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Foreign Minister: Victory opens new era in Azerbaijan’s history

BAKU, NOV 23: Azerbaijan is moving rapidly towards the reintegration of the liberated territories, Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov said in a video message posted on the Twitter page of Antalya Diplomatic Forum. “As a result of the 44-day Patriotic War last year, we liberated our lands from the Armenian occupation. The victory opens a new era in the history of my country, restored international justice and the rights of 1 million people, forced to flee their homes,” he said. “We are now facing the new task of demining and restoration of ourRead More

U.N. Libya mediator quits weeks before planned election – diplomats

The United Nations Libya mediator Jan Kubis is stepping down, diplomats said on Tuesday, less than a year after he took up the role and a month before planned elections in the country. The United Nations is informally suggesting veteran British diplomat Nicholas Kay as a replacement, said diplomats, speaking on condition of anonymity. The 15-member U.N. Security Council, operating by consensus, must greenlight a new appointment. Kubis is a former Slovak foreign minister who has also served as the U.N. special coordinator for Lebanon and the U.N. special envoyRead More

Dubai cricket chief offers to host Pakistan-India bilateral series

DUBAI, NOV 23: Dubai Cricket Council Chairman Abdul Rahman Falaknaz has offered to host Pakistan-India bilateral cricket series — almost a month after the arch-rivals played an ICC T20 World Cup match at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. The recently-concluded T20 World Cup, claimed by Australia, was staged across three venues — Sharjah, Dubai and Abu Dhabi — in the UAE while some matches of the preliminary round matches were played in Oman. “The best thing would be to get India-Pakistan matches here. When Sharjah used to host India and Pakistan all thoseRead More

PM orders inquiry against senior bureaucrat for mocking PTI govt on social media

ISLAMABAD, NOV 23: Prime Minister Imran Khan has ordered an inquiry against a senior joint secretary of the Cabinet Division for posting “objectionable comments” against the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf on a social media platform. According to a statement of allegations issued by the Establishment Division on Monday, a copy of which is available with, BS-21 officer Hammad Shamimi had posted a comment on a social media page/platform that was tantamount to misconduct under the Civil Servants (Efficiency and Discipline) Rules, 2020. The Establishment Division’s notification then goes on to reproduceRead More

PCB decides starting dates for PSL 7

LAHORE, NOV 23: The seventh edition of the Pakistan Super League has been scheduled to start in the last week of January, sources said on Tuesday. The Pakistan Cricket Board is mulling over January 25 and 26 as the date for the opening fixture. Foreign players will start arriving in Karachi — where they first leg of the cash-rich league will be held — from January 15, sources said. All six franchise teams have been directed to report to the hotels on the same date. The tournament will shift toRead More

COAS Gen. Bajwa visits HQ Lahore Corps

RAWALPINDI, NOV 23: General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited Headquarters Lahore Corps. COAS was given detailed briefing on operational preparedness of the formation. COAS appreciated the Corps operational preparedness and measures taken against CORONA pandemic. COAS also visited Lahore Medical College (LMC), Lahore. He laid the foundation stone of School of Allied Health Sciences (SAHS). While interacting with the students and faculty, COAS said that LMC has emerged as a leading College in Pakistan and is playing a pivotal role in producing Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)Read More