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Pakistan expresses resolve to defeat terrorism to ensure peace and stability in country & region

May 20, 2022 |

Foreign Office Spokesperson Asim Iftikhar has reiterated Pakistan’s resolve to defeat terrorism to ensure peace and stability in the country and the region.Responding to a question at a weekly news briefing in Islamabad today [Friday], he however, said…

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PM’s Task Force on Global Warming & Heatwave meeting briefed about establishment of central coordination unit

May 20, 2022 |

Second meeting of the Prime Minister’s Task Force on Global Warming and Heatwave was held in Islamabad today [Friday] with Minister for Climate Change Sherry Rehman in the chair.Minister for National Food Security Tariq Bashir Cheema, along with Secret…

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Turkey ready to share its defence expertise with Pakistan: Erdogan

May 20, 2022 |

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country is ready to share its defence expertise with Pakistan.In a video message for the launching ceremony of the MILGEM-class corvette ship, he said the MILGEM project is an indication for the developme…

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Afghan Evacuees Fear Losing US Support

May 20, 2022 |

During the mayhem of his evacuation flight from Kabul last year, Sultan Ahmad was separated from his wife and his elderly mother.”It was so chaotic, and women couldn’t get through to the airport,” Ahmad said, recalling events of August, when thousands …

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PM assures all possible cooperation to lawyers in rendering professional duties

May 19, 2022 |

Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif says the lawyer community is great asset of the country and the government will provide all possible cooperation in rendering their professional duties.Talking to a delegation of representatives of various Bar Cou…

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FM Bilawal raises IIOJK issue with US Congressman

May 19, 2022 |

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has drawn attention of US House Armed Services Committee towards Indian illegal actions of August 5, 2019 in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and its continued atrocities against the Kashmiri people.In…

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Govt bans import of non-essential, luxury items: Marriyum

May 19, 2022 |

The Government has banned import of non-essential and luxury items to control inflation, stabilize foreign exchange reserves, strengthen economy, and reduce country’s reliance on imports.Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb anno…

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Taliban Order Afghan Female TV Presenters to Cover Faces

May 19, 2022 |

The ruling Taliban ordered local television channels in Afghanistan Thursday to ensure that female program presenters cover their faces while on screen, increasing curbs on women’s rights despite a global outcry.Afghan media outlets confirmed that they…

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Pakistan, Militants Call Truce in Afghanistan-Hosted Peace Talks

May 18, 2022 |

Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban confirmed Wednesday they hosted fresh peace negotiations between Pakistan and fugitive leaders of an outlawed militant group waging cross-border terrorist attacks against Pakistani forces out of Afghan sanctuaries.Highly-pl…

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Pakistan, US reaffirm to strengthen broad-based longstanding bilateral relations

May 18, 2022 |

Pakistan and United States have reaffirmed the strong determination to strengthen broad-based longstanding bilateral relations.This was discussed at meeting between Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and US Secretary of State Antony J Blinken in N…

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US Study Blames Rapid Troop Exit for Collapse of Afghan Forces

May 18, 2022 |

An official U.S. agency report has blamed the sudden demise of Afghan security forces in August 2021 mainly on Washington’s decision to rapidly withdraw the American military, leading to the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan.The Special Inspector General…

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Taliban’s Most Wanted Mostly in Plain Sight

May 18, 2022 |

He regularly meets foreign diplomats and speaks in public but is also the FBI’s most wanted man in Afghanistan.Sirajuddin Haqqani, the Taliban’s acting interior minister, even appeared on CNN on Tuesday with a conciliatory message for Americans. “In th…

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