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Three civilian injured in unprovoked Indian firing along LoC: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Three civilian, including woman was injured after Indian security forces resorted to unprovoked firing across the Line of Control (LoC),ISPR reported. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the firing took place in Jandrot sector and heavy weaponry was used. Pakistani forces responded befittingly and targeted Indian posts, the ISPR said. In 2018, the Indian forces have carried out more...

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India agrees over Pakistan request to inspect Indian projects on Chenab

ISLAMABAD: On Friday, Minister for Water resources Faisal Vawda announced on Twitter : “Pakistan and India have been into Indus water treaty dispute for ages. Due to our continued efforts there’s a major breakthrough that India has finally agreed to our request for inspection of Indian projects in Chenab basin.” This development would pave  way for an apparent effort to...

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Business Community meets COAS Bajwa in Karachi: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: According to the Army Media Wing Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR), a delegation of business community met Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa in Karachi. ISPR further said that the army chief apprised the business community about improving the overall security situation, especially in Karachi. The army chief asked the community to capitalise on the current environment...

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The $136 billion breakup: Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announces divorce

NEW YORK: The announcement by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, the world’s wealthiest man, and his wife that they will divorce has captivated the imagination – how will they split his giant fortune, estimated at $136 billion? And what will happen to the Internet retail giant – will his soon-to-be ex get a significant stake, and how would that affect his control...

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US-led coalition says Syria withdrawal has begun

BEIRUT: The US-led military coalition in Syria has begun pulling out troops, a spokesman said on Friday without elaborating on locations or timetables. “Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) has begun the process of our deliberate withdrawal from Syria,” spokesman Colonel Sean Ryan told AFP in a statement, referring to the US-led force in Syria. “Out of concern for...

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PPP, PMLN slams PTI over alleged 18 undeclared bank accounts and Aleema Khan foreign properties

KARACHI/ISLAMABAD: On Friday,  leaders from the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) and Pakistan Peoples Party slammed the incumbent Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government for its “double standards” of justice and demanded an investigation into the foreign properties owned by Prime Minister Imran Khan’s sister Aleema. They were reacting to a recent report submitted by the State Bank of Pakistan to the Election Commission...

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Karachi Chinese Consulate Attack: Plot made in Afghan soil on directions of Indian spy agency

KARACHI: Additional Inspector General of Sindh Police, Amir Sheikh, on Friday informed that 5 facilitators arrested in relation to the Chinese Consulate Attack situated in Karachi. Addressing the press conference here today, the AIG Sindh Police further informed that the plan to carry out attacks was planned in  Afghanistan on the directions of Indian prime agency. The suspects stayed at...

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Asghar Khan Case will not be closed, rules SC

ISLAMABAD: On Friday,  the Supreme Court of Pakistan decided not to close the long-running case filed by late air chief marshal Asghar Khan, rejecting the Federal Investigation Agency’s  (FIA) recommendation to close the files for “lack of evidence”. A two-member bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar resumed hearing the case earlier today regarding non-implementation of its October 19,...

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Drug prices hiked by 9-15 percent all across Pakistan

KARACHI: On Friday, in  a notification issued by Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) a hike of 9-15 percent  in medicine prices all across the country. The revised maximum retail prices of the medicines will be printed on the label, according to the notification. Drug companies had been demanding an increase in the prices of medicines for some time. The...

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Australian Open 2019: Serena handed tough draw in quest for record slam

MELBOURNE: Serena Williams has been handed a challenging draw in her quest for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open, starting with Germany’s Tatjana Maria in the first round. The American, seeded 16, is gunning to match Margaret Court’s record of singles majors and claim an eighth Australian Open crown. But Williams is in a tough half...

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LY80 system will enhance air defence capability: COAS Bajwa

Pakistan Army Air Defence displayed its fire power capability at Air Defence firing ranges near Karachi. Firing by all air defence weapon systems was culminating event of two weeks long Exercise Al Bayza-2019. Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Chief of Air Staff (CAS) Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan witnessed the firepower display. Hallmark of...

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Pakistan foreign exchange reserves less to pay debts: Moody’s

A report by Moody said on Thursday that Pakistan does not have enough foreign exchange reserves to pay its public and private external debt due over this year. The Moody's Investor report further said in its report that “Foreign exchange reserves are low, and gross borrowing requirements are large in Pakistan and Sri Lanka, threatening the ability of these governments...

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PM Imran does not enjoy immunity from NAB’s investigations: Chairman

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday,  National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal said  that Prime Minister Imran Khan doesn't enjoy immunity from anti-graft body's probe. While speaking at the event the NAB head said that"People are naive to think that we have insulted prime minister. In fact the case against him shows the supremacy of law in Pakistan, and it...

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Govt defers decision to remove name of Bilawal, CM Sindh from ECL: Sources

ISLAMABAD: According to sources, the federal cabinet for the time being deferred its decision on removal of Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah's names from the Exit Control List (ECL). The cabinet, which met today (Thursday) with Prime Minister Imran Khan in the chair to discuss a 26-point agenda, decided to defer...

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President Arif Alvi accepts Azam Swati resignation

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, President of Pakistan Arif Alvi has accepted the resignation of Azam Swati, the former Federal Minister for Science and Technology/ Swati, a member of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, had resigned from the ministry last month to "uphold moral authority" in the face of a probe over allegations that he played a role in the 'unlawful' transfer of former Islamabad...

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Vietnam says Facebook violated controversial cybersecurity law

Facebook has violated Vietnam’s new cybersecurity law by allowing users to post anti-government comments on the platform, state media said on Wednesday, days after the controversial legislation took effect in the communist-ruled country. Despite economic reforms and increasing openness to social change, Vietnam’s Communist Party retains tight media censorship and does not tolerate dissent. “Facebook had reportedly not responded to...

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IHC fixes hearing on 21st Jan over Nawaz’s appeal challenging Al-Azizia verdict

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, the Islamabad High Court  set January 21 as the date for hearing former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s appeal for suspension of his sentence in Al Azizia corruption reference. A two-member divisional bench comprising Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani had ordered the registrar’s office on Wednesday to fix the earliest date possible for hearing Nawaz’s...

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