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Erdogan says Gulen a pawn backed by a ‘mastermind’


ISTANBUL/ANKARA: The US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen blamed by Turkey for orchestrating a failed coup this month is a pawn backed by a “mastermind”, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday, hinting that greater powers were behind the attempted putsch. Erdogan often refers to a “mastermind” in his speeches, a reference …

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Seven suspected TTP, LJ militants killed near Sheikhupura


LAHORE: Seven ‘militants’ suspected of involvement in the banned Lashkar-i-Jhangvi (LJ) and the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) were killed during an alleged exchange of fire with police personnel in Sheikhupura on Sunday. A Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) Punjab spokesman said Sheikhupura police “received information from a credible source that nine to …

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PCB’s selection camp starts from August 1

By Sports Reporter KARACHI: National Selection Committee, headed by Chief Selector Inzamam ul Haq, has shortlisted 31 players for the three-week NCA High Performance Camp, which will be held at National Cricket Academy in Lahore from August 1. The players have been directed to report at NCA on Sunday evening, …

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