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Deepika Padukone out of Forbes’ list of highest paid actresses

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Bollywood starlet Deepika Padukone has dropped out of Forbes magazine’s World’s Highest-Paid Actresses 2017 list, which is led by Hollywood star Emma Stone.

Deepika, who secured 10th position in 2016 list, has not been included this year despite having made her Hollywood debut with xXx: Return of Xander Cage.

Stone collected $26 million from her Oscar-winning performance in musical film La La Land and has surpassed Jennifer Lawrence, who claimed the top spot in 2016 and 2015.

Stone spoke on gender parity earlier this year, sharing that her male co-stars have taken salary cuts so she could receive equal pay.

Friends star Jennifer Aniston was runner-up with $25.5 million. While she continues to receive millions in royalties even a decade since the famous sitcom has ended, the actor, who appeared The Yellow Bird, also monetizes different endorsements.

Lawrence dropped down two slots to number three with $24 million, almost half of her $46 million earnings in 2016.

Melissa McCarthy ($18 million), Mila Kunis ($15.5 million) and Emma Watson ($14 million) have come fourth, fifth and sixth on the list respectively.

Together, the world’s 10 highest-paid actresses tallied a combined $172.5 million between June 1, 2016, and June 1, 2017, before fees and taxes. Earnings estimates are based on data from Nielsen, ComScore, Box Office Mojo and IMDB, as well as interviews with industry insiders.


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Families of APS victim’s demands justice

F.P. Report

PESHAWAR: Parents of Army Public School (APS) victims showed displeasure over the delay in providing justice to them and warned the government if they did not give them justice than they will raise voice on international forum for the blood of their innocent children.

Family members of APS victims said this while addressing to press conference at Peshawar Press Club. Sisters of the APS victims Palwasha Amin, Mehwish Tariq and Hafsa Durrani said that instead of starting proper investigation of the terror incident the government trying to quite the parent of the victims.

They reminded that terrorists storm APS and killed more than hundred of students in 2014 and, now the families still waiting for investigation and justice.

“We want justice for our martyred children nothing more than that as it is our right” they added.

Palwasha Amin said on the occasion that she was striving for justice for more than two years but no one is seems to be interested in providing justice to us. Despite provision of evidences of the attack, the authorities is still not making any move against the attacker, she lamented.

She demanded from the Chief Justice of Pakistan to take notice of the matter and provide justice otherwise they will be compelled to rise against it on international forum.

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Ghani wants to bring changes in current Higher Education System

F.P. Report

KABUL: Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani has said that the country current higher education systems was not capable to fulfill the economic and political requirements of the country and now it is time to bring changes in it in the better interest of the youth.

Ghani called the authorities for systemic change in the higher education system to produce quality professional which can fulfill the requirements of the country needs in the any field and played their role in constructing a developed Afghanistan.

President said this while to an event organized at start of new academic year at Kabul. He added that education must needs to be provided in national language both in Farsi and Pashto as it the developed countries also travel on the road of development by adopting their own languages.

We need to realize the new challenges of today’s world and we need to bring constructive changes in the current higher education system of the country with the aim to equipped our youth with the knowledge of economic, political and administrative”, President said.

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IS claims responsibility of Barcelona attack

F.P. Report

BEIRUT: The Islamic State group claimed the responsibility of the deadly van attack in Barcelona on Thursday.

This was said by the Jihadist organization propaganda outlet Amaq. It added that the soldiers of Islamic State attacks in Barcelona but it did not revealed the names of those it claimed were behind the attack.

It added that they had attack in Spain in response to targets nations those who are taking part in the US led coalition force who were fighting against the jihadist group active in Iraq and Syria.

In Barcelona attack as many as 13 persons were killed on Thursday when a driver intentionally ran over a van into crowds in most popular Barcelona Street.

Police claimed to have arrested two suspects after the assault. The latest terror incident in Europe left people in terror.


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One killed, two injured in IED blast

F.P. Report

KHOST: One person killed and two more were injured in IED bomb blast in Khost city.

Khost Police Chief, Faizullah Ghirat told media that an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) which was fixed in the civilian vehicle went off in Khost city in which one person killed and two others were injured.

Meanwhile, Director Public Health Khost, Dr Qareeb Shah Ansari confirmed that hospital had received one body and two injured. The deceased was nephew of Noroz Mangal, former captain of Afghanistan national cricket team.

However, a family member of Noroz Mangal told AIP that the deceased was not his nephew rather he was his brother-in-law (Husband of sister). He owned a shop in Khost city. He said he did not know as who was involved in the matter as they have no enmity with anyone. No one has claimed responsibility for the bombing so far.



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GB is important part of CPEC: Ahsan Iqbal

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has said Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and its roads were very important part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

Ahsan Iqbal said this while talking to Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan, Hafiz Hafeez-ur-Rehman in Islamabad on Friday. He said that CPEC is game changer in the area as it was mega project for the whole region and it will bring development and prosperity to the country and especially to Gilgit-Baltistan as it is the important part of CPEC.

Ahsan Iqbal added that government is taking appropriate steps for the promotion of tourism in the Gilgit-Baltistan area and he assured that central government will provide all its support maintaining peace in the area.

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PTI, PML-N ignored people problems says Humayun Khan

F.P. Report

PESHAWAR: Provincial President of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Engineer Humayun Khan criticized the central and provincial governments for ignoring Khyber Pakhtunkhwa problems in its fight for getting the power in Islamabad.

Humayun said this while chairing a party meeting in Peshawar. H claimed that PPP is the only political who worked for the promotion of democratic values in the country.

He added that PPP leadership aware regarding the public problems that they were facing in the province and it was PPP leadership which solves the long awaited issues of the people in small provinces.

Humayaun further added that PTI had wasted last four years in its negative politics against the federal government and used KP resources for it and PML-N used its all energies and efforts to save Nawaz Sharif and both the parties ignored the real issues of masses and left on the God mercy.

Humayun hoped that PPP will clean sweep in all provinces as well as center to form government in the coming general election 2018 as the people recognized the real face of these parties.

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Pakistan wants strengthen ties with Iran says Marriyum

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ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information, Marriyum Aurangzeb has said Pakistan encourages cultural exchanges among both countries which will bring closer the people of neighboring countries as Pakistan values is relation with the Iran.

This she said while talking with Iranian Ambassador Mehdi Honardoostm in Islamabad on Friday. They discussed different proposals to strengthen the bilateral relations by promoting cooperation especially in the field of media, culture and Information.

Ambassador Mehdi said on the occasion that his country is always ready and welcome to promote cultural ties with Pakistan in the better interest of the masses of both countries.

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FIA arrest three human traffickers from Sialkot

F.P. Report

SIALKOT: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) raided in parts of Sialkot district and arrested three human traffickers.

Divisional Deputy Director FIA, Khalid Aneees told media that FIA arrested human traffickers and they were identified as Aftab Farooq, Muhammad Sarwar and Muhammad Younas residents of Sialkot.

Anees added that the arrested accuseds were involved in deceiving the innocent people for sending abroad and taking money from them. and after taking money from the people they neither returning their money nor sent them abroad as per promise, he added.

The cases were registered against the arrested persons and FIA started further investigation in this regard.

Earlier FIA also arrested a man from Lahore involving human trafficking and recovered 15 Pakistani passports from his possession and also raided at Al-Shehanshah Travel Agency and arrested of its owner Muhammad Shakeel who was failed to produce a license or any other legal documents.



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PTI, PML-N workers clash: one killed, two injured

F.P. Report

KHANEWAL: One person was killed and two other were wounded when a clash started in early hours of Friday between workers of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI).

Police confirmed that both the rival parties had clashed when they were holding rallies on Independence Day but the workers again confronted at Al-Hadees chowk of Khanewal and they attacke each other with sticks in a result one student was killed namely Aalim Amir and two others were injured and still one person is missing in the clash.

The injured were shifted to hospital and police registered case in this regard.