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Pakistan’s MNNA status in jeopardy


BILL TABLED IN US CONGRESS SEEKING CANCELLATION From Our Correspondent WASHINGTON: Two US lawmakers have introduced a bipartisan bill in Congress, seeking to revoke Pakistan’s status as a major non-Nato ally (MNNA). The movers also argue that since Pakistan has failed to effectively fight terrorism, it no longer deserves US …

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COAS asks other partners to ‘do more’


FIGHT AGAINST TERRORISM  From Our Correspondent RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa during a high-level meeting in Rawalpindi on Saturday called on other stakeholders in the fight against terrorism ? particularly Afghanistan ? to ‘do more’, Inter-Services Public Relations said in a press release yesterday. The army chief’s …

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Qasim Ali Khan mosque body says moon sighted, Eid today


From Our Correspondent PESHAWAR: Contrary to reports that Pakistanis were likely to celebrate Eid on the same day this year, the moon sighting committee of Qasim Ali Khan mosque has announced it has gathered evidence of moon sighting and Eid would be celebrated on Sunday.  Earlier, the TV channels had …

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PM’s son-in-law quizzed by JIT


TEAM WERE GETTING QUESTIONS FROM OUTSIDE: CAPT SAFDAR  From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: Captain (retd) Safdar, son-in-law of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, appeared before the Joint Investigation Team (JIT), formed to probe offshore assets of Sharif family on the directives of Supreme Court’s special bench. Captain Safdar was interrogated by JIT …

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US special envoy to Af-Pak region steps down


NEW YORK: US Special Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan Laurel Miller stepped down yesterday, just as the United States is preparing to send thousands more troops to the region. A senior State Department official told AFP that the acting special representative left the post without a replacement being named. State Department spokeswoman …

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ISIS KPK chief’ among two killed in Peshawar

From Our Correspondent PESHAWAR: Two suspected Islamic State (Daesh) terrorists, including its Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) chief Arif alias Khalil alias Abuzar were killed and five security personnel injured in an exchange of fire in Shahpur village, Peshawar yesterday. Law-enforcement agencies raided the hideout of the terrorists at a flour mill on Dalazak Road …

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Moon sighted; Eid in Saudi Arabia today

RIYADH: Saudi authorities have announced Eidul Fitr would be celebrated in the Kingdom on Sunday (Today). The announcement was made after moon of Islamic month of Shawwal was sighted in different parts of Saudi Arabia. Muslims in Pakistan are likely to celebrate the Eid on Monday as Met Official has …

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Terrorists deserve no mercy: PM


From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has strongly condemned an act of terrorism in Quetta that resulted in loss of innocent lives and injured several others. The Prime Minister directed the authorities at federal and provincial levels to hunt down the perpetrators of this heinous act and bring …

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