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Chinese team wants to survey KCR route

KARACHI: Sindh Transport Minister Nasir Shah has directed the officials concerned to arrange for a survey of the Karachi Circular Railway route for a visiting Chinese team and provide its members with relevant data. He was talking to the Chinese team, including Yin Gang, Yong Yin and Cuidong Tian, that ...

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Trump will not be unfriendly towards Pakistan, says aide

WASHINGTON: The Trump administration, which assumes power on Friday, has no plans to “unfriend” Pakistan but its relations with India will be even closer than those of the Obama adm­i­­nistration, says Sajid Tarar, a prominent Pak­istani supporter of President-elect Donald Trump. Mr Tarar, who spoke at the Republican National Convention ...

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No imminent threat to Indus treaty, minister tells Senate panel

ISLAMABAD: The Senate on Tuesday unanimously passed a bill providing for confiscation of benami properties, at a time when the Panamagate scandal — involving politicians not disclosing wealth stashed abroad — is dominating the country’s courtrooms and headlines. Over a dozen amendments were made to the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Bill, ...

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Americans will get the Trump they elected as president

WASHINGTON: After 10 weeks, dozens of tweets and one rollicking news conference, Donald Trump’s transition into the White House has left little doubt that the man Americans elected in November is the president they’ll get. The immense responsibilities of the office and the daunting decisions that await Trump when he ...

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Three officials suspended for concealing gang rape

GUJRAT: The Punjab government on Monday suspended from service three senior-most officers of the Gujrat health department, including Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr Altaf Hussain, for not informing the higher authorities about the gang rape of two lady health workers (LHWs) during a robbery at the Bheelowal Basic Health Unit ...

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‘Unattended’ baby suffers burns at Ganga Ram ICU

LAHORE: A newborn suffered critical burns after his arm touched a gas heater at the intensive care unit of the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital on Monday. The incident took place after the doctors forced the baby’s parents to leave the ICU as no attendant was allowed to enter the facility. ...

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‘Trump may not be as hard on Pakistan as it will be on Iran’

KARACHI: “At a time when Russian President Vlamdir Putin seems to have a soft corner for US President-elect Donald Trump and vice versa, Pakistan has an opportunity to improve its relations with Russia without agitating the US,” said Abdullah Khurram, a South Asia and Middle East Fellow at Johns Hopkins ...

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Trump may offer Putin to end sanctions for nuclear arms cut, says London Times

US President-elect Donald Trump will propose offering to end sanctions imposed on Russia for its annexation of Crimea in return for a nuclear arms reduction deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin, he told The Times of London. Trump, in an interview with the newspaper published online on Sunday, was deeply ...

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A look at how Trump might shake things up in Asia

Donald Trump has offered views on US relations with Asia that could indicate radical shifts in long-standing policy toward the region. From opposing free trade agreements to confronting China and questioning Japan-South Korea alliances, he appears set to be charting a course far different from previous administrations. Yet, in other ...

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Indian airlines soar, but experts warn of turbulence ahead

NEW DELHI: A major acquisition by Indian budget airline SpiceJet this week underscored the vast potential of the world’s fastest-growing aviation market, but experts say woefully inadequate infrastructure and high operating costs could threaten the industry’s rapid expansion. India’s burgeoning middle classes are taking to the skies in ever greater ...

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