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US House of Representatives approves Uighur Act, bans Xinjiang imports over forced labor camps

The US House of Representatives has overwhelmingly approved a bill that would require the Trump administration to toughen its response to China’s crackdown on its Muslim minority in Xinjiang. The Uighur Forced Labor Prevention Act calls on the president, Donald Trump, to ban imports from China’s Xinjiang region as an attempt to stop systemic forced labor from the Uighur community.

PML-N leader met with Gen Qamar over Nawaz, Maryam issue: DG ISPR

Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Babar Iftikhar has confirmed that two meetings took place between Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Mohammad Zubair. DG ISPR said that matters in relation with PML-N supreme leader Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz were discussed during the meetings.

Umrah pilgrimage to resume from October 4th in phases

 Saudi Arabia will gradually resume the year-round umrah pilgrimage from October 4, the interior ministry announced, after it was suspended in March because of the coronavirus pandemic. In the first stage, “6,000 citizens and residents within the kingdom will be allowed to perform the umrah per day from October 4,” the ministry said in a statement published by the official Saudi Press Agency. 


Business & Tech

FBR removes customs duty on goods under Rs. 5,000 imported through postal or air courier

Any product imported into Pakistan through postal or air courier services with a declared value up to Rs. 5,000 will be exempt from customs duty or any other types of taxes. An FBR official explained that this move has been taken as a relief for the end-users, most likely to be private individuals as opposed to corporate importers.

Latest global report on money laundering names six Pakistani banks among transgressors

A latest report, revealing role of global banks in industrial-scale money laundering, has named six Pakistani banks among transgressors.  International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) published the catastrophic consequences of money laundering by banks globally in a report titled as FinCEN Files. The recently uncovered trove of government documents revealed 29 transactions that showed suspicious transactions to and from Pakistan.

Low-cost Turkish airline Pegasus to launch flights from Karachi to Istanbul

A low-cost Turkish airline, Pegasus, will be launching flights from Karachi to Istanbul on September 25. Flights from Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport to Quaid-e-Azam International Airport will operate every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 8:35pm, while flights from Quaid-e-Azam International Airport to Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport will depart every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 04:55am.


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US House of Representatives approves Uighur Act, bans Xinjiang imports over forced labor camps

The US House of Representatives has overwhelmingly approved a bill that would require the Trump administration to toughen its response to China’s crackdown on its Muslim minority in Xinjiang. The Uighur Forced Labor Prevention Act calls on the president, Donald Trump, to ban imports from China’s Xinjiang region as an attempt to stop systemic forced labor from the Uighur community.

Australia batting legend , PSL regular Dean Jones passes away in India

Australian great and Pakistan Super League (PSL) regular Dean Jones passed away from a heart attack on Thursday. Jones, 59, was in India for the coverage of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. He was a two-time winner of the PSL with Islamabad United in 2016 and 2018. The last position he held in the league was of the head coach of Karachi Kings in PSL 2020.

PML-N leader met with Gen Qamar over Nawaz, Maryam issue: DG ISPR

Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Babar Iftikhar has confirmed that two meetings took place between Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Mohammad Zubair. DG ISPR said that matters in relation with PML-N supreme leader Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz were discussed during the meetings.

Zimbabwe cricket to tour Pakistan for a six-match ODI, T20 series next month

Zimbabwe Cricket have received government permission for a six-match limited overs tour of Pakistan in October-November. The teams will play three One-Day Internationals between October 30 and November 3, and another three Twenty20 International fixtures that have been pencilled in for Nov 7-10. The ODI series will be part of the inaugural ICC Cricket World Cup Super League.

Umrah pilgrimage to resume from October 4th in phases

 Saudi Arabia will gradually resume the year-round umrah pilgrimage from October 4, the interior ministry announced, after it was suspended in March because of the coronavirus pandemic. In the first stage, “6,000 citizens and residents within the kingdom will be allowed to perform the umrah per day from October 4,” the ministry said in a statement published by the official Saudi Press Agency. 

SECP issues notices to eight officers over leak of Lt Gen Asim Bajwa’s data

The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has issued show-cause notices to its eight officers over the issue of leakage of data of family members of Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Information retired Gen Asim Bajwa. Warning letters have also been issued to two employees, asking them to be careful about any suspicious movement in future.


Sports

Australia batting legend , PSL regular Dean Jones passes away in India

Australian great and Pakistan Super League (PSL) regular Dean Jones passed away from a heart attack on Thursday. Jones, 59, was in India for the coverage of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. He was a two-time winner of the PSL with Islamabad United in 2016 and 2018. The last position he held in the league was of the head coach of Karachi Kings in PSL 2020.

Zimbabwe cricket to tour Pakistan for a six-match ODI, T20 series next month

Zimbabwe Cricket have received government permission for a six-match limited overs tour of Pakistan in October-November. The teams will play three One-Day Internationals between October 30 and November 3, and another three Twenty20 International fixtures that have been pencilled in for Nov 7-10. The ODI series will be part of the inaugural ICC Cricket World Cup Super League.

Entertainment

Public asks PEMRA to ban Nida Yasir’s show for lack of empathy towards 5 year old rape victim’s parents

#BanNidaYasir has been trending on twitter, while many call PEMRA to ban Nida Yasir’s show after a recent controversial episode of Good Morning Pakistan aired on ARY Digital. In the episode, Nida can be seen interviewing parents of 5 year old, Marwah, who was raped and murdered. Nida claims the interrogation is to make other parents aware, however the public believes it is only to gain rating.

‘Ertugrul’ actor Cavit Çetin aka Dogan Alp arrives in Pakistan

Turkish actor Cavit Çetin Güner, who portrays the role of Dogan Alp in historical drama series Dirilis: Ertugrul arrived in Islamabad on Wednesday morning. Earlier, the Turkish actor shared the exciting news that he was coming to Pakistan by posting a picture of his boarding pass. Later, Guner and shared a short video clip of Pakistani folk music on Instagram.