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Australia build lead to 327 runs in first Test

Australia built their lead to 327 runs with eight wickets in hand at tea on day three of the first day-night test in Brisbane on Saturday after bowling Pakistan out for 142. Pakistan’s first innings total was 88 runs short of the 230 required to avoid the follow-on but captain ...

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A walkover and two bouts as women’s boxing begins

KARACHI: Anam Qambrani stood in a corner of the room practising sparring with her father and coach, Younus Qambrani, before her fight. In the end, she won without having to flex a muscle after no one turned up in the ring to spar against her. “I am very excited to ...

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Music is in my blood, says Humaira Channa

LAHORE (Web Desk) – Famous singer Humaira Channa has said that she is very passionate about music and can’t leave this field at any cost. She said that dozens of people including singers can earn from the production of a single movie and if Lollywood starts making good films, then ...

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‘Govt should act before military courts law expires’

ISLAMABAD: The legal cover given to military courts to try civilian terrorism suspects will expire on Jan 7. The legal cover was given under the 21st Constitution Amendment Bill and the Pakistan Army (Amendment) Bill 2015 having a two-year sunset clause on Jan 6 last year which was subsequently accorded ...

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PML-N MNA ‘quits’ in protest

FAISALABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz MNA Mian Farooq has tendered his resignation from the National Assembly seat in protest against the party decision of awarding the district council chairman ticket to a ‘turncoat’ by rejecting his son Qasim Farooq. Mr Farooq told  that his father had mentioned in the letter that ...

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Sindh govt decides to review bill on forced conversion

KARACHI: The Sindh government has decided to review the protection of minorities bill, which had been recently passed by the provincial assembly, after religious scholars objected to some of its clauses. The decision was indicated in a policy statement issued by Senior Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Nisar Ahmad Khuhro here ...

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[P]GCC denounces Egypt’s accusations against Qatar

The Persian Gulf Arab countries have condemned Egypt for accusing Qatar of involvement in a recent deadly blast at a church in the Egyptian capital, Cairo. The [Persian] Gulf Cooperation Council ([P]GCC) Secretary General Abdullatif al-Zayani said the council was irked by Cairo’s repeated accusations against a member state following ...

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UN bans Gambian army chief from visiting Sudan

The United Nations has banned the Gambia’s army chief, General Ousman Badjie, from visiting Gambian troops serving as peacekeepers in Sudan’s Darfur region. “The UN has decided to cancel General Badjie’s visit to Gambian peacekeepers in Sudan,” a diplomatic source told media on Friday. There are 213 Gambian military personnel ...

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