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According to a press report, a sizeable number of tribesmen suspected of having links with the Taliban as well as Afghans have been moving unchecked from North Waziristan into various southern Punjab cities, creating a security risk. Many have bought commercial and residential properties in the province. Scared local residents and businessmen complain of migrants possessing all types of sophisticated weapons. The police say the tribesmen are involved in some high-profile bank robberies, drug trafficking and kidnapping for ransom, and that they flee to the tribal areas after committing crimes in Punjab.

ImagePakistan for the first time did not play in the Hockey World Cup, which ended last Sunday with the Australians winning their third world cup title beating Netherlands 6-1 in The Hague, the Dutch home ground. The only person I could recognise among the Aussies was coach Ric Charlseworth, the star hockey player in the team which won the country's first world cup in 1986.
Inspired by various scripts of calligraphy Riaz Rafi has acquired his own personal style over the years, which has now become his signature due to its unique and individualistic qualities. He was one of the artists at a group exhibition held at Citi Art Gallery, Karachi.
Senior artist Professor Khalid Iqbal died in Lahore on 19th June, 2014. He was soft spoken and amicable with his students and others. Born on 23rd June 1929 at Simla, Iqbal was a legend in his lifetime. He is responsible for the creation of a whole school of landscape painters who have slowly evolved their styles under the influence of his work. According to his pupils and colleagues there is not a single landscape painter who can said that his work has not been influenced by Iqbal's work.
Parents struggling to get their children away from smartphones and tablets for meals, homework, exercise and other activities can arm themselves with new apps to remotely block access to the devices. Usage of smartphones and tablets among children has tripled since 2011, according to Common Sense Media, a San Francisco based non-profit that studies the effects of media and technology on young users.
Antarctic scientists warned Wednesday that a surge in tourists visiting the frozen continent and new roads and runways built to service research facilities were threatening its fragile environment.
Hillary Clinton's book launch looks undeniably like the prelude to a presidential campaign, but despite growing buzz, Democrats are scraping together Plans B, C and D in case she doesn't run. The former secretary of state has criss-crossed the country on a speaking tour. Political action committees have raised millions for her. And she has now written a risk-free memoir that does little to jostle the narrative that she circled the globe wielding a brand of firm but flexible US power.


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