Archive for February 2018

Esha Gupta condemns ongoing humanitarian crisis in Syria

Monitoring Desk NEW DELHI: Bollywood actress, Esha Gupta expressed her solidarity with the victims of Syria war and strongly condemned the humanitarian crisis in Syria. She expressed her views on the twitter. She said that she doesn’t care which country or religion I have and adding that I have one concern that humanity is dying,…

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PM Abbasi assures government support for revival of film industry

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi appreciated the artists’ role in constructing the positive and promoting the culture and tolerance in the society. PM Abbasi said this while talking to delegation of prominent artists including TV, film and drama actors and production. Premier assured the government will continue to support for the revival…

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Heavy sentence demanded for ousted S. Korean leader

Alex Jensen SEOUL: Prosecutors asked a local court on Tuesday to sentence former President Park Geun-hye to 30 years behind bars. Park, 66, has been detained for nearly a year as she was hit with 18 charges of power abuse and corruption after being expelled from office last March. While the scandal that ousted her…

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Pan-Muslim body slams Israel plan to tax churches

Alaa Abu al-Einein JEDDAH: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Tuesday blasted an Israeli plan to start taxing church pr-operty in occupied East Jer-usalem. “We reject these measures, which are part of ongoing efforts [by Israel] to change the status of Christian and Muslim holy places [in Jerusalem] and systematically restrict their existence,” the…

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Saudi prince to visit UK on March 7

LONDON (Reuters): Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will visit Britain on March 7 for talks with Prime Minister Theresa May to include topics such as extremism and societal reform, May’s spokesman said on Tuesday. “The visit will usher in a new era in bilateral relations focused on a partnership that delivers wide-ranging benefits for…

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NAB seeks detail of Fawad assets

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has started tightening noose around Secretary to the Prime Minister Fawad Hasan Fawad and it has sought details of all assets. Sources said that NAB has started tightening noose against Fawad Hasan Fawad after appearing his name in Ashiana Housing scheme as he was directly involved in misappropriation…

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SC directs FIA to submit report in memogate case

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan Tuesday ordered Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to complete all legal formalities in Hussain Haqqani case within a week. A three-member bench headed by the Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar comprising Justice Umar Ata Bandial and Justice Ijazul Ahsan heard the memogate scandal case. During the hearing, Additional…

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ECP seeks reply from Sattar in party convener-ship matter

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday adjourned the hearing of case pertaining to the convenership of Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) till March 1. A tribunal of the ECP headed by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sardar Raza Khan heard the case. MQM-P Bahadurabad faction’s Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, Amir Khan, AburRauf…

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Syrian regime chemical attacks claims face probe

Abdullah Asiran HAGUE: An international watchdog will investigate claims the Syrian regime used chemical weapons to attack the besieged Eastern Ghouta enclave, a diplomatic source said on Tuesday. The Hague-based Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) launched the probe over repeated reports of regime chlorine gas attacks this February near the capital Damascus,…

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Russia-backed truce comes into effect in E. Ghouta

Rasha Khalaf DAMASCUS: A five-hour humanitarian pause called by Russia came into effect in the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta on Tuesday. On Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a daily pause to airstrikes in the besieged area from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (0600 GMT to 1100 GMT). Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said…

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