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US can count on Turkey after pullout: Erdogan

Erdogan to visit Pakistan next month: Turk Envoy

Turkish officials had informed their American counterparts about Ankara’s plans in Afghanistan after the US troop pullout, without providing details News Desk ANKARA: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday said Turkey would be the “only reliable” country left to stabilise Afghanistan after the US pulls out its troops, indicating Washington could rely on its NATO ally. Erdogan also said he would discuss the issue in his first face-to-face meeting with US President Joe Biden on the margins of a NATO summit in Brussels on Monday, after strained relations between theirRead More


Fawad demands LB polls in Sindh

Says 1800 billion rupees provided to the Sindh govt Nazir Siyal KARACHI: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry has said 1600 to 1800 billion rupees have been provided to Sindh government during the last three years and 27 percent more budget will be provided in the next fiscal year. Talking to media persons in Karachi on Sunday, he said federal government provided additional 500 Megawatt electricity to Karachi which resulted in less load shedding during extreme hot weather. The Information Minister said law and order situation in the provinceRead More


Netanyahu out as new Israeli govt approved

News Desk TEL AVIV: Benjamin Netanyahu has lost his 12-year hold on power in Israel after the country’s parliament voted in a new coalition government.A new “government of change” will be led by right-wing nationalist Naftali Bennett of the Yamina party. He will lead an unprecedented coalition of parties which was approved with a razor-thin majority vote of 60-59. Mr Bennett will be prime minister until September 2023 as part of a power-sharing deal. He will hand power over to Yair Lapid, leader of the centrist Yesh Atid, for a further twoRead More


MOFA officers arrested on spying charges

Grade 18 officer working at the Chinese Division at MOFA produced before the court; the said officer is accused of sharing secret information with the Russian intelligence operatives; Bulgarian ambassador in Pakistan was sacked in the past for corrupt practices Special Correspondent ISLAMABAD:  A few senior officers working in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan (MOFA), have been arrested on the charges of spying for other countries. In addition, action has also been taken against officers of the protocol department involved in illegal practices. According to details, Syed QalbeRead More


PSL 2021: Asif, Musa star as United down Qalandars

ABU DHABI, JUN 13 – Asif Ali and Musa Khan starred as Islamabad United registered an epic 28-run victory against Lahore Qalandars. After the departure of Sohail, who scored 34 off 19 balls, Qalandars batting line-up collapsed and they were reduced to 99-7 in 14 overs. They eventually bowled out for just 124 in the 19th over. Fakhar was the top scorer for the losing side as he scored 44 off 37 deliveries. For United, Musa Khan was the star of the show with the ball as he claimed threeRead More


Congress to relook into scrapping of Article 370 if came to power

DELHI: Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh has said his party will relook into the scrapping of Article 370 if came to power at the center. Several BJP leaders have attacked Digvijaya Singh for his statement on Twitter saying that. The Congress had opposed the revocation of Article 370, which gives special status Jammu and Kashmir, and a resolution was passed against it by its top decision making body. The party had insisted that all stakeholders should have been consulted before taking the decision.