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Funeral rites of martyred security personnel observed in Rawalpindi

RAWALPINDI (Web Desk) Funeral prayers of seven soldiers martyred yesterday in an operation in North Waziristan were held in Rawalpindi on Sunday, according to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).The Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, attended the last rituals of the martyrs after which the bodies were sent to …

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Ready to open Kartarpur border with India despite tensions: Fawad

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry has said Pakistan is still willing to open Kartarpur border opening with India despite tensions straining ties between Islamabad and New Dehli.In an interview to an Indian media outlet over telephone, the minister said: “War and animosity are not the solutions of any …

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Poliovirus that originated in Afghanistan detected in Rawalpindi

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) Poliovirus that originated in the Northern Corridor in Afghanistan – Kandahar and Helmand has been detected in various Pakistani cities including Rawalpindi.Emergency Operations Centre for Polio Eradication National Coordinator Rana Mohammad Safdar said the virus has been detected in Peshawar and other cities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as …

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Rashid announces plan to fill 10,000 vacancies in railways

LAHORE (Web Desk) Pakistan Rail­ways will have a ‘sub-headquarters’ in Karachi to boost its freight sector.“Karachi is the hub of business and it is the need of the hour to make a sub-headquarters of the PR there to facilitate traders and businessman,” said Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed at …

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No compromise or laxity on water conservation: CJP

CHITRAL (Web Desk) Supreme Court Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Saturday said no compromise or laxitywas possible on the conservation of water in the country when it was fast running out.It’s our duty to leave a legacy of large water reservoirs for future generations instead of Rs170,000 debt for …

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Shehbaz criticises Indian army chief’s ‘irresponsible’ statement

LAHORE (Web Desk) Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif on Saturday said, the statement made by the Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat was irresponsible.The PML-N president took to Twitter and said, “The bellicose and irresponsible statement by the Indian army chief exposes the Indian designs to the world …

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PM Imran to preside over Punjab Cabinet session today

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit Lahore today (Sunday), where he will chair a session of the Punjab Cabinet at 3pm.During his visit to the city, Local Government Minister Aleem Khan will brief PM Imran on the 100-day plan’s progress.Further, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar and Local …

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India denies visas to Pakistani chefs for Amritsar food festival

LAHORE (Web Desk) The Indian government on Saturday denied visas to six Pakistani chefs to participate in the World Heritage Cuisine and Food Festival scheduled to be held in Amritsar next month.The decision came amid rising tensions between the two countries after India canceled an earlier announced meeting between Foreign …

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India has always backtracked from dialogue: Mushaal Malik

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) Mushaal Malik, wife of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front chairman Yasin Malik, on Saturday said that the Indian COAS Bipin Rawat’s threatening statement against Pakistan is a part of Indian establishment’s grand plan.Speaking exclusively to ARY News, Mushal Malik said the statement was not surprising and is a …

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