Hot, humid weather likely to prevail across country

Mainly hot and humid weather is likely to prevail in most parts of the country during the next twelve hours. However, rain with the thunderstorm is expected at isolated places in Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Bannu, Kohat, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha divisions, Islamabad, FATA, Gilgit-Baltistan, and Kashmir. The temperature of some …

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Head of Ansar-ul-Shariah Pakistan arrested: sources

KARACHI: The chief of Ansar-ul-Shariah in Pakistan—known as Dr Abdullah Hashmi, who also happens to be the spokesperson of the outfit—was arrested by security forces in a raid conducted in Karachi. A security source confirmed the arrest to a news channel on Tuesday, adding that more than six suspected terrorists …

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Hajj success opens way for talks with Saudi: Iran

Iran thanked Saudi Arabia on Tuesday for its handling of the Hajj operations, saying it opened the way for negotiations between the regional rivals. “We thank Saudi Arabia… for adopting a new approach in dealing with Iranian pilgrims,” said Ali Ghazi-Askar, the head of the Hajj organisation in Tehran, according …

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Japan says N Korea nuclear test more powerful than estimated

Japan’s defence minister on Tuesday said North Korea’s latest nuclear test was more powerful than initially estimated, with a yield that was around eight times the size of the bomb detonated over Hiroshima. North Korea on Sunday triggered a global alarm when it blasted what it described as a hydrogen …

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Talal, PM discuss issues relating to interior ministry

Minister of State for Interior Muhammad Talal Chaudhry Tuesday called on Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at the PM Office. During the meeting, matters pertaining to interior ministry were discussed, the PM Office Media Wing said in a press release. Earlier, Talal assumed the charge as minister of state for …

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Cantonment boards remove waste on Eid

RAWALPINDI: Rawalpindi and Chaklala Cantonment Boards have removed nearly 6,506 tonnes of waste, including entrails and offals during three days of Eidul Azha. According to Rawalpindi Cantonment Board (RCB) Spokesman Qaiser Mahmood, 826 tonnes of waste were removed on Saturday, the first day of Eidul Azha, 848 tonnes entrails and …

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Pakistan sings the same tune on terrorism as BRICS

ISLAMABAD: In its first reaction to the joint declaration of BRICS leaders’ summit held in China, Pakistan on Tuesday joined in the concerns shared by the moot leaders about the growing network of terrorist outfits in the region. The foreign ministry said that Pakistan is concerned about the rise of extremist …

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