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Ali Haider Gilani responds to Senate video leak

ISLAMABAD: PPP MPA Ali Haider Gilani has defended his decision to meet the members of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to ask for votes for his father Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani, who is a joint candidate of the PDM in the Senate's elections. His response came a few hours after a video surfaced on social media platforms in which Ail Haider Gilani was seen meeting the PTI MPAs. In his defence, Ali Haider said that he had asked the PTI lawmakers to vote according to their conscience. He also accused Prime Minister Imran…

PSL: Three more players test positive for Coronavirus

Karachi, 2 March 2021: Three more players, including two foreign imports, have tested positive for the Coronavirus, according to Pakistan Cricket Board.  Since yesterday (Monday) and apart from the rapid tests, a total of 244 PCR tests have been conducted to date, resulting in three positive tests. These individuals, including two foreign players and local player support personnel, have been quarantined at a separate floor of the team hotel. Just under 300 people are inside the bubble, including players, support staff,…

RSF files criminal case against Saudi prince over Khashoggi murder

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said Tuesday that it had filed a criminal case in a German court against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for "crimes against humanity" in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The complaint, which seeks an inquiry by prosecutors under Germany's international jurisdiction laws, accuses Saudi Arabia of persecuting Khashoggi -- who was murdered at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October 2018 -- as well as dozens of other journalists. It comes after Washington released a…

LHC seeks report on consular assistance for Pakistanis imprisoned in Iran

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday directed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) to submit a detailed report on the efforts made to provide consular assistance to Pakistanis imprisoned in Iran in order to secure their repatriation. “The state is responsible to represent these prisoners forcefully as required by law to expedite their repatriation and ensure consular assistance at all stages of their imprisonment,” argued Barrister Sarah Belal while apprising the court on the importance of expediting the…

Playing in PSL, other leagues slightly more rewarding than IPL: Dale Steyn

Quetta Gladiators' international import Dale Steyn explained when he had opted out of this year's Indian Premier League (IPL), saying playing in other T20 leagues was "more rewarding as a player." Steyn is in Karachi as part of Quetta Gladiators squad for the Pakistan Super League (PSL). Steyn said the big squads and "so many big names" at the IPL take the attention away from the cricket as more emphasis is given on the amount of money players earn. Somewhere down the line, the cricket gets forgotten, Steyn said. "I…

China’s billionaires club swells as market rally offsets virus pain

More than 200 billionaires were created in China last year as booming stock markets and a flood of new listings offset the ravages of the virus pandemic, according to a global tally released Tuesday. The size of China's exclusive billionaire's club has almost doubled in the past five years as the world's number two economy continued to outpace most others, and its ability to mostly avoid the worst of the coronavirus meant it was one of the few to expand in 2020. And the Hurun Global Rich List showed 259 people breaking…

Lucknow-bound Indian plane makes emergency landing in Karachi

A passenger Indian plane made an emergency landing at Karachi's Jinnah International Airport after one of the passenger's aboard suffered a heart attack. IndiGo airlines flight number 6E1412, travelling from Sharjah to Lucknow, was diverted to Karachi at around 4:00am. according to the Civil Aviation Authority. The pilots contacted the air traffic control and requested an emergency landing on humanitarian grounds at the Karachi airport, it said.  Once the request was received, the airline made an emergency landing…

Behind every successful man, there is his wife: Bushra Bibi

Prime Minister Imran Khan's wife Bushra Bibi on Monday spoke to the media briefly, saying that behind every successful man, there is his wife. The first lady went to a Panahgah in Lahore near the shrine of Hazrat Data Ganj Bakhsh to check on the facilities being provided to its residents. There, in response to a journalist who asked Bushra Bibi whether due to her contributions PM Imran Khan was successful, she responded: "Behind every successful man, there's his wife, right? Isn't that right? Then?" Accompanied by…

US focused on ‘future conduct’ of relations with Saudi Arabia after Khashoggi report

REUTERS: The United States said on Tuesday that it was focused on future conduct of its relations with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, a few days after Washington de-classified a report which said the Saudi crown prince was involved in journalist Jamal Khashoggi's assassination. The United States on Friday declassified a report that said the crown prince approved an operation in 2018 to capture or kill Khashoggi and issued some sanctions against Saudi nationals and entities. Washington’s failure to penalize the crown prince…

After Karachi’s loss, old video of Salman Iqbal mocking Lahore Qalandars goes viral

KARACHI: An old video of ARY chief and Karachi Kings owner Salman Iqbal is doing the rounds on the internet in which he can be seen mocking Lahore Qalandars. The Qalandars and Kings clashed on Sunday with the former beating the latter in a thrilling contest that went down the wire before David Weise finished the game courtesy a volley of sixes and fours. However, fans of the Qalandars started sharing an old video of Iqbal making fun of the Qalandars during an interview with Zainab Abbas. "One word that comes to your…

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