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Nigerian Men Are In High Demand Abroad – Nigerian Lady Claims
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Nigerian Men Are In High Demand Abroad – Nigerian Lady Claims

A Nigerian lady identified as Adiaha Edidem has shared just how valuable Nigerian men are abroad. Adiaha took to the microblogging platform, Twitter to reveal that no one asked her out while she was abroad, except for a Pakistani. According to her, Nigerian men are in high demand abroad, and sometimes the female counterparts get forgotten. She also shared her strategy in being noticed abroad. Sharing on Twitter, she wrote in part: “Nigerian men are in high demand outside the country, sometimes the female counterpart gets forgotten.” See Her Post Here:
Pakistani Doctor Who Spent Weeks Treating Coronavirus Patients, Dies Of The Virus
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Pakistani Doctor Who Spent Weeks Treating Coronavirus Patients, Dies Of The Virus

A Pakistani Doctor who spent the past weeks screening and treating coronavirus patients in the Middle East country has reportedly died of the disease. American-Pakistani activist @_SJPeace_ said the doctor identified as Usama Riaz knew there was no Personal protective equipment (PPE), but he persisted in treating patients with coronavirus. He wrote; This is Dr. Usama Riaz. He spent past weeks screening and treating patients with Corona Virus in Pakistan. He knew there was no PPE. He persisted anyways. Today he lost his own battle with coronavirus but he gave life and hope to so many more. KNOW HIS NAME "If you save a life, it is as if you saved all of humanity." His story and the story of all those fighting need to be written for history to remember. This is sacrifice, Heroism, a...
Pakistani University Text Book Shows Difference Between Real And Fake Virgins
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Pakistani University Text Book Shows Difference Between Real And Fake Virgins

A University Text Book authorized for use by 1st year biology students in Pakistan has come under fire for its use of perceived crude, tactless, inaccurate and insensitive language in describing the concept of virginity. In one place, the book describes the vaginas of so called fake virgins as being "roomy" and elsewhere it further describes the vaginas of fake virgins as being "capable of admitting two fingers" while the vaginas of real virgins are tight and highly resistant to fingering. Meanwhile, an online petition has been launched by womens right groups in Pakistan to have the book withdrawn.
Gunmen Kill Officer, Free Militant In Kashmir Hospital Raid
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Gunmen Kill Officer, Free Militant In Kashmir Hospital Raid

Two gunmen opened fire Tuesday in a hospital in India-administered Kashmir where a Pakistani militant was brought for treatment, an official said, escaping with the high-profile prisoner and killing a police officer in the daring assault. A manhunt is underway after the assailants stormed the Shri Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital in Srinagar and opened fire on police guarding Naveed Jutt, a Pakistani rebel imprisoned in the restive province since 2014. “The militants attacked the policemen inside the hospital, killed one accompanying the Pakistani prisoner, and fled on a motorcycle,” deputy inspector general of police Ghulam Hassan Bhat told AFP. He said another officer was critically wounded in the audacious daytime attack in the heart of the capital city of Indian Kashmir. Patients ...
Pakistan Seeks Nigeria’s Support In Maintaining Peace, Order In Jammu, Kashmir
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Pakistan Seeks Nigeria’s Support In Maintaining Peace, Order In Jammu, Kashmir

The Pakistani government has urged Nigeria and the international community to intensify their support in maintaining peace and order in Jammu and Kashmir. Chargé d’Affaires, Indian High Commission in Abuja, Mr. Asim Khan. made the call at an event to mark the Kashmir Solidarity Day on Monday. February 5 every year is a public holiday in observance of Pakistan’s support and unity with the people of Indian-administered Kashmir, the nationalists’ efforts to separate from India, and to pay homage to Kashmiris who have died in the conflict. Khan reaffirmed that Pakistan would continue its “unflinching support diplomatically, morally and politically” to the Kashmiri people. “The demand of the people of Kashmir is very clear; they want this dispute settled through plebiscite which is ...
US Defence Chief In Pakistan For Common Ground To Fight Terrorism
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US Defence Chief In Pakistan For Common Ground To Fight Terrorism

U.S. Defence Secretary, Jim Mattis, arrived in Islamabad on Monday to ask Pakistan’s civilian and military leadership to do more to rein in militants accused of using the country as a base to carry out attacks in neighbouring Afghanistan. More than 100 days since President Donald Trump announced his South Asia strategy, however, U.S. officials and analysts say there has been only limited success and it is not clear how progress will be made. U.S. officials have long been frustrated by what they see as Pakistan’s reluctance to act against groups such as the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani network that they believe exploit safe haven on Pakistani soil to launch attacks in Afghanistan. “We have heard from Pakistani leaders that they do not support terrorism … we expect them to act in ...
Pakistan Islamists Call Off Protests After Minister Resigns
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Pakistan Islamists Call Off Protests After Minister Resigns

Pakistani Islamists who clashed with police at the weekend have called off national protests after the resignation of Law Minister Zahid Hamid. Reports from Islamabad and other cities say protesters are starting to leave. They have been blocking a main road in the capital for weeks demanding Mr Hamid be sacked for blasphemy. He apologised for what he called an error. At least six people are believed to have been killed when clashes erupted on Saturday and some 200 were injured. The civilian government is being criticised for backing down in the crisis, which raises new questions about the military’s role in Pakistani politics. “On the assurance of the Chief of Army Staff, we are calling off the sit-in,” protest leader Khadim Hussain Rizvi told several thousand demonstrators ...
Rex Tillerson Heads To Pakistan As US Warns Over Taliban Havens
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Rex Tillerson Heads To Pakistan As US Warns Over Taliban Havens

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was to arrive in Islamabad Tuesday as Washington turns up the heat on Pakistan for allegedy providing “safe havens” for Taliban militants. Tillerson’s visit, his first to Pakistan since becoming secretary of state, comes weeks after US President Donald Trump angrily accused the nuclear-armed country of harbouring “agents of chaos” who can attack NATO-led forces in neighbouring Afghanistan. It follows on the heels of an unannounced stop in Afghanistan, where the US top diplomat reiterated America’s commitment to the country and warned Washington has made “very specific requests” of Pakistan seeking to “undermine the support that the Taliban receives”. Washington and Kabul have long accused Islamabad of supporting militant groups including the Tal...
President Buhari Wants Trade, Investment Boosted Among D-8 Nations
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President Buhari Wants Trade, Investment Boosted Among D-8 Nations

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday in Istanbul urged D-8 leaders to prioritise incentives and measures aimed at increasing trade and investments among member countries. Speaking at the ninth summit of the D-8, President Buhari said the private sector and business communities in the economic organization must be assisted with incentives to widen economic cooperation among member-states. ‘‘As the D-8, we need to intensify our activities with a view to enhancing various measures and incentives introduced to promote trade and assist the business communities from Member States to invest in our countries and widen our cooperation. ‘‘We need to work hard to establish integrated manufacturing structures and markets. I will like to reiterate the importance of increasing trade and investm...
3.5 Million Refugee Children Don’t Attend School – UN
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3.5 Million Refugee Children Don’t Attend School – UN

More than half the world’s refugee children — some 3.5 million altogether — do not attend school, the UN refugee agency said Tuesday, urging greater and steadier funding for their education. “Some 3.5 million didn’t get a single day” of school last year from among the 6.4 million children aged between five and 17 who were under the care of the UNHCR last year, the agency said in a report. It was only a slight improvement over the previous year, when the figure was 3.7 million, said the report titled “Left Behind: Refugee Education in Crisis”. “The education of these young refugees is crucial to the peaceful and sustainable development of the places that have welcomed them, and to the future prosperity of their own countries,” UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi said in the report. The a...
Deadly Blast Strikes Pakistan’s Quetta
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Deadly Blast Strikes Pakistan’s Quetta

A blast in the Pakistani city of Quetta in Balochistan province has killed at least 15 people and injured 32 others, reports say, in an incident blamed by the military on "terrorists". Saturday's explosion targeted a military truck, killing eight soldiers and seven civilians, who were nearby, the Pakistan's military said in a statement. The military said an incendiary explosive was used causing fire in vehicles parked near the area. The blast occurred near a stadium where celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of Pakistan's independence were under way. "We can now confirm that 15 people have died in the explosion today. At least 32 others are wounded," Balochistan home minister Sarfraz Bugti told AFP, adding that a rescue operation was still underway. A spokesman for the ...
Ousted Pakistani Premier Starts Defiant Rally To Hometown
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Ousted Pakistani Premier Starts Defiant Rally To Hometown

Pakistan’s removed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif began a rally in a defiant show of political power after a Supreme Court decision disqualified him from office late last month over undeclared assets. Sharif, ignoring security threats, left Punjab House in the capital Islamabad on Wednesday morning for his hometown Lahore. The rally will cover a distance of about 300km in two days and is likely to reach Lahore by Thursday evening. Thousands supporting Sharif and his Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) party thronged the capital to join the rally, setting up camps along the route he is expected to take and address supporters. “Nawaz Sharif is still our prime minister,” said worker Niaz Ahmad, who wore a lion costume and chanted, “Lion, Lion!” referring to the election symbol of Sharif’s...
Pakistani ‘Terrorist’ Charity Launches Political Party
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Pakistani ‘Terrorist’ Charity Launches Political Party

Islamabad, Pakistan - A Pakistani charity designated by the United Nations as a front for armed group Lashkar-e-Tayyaba (LeT) launched a political party on Monday, in a move that could see the anti-India group accused of carrying out the 2008 Mumbai attacks, enter mainstream national politics. Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, the chief of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) organisation that launched the party, has been designated by the UN as a "terrorist", and the United States has had a $10m bounty on his head since 2012 for his alleged role as the leader of LeT armed group. Pakistani police have held Saeed under house arrest in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore since January under local anti-terrorism laws. His detention was extended for a further two months on August 1. The UN sanctions include...
UK Minorities Lag Behind White Counterparts On Income
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UK Minorities Lag Behind White Counterparts On Income

Ethnic minorities in the UK continue to have significantly worse standards of living than their white counterparts, a study by the think-tank Resolution Foundation has found. The report published on Monday says British Bangladeshis were worse off than any other community with average household disposable incomes of around 8,900 British pounds ($11,600) less than white households, which ranked the highest. White British families have a median disposeable income of 25,300 pounds ($33,300), British Bangladeshis and Pakistanis have a median of less than 17,000 pounds ($23,300), and Black Africans households have just under 20,000 pounds ($26,600) on average. British Indians, however, have average incomes significantly higher than other minority groups and closer to their white counter...
Pakistani Parliament Elects Abbasi As New PM
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Pakistani Parliament Elects Abbasi As New PM

Pakistan's parliament has elected Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as the country's new prime minister, after a Supreme Court decision last week disqualified Nawaz Sharif, his predecessor, over allegations he lied on a wealth declaration. Abbasi, who belongs to the ruling PML-N party, was elected after a vote by members of the National Assembly, the lower house of parliament, in Islamabad on Tuesday. The ruling PML-N holds a comfortable majority in the lower house, and Abbasi's election was considered a foregone conclusion ahead of the vote. Several smaller parties also supported Abbasi's election in the vote, results showed. Abbasi was due to be sworn in on Tuesday evening, and would then constitute his cabinet, which is largely expected to be almost identical to Sharif’s own outgoing cabine...
Malala Urges Fed Govt To Declare Emergency On Education
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Malala Urges Fed Govt To Declare Emergency On Education

The Pakistani activist for female education, Malala Yousafzai, yesterday, urged the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency on the education of girl child and young boys. Yousafzai, who is the youngest ever Noble Prize laureate and known for human rights advocacy, especially education of women in her native Swat Valley, in Khyber Pakhturhwa, northwest Pakistan, met with Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Speaking to State House correspondents after her meeting with the Acting President, she called for the implementation of the Child’s Rights Act by all the three tiers of government. On what transpired at the meeting, she said: “It was a very good meeting. I had very good response. I highlighted a few issues. The first was to ask the...
Oil Tanker Explodes In Pakistan, Kills 123
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Oil Tanker Explodes In Pakistan, Kills 123

At least 123 people were killed and 76 others injured after an oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan’s Bahawalpur city on Sunday. The tanker overturned and spilled oil on the road while trying to navigate a turn in Bahawalpur. Police sources told Pakistani government news agency APP that the tanker had been carrying 25,000 litres (5,500 gallons) of oil and had been travelling from Karachi to Lahore. A huge crowd reportedly gathered to collect the oil from the spillage before the tanker caught fire. Traffic police had tried in vain to keep the crowd away from the tanker as people, including women and children, continued collecting oil in pots, the sources reportedly said. “People living in roadside villages, carrying domestic pots rushed to the scene to collect oil and the...
Man Gets Death Sentence Over ‘Blasphemous’ Facebook Post
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Man Gets Death Sentence Over ‘Blasphemous’ Facebook Post

A Pakistani man has been sentenced to death for committing blasphemy on Facebook, lawyers said Saturday, the first conviction on charges arising from social media. Judge Shabbir Ahmad Awan handed down the verdict in Bahawalpur, around 600 kilometres (372 miles) south of capital Islamabad, finding Taimoor Raza guilty of insulting the prophet Mohammed, prosecutor Shafiq Qureshi told AFP. Raza had a Facebook argument about Islam with someone who turned out to be a counter-terrorism department official, defence lawyer Rana Fida Hussain told AFP. The official brought charges against Raza based on the comments made on the social networking site. Hussain said his client was innocent and that he would appeal the conviction. Blasphemy is a sensitive charge in conservative Muslim Paki...
Afghanistan Blames Pakistan And Taliban For Kabul Blast
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Afghanistan Blames Pakistan And Taliban For Kabul Blast

A war of words continues between Afghanistan and Pakistan after a deadly suicide attack in Kabul left at least 90 people dead. Afghan intelligence officials have blamed a Taliban-affiliated group and Pakistan for Wednesday's truck bombing in Kabul's diplomatic quarter. Pakistani officials have rejected the accusations and Taliban officials have said they had no hand in the blast. Al Jazeera's Zein Basravi, reporting from Islamabad, said Afghanistan's accusations on Thursday were part of an ongoing "war of words" between the two countries. It is "a signal of the distrust that is affecting both their bilateral relationship, and also more cooperation on counterterror issues", he said. At least 400 others were injured when a suicide attacker drove a tanker truck laden with explo...
Villagers Attack Qatar Royal Hunting Party
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Villagers Attack Qatar Royal Hunting Party

A group of Pakistani villagers brandishing guns and knives have attacked the convoy of a Qatar royal family member hunting a rare bird. The hunting party was unhurt, but three security guards were wounded during the attack on Sunday night in Musakhel, in Pakistan's southwestern province of Baluchistan, district deputy commissioner Muhammad Yasar said. "A case has been registered against 25 people," he said. The group were hunting the houbara bustard, whose meat is prized by Arab sheikhs. Police said the villagers turned violent after they were denied a meeting with the visiting royal to seek donations to build a mosque. A Qatari official involved in the sport of falconry confirmed the attack by a large group of men on a convoy of hunters that included a royal family me...