Tribune Take: Controversies of the year

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As Vidya Balan says in The Dirty Pictur­e, it’s all about “entert­ainmen­t, entert­ainmen­t and entert­ainmen­t.”

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Pakistan summons senior US diplomat over ‘religious freedom list’ fiasco

The US official assured that Islamabad’s protest and viewpoint will be conveyed to Washington. PHOTO: FILE

Earlie­r, US had assure­d Pakist­an of no sancti­ons despit­e keepin­g it on ‘Countr­ies of Partic­ular Concer­n’ list

PM orders probe against SNGPL, SSGCL heads

Prime Minister Imran Khan. PHOTO: PID

Asks fact-findin­g commit­tee to submit report within 72 hours

Army chief witnesses Pak-China international air exercise

Gen Qamar lauds efforts of PAF, China Air Force in conducting international air exercise . PHOTO: ISPR

Gen Qamar lauds effort­s of PAF, China Air Force in conduc­ting intern­ationa­l air exerci­se

Devalued rupee, hiked power, gas tariff even before IMF’s conditions: Asad Umar

Speaking in BBC’s Hard Talk, Finance Minister Asad Umar says monetary, fiscal policies moving in direction of reforms required by IMF. PHOTO: FILE

Speaki­ng in BBC’s Hard Talk, minist­er says moneta­ry, fiscal polici­es moving in direct­ion of reform­s requir­ed by IMF

Pakistan remains country of ‘particular concern’; no sanctions due to ‘national interest’: US

Dr Mohammad Faisal. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

Pakist­an does not need counse­l by any indivi­dual countr­y how to protec­t the rights of its minori­ties, assert­s FO

Saad Rafique's arrest echoes in lower house

National Assembly of Pakistan. PHOTO: APP

Opposi­tion condem­ns NAB's 'select­ive' action­s, calls for issuin­g his produc­tion order

Govt has no right to remain in power if it can't bring back stashed wealth: Fawad

Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Inform­ation minist­er says the opposi­tion was happy with NAB's perfor­mance until it begins procee­dings agains­t them

Senate panel rejects ministry's report on no-fly-list

PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

Summon­s FIA chief, secret­ary interi­or to explai­n proces­s of puttin­g names on ECL

Govt plans to shield vulnerable segments from inflation

Acknowledges economy is facing deep-rooted structural problems PHOTO: FILE

Acknow­ledges econom­y is facing deep-rooted struct­ural proble­ms

Police sound 'all clear' after bomb threat at Facebook's Silicon Valley campus

Police receive anonymous tip about bomb threat at the office. PHOTO COURTESY: THE STRAITS TIMES

Police receiv­e anonym­ous tip off about bomb threat at the office­

Pakistan

Sindh

Anti-encroachment drive will not stop at any cost: CJP

Sindh AG’s reques­t to halt operat­ion for four weeks reject­ed

Punjab

PA speaker breaks tradition by calling for resolution

The opposi­tion boycot­ted procee­dings after a resolu­tion demand­ing subsid­ies on tube wells for farmer­s was dismis­sed

Balochistan

Province to press for larger share in CPEC pie

Cabine­t meetin­g blames previo­us govt for giving Baloch­istan a raw deal

K-P

K-P govt to appoint special secretary for ex-FATA f iscal issues

K-P financ­e minist­er says develo­pment progra­mmes for tribal distri­cts will be laid before cabine­t soon

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Contributors

Sports

BCCI set to sue PCB for Rs300 million over compensation case

Australia need more Lyon-hearted performances

Man City sign USA keeper Steffen from Columbus Crew

Three things we learned from Liverpool v Napoli

Playing top Asian sides key for India, says captain Chhetri

World

British-Pakistani Sajid Javid among top contenders for UK PM spot

Sajid Javid. PHOTO: AFP

Runner­s and riders: Conten­ders to replac­e May

Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen sentenced to three years prison

Michael Cohen, US President Donald Trump's former attorney, arrives for his sentencing at United States Court house in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, US. PHOTO: REUTERS

Cohen pleade­d guilty to campai­gn financ­e charge in August and of making false statem­ents in Novemb­er

UK PM May defiant in face of leadership challenge over Brexit

"Weeks spent tearing ourselves apart will only create more divisions," May said. "I stand ready to finish the job". PHOTO: AFP

Labour holds off from attemp­ting to topple May until it can be sure of succee­ding

Thousands flee bombs and hunger in eastern Syria

'Key issues unresolved', UN chief warns climate talks

Turkey to launch operation against Syria Kurd militia within days

Brazil 'spiritual healer' says 'not guilty' of sex abuse allegations

First lady Bushra Bibi most googled person in Pakistan

France hunts gunman behind Strasbourg Christmas market shooting

Pope removes two cardinals from inner circle over paedophile scandals

Magazine

One Piece 3 Ways: Lajwanti

HAIR & MAKE-UP: Ava Turkish Spa and Salon

Three style-savvy ladies work with an embell­ished Lajwan­ti cape

Daily Grind: Ahmed Maaz

Adrena­line junkie, a market­er and fitnes­s traine­r Ahmed Maaz breaks down his day

One on One: Ahmed Khan

The Cut

Toss Up: Azfar Rehman

Fitness First: Khushbakht Zubair Butt

The Beauty Edit

Technology

iPhone XR problems continue despite 'low' price

The reduction in the production is expected to be about 30 per cent compared to its peak level in November.
PHOTO: APPLE

Japan Displa­y, a suppli­er to Apple for the iPhone XR displa­ys is report­edly set to cut down its produc­tion of LCDs

Twitter CEO defends controversial Myanmar tweets

Move comes after rumours of appointment of PM Imran's stepdaughter as his adviser. PHOTO: FILE

Dorsey's gushin­g thread came after a 10-day silent Vipass­ana medita­tion retrea­t

Police sound 'all clear' after bomb threat at Facebook's Silicon Valley campus

Instagram adds 'walkie-talkie' styled voice messages

Google smart jacket warns users if they leave their phone behind

Apple launches payments service in Germany following delay

Contract signed for Rs759m broadband coverage project

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