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Punjab usurping Sindh’s gas


CM MURAD WRITES LETTER TO PM NAWAZ  By Staff Reporter KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has written a letter to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif alleging that Punjab is usurping Sindh’s share of gas. The letter mentions a widely circulated news report which states that the federal government has relaxed a …

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No entry of spies now as diplomats


MINISTRY STRICTLY CHECKING VISA APPLICATIONS: NISAR  From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar has said that agents from foreign intelligence agencies cannot enter the country under the cover of diplomatic assignments. Addressing a press conference here yesterday, the minister said that the interior ministry was thoroughly checking and verifying …

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Iran signs various deals with new friend Russia


MOSCOW: Russia signed yesteday a string of bilateral agreements with Iran as President Vladimir Putin hosted his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani for his first official visit to Moscow.  The meeting between Putin and Rouhani, who have grown closer through their mutual support of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, mostly focused on …

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Zardari to set up political front against government


From Our Correspondent LAHORE: Co-Chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari has decided to set up a political front against the government and said his party would become fully active in politics once Panama Leaks case verdict was announced. According to details, the former president after consultation with the …

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4 more civilians martyred in IHK


PROTESTS AGAINST INDIAN RULE  NC Monitoring Desk HELD SRINAGAR: Four civilians, including two boys, were martyred while dozens others were injured in firing by Indian troops in Chadoora area of Budgam district in occupied Kashmir yesterday. According to Kashmiri media, the two boys, identified as Zahid Rashid and Saqib Ahmad, …

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Five bodies found in river near Attock

From Our Correspondent ATTOCK: A rower yesterday found five bodies floating in Indus River, some 25 kilometers from Attock city. The elderly man said that two of the bodies were stuffed in gunny bags and were recovered from the river with the help of locals. Sub-inspector Saddar Police Station, Attock …

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Arab leaders set to oppose Trump Mideast policy shifts


SWEIMEH: A draft statement to be put to an Arab summit Wednesday opposes plans by President Donald Trump to move Washington’s embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and consider alternatives to a Palestinian state. The draft, which was drawn up by the Palestinian delegation, was approved by Arab foreign ministers at …

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Panama case verdict likely next Monday


From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: Rescheduling of a hearing before the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) on Monday points towards the much-awaited judgment in the Panama Papers case to be announced anytime next Monday. The five-member larger bench of the Supreme Court hearing the case of Panama Papers had concluded hearing on …

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Better prepared for war than ever before: COAS


From Our Correspondent RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa believes that the experience gained by Pakistan in the war against terror has been invaluable. The army chief said that the armed forces had become battle hardened by the fight against terror which has made them well prepared for …

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