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All Pakistanis named in Panama Papers face probe

ISLAMABAD:The government has decided to investigate all Pakistanis named in the Panama Papers through a judicial commission headed by a retired judge, rebuffing the opposition’s demand for a probe into the scandal through a serving judge. On Thursday, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar after a marathon huddle with senior leaders of the ruling party finalised the government’s strategy with three major …

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Nisar gives PTI go-ahead for foundation day rally

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has given a green signal to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) for holding a political gathering on its foundation day in Islamabad on April 24. The security czar ordered on Saturday the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration to settle all matters in this context with the local leadership of the party. Nisar also asked the …

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Ayyan Ali to approach SC against non-removal of name from ECL

ISLAMABAD: Model Ayyan Ali has decided to approach the Supreme Court against the federal government for not removing her name from the Exit Control List (ECL). Ali’s counsel Chaudhry Akhtar Ali told The Express Tribune on Saturday that he is likely to move a contempt petition in the apex court on Monday against non-removal of her client’s name from ECL …

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UN rights chief to Trump: ‘Bigotry is not strong leadership’

UNITED NATIONS: The UN rights chief took a swipe at US Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump Friday, accusing him of exploiting fear and resorting to bigotry in campaigning that he warned was a “road to violence.” Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein delivered the blunt criticism in a speech at a university in Cleveland, Ohio, where Republicans will gather in July to choose …

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Education gains not enough to bring women equal jobs, pay: research

LONDON: Women now receive almost as much education as men, but this has not translated into equal numbers in jobs or parliamentary seats, a US researcher who studied data from more than 150 countries said on Friday. Women’s total years of education rose to 91 percent of men’s in 2010 from 82 percent in 1990, according to the study which …

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Syrian teen inspired by Malala campaigns against child marriages

Inspired by Malala, a 15-year-old Syrian girl is campaigning against child marriage, offering drawing and acting classes to her contemporaries at a refugee camp in Jordan. Over the past few years at the the Za’atari camp, which houses 80,000 refugees, Omaima has seen many of her schoolmates disappear and forced into marriage by their parents. When her best friend was …

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Facebook tests ‘biggest thing to happen’ on news feed

Social networking giant, Facebook, which is known for its constant updates, seems to have something new for its users yet again. It appears that the company is quietly testing a revamp, adding several new features to the news feed. Reports revealed that if launched, the new feature will be the biggest thing to happen to Facebook’s news feed since it …

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Eight killed in Egypt in vehicle train crash

CAIRO: Eight people were killed in southern Egypt when a vehicle crashed into a passing train on Saturday, a health ministry official said. Eight people were also injured in the accident in Aswan province, Ehab Hanafy said. He said the driver of vehicle, which was transporting passengers for a fare, lost control and drove into the train as it was …

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Man held at UK airport over ‘Syria-linked terror offences’

Armed police officers patrol Manchester Airport on August 10, 2006. PHOTO: AFP LONDON: Police in Britain Saturday arrested a man at an airport on suspicion of carrying out “Syria-related terrorism offences,” they said. The 18-year-old man from Birmingham, central England, was held at Manchester airport in northwest England after landing in Britain Saturday morning, according to a statement from West …

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Pope Francis takes Syrian refugees on aircraft from Greece

heading back to the Vatican on Saturday after his lightning visit to a Greek island on the frontline of Europe’s migrant crisis, a Reuters witness said. Pope washes feet of Muslim migrants, says ‘we are brothers’ “The Pope has desired to make a gesture of welcome regarding refugees, accompanying on his plane to Rome three families of refugees from Syria, …

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