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Sunday, November 22nd, 2015


Denial of asylum to Muslim refugees unjustified: Maleeha Lodhi

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Maleeha Lodhi warned the international community at the UN that denial of asylum to Muslim refugees by some countries was legally, politically and morally unjustified.”The moral compass of those who refuse refugees of any faith must be questioned,” she said according to an official statement released by Pakistan mission to the UN in New York City.

ICC plays down suspicions regarding Sharjah ODI

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive David Richardson said Sunday he was “not too suspicious” over the one-day match between Pakistan and England in Sharjah, despite press reports it could have been fixed.British tabloid Daily Mail alleged the match on Tuesday was under investigation by the Anti-Corruption Unit of the International Cricket Council (ICC) over unusual patterns of betting.The newspaper claimed the investigators were tipped off before the match that Pakistan would underperform in the game and that three run-outs, casual dismissals of batsmen and sloppy fielding wereRead More

TV journalist killed in Kohat

PESHAWAR: Unidentified gunmen on Sunday killed a TV journalist, police said, the second such murder this month in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Attackers riding a motorcycle fired on 42-year-old Hafeez Ur Rehman near his home on the outskirts of Kohat district. “He was hit by three bullets and died on the spot,” Fazal Naeem, a police spokesman in Kohat, told reporters. The killing came weeks after a similar attack, later reportedly claimed by Taliban militants, on Zaman Mehsud, a newspaper journalist in the nearby town of Tank. Rehman, who had beenRead More

US ‘will not relent’ in campaign against Islamic State: Obama

KUALA LUMPUR: President Barack Obama vowed Sunday that the United States and its international partners “will not relent” in the fight against the militant Islamic State group, insisting the world would not accept the extremists’ attacks on civilians in Paris and elsewhere as the “new normal. ““The most powerful tool we have is to say we are not afraid,” Obama said as he wrapped up a nine-day trip to Turkey and Asia that was shadowed by terror attacks.

Bahria University Islamabad Campus holds 14th Convocation

ISLAMABAD, NOV 22 (DNA) – Bahria University on Sunday awarded 427 degrees to students at it 14th Convocation at Jinnah Convention Center Islamabad.Chairman, Higher Education Commission Pakistan Prof. Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed was the chief guest of the ceremony and conferred degrees on the graduating students of PhD, Masters and Undergraduate programs.In total 427 degrees were awarded to the Undergraduate and Graduate students of Management Sciences department, Humanities & Social Sciences department, Computer Sciences department, Earth & Environmental Sciences department, Electrical Engineering department