A United States judge has ruled that the US has no legal basis for holding an Afghan man at the notorious US prison camp...

US held Afghan man unlawfully for 14 years at Gitmo, court says

A United States judge has ruled that the US has no legal basis for holding an Afghan man at the notorious US prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, setting the stage for his potential release. US District Court Judge Amit Mehta, ruling on a petition of habeas corpus, has rejected the US government’s arguments for continuing to hold...

Pakistan, IMF close to staff-level agreement: Tarin

Advisor to the Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue Shaukat Tarin has said that Pakistan is inching closer towards reaching a staff-level agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Both the IMF and Pakistani authorities seconded Tarin's statement saying that the PM's aide was making the last-minute endeavor to sign the Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies (MEFP) with the...
7 killed in Rohingya refugees camp attack in Bangladesh - The Correspondent

7 killed in attack on Rohingya refugees camp in Bangladesh

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Attackers have killed at least seven people in an assault on an Islamic seminary in a Rohingya refugee camp on the Bangladesh-Myanmar border. Talking to reporters, regional police chief Shihab...
Ministers of Riyasat-e-Madina scathe Shirazi over 'supernatural' article

Ministers of Riyasat-e-Madina scathe Shirazi over ‘supernatural’ article

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Several cabinet members have launched an attack, using both mainstream and social media, on the renowned journalist, Asma Shirazi, for an article she had written about the deteriorating economic...
Pakistan commits Rs5b in humanitarian aid to Afghanistan

Pakistan commits Rs5b in humanitarian aid to Afghanistan

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Pakistan has committed Rs5 billion in humanitarian aid along with the announcement of trade and travel concessions for Afghanistan. In a press conference, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi announced...

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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...
Asad Umar calls to accelerate vaccine drive

COVID-19 5th wave: Asad Umar calls to accelerate vaccine drive

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Federal Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives Asad Umar has urged the district administrations...
Ministers of Riyasat-e-Madina scathe Shirazi over 'supernatural' article

Ministers of Riyasat-e-Madina scathe Shirazi over ‘supernatural’ article

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Several cabinet members have launched an attack, using both mainstream and social media, on the...
Avenues, roads blocked, services suspended in twin cities ahead of TLP march

Avenues blocked, services suspended in twin cities ahead of TLP march

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The arrangements by the police in the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi have been...
PKR sheds 4 paisas, trades at 173.96 per dollar - The Correspondent

PKR sheds 4 paisas, trades at 173.96 per dollar

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With making new lows against the US dollar (USD), the Pakistani Rupee has stumbled around...
SBP: Foreign exchange reserves drop $1.65b to $17.492b

SBP: Foreign exchange reserves drop $1.65b to $17.492b

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The foreign exchange reserves held by the central bank have dropped by 8.6% on a...
Ehsaas Program seeks $600M boost from ADB

Ehsaas Program seeks $600M boost from ADB

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The government has asked $600 million from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to fulfill its...
7 killed in Rohingya refugees camp attack in Bangladesh - The Correspondent

7 killed in attack on Rohingya refugees camp in Bangladesh

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Attackers have killed at least seven people in an assault on an Islamic seminary in...
US held Afghan man unlawfully for 14 years at Gitmo, court says - The Correspondent

US held Afghan man unlawfully for 14 years at Gitmo, court says

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A United States judge has ruled that the US has no legal basis for holding...
Pakistan commits Rs5b in humanitarian aid to Afghanistan

Pakistan commits Rs5b in humanitarian aid to Afghanistan

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Pakistan has committed Rs5 billion in humanitarian aid along with the announcement of trade and...
T20 World Cup 2021: Namibia stun Ireland to reach Super 12s

T20 World Cup 2021: Namibia stun Ireland to reach Super 12 stage

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David Wiese, through his all-around performance, propelled the debutant Namibia to beat Ireland by eight...
Quaid-e-Azam Trophy day two ends as Musa takes maiden fifer, Bangalzai's scores half century

QeA Trophy, KP Vs NOR: Musa bags maiden fifer, Bangalzai’s hits half-century

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Northern fast-bowler Musa Khan recorded his maiden first-class five-wicket haul against Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at the...
Can Pakistan hold their nerves against arch-rivals India

Can Pakistan hold their nerves against arch-rivals India

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Indian sports commentator Harsha Bhogle has said that Pakistan would not be able to cope...
Pitbull concert in Riyadh receives heavy flak online

Pitbull concert in Riyadh receives heavy flak online

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A video of Pitbull in which the singer is singing in front of a jam-packed...
Long-live-the-Queen:-British-monarch-in-‘good-spirits’-after-hospital-visit-the-correspondent-pk

Long live the Queen: British monarch in ‘good spirits’ after hospital visit

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The Queen after spending Wednesday night in the hospital for routine medical check-ups is now...
Alec Baldwin fatally shoots cinematographer with prop gun on 'Rust' set - The Correspondent

Alec Baldwin fires prop gun on ‘Rust’ set, killing cinematographer

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The US movie star Alec Baldwin has fired a prop gun on a film set,...

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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