1 June 2020
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Women are raped by their husbands and Pakistan’s law acknowledges it. Many people don’t know about the country’s rape laws, said Maliha Zia Lari, the associate director of the Legal Aid Society. She was speaking at a session on violence against women at the Adab Festival, 2020 in Karachi on Friday. “There was a time […]

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British health officials said on Friday two people had tested positive for the novel coronavirus, in the country’s first confirmed cases since the deadly outbreak emerged in China and began to spread globally this month. “We can confirm that two patients in England, who are members of the same family, have tested positive for coronavirus,” […]

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A cut in personal income tax, sops for rural and agriculture sectors as well as an aggressive push on infrastructure spending are likely to be part of finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s “feel-good” second Budget. Facing the worst economic slowdown in more than a decade, Sitharaman is expected to pull out all stops to spur consumer […]

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Opposition parties slammed the government on Friday for not repatriating Pakistanis stranded in Wuhan and at risk of contracting the coronavirus. The criticism from opposition lawmakers came during a session of the Senate where the outbreak of the disease in Wuhan and the measures that the government had taken were discussed. Leader of the House […]

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Pakistani teenagers defeated the Afghanistan U-19 team by 6 wickets in the quarter-final of the Under-19 World Cup on Friday, advancing to the semi-finals of the tournament in Benoni, South Africa. The Pakistan U-19 batsmen easily chased down a target of 189 runs in the 41st over, with 53 balls still remaining. A half-century on […]

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As a fan of literature, former chief justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa says that he tried to bring some poetry and prose into his 56,000 judgments over the past 22 years. Speaking at the Adab Festival, the former judge read a piece of prose by Anwar Maqsood and said he would be returning to […]

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday blasted some Arab countries for backing a Middle East plan unveiled by the United States, condemning it as “treason”. “Some Arab countries that support such a plan commit treason against Jerusalem, as well as against their own people, and more importantly against all humanity,” Erdogan told his party’s […]

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The US, Japan and others tightened travel curbs to virus-hit China on Friday even as the country insisted there was no need for countries to impose “excessive measures”. The epidemic has infected nearly 10,000 people and been declared a global emergency. Russia, Britain and Italy all reported their first two cases and Rome declared its […]

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Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said that Pakistan never saw the scale of progress it should have seen because the underprivileged “were left behind” to serve an elitist agenda. “Neither did we provide them quality education, nor build good hospitals for them. We didn’t care for their health or ensure the provision of food. […]

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Pakistan on Friday halted flights to and from China with immediate effect, a civil aviation official said, as the death toll from a virus outbreak spreading in China mounted and the World Health Organisation called it a global health emergency. “We are suspending flights to China until Feb 2,” additional secretary of aviation Abdul Sattar […]

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