PM tasked to forge consensus on Fata reforms bill

PM tasked to forge consensus on Fata reforms bill

LAHORE: A day after ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif nominated his brother Punjab Cheif Minister Shahbaz Sharif as the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) candidate for prime minister  in the upcoming general election, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi visited the former PM at his Jati Umra residence on Thursday and discussed the...

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Catalan separatists win absolute parliamentary majority

Catalan separatists win absolute parliamentary majority

Catalan separatists won a crucial snap poll Thursday, plunging their region into further uncertainty after a failed independence bid rattled Europe and triggered Spain’s worst political crisis in decades. With turnout at a record high and 99.9 per cent of the ballots counted, the election handed a mandate back to...

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India’s visa politics

India’s visa politics

THE faux magnanimity that Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj exudes on Twitter in responses to request from pakistan for visas suggests that there is more to the picture than meets the eye. In reply to a parliamentary question, Indian Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju has confirmed what many...

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Four ‘terrorists’ killed in Balochistan sanitisation operations: ISPR

Four ‘terrorists’ killed in Balochistan sanitisation operations: ISPR

The Frontier Corps (FC) on Friday conducted a sanitisation operation in Balochistan’s Sibbi area, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a press release.The operation was conducted to cleanse the mountainous region of the presence of terrorists. According to the ISPR, two terrorists who were involved in threatening locals, were...

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Nine foreigners among Melbourne car attack injured

Nine foreigners among Melbourne car attack injured

A man who mowed down pedestrians with his car in Melbourne attributed his actions to “perceived mistreatment of Muslims”, Australia said on Friday, with nine foreigners among the injured. Nineteen people were rushed to hospital, and three remain critical, after the Australian-Afghan driver ploughed through a busy downtown intersection on...

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In surprise visit to Kabul, Pence warns Pakistan against offering safe havens to terrorists

In surprise visit to Kabul, Pence warns Pakistan against offering safe havens to terrorists

United States Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday arrived in Afghanistan on a surprise visit during which he met with Afghan leaders in Kabul and addressed US troops at the Bagram airfield, becoming the most senior Trump administration official to visit the men and women fighting America’s longest-ever war. Addressing...

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Top 5 breakthrough in science and technology in 2017

Top 5 breakthrough in science and technology in 2017

The technologies making waves in 2017 include brain implants and quantum computers. Here is  the list of top 5 technologies: Self-driving trucks      We’ve heard lots about self-driving cars – but trucks? One idea is for these future trucks to drive autonomously on long highway stretches when drivers might...

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Modi Ji, thank you for ending my has-been status

Modi Ji, thank you for ending my has-been status

Spokespersons for the Bhara­tiya Janata Party have been asserting on TV screens that I should have taken the government’s permission before hosting an old Pakistani friend of mine to dinner. Why should I seek anyone’s permission to host a dinner party — even if that friend is a Pakistani? Why...

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Sattar seeks compensation for properties razed by KDA on court orders

Sattar seeks compensation for properties razed by KDA on court orders

KARACHI: As the Karachi Development Authority (KDA) continued its anti-encroachment operation and demolition of multistorey structures in line with Supreme Court orders, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) on Thursday came up with its reaction and called the civic body’s action “politically motivated”, demanding the government compensate those “affectees” who...

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NAB summons invites wrath of Kamal

NAB summons invites wrath of Kamal

KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday summoned Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) chief Mustafa Kamal for allegedly selling plots of land illegally during his tenure as the city mayor. However, the move elicited a furious reaction from the tough-talking politician. Talking to reporters after meeting NAB officials, he said...

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