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Islamic studies institute opens doors in Australia

MELBOURNE (AA): A Muslim-Turkish association in Melbourne opened an institute for Islamic studies. The Islamic Community National View (IGMG) opened the institute which will be part of the Ilim College based in Melbourne. A total of 10 students — six female and four male — took a placement test on Thursday. The successful students will…

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WI flay Jason Holder’s ban

TRINIDAD (BBC): Cricket West Indies president Dave Cameron has hit out at the “crippling decision” to ban captain Jason Holder from the third Test against England. Holder has been given a one-match suspension for his side’s slow over-rate during their second-Test victory. Cameron says the rule “ought to be modified”.  “We will of course abide…

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DG ISPR rejects Hindustan Times story about COAS Gen Bajwa

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor has rubbished a Hindustan Times report, reiterating that Pakistan’s Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa had never approached Indian Army Chief for talks. Maj Gen Ghafoor on Thursday evening tweeted from his official account, saying that the claim in Hindustan Times…

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Government determined to revive economy, says President

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi Monday said the revival of economy was top priority of the government that  was committed to take every measure to facilitate businesses. He said the government was committed to developing private sector through investment promotion, improving the ease of doing business, employment generation and fast growth of  manufacturing…

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Amla hits century on slow pitch to set Pakistan 267 target

PORT ELIZABETH (AFP): Hashim Amla hit his 27th one-day international century as South Africa made 266 for two in the first of five matches against Pakistan at St George’s Park on Saturday. Amla (108 not out) shared a second-wicket partnership of 155 with debutant Rassie van der Dussen (93) but the pair were unable to…

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Eight Taliban, three ANA soldiers killed

Monitoring Desk QALAT: At least eight Taliban insurgents and three Afghan National Army soldiers have been killed during a clash in Arghandab district of Zabul province, officials said Wednesday. Governor’s spokesman, Gul Islam Seyal, told Pajhwok that Taliban militants launched an attack on two security posts in Darwazagi area of Arghandab district Tuesday night. He…

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APS martyrs alive in our heart: Palwasha

Ahmad Nabi LANDI KOTAL: Secretary information Awami National Party (ANP) youth organization Palwasha Bibi said that memories of 144 martyrs of Army Public School (APS)Peshawar incident were still fresh in the mind of every citizen of the country and their sacrifice, they rendered for the sake of the country will never be forget. Speaking to…

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China’s crude oil imports climb record high

BEIJING (RT): China’s crude oil imports averaged more than 10 million bpd for the first time ever in November, as they beat the previous record for highest crude imports set in October, according to Chinese customs data, as carried by Reuters. Chinese crude oil imports surged to an all-time high of 10.43 million bpd (barrels…

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NAB to continue pursuing corrupt untouchables: Javed

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (Retd) Javed Iqbal on Wednesday said the Bureau,  committed to curbing corruption across-the-board, has taken action against those influential persons during last few months who considered themselves as “untouchable.” He was addressing a seminar entitled `Our Faith Corruption Free Pakistan’ arranged here by Faisal Masjid campus…

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