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Iran talks aim to save nuclear deal after US pullout

TEHRAN (Sarzameen News)– The top diplomats of Iran and five world powers meet Friday as Tehran seeks assurances it will benefit economically from the nuclear deal despite the US withdrawal from the Obama era brokered pact. But in a setback on the eve of the talks, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani told French President Emmanuel Macron

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Zakir Naik will not be deported: Malaysia PM

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AFP) – Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Friday that Indian Islamic preacher allegedly wanted in his home country for terror-related activities and hate speech will not be sent back. Zakir Naik, a television preacher, reportedly left India in 2016 and subsequently moved to largely Muslim Malaysia, where he was granted permanent residency.

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Let the Games begin: Netflix releases first Indian series

MUMBAI (AFP) – Netflix s first original Indian series releases on Friday as the US streaming giant battles with Amazon Prime for a slice of the country s fast growing on-demand video market. Sacred Games, an adaptation of Vikram Chandra s 2006 novel of the same name, stars Bollywood stalwarts Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Saif Ali Khan and Radhika Apte.

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ECP slaps ban on telecasting results before 7PM on Election Day

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News)- The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday slapped ban on telecasting results of General Elections 2018 till 7PM on the Election Day [July 25]. As per details garnered, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) chairman Mohammad Saleem Baig called on electoral body secretary Mohammad Yaqoob here in Islamabad today. Baig informed Yaqoob

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Shehbaz Sharif unveils PML-N manifesto for election 2018

LAHORE (Sarzameen News)- Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif presented his party’s manifesto for the upcoming general elections here in Lahore on Thursday. The PML-N president, whose party ruled the country for last five years, said that the PML-N government steered the country out of energy crisis and provided better roads, public transport and infrastructure,

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Nawaz laments Fawad Hassan Fawad’s arrest

LONDON (Sarzameen News)- Former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said that the arrest of senior bureaucrat Fawad Hassan Fawad in Rs14 billion Ashiana Housing Scheme scam is regrettable. Talking to media in London outside Harley Street Clinic, the former premier said that he had heard the news of Fawad

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PML-N stalwart Zafar Ali Shah defects to PTI

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News)- Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Zafar Ali Shah on Thursday left his party and joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). PTI chairman Imran Khan welcomed him who left the PML-N and joined his party and said that the time will prove his decision to join PTI was right. The PTI chairman while addressing the party

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NAB arrests Fawad Hassan Fawad on corruption charges

LAHORE (Sarzameen News)- The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday has arrested senior most bureaucrat Fawad Hassan Fawad in Rs14 billion Ashiana Housing Scheme scam. The NAB Director General confirmed the news and said that Fawad was arrested on the orders of the bureau’s chairperson. Fawad Hasan Fawad was detained for alleged corruption in the Ashiana

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Musical night “Raag Rang” to be held on July 6 at Lok Virsa

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News)- National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa) would organize Raag Rang a music night at Bali Jatti Rooftop Theater, Lok Virsa on July 6. Renowned singers including Bushra Sadiq, Hasina Naaz, Bano Rehmat and Muskan will perform in the musical show and entertain the audience. The show will be followed by

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SC orders to resolve matter of CNIC issuance to transgenders in a fortnight

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News)- The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the relevant departments to resolve the matter pertaining to issuance of Computerised National Identity Cards (CNIC) to transgender community in 15 days. A three-member bench headed Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard the case. On court’s inquiry, National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) chairman Usman Mubeen told

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