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Rawalpindi traffic plan for Ashura


September 20, 2018

RAWALPINDI: The City Traffic Police have released an alternate traffic plan for Muharram 10. A team of 847 traffic police personnel will be deployed across the city including 671 traffic wardens, 163 traffic assistants, six inspectors and seven deputy superintendents of police. A spokesperson of the traffic police said Iqbal Road will remain closed from Committee Chowk and that DAV …

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Bangladesh passes controversial digital security law despite protests


September 20, 2018

Bangladesh’s parliament on Wednesday passed a controversial digital security act despite protests by journalists who say the law will severely curb media freedom in the country. The new law, which according to a draft carries heavy jail sentences for secretly recording government officials or spreading “negative propaganda” using a digital device, was approved by a voice vote, parliamentary spokesman Mohammad …

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15-member women’s cricket squad announced for Bangladesh tour, Australia ‘home’ series


September 19, 2018

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday announced a 15-member squad for the women’s cricket team’s tour to Bangladesh and the bilateral ‘home’ series against Australia in October. The squad was selected by the Women’s National Selection Committee headed by Jalaluddin, according to a press release issued by PCB’s media department. With Bismah Maroof unavailable for selection on account of …

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Former Myanmar columnist jailed for ‘abusive’ posts about Aung San Suu Kyi


September 19, 2018

A former columnist for Myanmar’s state media has been jailed for seven years for “abusive” Facebook posts about Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a court official said on Wednesday, the latest case threatening free expression in the country. Ngar Min Swe was sentenced for sedition on Tuesday, Yangon’s Western District Court spokesman Htay Aung told AFP. “He was convicted for …

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Former Myanmar columnist jailed for ‘abusive’ posts about Aung San Suu Kyi


September 19, 2018

A former columnist for Myanmar’s state media has been jailed for seven years for “abusive” Facebook posts about Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a court official said on Wednesday, the latest case threatening free expression in the country. Ngar Min Swe was sentenced for sedition on Tuesday, Yangon’s Western District Court spokesman Htay Aung told AFP. “He was convicted for …

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Religious affairs minister discusses treatment of Xinjiang Muslims with Chinese envoy


September 19, 2018

Federal Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Noorul Haq Qadri met Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Xing on Wednesday to discuss bilateral relations and matters of mutual interest, chief among them the treatment of the Xinjiang Muslim community. “Pakistan’s friendship with China is above and beyond any political agenda, the roots of which lie deep within the people,” said …

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No formal consultation with New Delhi on opening Kartarpur Corridor, says FO spokesperson


September 19, 2018

Foreign Office (FO) Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said there has been no formal communication regarding opening the Kartarpur Corridor between Pakistan and India, Radio Pakistan reported on Wednesday. “However, Pakistan is open [for discussion] on the issue,” Dr Faisal said during his weekly media briefing. Earlier this month, the government had said that it had proposed to open the Kartarpur border crossing with India …

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Breakthrough as NA ready to probe poll rigging


September 19, 2018

ISLAMABAD: The government on Tuesday agreed to form a special committee of the National Assembly to probe allegations of rigging in the July 25 general election after both sides took a step back from their stated positions over its composition. The motion allowing Speaker Asad Qaiser to constitute the special committee in consultation with Prime Minister Imran Khan and Leader …

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LHC restrains govt from deducting salaries of academics


September 19, 2018

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court has stayed deduction from salaries of lecturers/assistant professors under the garb of re-fixation and sought a reply from the Punjab Finance Department. Zafar Khan Jadoon and other lecturers who have been regularised from contract jobs challenged the deduction of their salaries. Representing the petitioners, Advocate Safdar Shaheen Pirzada argued that the petitioners were entitled to …

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