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16 hurt fleeing false terror alert in London’s Oxford St

LONDON: Police rushed to London’s busy Oxford Street shopping district on Friday after reports that shots had been fired, sparking fears of a terror incident and leaving 16 people hurt in the panic. Armed officers locked down the area for more than an hour before the Metropolitan Police said it …

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Political figures from Balochistan call on Zardari, join PPP

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KARACHI: Influential political figures from Balochistan on Thursday called on former president and President Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarian Asif Ali Zardari to join the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP). Those who joined the PPP include two close relatives of current chief minister Balochistan, Nawabzada Mir Shahjehan Zehri and Nawabzada Mir Yusuf …

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Islamabad protest enters 19th day as deadlock persists

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ISLAMABAD: The Tehreek Labaik Ya Rasool Allah continued the blockade of the Faizabad Interchange on the 19th day as the government is yet to find a peaceful end to the sit-in that has paralyzed life in the capital for over two weeks. Hundreds of activists and supporters of the religious group …

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Russia to reduce Syria presence by year’s end: military

  SOCHI: Russia’s military plans to reduce its involvement in Syria this year as it is nearing the completion of its goals there, the General Staff chief told journalists Thursday. “Of course, there will be a decision taken by the commander in chief and the group (working in Syria) will …

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COAS briefed on ‘Khush Hal Balochistan’ initiative

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RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa Thursday visited Headquarters Southern Command, Quetta in connection with execution of ‘Khush Hal Balochistan’ (KHB) initiative. The COAS and Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri were briefed in detail about socio-economic and security environment and plan for execution of …

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Ahsan Iqbal hopes PPP not to become part to any undemocratic move

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Ahsan Iqbal has said that restoration of clause of “The Finality of Prophethood Law” to its original form by the Parliament will make this law more effective. Talking to a private news channel, he said the law was prepared by Parliamentary Committee which includes members from …

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India to play Cricket with Pakistan or lose points: Sethi

Najam Sethi

LAHORE: Chairman, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Najam Sethi has made it clear to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) that they have to play against Pakistan, or otherwise they will lose the ranking points. Addressing a press conference here at the Gaddafi Stadium on Wednesday after the …

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Gwadar to emerge on world map as major trade hub: PM

GWADAR: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi performed the ground breaking of the Rs17 billion East Bay Expressway and directed that the series of development projects for Gwadar be completed on time to ensure that the port emerges on the world map as a major trade hub. Addressing a ceremony here, …

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Nawaz Sharif, Maryam appear before NAB court despite exemption

ISLAMABAD: The Accountability Court resumed hearing of corruption cases against Sharif family today (Wednesday) as the ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam showed up at the court despite the fact they got exemption from personal appearance. In a motorcade of seven vehicles, Nawaz Sharif arrived at the court …

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Robert Mugabe resigns as president of Zimbabwe

HARARE: Robert Mugabe resigned as president of Zimbabwe on Tuesday, swept from power as his 37-year reign of brutality and autocratic control crumbled within days of a military takeover. The bombshell news was delivered by the parliament speaker to a special joint session of the assembly which had convened to impeach …

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NA rejects Opposition’s amendment in Election Act, 2017

SLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Tuesday rejected the private member’s bill seeking amendment in Election Act, 2017 to bar disqualified person from heading a party or giving party office to disqualified member of the Parliament. The bill – the Election (Amendment) Bill, 2017- aimed to amend the Election Act, 2017- …

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CM Shehbaz writes letter to Indian counterpart over smog

Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has written a letter to Capt. (R) Amarinder Singh, the Chief Minister of Indian Punjab. In this letter, Shehbaz Sharif has invited Amarinder Singh to initiate regional cooperation arrangement to tackle the issue of smog as well as environmental pollution and added that let’s …

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PML-N MNAs should hange their heads in shame: Imran

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  ISLAMABAD:  PTI Chairman Imran Khan lashed out at the ruling party’s lawmakers after they joined hands to thwart opposition’s bid to stop Nawaz Sharif, a disqualified person, from becoming the head of his party. The bill was tabled by PPP MNA Naveed Qamar. The House rejected the bill with …

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Accountability Court resumes hearing of assets case against Ishaq Dar

Ishaq Dar

ISLAMABAD: Accountability Court resumed hearing of a case regarding assets beyond known sources of income against Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, who will not appear before the court today as he is abroad, Samaa reported  Tuesday. The prosecution team of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) is also in the courtroom of judge …

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‘Advanced’ cyber attack targets Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: Saudi authorities said Monday they had detected an “advanced” cyber attack targeting the kingdom, in a fresh attempt by hackers to disrupt government computers. The government’s National Cyber Security Centre said the attack involved the use of “Powershell” malware, but it did not comment on the source of the …

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