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Fore­ign Office unsure about visits by Mattis, Tillerson to Pakistan Fore­ign Office unsure about visits by Mattis, Tillerson to Pakistan
ISLAMABAD: The Fore­ign Office on Friday expres­sed ignorance about possible visits of US Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson and Secretary of Defence General James Mattis to Pakistan in the coming days. “I cannot say when and who will be coming, but it was agreed that both sides will remain engaged at all levels,” Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria told a weekly press briefing that had be...
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After army chief's visit, Afghan president considers trip to Pakistan After army chief's visit, Afghan president considers trip to Pakistan
Afghan news agency Khaama Press reported Saturday that Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani is considering a visit to Pakistan in the near future after being extended an invitation by Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa during his recent visit to the country. Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan Omar Zakhilwal had told news outlets that Ghani had been invited to Pakistan during a meeting with Gen Bajwa in Kabul l...
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Three top army officers including ex-DG ISPR Asim Bajwa reshuffled Three top army officers including ex-DG ISPR Asim Bajwa reshuffled
Three army officers, including former director general (DG) of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Lt Gen Asim Bajwa, are to be reshuffled, according to a handout released by the army's media wing on Thursday. Lt Gen Asim Bajwa has been posted as corps commander southern command (Quetta), replacing Lt Gen Aamer Riaz, ISPR said. Lt Gen Riaz has been appointed Corps Commander Lahore, w...
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Minister tells Senate ex-PIA CEO took plane to Germany Minister tells Senate ex-PIA CEO took plane to Germany
ISLAMABAD: The issue of a ‘missing’ PIA plane was raised in the Senate on Tuesday with Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab Ahmad claiming that the former acting chief executive officer (CEO) of the airline, Bernd Hildenbrand from Germany, had taken the plane home while leaving Pakistan. Senator Tahir Hussain Mashhadi of the MQM raised the issue in the House saying he had learnt that...
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Nawaz Sharif leaves for London in first foreign trip after ouster Nawaz Sharif leaves for London in first foreign trip after ouster
Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif left for London on Wednesday to see his ailing wife Kulsoom Nawaz. “Mian Sahib is leaving the country for London on Wednesday (today) to see Begum Kulsoom who is receiving treatment for throat cancer [lymphoma],” Senator Pervaiz Rashid, a close aide to Sharif, told on Tuesday. Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif saw the former premier off at Lahore's Allam...
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Major among 4 Pakistan Army personnel martyred during operation in Lower Dir Major among 4 Pakistan Army personnel martyred during operation in Lower Dir
Four personnel of the Pakistan Army, including a major, lost their lives while attempting to foil a terrorist attack in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Lower Dir district in the early hours of Wednesday, said an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release. Major Ali Salman, who belonged to an intelligence agency, along with his team carried out an intelligence-based operation (IBO) against a terr...
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Opposition parties fail to reach consensus on joint candidate for PM's office Opposition parties fail to reach consensus on joint candidate for PM's office
A meeting between the opposition members on Monday ended without the parties' consensus on a single candidate for the prime minister's post. In the wake of Nawaz Sharif's disqualification in the Panamagate case, President Mamnoon Hussain had called a session of the National Assembly (NA) tomorrow [August 1] for the election of a prime minister. The PML-N's nominee, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, who ...
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CM Sindh criticises NAB ordinance, vows to stand by accountability bill CM Sindh criticises NAB ordinance, vows to stand by accountability bill
A visibly irritated Murad Ali Shah criticised the National Accountability Ordinance (NAO) 1999 in his Sindh Assembly speech on Wednesday, vowing to press for the bill repealing the ordinance. Earlier in the Sindh Assembly, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (Pakistan) lawmaker Faisal Subzwari had questioned the provincial government's "mala fide" intention in passing the NAB Repeal Bill which, in his vie...
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We asked the creator of Calibri to weigh in on the JIT debate We asked the creator of Calibri to weigh in on the JIT debate
The joint investigation team (JIT) investigating the ruling Sharif family's financial history may have found many 'anomalies' in the respondents' statements; but none quite captured the public imagination like the fact that key documents submitted by Maryam Nawaz were found to be 'faked' — given away by their use of the Calibri font. Reached out to Lucas de Groot, the designer credited with cre...
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Two foreign climbers missing on 'Killer Mountain' presumed dead Two foreign climbers missing on 'Killer Mountain' presumed dead
Two climbers missing on the treacherous Nanga Parbat are now presumed dead and the rescue operation has been called off, officials said Saturday. The two climbers, Alberto Zerain, a Spanish alpinist, and Mariano Galvan, an Argentinian national, went missing while attempting to summit the 8,125-metre peak, notoriously known as “Killer Mountain”. “The search and rescue operation for the two mi...
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