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Of Islamic history: Madina’s Masjid al-Qiblatayn

(Web Desk) – Masjid al-Qiblatayn in Madina is one of the most important historical mosques for Muslims. Famously known as the ‘Mosque of the two Qiblas’, the white coloured mosque’s history dates back to the time of Holy Prophet Mohammad (Peace Be Upon Him), when he received a revelation from Allah to change the Qibla

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Saudis step up arrests of women’s rights advocates, campaigners say

(AFP) – Saudi authorities have widened a crackdown on women’s rights advocates, detaining at least three more activists a month before the kingdom lifts its decades-old ban on women drivers, campaigners said Tuesday. Saudi authorities on Saturday announced the arrest of seven people, mostly identified by rights groups as women who have long campaigned for

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PML-N lives in people’s hearts due to public service: Khurram Dastgir

GUJRANWALA (APP)- Federal Minister for Defence and Foreign Affairs Engineer Khurram Dastgir Khan on Tuesday said the PML-N lived in the hearts of the people due to its public service and development in the country. He said this while talking in Iftar party hosted by PML-N MPA and City president Abdul Rauf Mughal at PML-N

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After Punjab nahi Jaungi, Mehwish Hayat sings first Punjabi song

LAHORE (Sarzameen News) – Pakistan’s film industry is full of talented actors and actress. Mehwish Hayat is among the most popular Pakistan’s model and actresses last movie Punjab Nahi Jaungi was a super hit at both the national and the international level.  Currently, she is busy with her next big project titled Load Wedding which will be releasing

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One day people will stop asking questions related to Indo-Pak ties, hopes Mahira

KARACHI (Web Desk) – Pakistani stunning actress Mahira Khan has expressed hope that one day people will stop asking questions regarding India and Pakistan ties. Talking to Indian media, Mahira said that Art lessens differences – whether they are created through history or politics. By way of art, we start realising that we – Indians

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Shah Rukh Khan requests wife Gauri to cook biryani on Eid

MUMBAI (Web Desk) – Bollywood star actor Shah Rukh Khan has requested his wife Gauri Khan to cook biryani on this Eid-ul-Fitr to celebrate their day in a best way. According to a video, Shah Rukh Khan revealed that he and his children offer prayer on the Eid and invite journalists to be guest on

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N. Korea preps nuclear site demolition despite US summit doubts

SEOUL (AFP) – Invited foreign journalists gathered in North Korea Wednesday to witness the slated destruction of the reclusive regime’s nuclear test site, a high profile gesture on the road to a summit with the US that Donald Trump now says might not happen. In a surprise announcement Pyongyang said earlier this month that it

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Indian police kill 12 in protest over copper plant

NEW DELHI (AFP) – Indian police on Tuesday killed 12 demonstrators after opening fire on thousands of people demanding the closure of a copper factory due to pollution concerns, a police officer said. Protesters rampaged for hours in the southern state of Tamil Nadu calling for the closure of the plant owned by British-based mining

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PTI’s 100-day programme a clumsy imitation of Vision 2025: Marriyum

ISLAMABAD (APP) – The hundred day programme unfurled by the PTI is a clumsy imitation of Federal Government’s Vision-2025 and if the party had imitated it properly the people would have found something praiseworthy out of the pack of lies. This was stated by Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb while addressing a

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Green Line train collides with freight train at Lahore Railway Station

LAHORE (Sarzameen News) – Green Line train travelling to Islamabad from Karachi collided with a stationary freight train at the Lahore Railway Station on Tuesday. Four bogies of the Green Line train were derailed in the accident but all the passengers remained safe. According to Divisional Superintendent Lahore, the track was cleared for all kind

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