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Thursday, November 11th, 2021


Shusha – the fairyland of Azerbaijan (Part-2)

Out of 15,000 sq m area, 10,000 has been liberated from the Armenian occupation while the rest of the 5,000 sq m is now manned by the Russian peacekeepers. As per the ceasefire agreement, the Russian peacekeepers shall remain in this area for five years Ansar M Bhatti As I mentioned earlier Azerbaijan govt is in the process of building new hotels in the area keeping in view the influx of visitors it will receive once the area is opened for tourism especially.  We were housed in a hostel asRead More

Australian dash Pak final hopes

DUBAI: Matthew Wade’s late blitz ensured Australia sailed through, comfortably at the end, for a T20 World Cup final clash against New Zealand Thursday.  Australia managed to win their semi-final clash against Pakistan on Thursday by five wickets.  Pakistani leg-spinner Shadab Khan did his best, raking in figures of 4/26 against Australia [the best for a T20 World Cup semi-final] but it wasn’t enough.  After the Shadab scare, Australia managed to bounce back as Stoinis and Matthew Wade struck up a solid partnership, hitting Hassan Ali and Shaheen Afridi forRead More

PTI allies expressed reservations on EVMs: Sh Rasheed

RAWALPINDI , NOV 11: Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed on Thursday said that the allies of the federal government have reservations on the electronic voting machines (EVMs). Speaking to media in Rawalpindi, Sheikh Rasheed said that the joint sitting of the Parliament has been postponed by the government. The minister said he was in favor of negotiations with TLP from day one. He said that he is not aware of the contents of the recent agreement between TLP and the government and will know its details when the government decides toRead More

EU must play role for stability in Afghanistan: Fawad

ISLAMABAD , NOV 11 :  Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said on Thursday that world including European Union must play their due role to ensure stability in Afghanistan. Talking to Bulgarian Ambassador to Pakistan, Irena Gancheva in Islamabad on Thursday, Information minister said Pakistan had been conveying its concerns to the world about Afghanistan as prevailing situation in Afghanistan is not less than any tragedy. Terming a recent report on Afghanistan by an international journal The Economist ‘worrisome,’ he said some twenty-three million people, out of thirty-eightRead More

Pakistan has always stood with Afghan people in hour of need: PM

ISLAMABAD , NOV 11 : Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan on Thursday has said that Pakistan has always stood with the Afghan people in their hour of need. In a post on social-networking website Twitter, the premier posted, “We have assured Afghan acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi and his delegation that we will provide all possible humanitarian aid to Afghanistan. “We are sending essential food items, emergency medical supplies & winter shelters to provide immediate relief to Afghan people,” he added. PM Imran stated, “We will also provide freeRead More

Rupee drops to Rs174.19 against US dollar

KARACHI  , NOV  11 : The rupee once again surpassed Rs174 against the US dollar in the inter-bank market on Thursday owing to delay in the $6-billion International Monetary Fund (IMF) tranche. The local currency depreciated around Rs1.26 against the greenback to settle at Rs174.19 on Thursday. Cumulatively, the local currency has lost around Rs4.22 or 2.48% during last six days. The local currency last dropped to at an all-time low of Rs175.26 against the US currency on October 26. Investors turned wary of the delay in International Monetary Fund’sRead More