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Lahore High Court orders judicial inquiry into Sahiwal incident. The ordered were given by LHC Chief Justice Sardar Shamim during hearing on petitions seeking judicial inquiry.
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Yemen-based entity put on list of banned organizations Pakistan has banned a Yemen based Welfare Trust ahead of Saudi Crown Prince visit later this week. The first addition in the list of proscribed organisations made by the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government.
CTD man talked on phone before my family’s murder’ The witness categorically rejected police’s version that someone from inside the unfortunate car or from a motorcycle fired at the CTD personnel first.
55 workers of religious parties arrested in Pakistan Rawalpindi police in a division-wide crackdown, which was launched on Tuesday night and continued till Wednesday morning, arrested 55 workers of several religious parties, including the Tehreek-i-Labaik Pakistan (TLP).
Senators question legal status of black list. Senators on Monday raised questions over the legal status of the ‘black list’ used to bar individuals from travelling abroad.
Safety body blames PIA, CAA for 2016 air crash The Safety Investigation Board (SIB) tasked with a probe into the 2016 crash of a domestic flight that killed all the 47 people on board, including singer-turned-evangelist Junaid Jamshed, has found a ‘lapse’ on the part of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA).
Govt borrows Rs2.24tr in five months. Total debts of the government rose to Rs26.452tr during 5MFY19 an increase of Rs2.24tr or 9.25 per cent over the period.
Crisis in tribal districts. A very real constitutional crisis has erupted in the settled tribal districts of KP, the region known as Fata until the 25th Amendment to the Constitution.
Pakistan gets more aid, this time from EU. The Development Through Enhanced Education Programme (DEEP) is a five-year programme aiming at contributing to the universal access to quality education.
Pakistan to host disgraced Saudi Crown Prince. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman and UAE's Crown Prince Mohammad bin Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan will visit Pakistan in early 2019, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry announced on Thursday.
US praises Pakistan for promoting Afghan talks The US has said that it welcomes Pakistan's efforts to promote peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban, a media report said on Monday.
Sajjan Kumar: Milestone conviction over 1984 Sikh killings Sajjan Kumar, who was an MP at the time, was found guilty of inciting crowds to kill Sikhs.
Sri Lanka's disputed prime minister resigns to end impasse Sri Lanka's disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has resigned, saying he wants to end a political impasse over his appointment.
Modi suffers biggest state election loss The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party was set to lose power in three key of states Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday, dealing Prime Minister Narendra Modi his biggest defeat since he took office in 2014
US downgrades Pakistan in religious freedom rankings The Trump administration has placed Pakistan on its list of worst offenders for nations that infringe on religious freedom.
Democrat Lawmakers: Trump Could be Impeached Top Democratic lawmakers have raised the prospect that Donald Trump may be guilty of criminal offences that could result in his impeachment.
China summons US ambassador over Huawei arrest The arrest of Meng Wanzhou, who faces US fraud charges related to sanctions-breaking dealings with Iran, has infuriated Beijing, threatening to disrupt a trade war truce between China and the United States.
Brexit Deal Finalized European Council President Donald Tusk has recommended that the EU approve the Brexit deal at a summit on Sunday.
CIA concludes Saudi crown prince ordered Jamal Khashoggi’s assassination. The CIA has concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul last month.
Massive Cyber attack on banks in Pakistan A total of 19,864 cards were compromised from 22 Pakistani banks, it said.
Russia to host talks with Afghan leaders, Taliban delegation Russia said on Saturday that Afghan President Ashraf Ghani had agreed to send a group of senior politicians to peace talks in Moscow, at which a delegation representing the Taliban would be present
Afghanistan Elections. The poll is seen as a crucial test for next year's presidential election and an important milestone ahead of a UN meeting in Geneva in November where Afghanistan is under pressure to show progress on "democratic processes".
BTS Makes History. South Korean seven-member boy band, which topped the US charts this year, is among the magazine’s list of ‘Next Generation Leaders’ as it continues its world tour.
Pakistan navy quits anti-piracy task force amid worsening US ties Pakistan's navy is no longer part of the counter-piracy Combined Task Force (CTF) that operates in the western Indian Ocean
Russia-India trade turnover to triple by 2025 The volume of trade between Russia and India has been growing and exceeded $10 billion last year.
Pakistan cuts Chinese 'Silk Road' rail project by $2 billion due to debt concerns The megaproject to revamp the colonial-era line stretching 1,872 km (1,163 miles) from Karachi to the northwestern city of Peshawar was initially priced at $8.2 billion, but wrangling over costs has led to delays.
Ranbir and Neetu did not attend Krishna Raj Kapoor's funeral. Here's why? Her funeral was held on Monday evening and some of the biggest names from Bollywood were seen in attendance, including Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Kajol and Rani Mukerji.
Kabul Attacked. Twin bombings at a sports club in Kabul on Wednesday killed at least 20 people and wounded 70 others, the latest in a spate of deadly attacks in the Afghan capital.
Afghan Migrants in Iran. Half the Afghans in Iran are undocumented and most are employed in the informal economy
Pakistan visit not political: Navjot Sidhu Under fire for the Pakistan visit, Navjot Singh Sidhu asserted it was a personal invite from Imran Khan. Sidhu explained that he was unable to attend Vajpayee’s funeral as the news reached him late.
Assam register: Four million risk losing India citizenship India has published a list which effectively strips about four million people in the north-eastern state of Assam of their citizenship.
A new start or rerun in Korean Peninsula The highly choreographed meeting was performed by the two lead actors almost exactly as scripted. But many impromptu moments of congeniality, which drew laughs from the audience as well as from the actors themselves, highlighted the two sides’ eagerness to make the summit a success.
Koreas Talk Peace The recent summit held between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean Chairman Kim Jong Un appears to have done all.
Why is Pakistan afraid of happy women? While the stoically suffering woman is embraced, the happy woman can’t even get a foot in the door.
A Worrying New World Order The EU has been slow to act in the Caucasus, and too wary of upsetting Russia, concedes one deeply Atlanticist minister. But the sad reality is that, in Georgia, “the Americans have been struggling to know what to do.” It is a revealing comment
US approaches Moscow for truce? The summit would aim at resolving longstanding differences between the U.S. and Russia on issues including Syria, Ukraine, and nuclear arms control.
Iraq Election Results Shock US and Iran. Result is blow to US, but Iran will also lose out after Iraq’s protest against rule by proxy
North Korea to publicly close nuclear test site The news follows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s historic meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in earlier this month.
Western Allies Urged Investment in Wahabi Mosques, Saudi Arabia Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman told Washington Post that spread of Wahabism in overseas countries was done at request from Western Countries.
Facebook Violated Laws Protecting User Privacy, South Korea. The Korea Communication Commission (KCC) slapped Facebook with a 396 million won ($370,000) fine for violating a law against damaging the interests of users.
Turkey, the most dangerous country. Analysts believe Turkey as the most dangerous in the Middle East region. Because Erdogan is a wild card who shifts his allegiances every five minutes and has so much to prove. Many have equally applied the same argument toward Israel.
China Courting Myanmar. Today, the U.S. seems to be in retreat from Southeast Asia under the Trump administration.
Muslim Brotherhood Leader Life Sentence Upheld Badie, 74, was convicted for his role in violence that broke out in the Suez Canal city of Ismailia days after the army, led by then General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, toppled President Mohamed Mursi.
Donald Trump may not be able to scrap Nuclear Deal with Iran, why? It is in Americas interest that the deal moves on, advisor to the US President put a hold on the unholy desire. Subscribe to Current Affairs Digest to read special report on thorny issues White House is facing today.
Anti Israel views may deprive Hurricane Harvey Victims of State Support Residents in a Houston suburb will not receive funds donated for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts if they support boycotting Israel, according to a funding application form issued in the wake of the devastating storm.
Saudi King visit to Russia Saudi King reaches out to Putin to help increase oil prices.
US to Drop Pakistan as Ally - sanctions in the offing? US State department is contemplating over dropping Pakistan's name from non-NATO ally to put more pressure on the country. Having supported successive dictators in Pakistan, there is a realization in the US administration that the time now is to back India.
Imran Khan Strongly Criticizes Musharraf Imran Khan has urged Pakistan never to fight others wars for the lure of dollars.
Top 10 Influential Pakistanis after Jinnah. Abdul Sattar Edhi, Benazir Bhutto and Imran Khan has been listed as Pakistan's most influential persons after Jinnah - reads cover story of monthly Herald.
Trump’s threat akin to ‘sound of a dog barking’ – N. Korea US President Donald Trump’s fiery threat to “totally destroy” North Korea amounted to “the sound of a dog barking,” Pyongyang said, adding that Trump’s warnings are just a nonsensical “dog dream.”
Maduro Claims Election Win Maduro had insisted that a new constituent assembly would help restore peace in the oil-rich nation. But analysts warned that the vote was likely to further heighten tensions within the country – and further isolate it on the diplomatic stage.
State of Israel May Not Last for Another 10 Years, Report Irrational fear of Israel’s destruction is deeper than just the bleak view of Jewish history and interpretations of Biblical message. Subscribe to Current Affairs Digest to read special report on existence of the State of Israel.
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