Raheel Sharif visits Major Shabbir’s tomb

LAHORE: Former Chief of Army Staff General (retd) Raheel Sharif visited the mausoleum of his elder brother, Major Shabbir Sharif Shaheed (Nishan-e-Haider) at Miani Sahib Graveyard on Wednesday. The former army chief, along with his wife, laid floral wreath and offered fateha. Serving a officers also laid floral wreath on the …

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Afghan MP warns against new US policy, calls for talks with Pakistan 

Undeniable evidence of terrorists’ presence, sanctuaries in Pakistan, asserts the parliamentarian KABUL: The mounting tension between Pakistan and neighbouring Afghanistan is not only proving to be beneficial for terrorists from across the world but is also providing an opportunity to a number of other countries to intervene and assert their …

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Indian journalists, activists protest murder of newspaper publisher

BENGALURU: Indian journalists and rights activists protested on Wednesday against the murder of an outspoken publisher of a weekly tabloid amid growing concerns about freedom of the press at a time of rising nationalism and intolerance of dissent. Gauri Lankesh, 55, the editor and publisher of the Kannada language Gauri …

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Khawaja Asif admits presence of terror groups in Pakistan

Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif has acknowledged that internationally banned outfits, including Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), are operating from within Pakistan. While talking to senior journalist Shahzeb Khanzada in a Geo News’ programme on Tuesday night, Asif said that the BRICS declaration should not be considered as China’s official …

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Jobless martial arts player gets real taste of politicians’ promise

Guinness record holder player fails to shake conscience of politicians“Suicide is perhaps a better option,” said jobless Farhan Ayub, who holds two Guinness World Records (GWR) in martial arts and has been protesting ‘peacefully and silently’ all alone outside the Punjab Assembly for the past 19 days. Severely depressed being …

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Five children drown as Rohingya boats sink off Bangladesh

COX’S BAZAR: At least five children drowned when boats carrying Rohingya refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar sank early on Wednesday, Bangladesh border guards told AFP. Authorities said three to four boats had sunk at the mouth of the Naf river, which divides Bangladesh and Myanmar´s violence-wracked Rakhine state, raising fears …

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SUP Challenges Anti-NAB Law in SHC

KARACHI: Sindh United Party (SUP) on Wednesday challenged the new provincial law that repeals applicability of the National Accountability Ordinance in Sindh in Sindh High Court (SHC). SUP leader Zainal Abideen through his counsel Aqib Rajper challenged the law passed by Sindh Assembly that repealed the applicability of NAB Ordinance …

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Europe rights court backs employee fired over private messages

STRASBOURG: The decision on Tuesday by the 17 most senior judges at the Strasbourg-based court in France modifies a ruling in January last year when the court found that employers were justified in snooping on their employees. The judges said that Barbulescu’s bosses and Romanian courts had “not adequately protected …

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