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SBCA chief going on long leave


KDA GETS NEW DG  By S R Khan KARACHI: The Sindh government has appointed a new Director General (DG) of Karachi Development Authority (KDA). According to notification, the Chief Secretary Rizwan Memon has appointed Sami Siddiqui, an officer of Grade 20 as DG KDA in place of Syed Nasir Abbas, …

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3 Israelis killed at West Bank settlement


HAR ADAR: A Palestinian opened fire at Israeli security personnel at the entrance to a West Bank settlement on Tuesday, killing three and wounding another before being shot dead, police said. “A terrorist who arrived at the rear gate of Har Adar along with Palestinian labourers entering the settlement…. pulled …

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Nawaz to appear in NAB court today


SHEHBAZ COMING HOME; NISAR PLEDGES LOYALTY TO OUSTED PM  From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: Deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif will appear before the accountability court today, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Asif Kirmani has confirmed. Speaking to media yesterday following Nawaz Sharif’s arrival here from London, PM’s Special Assistant on Political …

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Hostile agencies trying to destabilise country: Gen Qamar


‘LAW’S ARM TO SOON REACH THOSE SITTING ABROAD AND ABUSING ARMY’  From Our Correspondent MURREE: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited the ancestral village of Shaheed Lieutenant Arsalan Alam yesterday and met with the martyred soldier’s family. Lieutenant Arslan Alam embraced martyrdom when terrorists from across the …

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N Korea says Trump has ‘declared war’


NEW YORK: North Korea’s foreign minister has said President Donald Trump had declared war on North Korea and that Pyongyang reserved the right to take countermeasures, including shooting down US bombers even if they are not in its air space. Ri Yong Ho said a Twitter message by Trump on …

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Trump signs new travel ban


N KOREA, VENEZUELA, CHAD INCLUDED  WASHINGTON DC: President Donald Trump issued a new open-ended travel ban on Sunday that saw North Korea, Venezuela and Chad among a list of eight countries cited for poor security and lack of cooperation with US authorities. The new restrictions replace an expiring 90-day measure …

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‘India mother of terrorism’


PAK REPRESENTATIVE TO UN ASKS WORLD TO STOP INDIA FROM LOC VIOLATIONS  UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan’s Permanent representative to the United Nations Dr Maliha Lodhi said that India is the mother of terrorism in Asia.  She was addressing at the 72nd session of the General Assembly in the United Nations (UN) …

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Per capita health spending below WHO standard

PAKISTAN ECONOMIC SURVEY REVEALS  By Staff Reporter KARACHI: “Health spending in Pakistan is slow but persistently rising. The country is spending 0.5 to 0.8 percent of its GDP on health over the last 10 years. These percentages are less than the WHO bench mark of at least 6 percent of …

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