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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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Turkish air strikes kill three PKK militants in southeast Turkey

ISTANBUL: Turkish jets killed three Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants in southeastern Turkey near the border with Iraq in air strikes on Thursday, the military said. The strikes near the town of Cukurca in a mountainous part of the border province of Hakkari come after a series of attacks launched by the PKK, which has fought a three-decade insurgency for...

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Delhi women’s minister sacked for ‘sex tape’

NEW DELHI: The Delhi women’s minister has been sacked after a ‘sex video’ showing him kissing two women was leaked to the media, in the latest scandal involving the Indian capital’s government. Women’s and children’s minister Sandeep Kumar was removed from his post by the Delhi chief minister late Wednesday shortly after the “objectionable” tape was sent to him and...

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CPEC has entered its implementation phase, Chinese FO claims

The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has entered its implementation phase, the Chinese Foreign Minister said in a press conference held on Wednesday. China wants to move forward with Pakistan so that the people of both countries can benefit from the project, Hua Chunying said. Answering a question on CPEC she said that the project was launched after consensus was...

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‘Zarb-i-Azb an indiscriminate operation’: DG ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Director-General (DG) Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Asim Bajwa while briefing the media on progress made during Zarb-i-Azb said the operation was an indiscriminate one. "The salient operational guidelines for Zarb-i-Azb were that it would be an indiscriminate operation, it would avoid collateral damage and it would be mindful of human rights," Bajwa said. "In 2014, the security environment when...

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US, others agreed ‘secret’ exemptions for Iran after nuclear deal: Report

The United States and its negotiating partners agreed "in secret" to allow Iran to evade some restrictions in last year's landmark nuclear agreement in order to meet the deadline for it to start getting relief from economic sanctions, according to a report reviewed by Reuters. The report is to be published on Thursday by the Washington-based Institute for Science and...

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JUI-F leader Khalid Soomro’s case to be tried in military court

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah gave directive to try JUI-F leader Khalid Soomro’s murder case in military courts. The Sindh government will write a letter to the federal interior ministry today, advisor to the provincial law minister said. The decision came as JUI-F set off for a rally to Karachi. The rally participants had two demands; send Khalid...

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Six terrorists arrested in Faisalabad

FAISALABAD: Security forces conducted a combing operation in Faisalabad and surrounding areas at midnight and arrested atleast six terrorists. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), various areas were searched during the operation and six terrorists were taken into custody. ISPR has said that some of the held terrorists were on the watch list since 2014. The terrorists include handlers of...

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Nadal completes ‘roof’ double at US Open

NEW YORK: Rafa Nadal boasted after his first-round U.S. Open match that he had a video recording of being the first player to hit a ball in practice under the new roof at Arthur Ashe Stadium. On Wednesday, the fourth-seeded Spaniard achieved the double as he hit the first ball in competition under the $150 million roof after rain briefly...

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‘Ring of fire’ eclipse for African stargazers

PARIS: Stargazers in south and central Africa will be treated to a spectacular solar eclipse Thursday when the Moon wanders into view to make the Sun appear as a "ring of fire", astronomers say. The phenomenon, known as an annular solar eclipse, happens when there is a near-perfect alignment of the Earth, Moon and Sun. But unlike a total eclipse,...

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PML-N wins NA-63 Jhelum, PP-232 Vehari by-polls

BUREWALA: PML-N candidate Yousuf Kasila has won the by-election of Vehari by a narrow margin of a little over 1000 votes, unofficial results show. According to un-official results, Ch Muhammad Yousaf got 51,323 votes while his rival candidate Ayesha Nazir Jutt secured 50,267 votes. The turnout was recorded 50 percent. The total number of registered voters in the constituency was...

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Naseeruddin Shah to play Abdul Sattar Edhi in Pakistani film ‘I am Edhi’

LAHORE: Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah will Play Role as Abdul Sattar Edhi in a Pakistani film 'I am Edhi'. Film producer Salman Hamid to make a film about Abdul Sattar Edhi , whose role will be Naseeruddin Shah. He expressed these views while addressing a press conference at the Lahore Press Club. Commending Edhi’s services for spreading peace and love...

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Saudi-led air strike kills 16 members of Yemeni imam’s family

ADEN: At least 16 members of the extended family of a Yemeni mosque imam were killed on Wednesday in an air strike on their family home in northern Yemen by the Saudi-led Arab coalition, a Reuters witness, a medic and a resident said. They said missiles struck a house of the imam, identified as Saleh Abu Zainah, in northern Saada...

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MQM seeks PPP help after disowning Altaf Hussain

ISLAMABAD: Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) four members delegation headed by Iqbal Muhmmad Ali on Wednesday met Pakistan People Party (PPP) leaders Senator Aitzaz Ahsan and Qamarul-Munwar. The delegation told PPP leadership that MQM is the third largest political power in the country, they had already disowned the founder of MQM and need PPP support in the time of difficulties. PPP...

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JIT notified to interrogate Karachi mayor in two recent cases

KARACHI: Sindh government has issued notification to form a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to probe newly elected mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar in two recently registered cases against him. According to the communique issued by Sindh Home department, the JIT is formed under the supervision of senior superintendent of police. It also includes an officer from Sindh Rangers and members from...

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Labour MP questions Scotland Yard’s ‘reluctance’ in MQM cases

LONDON: Labour parliamentarian Yasmin Quraishi has called on British Home Secretary Amber Rudd to investigate why Scotland Yard has shown reluctance to take action against the MQM founder over his repeated violent threats to members of Pakistan’s law enforcement agencies and media houses. Yasmin Qureshi has also written to the Scotland Yard chief Sir Bernard Hogan Howe, drawing his attention...

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Federal cabinet approves issuance of Rs 10 coin

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Cabinet on Wednesday approved change of 5 rupees coin and introduction of 10 rupees coin. The meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif here at PM House, also accorded approval to several agenda items including Prime Minister‘s Sustainable Development Goals Programme and the SAARC Agreement of Motor Vehicles and Railways for Intra-Regional Connectivity. The Cabinet approved...

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