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Pakistan govt to borrow Rs3.5 trillion from banks till January

Karachi, November 3 - The government has decided to borrow Rs3.5 trillion from the banking system till the coming January as it still needs resources to finance budget deficit despite growth in nontax revenue, it was learnt. The government aims to sell domestic debt up to the end of January 2021 to finance the budget deficit that stayed at Rs440...

A similar explosion took place in Karachi last week. (File photo: Reuters)

7 killed, 70 injured in Pakistan blast

October 27 - major explosion at a madrassa has rocked a colony in Pakistan’s Peshawar. Local reports say at least seven people have died while 70 others have suffered injuries in the powerful blast at a madrassa in Dir Colony of Peshawar. "The blast took place in a madrassa where unknown people had planted explosives in a plastic bag," a...

© Reuters/SAIYNA BASHIR FILE PHOTO: International conference on the future of Afghan refugees living in Pakistan, in Islamabad

Pakistani PM Imran Khan writes to Facebook CEO seeking ban on Islamophobic content

Islamabad, October 26 - Pakistan's prime minister has written a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg seeking a ban on Islamophobic content on the site, warning of an increase in radicalisisation amongst Muslims, the government said on Sunday. In the letter, shared by the Pakistani government on Twitter, Imran Khan said that "growing Islamophobia" is encouraging extremism and violence across...

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Pakistan Govt moves to bring back Nawaz Sharif

October 22 (Daily Times) - Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz Wednesday said the government is employing optimum diplomatic channels to ensure early repatriation of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Nawaz Sharif from London. Addressing a news conference, he said since there is no extradition treaty with the United Kingdom that is why the government has formally requested...

© Lionel BONAVENTURE Pakistan said it would lift a recent ban on the video-sharing app TikTok after assurances that "immoral" content would be blocked

Pakistan lifts TikTok ban after pledge on ‘indecent’ content

October 20 (AFP) - Pakistan said Monday it would lift a recent ban on the video-sharing app TikTok after assurances that "immoral" content would be blocked. The Chinese-owned platform, which is wildly popular among the country's youth, was banned earlier this month over what authorities in the ultra-conservative Islamic country deemed "immoral, obscene and vulgar" content. But the Pakistan Telecommunication...

Jannat Mirza revealed she is leaving Pakistan and moving to Japan. Pic - International The News

TikTok star Jannat Mirza leaving Pakistan over shocking reason

October 19 (International The News) - Pakistan's biggest TikTok sensation, Jannat Mirza, announced earlier that she is leaving the country for good. The news left Mirza's massive following of over 10 million devastated, making them wonder about the reason she is moving abroad. While interacting with a fan over the matter, Mirza revealed she is heartbroken over the 'sick mentality'...

The crowd at the Bagh-e-Jinnah can be seen (Left) and a PML-N supporter holding Maryam Nawaz's photo. — Twitter/PPP/PML-N

PDM leads rally in Karachi to demand Pakistan PM Khan resign as tens of thousands gather

Karachi, October 19 (International The News) - The Pakistan Democratic Movement's (PDM) second jalsa against the government has started at Karachi's Bagh-e-Jinnah, as the Opposition eyes ousting Prime Minister Imran Khan. The PDM's central leadership is expected to address the gathering. This includes JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, PML-N vice president Maryam Nawaz, former prime...

TikTok is one of many social media sites that have struggled to moderate violent videos. Pic - Reuters

Pakistan bans TikTok for ‘immoral’ and ‘indecent’ videos

October 10 (The Verge) - Pakistan’s telecom regulator has banned TikTok, claiming the app failed to remove “immoral” and “indecent” content. The ban comes just over a month after the regulator, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, banned dating apps, including Tinder and Grindr, for the same reason. TikTok had been installed 43 million times in Pakistan, according to the analytics firm...

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