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Spread over 12,605 hectares, the Margalla Hills National Park (MHNP) was declared a national park back in 1980, under Section 21(1) of the Islamabad Wildlife (protection, conservation and management) Ordinance, 1979 and also affirmed as a wildlife sanctuary. This status strictly prohibits any commercial activity and settlement in the area. This park is an extension of the Islamabad wildlife sanctuary, which includes the Shakarparian Hills and the Rawal...

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Forces launch operation in Quetta after increase in terror attacks

QUETTA (NNI): The security forces launched operation in Quetta’s Pashtoon Abad area early Sunday days after armed groups increased terrorist attacks on police officers, officials said. Over 750 members of the paramilitary troops, police and other security agencies are taking part in the operation, military and police officials told a news conference in Quetta. Sector In-charge of the paramilitary...

Five bullet-riddled bodies recovered from Turbat sent to Gujrat

LAHORE: The five bullet-riddled bodies that recovered earlier in Turbat have been sent to the deceased’s native town of Gujrat from Lahore on Sunday. The bodies were first shifted to Karachi from Turbat via C-130 aircraft. According to Edhi Foundation spokesperson, the bodies were shifted to one...

SC allows Dr Asim to travel abroad for treatment

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday directed the government to remove the name of Dr Asim Hussain from the Exit Control List (ECL) allowing him to travel abroad for treatment. A three- member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Mushir Alam heard...

Corruption story of past, introduced transparency in projects: Shehbaz

LAHORE: Chief Minister (CM) Punjab, Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has said that corruption, loot and nepotism in development projects have become a story of the past as the Punjab government has promoted transparency in its development projects. He expressed these views while...

Imran Khan scared to face PML-N in 2018 elections: Pervaiz Rasheed

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) Senator Pervaiz Rasheed on Sunday said Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan is scared to face the ruling party in the 2018 polls and thus wants early elections. Talking to a private news channel, referring to the PTI he said, ” those whose own party is being dissolved want the Parliament to be dissolved.” He said the lion PML-N’s electoral...

Opponents won’t be able to compete PMLN in 2018 elections: Kirmani

ISLAMABAD: PML-N senior leaders Asif Kirmani on Sunday said the opponents would not be able to compete with Pakistan Muslim League-N in upcoming 2018 election. “We will defeat the opponents in the election of 2018 as the preparations for the public meeting is on full swing,” while talking to...

India using Afghan soil for terrorism in Balochistan, says Interior Minister

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal Thursday said that India is using Afghan soil for terrorism in Balochistan. While speaking to journalists, he said that the terror incidents are an attempt to sabotage multi-billion China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). “We...

Speakers of IIUI seminar call for strategies to deal with religious stereotyping

ISLAMABAD: Muslims would have to devise comprehensive strategies to deal with religious stereotyping, defamation and inappropriate representation of the facts against Islam, said participants of a seminar on Islamic Dawah in the West: approaches, methods and effects. The...

China to work with Bangladesh to resolve Rohingya issue

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DHAKA (INP):Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that China is willing to help Bangladesh and Myanmar properly resolve the Rohingya issue. Speaking to the press during his visit to Bangladesh, he said...

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US-Pakistan resetting ties amid changing world order: Maleeha Lodhi

The picture gaffe gave India a chance to further its propaganda.

NEW YORK: Former US Assistant Secretary of State Robin Raphel has said that despite ups and downs in their relationship, the United States, as a global power, cannot ignore Pakistan which she said was an influential Muslim country, an emerging democracy with a powerful military. Participating in a discussion at the International Institute for Strategic Studies...

Afghanistan opium production jumps 87 per cent: UN survey

UNITED NATIONS: An alarming trend in the cultivation and production of opium in Afghanistan reveals an 87 per cent production increase compared to 2016, the United Nations Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC) said in its Afghanistan Opium...

Foreign Minister presents Pakistan’s National Report at UN Human Rights Council

GENEVA: Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif has presented Pakistan’s national report on Universal Periodic Review (UPR) before the Human Rights Council in Geneva. This was the third report by Pakistan since the inception of UPR process...

First shipment of 15000 metric tons Indian wheat arrives in Afghanistan via Chabahar port

ZARANJ (NNI): The first shipment of 15,000 metric tons of wheat from India has arrived in Afghanistan via the Chabahar Port in Iran, formally operationalizing the sea route, an official said. Acting Agriculture and Livestock Minister Naseer...

Anti-judiciary campaign

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(By Asif Mehmood) Judiciary is in the line of fire. The front men of PMLN coterie is trigger happy in this regard. The agenda is clear: Save the King even if the heavens may fall. They are focusing on...

BCIM to remain a non-starter

By Mohammad Jamil In 1999, some ideas emerged from China’s Yunnan Province about a possible sub-regional cooperation involving south-western China, eastern India and the entire Myanmar and Bangladesh. The opponents of the idea say on the basis of sound reasons that it is not a feasible idea and would...

In memory of the law of Contempt of Court

By Asif Mehmood If memory serves better this time I think there was a law regarding the contempt of the court. I wonder if it is still intact. I wonder if it can be applied on the onslaught of the Panama...

The visible is saleable

By M. S. Sheikh It is very famous idiomatic phrase that “He is jack of all trade but master of none” but now the things have turned into vice versa. The reality seems different. Politics is the biggest...

Book Review: The Colder War

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Author: Marin Katusa Reviewed By: Muhammad Waqar Marin Katusa, in his book, “The Colder War”, has summarized his experience for being serving as a chief energy investment strategy for Casey...

Songs Before Shrine: Poems Of Peace And Humanity

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Book Reviewed By: HAMZA HASSAN SHEIKH According to Mother Teresa, “Peace begins with a smile.” Peace is a desire which dwells in the soul of every lover of humanity. In “Peace” I expressed my feelings...

List of unique cricket records held by Pakistan

Patriot Web Desk: The Pakistan Cricket team is regarded as one of the most unpredictable team in the world of sports. The men form green slump to unlikely defeats at time but on the other hand they are...

5 most popular female Pakistani politicians

Web Desk: Pakistan was one of the very first Muslim countries to have a female Prime Minister in the form of the late Shaheed Benazir Bhutto. The Pakistan People’s Party leader and former Prime Minister’s...

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