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Quetta Gladiators will face two-time winners Islamabad United tonight in the 18th match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL)’s sixth edition at Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Stadium. Islamabad United have won three of their five games, and they would want to bounce back after their last defeat. Quetta Gladiators have just won one of their five games and now every match is a must-win for them inorder to stay in contention for play-offs qualification. United lost to Lahore Qalandars on June 9 in a last-over thriller and also receive a blow after it was confirmed that Faheem Ashraf may miss upcoming…

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ISLAMABAD: At least 18 people were killed and over 30 others injured when a passenger bus overturned in Khuzdar district of Pakistan’s southwest Balochistan province, local media reported Friday morning. The accident occurred when the bus was taking a sharp turn with high speed, paramilitary troops in the province Levies said. According to the reports, the victims have been shifted to a local hospital in Khuzdar and among the injured, six people are in critical condition. The passenger bus was on its way to Khuzdar from Larkana district of Pakistan’s southern Sindh province.

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ISLAMABAD: The government will present a budget worth about Rs 8,000 billion for the new financial year in Parliament today in which salaries are likely to be increased by up to 25 per cent. Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin, who unveiled the Pakistan Economic Survey 2020-21 a day earlier, will present the PTI-led government’s budget. The session will begin at 4:00pm. According to sources in the finance ministry, the federal budget is more than Rs 8,000 billion, of which Rs 3,105 billion is for interest payments, Rs 1,330 billion for defense and Rs 5,829 billion for FBR tax collections. Additional revenue measures worth…

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ISLAMABAD: Parliamentary Secretary for National Health Services Dr Nausheen Hamid urged taking two doses of the vaccine is important and people must remember to take the second dose as a single vaccine dose will not provide sufficient immunity to protect from coronavirus, she said while speaking to a Private news channel. She said Pakistan has achieved so far a target of 10 millionth of Covid-19 vaccine dose on Wednesday and authorities aimed to inoculate 70 million people by the end of this year. She said Pakistan has received the first batch of Pfizer vaccine under the COVAX facility which would…

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ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi held a telephonic conversation with his Canadian counterpart Marc Garneau and discussed matters pertaining to recent tragic incident of Islamophoia in Canada, as well as bilateral ties. According to tribune, The two foreign ministers agreed to work together on countering Islamophobia through coordinated efforts at various international fora, said a statement issued by the foreign office. “Both foreign ministers further agreed to remain in close contact [in this connections],” it added. On Sunday, A Canadian Muslim family of Pakistani origin, lost three of its generations after it was targeted in a “religiously-motivated” attack when a…

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ISLAMABAD,: A three-day rain spell is likely to occur from Friday to Monday to provide solace from scorching heat to the people of twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi, said Spokesman MET office Islamabad Dr Zaheer Babar. He further added it would also be occurred in different areas including Kahmir,Gilgit,Astore,Murree,Attock,Chakwal,Jhelum,Gujranwala,Gujrat,Hafizabad ,Badin,Narowal,Sialkot Peshawar, Kohat and Bannu Dera Ismail Khan. He further informed that prevailing very hot weather conditions would likely to subside during the wet spell and wind thunderstorm with heavy falls at times may generate urban flooding in low lying areas of Lahore. Met office informed that moist current from…

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ISLAMABAD: The accountability court of Islamabad dismissed the objections raised by claimants of purported properties of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over the auction, today. According to resources, Accountability judge Syed Asghar Ali on April 22 directed the revenue authorities of the Punjab government to auction unclaimed properties of Mr. Sharif within 60 days since he is absconding in Tosha­khana reference while accepting the application filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). The bureau in its application had sought directives for the authorities concerned to sell the attached properties of Mr Sharif under section 88 of the Criminal Procedure Code…

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Washington DC: US President Joe Biden has signed an executive order revoking the Trump-era bans on Chinese application TikTok and WeChat and instead signed another executive order (EO) to protect US information technology and communications supply chains from threats that include those from China. “Today, President Biden signed an Executive Order (E.O.) to further address the ongoing national emergency declared in E.O. 13873 of May 15, 2019 with respect to the threat posed to the United States’ information and communications technology and services (ICTS) supply chain,” the order read. “President Biden revoked and replaced three E.O.s that aimed to prohibit…

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Beijing: The Ministry of Public Security said that Police in China arrested over 1,100 people suspected of using cryptocurrencies to launder illegal proceeds from telephone and Internet scams in a recent crackdown. The arrests came as authorities in China step up their crackdown on cryptocurrency trading. Last month, three industry bodies banned crypto-related financial and payment services, and the State Council, China’s cabinet, vowed to clamp down on bitcoin mining and trading. Reuters reported. The public security ministry said that by Wednesday afternoon police had busted more than 170 criminal groups involved in using cryptocurrencies to launder money. The money…

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ISLAMABAD: Both the government and the opposition have gone out of the way rewarded the independents and allies who had supported them in the election of the Senate chairman and nomination of the opposition leader, respectively, by making them chairmen of the committees of the upper house of parliament. According to Dawn news, A careful analysis of the list of the chairmen of all the 39 standing and functional committees of the Senate shows that the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) had accommodated five senators, out of the six, who had all of a sudden supported Yousuf Raza Gilani for the…

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