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At least 55 killed, scores injured in suicide attack at mosque in Afghanistan’s Kunduz

KABUL: A suicide bomb attack on worshippers at a Shia mosque in the Afghan city of Kunduz killed at least 55 people on Friday, in the bloodiest assault since US forces left the country. Scores more victims from the minority community were wounded in the blast, which has not been claimed but appears designed to further destabilise Afghanistan in the wake of the Taliban takeover. The militant Islamic State (IS) group, bitter rivals of the Taliban, has repeatedly targeted Shias in Afghanistan to stir up sectarian violence. A medical sourceRead More

Turkey to start manufacturing 1st indigenous electric train locomotive in 2022

ANKARA: Turkey is set to start manufacturing its first indigenous electric train locomotive next year, the country’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Friday. Speaking at the 12th Transportation and Communication Week at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, Erdoğan said Turkey’s railway industry has improved thanks to the government’s investments, such as for developing indigenous electric train set and on designing high-speed trains. “We are about to come to the point where we will produce metro, suburban and tramway,” he noted. Pointing to the country’s advantageous geographical location, the president said Turkey’sRead More

NLC Trucks carrying commercial cargo from Karachi reaches Istanbul

ISTANBUL, 8 Oct: A dignified ceremony was held today at Murat Bey Customs Post in Istanbul to mark the arrival of the first two National Logistics Company (NLC) trucks carrying goods from Pakistan to Turkey, via Iran, under the Transports Internationaux Routiers (TIR) convention.  The NLC trucks departed from Karachi on 28th September and reached Istanbul on 7th October covering a distance of 5300 Kilometers.  Senior officials of the Turkish Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, Ministry of Trade, Chamber of Commerce & Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB), International Road Transport Union (IRU),Read More

22 Foreign players contesting CAS-Serena Hotels/Combaxx Sports Int’l Squash C’ ships

AFZAL JAVED ISLAMABAD, Oct 08: Twenty Two international players from across the world are taking part in the Chief of Air Staff (CAS) International Squash Championships for men and women is going to start from October 11th (Monday) here at the Mushaf Squash Complex Islamabad. The five day event is being organised by Pakistan Squash Federation (PSF) in collaboration with Serena Hotels and Combaxx Sports with the men’s event has a prize money of $30,000 whereas the women’s competition carries $12,000.Pakistan Squash Federation (PSF) secretary Wing Commander Armghan Aziz along withRead More

XXIV Olympic Winter Games will be a memorable event, Chinese Envoy

AFZAL JAVED  ISLAMABAD, OCT 8: Ambassador of People’s Republic of China to Pakistan Nong Rong in a meeting with President Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) Lt. Gen. (R) Syed Arif Hasan, hoping that 18th edition of Olympic Winter Games will be memorable event for all participants as all preparations to organize XXIV Olympic Winter Games are on track and completed as per schedule to be held at Beijing next year in a befitting manner.  He was speaking this during call on with Lt. Gen (R) Syed Arif Hasan, President Pakistan OlympicRead More

Pakistan, Thailand enjoy enduring friendship

ISLAMABAD, OCT 8 /DNA/ – Joint Logo Commemorating the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and Thailand was launched at a virtual ceremony today, with recorded messages by Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand Mr. Don Pramudwinai.  ​The proceedings were co-led by Mr. Asim Iftikhar Ahmad, Additional Secretary (Asia Pacific), and Mr. Darm Boontham, Director General (South Asian, Middle East, and African Affairs) in Thailand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Officials from both Ministries of ForeignRead More