IS cell busted in Lahore, eight suspects arrested


PUNJAB: The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) Punjab claimed on Thursday that it busted a cell of the militant Islamic State (IS) group operating in Lahore and arrested eight suspects along with their ringleader. Some members of the Daesh cell had already traveled to Syria and Afghanistan while some were preparing to leave when the raid took place, said a CTD spokesman, ...

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Pakistani senators fear China may use CPEC to enhance trade with India


ISLAMABAD: Some lawmakers expressed concern on Wednesday over the possible use of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) by China to enhance trade with India. During a meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on Planning and Development, some lawmakers were of the view that China was investing in the CPEC project to explore new vistas of trade with different countries right ...

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Donald Trump will clear bill to declare Pakistan a terror state, says Shalabh Kumar


US President elect will approve a Congress bill to declare Pakistan a terror state when the legislation reaches him in what would be a shot in arm for India’s antiterror narrative, said Shalabh Kumar, a key Indian-origin member of Donald Trump’s advisory council and prominent businessman. “President Trump and PM Narendra Modi will undoubtedly share a good chemistry. The Indo-US ...

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7 soldiers killed in LoC firing, Pakistan army claims


Islamabad: Seven Pakistani soldiers were killed Sunday night during cross-border firing across the Line of Control, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. “Seven soldiers embraced shahadat at the LoC in the Bhimber sector in a ceasefire violation by Indian troops late last night.” Pakistani troops responded to ‘unprovoked’ Indian firing, and targeted Indian posts effectively, ISPR said. Meanwhile Foreign Office ...

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Iconic ‘Afghan girl’ Sharbat Gula to come to India for treatment


New Delhi:  Afghan woman Sharbat Gula, the iconic face of refugee struggle who was deported from Pakistan a few days ago, will travel to India soon for medical treatment. Gula became a worldwide face after her photograph appeared in the National Geographic Magazine in 1984. She was deported from Pakistan to Afghanistan on Wednesday on charges of falsifying identity papers. In ...

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It’s the time to get rid of Draconian Law “FCR”


The leader of one band of the Nez Perce people, Chief Joseph has rightly said “Treat all men alike. Give them the same law. Give them them an even chance to live and grow”. It is a matter of fact that the constitution of Pakistan ensures inalienable rights to all the citizens of Pakistan. FATA today is formally a part ...

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Pakistanis worry that President Trump may favour India


Pakistani residents read newspapers with coverage of Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential election in Islamabad. ─ AFP Donald Trump’s surprise election as United States (US) president has Pakistanis wary that he may accelerate what they see as a shift in American policy to favour arch-foe India in the long rivalry between nuclear-armed neighbours, analysts said on Wednesday. Historical ...

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Peshawar; Once famous for Trade would now famous for Tech


Three Peshawar based tech ideas converted in to startup businesses. Revolt an incubator by Peshawar 2.0, a social enterprise, incubated these three ideas into full-fledged businesses through an intensive marathon three months program. Fresh graduates from different educational institutes joined Revolt three months back. All the team went through a program which covered important areas ideas generation, innovation, the basic ...

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6 Pak high commission officials ‘leave India’ as New Delhi probes spy ring


As many as six officials in the Pakistani high commission reportedly returned home on Wednesday amid growing tensions between the two countries after a Pakistani staffer was caught spying, sources said. Though there was no official confirmation on the number of diplomats leaving India, according to sources associated with the diplomatic mission, six officials are in the process of leaving ...

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Peshawar University student refuses to accept degree from KP governor


A student of Peshawar University on Tuesday declined to accept a graduation degree from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra, citing his dissatisfaction with the federal government as the reason behind the refusal. Nabi Shah, a student of Journalism and Mass Communications at the university in Peshawar, said he was dissatisfied with the federal government, and so had refused to ...

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