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70 int’l NGOs allowed to work


UNDER GOVT’S NEW REGISTRATION POLICY FRAMEWORK  From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: Seventy International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs) have been granted approval to work under the new registration policy framework. Federal Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan disclosed this while chairing a high level meeting in Islamabad yesterday. The interior minister asked the …

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Kaira accuses government of pre-poll rigging


From Our Correspondent LAHORE: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Punjab President Qamar-uz-Zaman Kaira yesterday accused government of pre-poll rigging. Qamar-uz-Zaman was talking to media at PPP leader Manzoor Wattoo’s home in Lahore. Kaira said that federal government is announcing new projects despite the fact that it does not have money to …

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Bannu jail breaker hanged in Kohat


KOHAT: A “hardcore terrorist”, involved in various terror activities including Bannu jailbreak, was hanged at district jail Kohat yesterday after being sentenced to death by a military court, a statement issued by Inter-Services Public Relations said. Tahir Shah, the hanged terrorist, was a prominent member of the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), …

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No diplomatic immunity to Haqqani in Pakistan: FO


From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office (FO) Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria yesterday said no ambassador has diplomatic immunity in his home country, and that Hussain Haqqani is no exception to that rule. Refusing to answer further questions on Haqqani at the FO’s weekly briefing, the spokesman said: “The country’s visa policy …

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Pakistan joins Saudi military alliance: FO


From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria yesterday said that Pakistan has joined the Saudi-led Islamic Military Alliance and this development has taken place after an agreement on ‘Terms of Reference’. The spokesperson said he has no knowledge of contacts between Saudi government and former army chief Raheel …

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Country comes first: Gen Bajwa


From Our Correspondent RAWALPINDI: Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa yesterday said army would continue to contribute towards national security during his visit to Baloch Regimental Center in Abottabad, said a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). According to the ISPR, the army chief reiterated …

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India’s ‘state-sponsored terrorism’ issue be raised at UN


AJK PM ON ATROCITIES IN HELD-KASHMIR  MUZAFFARABAD Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider yesterday called for the government to raise India’s ‘state sponsored terrorism’ in held Kashmir in the UN Security Council. “Across the world, even the oppressors cannot go beyond a certain limit in use …

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Russian Military delegation visits Waziristan


ISLAMABAD-MOSCOW COME CLOSER From Our Correspondent RAWALPINDI: A Russian military delegation, accompanied by senior officers of the Pakistan Army, visited Miran Shah in North Waziristan Agency and Wanna in South Waziristan Agency, said a statement by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). The delegation of the Russian army, the first ever …

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China’s Xi to meet Trump in Florida next week


BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping will travel to the United States to meet President Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago retreat in Florida on April 6-7, China’s Foreign Ministry said yesterday, its first official confirmation of the highly anticipated summit. It will be Xi’s first meeting with Trump, whose presidency began …

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