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Flush illegal Afghans out


ASIF ZARDARI DIRECTS SINDH CM MURAD  By Staff Reporter KARACHI: Former president and Pakistan People’s Party Parliamentarians chief Asif Ali Zardari has asked Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah to make efforts to expel illegal Afghan nationals and improve security arrangements across the province. While attending a high-level meeting at …

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Hearing in Dr Asim case put off till 25th


By Nasir Mahmood KARACHI: The Accountability Court adjourned the hearing in NAB reference No.19/2016 (JJVL case) against former petroleum minister Dr Asim Hussain and others to 25th February yesterday. Due to illness of defence lawyer Anwer Mansoor Khan, Dr Asim was not brought to the court. Other accused SSGC ex-MD …

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Kabul assures action against ‘terrorist sanctuaries’


AFGHANISTAN’S AMBASSADOR CALLS ON PM’S ADVISOR ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS  From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: Afghanistan has agreed to address Pakistan’s concerns over the presence of ‘terrorist sanctuaries’ across the border, a development that may pave the way for de-escalation of tensions between the two neighbours, officials said on Monday. The assurance was …

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Pak moves heavy artillery towards Afghan border


HUNDREDS OF RESIDENTS FLEE COMBAT ZONE From Our Correspondent PESHAWAR: Pakistan Army has beefed up security along with Pak-Afghan border in Chaman and Torkham districts in a bid to stem illegal border movement. The army has also moved heavy artillery to the Afghan border. The latest development comes in the …

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Four TTP militants killed in Tank raid


From Our Correspondent TANK: Security forces have killed four Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) commanders in an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in Frontier Region Tank, a tribal area bordering Tank district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KPK). According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), army troops conducted an IBO in Ping area of FR Tank against Asmatullah …

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Women named to head Saudi bourse, major bank


NC Monitoring Desk RIYADH: Women have been named to head Saudi Arabia’s stock exchange and a major bank, the institutions announced, despite the kingdom’s social restrictions on females. Samba Financial Group on Sunday said Rania Mahmoud Nashar had begun work as chief executive officer. The announcement came three days after …

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Islamabad, Kabul to fight terrorism ‘together’: COAS


From Our Correspondent RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that Pakistan and Afghanistan will fight their “common enemy” of terrorism together, a statement issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. Chairing a high-level security meeting at the General Headquarters (GHQ),yesterday, he said enhanced security measures …

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Finally Rangers called in Punjab


CHIEF MINISTER SHEHBAZ CHAIRS HIGH-LEVEL SECURITY HUDDLE  From Our Correspondent LAHORE: Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has announced that the Punjab province will seek the assistance of Rangers for countering terrorism. The decision was taken in a meeting of an apex committee, chaired by the Chief Minister yesterday. The procedure to utilise the …

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15 terrorists killed in Kurram Agency


INFILTRATION BID FOILED  KURRAM: Fifteen suspected militants allegedly attempting to enter Pakistan from Afghanistan were killed in a clash with security officials in Kurram Agency yesterday. The militants who tried to enter Pakistan via Khyber Agency were surrounded by security forces and an exchange of fire ensued, security officials said. …

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