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Pakistan committed for lasting stability in Afghanistan

Pakistan rejects blame of involvement in Uri attack

ISLAMABAD: “Pakistan remains committed to peace and stability in Afghanistan. We firmly believe that peace in Afghanistan is in Pakistan’s interest and also necessary for stability and progress of the region. Our efforts for peace, stability and economic progress of Afghanistan is a matter of our commitment to the brotherly people of Afghanistan, millions of whom have been hosted in Pakistan for past 37 years. This was said by Foreign Office Spokesperson  in response to the media queries regarding Afghan President’s statement. He said that under a transit trade agreement betweenRead More


16 killed in suicide blast at Mohmand Agency mosque

Three FC men injured in a suicide attack in Kurram Agency

PESHAWAR: At least 16 people were killed while another 24 injured in a suspected suicide blast inside a local mosque in Mohmand Agency during Friday prayers. Confirming the incident, assistant political agent told media that the mosque was located in village Paye Khan in Anbar tehsil of the agency. “It was a suicide blast,” the assistant political agent quoted a witness as saying. “The suicide bomber was in crowded mosque, he shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’, and then there was a huge blast,” Naveed Akbar, deputy administrator of Mohmand agency, told media. Another regional official confirmed the blastRead More


MQM leader Khawaja Izhar taken into custody:media

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KARACHI: Police on Friday took Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Khawaja Izhar-ul-Hassan into custody after a raid was conducted on his house. SSP RAO Anwaar suspended; DIG also removed  Television footage showed Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Malir Rao Anwar reaching Izhar’s residence and taking the MQM leader into custody. Chief Minister has suspended SSP Rao Anwaar while DIG East Dr. Kamran has been also been removed . The CM also orderd release of Izhar. Earlier in the day, police raided Izhar’s residence, after which Chief Minister Sindh Syed MuradRead More


Bangladeshi cricketer escapes chopper crash

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DHAKA: Bangladeshi star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and his wife Umme Ahmed Shishir narrowly escaped an accident after a helicopter carrying the two to a Cox’s Bazar resort crashed on its return journey, leaving one person dead and four others injured, Bangladeshi media reported. “I am fine, but feel rather shocked at the news of the chopper crash.” Shakib said. “But I can’t really tell you anything about the crash. I was at shooting at the time.” According to reports, the helicopter crashed on its return flight an hour later after droppingRead More


Pemra takes notice of content aired against Ahmadi

content against the Ahmadi community on TV channels

LAHORE: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regularity Authority (Pemra) took notice of complaints against two television channels for airing ‘provocative’ content against the Ahmadi community. Anjuman Ahmedia Pakistan president registered a complaint with the media watchdog against Neo TV and Channel 92 alongside “a large number of complaints from the general public” against content aired by Neo TV’s ‘Harf-e-Raz’ and Channel 92’s ‘Subha-e-Noor’ shows, a Pemra statement said. The complaints termed the content aired in the shows as “provocative against a minority whose members are already threatened, harassed and have sufferedRead More


National day of Tajikistan celebrated in style

ISLAMABAD, SEPT 16 (DNA) –Ambassador of Tajikistan Sherali Jononov hosted a grand reception to celebrate 25th Anniversary of Independence of Tajikistan. A large number of people from all walks of life attended the reception. Being the third day of Eid-ul-Azha a low turnout was expected but the hall was almost jam-packed when the routine proceedings of the ceremony started. Federal Minister for Water and Power and Defence Minister Khwaja Asif was the chief guest while Governor Punjab Rafiq Rajwana especially came from Lahore to be part of the Tajik nationalRead More