Archive for June 3rd, 2017

UAE embassy terms news of visa restrictions fake, demands stern action

June 3, 2017 12:15 pm0 comments
UAE embassy terms news of visa restrictions fake, demands stern action

Embassy of United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Friday has rubbished news circulating about visa restrictions for the national of Pakistan. UAE’s embassy, in a message to Pakistan’s foreign office, termed these news fake and part of baseless propaganda. “There are no visa bans on any category of Pakistani applicants. This […]

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Successful fruit boycott campaign reduces sale by 50pc on day one

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Successful fruit boycott campaign reduces sale by 50pc on day one

The fruit boycott campaign against inflation remained successful on day one, as people refused to buy expensive fruit in Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Mehrabpur and other cities of the country. People recorded their protest in a civilized manner against the mafia who is charging extra profit during the holy […]

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Temperature to rise 46 degrees in Lahore: Met Office

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Temperature to rise 46 degrees in Lahore: Met Office

Sirens have sounded to warn Lahoris about the searing heat as the temperature is likely to reach 46 degrees in the metropolis. According to Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), mainly hot and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country for next three days, while very hot weather is […]

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Karachi: 7 accused apprehended in police operation

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Karachi: 7 accused apprehended in police operation

– At least seven accused were taken into custody during police raids in different parts of Karachi on Friday, Dunya News reported. According to details, police conducted an operation against criminal elements in Landhi area and arrested one accused. Police said that the arrested person was involved in several cases. […]

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FBI helping Qatar in ‘hacking’ probe: source

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FBI helping Qatar in ‘hacking’ probe: source

DOHA, June 2, 2017 (AFP) – The FBI is helping Qatar investigate the source of an alleged “hack” of state media which sparked diplomatic tensions in the Gulf, a source with knowledge of the probe said Friday. An FBI team has been in Doha for the past week after the […]

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UN slaps sanctions on North Koreans amid US warning

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UN slaps sanctions on North Koreans amid US warning

UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – The UN Security Council on Friday imposed sanctions on 18 North Korean officials and entities as the United States vowed to respond to Pyongyang s missile and nuclear tests “through other means, if necessary.” The council unanimously adopted a US-drafted resolution that put North Korea s […]

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US states, cities and firms unite behind Paris accord

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US states, cities and firms unite behind Paris accord

NEW YORK (AFP) – State governors, city mayors and powerful companies united Friday in defiance of President Donald Trump s pledge to take the United States out of the Paris climate accord, pledging to meet greenhouse gas emission targets regardless. A majority of Americans in every state, or 69 percent […]

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Iraq forces announce gains in west Mosul

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Iraq forces announce gains in west Mosul

MOSUL (AFP) – Iraqi forces have recaptured one neighbourhood in west Mosul and nearly half of another that are targets of a broad offensive against jihadists launched last week, officers said on Friday. Iraqi security forces are more than seven months into a massive operation to retake Mosul from the […]

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93-year-old Zimbabwe President begins nationwide tour

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93-year-old Zimbabwe President begins nationwide tour

MARONDERA (AFP) – Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Friday launched a nationwide 10-venue speaking tour aimed at drumming up support ahead of elections next year when he plans to seek office again. The 93-year-old leader, who appeared in better health than at some recent public appearances, spoke for an hour […]

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Three-day fruit boycott drive kicks off today

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Three-day fruit boycott drive kicks off today

A social media drive aimed at curbing soaring inflation, especially price of fruits, during Ramazan has kicked off today urging public not to buy fruits on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. As per details, the campaign was initiated on Watsapp which later gained momentum as people in large number shared the […]

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