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Rajnath Singh’s comments ‘reflective of’ India’s predicament: FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: The comments made by Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on the situation in occupied Kashmir are "reflective of the predicament that India finds itself in", Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said, according to a statement released Sunday by a spokesperson for his ministry. Responding to the Indian defence minister's comments, FM Qureshi's statement reads, India found itself in the...

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Nobel Prize winning author Toni Morrison passes away

Toni Morrison, the first African-American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature and one of America's best loved writers, has died following a brief illness, her family said Tuesday. She was 88. Barack Obama -- who awarded Morrison the Presidential Medal of Freedom -- led the tributes, describing her as "a national treasure, as good a storyteller, as captivating,...

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Two US senators raise privacy concerns over Facebook’s Messenger Kids

Democratic US senators Edward Markey and Richard Blumenthal have written to Facebook Inc questioning whether there was a “worrying pattern” of poor privacy protection for children using its Messenger Kids app. The senators were "disturbed" to learn that the application allowed thousands of children to join group chats in which not all members of the group were approved by their...

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Taliban claim bomb attack on police in Afghanistan

KABUL: A suicide attacker detonated a car-bomb outside a police station in the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday wounding at least 95 people, government officials said, and the Taliban claimed responsibility. There has been no let-up in violence in Afghanistan even though the Taliban and the United States appear close to a historic pact for US troops to withdraw in...

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Joint Parliamentary session discusses scrapping of article 370 for the second day

ISLAMABAD: The joint parliamentary session which is continuing on the second day over the scrapping of article 370 annulling special status given to citizens of Indian occupied Kashmir vehemently slammed the New-Delhi move on Wednesday. The opposition lashed the government and incumbent prime minister, Imran Khan over offering to extend talks with his counterpart Narendra Modi. Ex-President Asif Ali Zardari,...

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IHC dismisses Miftah Ismail bail extension plea; NAB arrests PML(N) leader in LNG case

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court on Wednesday dismissed the petition of Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) leader--Miftah Ismail as the National Accountability Court (NAB) arrested the former ex-advisor to finance in Liquified Natural Gas  (LNG) case. Mifath had applied for the extension in interim bail, but Justice Athar Minallah dismissed the plea leading towards his arrest outside the court premises. This...

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Heavy rain to lash Karachi from Aug 9 till Aug 12

KARACHI: Heavy rain is expected to occur in Karachi and other parts of Sindh from Friday to Monday, setting off worries of urban flooding in the cities. The Pakistan Meteorological Department, in its weather warning for Sindh, said a well-marked monsoon low pressure has formed over North Bay of Bengal and adjoining areas which is likely to move westwards and...

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ICJ condemns revoking of Article 370, urges India to respect Kashmiris’ rights

The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) has condemned the legislative steps taken by India in occupied Kashmir and urged the Indian government to "respect, protect and fulfill the human rights of people in Jammu and Kashmir." India rushed through a presidential decree on Monday to scrap Article 370, which terminated the special status granted to occupied Kashmir and made the...

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PCB opted to not renew contracts of Arthur, Mahmood, Flower

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board on Wednesday announced it has decided not to renew contracts of head coach Mickey Arthur, bowling coach Azhar Mahmood, batting coach Grant Flower and trainer Grant Luden. The PCB Cricket Committee, which met on Friday, was unanimous in its recommendations for a refurbish of the coaching setup. The recommendations were forwarded and discussed with PCB...

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Pakistan to downgrade diplomatic relations, suspend bilateral trade with India: NSC

ISLAMABAD: The National Security Committee (NSC) on Wednesday decided to downgrade Pakistan's diplomatic relations and suspend bilateral trade with India. Prime Minister Imran Khan summoned a second session of the National Security Committee (NSC), within a week following the Indian move to terminate the special status of occupied Kashmir. The meeting also decided to review Pakistan-India bilateral arrangements, take the...

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BJP leader and ex-Indian FM Sushma Swaraj passes away

NEW-DELHI: BJP leader and former Indian foreign minister Sushma Swaraj passed away a while ago at AIIMS on Tuesday. The BJP veteran, who suffered a massive heart attack, died at the age of 67. Her last Twitter post was about thanking Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the government’s move on Kashmir stating that she was waiting for this day in...

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One dead, 8 injured in Quetta market blast

QUETTA: On Tuesday, At least one person died and eight other were injured in blast at Haidery Market, Quetta. The injured are being shifted to nearby hospital for immediate medical attention. Security forces arrived at the site of the blast and have began operation after cordoning off the area.

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Pakistan to respond back if India acts aggressively: PM Imran

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister, Imran Khan on Tuesday while addressing the Joint Parliamentary session over the issue of scrapping 370 and 36 A of Indian constitution, annulling the special status given to Jammu-Kashmir said that Pakistan will respond aggressively if New-Delhi attacks Azad Kashmir in Pakistan.   The Joint Parliamentary session which was summoned after India revoked article 370 of...

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SC accepts plea seeking CM Sindh disqualification

KARACHI: The Supreme Court accepted for hearing a review petition seeking disqualification of Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Tuesday. A three-member bench of the apex court led by Justice Azmat Saeed reviewed the petition filed against Shah and issued the chief minister a notice to appear before the court. The petition, filed by Roshan Ali Buriro's lawyer...

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US official for South and Central Asia Alice Wells arrive Islamabad

ISLAMABAD:  United States Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells arrived in Islamabad on Tuesday. According to sources, a high-level US delegation arrived in Islamabad and will hold delegation-level talks with the Pakistani leadership. Wells' visit comes a day after the Indian government had rushed through a presidential decree to abolish Article 370 of the Constitution that...

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Pak Army vows to go till any length to protect Kashmiri struggle against illegal Indian Occupation

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army headed by Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday vowed to go till any extent to protect the Kashmiri struggle. The much-needed statement by the top CORPS of the city came after India on Monday annulled article 370 of its constitution scrapping special rights to the indigenous people of the valley. Furthermore, army chief...

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5 to 10 million people would be killed if 7.0 magnitude quake hits Karachi, says SC judge over building conditions

Karachi: An earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale can eliminate five to 10 million people in Karachi, observed a Supreme Court judge in his remarks on the condition of buildings in the city. The remarks came during the hearing of a petition against demolition of a multi-storey building on MA Jinnah Road at the Karachi Registry of the apex...

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