Qatar invited by KSA to talks over Iran tensions

Qatar said on Sunday that it had received an invitation from Saudi Arabia to attend emergency regional talks to discuss mounting tensions between Iran and the United States. Riyadh had called two gatherings — one for Arab League members, the other for Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) regional bloc nations — after a spate of attacks. Several tankers in Gulf waters...

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Bilawal says HIV can be treated, not death punishment

LARKANA: Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Sunday said that HIV is not a death punishment and that it can be treated. In a tweet, the PPP chairperson said, “HIV is not a death sentence. The conflation of HIV and AIDS is fueling stigmatization of the most vulnerable people in Pakistan. This cannot and should not be...

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SBP releases notification related to assets declaration scheme

KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) issued a notification on Sunday related to the assets declaration scheme which said the repatriation of foreign assets can be done through conversion of 10 currencies into Pakistani rupee. A taxpayer should declare the value of their assets outside Pakistan on the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) web portal in respective currency, said...

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Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan arrives Pakistan for three-day visit

ISLAMABAD: Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan arrived Islamabad for a three-day visit on Sunday. He was received by the Federal Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi among other government officials. VP Qishan will call on President Arif Alvi and have a separate meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan during his visit. During the Chinese VP's visit, Pakistan and China will sign...

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FM Qureshi willing to talk to new Indian govt

ISLAMABAD: Federal Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Sunday Pakistan is willing and ready to have talks with the new Indian government. The Foreign minister’s statement came two days after the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Narendra Modi secured the second consecutive term as Prime Minister. For outstanding issues the two neighbouring countries will have to come...

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Heatwave alert issued for Karachi

KARACHI: Karachi is expected to be hit by another heatwave, leading to an alert being issued by the MET office on Sunday. According to MET official, the heatwave in Karachi will last from Saturday till Monday. Temperatures during these days are expected to be 39 to 41 degrees Celsius. Sarfaraz further said the temperature for Thursday and Friday was expected...

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Mexican military helicopter crashes, killing six

MEXICO CITY: A Mexican military helicopter engaged in firefighting operations crashed in central Mexico on Friday, killing five members of the Navy crew and an inspector with the national forestry commission, the Navy said on Saturday. The MI-17 helicopter came down about 55 miles (89 km) north of the town of Jalpan de Sierra in the central state of Queretaro,...

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