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  • LAHORE: World-XI cricket team players waving to the spectators while enjoying a ride on traditional tri-cycle rickshaw before the start of first Twenty20 match of the Independence Cup 2017 here yesterday.

Trump threatens to destroy N Korea


HINTS AT QUITTING IRAN NUCLEAR AGREEMENT IN SPEECH AT UNGA  NEW YORK: US President Donald Trump dispensed with diplomacy at the United Nations, vowing in his maiden speech to the General Assembly that the United States “will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea” if it is forced …

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‘PM should not meet US VP’


TRUMP’S REFUSAL FOR MEETING DEGRADES PAKISTAN: CHAIRMAN SENATE From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani has termed United States President Donald Trump’s refusal to meet Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in New York over the pretext of being busy as “degrading” to Pakistan. PM Abbasi is likely to meet …

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3 soldiers wounded in Kurram blast


PARACHINAR: Three security personnel were wounded when a security convoy’s vehicle ran over a roadside landmine in Khoidad Khel village of Kurram Agency yesterday. Political administration said that security forces were heading for an intelligence-based operation when the landmine exploded. Three soldiers, including a driver, were seriously wounded. Two vehicles …

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MQM wants NFC award on district population basis


BILL PRESENTED IN NA  From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) moved a bill in the National Assembly yesterday seeking the distribution of the National Finance Commission (NFC) award between districts on the basis of their respective populations. At present, provincial governments hold the authority to distribute the …

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3 security men among 5 killed in Sukkur factory blast


From Our Correspondent SUKKUR: At least five people were killed in an explosion at a cement factory in Sukkur yesterday. DIG Sukkur Feroze Shah said that the two members of the Bomb Disposal Squad, a Rangers official and a labourer embraced martyrdom, while defusing explosives at the factory. The deceased …

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Abbasi, Erdogan agree on reviving trilateral process for Afghan peace


From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi met Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday on the sidelines of the UNGA session here yesterday. The two leaders exchanged in-depth views to strengthen bilateral relations. They also reviewed regional peace and security situation, According to an official statement They agreed …

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NAB court summons Sharifs again after no-show


From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: An accountability Court has again issued summons against Sharif family members for September 26, after they failed to appear before court yesterday for hearing in three NAB references against them. AC Judge Muhammad Bashir picked three references for hearing filed by NAB against former PM Nawaz Sharif, …

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Two BLA commanders killed in Dera Bugti


From Our Correspondent QUETTA: At least two insurgent commanders were killed in Dera Bugti, Balochistan as Frontier Corps (FC) raided their hideouts in an operation on Tuesday. The militants were identified as Thango and Kaleri who were said to be most wanted by the law enforcers. The paramilitary force also …

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