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FM Qureshi moved to military hospital after testing positive for coronavirus: sources

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has been moved to Combined Military Hospital in Rawalpindi, said the sources. A day earlier the foreign minister had announced he had tested positive for the virus and had gone into isolation. “This afternoon I felt a slight fever and immediately quarantined myself at home. I have now tested positive for COVID-19,” the foreign...

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Rangers claim arrest of 848 target killers since Sept 2013

KARACHI: Sindh Rangers issued a statement on Tuesday, saying it arrested a total of 848 target killers involved in over 7, 224 killings in Karachi since September 2013. “Pakistan Rangers (Sindh) carried out targeted operations against target killers in different parts of Karachi since Sept 4, 2013. 848 target killers involved in overall killing of 7, 224 people were apprehended...

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Kashmiri women offer bangles to UN’s Ban over inaction

KASHMIR: Women in Pakistan-administered Kashmir offered their bangles to Ban Ki-moon Tuesday, an insult in patriarchal South Asia aimed at the UN head's perceived inaction over violence on the Indian side of the disputed region. Hundreds of refugee women marched in Muzzafarabad, capital of the Pakistani side, chanting slogans against the UN and India as some clutched their bangles in...

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England ponder triple spin attack against Pakistan

LONDON: England limited overs captain Eoin Morgan has said his team could take the unusual option of playing three spinners in their opening one-day international against Pakistan at Southampton on Wednesday. For much of the time, in both Test and ODI cricket, recent England teams have been content to field just the lone specialist slow bowler. But recent dry conditions,...

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Kurdish group in near full control of Syria’s Hasaka city

BEIRUT: Kurdish forces were in near full control of Syria's city of Hasaka on Tuesday after battling pro-government militias, though some government officials remained holed up in buildings in the city center, a Kurdish official and monitoring group said. The battle over Hasaka marks the most violent confrontation between the Kurdish YPG militia and Damascus in more than five years...

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ADB approves $810 million for Pakistan to improve energy supply

ISLAMABAD: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved an $810 million multi-tranche financing facility to develop Pakistan s power transmission system, to improve the reliability and quality of energy supply, and to meet increasing demand for electricity. “A reliable and sustainable power sector is critical to the economic growth and wellbeing of Pakistan,” said Megan Wolf, Energy Specialist with ADB’s...

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MQM chief administered party in past, will continue doing so in future: Kamal

KARACHI: Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) Chairman Mustafa Kamal stated on Tuesday that the watchman was the thief in Karachi, adding that eyewash was being done in order to save certain individuals. While addressing a press conference, PSP Chairman stated that the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief used to administer the affairs of his party in the past and will continue...

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MQM Pakistan distances itself from Altaf Hussain

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) deputy convener Farooq Sattar and other party leaders have denounced anti-Pakistan slogans and attack on media houses. Addressing a press conference along with Nasreen Jalil and Khawaja Izharul Hassan, Farooq Sattar vowed such action would not be repeated in future. MQM leaders distanced themselves from party chief and London leadership. MQM leader said if such...

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Dr Amir Liaquat released from Rangers custody, says meeting was friendly

KARACHI: Famous television figure Dr Amir Liaquat has been released by Rangers after overnight detention in paramilitary custody. Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Dr Amir Liaquat Hussain on Tuesday said that his meeting with DG Rangers was friendly. "I was served tea and biscuits," he said speaking to Geo News. Rangers personnel detained Liaquat on Monday after MQM workers in...

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All resources to be utilised to maintain peace in Karachi: Lt Gen Naveed

KARACHI: Corps Commander in Karachi Lieutenant General Naveed Mukhtar on Tuesday has vowed to maintain peace in Karachi by using all the resources. Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar met DG Rangers Major General Bilal Akbar at Rangers headquarters and said that harmony in Karachi is a consequence of sacrifices and nation’s trust. Corps Commander expressed resentment on anti-Pakistan slogans and derogatory...

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Nigerian air force says kills top Boko Haram militants, leader believed wounded

ABUJA: Nigeria’s air force said it had killed some senior Boko Haram militants and possibly fatally wounded their overall leader in a raid on the Islamists' northeast heartland. Government planes attacked the fighters in the village of Taye inside the Sambisa forest in Borno State on Friday night, the air force said, adding it had only just confirmed details of...

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Kashmir agitation not product of Pakistan: Omar Abdullah

A former chief minister of Indian-controlled Kashmir, Omar Abdullah, has said that blaming Pakistan for the onoing protests in the disputed Himalayan region is ‘living in denial’. New Delhi has accused Islamabad of fuelling unrest in Kashmir triggered by the killing of a young separatist on July 8. More than 60 civilians have been killed in clashes between protesters and...

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MPA Khalid Bin Wilayat quits MQM, joins PSP

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Member Sindh Assembly Khalid Bin Wilayat on Tuesday announced to quit his party and join the Pak Sarzameen Party hours after Altaf Hussain delivered a speech against Pakistan and instigated attack on media. Authorities have launched a massive crackdown against MQM after the speech and the violence against media, arresting MQM leaders and sealing its...

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PSP workers hoist Pakistan flag at Mukka chowk

KARACHI: Workers of the Pak Sarzameen Party on Tuesday hoisted Pakistani flag at Mukka Chowk in MQM stronghold. MQM workers confronted the PSP activists but no clash was reported from the area. The move came hours after Muttahida Qaumi Movement Member Sindh Assembly Khalid Bin Wilayat announced to quit his party and join the Pak Sarzameen Party. Pak Sarzameen Party...

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MQM chief responsible for violence in Karachi: Mustafa Kamal

KARACHI: Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) Chairman Mustafa Kamal while addressing an emergency press conference on Monday criticised Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) head over agitating his party s workers to hit the streets and for speaking against heads of various institutions. Kamal stated that MQM chief s politics revolved around dead bodies, adding that the MQM chief used to take money...

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PM Nawaz performs ground breaking of Lahore-Sialkot Motorway

SIALKOT: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif says motorways and highways networks will be extended to connect all the parts of the country. He was addressing a public gathering after performing ground breaking of Lahore- Sialkot Motorway project in Sialkot on Monday evening. He said that after the start of this project other motorway projects including Hyderabad-Karachi, Gwadar-Khunejrab, Multan-Sukhar and other...

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Iran says Russian use of air base for Syria strikes over ‘for now’

TEHRAN: Russia has stopped using an Iranian air base for strikes in Syria, Iran's foreign ministry announced on Monday, bringing an abrupt halt to an unprecedented deployment that was criticized both by the White House and some Iranian lawmakers. Last week long-range Russian Tupolev-22M3 bombers and Sukhoi-34 fighter bombers used Nojeh air base, near the city of Hamadan, in north-west...

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