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Court orders freezing of 20 accounts over money laundering, transfer of dollars

KARACHI, April 18 -- A customs court in Karachi on Wednesday ordered freezing 20 bank accounts over complaints of money laundering and transfer of dollars filed by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR). ... Read More


Newly appointed Foreign Secretary takes charge, calls on FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD, April 18 -- Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood on Wednesday took charge of his office and called on Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in Islamabad. Qureshi congratulated the newly appoint... Read More


PM Imran chairs meeting on digitalization of government processes

ISLAMABAD, April 18 -- Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday chaired a meeting on digitalization of the government processes and how the latest IT solutions such as blockchain could help ensuring eff... Read More


Kabul, Delhi and Afghan peace talks

ISLAMABAD, April 18 -- Henry Kissinger wouldn't have approved of the way that Zalmay Khalilzad, the US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, handles the Afghan peace talks. Even if Tw... Read More


The politics of fear in India's elections

ISLAMABAD, April 18 -- Predicting elections is especially difficult in India with its size and diversity. In 2014, when Indians last went to the polls, analysts and journalists traveling across the co... Read More


Tiger makes us believe in golf again

ISLAMABAD, April 18 -- Superlatives can spoil the adulation when it comes to Tiger Woods. "The greatest sporting comeback," golf experts called it. We won't stray into a debate at this juncture. But f... Read More


Plastic pollution is choking us, we must regulate its use

ISLAMABAD, April 18 -- If a picture is worth a thousand words, imagine this: A whale dying of starvation because it had 88 pounds of plastic in its body. If that does not encapsulate the double-edged ... Read More


Will the mouse roar: the opposition's threat of agitation

ISLAMABAD, April 18 -- Three constants exist in the frayed relationship between Imran Khan's Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party that assumed power at the center for the first time last year - and opposition ... Read More


13-year-old kills age-fellow in Lahore over commonplace dispute

LAHORE, April 18 -- A minor boy stabbed and killed an age-fellow over an ordinary scuffle Tuesday night here in Khokhar Town of the city's Shafiqabad neighbourhood, police said. According to police, t... Read More


Gift from UAE: Lahore Zoo to receive 10 tigers, 8 lions next week

ISLAMABAD, April 18 -- Adviser to Prime Minister on Climate Change, Malik Ameen Aslam, on Wednesday announced that eight lions and 10 tigers - a gift from the United Arab Emirates - will be sent to Pa... Read More