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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 […]

Erdogan assassination plot foiled ahead of Bosnia visit

Erdogan assassination plot foiled ahead of Bosnia visit

Details of an assassination plot against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reportedly planned to be carried out during the leader s visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina came to light on Saturday, according to Turkey s Anadolu state news agency.According to the agency, Turkish intelligence confirmed reports that a Turkish group planned to assassinate the Prime Minister during […]

PTI introduces 100-day plan ahead of general polls

PTI introduces 100-day plan ahead of general polls

ISLAMABAD ;Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) on Sunday unveiled a 100-day plan. The event commenced with PTI vice-president Shah Mehmood Qureshi addressing the audience in Islamabad. The 100-day plan includes judicial reforms, depoliticization of police, tax reforms, health emergency, education emergency and reforms in agriculture sector. While addressing the PTI’s 100 days plan ceremony, Shah Mehmood Qureshi […]

To fast or not? Free of IS, Syrians in Raqa mark relaxed Ramadan

To fast or not? Free of IS, Syrians in Raqa mark relaxed Ramadan

To fast or not to fast? For the first time in years, Syrians in Raqa can choose to observe a relaxed Ramadan, without the rigid regulations imposed by the Islamic State group and their religious police. “We are free to fast or not,” says Ahmad al-Hussein, a resident of the northern Syrian city that was […]

Karachi to experience extreme spell of heat today: Met. Office

Karachi to experience extreme spell of heat today: Met. Office

KARACHI:Pakistan Meteorological Department has warned that Karachi is going to experience extreme bout of heat and high temperature today.According to the Meteorological office, the temperature could soar up to 43 degree centigrade and the humidity will linger around 45-55 per cent.Met. office has advised Karachiites to stay indoors, avoiding unnecessary outings, as extreme temperature could […]

Nawaz Sharif summoned by NAB today in alleged misuse of funds

Nawaz Sharif summoned by NAB today in alleged misuse of funds

LAHORE:National Accountability Bureau has summoned former PM Nawaz Sharif for allegedly misusing public funds to build Raiwind to Jaati Umra road.According to sources, NAB has also accused Nawaz Sharif of misusing his authority to accrue personal benefits.If Nawaz fails to appear today, a reference is expected to be filed against him in this case.

Code of conduct for journalists to cover general elections soon: Yousuf Khattak

Code of conduct for journalists to cover general elections soon: Yousuf Khattak

KARACHI:Provincial Election Commissioner Sindh Muhammad Yousuf Khan Khattak hereMonday said a code of conduct is being developed for journalists for coverage of coming general elections. He was speaking at certificate distribution ceremony of a three-day training workshop organised jointly by Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), in collaboration with […]

Egypt opens Gaza border for month of Ramazan: president

Egypt opens Gaza border for month of Ramazan: president

CAIRO;Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has made a rare decision to open the Rafah crossing with Gaza for a month, allowing Palestinians to cross during the holy period of Ramazan. The decision to keep the crossing open was taken “to alleviate the suffering” of residents in the Palestinian enclave, Sisi said on Facebook late Thursday. […]

Pakistan committed to policy of restraint but will safeguard its vital interests: FO

Pakistan committed to policy of restraint but will safeguard its vital interests: FO

Pakistan committed to policy of restraint but will safeguard its vital interests: FO Islamabad: (Asghar Ali Mubarak) Answering a question during weekly news briefing in Islamabad today (Thursday), Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said India uses Pakistan card to influence its internal politics. He said Indian media is active vis-a-vis Pakistan and New Delhi is […]

Each family of slain Kharan labourers to get over Rs3 million, SC informed

Each family of slain Kharan labourers to get over Rs3 million, SC informed

QUETTA: The Supreme Court ordered a sessions judge on Thursday to ensure distribution of compensation to families of labourers killed in a targetted attack in Balochistan. Moreover, the top court directed the Okara police to provide protection to the families. Six labourers were shot dead in Kharan area of Balochistan on May 4 as they […]

Shahbaz Sharif Chairs Parliamentary Meeting of PML-N

Shahbaz Sharif Chairs Parliamentary Meeting of PML-N

Islamabad:Parliamentary Party meeting of PML-N underway in Islamabad on Thursday under the chair of Shahbaz Sharif. According to the details, Shahbaz Sharif after being sworn in as President of PML-N is chairing the first meeting of the parliamentary party, which is being attended by more than 70 members. Prime Minister, Shahid Khaqan and others are […]

Khursheed Shah warns of protests at Punjab’s borders

Khursheed Shah warns of protests at Punjab’s borders

HYDERABAD: The highways connecting Hyderabad to Karachi and Punjab remained clogged on Wednesday for several hours as the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) held protests against load-shedding and water shortage in the province. At a protest held on the Hyderabad bypass, Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah and other PPP leaders fumed with […]