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Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor said, “Operation Khyber- 4 has been launched in Rajgal which, along with a similar size area in Shawal valley, is one of the pockets that remain to be cleared”. DG ISPRalso said, “expanding footprint of Daesh on the other side of the border has necessitated the operation to prevent it’s influence from penetrating this side of the border”. He addressed a press conference at the ISPR office. Rajgal valley...

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Supreme Court stays execution of convict sentenced to death by military court

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday stayed the execution of a convict who was awarded death sentence by a military court. The accused, Muhammad Akbar, was convicted of murdering two soldiers in 2009. He had challenged the military court verdict in 2016. A three-judge bench, headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, after staying the convict’s execution, issued notices to the attorney general...

PPP against dissolution of assemblies; urges PML-N to name new PM: Khurshid Shah

SUKKUR: Opposition leader in National Assembly Syed Khurshid Shah on Saturday termed stubbornness of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz’s (PML-N) leaders behind their current miseries. Talking to media persons in Sukkur, Shah emphasized that Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) desires continuity of democracy...

PML-N not considering new PM, Nisar rift mere assumption: Kh Asif

SIALKOT: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader and Defence Minister Khawaja Asif held a media talk in his hometown on Saturday where he stressed that the ruling party is not considering a new Prime Minister. Khawaja Asif added that the reports of rift between...

Panamagate case to rid country of corruption: Sirajul Haq

ISLAMABAD: Jamaat-e-Islami chief Sirajul Haq, another petitioner in the case on Friday said that they pray, believe and hope that the country is rid of corruption as a result of the Panamagate case decision Talking to media outside Supreme Court, Sirajul Haq said that...

SECP Chairman given in FIA custody on 4-day physical remand

ISLAMABAD: The special court on Saturday remanded Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) chairman, Zafar Hijazi, in FIA custody for four days in record tempering case. Hijazi was produced before the special court. FIA investigators sought physical remand of Hijazi in the record tempering case. On Friday, the FIA took Hijazi into custody from the premises of the Special Court, where...

UNHCR lauds new project to register undocumented Afghan refugees in Pakistan

GENEVA: A new pilot project in Pakistan to register undocumented Afghan refugees,  who up to now have been without identity papers and living in fear of being arrested or deported,  would allow up to one million people to have legal status, the United Nations refugee agency said. “This significant...

7 stunning photos of Saidpur Village in Islamabad

Web Desk: The Saidpur village is a Mughal-era village on the slopes of the Margalla Hills and located off the Hill Road to the east of Daman-e-Koh in Islamabad. The Saidpur village has the footprints of various civilizations, including Gandhara, Greek, Buddhist, Mughal,...

Pakistan, China set to launch cultural corridor

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and China will embark upon Cultural Caravan next month on CPEC route to strengthen region’s economic, cultural connectivity, showcase soft image and trade potential of the region. This will be in line with the two countries’ renewed...

30 killed in Kabul bombing; PM condemns the attack

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KABUL/ISLAMABAD: A suicide car bomb exploded in the Afghan capital, Kabul, Monday morning killing at least 30 people. Officials have told the BBC  that at least 42 people were injured in the blast and...

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US aistrike accidentally kills 12 Afghan police officers who were fighting the Taliban

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An errant US airstrike has killed 12 Afghan National Police officers who were fighting the Taliban and wounded two others. Helmand provincial police chief Abdul Ghafar Safi said on Saturday that the death toll in Friday’s airstrike was determined after a site inspection of the compound in Gereshk District. The Pentagon confirmed the airstrike on the...

Denial of USD 350m aid to Pakistan reality, not new tougher policy: Mattis

WASHINGTON: US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has said that his refusal to give certification to Congress that Pakistan was taking action against the Haqqani network is not a reflection of a new tougher policy against Islamabad, but simply...

Syrian army sweeps across IS-held territory: state media

DAMASCUS (AFP) – Syrian government forces have swept across territory south of Islamic State group stronghold Raqa, capturing a string of villages and oilfields from the jihadists, state media said on Monday. The landscape south...

158 Indian Army soldiers killed is fake news

Web Desk: A Pakistani private channel i.e. Dunya News ran a fake and unverified news report on Monday claiming that 158 Indian soldiers have been killed in the Sikkim sector by Chinese troops. The channel reported ‘The development...

Our education system

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By Siraj Shawa The state of education in Pakistan, by all accounts, is abysmally an awful one. It is ranked among the most illiterate countries in the world. While more than 40% of our population is still...

Spit it out Sir!

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Conspiracy, conspiracy and conspiracy. Conspiracy against the Prime Minister, Conspiracy against the Parliament, Conspiracy against the democracy, conspiracy against the system, conspiracy against the...

JIT and the Pocket Money

The JIT’s report has unveiled some abject, ridiculous and funny shades of the politics of Pakistan. The nation owes a debt of gratitude to Mr. Captain Safdar for his unprecedentedly stunning statement...

JIT and the Pocket Money

The JIT’s report has unveiled some abject, ridiculous and funny shades of the politics of Pakistan. The nation owes a debt of gratitude to Mr. Captain Safdar for his unprecedentedly stunning statement...

7 stunning photos of Saidpur Village in Islamabad

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Web Desk: The Saidpur village is a Mughal-era village on the slopes of the Margalla Hills and located off the Hill Road to the east of Daman-e-Koh in Islamabad. The Saidpur village has the footprints of...

TV plays and moral decency

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There was a time when programs especially dramas were viewed on PTV with all the family members. Stories and scripts were full of moral lessons. PTV was the only channel of entertainment for all viewers....

Importance of Pets

Pets are not human but display many human qualities like strong personalities, emotions and preferences. While pets are mere domesticated animals for those who do not possess them, for those few who do,...

Deforestation- leading Pakistan towards destruction

In past few decades, there has been noticed an excessive dearth in the production of forest in the country. According to an assertion in 1990’s 3.3% of the total area of the country was woody, which...

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