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Pakistan demands Facebook remove polio vaccine misinformation

Pakistan demands Facebook remove polio vaccine misinformation

Pakistan urged Facebook to remove harmful polio-related content from the social networking site on Friday, saying it was jeopardising eradication initiatives and putting the lives of vaccinators at risk. In recent months social media in the country has been inundated with fake news reports and videos — garnering thousands of views and shares in the...

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PMO leaks nothing short of serious national security incident

PMO leaks nothing short of serious national security incident

‘Tis the season of leaks – except there is nothing festive about it. Pakistanis have been given involuntary access to closed-door and hitherto private conversations most of which, at least until now, appear to have taken place inside the Prime Minister’s Office, place of business to the country’s highest elected chief executive. It is nothing...

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IT freelancers have $3-4bn parked abroad due to high tax rates: Tarin

IT freelancers have $3-4bn parked abroad due to high tax rates: Tarin

ISLAMABAD: Former Finance Minister Senator Shaukat Tarin said on Monday that Pakistani information technology freelancers have parked $3-4 billion abroad and shying away from bringing money into the country due to high taxes. Mr Tarin was speaking at the meeting of the Senate Committee on Commerce to review various government policies and their implementation status....

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Pakistan’s economy ‘expected to slow down’ amid global downturn

Pakistan’s economy ‘expected to slow down’ amid global downturn

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s economy is expected to slow down this year after the strong bounce last year from the Covid-linked contraction in 2020, according to a report of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) released here on Monday. Mounting debt burden and falling foreign exchange reserves had already pushed Pakistan into negotiations with...

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Sociology of Sectarian Politics in Gilgit-Baltistan – Daily Times

Sociology of Sectarian Politics in Gilgit-Baltistan – Daily Times

Gilgit-Baltistan has historically been hijacked by internal sectarian and external forces such as the British, Dogras and Kashmiris. Therefore, its people have always struggled to achieve their political, social and economic rights. Given the recent controversy over the “Women’s Sports Gala” and the subsequent decrees issued by the sectarian forces, it is paramount to study...

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ECC takes up wheat import agenda via Gwadar Port – Daily Times

ECC takes up wheat import agenda via Gwadar Port – Daily Times

In order to materialize import of wheat via Gwadar Port, Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) has finally taken up the agenda of importing wheat from Gwadar Port in its 11-point plan list, Gwadar Pro reported on Monday. ECC is Federal Institution responsible to authorize key economic initiative in Pakistan. As per the agenda list, the Ministry...

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Mujeeb’s 5-20 helps Afghanistan crush Scotland by 130 runs in T20 World Cup

Mujeeb’s 5-20 helps Afghanistan crush Scotland by 130 runs in T20 World Cup

Spinner Mujeebur Rahman took five wickets in Afghanistan’s record 130-run rout of Scotland in their opening Super 12s match of the Twenty20 World Cup on Monday. Chasing a daunting 191 for victory, Scotland were bowled out for 60 in 10.2 overs with five batters dismissed for ducks in Sharjah. Mujeeb returned his best T20 figures...

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Ex-intelligence agent allegedly arranged migrant flights to Martha’s Vineyard

Ex-intelligence agent allegedly arranged migrant flights to Martha’s Vineyard

Ex-intelligence agent allegedly arranged migrant flights to Martha’s Vineyard Former US Army combat helped arrange migrant flights to Martha’s Vineyard. Luis family were approached outside a San Antonio shelter by Perla. Perla Huerta served in Afghanistan and Iraq. Perla Huerta, a former US Army combat medic and counterintelligence operative, helped arrange migrant flights to Martha’s...

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Kabul bombing death toll climbs to 53, says UN

Kabul bombing death toll climbs to 53, says UN

Share: Agencies October 04, 2022 ISTANBUL    –    The UN mission in Afghanistan on Monday said the number of deaths from Friday’s suicide bombing in Kabul climbed to 53. “Human toll from Friday’s college bombing in Hazara neighborhood of Afghan capital continues to rise,” United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said in a...