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No top representation from Kabul in summit


ISLAMABAD: Afghanis­tan has refused to send high-level representation in the Economic Cooperation Orga­nisation’s (ECO) summit being hosted by Pakistan as tensions between the two countries over terror sanctuaries remain unresolved. Neither Afghan President Ashraf Ghani nor Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah would be attending the event. Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani would …

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NA panel cautions govt over CPEC use by Chinese trucks


ISLAMABAD: A parliamentary committee on Monday warned the government against the Nato supplies-like deal for allowing Chinese trucks to ply the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). “We are giving roads, land and the entire route to Chinese trucks as they were utilised by Nato (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation), but on what …

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Stop ‘racial profiling’ of Pashtuns


HRCP CENSURES PUNJAB GOVT OFFICIALS  From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: The shun Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has flayed Punjab government officials for the “apparent racial profiling” and “stereotyping” of Pashtuns in the province as authorities step up a crackdown against militancy after a recent surge in terror attacks across …

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‘Sufism first line of defence against terror’


BILAWAL OPENS LONGEST BRIDGE ON RIVER INDUS  From Our Correspondent THATTA: PPP Chairmain Bilawal Bhutto Zardari hassaid that Sufism is the country’s first line of defence against terrorism. He was addressing the inaugural session of the Jhirk Mullan Katyar bridge that connects Tando Mohammad Khan to Thatta. “Our first line of …

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ATC issues non-bailable warrants for MQM founder


From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: An anti-terrorism court here has issued three non-bailable warrants for the founder of MQM. The court during a hearing against the hate speeches of the MQM founder against the armed forces issued these warrants in three cases. The court also ordered the law enforcement agencies for …

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Census to be carried out professionally: Dar


From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has said that national census would be carried out professionally with complete coordination among departments concerned. Chairing a meeting to review preparations for the upcoming housing and population census here yesterday, Dar said timelines should be observed for all the census activities. …

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Senior Taliban commander killed in Afghan­istan


NC Monitoring Desk KABUL: After having been declared dead several times in the past, a senior Taliban commander has been killed in an air strike in northern Afghanistan, officials of the militant group confirmed yesterday. Mullah Abdul Salam Akhund, who commanded Taliban forces in Kunduz, was one of three fighters …

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