21 Dec, 2023
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Pakistan-born Aussie batter Usman Khawaja reprimanded by ICC for wearing black armband in Gaza protest – Sport

Pakistan-born Aussie batter Usman Khawaja was reprimanded by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday for sporting a black armband after the global body’s rules prevented him from wearing shoes with messages of support for Gaza in a Test against Pakistan. Khawaja had the messages “Freedom is a human right” and “All lives are equal” […]

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IHC dismisses Imran’s plea seeking suspension of trial court verdict in Toshakhana case – Pakistan

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday dismissed ex-premier Imran Khan’s petition seeking the suspension of the trial court verdict in the Toshakhana case. On August 5, a trial court in Islamabad had found the PTI chief guilty of “corrupt practices” in a case pertaining to concealing details of state gifts and sentenced him to […]

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Following outcry over police action on Baloch protesters, govt says all women and children have been released – Pakistan

The caretaker government said on Thursday that all women and children that were arrested following police action against Baloch protesters had been released. “On the directives of the premier, it was decided that all women and children, without any exceptions, were released. Further, all men who have been identified have also been released,” said privatisation […]

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Ex-ministry official files SJC complaint against two judges – Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: A former senior official of the defen­­ce ministry has filed a complaint in the Supreme Ju­­d­icial Council (SJC) aga­inst two judges of the Supreme Court over alleged breach of code of conduct. Former director general of Federal Government Educatio­nal Institutions (Cantt/Garrison) Khushdil Khan Malik also briefly served as the Khyber Pakhtun­khwa minister, but was […]

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Accounts of intimidation, repression of activists emerge after COP28 – World

ENVIRONMENTAL activists, human rights defenders, and indigenous campaigners have reported instances of harassment, threats, and intimidation at UN events, including the recent COP28 climate conference in Dubai, creating a climate of fear and inhibiting their ability to speak out on critical issues due to fears of reprisals from governments or fossil fuel industries, according to […]

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Tough time for PTI ticket aspirants

SARGODHA: Police along with personnel in civvies remained present outside the offices of almost all the returning officers and reportedly collected data of people getting nomination papers. In Bhalwal and Kotmomin tehsils, police allegedly snatched nomination papers obtained by a representative of PTI vice president of North Punjab Mehr Ansar Iqbal Haral in front of […]

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Parvez Elahi likely to file papers for six seats – Pakistan

GUJRAT: The nomination papers of Pakistan Tehreek Insaf President and former Punjab chief minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi will be filed in at least six constituencies of three districts, including his hometown of Gujrat. Party and family sources said Mr Elahi would contest on three seats of National Assembly, including NA-64 (Gujrat city-Kunjah), NA-69 (Malakwal-Qadirabad) Mandi […]

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Fawad given in NAB custody for 10 days – Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The accountability court of Islamabad on Wednesday handed over the custody of former federal minister Fawad Chaudhry to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on 10 days physical remand. Accountability judge Mohammad Bashir noted that the request for physical remand was “genuine” and allowed the request. NAB was seeking Fawad’s custody for 14 days in […]