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Air strikes kill 23 ‘hardcore terrorists’ in Shawal and Khyber: ISPR

RAWALPINDI, December 18: At least 23 hardcore terrorists were killed and over 10 others injured in air strikes carried out by Pakistani security forces in Shawal Valley and Khyber Agency areas close to Afghanistan border on Friday. According to a statement issued by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), successful air …

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Top civilian & military leadership resolves not to compromise on internal security

ISLAMABAD, December 18: Top civilian and military leadership Friday expressed resolve that no compromise would be made on the country’s internal security. A high-level meeting to discuss internal security and regional situation especially in context with Afghanistan was held in Islamabad with the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the chair. …

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Imran Khan opposes Pakistan’s participation in Saudi-led alliance

LAHORE, December 18: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan on Friday opposed Pakistan’s joining the Saudi Arabia-led counter-terrorism alliance. Talking to media at Lahore airport, Imran said that joining the 34-nation alliance against terrorism may spark sectarianism in the country. He said that the government should conduct debate on the matter …

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Diabetics more fearful of needles than anything else: Survey

ISLAMABAD, December 16: People in Pakistan are more fearful of having to endure daily injections than they are of spiders, flying, public speaking, exams or clowns, according to a recent nationwide survey. Asked to rank ten things people are commonly afraid of, respondents listed having injections in fifth place behind …

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PARC introduces solar powered pumping system for tubewells

ISLAMABAD, December 16: Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) has got a  remarkable achievement by successfully installing and running of solar operated AC submersible pumping system at Talagang in District Chakwal. This system is much economical than existing DC solar pumping system.  It was jointly stated by Dr. Nadeem Amjad Chairman …

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NAB decides to file corruption reference against Ex-chairman of PSM

ISLAMABAD, December 16: The Executive Board Meeting of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) decided to file a corruption reference against Moeen Aftab Sheikh, Ex-Chairman Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM), Karachi. In this case, the accused person is alleged for loss to the state through misuse of authority. A loss of Rs. 378.196 …

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Mirwaiz urges India, Pakistan to make a new beginning on Kashmir

SRINAGAR, December 16: In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, while welcoming the resumption of talks between Pakistan and India has expressed the hope that the two countries will show seriousness in resolving all issues including the Kashmir dispute for ensuring durable peace and stability …

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Pakistan most affected by violent extremism: Abdul Basit

NEW DELHI, December 16: “The international community must understand our pain. It hurts us when we see Pakistan being painted by some with closed eyes. No other country has suffered the most from violent extremism than Pakistan.” This was stated by High Commissioner Abdul Basit while speaking at the commemoration …

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Pakistan, China agree to bolster bilateral ties, strategic partnership

President Mamnoon hails China’s support for Pakistan’s admission as a full member of SCO President Xi Jinping terms Pakistan and China as iron friends. Extends support for Pakistan’s Counter Terrorism Policy WUZHEN, December 16: President Mamnoon Hussain and President Xi Jinping of China on Wednesday reiterated their resolve to further …

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Sethi vows to bring PSL on home pitches

LAHORE – Pakistan Super League (PSL) governing council chairman Najam Sethi on Tuesday vowed to bring the PSL on home pitches after the first-ever edition of the country’s league will be organised at the neutral venues of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Addressing the official ceremony of unveiling the HBL …

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