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US ready to resume North Korea talks, seeks denuclearisation by 2021

WASHINGTON/SEOUL: The United States said it was ready to resume talks with North Korea after Pyongyang pledged on Wednesday to dismantle its key missile facilities and suggested it would close its main Yongbyon nuclear complex if Washington took unspecified actions. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he had invited North Korea’s foreign minister to meet in New York next...

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US ready to resume North Korea talks, seeks denuclearisation by 2021

WASHINGTON/SEOUL: The United States said it was ready to resume talks with North Korea after Pyongyang pledged on Wednesday to dismantle its key missile facilities and suggested it would close its main Yongbyon nuclear complex if Washington took unspecified actions. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he had invited North Korea’s foreign minister to meet in New York next...

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PM Imran writes to Modi, calls for resumption of dialogue

Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan has written a letter to Indian Prime Minister Nerendra Modi for the resumption of peace dialogues, Indian media claimed. According to Times of India, Khan’s letter was in response to Modi’s own communication to him seeking a "meaningful and constructive" engagement between the 2 countries. According to sources, PM Imran in his letter called for...

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Cellular networks partially suspended across Pakistan

Web Desk: Mobile phone service has been partially suspended in several cities across the country, including Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar, on Thursday to maintain law and order situation during Muharram  According to details, Cellular service has been suspended on the routes of the 9th Muharram procession. The cellular service will resume, in cities after the conclusion of processions in respective areas, most...

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9th Muharram being observed across Pakistan amid tight security

KARACHI: The 9th of Muharram is being observed throughout the country today (Thursday) with due solemnity and sanctity to pay homage to the sacrifices of Hazrat Imam Hussain (R.A) and his companions in Karbala. Ulema and Zakireen will throw light on the bright and candid teachings of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his great companions. Elaborate security arrangements have been...

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PSX remains bullish on Wednesday

KARACHI: The Pakistan Stock Exchange remained bullish on Wednesday as KSE-100 Index closed today at 41320.13 points as compared to 41238.07 points on the last working day with a positive change of 82.06 points. The total turnover was 158,719,790 as compared to 166,519,340 on the last working day with K-Electric Ltd having the highest turnover of 30,606,500. Total 351 companies’...

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Asia Cup 2018: India thrash Pakistan by 8 wickets

DUBAI: India humiliated Green shirts by eight wickets in the 5th match of Asia Cup 2018 played at Dubai Cricket Stadium here on Wednesday. Batting first Pakistan set 163 run target for Men in blue as Green Shirts were all out by scoring 162 runs in 43.1 overs. In response, India chased down the target easily in the 29th over by...

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North Korea’s Kim agrees to inspections in bid to salvage nuclear talks

SEOUL: North Korea said on Wednesday it would permanently abolish its key missile facilities in the presence of foreign experts, in a new gesture by leader Kim Jong Un to revive faltering talks with Washington over his country’s nuclear program. After a summit in Pyongyang, Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in said the North was also willing to close...

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Yemeni children starve as food and fuel prices soar

More than five million children risk famine in war-torn Yemen as food and fuel prices soar, Save the Children said Wednesday, warning an entire generation may face death and "starvation on an unprecedented scale". The three-year conflict between Yemen's Saudi-backed government and Huthi rebels linked to Iran has pushed the already impoverished country to the brink of famine, leaving many...

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PFF donates Rs 1.2 million to SC’s Dam fund

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) has handed over a cheque of 1.2 million rupees as donation to Supreme Court of Pakistan Diamer Basha and Mohmand Dam Fund. A delegation of PFF headed by its Vice-President Sardar Naveed Haider along with football team called on the honorable Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr. Justice Saqib Nisar here Wednesday and presented the...

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COAS calls on Chinese President, regional security discussed

BEIJING: Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday called on Chinese President, Xi Jinping on a special invitation. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) both discussed regional security environment, challenges and the way forward. “While we work for peace we need to stay strong to thwart designs of all inimical forces challenging our resolve and we greatly...

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Corrupt individuals will not be spared, Justice will be served: Fawad

ISLAMABAD: After the suspension of corruption cases against the Sharif clan by the Islamabad High Court, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry reacted to the significant development in an official statement today, Wednesday. Chaudhry said that the party has complete trust on the judiciary and the courts in Pakistan are free. The official statement by the PTI spokesman said the National Accountability...

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PM Imran meets Saudi King Salman in maiden visit

RIYADH: Prime Minister Imran Khan in his maiden voyage to the land of Saud was called upon on Wednesday by the Saudi King Salman. Imran in his first visit to the sacred land of Arabia after assuming office accepted the invitation levied to him by the Saudi King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz, he is also expected to meet the Crown...

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NAB to challenge IHC’s Avenfield decision in Supreme Court

LAHORE:  According to sources, the National Accountability Bureau will file an appeal in the Supreme against the Islamabad High Court’s decision to suspend the sentences of the Sharifs in the Avenfield corruption reference. A NAB meeting chaired by chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal on Wednesday was briefed on the IHC decision. However, during the meeting, it was decided that an...

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Ishaq Dar removed as chairman of University of Health Sciences board

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, the Supreme Court  ordered the removal of absconder, former finance minister Ishaq Dar as chairman of the board of governors of University of Health Sciences (UHS) Lahore. Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard a suo motu case of the administrative crisis in UHS. The court ordered that Dar be removed from the post of...

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Pakistan Navy seizes 3 tonnes of hash from boat in Arabian Sea

RAWALPINDI: The Pakistan Navy and Maritime Security Agency seized three tonnes of hashish from a boat in northern Arabian Ocean, said a navy press release on Wednesday. The drug that was seized in a joint anti-narcotics operation by the two forces is worth millions of dollars, according to the Navy spokesperson. The seized narcotics were later handed over to relevant authorities....

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The Sharif’s are free, IHC suspends jail terms

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday suspended sentences of former premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar in the Avenfield reference. Former premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd) Mohammad Safdar were released from Adiala prison Wednesday evening after the court ordered suspension of the Avenfield case earlier...

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