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Pakistan will become supporter of peace not war: PM Khan

DAVOS: Prime Minister Imran Khan said Pakistan will become a partner for peace not for war. He said Pakistan will not join any country in its conflict. Addressing the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, he said a country cannot grow without a stable economy. He said Pakistan suffered consequences of militant groups and things started going wrong. He pointed...

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Pakistan will become supporter of peace not war: PM Khan

DAVOS: Prime Minister Imran Khan said Pakistan will become a partner for peace not for war. He said Pakistan will not join any country in its conflict. Addressing the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, he said a country cannot grow without a stable economy. He said Pakistan suffered consequences of militant groups and things started going wrong. He pointed...

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PM Khan arrives in Davos to attend WEF, expected to meet Trump

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday arrived in Davos to attend the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF), where he is scheduled to address an important session on global politics and meet other world leaders. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Adviser on Commerce Abdul Razaq Dawood, Special Assistant on Overseas Pakistanis Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari and Special Assistant on...

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ECC approves duty-free import of 0.3m tonnes of wheat to alleviate ongoing crisis

ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the federal cabinet on Monday approved a proposal recommending the import of wheat without regulatory duty on an emergency basis. The decision was made at a meeting of the ECC held in Islamabad on Monday afternoon under the chair of Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance Abdul Hafeez Sheikh. The ECC approved the...

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Flour price jacked up to 70kg

The price of flour has gone up by up Rs6 per kg across the country with the commodity being sold at Rs70 per kg in Lahore, Karachi and other cities. Prime Minster Imran Khan, who was seeking proposals to reduce the rates of edible items and other essential commodities during a meeting held just a day earlier, has taken notice...

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PM Khan warns of ‘disastrous’ consequences if Middle East, South Asia tensions escalate

Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that it is a tragedy for the region that India has been taken over by the extremist Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and warned global audiences that the nuclear-armed country was being run by extremists. In an interview with German broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW), the premier remarked that India had been taken over by an extremist ideology known as Hindutva...

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Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor replaced by Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar as new DG-ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Major General Asif Ghafoor has been replaced as the spokesperson of the military media wing as his tenure came to an end, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) will now be headed by Major General Babar Iftikhar. Major General Ghafoor will now head the Pakistan Army's 40th Infantry Division based out of Okara, Punjab. "Thanks to everyone I have remained...

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FM Qureshi apprises UN chief about Pakistan’s efforts for de-escalating regional tensions

NEW YORK: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Wednesday met United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in New York where he apprised the UN chief about the situation in Indian occupied Kashmir. The foreign minister, in his meeting, told the UN secretary-general that Pakistan remained committed to holding a dialogue with India over the situation in the disputed valley, which has...

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5 more bodies recovered as death toll from Neelum Valley avalanche mounts to 73

ISLAMABAD: Five more bodies were recovered from the Neelum Valley in Azad Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday as the death toll from an avalanche that had struck a day earlier rose to 73. According to the State Disaster Management Authority, 22 shops and more than a hundred houses were struck as a result of the avalanche, with at least 91...

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At least 70 dead in avalanches in AJK

ISLAMABAD: At least 71 people were killed and others were missing after avalanches in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir over the last 24 hours, senior government officials said on Tuesday. Two officials said many villagers were still stranded in the avalanches in the Neelum valley area following heavy rains that also triggered landslides. According to Ahmad Raza Qadri, the Khyber Pakhtunkhawa chief of...

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LHC declares special court formed for Musharraf treason trial ‘unconstitutional’

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Monday declared the formation of a special court — which heard the treason case against former dictator Pervez Musharraf and handed him a death sentence after finding him guilty of treason — as "unconstitutional". The LHC bench, which was hearing Musharraf's petitions against the verdict, also ruled that the treason case against the former...

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MQM-P’s Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui steps down as Minister for Information Technology

Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan convener Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui on Sunday announced that he was resigning from his post as Minister for Information Technology. Addressing a press conference in Karachi, Siddiqui said: "We had supported [PTI] in forming the government. We are not taking back our cooperation." Siddiqui said that holding the post in the ministry was "raising a lot of...

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PM Khan seeks immediate report of Quetta blast, COAS Bajwa assures assistance

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday directed authorities to immediately present the report regarding Friday’s blast in Quetta which resulted in the deaths of 15 people including Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Amanullah. “I have demanded an immediate report on the condemnable cowardly terrorist attack in Quetta targeting a mosque and people at prayers,” the prime minister said on Twitter. https://twitter.com/ImranKhanPTI/status/1215874919910854657 The premier...

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Thirteen martyred, 21 injured as explosion strikes Quetta mosque

QUETTA: Thirteen people were martyred and 21 were injured after a blast struck a mosque located in the city's Ghousabad neighbourhood, Friday. According to police, DSP Amanullah was among the nine who were martyred in the blast that took place in the evening. Rescue teams arrived soon to shift the injured to the Civil Hospital for medical treatment. Police said...

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US House passes resolution to limit Trump’s ability to wage war on Iran

WASHINGTON: The US House of Representatives passed a resolution on Thursday to stop President Donald Trump from further military action against Iran, rebuking the president days after he ordered a drone strike that killed a top Iranian commander and raised fears of war. The Democratic-controlled House voted 224-194, mostly along party lines, sending the war powers resolution to the Senate....

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Two rockets reportedly hit Baghdad Green Zone

BAGHDAD: Two rockets hit the Green Zone in Iraq’s capital of Baghdad, a day after Iran launched missiles at bases housing US and other coalition forces in Iraq, according to a report Wednesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average pared gains following reports of an explosion in Baghdad. It closed 161 points higher but about 80 points lower than it had...

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Tehran claims 80 dead in missile strike on US bases

BAGHDAD: At least 80 people were reportedly killed by Iranian missiles targeting US military bases in Iraq, Iranian news network Press Tv said. Iran on Wednesday fired missiles at Iraqi bases used by the US military, officials in Washington and Tehran said, in the first act of the Islamic republic's promised revenge for the US killing of a top Iranian general. The...

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