The third ODI of the Women’s series between England and New Zealand is set to go ahead despite threats of two separate bomb attacks...

ODI to go ahead despite threats to NZ Women in England

The third ODI of the Women’s series between England and New Zealand is set to go ahead despite threats of two separate bomb attacks on the New Zealand team in Leicester. A New Zealand Cricket spokesman said, "As has been reported, the ECB (English Cricket Board) have received a threatening email relating to NZC. Although this did not...

Qureshi calls for unfreezing Afghanistan’s assets as confidence building measure

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has called upon the international community to support Afghans by unfreezing their assets, as according to him, there is still hope for peace in Afghanistan. "Afghans have faced war in the last four decades so the international community should not leave Afghans alone now," said the foreign minister while interacting with the United Nations' press...

Fawad says Pakistan considers legal action against England, New Zealand

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Pakistan will consult legal experts to take action against the England and New Zealand cricket boards after they cancelled tours citing “security” issues which cost Pakistan millions of rupees,...

Dengue threat: Lahore reports 87 cases

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After the coronavirus crisis, Punjab has reported an alarming increase in dengue cases with provincial capital Lahore as the most affected city. According to the health department, 87 people have...
Hotel Rwanda hero Rusesabagina jailed for 25 years the correspondent.pk

‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero Rusesabagina jailed for 25 years

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Paul Rusesabagina, who rose to fame after the hit Hollywood film Hotel Rwanda told his story as the hotel manager who saved 1,200 lives during the 1994 genocide —...

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FIA serves notice to Mansha over Sharif’s Rs 25b scam - The Correspondent
The Federal Investigation Agency has served a legal notice to the MCB Bank Limited, advising the bank to cooperate with the FIA investigation over a case of organised mega money laundering case while accusing that the Directors of Ramzan Sugar Mill Limited and the Shahbaz Sharif family were the main beneficiaries of these ‘secret transactions’. In a legal notice served – under section 25 Anti-Money Laundering Act 2010 R/W Section 201 PPC ETC – to the Chairman MCB Bank Ltd. Mian Muhammad Mansha and President MCB Bank Ltd. Imran Maqbool, In the legal notice, a copy of which is available with the correspondent.pk, FIA Punjab said that the investigation pursuant to the Sugar Inquiry Commission’s Report 2020 has so far detected the money laundering of about Rs 25 billion that was “placed and layered through fictitious ID bank accounts opened and operated in the name of peons and several low-wage employees of Ramzan Sugar Mills” between 2008 and 2018 to conceal these transactions from sources extraneous to sugar business. The notice, “It is understood that the opening and operations of bank accounts linked to any business owned by PEP (Politically Exposed Person) family requires enhanced due diligence as per SBP’s (State...

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A Year in Pictures

Top 10 memorable global events of 2020

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A tumultuous 2020 has finally passed, leaving the world with more bad memories than good ones. The year saw the spread of the coronavirus pandemic that is still killing people around the world. The World Health Organisation declared the outbreak of COVID-19 as a public health emergency of international...

Top 10 events that shaped Pakistan’s political landscape in 2020

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The year 2020 saw several events that were important in Pakistan's modern history. From the government's brilliant fight against COVID-19 to remaining in FATF's grey list lets look at the top 10 events that shaped Pakistan's political landscape in 2020. Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) The opposition parties of Pakistan came together...

Top 10 highlights from the sporting world in 2020

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Pakistan Super League comes home For the first time in the history of the tournament, the whole edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) was played in Pakistan. Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad and Multan were the four venues that hosted 34 matches. Each stadium saw full house as the cricket hungry...

Top 10 iconic New Year’s celebrations marred by coronavirus

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New Year's Eve is celebrated around the world with immense fervor and zeal, with several countries globally recognized as hubs for year end festivities. This year, however, has been completely unique. With coronavirus surging through the world, New year's eve revelry will be forcibly extinguished. Here's a breakdown of...

Fawad says Pakistan considers legal action against England, New Zealand

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Pakistan will consult legal experts to take action against the England and New Zealand cricket...

Dengue threat: Lahore reports 87 cases

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After the coronavirus crisis, Punjab has reported an alarming increase in dengue cases with provincial...

Special assistant to PM on power Tabish Gauhar resigns

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Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Power and Petroleum Tabish Gauhar announced on...
Fitch Agency forecasts Pakistan's GDP at 4.2% - The Correspondent

Fitch forecasts Pakistan’s GDP to grow at 4.2pc in FY22

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Fitch Ratings has projected Pakistan’s economic growth rate at 4.2% for fiscal year 2022 here...

State bank of Pakistan hikes policy rates by 25 bps

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In a major policy shift, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Monday announced its...

Rupee loses 53 paisas against dollar on first trading day of week

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The Pak rupee remained under pressure on the first day of the trading week on...
Hotel Rwanda hero Rusesabagina jailed for 25 years the correspondent.pk

‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero Rusesabagina jailed for 25 years

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Paul Rusesabagina, who rose to fame after the hit Hollywood film Hotel Rwanda told his...
Trudeau wins snap polls, misses out on majority - The Correspondent

Trudeau wins snap polls, misses out on majority

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Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party has won the snap parliamentary elections held on...
France bans Muslims publishing house the correspondent.pk

France continues Islamophobic streak, bans Muslim publisher

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France has closed down a Muslim publishing house for selling books that promote Islamic history...
ODI to go ahead despite threats to NZ Women in England - The Correspondent

ODI to go ahead despite threats to NZ Women in England

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The third ODI of the Women’s series between England and New Zealand is set to...

England calls off cricket tour to Pakistan on ‘security concerns’

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The England and Wales Cricket Board on Monday decided to call off its tour to...

Tour cancellation: NZ Cricket chief hints at compensating Pakistan for financial losses

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New Zealand Cricket (NZC) chief David White on Monday said it can think about compensating...
The Crown, Ted Lasso, Queen's Gambit win big at Emmys - The Correspondent

The Crown, Ted Lasso, Queen’s Gambit win big at Emmys

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Netflix’s shows “The Crown” and “The Queen’s Gambit” and the Apple TV+’s “Ted Lasso” have...
BJP funds bollywood for jingoistic content naseeruddin shah the correspondent.pk

BJP funds the Bollywood for ‘jingoistic’ content, says Naseeruddin Shah

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The Bollywood film industry has been financed to feed the ‘jingoistic agenda’ of the Modi-led...
Chess grandmaster sues Netflix for Queen's Gambit portrayal - The Correspondent

Chess grandmaster sues Netflix for Queen’s Gambit portrayal

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Georgian chess grandmaster Nona Gaprindashvili has filed a defamation lawsuit against Netflix for the alleged...

IT exports could potentially increase to $10 billion annually: OICCI Digital Report

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KARACHI: The “OICCI Recommendations for Digital Economy” report was launched on January 18th, 2021, highlighting the shift required to capture digital transformation, happening both...

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Bestselling Pakistani fiction in 2020

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With unprecedented amounts of time away from work, the global community found itself moving towards reading in an attempt to distract themselves from pressures...

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