Ruling PML-N party says ex-PM Nawaz Sharif to return to Pakistan in September

  • Ex-PM Sharif was sacked by Supreme Court in 2017 over corruption, has lived in exile in London since November 2019
  • PML-N hopes Sharif's return to Pakistan will galvanize the party's votebank ahead of general elections in late 2023
By Arab News Pakistan ·

Pakistani Hajj pilgrims under government scheme to receive Rs150,000 in subsidy from August 17

  • The government will inform Hajj pilgrims about the disbursement by sending them text messages
  • Pakistani minister says the country saved substantial amount during Hajj due to Saudi assistance
By SAIMA SHABBIR ·

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Bradlaugh Hall, hub of Indian freedom movement, now a crumbling ruin in Lahore

  • Named after British MP Charles Bradlaugh, Hall has birthed many political movements and anti-colonial revolutionaries
  • Since partition, building used as shelter for migrants, warehouse for iron merchants and grain silo for food department
By Muhammad Akbar Bajwa ·

Ex-PM Khan aide Dr. Shahbaz Gill challenges sedition case in Islamabad court

  • Gill was arrested last Tuesday over comments on ARY News that the media regulator says are “seditious”
  • Gill had asked army officers not to follow top command’s orders if they were “against sentiments of masses”
By Arab News Pakistan ·

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Perception at odds with reality of generous Saudi humanitarian support for Ukraine

  • Kingdom’s track record belies lack of recognition of its donations for displaced Ukrainian refugees
  • A $10 million aid package has just been signed off by the UNHCR, WHO and Saudi Arabia’s KSrelief 
By Rawan Radwan ·

Iran says Rushdie and supporters to blame for attack

  • US Secretary of State Antony Blinken recently blamed Iran for inciting violence against Rushdie for generations
  • Iran’s former supreme leader Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini had called Muslims to kill the novelist in 1989
By Reuters ·

Dutch court to announce ruling in MH17 murder trial on Nov. 17

  • The Boeing 777 was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it was hit over Ukraine’s rebel-held Donetsk region
By Reuters ·

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Saudi banks increase loans by $77.1bn in Q2

  • Kingdom is moving toward Vision 2030 by developing the trade sector and ensuring its sustainability
By Farida Elgazzar ·

Lawyers appeal US basketball star Brittney Griner’s Russian prison sentence

  • On Sunday, a senior Russian diplomat said exchange talks have been conducted
By AP ·

Metallica, Mariah Carey to play New York show for foreign aid

  • Rosalia, Charlie Puth, Maneskin and Mickey Guyton will join them in taking the stage at the event
  • The Central Park concert is slated for September 24
By AFP ·