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China wants better Indo-Pak ties, cooperation in SCO China wants better Indo-Pak ties, cooperation in SCO
Expressing hope for better bilateral ties between Pakistan and India, China has said that the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) provides a framework for the two South Asian countries to strengthen cooperation In a written response to The Hindustan Times, the Chinese foreign ministry hoped that the two countries will work together for regional peace and would find a solution to the Kashmir...
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Pakistan, US break the ice as secretary of state calls up COAS to discuss Afghan peace Pakistan, US break the ice as secretary of state calls up COAS to discuss Afghan peace
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa discussed the need for political reconciliation in Afghanistan as President Ashraf Ghani announced a ceasefire with the Taliban, officials said on Thursday. Pompeo, who was the head of CIA before his appointment as secretary of state, telephoned the army chief on Thursday and according to the State Department discussed “...
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NAB to probe Nawaz, Abbasi for 'irregularities in award of LNG contract' NAB to probe Nawaz, Abbasi for 'irregularities in award of LNG contract'
In another setback for the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), the top accountability watchdog has approved further inquiries against its top leaders Nawaz Sharif and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi – both former premiers – and Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif for alleged ‘misuse of authority’. Sharif, Abbasi and others have been accused of illegally awarding liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal con...
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Caretaker setup: Six member federal cabinet takes oath Caretaker setup: Six member federal cabinet takes oath
ISLAMABAD: A six-member cabinet of caretaker Prime Minister Nasirul Mulk was sworn in on Tuesday, completing formation of the interim set-up at the Centre. The federal caretaker cabinet is almost one-third of the size of the 17-member caretaker cabinet in Sindh. Dr Shamshad Akhtar, Abdullah Hussain Haroon, Barrister Syed Ali Zafar, Roshan Khursheed Bharucha, Azam Khan and Professor Muhammad Y...
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Army should not be dragged into politics, election buzz, says DG ISPR Army should not be dragged into politics, election buzz, says DG ISPR
Amid the election hullabaloo, the chief military spokesperson said on Monday that the army should not be dragged into politics or the upcoming general elections. “No one is happier than the military over the completion of its five-year constitutional tenure by the government,” Major General Asif Ghafoor, the director general of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), told a news conference....
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Six terrorists killed as Pakistan Army repulse cross border raids: ISPR Six terrorists killed as Pakistan Army repulse cross border raids: ISPR
Security forces killed at least six terrorists who launched raids and physical attacks from the Afghan side of the border to disrupt border-fencing work in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan, said Pakistan Army on Sunday. The cross border raids were carried out by terrorists in Bajaur Agency and Balochistan’s Qamar Din Qarez, said a statement issued here by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR...
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Caretaker PM directs legal team to challenge LHC verdict on nomination papers Caretaker PM directs legal team to challenge LHC verdict on nomination papers
Caretaker Prime Minister Justice (retd) Nasirul Mulk has directed the government’s legal team to approach the Supreme Court of Pakistan against the Lahore High Court (LHC) verdict declaring nomination papers for coming general election null and void. The decision was taken to ensure that this year’s polls, scheduled for July 25, are held on time, sources told Express News on Saturday. On Fri...
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Nasirul Mulk sworn in as caretaker PM Nasirul Mulk sworn in as caretaker PM
Justice (retd) Nasirul Mulk on Friday took oath as the country’s interim prime minister. The newly-appointed caretaker chief executive’s oath was administered by President Mamnoon Hussain at the President House. Following the ceremony, Justice Mulk was presented a guard of honour by the armed forces. Speaking to the media after the oath-taking, the interim premier said free and fair polls we...
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Schedule for general elections announced, poll on July 25 Schedule for general elections announced, poll on July 25
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) announced on Thursday schedule for July 25th general elections. Intending candidates for the National Assembly and Provincial Assembly seats have been asked to submit their nominations from June 2 to 6. Returning officers will publish names of nominated candidates on June 7 and start scrutiny of their credentials the same day. Scrutiny process in whi...
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Hotline contact between Pakistan, India DGMOs to end weeks-long border clashes Hotline contact between Pakistan, India DGMOs to end weeks-long border clashes
The director general military operations (DGMOs) of arch rivals Pakistan and India agreed on Tuesday to fully implement the ceasefire understanding of 2003 in letter and spirit and ensure that the ceasefire will not be violated by both sides in the future. The decision was made during a special hotline contact between the two DGMOs, said a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations...
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