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Two Chinese nationals kidnapped at gunpoint from Quetta

China has raised its concerns Date : May 24, 2017 Reporter : BNN Lahore [Pakistan], May 24 (ANI) :Two Chinese nationals were reportedly kidnapped on Wednesday from the Jinnah town area of Quetta,the provincial capital of Balochistan. Unidentified abductors had forced the two Chinese nationals, a man and a woman, into a vehicle at gunpoint and drove away, The Dawn reports. Another Chinese national reportedly managed to escape, while a passerby was injured during firing by the abductors. Police and Frontier Corps personnel have started ...Full Story

POLITICS

Pak extends felicitations to Turkey on outcome of referendum

Date : April 17, 2017 Reporter : ANI They have expressed hope Islamabad [Pakistan], Apr. 17 (ANI): Pakistan has extended felicitations to the Government and people of Turkey on the outcome of the referendum for the constitutional amendment, according to the unofficial results. The Pakistan ...Full Story

BUSINESS

Pakistan makes mighty $9.5 million investment in exporting donkeys to China

Date : April 10, 2017 Reporter : Big News Network Donkey Development Program BEIJING, China - Pakistan is said to be pouring in a huge amount of investment worth $9.5 million in its ‘Donkey Development Program.’ The boost to the program comes in a bid to attract Chinese investors in the ...Full Story

INDUSTRY

Coal mine blast kills five in Pakistan

Date : April 3, 2016 Reporter : Trend Gas explosion inside a coal mine At least five people have been killed and eight others sustained injuries as a result of a gas explosion inside a coal mine in northwest Pakistan near the border with Afghanistan, Press TV reported.> Trend Local officials said ...Full Story

SOCIO-CULTURE

Two Chinese nationals kidnapped at gunpoint from Quetta

Date : May 24, 2017 Reporter : BNN China has raised its concerns Lahore [Pakistan], May 24 (ANI) :Two Chinese nationals were reportedly kidnapped on Wednesday from the Jinnah town area of Quetta,the provincial capital of Balochistan. Unidentified abductors had forced the two Chinese nationals, a ...Full Story

HISTORY

Pakistan celebrates 70 years of Independence amidst huge fanfare, as leaders rake up Kashmir issue

Date : August 13, 2016 Reporter : Big News Network Festivities in Pakistan started with a 31-gun salute ISLAMABAD, Pakistan 14 August- As Pakistan celebrated 70 years of independence with great pomp and fanfare, top leaders reiterated their support for Kashmir’s right to self-determination. The festivities in Pakistan started ...Full Story

HUMAN RIGHTS

Rare Ride to Promote Women Rights in Pakistan

Date : May 10, 2017 Reporter : BNN/VoA Nine-and-a-half day ride on her bicycle to the Khunjerab Pass ISLAMABAD - Pakistani sportswoman, Guliafshan Tariq, is traveling on her motorbike across the country's northwestern mountainous Khyber Pakhtunkhaw province to promote women's empowerment and rights in a male-dominated Pakistani ...Full Story

ENVIRONMENT

Over 50 dead after bus-oil tanker collision in Karachi, Pakistan

Date : January 11, 2015 Reporter : Trend The accident occurred on the country´s Super Highway At least 50 people were killed after a passenger bus collided with an oil tanker in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi early Sunday morning, said a local official. Karachi Commissioner Shoaib Siddiqui told the media that ...Full Story

EDUCATION

Pak govt. to make Quran teaching compulsory in public schools

Date : April 20, 2016 Reporter : ANI Teaching Quran be made compulsory in all public schools Islamabad, Apr. 20 (ANI): Pakistan's Minister of State for Education and Professional Training Engr, Muhammad Baligh ur Rahman on Wednesday said the government was making an effort in formulating the teaching Quran be made ...Full Story

TECHNOLOGY

Pakistan lifts ban on YouTube after Google offers localized version

Date : January 18, 2016 Reporter : Big News Network Pakistan Telecommunication Authority ISLAMABAD - Pakistan has decided to lift a ban on video sharing website YouTube after nearly four years with Google offering a localized version, which the government will be able to monitor for the removal of any material considered ...Full Story

TRAVEL

U.S. issues travel warning to its citizens visiting South Asian countries

Date : March 8, 2017 Reporter : ANI Travel warning to Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh Washington D.C. [United States], Mar. 7 (ANI): The United States has issued a travel warning for its citizens visiting Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh citing that terrorist groups in South Asia could be planning attacks in the ...Full Story

SPORTS

Hundreds of militants killed in Pakistan

Date : June 16, 2014 Reporter : BigNewsNet Military has launched a major offensive at North Waziristan BANNU, Pakistan - Nearly 200 militants have been killed in Pakistan's restive North Waziristan where military has launched a major offensive to "finish off" terrorists "once and for all", officials said. The ...Full Story

ENTERTAINMENT

Pakistani actor Hamza Ali Abbasi admits item numbers inspired by Bollywood

Date : March 25, 2015 Reporter : ANI Defending himself on a recent Facebook remark Washington, March 25 (ANI): Hamza Ali Abbasi has admitted that the item numbers shown in Pakistani cinema are a trend picked up from India, but he doesn't understand the need for it. While defending himself on a recent Facebook ...Full Story

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