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Sri Lanka bat against South Africa in first Test

GALLE, Sri Lanka (AFP) – Sri Lanka s stand-in-captain Suranga Lakmal won the toss and elected to bat against South Africa in the first Test in Galle on Thursday. Lakmal is leading the hosts in the absence of regular skipper Dinesh Chandimal, who is effectively suspended for the two-match series along with coach Chandika Hathurusingha pending

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First unique “Election Mela” to be held at Lok Virsa on July 17

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News)- A one-day Election Mela will be held at National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa) on July 17 to celebrate democracy. The first ever unique event will be organized by Potohar Organization for Development Advocacy (PODA) in collaboration with Election Commission of Pakistan and The Asia Foundation. The event aims to

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AIOU promotes new mode of learning

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News)- Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) held a seminar to apprise its students about the emerging technologies that could benefit their students to produce quality research work, compatible to international standard. The event was the part of the University’s regular activities to bring about qualitative improvement in the academic pursuits, Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr.

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COAS reaches Peshawar, offers condolences to Bilour family

PESHAWAR (Sarzameen News)-  Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday visited Balour House in Peshawar and offered condolences to the family over the demise of Haroon Bilour in suicide blast. Army Chief met with Haroon Bilour’s family and Ghulam Bilour and offered deep sympathies. Strict security arrangements were made on General Bajwa’s

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At least 10 killed in Afghan attack, fighting over: official

JALALABAD, Afghanistan (AFP) – At least 10 people were killed after gunmen stormed an education department compound in Afghanistan’s east on Wednesday, officials said, sparking an hours-long battle with security forces in the latest attack in the restive region. Ten others were wounded in the second attack in Jalalabad city in as many days, Nangarhar provincial

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Family planning is a human right, says UN

UNITED NATIONS (Sarzameen News)– Reaffirming that family planning is a human right, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Wednesday marked World Population Day, which focuses attention on the impact the number of children born has on the world. In her message for the Day, UNFPA Executive Director Natalia Kanem took that a step further, saying:

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Heavy rains to lash different parts of Pakistan from Thursday

LAHORE (Sarzameen News) – A new monsoon system with westerly wave travelling through the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal, has made its way into the north-eastern parts of Pakistan. According to the Met-Office spokesman, monsoon currents from the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal have started to penetrate north-eastern parts of the country.

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SC reserves verdict in contempt of court case against Talal Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday has reserved verdict in contempt of court case against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Talal Chaudhry. The PML-N leader has been directed to ensure his presence in the court during the announcement of the decision. On February 2, the SC issued a notice to Chaudhry for

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Haroon Bilour’s funeral prayers to be offered today

PESHAWAR (Sarzameen News) – The funeral prayers of martyred Awami National Party (ANP) leader Haroon Bilour will be offered at 5:00pm today (Wednesday) in Peshawar, He will be laid to rest at the Wazir Bagh Graveyard. He has left behind a widow and two sons to mourn his death. Haroon Bilour and 12 other people

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Money laundering case: Zardari, Faryal Talpur submit reply in FIA

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – Former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur on Wednesday has submitted their reply in Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) as they failed to appear in money laundering case. Both accused have sought time from the agency till polls, stating that they are busy in election campaign. Asif Ali Zardari,

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