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US not to target Haqqanis in Afghanistan: US General

ISLAMABAD, Jan 30 (DNA): The new US general picked to lead United States and NATO forces has stated that the troops in their operations in Afghanistan are not targeting the Haqqani network of militants, which is fighting alongside the TalibanThe comment by Lieutenant General John Nicholson, has come as a surprise to analysts who say it could be signaling a shift in Washington’s policy to promote Afghan peace and reconciliation efforts.


On the run for years, Rangers finally nab Uzair Baloch

KARACHI, 30 JAN (DNA) – Lyari gang-war leader Uzair Baloch who had previously arrested in the Middle East was arrested by the Sindh Rangers paramilitary force on the outskirts of Karachi. The Rangers spokesman claimed on Saturday that Baloch was nabbed while entering the port city. Uzair Baloch had fled the country following the launch of an operation in Karachi against criminal elements back in 2013. Whil Baloch had been arrested in the UAE, Pakistan was unable to seek repatriation following which Baloch was set free and went missing inRead More


PM announces Rs 5 per litre cut in POL prices

oil prices fall

ISLAMABAD, 30 JAN (DNA) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has announced Rs5 per litre cut in petroleum product prices with effect from February 01. The Premier announced reduction in petrol, diesel and other POL prices while talking to media here Saturday. The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) has recommended to the government to make a big cut in oil prices, hinting that in the international market its prices may go further down in the wake of increased oil supply, as Iran is also going to join the international marketRead More