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Arrested US national is not spy, Nisar tells media

Interior ministry asks KP govt to not participate in PTI protest

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan confirmed on Friday that Matthew Barrett, the blacklisted US national who was deported in 2011, is not a spy and the same has been confirmed by a joint investigation team (JIT) report. “The JIT report has confirmed that Matthew Barrett is not a spy,” said the interior minister during a press conference. Nisar also stated that Barrett will be deported with in the next two or three days. “We will deport him (Barrett) in the next two or three days keeping the JITRead More

Govt committed to complete all power projects in time: PM

PM on Neelum-Jhelum power project

MUZAFFARABAD, 12 AUG (DNA) – Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif arrived in Muzaffarabad on Friday. He expressed great confidence and said that his government was committed to complete all power projects on schedule, so as to rid the country of frequent power outages and to boost industrial growth. The Prime Minister is personally overseeing the mega Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project (NJHP), designed to produce 969 MW of cheap hydel electricity and lessen reliance on thermal power generation. The Project envisages diversion of Neelum waters through tunnels at Nauseri about 41Read More

Pakistan to invite India to discuss violence in Kashmir 

Aziz says unaware any Afghan Taliban delegation came to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz announced that Islamabad will invite New Delhi to discuss the ongoing violence in India-held Kashmir, and that Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry will write a letter to his Indian counterpart in this regard. “The foreign secretary will give emphasis on talks with India on occupied Kashmir,” Aziz said. Regarding the issue of Indian atrocities in Kashmir, Aziz said the matter cannot be taken to the International Court of Justice without the consent of both sides. The adviser said, Pakistan suspects thatRead More

Six terrorists nabbed in Rawalpindi combing operation: ISPR

Six terrorists nabbed in Rawalpindi

RAWALPINDI: Six suspected terrorists were apprehended along with a cache of arms and ammunition during a combing operation in Kallar Syedan and Gujar Khan areas of Rawalpindi district on Thursday, said an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement. Amongst the persons arrested are two “important” militant commanders. Prepared improvised explosive devices (IED) were also recovered from their possession, said the statement. Combing operations, which are underway across the country, are the latest initiative undertaken by the army against hiding ‘terrorists’ and terrorist sleeper cells. A day after the horrific militant attackRead More

Russian watchdog imposes $6.8 million fine on Google

Russia impose fine on Google

MOSCOW: Russia’s anti-monopoly watchdog said on Thursday Google would have to pay a $6.8 million fine for pre-installing applications on mobile devices running its Android operating system. The watchdog, FAS, ruled last September that Google had broken anti-monopoly laws, following a complaint by Russia’s Yandex. “We have received a notification from FAS about the imposed fine,” Google’s press service said on Thursday in a written statement. “We will familiarise ourselves with the ruling before deciding on further actions.” The watchdog said Russian customers would benefit from its decision and thatRead More

PCB to rope in country’s greats to groom youngsters

PCB to groom youngsters

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to rope in former cricket greats to train budding sportsmen, PCB sources said on Friday. “The board is seriously considering hiring the services of former players to train young players in cricket academies across the country,” the source said. Director Academies Muddasir Nazir in a recent meeting with board’s top officials proposed the move to avail the services of former players, some of whom are settled abroad. “If these former players agree to train youngsters, it’ll give a great boost to theRead More