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39 killed, 135 injured as rain continues to lash cities

LAHORE: At least 39 people were killed and 135 got injured as rain continued to wreak havoc in the cities in Punjab, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Wednesday said that at least 80 houses have been damaged due to the rain. Meanwhile, FESCO spokesperson told media that heavy rain caused […]

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Kartarpur Corridor: Pakistan, India hold talks to discuss project’s plan

LAHORE: Pakistan and India delegations held talks at the designated zero point to discuss the project plan of Kartarpur Corridor. As per media reports, technical experts and foreign policy officials from both countries took part in the meeting and discussed the road plan and a border fence. The official sources stated that the talks held at […]

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Billionaires and private donors mobilise to rebuild Notre-Dame

PARIS: Billionaires and private donors pledged hundreds of millions of euros on Tuesday to help rebuild Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris which has been devastated by fire. President Emmanuel Macron has vowed the emblematic monument will be rebuilt after its spire and roof collapsed Monday night in a blaze thought to be linked to extensive renovation work. […]

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UNSC condemns Taliban’s spring offensive announcement

Agencies United Nations :        The UN Security Council has condemned the announcement by the Taliban of a spring offensive, saying it will only result in more unnecessary suffering and destruction for the Afghan people. In a press statement on the Taliban Offensive, members of the 15-nation Council said they recognised the Afghan […]

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IMF likely to delay bailout package to Pakistan

Agencies The IMF’s bailout package to Pakistan could be delayed as both sides are still engaged in an intense conversation to finalise the agreement and the international lending body is seeking details of the CPEC project and a written guarantee from Islamabad that its assistance will not be used to repay loans to China, according […]

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Kashmir issue has to be settled: Imran Khan

Agencies Islamabad  : Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has urged his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to resolve the Kashmir issue and that the two nuclear-armed neighbours could only settle their differences with dialogue, the BBC reported on Wednesday. His comments came as India goes to vote in the general election on Thursday. The cricketer-turned-politician told the British broadcaster that peace with India over Kashmir would be “tremendous” for the wider region. “The number […]

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Pakistan partially opens airspace for west-bound flights from India

Agencies New Delhi : Pakistan has opened one of its 11 air routes for west-bound flights from India and airlines such as Air India and Turkish Airlines have started using it, said a senior government official Saturday. “Pakistan has been opening its airspace in tranches. On Thursday, it opened one of the 11 routes for west-bound flights. […]

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Pak HC forms commission to probe Hndu sisters’ ‘forced’ conversion and marriage

Islamabad: The Islamabad High Court on Tuesday formed an independent five-member commission to probe the alleged abduction, forced conversion and marriage of two teenage Hindu girls in Sindh province that led to massive protests by the minority community in the country. A high court bench led by Chief Justice of IHC Athar Minallah heard the […]

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Angelina Jolie pushes for women to be part of Afghan peace talks

UNITED STATES: Academy Award-winning actress and refugee activist Angelina Jolie pushed for the inclusion of women in peace talks to end the conflict in Afghanistan during an address to ministers and diplomats at the United Nations on Friday. Peace talks between US and Taliban officials began late last year. However, some women fear the freedoms […]

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Pulwama attack: Pak says no camps exist on 22 locations

Agencies Islamabad :     Pakistan Thursday said it has examined 22 “pin locations” shared by India but found no (militant) camps and claimed that there are no links to nail 54 people detained in connection with the Pulwama suicide attack as it shared the “preliminary findings” with New Delhi. Pakistan is willing to allow visits, […]

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