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April 19, 2018 12:00 AM US to deport 107 Pak prisoners

ISLAMABAD: Washington has decided to deport 107 Pakistanis languishing in jails on the charges of terrorism, robbery, breaching of immigration laws, sexual harassments, selling of drugs and keeping false citizenship. To this effect, top mandarins of the Interior Ministry in Pakistan and officials of Pakistan Embassy in Washington have completed dialogue 3

April 18, 2018 7:07 AM Promising to return, Nawaz and Maryam leave for London

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz on Wednesday left for London where Sharif's wife Kulsoom Nawaz is undergoing treatment for lymphoma. The father-daughter duo, who are currently facing accountability hearings, left for London on a Qatar Airlines flight around 9:30am and are scheduled to return on April 22. However, in a tweet 6

April 18, 2018 2:12 AM Pakistan cautions India against fanning row over pilgrims

ISLAMABAD: The Fore­ign Office (FO) denied an Indian allegation on Tuesday that Pakistan had instigated Sikh pilgrims to agitate over the Khalistan issue and cautioned New Delhi against fanning this controversy. The ongoing row has marred the Sikh pilgrimage for Baisakhi and Khalsa Janamdin ceremonies over the last fortnight. “Pakistan categorically

April 18, 2018 12:00 AM Parliamentary Secretary on Climate Change meets with JS Group officials

Karachi: Romina Alam Khan, Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change visited the Central Offices of JS Group to meet with officials from JS Bank and the Mahvash and Jahangir Siddiqui Foundation (MJSF). As per the Global Climate Risk Index 2018 report, Pakistan is ranked as the 7th most vulnerable country to global warming and climate change. In view of the country’s

April 16, 2018 2:25 AM Pakistan rejects Indian charge about envoy’s visit to Gurdwara

ISLAMABAD: A day after Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa called for a “comprehensive and meaningful dialogue” between India and Pakistan to resolve their disputes, including the core issue of Kashmir, the two countries accused each other of violating the 44-year-old protocol on visits by pilgrims. “It is ironic for the government of India to accuse Pakistan 2

April 15, 2018 12:00 AM Syrian army announces eastern Ghouta free of militants

BEIRUT: Syria´s army command on Saturday announced that the eastern Ghouta region was free of militants, following the departure of the last rebel fighters from the city of Douma towards the north of the country, state media reported, citing a statement by the Syrian army general command. "All the terrorists have left Douma city, their last bastion in eastern 1

April 10, 2018 12:00 AM Rice traders off to Iran

LAHORE: A 16-member delegation of the Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan (REAP) leaves for Iran to explore trade potential, a statement said on Monday. The delegation, which includes top exporters of basmati and long grain rice, will meet with the officials of the Ministry of Commerce of Iran, for selling Pakistani rice through government tenders 4

April 10, 2018 12:00 AM NAB closes 21 mega corruption cases in three years

ISLAMABAD: Out of 179 mega corruption cases of NAB, almost 21 inquiries and investigations have been closed and the beneficiaries amongst others include Nawaz Sharif, Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, Younis Babib, Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao and Husain Haqqani. Interestingly, the probe against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and others into alleged illegal appointments 2

April 10, 2018 12:00 AM Tehran accuses Israel of strike that killed four Iranians in Syria

TEHRAN: Tehran accused Israel on Monday of "flagrant" aggression in Syria after an air strike hit a regime base killing four Iranian "military advisers", Iranian media said. The Islamic Republic condemned "strongly the aggression and the air strike by the Zionist regime" against the T-4 airbase in Homs, Iran’s foreign ministry said in a statement. The ministry 7

April 9, 2018 12:00 AM Turkey deports hundreds of Afghan migrants

ISTANBUL: Turkey was on Sunday deporting hundreds of Afghan migrants back home on special flights, in a major operation after thousands illegally entered the country in recent weeks. Early Sunday morning 227 Afghan migrants boarded a charter flight from Erzurum in northeastern Turkey back to Kabul, the Dogan news agency said. It said a total of 691 Afghan 2