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Exodus as Syria rebels lose northeast Aleppo

ALEPPO (AFP) – Syria s rebels lost all of the northern neighbourhoods of their stronghold in east Aleppo on Monday, as the army made significant advances in its offensive to recapture the entire city. The regime gains have prompted an exodus of thousands of desperate civilians, some fleeing to districts held by the government or Kurdish

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PPP’s Abdul Hakim Baloch wins NA-258 by-election

KARACHI (Sarzameen News) – According to unofficial and unconfirmed result, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) candidate Abdul Hakim Baloch won the National Assembly constituency NA-258 by-election on Monday. The seat fell vacant when Abdul Hakim Baloch, then a Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) MNA, resigned and joined PPP on September 22, 2016. Abdul Hakim Baloch had won

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General Qamar Bajwa to take charge as COAS today

RAWALPINDI (Sarzameen News) – General Qamar Javed Bajwa will take up the post of the 16th Chief of Army Staff of the Pakistan Army today (Tuesday) to replace General Raheel Sharif. Invitations have been dispatched to ambassadors, civil leaders, military officials among other dignitaries to attend the change of command ceremony that is scheduled to

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Where did SRK fly to this weekend?

LOS ANGELES (Web Desk) – After the outgoing POTUS pardoned Turkey this year with Sasha and Malia to bring in Thanksgiving, Shahrukh Khan flew down to California to spend the weekend with Aryan. Gauri Khan and Suhana were there in the United States while SRK took along the latest addition to the family with him

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Theatre actresses to move to LHC over security concerns

LAHORE (Sarzameen News) – Theatre actresses have decided to move to Lahore High Court (LHC) for provision of security after murder of a colleague, Qismat Baig last week. Theatre artists have announced to approach the high court over fear among them after the incident. Qismat Baig, a theatre artist was shot 12 times while she

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PIA raises $130 million, offers 30% discount on late-night flights

KARACHI (Sarzameen News) – Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) on Monday said it has raised $130 million in fresh financing from a banking consortium, as the airline staggers under the weight of earlier loans totaling more than $3 billion. PIA said in a statement the financing facility was arranged by Pakistan‘s United Bank Limited (UBL) and

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PIA offers 30% discount on late-night flights

KARACHI (Sarzameen News) – Spokesman Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), Danyal Gilani in a statement said that PIA has offered 30% special discount on Late night flights (between 00:00 to 06:00 hrs) on selected domestic routes between Karachi-Lahore, Karachi-Islamabad, Karachi-Multan and Karachi-Faisalabad, effective from Monday.

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Thar Coal Power Plant to start commercial operation by June, 2019

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – The first phase of Thar Coal Fired Power Projects with the power production capacity of 660 MW would start its commercial operation by June 3, 2019 instead of October 2019 (the earlier set target for completion of the project). Chief Executive Officer of Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company (SECMC), Shamsudin Ahmed

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Arrest warrant issued against Musharraf in Akbar Bugti murder case

QUETTA (Sarzameen News) – The Balochistan High Court (BHC) on Monday issued bailable arrest warrants for former president General (Retd) Pervez Musharraf in the case pf alleged murder of former Baloch nationalist leader Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti. Earlier, an Anti-terrorism court had acquitted the former dictator in the Nawab Akbar Bugti murder case But an

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Pakistan announces unchanged test squad for Australia tour

LAHORE (Sarzameen News) – The selectors of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have finalized the 16-member Test squad for the upcoming three-match series against Australia on Monday. According to a press release of the cricket board, Chief Selector Inzamam-ul-Haq and the national selection committee have finalized the team after consultations with Coach Mickey Arthur and Captain

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