Pakistan

Khyber-Pashtunkhwa raises fresh concerns about corridor project

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Tells centre western and northern routes, Sino-Pak trade imbalance missing from CPEC long-term plan. PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has conveyed its concerns to the federal government about several aspects missing from the draft long-term plan (LTP) of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, including western and northern routes, Sino-Pak trade imbalance and water resource management. The LTP 2017-30 is ...

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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani declined invitation for Pakistan visit: deputy spokesman

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ISLAMABAD: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has declined invitations extended by top civil and military officials to visit Pakistan, BBC Urdu reported on Wednesday. Quoting the president’s Deputy Spokesman Dawa Khan Minapal, BBC Urdu reported that Ghani, who met with Director General Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Naveed Mukhtar and National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq over the past week, had rejected their invitations, ...

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Afghanistan would not trust Pakistan until it takes action against Taliban and other terrorist groups, president Ghani tells Pakistan’s spymaster

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KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani has categorically told the Pakistan’s spymaster that Afghanistan would not trust the neighbour until it takes action against the Taliban and other terrorist groups. A well-placed government source confided to local Afghan news Afghanistan handed ISI chief, Naveed Mukhtar, enough evidence of the presence of Taliban and other rebel insurgents in Pakistan. During his day-long visit ...

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We were treated like brothers in Afghanistan: NA speaker

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Dialogue proceeded in a pleasant environment, Ayaz Sadiq says upon return from an official visit to Afghanistan. ISLAMABAD: Returning from a two-day official visit to Afghanistan, National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq on Monday said the Afghan leadership and the people of the country had shown the utmost respect to the delegation of Pakistani lawmakers. Sadiq had visited Afghanistan on the ...

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Pak army rejects PM Sharif firing aide over leak to Dawn newspaper, says directive is ‘incomplete’

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The sacking is a setback for the Sharif government at a time the Prime Minister is facing heat over the Panama Papers case. The leaked information was published in Pakistan’s Dawn newspaper and spoke of a rift between the civilian and military leadership. Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif approved the removal of Syed Tariq Fatemi, his special assistant on foreign ...

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ANP stands with Supreme Court decision in Panama Papers case: Asfandyar Wali Khan

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PESHAWAR: Awami National Party (ANP) President Asfandyar Wali Khan asked Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Wednesday to clarify his claim that he was offered Rs10 billion by the government to remain silent on the Panama Papers case. “He [Imran Khan] should share the details of that offer with the public as it will also help the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) ...

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Punjab government launches free wifi in five cities

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Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif termed the service a step towards digitalising the province. LAHORE: The Punjab government has launched free internet service (wifi hotspot) at over 200 points in five cities of the province. Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif formally opened the free internet service for Lahore, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Multan, Bahawalpur and Murree at a ceremony held at Arfa Kareem ...

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Pashtun-Canadian senator Salma Attaullah Jan robbed in Islamabad

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ISLAMABAD: Pashtun-Canadian Senator Salma Attaullah Jan was robbed of cash, a black pearl necklace and her ID cards in Islamabad’s F6 area on Tuesday night. The senator was reportedly approached by two men on a motorcycle as she was getting into her car near F6 Markaz. The men grabbed her handbag and fled, prompting Jan to register a First Investigation ...

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Security checks hinder Waziristan displaced Pashtuns

Residents of North Waziristan are required to undergo cumbersome checks while visiting or returning to their homeland.

BANNU, Pakistan — First Al-Qaeda bombs, Taliban suicide attacks, Uzbek assassins, U.S drone missiles, and Pakistani airstrikes and artillery barrages haunted them for more than a decade. Now unwieldy security procedures trouble civilians in a northwestern Pakistani tribal region as they attempt to pick up the pieces following years of exile and harsh extremist rule. Residents of North Waziristan, one ...

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10 killed as landmine blast hits van carrying census workers in Kurram

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PESHAWAR: A passenger van hit a landmine in Godar area of Kurram Agency on Tuesday, killing 10 passengers, which included children, and injuring eight others, among them two census workers. The vehicle was on its way from Godar to Sadda, Parachinar when it hit a mine, injuring two census workers on board, security sources told media. The injured were shifted ...

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