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Pakistan beat Sri Lanka in first T20 game

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Pakistan beat Sri Lanka in first T20 game COLOMBO: Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka by 29 runs in the first Twenty20 international in Colombo on Thursday to take the lead in the two-match series. The tourists, who piled up 175-5 after electing to bat, restricted Sri Lanka to 146-7 in the day-night match at the Premadasa stadium. The second match will be played at...


President urges improving quality of healthcare in Islamabad hospitals

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President urges improving quality of healthcare in Islamabad hospitals ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain Thursday urged the authorities concerned to improve the quality of healthcare services in the hospitals of Islamabad. Chairing a high level meeting to review provision of healthcare services in the federal capital here at Aiwan-e-Sadr, the President emphasized to improve standard of hygiene and cleanliness at hospitals for safety of patients....


Taliban elects new leader

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Taliban elects new leader WEB DESK : The Taliban has elected Mullah Akhtar Mansoor as its new leader on Thursday, after  the group confirmed the death of Mullah Omar, Aaj News reported. At Unknown location, shura meeting held and elected Mullah Mansoor as the new leader of the Taliban. Mullah Akhtar Mansoor will be the second leader, the Taliban...


Gurdaspur attack: Pointing fingers without investigation not a healthy trend: FO

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Gurdaspur attack: Pointing fingers without investigation not a healthy trend: FO ISLAMABAD: Rejecting accusations of Indian media of Pakistan’s involvement in Gurdaspur attack, the Foreign Office on Thursday said pointing fingers without investigation was not a healthy trend. “Pakistan itself is a victim of terrorism and it is unfortunate that the Indian media started blaming Pakistan while the operation against attackers was still going on,” the...


Residents from largest slum in capital being evicted

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Residents from largest slum in capital being evicted ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authorities is conducting an operation in I-11, the largest slum settlement in the city, Aaj News reported. The slum spread over 15 to 30 acres has over 10,000 Afghan refugees. Of them 6000 are registered voters, who had been helped form national identity cards during elections, an Aaj News reporter at...


LEJ Chief Malik Ishaq laid to rest

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LEJ Chief Malik Ishaq laid to rest WEB DESK: Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Chief, Malik Ishaq has been laid to rest, Aaj News reported. Bodies of Malik, along with his two sons were tranferred to Rahim Yar Khan, their home town after a post mortem was conducted on their bodies. Bodies of 11 other accomplices were also transported to their hometowns. Dreaded sectarian group leader...


PM Nawaz Sharif visiting flood affected Skardu

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PM Nawaz Sharif visiting flood affected Skardu SKARDU: The Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has reached Skardu to visit the flood affected areas, Aaj News reported. The Prime Minister will distribute relief goods to the vicitims. He will also survey the relief work being conducted by the army. The PM will be briefed about the flood affected regions. During the trip he will...


The flood spectre

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The flood spectre Editorial Almost the entire country is in the grip of intermittent spells of rains. Chitral was the first target of unprecedented rains and flash floods that were mainly caused by a dangerous climate or environmental change. The damage in mountainous terrains and valleys of northern areas was massive: a very large number of bridges and...


Taliban denies; Mullah Omar dead

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Taliban denies; Mullah Omar dead WEB DESK :Leader of the Afghan Taliban Mullah Omar has died, Afghan officials say, but the Afghan Taliban has denied the claims, Aaj News reported. Afghan Taliban spokesman rejected the report as baseless, saying Mullah is “alive”. News of his death was given to top Afghan official in a meeting held today. Meanwhile, BBC claims...


Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar dead say Afghan Officials

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Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar dead say Afghan Officials WEB DESK: Leader of the Aghan Taliban Mullah Omar has died, Afghan officials say, but the Taliban have not yet commented on this yet. News of his death was given to top Afghan official in a meeting held today. Meanwhile, BBC claims in its report that the Afghan Taliban leader had died two to three...


Special Olympics: Pakistan wins gold, silver medals

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Special Olympics: Pakistan wins gold, silver medals by Aruba Adil KARACHI: Two Pakistanis bagged a gold and silver medal in the Special Olympics held in Los Angeles today. Asim Zar won a gold medal in 100 meters freestyle for Aquatics and Aqsa Ahmed Janjua won the silver medal in 50 meters in free style for Aquatics. About 6,500 athletes from 165 countries...


Attackers killed Malik Ishaq: Police

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Attackers killed Malik Ishaq: Police LAHORE: The Punjab police said that Malik Ishaq and his sons were killed by the militants who attacked the convoy, Aaj News reported. So far no reaction has emerged after the death of the anti-Shia Lashkar-e-Jhangvi leader, however, the Punjab police is on high alert. In the capital city of Lahore, police is guarding important...


LEJ Chief Malik Ishaq, two sons killed in police encounter

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LEJ Chief Malik Ishaq, two sons killed in police encounter MUZAFARGARH: Dreaded sectarian group leader Malik Ishaq and his two sons Usman and Haq Nawaz along with 11 others were killed in a police encounter late on Tuesday night, Aaj News reported. At least six policemen were injured in the encounter. They are under treatment at a hospital. Malik and his men were arrested last...


Impediments to bilateralism

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Impediments to bilateralism Editorial Two developments in the realm of Pakistan-India relations grab the attention of people of the sub-continent in particular and the world at large in general: the attack in Indian Punjab’s Gurdaspur district that left 10 people dead, and video clips retrieved from the Indian spy drone that Pakistan army downed earlier this month near...


Karachi operation: MQM team meets Nisar, expresses its reservations

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Karachi operation: MQM team meets Nisar, expresses its reservations KARACHI: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Tuesday assured Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leadership that Sindh Rangers are mainly conducting an operation against criminal and terrorist elements for establishing peace in Karachi. According to the spokesman for Ministry of Interior, Nisar held out this assurance during a meeting with an MQM delegation headed by...


Transaction tax: stay firm but tread with care

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Transaction tax: stay firm but tread with care Editorial Documentation is of utmost importance for enhancing tax base. There should be no compromise on efforts deployed to achieve the goals. This government has a policy of penalizing the undocumented businesses or undocumented transactions through advance taxes, higher sales tax or higher withholding taxes. The idea is to incentivize them to file returns, and...


Gen. Raheel visits Italy’s Army Headquarters

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Gen. Raheel visits Italy’s Army Headquarters RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Raheel Sharif, who is on an official visit to Italy visited Italy’s Army Headquarters on Tuesday and held meetings with Italy’s military leadership. Upon his arrival, the COAS was presented guard of honor by a smartly turned out contingent of Italian Army. According to ISPR here, the COAS...


Pakistan attaches highest significance to its ties with Afghanistan: President

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Pakistan attaches highest significance to its ties with Afghanistan: President ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain Tuesday said Pakistan attaches the highest importance to its relations with Afghanistan and was constructively engaged with the Afghan leadership to rebuild mutual trust and understanding. The President was talking to Ambassador of Afghanistan in Pakistan Janan Mosazai who called on him at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, said a press release. Mamnoon Hussain...


Outgoing Ambassador of Spain pays farewell call on President

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Outgoing Ambassador of Spain pays farewell call on President ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain Tuesday stressed the need for making greater efforts to enhance bilateral trade between Pakistan and Spain through frequent exchange of trade delegations. The President said Pakistan has investor friendly policies and urged Spanish companies to invest in Pakistan in various sectors including energy, education, agriculture and infrastructure. Talking to outgoing ambassador...


The flood in pictures

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The flood in pictures Floods triggered by torrential rains continue to wreak havoc all over Pakistan. They have washed away bridges, roads, houses and cattle in various villages. According to a report, at least 300 houses have been completely destroyed while 200 have been partially damaged in Chitral. 4 Megawatt power house also washed away in the flood. Moreover,...


Flood update: Another landslide in Chitral destroys 25 houses

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Flood update: Another landslide in Chitral destroys 25 houses WEB DESK: A landslide in Green Lasht,  a village in Chitral has destroyed 25 houses, Aaj News reported. Chitral the worst hit region from the floods has seen several landslides from yesterday. Key roads to China have been blocked by a landslide on the Karakoram Highway. Over six bridges have broken down cutting people off...


Moenjo Daro ruins at risk

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Moenjo Daro ruins at risk MOENJODARO: There is danger to to the ancient ruins of Moen jo Daro as rain thrashes the area, Aaj News reported. Rain water has entered the 5000 year old ruins. Torrential rain all over Sindh were also received in the ancient Indus Valley Civilizations. Parts of the ruins are inundated. Moen jo Daro is national...


Economy on a treadmill

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Economy on a treadmill -Editorial Pakistan’s central bank has kept its policy rate unchanged at 6.5 percent, thereby maintaining its accommodative monetary policy stance for the next two months. This ‘wait and see’ attitude is based on some sound reasons. Banks on the other hand are making heavy investment in government papers and trades on the secondary market have...


On the eve of second round

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On the eve of second round -Editorial Even when the second round of peace talks between representatives of Taliban and officials of Afghan government is almost certain and may take place by the end of July the situation on the battlefront remains fluid. Clashes between government troops and Taliban fighters remain a regular affair, periodically punctuated by the US drone strikes....


CM reviews flood situation, protective measures

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CM reviews flood situation, protective measures LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif on Monday reviewed flood situation, protective arrangements and relief activities in south Punjab and issued necessary instructions to Provincial Cabinet Committee on Flood and administrations concerned in this regard. He said that Cabinet Committee on Flood and administrations of concerned districts should complete all protective arrangements in time...


PM directs completion of CPEC projects by end of 2017

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PM directs completion of CPEC projects by end of 2017 ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Monday directed completion of infrastructure projects under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) by end of 2017, by mobilizing resources and completing financial and technical formalities. He was chairing a high level meeting of CPEC to review the progress of infrastructure and energy projects. Federal Minister for Planning...


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