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Pakistan strongly condemns terrorist attacks in Kabul. Pakistan strongly condemns terrorist attacks in Kabul.
A suicide attack on an office of the Afghan Voice news agency and a neighboring Shia cultural centre in the capital Kabul killed dozens on Thursday, officials and witnesses said, with many of the victims students attending a conference. Interior Ministry deputy spokesperson Nasrat Rahimi said at least 40 people had been killed and 30 wounded in the blast, the latest in a series to have hit medi...
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Rs54b spent on constituency development schemes. Rs54b spent on constituency development schemes.
Amid concerns about pre-poll rigging, the PML-N government has doled out Rs54 billion to parliamentarians for development spending during past six months alone, taking the total discretionary spending to a whopping Rs130 billion in about three years. Documents of the Planning and Development Ministry show that more than 90% of the funds were spent in Punjab, which will be the battlefield to win...
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Kulbhushan Jadhav thanks Pakistan for letting him meet his family. Kulbhushan Jadhav thanks Pakistan for letting him meet his family.
Convicted Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav thanked Pakistan on Monday for allowing a meeting with his wife and mother. In a third time confession, Jadhav said that he was working for India as a Research and Wing Analysis (RAW) agent. “I entered Pakistan two years ago from Iran and was apprehended by Pakistani security officials in Balochistan. The attitude of Pakistanis has always been respectfu...
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High-level Pakistan-China-Afghanistan talks in Beijing next week. High-level Pakistan-China-Afghanistan talks in Beijing next week.
The first round of Pakistan-China-Afghanistan trilateral foreign ministers’ talks will be held in Beijing on December 26, Tolo News quoted Chinese foreign ministry as saying. At the invitation of Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif of Pakistan and Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani will head delegations to attend the dialogue, confirmed Chinese Foreign Ministry spoke...
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Tharparkar set to become Pakistan’s energy capital: Iqbal. Tharparkar set to become Pakistan’s energy capital: Iqbal.
Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal, who also holds the portfolio of Federal Planning and Development Ministry, has envisioned Tharparkar district of Sindh as the energy capital of Pakistan. “The foundations for making the desert region [of Therparkar] an energy hub has been laid,” Iqbal said on Friday while briefing the media in Tharparkar after a visit to Thar Coal Block-II in Islamkot. The mini...
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Shehbaz Sharif next prime minister, says Nawaz. Shehbaz Sharif next prime minister, says Nawaz.
Ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has appointed Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif as the candidate for the post of PM in the upcoming elections. The announcement came amidst meeting of PML-N leaders at his Jati Umra residence. According to sources present in the meeting, Nawaz praised the chief minister for his hard-working nature and devotion to public service. In show of support, Nawaz...
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Pakistan mulls using Chinese currency in bilateral trade. Pakistan mulls using Chinese currency in bilateral trade.
Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has said that Pakistan is considering using the Chinese Yuan instead of the US dollar for bilateral trade to avoid constant currency conversion. Iqbal, who’s also heading the planning ministry, said this at the inauguration ceremony of the Long-Term Plan of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in Islamabad on Monday, Express News reported. China has also ...
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US ambassador discusses regional security with COAS. US ambassador discusses regional security with COAS.
US Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale met Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa at General Headquarters (GHQ) on Monday. Matters of ‘mutual interest’ – including regional security issues – were discussed during the meeting, a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. The meeting came days after US Defence Secretary James Mattis in his maiden visit to Pakistan, r...
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APML to finish off politics of PML-N: Musharraf APML to finish off politics of PML-N: Musharraf
All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) Chief Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf on Sunday claimed that the people will vote for the APML and its allies in the next general elections and finish off the politics of PML-N. The former president, while addressing a meeting of the APML Sindh South region held at Asia Ground in Orangi Town, said he is coming to Pakistan very soon. Musharraf, while speaking liv...
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Pakistan, Russia to sign off-shore gas pipeline deal. Pakistan, Russia to sign off-shore gas pipeline deal.
Pakistan and Russia have reached an understanding to sign a multi-billion dollar offshore gas pipeline deal in a couple of weeks, ignoring pressure from the United States that has fiercely opposed the building of Iran-Pakistan (IP) gas pipeline for years. The two sides reached an agreement during the recent visit of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to Moscow. The two sides were expected t...
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