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  • United Nations - US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said that it is time to expose and hold responsible those countries which provide funding and safe havens to terror groups. In his maiden address to the United Nations General Assembly, Trump said that all responsible nations must work together ...

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  • KARACHI - After serving a six-month ban for violating the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) anti-corruption code, Pakistan’s fast bowler Mohammad Irfan – as part of his rehabilitation process – will give a lecture to members of the Pakistani team on anti-corruption. Irfan was ...

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  • LAHORE - After successful ODI and T20 campaigns, courtesy victories in Champions Trophy and in the Independence Cup, Sarfraz Ahmed-led Pakistan are preparing to take on Sri Lanka in the UAE for a two-Test series, starting September 28. PCB called 18 players for a camp at the National Academy Lahore ...

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  • MULTAN-The alleged commander of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) along with another terrorist was shot dead in crossfire with the Counter-Terrorism Department during a search operation in Jalalpur Peer Wala here on Monday.According to CTD sources, acting on a tip-off, the lawmen conducted a search ...

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  • Pakistan and Arab League have expressed grave concern on the situation in Palestine and Jammu and Kashmir particularly targeting the innocent people by occupied forces, reported Radio Pakistan. The concern was expressed at a meeting between Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif and Secretary General of the ...

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  • Karachi -  The arrangements, including that of security, made by the local administration in Lahore and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for the three-match Independence Cup series between Pakistan and World XI has received a thumbs up from former South Africa cricketer Hashim Amla. Hashim was ...

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  • LONDON -  Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Sunday rejected assertion that there is a political crisis in Pakistan, saying that conspiracies being hatched against his government will not work. The prime minster is visiting London where he also held one-on-one meeting with ousted premier ...

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  • New Delhi - India has appointed Ajay Bisaria as the new high commissioner to Pakistan replacing Gautam Bambawale. Bisaria was presently serving as the Indian ambassador to Poland and the new high commissioner will reach Pakistan in October. It is said that Bambawale has been appointed as India's ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) on Sunday said external trade can be revived if all the sectors are dealt on equal terms and cumbersome rules and regulations are made reasonable. The government announces incentives for the export sector, but ...

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  • SYDNEY -  Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland said he does not expect Australia to play in Pakistan “in the short term.” Sutherland was responding to a call from the International Cricket Council (ICC) for more teams to tour Pakistan, following the current tour of a ...

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  • QUETTA - The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Thursday announced the arrests of a Balochistan government official and two officials of a private company after unearthing alleged embezzlement of over Rs100 million in the provincial health department. Dr Muhammad Yousaf Bizenjo, the provincial ...

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  • Karachi - PCB chairman Najam Sethi, on Wednesday, has confirmed that they will be hosting West Indies in a three-match T20I series at the end of November and welcome Sri Lanka for a lone T20I in Lahore in October. Currently, Pakistan are hosting the World XI team for a three-match T20I series in ...

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  • Lahore - Calling the Election Commission of Pakistan biased, PTI chief Imran Khan on Thursday questioned as to how it could issue arrest warrants for someone. “It [ECP] is not impartial at all,” he said while addressing a press conference with PAT chief Tahirul Qadri who announced his ...

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  • Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Maleeha Lodhi says Pakistan is now close to being a polio-free country. She further said Pakistan is firmly committed to meet the ambitious 2030 agenda aimed at ending extreme poverty and promoting prosperity. Maleeha Lodhi reiterated ...

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  • Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will formally inaugurate the first phase of Kachhi Canal project in Dera Bugti on Thursday, reported Radio Pakistan. The project in Balochistan has been completed at a cost of eighty billion rupees. The canal project will irrigate seventy two thousand ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday offered “joint patrols" and "joint posts" with Afghanistan as a means of bilateral verification of action taken against terrorist groups or their sanctuaries. “Whatever it takes to fight terrorism ... Pakistan is totally ...

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  • eDINBURGH - Scotland's cricketers will host Pakistan in two Twenty20 internationals at the Grange in Edinburgh next June, reported BBC. They will take place on 12 and 13 June, after the Scots have entertained England in a one-day international at the same venue on 10 June. It will be the first time ...

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  • SRINAGAR - Indian government forces killed two suspected freedom fighters and captured one in Kashmir on Monday during a brief gunbattle, sparking protests by local civilians, police said. Soldiers and special counterinsurgency police forces surrounded a neighbourhood in Khudwani, a village in the ...

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  • Federal Minister for Climate Change Senator Mushahidullah Khan has said that Pakistan is implementing Sustainable Land Management Programme (SLMP) to combat desertification. The minister expressed these views while addressing the Conference of Parties session 13 to Combat Desertification in China, ...

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  • ASTANA - The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Sunday condemned Myanmar for “systematic brutal acts” against its Muslim Rohingya minority and asked it to accept international monitors. The 57-member OIC, meeting in Kazakhstan capital Astana, expressed “serious concern ...

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  • Karachi - Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Aziz Sethi Sunday announced that no Pakistani player will play in Twenty10 League going to be held soon in United Arab Emirates (UAE). Reasoning why Pakistani players would not participate in the league, Sethi said since T10 League was going to ...

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  • Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Justice (r) Sardar Raza Khan has expressed annoyance at the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) for not submitting its funding details before the election watchdog in the foreign funding case for one more time. The ECP today has asked the party to submit ...

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  • AZAD KASHMIR -  Member of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly Chaudhry Muhammad Ishaq and his seven family members drowned after their car fell into a drain near Sakakas area of Nakyal on Sunday. They were travelling from Khoi Ratta sector to Nakyal when their vehicle fell into the ...

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  • Dubai - South Africa’s prolific run-getter Hashim Amla will be playing in Pakistan after a decade. He is one of the star players in the World XI team that trained at the Dubai International Stadium Sunday prior to their departure for the three match T20 series against Pakistan in Lahore on ...

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  • KARACHI - Pakistan People’s Party leader Dr Asim Hussain left for London from Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport on Sunday. The PPP leader and former petroleum minister has gone abroad for the sake of treatment. The Supreme Court had annulled the Sindh High Court’s judgment ...

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  • LAHORE - All hope is not lost, yet. Fans desperate to join in on the action at Gaddafi Stadium for Pakistan vs World XI T20 matches can still purchase their tickets online and at 20 Bank of Punjab branches across the city. The PCB Saturday informed fans through Twitter that ticket denominations of ...

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  • KARACHI - Former captain and only Pakistan batsman to score 10,000 Test runs, Younus Khan has made it clear that he will not attend a farewell reception being hosted by Pakistan Cricket Board for him and other two stalwarts in Lahore next week. "I don't think this farewell matters now. What is its ...

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  • WELLINGTON  -Former New Zealand allrounder Grant Elliott has provided resounding approval to the security measures for the World XI series in Lahore, saying "if no one felt safe, no one would be going". Elliott is the only player from New Zealand in the visiting squad. A team of overseas ...

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  • KARACHI  -Pakistan’s 19-year-old Nooh Dastagir Butt registered a new record at the 2017 Commonwealth Weightlifting Championship in Gold Coast, Australia as the youngster won gold in the juniors’ category and a silver medal in the seniors’ event. Nooh was competing in the ...

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  • Dubai - Darren Sammy says the players involved in the World XI series in Pakistan next week are aware they are “part of something more important than just themselves”. But the West Indian is intent on being on the winning side in Lahore for the second time this year, as he says the ...

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