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Army chief vows to frustrate enemy conspiracies

RAWALPINDI: Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has expressed the resolve to frustrate all conspiracies of the enemy against the motherland. According to ISPR, the Army Chief in a statement said that we have taken oath to defend our motherland, irrespective of cost and sacrifices. He offered salute to martyrs of Pakistan. “We hv taken…

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Bangladesh imposes mobile phone ban on Rohingya refugees

Bangladesh has banned telecommunication companies from selling mobile phone connections to Rohingya Muslim refugees, citing security concerns for the latest restrictions, officials said Sunday. Bangladesh’s four mobile phone providers were threatened with fines if they provide any of the nearly 4,30,000 newly-arrived refugees from Myanmar with phone plans while the ban is in force. “For…

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Video: Sharif raises another question over disqualification

LONDON: Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif has once again raised questions over Supreme Court’s decision to disqualify him in the Panama Papers case. “The punishment of disqualification should have been awarded in the Panama case. Why it was awarded on iqama. It’s a point to ponder for the entire nation,” he said in his brief…

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No room for interim govt in constitution: Ayaz Sadiq

LAHORE: Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq says leader of Pakistan Muslim League (N) is none but Muhammad Nawaz Sharif. Talking to media in Lahore on Sunday, he said there is no place for an interim government as per the constitution. He said the bill of electoral reform will be tabled in the National Assembly….

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Fires continue at Rohingya Muslim villages

Amnesty International said new satellite images and videos taken as recently as Friday afternoon in Myanmar’s Rakhine state show smoke rising from Rohingya Muslim villages, contradicting Aung San Suu Kyi’s claims that military operations there have ended. The London-based group said its sources in Rakhine claim the fires were started by members of the Myanmar…

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Merkel wins fourth term, hard right gains foothold in parliament

Berlin, Germany: Chancellor Angela Merkel clinched a fourth term in Germany’s election on Sunday, but her victory was clouded by the hard-right AfD party winning its first seats in parliament. Merkel, who after 12 years in power held a double-digit lead for most of the campaign, scored around 33 percent of the vote with her…

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Video: Imran Khan on Daesh banners

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan says the government is responsible for emergence of Daesh flags in Islamabad. Khan is of the view that Pakistan Army is being maligned over the issue. Watch his views…

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Video: Rana Sana reacts to Imran Khan’s early election demand

Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah blames PTI Chairman Imran Khan for ‘pursue foreign agenda of anarchy’ in the country. Watch his views…

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Imran Khan calls for early elections in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Sunday demanded early elections in the country, urging Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to seek fresh mandate from the public, Samaa reported. While addressing a news conference, he said Khaqan Abbasi is ridiculing the law and judiciary by calling ousted PM Nawaz Sharif his ‘prime minister’. “Shahid…

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Nawaz Sharif, Ishaq Dar returning home on Monday

KARACHI: Ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is returning home tomorrow (Monday) from London. It was confirmed by PML-N’s senior leader Mushahid Ullah Khan while speaking to Samaa. Sources said Sharif will return through PIA flight PK-786 whereas his children will stay behind with their ailing mother Kulsoom Nawaz. Meanwhile, reports said Finance Minister Ishaq Dar…

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‘Lahore Qalandar’ to hold national cricket tournament

LAHORE: A leading team of Pakistan Super league (PSL) “Lahore Qalandar” will hold a national cricket tournament from 26th of this month. It was announced by Chief Executive officer of Lahore Qalandar Atif Rana in Muzaffarabad. Eight teams will participate in the tournament divided into two pools. All matches between Pool A will be played…

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Pakistani diplomat Maleeha Lodhi shows wrong photo of pellet victim at UN

New York: In a gaffe, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi brandished a wrong picture while responding to Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s speech at the United Nations. Lodhi showed off picture of a Palestinian girl — her face bearing multiple bruises — and portrayed it as an evidence of Indian atrocities…

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Merkel heads for 4th term, hard-right eyes first seats in Germany

Berlin: Germans voted Sunday in a general election expected to hand Chancellor Angela Merkel a fourth term while the hard-right nationalist AfD party was expected to make history by winning its first seats in parliament. Europe’s most powerful woman appears all but assured of winning another term, matching the 16-year reign of her mentor Helmut…

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Martyred Pakistan Army soldier laid to rest

MURREE: Twenty-two-year old Pakistan Army soldier Lieutenant Arsalan Alam, who embraced martyrdom in the line of duty on Saturday, was laid to rest with full military honors. The funeral prayers of Lieutenant Arsalan Alam were offered in Murree on Sunday (today) in which high level military and civilian officials were present. He was laid to…

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Video: Suspects behind sale of alcohol, drugs to university students arrested

Authorities arrested criminals who used to supply alcohol and drugs to students enrolled in top universities of Islamabad.

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Video: CM Sindh speaks on security arrangements for Muharram

Chief Minister of Sindh Murad Ali Shah has said that security arrangements have been made in such ways that no one faces difficulties in fulfilling their religious obligations.

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Three terrorists killed in shootout near DI Khan

RAWALPINDI: Security forces gunned down three terrorists near Dera Ismail Khan on Sunday. According to a press release by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), security forces carried out a search operation at Gara Madda area near Dera Ismail Khan on confirm intelligence. During the search operation, the terrorists on motorcycles started firing at the troops…

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Australia bat against India in 3rd ODI

INDORE: Australia skipper Steve Smith won the toss and elected to bat first in their must-win third one-day international against India in Indore on Sunday. The visitors, who trail the five-match series 2-0, have made two changes to the side that suffered a 50-run loss in Kolkata on Thursday. Opener Aaron Finch and wicketkeeper-batsman Peter…

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Over 544,000 Pakistanis deported from 2012-2017

ISLAMABAD: A total of 544,105 Pakistanis were deported from different countries from 2012 to 2017 (upto 30 June) with majority of (116185) in the year 2015 while the major reasons behind deportation were over stay, illegal entry, illegal immigrant and deported by respective governments. According to the data obtained through official source, majority of 116,185…

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Pak-China air forces joint exercise “Shaheen-VI” underway

BEIJING:  The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) contingent, comprising combat pilots, air defense controllers and technical ground crew is participating in an exercise “Shaheen-VI,” between Chinese and Pakistani air forces. During the exercise, the contingents from both sides demonstrated mutual trust by sitting in the same fighters. In the ongoing joint drills, air force personnel cooperated…

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Watch: Pakistan gives a befitting response to India in UN session

Pakistan’s Permanent Representative in the United Nations Dr. Maleeha Lodhi has termed India as the “Mother of terrorism in South Asia”.

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