Ahsan Iqbal reminds Trump of Soviet-Afghan War, calls it the root cause of modern conflict

Ahsan Iqbal reminds Trump of Soviet-Afghan War, calls it the root cause of modern conflict

Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Wednesday lashed out at the incumbent US administration, saying that no one has the right to label Pakistan a ‘liar’ given its sizable contribution to the so-called ‘War on Terror’. In a strongly-worded speech, he also reminded US President Donald Trump how the region’s terrorism-marred...

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Foreign CNG cylinder manufacturers to visit Pakistan this month

Foreign CNG cylinder manufacturers to visit Pakistan this month

KARACHI: Domestic and foreign industrialists and traders associated with compressed natural gas (CNG) and allied industries have started reorganising their businesses in Pakistan after a surge in the price of petrol – a rival of CNG – to a three-year high. The petrol price has been increasing over the past six...

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How Facebook could stop a disease outbreak

How Facebook could stop a disease outbreak

Facebook accounts and telephone records can be used to pinpoint the best individuals to vaccinate to stop a disease outbreak in its tracks, researchers said Wednesday. Such people would be “central” in their social networks, and thus likelier to spread disease-causing germs from one group to another. Assuming there is...

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APTMA seeks policy for revival of industry

APTMA seeks policy for revival of industry

LAHORE: All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (Aptma) Chairman Aamir Fayyaz has urged the government to announce and lay down the implementation mechanism for the agreed long-term policy for the revival and growth of the textile industry. “An early announcement of the policy will help reverse trade account deficit and thereby contribute...

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US threats will not work on us: Nawaz

US threats will not work on us: Nawaz

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in a press conference on Wednesday asserted that the PML-N government does not care for United States (US) threats to cut funding to Islamabad in the war against terrorism. “We should not be taunted ,” he said, speaking to reporters in Islamabad. “I...

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Sarish Khan kicks off 2018 with this initiative to tackle human trafficking

Sarish Khan kicks off 2018 with this initiative to tackle human trafficking

“I expect support from the Pakistani community, particularly from the government and entertainment industry,” she said  Sarish Khan’s plans for the new year are all about tackling social issues, and her first initiative is targetted towards alleviating human trafficking. The Pakistani-American model has launched WeModelUSA with her business partner Patricia Watts. WeModelUSA...

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Muslim man in India beaten to death for asking group to turn off New Year music

Muslim man in India beaten to death for asking group to turn off New Year music

A Muslim man living near the Indian city of Ranchi was beaten to death by a group on New Year’s Day after he allegedly asked them to turn off the loud music they were playing in close proximity of a graveyard, the BBC reported on Tuesday. A senior police officer told the BBC that 19-year-old...

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Faizabad protest was an attack on Muslims by Muslims, says SC

Faizabad protest was an attack on Muslims by Muslims, says SC

The Supreme Court on Wednesday resumed hearing the suo motu case on disturbance to public life due to the Faizabad protests, observing that the sit-in staged by the Tehreek-i-Labaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLY) was an “attack on Muslims by Muslims”. A two-member bench of the apex court, comprising Justice Mushir Alam...

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Pak acting against JuD, Hafiz Saeed under Raddul Fasaad, not US pressure: defence minister

Pak acting against JuD, Hafiz Saeed under Raddul Fasaad, not US pressure: defence minister

Defence Minister Khurram Dastagir on Wednesday rejected the notion that Pakistan has acted against Jamaatud Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed due to pressure from the United States, saying that all action against the JuD falls under the ambit of Operation Raddul Fasaad. Dastagir, in an interview with BBC Urdu, said that although...

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Pakistan can review cooperation with US if it is not appreciated, says Maleeha Lodhi

Pakistan can review cooperation with US if it is not appreciated, says Maleeha Lodhi

Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Maleeha Lodhi condemned the United States (US) administration’s aggressive remarks against Pakistan and said that Islamabad could “review its cooperation if it is not appreciated”. Referring to US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley’s comments a day earlier where she had accused Pakistan...

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