No end to eyesores at Taj Mahal as repair work drags on

AGRA, India: Tourist Muskan Mahuwakar pictured the Taj Mahal as a dazzling vision of symmetry and beauty but upon reaching the monument, she — like thousands of other visitors — was disappointed to find it covered in scaffolding, its once white marble now yellowing due to pollution. Building restoration at India´s most popular tourist attraction is now into its fourth year, with work yet to even begin on its imposing dome. “It´s disappointing not to get a perfect frame of this immaculate structure,” Mahuwakar, a history student, told AFP on…

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People won’t allow ‘Sharif dictatorship’ anymore, says Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has said that Sharifs have started issuing threats to National Accountability Bureau and the senior judiciary after their corruption was exposed. In a message on twitter, Imran Khan said, “Sharifs after having their billions in corruption exposed have taken to issuing threats to NAB & the senior judiciary.”

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Army Chief says Indian aggression, misadventure will always get most befitting response

RAWALPINDI: Appreciating effective and a responsible response of Pakistani troops to Indian unethical targeting and high morale of troops and civilians, Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa has asserted that Indian aggression or any misadventure shall always get a most befitting response. Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday visited the Line of Control and Working Boundary in Khuiratta/Ratta Aryan sectors. Local Commanders briefed the Army Chief about Indian ceasefire violations specifically targeting civil population across the LoC and Working Boundary, said military’s media wing,…

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EMPRA Newly elected office-bearers visit Channels

From Kamran Saqi Lahore: A delegation of EMPRA Newly elected office-bearers led by its President Rao Shahid visits Royal News, PTV, NEO, DIN News, SAMMA News, ATV & ARY News. During the visit, EMPRA Members congratulated the newly elected President Rao Shahid, Qasim Sindhu Secratory, Rashid Rashawal Senior Vice President, Mian Asim & Qasir Majeed Vice President, Amina Munawar Finance Secretary, Azan Malik Information Secratory, Rizwan Zaib & members of governing body. Speaking at the occasion, Rao Shahid, President, EMPRA said that we all want to express my heartfelt thanks…

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Sindh CM meets Mayor of London

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah Friday met Mayor of London Sadiq Khan here at the Chief Minister House. According to a spokesman for the Chief Minister House, they agreed on the exchange of trade-delegations. The Sindh chief minister, exchanging views with the Mayor, said that Sindh has numerous opportunities of investment. The investment can be done in renewable energy, food processing, textile, agriculture and many other sectors. He said that Sindh and London can work together on the rehabilitation of Sukkur Barrage, up-gradation of irrigation system etc….

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CM Sindh recalls college days at DJ Sc College pedestrian bridge opening

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah disclosed on Friday that he had lost concentration in his studies and enjoyed considerable freedom during his college education days when his father got arrested during the then-martial law regime in the country. Talking at the inauguration of the newly-built pedestrian bridge that connects two buildings of DJ Sindh Government Science College where he had studied, Sindh CM recalled the days when he used to get Intermediate-level education at his alma mater. The pedestrian bridge has been built to safeguard movement of…

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Women Voters Missing from Electoral Bank

From Kamran Saqi Islamabad: Coalition for Elections and Democracy (CED) stresses upon the need to reduce gender gap between number of registered voters in Pakistan. The situation is perturbing as the gap between number of male and female voters has crossed 12 million. In a statement issued by CED on National Voters’ Day Raja Shoaib Akbar, Senior Program Manager at CPDI said that the voter data trends were alarming because the gender gap had expanded by two million in disadvantage of female voters since 2013. It is estimated that the…

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