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Short-range nukes ready


TO COUNTER INDIA’S ‘COLD START’ DOCTRINE, PM ABBASI SAYS NEW YORK: Pakistan has developed short-range nuclear weapons as a counter to the ‘Cold Start’ military doctrine adopted by Indian armed forces, disclosed Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. Addressing an event organised by the Council on Foreign Relations, PM Abbasi, who …

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Anti-Pakistan groups sponsored by India: FO


From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson Nafees Zakariya said yesterday that anti-Pakistan group named Balochistan House is receiving funds from India to spread false propaganda against the state in Geneva. He stressed that Indian PM Narendra Modi himself admitted once that his country funds anti-state activities against Pakistan …

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LHC orders to make Model Town inquiry report public


From Our Correspondent LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) yesterday ordered Punjab government to make Justice Baqar Najafi judicial inquiry report public into Model Town tragedy. Justice Mazahir Ali Akbar Naqvi asked the secretary Punjab government to release the report while deciding a petition filed by families of the victims …

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Dr Qadri demands Shehbaz resignation

PAT WELCOMES LHC DECISION ON NAJAFI REPORT  From Our Correspondent LAHORE: Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) chief Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri yesterday welcomed Lahore High Court’s decision to have the Baqir Najafi report on the Model Town massacre be made public. Addressing a press conference, Tahir-ul-Qadri said that the decision of the high …

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Four killed in gas explosion at Iranian guesthouse

BEIRUT: An explosion at a guesthouse near the Fatima Masumeh shrine in the Iranian city of Qom yesterday left four dead and 15 wounded, most of them Iraqi pilgrims, according to the semi-official Mehr news agency. The explosion was caused by a pilgrim mishandling a leaking cooking gas canister, Mehr …

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Indian journalist beaten to death during violent clashes

AGARTALA: A reporter covering political unrest in India’s northeast was beaten to death during violent clashes, officials said on Thursday, two weeks after the high-profile murder of another prominent journalist. Shantanu Bhowmick was set upon with sticks as he reported on violence on Wednesday between warring political factions and police …

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Pakistan must crush militant hideouts: Ghani


NEW YORK: Abolishing militant hideouts in Pakistan is critical to establishing peace in neighbouring Afghanistan, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Thursday before meeting United States (US) President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). Neither Trump nor Ghani mentioned Pakistan when they appeared publicly …

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China bans anti-Islam words on social media

BEIJING: Chinese authorities have blocked anti-Islam terms invented by Chinese internet users to stigmatize Muslims on Chinese social media. Searches for “green religion” and “peaceful religion”, often used by Internet users to refer to Islam and to circumvent censorship of inappropriate online speech, showed no results on China’s Weibo microblog, …

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Trump signs new order to widen sanctions against N Korea

NEW YROK: US President Donald Trump has signed a new order that boosts sanctions against North Korea over its nuclear weapons programme. The US treasury has been authorised to target firms and financial institutions conducting business with the North. The president also said China’s Central Bank had instructed other Chinese …

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