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UK’s Johnson calls for end to Kashmir violence in Islamabad visit

ISLAMABAD: British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson called for an end to violence in Kashmir during a visit to Islamabad Thursday, warning tensions between India and Pakistan are holding the region back from becoming an “incredible boomzone”. Johnson, who said he was visiting Pakistan for the first time, spoke a day ...

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Court hands Islamabad police official life sentence for raping daughter

A sessions court in Islamabad charged a police official with raping his daughter, handing him a life sentence and fining him Rs100,000 for the offence on Thursday. Dilpazeer, a driver with the Islamabad police, is a resident of Khanna Dak, an area on the outskirts of Islamabad. He first raped ...

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If Pakistan conducted a surgical strike, it would become part of Indian textbooks: COAS Gen Raheel

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Raheel Sharif on Thursday termed India’s ‘surgical strike’ a ‘drama’. “If Pakistan were to conduct a surgical strike, it would become a chapter in Indian textbooks,” the army chief said. Read more: Army rubbishes Indian ‘surgical strikes’ claim as two Pakistani soldiers killed at ...

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Gen Raheel, Shahid Afridi inaugurate cricket stadium in Khyber Agency

Chief of Army Staff Gen Raheel Sharif on Thursday inaugurated a cricket stadium in Khyber Agency with Shahid Afridi. “It is an honour and a privilege to inaugurate a stadium in Khyber Agency with COAS Raheel Sharif. You are Pakistan’s hero and my hero too,” Afridi tweeted. An honour & ...

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British Foreign Secy Boris Johnson arrives in capital: ‘Want to consolidate rock solid Pak-UK friendship’

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson arrived in Islamabad on a two-day official visit on Thursday. He met Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz at the Foreign Office (FO) to discuss bilateral ties between Pakistan and the UK, FO Spokesman Nafees Zakaria said on Twitter. During the meeting, ...

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Sindh Assembly adopts bill against forced religious conversions

The Sindh Assembly on Thursday adopted a bill against forceful religious conversions. The bill recommends a five year punishment for perpetrators and facilitators of forceful religious conversions. The bill, called Sindh Criminal Law (Protection of Minorities) Bill, 2015, was proposed by PML-F’s Nand Kumar Golkani. Under the newly passed bill, ...

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Uber launches uberAUTO rickshaw service in Karachi

Uber on Thursday launched its rickshaw-hailing service, uberAUTO, in Karachi. The service will be giving free rides all week, Uber announced on its Twitter. uberAUTO fares in Karachi To avail the free rides, patrons are asked to enter the promo code FREEAUTO. With the aforementioned promo code, patrons can avail ...

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Pakistan will not tolerate targeting of innocent civilians: Nawaz

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday, a day after Indian troops killed 10 civilians in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) said during a high-level meeting that Pakistan will not tolerate India’s ‘deliberate targeting’ of civilians and ambulances. “We cannot tolerate deliberate targeting of innocent civilians particularly children and women, the ...

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‘We are not worried about India,’ says chief of air staff

Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman on Thursday said, Pakistan’s armed forces are ‘not worried about India at all.’ Speaking at the 9th International Defence Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS) a day after three Pakistan Army men were killed exchanging fire with Indian troops across the Line of ...

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Rs14.7bn pledged for three licences as DTH auction ends

The auction of three licences for direct-to-home (DTH) programming successfully concluded on Thursday with the pledged sums reaching the Rs14.69 billion mark, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) announced. The successful bidders will be issued licences after clearance from the interior ministry and security institutions. The provisional successful bidders ...

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