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  • ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain decorating Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, Chief of the Naval Staff with Nishan-e-Imtiaz (Military) at the Aiwan-e-Sadr here yesterday.

Unnamed US officials booked over drone strike

QUETTA: Pakistani officials has registered a case against unnamed US officials for the drone attack that killed Taliban leader Mullah Mansour and a taxi driver earlier this month. The FIR was lodged at Levies Police Station, Mal Noshki in Balochistan, some 30 kilometers from the site of the drone attack …

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US Senate openly supporting Balkanization of Pakistan

Ex-servicemen concerned  From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Ex-servicemen Association (PESA) has observed that rejection of financial support by US Senate for purchase of eight F-16 aircraft is no doubt regretful but more dangerous is the clause that requires certification from US government that force is not being used against …

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MQM announces 6-day sit-ins

Arrests of party workers  By Staff Reporter KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement has announced six-day sit-in protests throughout the Sindh against arbitrarily arrests of workers, especially former Sector In-charge Hyderabad Zone Nadeem Qazi and others. In a statement yesterday, the MQM Coordination Committee said that Nadeem Qazi and others had been …

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DNA test confirms Mansour’s killing in drone attack

From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: A spokesman of the Ministry of Interior yesterday said it had been confirmed through the DNA test that the second person killed in the drone attack in Balochistan was Afghan Taliban leader chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour. The spokesman, in a statement here, said the identification was …

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Terror bid foiled in KPK: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: The security forces averted a ‘terrorist attempt’ by arresting two suspected militants in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said yesterday. According to the ISPR, the arrests were made during a search operation in the villages of Karebaioghi and Charangada near Mansehra. A 20kg improvised explosive device, 47 hand …

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Ashraf Ghani wishes for Nawaz’s early recovery

KABUL: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has extended best wishes for early recovery of PM Nawaz Sharif who is in London for heart surgery. He expressed best wishes to Nawaz Sharif and his family hoping speedy recovery. “I would like to send my best wishes to PM Nawaz Sharif and his …

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Army ready to tackle any threat

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COAS GENERAL RAHEEL REITERATES STANCE TO UPROOT TERRORISM From Our Correspondent LAHORE: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif has stated that the curse of terrorism shall be uprooted from the country, adding that success in Operation Zarb-e-Azb has been achieved with the help of the entire nation. Addressing …

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Uplift budget cut by Rs87bln

Govt concedes to IMF dictation From Our Correspondent KARACHI: The government budging to the constant pressure by the International Monetary Fund has agreed on reducing its development budget by 12.5% (approximately Rs 87 billion). The sources privy to the meeting that was held recently between the government and the IMF …

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