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IS begins quitting last pocket of Syria’s capital

IS begins quitting last pocket of Syria’s capital

BEIRUT :Islamic State group fighters began evacuating their final stronghold in southern Damascus on Sunday, a monitor said, bringing Syria s government closer than ever to flushing out the last threat to the capital. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has used a combination of military pressure and evacuation deals in recent months to recapture territory around the […]

The federal government has decided to appoint Director General Immigration and Passports Usman Bajwa as chairman of the Capital Development Authority (CDA)

The federal government has decided to appoint Director General Immigration and Passports Usman Bajwa as chairman of the Capital Development Authority (CDA)

The federal government has decided to appoint Director General Immigration and Passports Usman Bajwa as chairman of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) and has moved a summary in this regard with the relevant quarters. Islamabad: (Asghar Ali Mubarak) However, confusion still persists as Islamabad Mayor Sheikh Anser Aziz has not yet been de-notified as the CDA chairman by the […]

Recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital ‘makes peace possible’: Netanyahu

Recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital ‘makes peace possible’: Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday that recognising Jerusalem as his country’s capital “makes peace possible”, after widespread international criticism of the US decision to do so. US President Donald Trump’s announcement last week has been followed by days of protests and clashes in the Palestinian territories as well as demonstrations across the Islamic world. The […]

I wanted people to be immersed in the subject of capital punishment, says Dina Mousawi

I wanted people to be immersed in the subject of capital punishment, says Dina Mousawi

Dina has directed Intezaar, a play that seeks to highlight why the moratorium on death penalty needs reinstatement The death penalty has been a controversial subject since the moratorium on it was lifted in the wake of the terrorist attack on a school in Peshawar. Rights activists have long called for reinforcement of the moratorium, […]

Twin blasts kill 40 near religious sites in Syria’s capital

Twin blasts kill 40 near religious sites in Syria’s capital

Twin blasts kill 40 near religious sites in Syria’s capital AP Twin explosions Saturday near religious shrines frequented by pilgrims in the Syrian capital Damascus killed at least 40 people, Syria’s interior minister and media reported. Syria State TV aired footage from the scene showing blood-soaked streets and several damaged busses in a parking lot, […]

Crimes against women on the rise in federal capital

Crimes against women on the rise in federal capital

Crimes against women on the rise in federal capital  CRIME REPORT In a reply submitted to the National Assembly on Friday by Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan, the interior ministry revealed that crimes against women had risen sharply in the federal capital. Last year, Islamabad saw a 160 per cent increase in rape cases, […]

Missing man’s family to register FIR in capital

Missing man’s family to register FIR in capital

ISLAMABAD: The family of social worker and Civil Progressive Alliance Pakistan (CPAP) President Samar Abbas remained unaware of his whereabouts, even on Wednesday. Mr Abbas came to Islamabad from Karachi for business, but went missing on Jan 7. His mobile phone has been switched off since then. CPAP General Secretary Syed Talib Abbas told Dawn […]