Shaan Shahid sizzling in latest photoshoot, opens up about his new movie Zarrar

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Shaan’s gandaasa holding days in Maula Jutt style are long over..
The very handsome and charming star of Lollywood, Shaan Shahid, has just recently left his fans awestruck with his latest photos.
And, we must say, this has happened for all the right reasons.
Lollywood’s new upcoming movie Zarrar stars, Shaan Shahid paired with the sizzling Kiran Malik, just posed together for a haute editorial shoot by Niche Lifestyle for their cover. Shaan looked absolutely debonair and suave dressed in a dapper black suit from his very own wardrobe while Kiran adorned herself like an absolute diva in a Shehla Chatoor black glittery silk embellishment and heels that could kill.
Hosted in the Nishat Hotel, the power couple can be seen looking absolutely phenomenal in ethereal poses. Touch ups of the shoot were done by the talented Ather Shahzad.
Zarrar is both directed and scripted by Shaan Shahid who will be seen playing the lead role in the movie along with actors Kiran Malik, Nadeem Baig and Adnan Butt.
In an interview with Geo, Shaan opened up about his much anticipated movie Zarrar saying, “Zarrar is an action-drama which shows the current circumstances of the country”. He also added that Zarrar shows a quest of a patriotic man who loves his country and wants to rid it free from all those elements which facilitate and give rise to the idea of terrorism in Pakistan.

Google launches technology to help news websites find abusive comments

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BRUSSELS – Alphabet’s Google and subsidiary Jigsaw Thursday launched a new technology to help news organisations and online platforms find malicious comments on their websites.
The technology, named Perspective, will review comments and analyse them based on how similar they are to comments people said were “toxic” or likely to make them leave a conversation.
It has been tested on the New York Times and the companies hope to extend it to other news organisations such as The Guardian and The Economist as well as websites.
“News organisations want to encourage engagement and discussion around their content, but find that sorting through millions of comments to find those that are trolling or abusive takes a lot of money, labour, and time. As a result, many sites have shut down comments altogether,” Mr Jared Cohen, President of Jigsaw, which is part of Alphabet, wrote in a blog post. “But they tell us that isn’t the solution they want. We think technology can help.”
The artificial intelligence examined hundreds of thousands of comments that had been labelled as offensive by human reviewers to learn how to identify the potentially abusive words.
CJ Adams, Jigsaw Product Manager, said the company was open to extend the technology to all platforms, including larger ones such as Facebook and Twitter where trolling can be a major issue.
The technology could in the future be expanded to trying to spot personal attacks or off-topic comments too, Mr Cohen said.
Perspective will not decide what to do with comments it finds are potentially abusive; rather publishers will be able to label them to their moderators or develop tools to help commenters understand the impact of what they are posting on websites.
The initiative against trolls follows efforts by Google and Facebook to combat fake news stories in France, Germany and the United States after they came under fire during the US presidential vote when it became clear they had inadvertently fanned false news reports.
The debate surrounding fake news has led to calls from politicians for social networks to be held more liable for the content posted on their platforms.
The Perspective technology is still in its early stages and “far from perfect”, Mr Cohen said, adding he hoped it could be rolled out for languages other than English too.

Nokia relaunches its classic 3310 phone with adorable looks and amazing features

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BARCELONA -Do you remember the beloved and rough tough phone Nokia 3310 which kept people connected in early 2000?
The same phone is making a comeback with a new style and features. Most importantly the beloved Snake game has been included in the new version as well, albeit with enhanced graphics.
Nokia which earlier decided to re-launch the retro 3310 has finally rolled out a revamped version of the 3310 which is more appealing.
The former smartphone giant has given a colourful and modern spin to its best-selling phones of all time which will be available in four different colours including warm red, yellow, dark blue and grey.
The phone is priced at the average global retail price of €49, and at at Rs. 5427 in Pakistan.
Here’s a comparison of original Nokia’s 3310 with the modern roll out.

PSL 2017, 2nd playoff: Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings – Live Score, Time, Squads, Points Table

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SHARJAH – The 2nd playoff of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) will be played between Islamabad United and Karachi Kings here on today (Wednesday) at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
This match can also be termed as eliminator because losing team will be out of the tournament and the winners will play Peshawar Zalmi in the third playoff to be played on March 3.
The match will start at 09:00 PM Pakistan time, which corresponds to 08:30 PM Indian time, 05:00 GMT and 08:00 PM according to UAE time.
Where to watch: All matches will air on PTV Sports, Ten Sports and Geo sports. Similarly, cricket enthusiasts of the world can catch live action on MENA – OSN, Africa – Startimes, Bangladesh – Gazi TV, UK – A plus, channel 44, Prime TV, Geo TV, Caribbean – Flow TV, USA – A Plus, Afghanistan – Moby.
Karachi Kings: Kumar Sangakkara (captain), Shoaib Malik, Chris Gayle, Babar Azam, Ravi Bopara, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Saifullah Bangash, Shazaib Hasan, Sohail Khan, Kieron Pollard, Ryan McLaren, Khurram Manzoor, Kashif Bhatti, Usman Khan, Hasan Mohsin, Mahela Jayawardene, Usama Mir, Rahat Ali, Amad Alam.
Islamabad United: Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Shane Watson, Mohammad Irfan, Samuel Badree, Mohammad Sami, Brad Haddin, Sam Billings, Hussain Talat, Amad Butt, Dwayne Smith, Zohaib Khan, Ben Duckett, Shadab Khan, Ruman Raees, Saeed Ajmal, Imran Khalid, Asif Ali, Rafatullah Mohmand.


New U.S immigration order will remove Iraq from travel-banned countries’ list: Media

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WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s new immigration order will remove Iraq from the list of countries whose citizens face a temporary US travel ban, Geo News reported quoting the Associated Press.
Four officials said to the news agency that the decision followed pressure from the Pentagon and State Department. They had urged the White House to reconsider Iraq’s inclusion given its key role in fighting Daesh, it added.
Trump is expected to sign the new order on Wednesday. An earlier order was blocked by federal courts.
US President Donald Trump had signed an executive order putting a ban on entry of Muslims from seven countries and suspending the entire US refugee resettlement program.
Later, U.S. District Judge James Robart in Seattle had issued a temporary restraining order halting the ban last week after Washington state and Minnesota sued. The ban temporarily suspended the nation’s refugee program and immigration from countries that have raised terrorism concerns.In a unanimous decision, the panel of three judges from the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declined to block a lower-court ruling that suspended the ban and allowed previously barred travelers to enter the U.S. An appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court is possible.
Trump administration challenged the decision in upper court wehre a panel of three judges from the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declined to block a lower-court ruling that suspended the ban and allowed previously barred travelers to enter the U.S. An appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court is possible.

ECO member states pledge to promote multi-dimensional connectivity

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ISLAMABAD – The 13th summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) has concluded on Wednesday, while the member states unanimous resolved to build and promote multi-dimensional connectivity.
The meeting, hosted by Pakistan, was attended by all the ten members, special guest China and observers.
It also adopted Islamabad Declaration and Vision 2025 delineating a road-map for greater regional cooperation and integration over the next ten years.
Later, at a press stakeout, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that the collective political effort of ECO leaders was unambiguously reflected in the Islamabad Declaration. The declaration underscores the importance of fully exploiting the economic balance of member states.
He said ECO Vision-2025, adopted by the summit, sets pragmatic and realistic goals along with implementation framework.
The Prime Minister said the member states would collectively endeavour to build and promote connectivity in multiple domains.
He said the summit has emphasized on the need for regional cooperation in the energy sector focusing on infrastructure development and intra-regional energy corridors.
The Prime Minister said ECO has taken important steps to promote people to people contacts and regional tourism.
He said our countries remain committed to strengthening cooperation to address common challenges of climate change and food security.
He said the leaders emphasized the importance of linkages between higher education and research institutions as well as developing partnerships in science and technology.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said successful holding of the summit is a manifestation of the desire and commitment of the member states to transform ECO into a vibrant regional block.
He said it is also a testament to Pakistan’s commitment to act as a harbinger of positive changes and meaningful development in the region.
He hoped that the member states would continue to work in harmony for the continued prosperity of our peoples. – APP

PSL 2017, 16th Match: Lahore Qalandars vs Peshawar Zalmi – Live Score, TV Listing, Time, Squads, Zalmi win toss, elect to bat first

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DUBAI – Peshawar Zalmi won the toss and decided to bat first against Lahore Qalandars in the 16th match of the second edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) here on Friday at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.
The match will start at 04:30 PM Pakistan time, which corresponds to 04:00 PM Indian time, 12:00 GMT and 03:30 PM according to UAE time.
Where to watch: All matches will air on PTV Sports, Ten Sports and Geo sports. Similarly, cricket enthusiasts of the world can catch live action on MENA – OSN, Africa – Startimes, Bangladesh – Gazi TV, UK – A plus, channel 44, Prime TV, Geo TV, Caribbean – Flow TV, USA – A Plus, Afghanistan – Moby.
Peshawar Zalmi: Darren Sammy (captain), Shahid Afridi, Sohaib Maqsood, Eoin Morgan, Wahab Riaz, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Mohammad Hafeez, Chris Jordan, Samit Patel, Kamran Akmal, Iftikhar Ahmed, Harris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Asghar, Marlon Samuels, Andre Fletcher, Khushdil Shah, Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Imran Khan (jr), Junaid Khan, M. Irfan Khan.
Lahore Qalandar: Brendon McCullum (captain), Azhar Ali, Aamer Yamin, Sohail Tanvir, Sunil Narine, Umar Akmal, Jason Roy, Yasir Shah, James Franklin, Mohammad Rizwan, Cameron Delport, Fakhar Zaman, Bilawal Bhatti, Ghulam Mudassar, Usman Qadir, Grant Elliot, Chris Green, Saif Badar, Mohammad Irfan (Jr.), Zafar Gohar.

CJP Saqib Nisar takes notice of women trafficking in twin cities

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ISLAMABAD – Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Friday took notice of selling of women in twin cities and sought report from Inspector General of Punjab Police and Islamabad Police.
The Chief Justice took action following a news item that revealed the heinous crime. According to the news, innumerable women from Pakistan are sold to Afghanistan by an organised gang comprising 150 members), which does this through fake Nikkah.
It further states, a 40-year-old woman, mother of three kids hailing from Rawalpindi, has been sold to different hands and reached Afghanistan.
Her abductors had demanded Rs 300,000 to return the lady while the Rawalpindi police admitted that it can not do anything in this situation as the incident happened in Swabi.

Six LeJ terrorists killed as operation Radd ul Fassad gains pace

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MUZAFFARGARGH – Six terrorists were killed in an encounter with the counter-terrorism force (CTF) in Muzaffargarh on Thursday night as part of operation Radd-ul-Fassad.
According to reports, the counter-terrorism force in Muzzafargarh carried out an operation near the PT link canal in the Pati Sultan Mahmood area to arrest terrorist Yaseen aka Imran aka Amjad belonging to the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ).
According to sources, when the police reached the area, the terrorists opened fire upon them. In the ensuing gun-battle, six terrorists including Yaseen were killed, and four other suspects managed to flee the scene.
Afterwards, law enforcers seized a large cache of arms and ammunition including two government-issued rifles, three pistols and hand grenades from those killed in the encounter.
The dead bodies of the terrorists were later shifted to the morgue for medico-legal formalities. Apart from Yaseen, the identity of five terrorists has not been ascertained as yet.
It may be mentioned here that Yaseen was the right-hand man of LeJ terrorist Asif Chotu who was killed in an encounter last month. He was wanted for multiple sectarian attacks in Lahore and across the country.
After a recent spike in terrorism in Pakistan, law enforcement officials are in hunt for suspects and militants across the country and especially in metropolis.
Pakistan has intensified its operations near the border area of Afghanistan. Pak-Afghan border has also been sealed at Torkham following the attack on Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine that took over 80 lives.
Earlier, according to the ISPR, the army killed more than 100 suspected militants in intelligence-based operations carried out by security forces across the country, including Punjab.

Two pilots killed as training aircraft crashes near Faisalabad Airport

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FAISALABAD – Two pilots were killed as Shaheen Flying Club training plane crashed near Faisalabad airport, rescue officials said on Friday.
The deceased have been identified as Muaaz and Mohammed Ahmed.
The aircraft, a Cessna 162 Skycatcher, was being operated by a private flight training school when it crashed shortly after take-off due to technical faults with the aircraft.

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