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  • WASHINGTON -  The United States won't attend a multinational peace conference on Afghanistan next month in Russia, a State Department official said. The reasons: The US wasn't consulted before receiving the invitation and doesn't know Russia's objectives for the gathering. The official told ...

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  • LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) president Chaudhry Shujat Hussain Saturday said that no decision has been taken regarding electoral alliance with any party, we do meet all, every decision will be taken in consultation with the party and in the interest of Pakistan and the party. He was ...

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  • Karachi -  Pakistan’s pace bowling sensation M Aamir took to Twitter to quash rumours that he had faced a tough time at border control after reaching London. Five people were killed and about 40 injured in London on Wednesday after a car ploughed into pedestrians and a suspected ...

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  • Pakistan will participate in the multi-nation conference on Afghan peace talks next month in Russia, said Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria on Friday. Speaking at a weekly press briefing, Zakaria said that no decision has been taken as to who will represent the country. “There is ...

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  • ISLAMABAD: Emerging challenges in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) pose a serious threat to Pakistan’s security and interests and a comprehensive strategy is required for addressing them. This was the conclusion of a roundtable on Maritime Security hosted by Center for Pakistan and Gulf Studies ...

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  • LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has said the Panama Leaks verdict is expected next week and whatever the decision, it would start a new era in the country. Talking to media persons on Friday, Imran Khan said it was for the first time in the history of Pakistan that a ...

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  • West Indies great Brian Lara on Friday said he is interested to lend his coaching expertise for Pakistan Super League. Lara, who attended a presser conference alongside legendary bowler Waqar Younis, said he was proud of Darren Sammy who had played the PSL final in Lahore. Lara said that he was ...

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  • ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Squash Federation launched a new development initiative in collaboration with Squash Australia and Sport Matters. The Squash Classroom is a development project proudly supported by the Australian government that will use squash to promote health, gender equality and ...

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  • ISLAMABAD: Scotland Yard gave a nod to Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) over cooperation in murder probe of Dr Imran Farooq, a member of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), in 2010 in London. Sources privy to the government have reported that a team of FIA is to visit London where it will record ...

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  • The interior ministry on Friday constituted a seven-member investigative committee to probe into blasphemous content on social media, reported Waqt News. The committee will be led by Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Director Mazharul Haq Kakakhel. FIA Director Training Yaseen Farooq and Deputy ...

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  • President Mamnoon Hussain has conferred 46 Military and 50 Civil Awards upon various personalities from different walks of life for their meritorious services in different fields on the occasion of Pakistan Day in a special investiture ceremony held at the Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad on Thursday ...

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  • PESHAWAR: After the success of Operation Zarb-e-Azb, the tribal people in North Waziristan also celebrated Pakistan Day along with the Pak Army with great national fervor and zeal. The chief guest of the central ceremony of Pakistan Day celebration held at Miran Shah Yunus Khan Sports Complex was ...

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  • RISALPUR: Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Academy Risalpur has been named as the PAF Academy Asghar Khan. Asghar Khan was the first native Commander-in-Chief of the Pakistan Air Force, who served under the President Iskander Mirza and President Ayub Khan. In this regard, a ceremony was held on Wednesday ...

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  • NEW DELHI - Ravindra Jadeja, Cheteshwar Pujara and M Vijay have been included in the Grade A category of annual contracts announced by the BCCI today. The trio joins Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, R Ashwin and Ajinkya Rahane in the top category. The retainership for this grade of contract is now INR 2 ...

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  • KARACHI - Pakistan ODI and T20I captain Sarfraz Ahmed thinks teams is facing tough times after the Pakistan Super League (PSL) spot-fixing scandal. Islamabad duo Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif are facing corruption charges after they were suspended from the second edition of the PSL by the Pakistan ...

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  • KARACHI -  Pakistan have bagged 11 medals at the Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017 in Austria on Wednesday. Murree-based Sabahat Tariq grabbed the gold medal in the 100m snowshoeing event of division F02, while Fatima Amir took the silver medal in 100m snowshoeing in Division F03. On ...

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  • NEW DELHI - Indian Supreme Court on Tuesday suggested for an out-of-court settlement of Babri Masjid and Ram Mandir dispute. The court conducted hearing of the petition filed by Bharatiya Janata Party’s Subramanian Swamy. “An amicable settlement of the Ayodhya Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri ...

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  • LAHORE - Mohammad Rizwan will lead a strong Pakistan outfit in Asian Cricket Council’s eight-team Emerging Cup in Bangladesh from March 27 to April 3. The senior national selection committee headed by Inzamam-ul-Haq on Tuesday (March 21) named four players who are aged over 23 in the ...

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  • The Senate on Wednesday passed the Pakistan Army Act amendment bill with a majority vote to revive military courts for trying terrorists. The bill, moved by Minister for Law and Justice Zahid Hamid, was opposed by Jamiat Ulema Islam, Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party and Balochistan National Party. The ...

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  • Karachi - Plans for an international recall for former Pakistan captain Salman Butt have been shelved for now, in light of the continuing fallout from the recent corruption allegations emanating from the PSL. Butt has no connection to the PSL corruption issue, but his role in the spot-fixing ...

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  • NEW YORK - A bit of cold isn’t keeping Norway from basking in the warmth of being the world’s happiest country, a UN report out Monday found. And Norway surged from 4th place in last year’s assessment all the way to the top spot, even though oil prices are down, the World ...

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  • Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that Punjab Government is providing all out facilities to the foreign investors, reported Radio Pakistan. He stated this while talking to a delegation of the Japanese investors, led by President of the Morinaga Milk Industries Mr. Michio ...

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  • Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has directed to ensure provision of all basic facilities in all schools of the province particularly in girls schools on priority basis, reported Radio Pakistan. He was chairing a high level meeting of the education department in Karachi today and during ...

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  • Federal Minister for Climate Change Zahid Hamid has said that in order to meet Pakistan’s voluntary international commitment of reducing green house gas emissions by 20%, Pakistan requires financial assistance of 40 billion USD by 2030. He said this while speaking to a national workshop on ...

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  • ISLAMABAD: The election commission of Pakistan on Tuesday urged the Frontier Constabulary (FC) Balochistan and Pakistan Army to deploy adequate force at polling stations in Ziarat. According to a statement, the decision was made in view of the prevailing law and order situation as well as the ...

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  • Pakistan and India have agreed on redesigning the Miyar Hydroelectric project during round-table talks in Islamabad over water disputes between the two nuclear-armed neighbours. A meeting of the Indus commission held discussions on India’s Miyar, Lower Kalnai and Pakal Dul hydropower projects ...

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  • COLOMBO - Sri Lanka captain Rangana Herath said he was confident of defending 191 in the fourth innings, although they would have liked more runs to work with. Although Herath struck early in Bangladesh's final-day chase at P Sara, removing Soumya Sarkar and Imrul Kayes off consecutive deliveries, ...

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  • WELLINGTON - A US diplomat has been expelled from New Zealand after the embassy refused to waive his immunity during a police investigation, reported BBC. The staffer was allegedly involved in an incident on 12 March, but police were unable to question him after the embassy declined their ...

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  • Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has inaugurated "Punjab Speed" Feeder Bus service today, reported Radio Pakistan. Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif is inaugurating the bus service. Addressing the inaugural ceremony, Chief Minister said that the government is committed to provide modern ...

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  • PESHAWAR: Pakistan Army clinched the trophy after securing 84 points in the 10th National Cadet and Junior Championship played here at Lala Ayub Arena, Qayyum Sports Complex yesterday, reported Radio Pakistan. Former Sports Minister Syed Aqil Shah was the chief guest on this occasion. Secretary ...

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