2017 August - Part 2

Archive for August, 2017

Study: Blasphemy Laws on Books in One-third of Nations

August 29, 2017 |

GENEVA Laws prohibiting blasphemy are astonishingly widespread worldwide, with many laying down disproportionate punishments ranging from prison sentences to lashings or the death penalty, the lead author of a report on blasphemy said.

Iran, Pakistan, and Yemen score worst, topping …

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FPCCI, ISPR ORGANIZE SEMINAR ON ‘INTERPLAY OF ECONOMY AND SECURITY’ IN KARACHI ON THURSDAY

August 29, 2017 |

Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) and ISPR are jointly organizing a seminar on 'Interplay of Economy and Security' in Karachi on Thursday.

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa will be the keynote speaker of …

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Afghan Officials Said to Talk Nearly Every Day With Taliban

August 29, 2017 |

ISLAMABAD Despite seemingly stalled peace talks between Afghanistan's government and the Taliban, officials say the intelligence chief speaks by telephone with militant leaders nearly every day about the country's constitution and political future.

In addition, Afghanistan's national security adviser has …

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Study: Blasphemy Laws on Books in One-third of Nations

August 29, 2017 |

GENEVA Laws prohibiting blasphemy are astonishingly widespread worldwide, with many laying down disproportionate punishments ranging from prison sentences to lashings or the death penalty, the lead author of a report on blasphemy said.

Iran, Pakistan, and Yemen score worst, topping …

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Afghan Officials Said to Talk Nearly Every Day With Taliban

August 29, 2017 |

ISLAMABAD Despite seemingly stalled peace talks between Afghanistan's government and the Taliban, officials say the intelligence chief speaks by telephone with militant leaders nearly every day about the country's constitution and political future.

In addition, Afghanistan's national security adviser has …

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RANGERS ARREST 9 CRIMINALS IN KARACHI

August 29, 2017 |

Sindh Rangers arrested nine criminals in Karachi on Tuesday.

Weapons and looted goods were also recovered from them.

Source: Radio Pakistan

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LAW AND ORDER SITUATION IMPROVED IN SINDH: IGP

August 29, 2017 |

Inspector General Sindh Police A.D Khawaja says law and order situation in the province has improved.

Talking to media at Shahdadpur Police Training Centre after a passing out parade on Tuesday, he said police is free from political pressure and …

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FPCCI, ISPR ORGANIZE SEMINAR ON ‘INTERPLAY OF ECONOMY AND SECURITY’ IN KARACHI ON THURSDAY

August 29, 2017 |

Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) and ISPR are jointly organizing a seminar on 'Interplay of Economy and Security' in Karachi on Thursday.

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa will be the keynote speaker of …

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KARACHI: 3 PERSONS KILLED IN TWO DIFFERENT INCIDENTS

August 28, 2017 |

In Karachi, three persons were killed while three others injured in two different incidents.

According to report, two security guards were killed when unidentified assailants opened fire on them in Gulistan-e-Johar area of Karachi on Monday.

In another incident, one …

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Anti-U.S. Protests Held In Pakistan Following Trump’s Criticism

August 28, 2017 |

Hundreds of people rallied across northwestern Pakistan on August 28 to protest U.S. statements that the country is providing safe havens to extremist groups.

The demonstrators chanted slogans against the United States in Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, …

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Pakistan Hardens Stance to Trump’s Afghan Strategy

August 28, 2017 |

ISLAMABAD Pakistan appears to have hardened its stance to U.S. President Donald Trump's recently announced Afghan and South Asia strategy; but, officials dismiss suggestions Islamabad is seeking confrontation or a rupture in its decades-old relations with Washington.

While announcing his …

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Pakistan PM Says Trump Strategy For Afghanistan ‘Will Not Work’

August 28, 2017 |

Pakistan's prime minister says U.S. President Donald Trump's strategy for the war in Afghanistan is doomed to failure.

From Day One, we have been saying very clearly the military strategy in Afghanistan has not worked, and it will not work, …

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