Successful 5G trials conducted in Pakistan

China Mobile Pakistan (CMPak, popularly known as Zong) on Thursday successfully conducted 5G trials in Pakistan, a press release issued by the company said. After conducting the trails, Zong has become "the first and only operator to officially test 5G services in the country", the statement added. "This success marks an important milestone in Pakistan's telecom sector," said Zong CEO...

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Sri Lanka to only play short format matches in Pakistan

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka will return to Pakistan after a nearly two-year absence for three short-form cricket games later this year, the sports minister said Thursday. "We are not in a position to send the team to Pakistan to play the two Tests, but we will be in Pakistan for about eight days to play the ODIs or the T20 matches,"...

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PM Khan, COAS Bajwa discuss IoK, regional security

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday met Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the Prime Minister Office (PMO). PM Khan and the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) exchanged viewpoints on national and regional security, with the current situation in Occupied Kashmir also came under the discussion. Director-General Inter-Services Intelligence Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed and Director General Inter-Services Public...

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Genocide Watch issues alert for Occupied Kashmir

US based organisation Genocide Watch has issued an alert and urged the United Nations and its members to warn India not to commit genocide in Indian occupied Kashmir. Occupied Kashmir has been under curfew and lockdown since August 5 after the Indian government scrapped Article 370, which granted special status to the valley. The curfew and lockdown has led to...

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Disciplinary proceedings against judge Arshad Malik ordered by IHC

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court on Thursday ordered disciplinary proceedings against accountability court judge Arshad Malik for violating the code of conduct. “The disclosures and admissions made by Mr Muhammad Arshad Malik, District & Sessions Judge/Former Judge, Accountability Court-II, Islamabad in his press release dated 07.07.2019 and the affidavit dated 11.07.2019, prima facie, constitute acts of misconduct and violation of...

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Court dismisses request by Qandeel Baloch’s parents to pardon her killers

MULTAN: A trial court in Multan on Thursday rejected a request by the parents of slain social media star Qandeel Baloch to pardon her brothers, who are accused of killing her. Baloch's brother Waseem had strangled her to death in the name of “honour” at their house in 2016. He later confessed to have killed her because she allegedly “brought...

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India has converted occupied Kashmir into world’s biggest prison: FO

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal on Thursday said that India has converted occupied Kashmir into the world’s biggest prison with the ongoing curfew and communications blackout after the Narendra Modi government scrapped the special status granted to the disputed valley. In his weekly press briefing, the spokesperson emphsaised that the aggression exhibited by India posed a danger...

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Pakistan done very little in terrorism fight: Trump

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that other countries must assume the battle against Islamic extremist militant groups as the US negotiates a withdrawal from Afghanistan. He singled out India and Pakistan as frontline countries that are doing little to nothing to fight militant groups. “Look, India's right there, they are not fighting it, we're fighting it. Pakistan...

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Brazil’s president blames NGOs for Amazon fire

SAO PAULO: Brazil’s right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday accused non-governmental organisations of setting wildfires in the Amazon rainforest to damage his government’s image after he cut their funding. Bolsonaro, who has shocked environmentalists with plans to open the Amazon to business interests, said NGOs could be behind the record number of wildfires this year, although he presented no evidence...

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