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Pakistan hands over 252 Afghan nationals as goodwill gesture

Migrants from Afghanistan make their way to buses to travel to a different shelter, from a temporary registration centre in the village of Schwarzenborn, northeast of Frankfurt, Germany October 15, 2015. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

KHYBER AGENCY: 252 Afghan nationals were returned home as a goodwill gesture by Pakistan, as the Pak-Afghan border remained closed on the ninth day after a recent wave of terrorism hit the country. These Afghans who were returned on Friday spent around a week under the open sky as the …

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Authorities escalating process of sending Afghan refugees back


ISLAMABAD: Authorities concerned today escalated process of sending Afghan refugees back to their country after initiation of Operation Radd-ul-Fassad aimed at uprooting terrorism from Pakistan for once and all. According to details, the law enforcement agencies had kicked off countrywide operation against illegal and unregistered Afghan refugees as a result …

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Indian BSF opens fire at Pakistani woman near Sialkot


SIALKOT: An Indian Border Security Force personnel shot a Pakistani woman who lost her way and crossed the Working Boundary on Thursday night. The woman died on spot and her name was Rasheeda Bibi. According to police, the 53-year-old woman belonged to Sialkot district’s Diawara village and was mentally ill. …

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Family protests against Sindh health minister as four-year-old dies


KARACHI: Family of a four-year-old boy who died due to alleged medical negligence staged a protest outside Press Club in Karachi. The child Deedar finally succumbed to death on Friday night after fighting for his life for over six months. The family alleged that Deedar’s death occurred due to medical …

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22 women complete training at PAF Academy


ISLAMABAD: A batch of 22 women and 39 men successfully completed their basic airborne training at the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Academy, Risalpur, on Friday. Two women from PAF, three from Pakistan Navy and 17 from Pakistan Army participated in the course and completed their training. An award ceremony, conducted …

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No immunity for PM under Article 66, PTI tells SC


ISLAMABAD: In a written rebuttal submitted to the Supreme Court which closed hearing in the Panama Papers case on Thursday, senior counsel Naeem Bokhari has argued that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif cannot claim immunity under Article 66 of the Constitution in respect of his speech on the floor of the …

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China backs Operation Raddul Fasaad


BEIJING: China on Friday extended its support for military operation Raddul Fasaad launched to eliminate the threat of terrorism and extremism across the country besides ensuring security of borders. “China understands and supports necessary measures taken by Pakistan to consolidate its position in counterterrorism operations, maintain domestic security and stability …

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Suicide bomber apprehended from Shikarpur, explosive jacket seized


KARACHI:  Intelligence agencies arrested a suicide bomber from Shikarpur during a search operation on Friday. The officials also recovered an explosive jacket and material, along with maps and Afghani SIM cards from his possession. As per the initial reports, the detained terrorist wanted to target important places in Shikarpur. He …

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