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China invites Britain to attend new Silk Road summit

Leaders from 20 countries have confirmed their attendance at the summit being held in May.

China has invited British Prime Minister Theresa May to attend a major summit in May on its “One Belt, One Road” initiative to build a new Silk Road, diplomatic sources told Reuters, as London said she would visit China this year. “One Belt, One Road” is Chinese President Xi Jinping’s landmark programme to invest billions of dollars in infrastructure projects ... Read More »

Pakistan collapse to first series defeat to New Zealand in 30 years

New Zealand's Tim Southee celebrates the wicket of Pakistan's Imran Khan during day three of the second cricket Test match. —AFP

New Zealand took nine wickets in a dramatic final session of the second Test against Pakistan to win by 130 runs in Hamilton on Tuesday and clean sweep their series 2-0. It was New Zealand’s first series win over Pakistan since 1985. Pakistan were faced with an imposing 369-run target in their second innings but set themselves up for a ... Read More »

General Bajwa takes charge as Pakistan’s 16th army chief

Outgoing military chief Gen Raheel Sharif on Tuesday handed over the command of the army to Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa. He passed the baton of command to Gen Bajwa at a ceremony held in the Army Hockey Stadium, close to the General Headquarters (GHQ). Gen Raheel Sharif addressed the ceremony after reviewing the guard of honour. ... Read More »

Sikh militant commander recaptured after India jailbreak

A top Sikh militant commander was recaptured by police in the Indian capital Delhi on Monday, a day after he was freed in a dramatic jailbreak by a gang wearing police uniforms. Harminder Singh Mintoo, who heads a Sikh separatist group, was arrested on the outskirts of Delhi some 200 kilometres (124 miles) from the high-security prison in Punjab where ... Read More »

Shilpa Shetty trolled on Twitter for thinking Animal Farm is a children’s book

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Sometimes actors forget that everything they say, can and IS held against them. Unfortunately for Shilpa Shetty, her error in mistaking Orwell’s publication as a children’s book landed her as the latest victim of online trolls. In an interview with Indian publication The Mumbai Times, Shilpa was asked to comment on the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination’s (ICSE) ... Read More »

PCB announces Test squad for upcoming Australia tour

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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday announced the 16-man lineup for Pakistan’s upcoming Test tour of Australia. The team has been finalised by chief selector Inzamam ul Haq and the National Selection Committee after consultations with the team’s Head Coach and the Test captain Misbah ul Haq, the PCB said in a statement. The Pakistan Test squad will play ... Read More »

BHC issues arrest warrants for Musharraf in Akbar Bugti murder case

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The Balochistan High Court (BHC) on Monday issued bailable arrest warrants for former president Pervez Musharraf in a case pertaining to the alleged murder of former Baloch nationalist leader Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti. A divisional bench of BHC passed this order during hearing of review petition challenging acquittal of the former president by an Anti-Terrorism Court in the case. Justice ... Read More »

Letter to corps commander: BZU seeks explanation from teacher

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MULTAN: The Bahauddin Zakariya University vice chancellor has sought an explanation from the international relations department chairman for writing a letter to the corps commander about alleged security threats to him and the university. Dr Omer Farooq Zain wrote a letter attached with a set of documents and photographs to the corps commander on Nov 23, claiming that despite several ... Read More »

Pakistan’s ‘first cyber harassment hotline’ goes live Dec 1

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The Digital Rights Foundation has announced that it will launch Pakistan’s ‘first cyber harassment hotline’ on Dec 1. The service will be available at 0800-39393 . The announcement made on DRF’s Facebook page said the hotline is a “free, safe and confidential service” for victims of online harassment which aims to provide legal advice, digital security support, psychological counselling and ... Read More »