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Nuclear rivals Pakistan and India hold first talks in a year

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Nuclear rivals Pakistan and India hold first talks in a year ISLAMABAD:  Pakistan and India held their first high-level talks for nearly a year on Tuesday, with a senior Indian diplomat hailing the meeting in Islamabad as “positive and constructive”. Indian Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar is visiting Pakistan for the first senior-level dialogue between the nuclear-armed rivals since their prime ministers met in New Delhi last...


Cell phone, camera won’t be allowed during Senate elections: ECP

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Cell phone, camera won’t be allowed during Senate elections: ECP ISLAMABAD: The election commission of Pakistan has made the decision that all the members of the National and provincial assemblies will not be allowed having cell phones, cameras or any any electronic device that can take a picture during senate elections, Aaj News reported. In order to protect the sanctity of the secret ballot from taking...


Stuck Pakistani passengers return home from New Delhi

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Stuck Pakistani passengers return home from New Delhi ISLAMABAD: Over 200 Pakistani passengers who were stuck in New Delhi after their flight was struck by lightning forcing the aircraft to land, finally returned home on Tuesday. According to the reports, the passengers arrived in Lahore a little after noon today. Their ordeal began when pilots of Gulf Air flight GF-766 were forced to...


Pakistan-India Diplomacy

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Pakistan-India Diplomacy Islamabad, PAKISTAN : Indian Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyan Jaishankar (L) arrives with Pakistani counterpart Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry at the Foreign Ministry in Islamabad on March 3, 2015. A top Indian diplomat arrived in Pakistan on March 3 for the first high-level visit since perennially fraught ties between the two neighbours soured further in 2014....


PPP wants elimination of rigging, Rehman Malik

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PPP wants elimination of rigging, Rehman Malik ISLAMABAD: Former Interior Minister and the member of Pakistan People’s Party Rehman Malik said, his party was antagonistic towards horse-trading and rigging, Aaj News reported. Talking to the media, Malik said, “Lota-cracy” is also related to the horse-trading. Complaints of rigging deserve to be eliminated, he added. Meanwhile, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) and government row agreed...


Building collapses in Wah Cantt, kills 7

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Building collapses in Wah Cantt, kills 7 LAHORE: As many as seven people were killed and five others got injured when the roof of a two-storey building collapsed in Wah Cantonment late on Monday night, Aaj News reported. According to the reports, seven bodies were taken out of the rubble. The dead included four children, two women and a man. However, five...


2-day visit: Indian Foreign Secretary arrives in Pakistan

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2-day visit: Indian Foreign Secretary arrives in Pakistan ISLAMABAD: Indian Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar arrived in Pakistan on Tuesday for a two-day visit. The Indian High Commission as well as senior officials of the Foreign Ministry welcomed him in Islamabad. To discuss bilateral relations and regional issues, Jaishankar will meet his Pakistani counterpart Aizaz Chaudhry. According to the Foreign Ministry, Kashmir, Siachen, and...


Nisar takes strong notice of news about 23rd March parade security

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Nisar takes strong notice of news about 23rd March parade security ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Monday expressed displeasure over Islamabad Police for linking the seizure of weapons during search operation to the 23rd March parade. According to spokesperson of the ministry of interior, the minister took strong notice of a news item about the security of 23rd March parade,...


Senate passes bill against custodial torture, death

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Senate passes bill against custodial torture, death ISLAMABAD: The Senate on Monday unanimously passed a private member bill proposing imprisonment and fine against perpetrators of torture in custody and custodial rapes and death. The House by adopting the bill moved by Senator Farhatullah Babar fulfilled the requirement of the UN Convention on Torture signed by Pakistan in 2008 and ratified in 2010...


Gas leakage explosion in Quetta kills three

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Gas leakage explosion in Quetta kills three QUETTA: As many as three people including two children died due to a gas leakage explosion in a house in Quetta’s Mariabad area on Monday, Aaj News reported. As a result of the blast, the roof of the house collapsed which killed two children and a woman, while three children were injured as well. Soon...


King Salman presents King Faisal International Prize for Service to Islam in Riyadh.

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King Salman presents King Faisal International Prize for Service to Islam in Riyadh. Riyadh, SAUDI ARABIA: A handout picture released by the King Faisal Foundation on March 1, 2015 shows Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz (L) presenting Zakir Naik, president of the Islamic Research Foundation in India, with the 2015 King Faisal International Prize for Service to Islam in Riyadh. Naik was honoured for being one of...


Indian Foreign Secretary to arrive Pakistan on Tuesday

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Indian Foreign Secretary to arrive Pakistan on Tuesday ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and India will resume the installed process of dialogue here on March 3 when the Indian Foreign Secretary Jaishankar will arrive here on two day visit to Islamabad. Pakistan expects that all matters would on the table for discussion including Jammu & Kashmir dispute, Siachin, water issues, confidence building measures, people to people...


Kerry to meet Russia’s Lavrov for talks on Ukraine crisis

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Kerry to meet Russia’s Lavrov for talks on Ukraine crisis KIEV: Secretary of State John Kerry will meet his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Geneva for talks on the Ukraine crisis Monday, less than a week after accusing Moscow of lying to his face over the conflict. High stakes talks between Kiev and Moscow are also set to get under way Monday aimed at resolving...


Pakistan cricket team most searched team during World Cup

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Pakistan cricket team most searched team during World Cup ISLAMABAD: Pakistan have topped the chart of most searched teams playing in the ongoing ICC World Cup despite, a latest study by global online giant Google said. The study said that despite two humiliating defeats against India and the West Indies, Pakistan team continued to dominate search influence and remained the most searched team in...


Imran, Zardari make telephonic contact

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Imran, Zardari make telephonic contact KARACHI: To discuss upcoming Senate election, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan telephoned former president Asif Ali Zardari  on Sunday, said PPP leader Farhatullah Khan Babar. According to the reports, to discuss Senate election, 22nd amendment and overall political situation, Imran and Zardari made telephonic contact. He said that the former president also talked to Jamaat-e-Islami...


Sindh Govt, armed forces on same pitch: Sharjeel

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Sindh Govt, armed forces on same pitch: Sharjeel KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Information and Local Bodies Sharjeel Inam Memon has said that there is no difference between the Sindh government and the armed forces, both are on same pitch, working together against terrorism and for promotion of democracy. He also ruled out imposition of Governor Rule in Sindh and termed the rumours in...


MQM shows concern over late payment of salaries in PSM

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MQM shows concern over late payment of salaries in PSM KARACH: The Coordination Committee of Muttahida Quami Movement has expressed concerns over the non-payment of salaries to employees for the last few months in Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM). In a statement issued here on Sunday, the committee said that the employees of PSM are facing hardship due to late payment of their salaries. It called...


Cricket: Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 20 runs in World Cup

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Cricket: Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 20 runs in World Cup BRISBANE, Australia: Pakistan defeated Zimbabwe by 20 runs to claim their first win of the World Cup on Sunday and so keep their campaign alive. Chasing 236 to win, Zimbabwe were dismissed for 215 with Pakistan left-arm seamers Mohammad Irfan and Wahab Riaz taking four wickets apiece at Brisbane’s Gabba ground. Brendan Taylor top-scored for...


Shahbaz hints at over 1,000MW from LNG source

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Shahbaz hints at over 1,000MW from LNG source LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif here Saturday said the provincial government decided to set up LNG (Liquified Natural Gas) power plant near Sheikhupura that would generate more than 1000 megawatt of electricity. He was chairing a high-level meeting to review the progress on energy projects in the province. Federal Minister for Water &...


PM directs for transporting body of late singer Sadiq Faqir

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 28th February 2015

PM directs for transporting body of late singer Sadiq Faqir ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has directed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to take immediate steps for transporting body of late Sindhi folk singer, Sadiq Faqir to Pakistan. The late singer passed away while performing Umrah a couple of days back, said a press release on Saturday. The Prime Minister also directed Pakistan’s ambassador...


Palestinian killed in blast near ruined Gaza airport

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 28th February 2015

Palestinian killed in blast near ruined Gaza airport GAZA CITY:  A young Palestinian was killed and his brother seriously wounded in an explosion on Saturday near the Gaza Strip’s abandoned airport, the health ministry said. “Naji Khaled Abu Sabla, 21, was killed and his brother Akram, 18, seriously wounded in the face and stomach when an unidentified device blew up in the area...


Transformational change needed for progress: Ahsan Iqbal

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 28th February 2015

Transformational change needed for progress: Ahsan Iqbal LAHORE: Federal Minister for Planning,Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal has said that reforms are like oxygen for those countries which want development. Addressing the workshop on “Uplifting Public Sector and Civil Services Performance to New heights” at 90- Shahrah-e-Quaid-i-Azam here on Saturday, he said that administrative structure needed new inception as we were in the...


Ban on Sindh police transfer and postings, announced by CM Sindh

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 28th February 2015

Ban on Sindh police transfer and postings, announced by CM Sindh KARACHI: A ban has been imposed in Sindh on Police transfer and postings for three months, announced by Sindh CM Syed Qaim Ali Shah , Aaj News reported. While addressing a press conference, Sindh CM said police officials would remain on their post for at least one year. He added that Rs 5 million would...


Russian opposition leader Nemtsov’s murder ‘meticulously planned’: investigators

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Russian opposition leader Nemtsov’s murder ‘meticulously planned’: investigators MOSCOW: The murder of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was carefully planned, investigators said Saturday, pointing to details of the weapon used and the killers’ knowledge of his movements. “There is no doubt that the crime was meticulously planned, as well as the place chosen for the murder,” the powerful Investigative Committee, which has been put...


Unbelievable !New Zealand scrape home by ‘One Wicket’ at Eden Park!

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Unbelievable !New Zealand scrape home by ‘One Wicket’ at Eden Park! Auckland, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND: Kane Williamson won it with a SIX after five wickets to Mitch Starc almost stole the match for Australia. However, New Zealand won by one wicket. TA Boult (New Zealand) got the player of the match award by taking five important wickets of Australian batting line up in 10 overs, 27...


Shikarpur attack: Police arrest two suspected terrorists

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Shikarpur attack: Police arrest two suspected terrorists KARACHI:  As many as two suspected terrorists connected to Shikarpur imambargah attack were arrested from interior Sindh on Friday, police official said, Aaj News reported. According to the SSP Saqib Ismael Memon, the terrorists were arrested after being identified by already arrested suspects during interrogation. He said two suicide jackets, a drum full of explosives...


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