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October 18, 2018 12:00 AM Canada becomes first nation to legalise cannabis

TORONTO: Canada became the first industrialised nation to legalise recreational cannabis on Wednesday, but a lawful buzz will be hard to come by in its biggest cities like Toronto and Vancouver, which will have no stores open. Weed enthusiasts in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada’s easternmost province, kicked off the first permissible sales at midnight

October 17, 2018 1:57 AM PM meets APNS delegation, vows to clear dues

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said his government will extend all-out support to the newspaper industry to enable it to deal with its longstanding problems. At a meeting with a delegation of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) on Tuesday, Mr Khan said that dues of the print media would be cleared soon, according to a press release of the PM’s Office

October 17, 2018 12:00 AM Istanbul thrives as Arab media hub despite Khashoggi anxiety

Istanbul, the buzzing Turkish metropolis where Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared two weeks ago, has since the Arab Spring become a hub for Arabic-language media despite Turkey’s own reputation for eroding press freedoms. Arabic-language journalists from countries who have found refuge in the city from authoritarian regimes or war say they have been rattled 1

October 16, 2018 7:59 PM 67th martyrdom anniversary of Liaquat Ali Khan observed

ISLAMABAD: The 67th martyrdom anniversary of Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan, Pakistan’s first Prime Minister was observed today(Tuesday). Liaquat Ali Khan struggled with Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah to get a separate homeland for Muslims of sub-continent and later served as its first prime minister at critical juncture. Liaquat Ali Khan was born on October

October 16, 2018 1:53 PM UN decolonization agenda incomplete without Kashmir solution: Pakistan

Pakistan said the UN’s decolonization agenda would remain incomplete without resolution of the long festering dispute of Jammu and Kashmir. Speaking in the General Debate of the Fourth Committee of the General Assembly on Decolonization Issues, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UN, Maleeha Lodhi said that the right of Kashmiri people to self-determination 1

October 15, 2018 11:40 AM Pakistan pursuing peaceful use of nuclear energy: President Alvi

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi Monday said Pakistan was pursuing the peaceful use of nuclear energy and wanted to further strengthen partnership with International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to ensure non-proliferation in the region. Addressing an international conference on “Global non-proliferation regime: Challenges and response” organized by the Islamabad

October 15, 2018 12:00 AM Storm hits Portugal, leaves thousands without power

LISBON: At least 300,000 homes were without power on Sunday after tropical storm Leslie hit Portugal´s Atlantic coast, bringing with it heavy rain, strong winds and surging seas. Leslie was downgraded from a hurricane before it reached Portugal late on Saturday. Authorities had urged people to stay indoors and keep away from coastal areas. At least 1,000 trees

October 13, 2018 5:29 PM ICAP to hold Stakeholders Roundtable on Pakistan’s power sector

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) being professional body is actively committed to economic and financial development of the country. The seminars, CPD activities and research based publications by ICAP are a mode to engage stakeholders and to render advice to the Government. Considering the importance of Power Sector in the socio-economic 1

October 12, 2018 11:37 PM Power supply dusrupted for the last 18 hours in Korangi area

Karachi: Prolonged loadshedding continued in Karachi's Korangi area, multiplying the difficulties of the residents. Residents of Korangi of Korangi No 6 and its adjoining areas 51-B area and its nearby market have been facing power outages over the past 20 hours. Hundreds of houses and commercial areas have been affected due to power breakdown in the locality 1

October 11, 2018 7:57 PM Court orders to seize property of Shahbaz Sharif's son-in-law Ali Imran

LAHORE: Accountability Court on Thursday ordered NAB to confiscate property owned by Ali Imran Yousuf, the son-in-law of PML-N President and former chief minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif. Accountability Court Judge, Muhammad Azam was hearing the petition filed by National Accountability Bureau (NAB). NAB prosecutor Hafiz Asadullah presented details of the property 1