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UN chief visits Kartapur, meets leaders of Sikh faith UN chief visits Kartapur, meets leaders of Sikh faith
United Nations Secretary-General (UNSG) Antonio Guterres arrived in Kartarpur to pay respects at the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib where he was welcomed by a Minister of Religious Affairs Noorul Haq Qadri-led delegation. Guterres was presented a briefing by the officials on the Kartarpur corridor and the history of the religious site. After paying respects, the UN official was given a tour of the Gurdw...
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Turkish President Erdogan pledges continued support for Pakistan, Kashmir Turkish President Erdogan pledges continued support for Pakistan, Kashmir
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan – addressing a joint session of Pakistani Parliament for a record fourth time – pledged his continued support for Islamabad and its stance on occupied Kashmir and other issues of importance. “I thank God for giving me this opportunity and I am thankful to each of you for allowing to address this session,” said the Turkish president. Thanking people of P...
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Cabinet approves Hajj policy, 179,210 pilgrims to perform pilgrimage in 2020 Cabinet approves Hajj policy, 179,210 pilgrims to perform pilgrimage in 2020
The federal cabinet on Wednesday approved Hajj Policy 2020, allowing 179,210 pilgrims to perform the annual holy pilgrimage, reported Radio Pakistan. Addressing a news conference alongside Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan, Minister for Religious Affairs Noorul Haq Qadri said up to 107,000 pilgrims will perform Hajj, while the remaining w...
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Ex-TTP spokesperson Ehsanullah Ehsan escaped during anti-terror operation: sources Ex-TTP spokesperson Ehsanullah Ehsan escaped during anti-terror operation: sources
KARACHI: A former spokesman for an umbrella of terrorist groups responsible for much of the deadly violence in Pakistan has escaped from the custody of security forces, The Express Tribune learnt on Friday, a day after a purported audio clip of him set social media abuzz with speculation. Ehsanullah Ehsan, the spokesperson for the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) terrorist group, escap...
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SC orders cantonment boards to raze illegal structures in Karachi SC orders cantonment boards to raze illegal structures in Karachi
KARACHI: The Supreme Court on Friday ordered all illegal structures within the jurisdiction of Cantonment Board Clifton (CBC) in Karachi to be demolished immediately. A three-member bench of the SC, headed by Chief Justice Pakistan (CJP) Justice Gulzar Ahmed, heard the case against building violations in CBC-controlled areas of Karachi. Officials from the CBC and the Attorney General of Paki...
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Pakistan won’t evacuate citizens from China Pakistan won’t evacuate citizens from China
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has said it would not evacuate its citizens – mostly students – from Wuhan, a city of 11 million people in the central Chinese province of Hubei, which has been quarantined by authorities in an attempt to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus which has killed over 170 people and infected nearly 8,000 since its outbreak. “We believe it’s in the interest of our loved-ones...
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Modi’s belligerent rhetoric unmasks BJP govt’s extremist mindset: FO Modi’s belligerent rhetoric unmasks BJP govt’s extremist mindset: FO
Rejecting categorically Narendra Modi’s irresponsible and war-mongering remarks that India could defeat Pakistan in 10 days, Islamabad has hit back at the hostile neighbour saying the Indian prime minister’s belligerent rhetoric unmasks the extremist mindset of his BJP government. Modi, while addressing his country’s military personnel on Tuesday, had said that Indian “armed forces will not tak...
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PM moves to buttress beleaguered CMs PM moves to buttress beleaguered CMs
LAHORE/PESHAWAR/QUETTA.: To prevent the ruling coalition from falling apart and quell internal bickering, the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has ruled out changing the chief ministers of Punjab, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan — the three provinces where trouble has been brewing — even going to the extent of sacking three ministers in K-P to make the point clear. In Punjab where the PTI-led...
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Pakistan starts screening at four major airports for China virus Pakistan starts screening at four major airports for China virus
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday started screening passengers at four airports of the country in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak in China. The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has decided to screen its passengers at the Beijing airport. The spread of the pathogen – known by its technical name 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) – can cause respiratory diseases in animals, birds and h...
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US President Donald Trump to visit Pakistan 'soon': FM Qureshi US President Donald Trump to visit Pakistan 'soon': FM Qureshi
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Wednesday said US President Donald Trump assured Prime Minister Imran Khan that he would visit Pakistan soon during a meeting on the sidelines of the ongoing World Economic Forum in Davos. In a series of tweets, the foreign minister termed the third meeting between the two leaders ‘good’ and added they discussed ways to strengthen the bilateral relations...
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