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Pentagon cautions Turkey over new operation against Syria Kurds

Pentagon cautions Turkey over new operation against Syria Kurds

ANKARA (AFP) – Any unilateral military action in northern Syria would be “unacceptable”, the Pentagon said Wednesday after Turkey announced it would launch an operation against a US-backed Kurdish militia.The warning came after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey would soon begin a mission targeting the Kurdish People s Protection Units (YPG), which Ankara considers a […]

‘Over $15b being remitted through illegal channel’

‘Over $15b being remitted through illegal channel’

ISLAMABAD:In order to increase foreign exchange reserves, the government plans to strengthen banking channels to convince Pakistani expatriates to send remittances through legal means, and ultimately discourage other means of transmission.Currently, more than $15 billion are being remitted through the Hundi system, which is the main impediment to the growth of gross domestic product (GDP). […]

Bitcoin falls over 7 per cent

Bitcoin falls over 7 per cent

LONDON:Bitcoin fell as much as 7 per cent on Friday BTC=BTSP, heading towards a recent one-year low in a broad-based selloff in cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin sinks to two-month low The world’s biggest and best-known cryptocurrency fell to $3,920.35 in late morning trade, heading towards a September 2017 low of $3,474.73 hit on Sunday. Other cryptocurrencies including Ethereum’s […]

Swati encroached on over 12 kanals of land: JIT

Swati encroached on over 12 kanals of land: JIT

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government claims to have retrieved thousands of acres of encroached land in its first 100 days but a joint investigation team (JIT) has told the apex court that Federal Minister Azam Swati has encroached on 12.69 kanals of land in the federal capital.The three-member JIT, formed by the Supreme Court  to […]

Indian company announces holiday for employees over 2.0 release

Indian company announces holiday for employees over 2.0 release

(Web Desk) – An Indian company Go Set Go has given its staff a day off on Thursday so that they can watch Rajinikanth’s much-awaited 2.0 movie on its opening day.In a letter titled “Excused Absence From Work…! 2.0 Mode On”, the skill development training organisation has declared an official holiday on November 29, 2018.The […]

Army chief warns India over continuous ceasefire violations, war rhetoric

Army chief warns India over continuous ceasefire violations, war rhetoric

Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has warned India over its continuous ceasefire violations and war rhetoric.According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Gen Qamar visited the Line of Control (LoC).“The COAS said that lately there has been increase in Indian CFVs [ceasefire violations] and rhetoric of provocative statements by their military leadership,” the military’s media wing added. COAS […]

Saudi king backs son amid furore over Khashoggi murder

Saudi king backs son amid furore over Khashoggi murder

RIYADH (AFP) – Saudi King Salman stood by the crown prince and heaped praise on the judiciary Monday, in his first public remarks since critic Jamal Khashoggi s murder tipped the country into one of its worst crises.The public prosecutor last week exonerated Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the king s son, of involvement in the murder […]

Bar on entry: PM shares concern over Fawad with Senate chief

Bar on entry: PM shares concern over Fawad with Senate chief

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed his concern over an entry ban on Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry from Senate sessions, during a telephonic conversation with Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani.According to details, PM Imran urged the Senate chairman to resolve the matter with mutual understanding. On which, Sanjrani told the premier he did not […]

Over Rs226m released under PSDP for food security, research

Over Rs226m released under PSDP for food security, research

(Web Desk) – The federal government has released an amount of 226.230 million rupees under Public Sector Development Programme for food security and research.In order to promote the agriculture and livestock sectors in erstwhile tribal areas, the government in its federal PSDP had allocated an amount of Rs254.743 million for the up-gradation of Arid Zone […]

Sharif invokes immunity over assembly address

Sharif invokes immunity over assembly address

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif told theaccountability court in Islamabad on Wednesday that his speech in the National Assembly could not be presented as evidence in any court because of Constitutional immunity.Sharif personally appeared on the rostrum to give answers to the court’s questionnaire in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills corruption reference. He said that the […]

Rain washes away Pakistan’s chance of series win over New Zealand

Rain washes away Pakistan’s chance of series win over New Zealand

DUBAI (AFP) – Persistent rain forced the third and final one-day international between Pakistan and New Zealand to be abandoned Sunday, extending the Asian side s seven-year wait for a series win over the Black Caps.New Zealand, set a daunting 280-run target against a potent Pakistan bowling attack were 35-1 after 6.5 overs when rain halted […]

Lawmakers come close to exchanging blows over PM’s criticism

Lawmakers come close to exchanging blows over PM’s criticism

ISLAMABAD: The government and opposition lawmakers came close to a fist fight after an exchange of hot words during a session of the National Assembly on Monday.The pandemonium started when Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Shazia Marri mentioned General AK Niazi and drew his parallel with ‘Prime Minister Imran Khan Niazi’.The remarks led to Minister for […]

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