Sunday , 24 September 2017

Afghan leader looks forward to ‘substantive talks’

KABUL: Afghanistan’s Chief Executive Dr Abdullah Abdullah has said that he looks forward to his upcoming visit to Pakistan where he expects to have substantive discussions on bilateral relations, including on the common threat of terrorism. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had extended an invitation to Dr Abdullah to visit Pakistan …

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Over 80 families displaced by cross-LoC shelling

MUZAFFARABAD: Incessant Indian shelling from across the Line of Control (LoC) in AJK’s Bhimber district has forced more than 80 traumatised families to leave their homes in forward areas and take shelter in safe places. ‘EU concerned over rights violations in occupied Kashmir’ According to details provided by the Bhimber …

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PakTurk school staff challenges expulsion orders

ISLAMABAD: Officials of the PakTurk Educational Foundation challenged on Wednesday the interior ministry’s orders in the Islamabad High Court. The ministry recently directed all expatriate staff, teachers, their family members, including children enrolled in Pakistan, to leave the country before November 20. Fate of PakTurk schools hangs in the balance …

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Imran accuses Nawaz of lying to SC

ISLAMABAD: PTI Chairman Imran Khan has said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is not telling the truth about his family’s properties abroad in the Supreme Court of Pakistan. He passed this comment while addressing participants of the Insaf Student Federation (ISF) convention held on Wednesday where he advised party’s student activists …

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Army chief pledges secure, prosperous Pakistan for future generations

WAZIRISTAN: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif has vowed to provide a secure and prosperous Pakistan to the future generations of the nation. “We will give a secure and prosperous Pakistan to our future generations,” the army chief remarked during a meeting with tribesmen of North and South …

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Tobacco industry ‘trying to choke off anti-smoking treaty’

ISLAMABAD: The governing body of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) Conference of the Parties (COP) has expressed grave concern over the tobacco industry’s ‘persistent’ attempts to infiltrate and manipulate its efforts at implementing the Anti-Tobacco Treaty. During a week-long conference held in New Delhi …

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India biggest irritant to peace: Nisar

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson have reiterated their commitment to work “hand in hand” for promoting “peace” in the region, consolidate Pak-UK relations and take them to a higher level. The interior minister, who is on a three-day official visit to the UK, …

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India bans Zakir Naik’s NGO for five years

The Indian government on Tuesday banned Dr Zakir Naik’s NGO Islamic Research Foundation for five years. The ban, which is set be implemented with immediate effect, was enforced under India’s Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) and approved at a meeting of the Union Cabinet, Times of India reported. The NGO …

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Monkey rides on goat’s back in China

A baby monkey has been hitching a somewhat unusual ride at a farm in China’s Yichun city clinging on to the back of goat. State broadcaster CCTV on Wednesday showed footage of the monkey clutching tightly on to a black goat, which appeared unfazed as it walked by a river …

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Game of Thrones brings small Spanish town Osuna back to life

OSUNA: When the mayor of a small Spanish town Osuna called Jesus Cansino to say Game of Thrones was coming to shoot season five there, he wouldn’t believe it. “She said, ‘They’re coming to film a series, I’m not sure you know’ and I started laughing,” says the 43-year-old town …

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