fake bank accounts case for seven days and adjourned the proceedings till Aug 19. The National Accou­ntability Bureau (NAB) produced former president Asif Ali Zardari and Ms Talpur before the accountability judge in the fake accounts case. The NAB’s …

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CJP for restoration of legal profession’s nobility


July 23, 2019

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa has stressed the need for launching a movement for restoration of nobility of the legal profession. Speaking at the certificate-awarding ceremony under a one-week “Contin­uing Legal Education: Professional Development Package for Members of the Bar” at the Federal Judicial Academy here on Monday, the CJP called upon lawyers to uphold the ethos …

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Opposition calls PM’s US speech ‘anarchic, provocative’


July 23, 2019

ISLAMABAD: Opposition parties on Monday lambasted Prime Minister Imran Khan over his speech in the US and termed it “provocative, anarchic and full of venom”. A number of senior leaders of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), including Maryam Nawaz and Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, responded to the prime minister’s speech through their social media accounts, press …

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Jailed leaders won’t get facilities until they return looted money: PM


July 23, 2019

WASHINGTON: Addr­essing a large crowd at Washington’s Capital One Arena on Sunday, Prime Minister Imran Khan said this was the ‘Naya Pakistan’ that Pakistanis in and outside the country were creating. “Today, what you see happening in Pakistan is what Naya Pakistan is about: these people had never been asked for answers before,” he said, reminding the crowd that key …

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Conspiracies being hatched to isolate Pakistan: Firdous


July 23, 2019

KARACHI: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan said on Monday that enemies were trying to isolate Pakistan in the region, but they could not succeed in their motives. Speaking during a media talk at the Karachi Press Club, she said the confidence of the Pakistani diaspora in the government of Prime Minister Imran …

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Tribal people have rejected PML-N, PPP: Firdous


July 23, 2019

SIALKOT: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan has claimed that the people of tribal areas have rejected both the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and Pakistan Peoples Party and their policies. Speaking at a press conference here on Sunday evening, she said democracy and democratic process had won after the peaceful, free, fair, impartial …

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