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Saturday, October 03, 2015
LONDON: The Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), General Raheel Sharif, has called upon the United Kingdom to play a role in checking international financing and communication of terrorists.
The army chief said this during a meeting with Britain’s ...
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Saturday, October 03, 2015
KABUL: Taliban fighters were holding out against the Afghan troops in Kunduz on Friday, a day after the government forces recaptured most of the northern city that had fallen to the militants in their biggest victory of a 14-year insurgency.
In ...
Hamid Mir
Saturday, October 03, 2015
ISLAMABAD: Chaos in Kunduz and other parts of northern Afghanistan is an alarm bell not only for Tajikistan and Uzbekistan but also for Pakistan and China. Afghan Taliban have expanded their fight beyond Kunduz and captured the Warduj district of ...
Mehtab Haider
Saturday, October 03, 2015
ISLAMABAD: Senators have disclosed during the proceedings of a parliamentary panel that fake currency notes were circulated by banks in the country on Eidul Azha while banks did not have machines to curb this practice.
This startling disclosure ...

Saturday, October 03, 2015
WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama warned on Friday that Russia’s military engagement in Syria in support of strongman Bashar al-Assad was a “recipe for disaster”, though Washington could still work with Moscow on reducing tensions.
Russian ...
Ziaullah Niazi
Saturday, October 03, 2015
LAHORE: In the light of the National Action Plan (NAP), the Punjab government has cancelled licences of over 100 private security agencies which did not obtain security clearance from the Special Branch and were termed a security risk, while ...
our correspondent
Saturday, October 03, 2015
LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has announced to enhance annual amount of Punjab Educational Endowment Fund (PEEF) from Rs2 billion to Rs4 billion and said that educational scholarships would be given to 200,000 deserving talented students ...
Hina Mahgul Rind
Saturday, October 03, 2015
KARACHI: The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has cancelled at least 41 local and international flights since Thursday morning and the number of cancellations may increase to 50 flights by tomorrow (Saturday) after some 14 pilots refused to ...

Saturday, October 03, 2015
KARACHI: Former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf has denied he had ever made a threatening call to Benazir Bhutto in 2007 as was alleged by a US journalist the other day.
He termed Mark Siegel’s statement as a “heap of lies” and said ...

Saturday, October 03, 2015
Says dossier was to be given to India if talks were not suspended; issue of Indian involvement in terrorism brought into UN’s notice; Pakistan deeply concerned over Afghan situation
UNITED NATIONS: Adviser to the PM on Foreign Affairs and ...
Ahmad Noorani
Saturday, October 03, 2015
ISLAMABAD: Though General Pervez Musharraf now denies threatening or even calling Benazir Bhutto in 2007 when she was in the USA, he hadn’t denied the same when Pulitzer Prize winner leading American journalist Ron Suskind had not only revealed the ...
Amir Mir
Saturday, October 03, 2015
ISLAMABAD: Mark Siegel is not the only American journalist to have made public Ms Benazir Bhutto Shaheed’s security concerns following a threatening phone call she had received from General (retd) Pervez Musharraf. A Pulitzer Prize winning American ...
our correspondents/Online
Saturday, October 03, 2015
KARACHI: Lt Gen Ali Quli Khan (retd) Friday favoured across-the-board accountability of civilians as well as the men in uniform.
He was speaking about “the transformation of the Army post-2008 and accelerating post-2013” at a breakfast meeting ...

Saturday, October 03, 2015
UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan hit back strongly at India on Thursday after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called Jammu and Kashmir an “Indian state” and went on to accuse Islamabad of abetting terrorism.
“India’s attempts to deny its illegal ...
Tariq Butt
Saturday, October 03, 2015
ISLAMABAD: In a major development, the European Union (EU) has withdrawn the crippling Anti-Dumping Duty on Pakistan’s products of PET (Polyethylene terephthalate, a chemical used in making mineral water and beverage bottles), imposed five years ...
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