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11 IHK youth martyred


ANTI-INDIA PROTESTS ERRUPT AFTER HIZBUL MUJAHIDEEN COMMANDER KILLED  NC Monitoring Desk SRINAGAR: The Indian security forces martyred a top Hizbul Mujahideen Commander, Sabzar Ahmed Butt and his two comrades after taking them in custody from Saimoh area. 8 other young Kashmiris were martyred in Baramulla and Pulwama districts of occupied …

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Clerics declare suicide attacks ‘Haram’


31 SCHOLARS SUPPORT OPERATION ZARB-E-AZB, RADD-UL-FASAAD ISLAMABAD: Religious scholars from all schools of thought yesterday unanimously issued a fatwa (religious decree) that declared suicide attacks, armed insurgency against a state and use of force in the name of imposing Shariah as ‘Haram’ or forbidden in Islam. The fatwa carrying signatures …

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Govt to improve governance: PM


From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says the government is determined to bring positive reforms in governance despite opposition from various segments. He was addressing a meeting of the PML (N) parliamentary party in Islamabad yesterday. The Prime Minister said the government is accountable to the people of …

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26 Coptic Christians killed


GUNMEN SPRAY BUS WITH BULLETS  CAIRO: Masked gunmen attacked a bus carrying Coptic Christians on a visit to a monastery south of the Egyptian capital yesterday, killing at least 26 people, officials said. The assailants sprayed the bus with bullets heading for Saint Samuel monastery in Minya province before fleeing, …

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Political rivals to fail in their motives: PM


COMPLETION OF SAHIWAL PROJECT IN 22 MONTHS AN ACHIEVEMENT  From Our Correspondent SAHIWAL: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has held completion of a unit of Sahiwal coal power project in 22 months of time window, an achievement. The premier addressed a gathering yesterday after inaugurating a unit of the project and …

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GDP growth target missed


ECONOMIC SURVEY LAUNCHED; ECONOMY GREW BY 5.28 PC NOT 5.7 PC  From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar launched the Economic Survey yesterday unveiling that the GDP growth target along with many economic goals were not met. He announced that Pakistan’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) had grown 5.28pc …

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Parliamentary panel irked over govt’s response


KULBHUSHAN JADHAV’S CASE IN ICJ  From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: The Parliamentary Panel on National Security has expressed dissatisfaction over the government’s response on Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case at the ICJ and sought more information about its strategy to defend the case at the next hearing. The committee met yesterday …

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Pak-India war tension escalates


PAF READY TO TACKLE INDIAN MISADVENTURE: AIR CHIEF SOHAIL AMAN From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: Tension between Pakistan and India escalated yesterday with Islamabad activating all forward bases in response to purported India “threats” and PAF fighter jets flying over the Siachen glacier, a claim New Delhi has dismissed.  The fresh …

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