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Trapped Thai team gets diving lessons as rescuers weigh extraction

Trapped Thai team gets diving lessons as rescuers weigh extraction

CHIANG RAI: Rescue teams in northern Thailand were giving crash courses in swimming and diving on Wednesday as part of complex preparations to extract a young soccer team trapped in a cave, and hoping for a swift end to their harrowing 11-day ordeal. Divers, medics, counsellors and Thai navy SEALS were with the 12 schoolboys and […]

Political bigwigs weigh in on PM Nawaz’s JIT appearance

Political bigwigs weigh in on PM Nawaz’s JIT appearance

As Nawaz Sharif became the first sitting prime minister to record a statement before a joint investigation team (JIT) probing his family’s alleged corruption on Thursday, here’s what Pakistan’s political bigwigs had to say: PM set precedent by appearing before JIT: Danyal Aziz, PML-N “I want to highlight the fact that the prime minister has […]

Will Pak-India relations be affected by the Jadhav sentence? Analysts weigh in

Will Pak-India relations be affected by the Jadhav sentence? Analysts weigh in

Reactions in Pakistan to news that Indian agent Kulbhushan Jadhav was handed a death sentence for espionage were largely nationalistic. Analysts and politicians talking to mainstream television channels in Pakistan were unanimous in welcoming the decision. While some feel the reaction from India will be strong, others maintain there will be no dramatic shift in […]