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Govt willing to engage with Fazlur Rehman over Azadi March: FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Wednesday announced the government's decision to "engage with Fazlur Rehman" in response to the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief's declaration to march on Islamabad on October 27. Addressing a media briefing after Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) core committee meeting, FM Qureshi said that a small political committee has been formed "to get in touch with...

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Govt willing to engage with Fazlur Rehman over Azadi March: FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Wednesday announced the government's decision to "engage with Fazlur Rehman" in response to the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief's declaration to march on Islamabad on October 27. Addressing a media briefing after Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) core committee meeting, FM Qureshi said that a small political committee has been formed "to get in touch with...

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Bilawal announces support for JUI-F’s Azadi March

RATO DERO: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Wednesday said his party has decided to throw weight behind Maulana Fazlur Rehman and support his decision going against the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government. Speaking to media here at Rato Dero, the PPP chairperson reiterated that his party " thinks government will have to go." He said a lot of...

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Prince William, Kate Middleton visit Kalash Valley to study climate change effects

KALASH: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Prince William and Kate Middleton, on the third day of their five-day trip, visited the foothills of the Hindu Kush mountain range to witness the effects of climate change — one of the vital aspects of focus of their visit. After visiting Broghil, they travelled to Bombaret village in Kalash valley. https://twitter.com/PTIofficial/status/1184414815814635520 Earlier on...

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Acquittal applications of Khawaja Saad Rafique, Salman Rafique rejected by court

LAHORE: An accountability court in Lahore on Wednesday rejected acquittal applications of former railways minister Khawaja Saad Rafique and his brother former provincial minister Khawaja Salman Rafique in the Paragon Housing City scam case. On Monday, Judge Jawadul Hassan had reserved the verdict on the applications after advocates Ashtar Ausaf Ali and Amjad Pervaiz concluded their arguments on behalf of...

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IHC disposes of petitions against JUI-F’s planned ‘Azadi March’

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday has disposed of all the petitions filed against Azadi March of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F). During the hearing, the plaintiff advocate Hanif Rahi said that JUI-F Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman had announced to hold rally against the incumbent Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government in October. Chief Justice Athar Minullah remarked no court in the world...

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India slips further in Global Hunger Index; lowest in South Asia

While Prime Minister Narendra Modi vows that he is making India superpower, the truth is that BJP-ruled country has slipped further on Global Hunger Index, it emerged Wednesday. According to Concern Worldwide, an aid agency which compiled a report on hunger in countries across the world, India is ranked at 102 on a list featuring 117 countries. The country is...

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68th Martyrdom anniversary of Liaquat Ali Khan being observed today

ISLAMABAD: The 68th martyrdom anniversary of the first Prime Minister of Pakistan Liaquat Ali Khan is being observed today. He was born in Karnal in India on October 1 in 1895. Liaquat Ali Khan was the close aide of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, his loyal stalwart, that was with him in the formation of Pakistan. Born and hail from Karnal‚...

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FO summons Indian envoy post unprovoked LoC ceasefire violations

ISLAMABAD: Spokesperson of the Foreign Office Dr Mohammad Faisal on Wednesday summoned India’s Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia to record Pakistan’s protest over the “unprovoked ceasefire violations” along the Line of Control (LoC) and the Working Boundary by Indian forces. Three Pakistani civilians were martyred when the Indian army engaged in unprovoked firing at the Line of Control (LoC). In...

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Council of Islamic Ideology ratifies 100 fatwas in favor of polio vaccination

ISLAMABAD: In a positive move for Pakistan’s battle against polio, the Council of Islamic Ideology has ratified 100 fatwas in favour of polio vaccination. Pakistan has been grappling with the crippling disease, with a recent outbreak significantly hiking the number of reported cases and pushing back the war against polio. In a press release, the CII members backed the fatwas...

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Turkey will never declare ceasefire in Northern Syria

ANKARA: President Tayyip Erdogan told US President Donald Trump that Turkey will never declare a ceasefire in northeastern Syria and that it will not negotiate with Kurdish forces it is fighting in its offensive into the region. Turkey pressed ahead with its offensive against the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia in northern Syria on Tuesday despite US sanctions and calls for...

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Royal Couple visits Chitral on day three of their visit to Pakistan

CHITRAL: The Duke and Duchess continued their tour of Pakistan on Wednesday as they arrived in Chitral on day three of their royal visit. Prince William and Kate Middleton on arrival were given traditional Chitrali hats as they landed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WTrShY9Vg8 William was also given a white embroidered coat while Kate was given a warm shawl. The hat worn by the...

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Ex-police chief Shahid Hayat passes away

KARACHI: Former police chief and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Director South Shahid Hayat passed away here on Tuesday, said brother Yousuf Khan. The former police chief was suffering from cancer since a long time and succumbed to it today. Former Additional IG Karachi Shahid Hayat had served as DIG of Special Branch East and South zones of the city as...

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Modi vows to stop water flowing into Pakistan

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that New Delhi will stop water from Indian rivers that had been flowing to Pakistan and give it to Indian farmers, reported Indian news publication The Hindu. “This water belongs to farmers of Haryana, Rajasthan, and the country, and we will get it,” he said during an election rally at Charkhi Dagri...

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KSA appreciates PM Imran efforts to de-escalate tensions in region

ISLAMABAD: The Saudi leadership on Tuesday welcomed Prime Minister Imran Khan’s efforts to promote peace and stability and his initiative to de-escalate tensions in the region. The prime minister arrived in Saudi Arabia on a one-day visit and had separate meetings with the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques His Majesty King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud and His Royal Highness...

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85 civilians killed, 373 injured in Afghan election violence: UN

KABUL: Hundreds of people were killed or wounded in violence related to Afghanistan´s recent presidential election season as the Taliban sought to undermine the democratic process, a UN agency said Tuesday. The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) reported that 85 people were killed and another 373 wounded in election violence during the period from June 8 to September...

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One policeman martyred, 9 others wounded as blast targets police vehicle in Quetta

QUETTA: QUETTA: At least one police officer martyred in an explosion Tuesday here at the city's Double Road, officials confirmed, adding that 9 others including 7 policemen were injured in the blast. The blast occurred near a police vehicle, officials added, noting that the explosive material was installed in a motorcycle. The wounded were shifted to Civil Hospital Quetta, the...

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