Pakistan fully respects Asia Bibi’s legal rights, FM Qureshi tells Canadian counterpart

ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday, the Foreign Office said Canadian foreign minister telephoned Shah Mehmood Qureshi a day earlier and spoke about Asia Bibi, who was recently acquitted by the Supreme Court in a blasphemy case against her. Dr Muhammad Faisal tweeted that the Canadian foreign minister during the phone call “appreciated Supreme Court’s courageous decision” acquitting Bibi and the prime minister’s...

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Fakhar Zaman, Shadab Khan jump career-high ODI rankings

DUBAI: Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman and spinner Shadab Khan achieved career-high rankings in the latest ICC one-day international rankings. Fakhar jumped six places to number 11 in the rankings, after his theatrics with the bat in the recently concluded ODI series against New Zealand. The 28-year-old finished the series with scores of 88 and 65. On the other hand, Shadab, who...

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Thousands of Afghan flee fighting in Hazara districts

Thousands of Afghans have fled to Ghazni city to escape fighting in two Hazara-dominated districts, with some describing the violence on Tuesday as the worst they had seen in the 17-year conflict. The Taliban have been battling members of Afghanistan's special forces and ethnic Hazara militia in the previously safe districts of Jaghori and Malistan in the southeastern province of...

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PM Imran to visit Malaysia on November 20

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will undertake a two-day visit to Malaysia on the invitation of Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Bin Mohamad, according to sources. The premier will jet off to Malaysia on November 20 and will be accompanied by Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Finance Minister Asad Umar and Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry, sources said. Further, the sources said,...

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CJP admonishes mineral water companies for sucking ground waters dry

ISLAMABAD: The chief justice on Tuesday reprimanded mineral water companies for “extracting billions of rupees’ worth of groundwater” and not paying enough taxes on it. Resuming hearing of a suo motu case pertaining to alleged exploitation of water resources by mineral water companies in the country, Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar vowed the court would not allow the...

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