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IOK erupts in protest after Indian troops kill elderly man travelling with 3-year-old grandson

AISHA FAROOQUI SAYS SHE WAS “SEARCHING FOR WORDS TO DESCRIBE THE GRIEF & HELPLESSNESS OF THE KASHMIRI PEOPLE Image of three-year-old sitting on his grandfather’s “lifeless, bullet- riddled body” exposed the real face of Modi’s “fascist India”. SRINAGAR, July 1: Hundreds of people in occupied Kashmir staged protests on Wednesday, …

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WB approves $500 mln loan for Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, July 1: The World Bank has approved $500 million in budgetary support for Pakistan as it sees a steeper economic contraction in the range of 0.2% to 4% in the new fiscal year that begins today (Wednesday). The World Bank’s board of executive directors approved $500 million in financing …

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Pak-China joint mechanism to strengthen coordination and exchanges: Zhao Lijian

BEIJING, July 1: Pakistan and China set up officially a joint prevention controlled mechanism on COVID-19 to strengthen coordination and exchanges between the two countries as well as promoting cooperation while maintaining ongoing response in the long fight against the virus, Chinese Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson said on Wednesday. “The first …

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India perpetrated PSX attack to destabilise Pakistan: Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD, June 30: Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Tuesday that the Pakistan Stock Exchange attack in Karachi was perpetrated by India in order to destablise Pakistan. The prime minister was addressing the National Assembly, where he lauded the security forces for thwarting the attack, which could have otherwise caused …

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State Bank receives $1.3 billion loan from Chinese banks

KARACHI, June 30: The State Bank of Pakistan confirmed on Tuesday receiving loans worth $1.3 billion from Chinese banks this week. In a tweet, the bank said that it has received the amount as “GOP [Government of Pakistan] loan disbursements from Chinese banks”. This brings the total amount of official …

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AC moves to declare Sharif fugitive, issues arrest warrants for Zardari

ISLAMABAD, June 30: An accountability court of Islamabad on Tuesday issued bailable arrest warrants against former president Asif Ali Zardari and started the process of declaring former premier Nawaz Sharif a proclaimed offender in a reference accusing them and ex-prime minister Yousuf Raza Gillani of receiving luxury vehicles and gifts …

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‘China strongly concerned over Indian move of blocking 59 Chinese Apps’

BEIJING, June 30: China on Tuesday said it was strongly concerned over Indian decision to block of apps with Chinese links and called upon Indian government to uphold the legitimate and legal rights of the international investors including the Chinese ones. China is strongly concerned about the relevant notice issued …

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Pakistan squad in England tests negative for Covid-19

All the 20 Pakistan cricketers and 12 officials present in England have tested negative for novel coronavirus (Covid-19). The Pakistan squad was tested by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), yesterday, after their arrival in Worcestershire before the 14-day isolation period. According to sources, spinner Zafar Gohar and Physiotherapist …

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Pakistan Army shoots down another Indian spy drone along LoC

RAWALPINDI, June 28: The Pakistan Army on Sunday shot down another Indian spy drone that intruded into the country’s airspace along the Line of Control (LoC), the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. The military’s media wing said that the quadcopter had intruded 850 metres on the Pakistan’s territory along the …

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Govt approaches SC against SHC stay order on sugar mills’ petition

ISLAMABAD, June 28: The federal government has moved the Supreme Court of Pakistan challenging the Sindh High Court’s June 23 stay order that restrained it from taking action against sugar mills in the light of the sugar inquiry commission’s recommendations. The attorney general for Pakistan (AGP) filed the appeal in …

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