Zardari, Bilawal jointly chair meeting of PPP central office-bearers, senior leaders

KARACHI: Chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and former president of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari chaired jointly the meeting of party’s central office-bearers and senior leaders in Bilawal House here on Friday.Faryal Talpur, Yousaf Raza Gilani, Raja Pervez Ashraf, Aitzaz Ahsan, Raza Rabbani, Khursheed Shah, Shery Rehman, Farooq H Naik, Murad Ali Shah, Nisar Ahmed Khuhro, Humayoon Khan, Chaudhry Manzoor Ahmed, Barrister Amir, Faisal Rathor, Nafeesa Shah, Faisal Karim Kundi, Nasir Shah, Waqar Mahdi, Saeed Ghani, Murtaza Wahab, Aijaz Jakhrani, Ser Buland Jogezai, Sheraz Rajpar and others were also present. …read more

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Pakistan Army responds befittingly to unprovoked firing along LoC, three Indian soldiers killed

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army troops responded befittingly to unprovoked firing by Indian troops along the Line of Control.Inter Services Public Relations, the media wing of the military, Indian troops resorted to unprovoked firing in Kuiratta and Kotkhetera sectors along LOC targeting civil population. Pakistan Army troops responded effectively targeting Indian posts. There are confirmed reports of three Indian soldiers killed and two injured besides damage to Indian post. …read more

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24 Ways To Pull Off The Snakeskin Trend Once And For All

This time last year, we associated snakeskin clothing with grandma’s closet and a clearance bin. Fast-forward to now, and the pattern (actually, any animal print in general), is one of the most pervasive trends of the moment. You seriously can’t turn your head or scroll through IG without spotting some fashion person reppin’ the reptile.

While you could follow Rihanna’s lead and wear snakeskin prints head-to-toe, the look is certainly not for the faint of heart. But that’s nothing to hisss over—you can actually turn to your favorite brands like ASOS and Mango for inspiration on how to weave this particular trend into your daily vibe. So whether you’re feeling a cool snakeskin skirt or statement python pants, there’s something for everybody — outfit ideas included — slithering your way ahead.

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If you simply want to dip a toe into the snakeskin trend, a pair of boots is your best bet. The beauty of the perfect pair? They more or less act as a neutral and can be worn with anything, like this tailored look here.

Mango Snake Leather Ankle Boots, $99.99, available at Mango


Let the snakeskin pants be the hero of the ensemble by layering simple separates into the vibe.

Eloquii Kady Fit Printed Crepe Pant, $89.9, available at Eloquii


Give your standard black satchel a break and opt for a snakeskin style to pop against literally any ensemble, including this all-white monochromatic ‘fit.

A.P.C. Geneve Skake-Print Leather Bag, $610, available at


Given the statement nature of the pattern, a simple pair of shoes—like black knee-high …read more

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Government watchdog to State Department: quit ignoring climate change

The Government Accountability Office on Thursday criticized the State Department for ignoring climate change in its work on migration.

The State Department “has dropped the ball” on climate migration issues, the Government Accountability Office says.

Researchers, aid groups, and diplomats have been warning for years that climate change is a key driver behind the growing global crisis of migration and displacement.

The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre reported that there were 24.2 million people displaced by climate and weather disasters in 2016. Last year, the World Bank estimated that number would rise to 143 million people by the middle of the century if climate change is left unchecked.

These mass movements can in turn threaten fragile governments and economies, potentially leading to conflicts. Rising sea levels, drought, more severe weather, and extreme heat are already fueling famines and creating refugees.

And the consequences can ripple back to the United States. “The worsening of climate change effects around the world, particularly in low-income countries, may increase the number of people wanting to immigrate to the United States,” the Government Accountability Office wrote in a report released Thursday.

But the US State Department has been alarmingly lax in addressing how rising temperatures are fueling human movements around the world, according to the GAO. By overlooking climate change, the agency may be unprepared to handle events that impact US security.

“The State Department has dropped the ball on providing [climate change] guidance to its missions,” said David Gootnick, director of international affairs and trade at the GAO. “We recommended that they build that guidance back in.”

Shortly after taking office, Trump rescinded a 2016 presidential memorandum on climate change and national security as well as a 2013 executive order requiring federal agencies to prepare for the impacts of climate change.

But one Obama-era climate action remains in place: Executive Order 13677 signed in …read more

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