Monday, 17 December, 2018
'Positive U-turn': PM concedes PAC chairmanship to Shahbaz Sharif 'in the interest of democracy'
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi announced in the National Assembly on Thursday that Prime Minister Imran Khan has decided to not stand in Leader of the Opposition Shahbaz Sharif's way, if he wants to head the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).
Pakistan rejects 'politically motivated' listing as violator of religious freedoms by US

Nawaz faces another JIT
The Supreme Court has constituted a Joint Investigation Team to probe former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's role in the illegal allotment of Auqaf land in Pakpattan in 1985.
PM Imran suspends SNGPL, SSGCL board of directors
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday suspended the board of directors of state-owned gas companies, Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) and Sui Southern Gas Company Limited (SSGCL).
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A scientist who upended a Hong Kong conference with his claim to have created the world's first genetically-edited babies cancelled a fresh talk and was heavily criticised by organisers on Thursday, who labelled him as irresponsible.
Member states of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and 10 other oil producing nations have agreed to cut output by 1.2 million barrels a day despite opposition from US President Donald Trump's administration.
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Yemen's forgotten children
During the days of Eid-ul-Adha, Pakistani media remained busy showing pictures and videos of sacrificial animals and other things related to them and it seemed as if this was the most important news across the world.
Killing of oppressed Americans


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A statue of Indian independence leader Gandhi has been removed from Ghana's most prestigious university after complaints that he was racist against black Africans.
As the US Senate moved to vote on Thursday on a resolution condemning Saudi Arabia for its conduct of the war in Yemen and the assassination of prominent journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a bipartisan group of senators vowed to impose concrete sanctions on the kingdom in legislation next year.
A group advocating the cause of the persecuted Rohingya Muslims says a generation of the Muslims may be lost due to a lack of education for children and the youth at camps for the displaced in Bangladesh and Myanmar.
“Islamic awakening is spreading and with strong faith in Allah, the Resistance movement is winning,’ Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei has said.
Riyaz Naikoo is one of the most wanted armed Kashmiri fighters with a bounty of 12 lakh (approximately $170,00) on his head.

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