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  • Islamabad - The United States Embassy Thursday donated bomb protection suits and medical equipment to Pakistani law enforcement agencies, an official statement said. A news release issued by the US embassy said, high ranking Pakistani police and emergency response officials received ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - A meeting of the prime minister’s close aides, legal experts and loyalists yesterday decided to take legal action against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan for accusing the government of offering to him Rs 10 billion bribe for keeping mum on the Panama leaks scandal. Prime ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan on Wednesday told India that consular access to Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav was out of question as he was a convicted terrorist. The decision was conveyed to Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale by Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua in a meeting here, officials at the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan has failed so far to convince Iran to positively consider the offer joining the Saudi-led military alliance, The Nation has learnt. Senior officials at the foreign ministry said that Pakistan had been making efforts to persuade Iran to join the multi-nation alliance. Iran, ...

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  • Islamabad-The British High Commission Tuesday celebrated the 70 years friendship between the United Kingdom and Pakistan by organising a photography exhibition. The British High Commissioner, Thomas Drew inaugurated the photography exhibition at the 91st birthday celebrations of Queen Elizabeth II, ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz Monday said that Pakistan was safe for international tourists as the nation had defeated terrorism. Addressing the National Tourism Conference here, Aziz said that the marked improvement in the overall security situation had ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The foreign ministry Monday said Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi has not fled the country in the wake of the Dawn-leaks report – which will soon be made public. A statement issued here said: “The (foreign) ministry has taken a ...

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  • Islamabad  -The United States Agency for International Development Mission Director John Groarke Monday visited a school in Islamabad and read books with students in honour of World Book Day, the US embassy said in a statement.  Reading is a critical foundational skill, upon which all ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Former president Asif Ali Zardari is set to mount a full-frontal assault on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the days to come to put pressure on him to step down after the Panama Papers case verdict carried some scathing observations about his “honesty and integrity”, The ...

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  • Islamabad-Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan, Margaret Adamson Friday said that innovation and entrepreneurship were playing an increasingly important role in economic growth and job creation in Pakistan. The envoy hosted a reception for 27 Pakistani Australia Awards scholarship winners who ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Thursday said convicted Indian spy Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav was a serial killer and consular access to him was not an automatic option. Speaking at a news briefing here, Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said according to Art IV, in all such cases as the one of ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Former president Asif Ali Zardari Thursday urged Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to quit as he rejected the Supreme Court’s split verdict in the Panama leaks scandal. Addressing a news conference here along with his son Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and others, Asif Zardari, Pakistan ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Former President Asif Ali Zardari plans to form a grand opposition alliance against the government after the Panama leaks verdict by the Supreme Court today (April 20), sources said. Zardari, the Pakistan People's Party co-Chairman, chaired a meeting of the PPP leaders along with ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Political heat has touched the boiling point as the top two parties – the Pakistan People’s Party and the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) – have entered a new phase of confrontation in the run up to the elections. The PPP and the ruling PML-N, however, believe the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq fell short of accepting the opposition’s demand to resign amid ministers and treasury members’ absence on Monday but did “quit” his chair for Murtaza Javed Abbasi. As he walked out, Sadiq smilingly said: “I am lodging my ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan on Monday told the United States that dialogue with India was the only option for regional peace. In a meeting with the US National Security Adviser Lt General H R McMaster here, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that Pakistan was convinced that all issues with India could be ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Pakistan may soon hand over attested copies of the charge-sheet and the court order against convicted spy Kulbhushan Jadhav to India, The Nation has learnt. Senior officials at the foreign ministry said that the issue was discussed and “most people think there is no harm in ...

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  • ISLAMABAD  - India yesterday asked Pakistan to provide a copy of the charge sheet against convicted spy Kulbhushan Jadhav. Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Gautam Bambawale met Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua here and discussed Jadhav’s case. The Indian envoy demanded consular ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan on Friday gave a shut-up call to India on the issue of convicted RAW spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, stressing irresponsible statements could aggravate hostility. Briefing media here about Jadhav’s trial and conviction, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Pakistan said on Thursday that the interference in Pakistan’s internal matters had been admitted at the prime ministerial level by India. Addressing a weekly news briefing here, Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl(JUI-F) Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman met former president Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday to discuss political cooperation. A close aide of Zardari told The Nation that the two leaders discussed the option to work together in the coming months and possibly in ...

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  • Islamabad - The Australian government Thursday announced additional support of worth one million dollars to Pakistan and the United Nations World Food Programme in Pakistan to improve nutrition, eliminate hunger and attain food security by fortifying food. The announcement was followed by the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The federal cabinet on Wednesday approved the Haj Policy 2017 under which new applicants will be preferred for pilgrimage this year. The cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif also lifted moratorium on new gas connections and execution of development schemes. Addressing ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Syed Tariq Fatemi on Tuesday urged the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to play a proactive role in confronting the challenge posed by Islamophobia. In a meeting here with OIC Secretary-General Dr Yousef Ahmad ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Calling for peaceful solution to Kashmir and Palestine, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and Pakistan Monday asked the world to shun Islamophobia as terrorism had no race or religion. Addressing a joint news conference here after holding talks, OIC Secretary-General Dr Yousef bin ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan People’s Party on Sunday said there would be no alliance with any other political party “before time”. PPP Spokesperson Senator Farhatullah Babar in a statement said that neither any electoral alliance had been made with any political party nor it was under ...

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  • islamabad - United States Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale said DFriday the American private sector was finding Pakistan to be an increasingly attractive market. Delivering remarks at the opening of the two-day ‘Business Summit’ here, he said the US and Pakistan were closely aligned on ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Pakistan has told the United States that India was instigating arms race in the region threatening peace, The Nation has learnt. Senior officials in the foreign ministry said that India’s $ 2 billion defence deal with Israel was designed against Pakistan. “We have ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Sindh Governor Muhammad Zubair Thursday said former army chief Raheel Sharif – who is set to lead the Saudi Arabia-led multi-nation military alliance – was just an ordinary general and not larger than life. Speaking to journalists here after addressing a business ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan said on Thursday that India’s no-first-use of nuclear weapons assertion was nothing but a hollow political gimmick. Addressing a weekly media briefing, Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said India’s declaration was unverifiable. To a question that India may ...

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