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Federal minister rules out general elections before August next year

ISLAMABAD, NOV 27: Federal Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives Ahsan Iqbal Sunday ruled out the possibility of general elections in Pakistan before August 2023 after PTI Chairman Imran Khan decided his party and allies would quit assemblies. The former prime minister has called off his long march to Islamabad and instead announced that his party would soon be resigning from the country’s assemblies — including Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab, where the party rules. “As far as elections are concerned, even PTI knows that early elections aren’t possible in the country as itRead More

Clashes in Shanghai as Covid protests flare across China

Shanghai: Hundreds of demonstrators and police clashed in Shanghai on Sunday night as protests over China’s stringent Covid restrictions flared for the third day and spread to several cities in the wake of a deadly apartment fire in the country’s far west. The wave of civil disobedience is unprecedented in mainland China since President Xi Jinping assumed power a decade ago, as frustration mounts over his signature zero-Covid policy nearly three years into the pandemic. The Covid measures are also exacting a heavy toll on the world’s second-largest economy. “I’m here becauseRead More

Pakistan concerned over BJP leadership’s involvement in Gujrat riots

DNA ISLAMABAD, Pakistan on Sunday expressed grave concern over the confirmation of BJP leadership’s direct involvement in anti-Muslim violence during the horrific Gujarat riots of 2002 that led to the killing of over two thousand Muslims. Pakistan also urged India to immediately constitute an independent commission of inquiry to bring the culprits of the horrific Godhra incident, as well as the Gujarat riots, to justice.  “The recent statement by the former Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shankersinh Vaghela, has confirmed Pakistan’s long-standing assertion that the BJP-led government under the incumbent PrimeRead More

PM urges Pak-Turkiye joint research, resources pooling to face emerging threats

Agencies ISLAMABAD, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said that in wake of the common challenges and emerging threats facing both countries, Pakistan and Turkiye should work together through collective research and pooling of resources. “We believe that Pakistan and Turkiye should work together and deepen their partnership through collective research and joint development and pooling of resources,” Prime Minister Shehbaz told Turkish Anadolu Agency in an exclusive interview, published on Sunday, during his two-day visit to the country from November 25-26 to jointly inaugurate the third of four MILGEM corvette shipsRead More

FIFA World Cup 2022: In another upset, Morocco beat Belgium 2-0 courtesy Sabiri, Aboukhlal goals

DOHA, NOV 27: Substitutes Abdelhamid Sabiri and Zakaria Aboukhlal earned Morocco their first World Cup victory in 24 years as they upset a hugely disappointing Belgium side 2-0 in World Cup Group ‘F’ on Sunday. Abdelhamid Sabiri had been on the pitch for a mere five minutes when Morocco won a free kick wide on the left, pretty close to the corner flag, against Belgium here at the Al Thumama Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The goal was at the acutest of angles but no one was stopping him from havingRead More

Tennis star Sania Mirza stuns in aubergine-hued desi outfit

ISLAMABAD, NOV 27: Indian tennis star Sania Mirza, who is known for keeping her fans engaged with her stunning pictures, has once again posted her snapshots on Instagram. Taking to the photo and video-sharing app, Sania posted her pictures dressed up in an aubergine-hued, embroidered, and sequined desi outfit. “My perpetual face of ‘Are we not done yet?’” she captioned the picture. The pro tennis player was dressed to the nines as she paired her outfit with strapless nude heels to match with her beige dupatta adorned by a strikingly-printed border. Sania looked gorgeous withRead More