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Thursday, December 16th, 2021


‘Will never let down APS survivors,’ says PM Imran

ISLAMABAD , DEC 16 : As Pakistan marked the seventh anniversary of the Peshawar Army Public School (APS) carnage on Thursday, Prime Minister Imran Khan said the country has “successfully defeated terrorism” and vowed to never “let down the survivors and parents” of those martyred in the tragic incident. In the deadliest terror attack in the country’s history, 131 schoolchildren and 10 other people were martyred when heavily armed militants stormed the school building on December 16, 2014. The attack had shocked the entire nation as terrorists stormed inside theRead More

Protest ends in Gwadar after talks

Govt accepts demands; negotiation between the government and Maulana Hidayat-ur-Rehman took place in the presence of the CM Balochistan GWADAR , DEC 16 : After over a month of protests from the people of Gwadar who were demanding their fundamental rights, Maulana Hidayat-ur-Rehman, the leader of the sit-in, has decided to call off the protest after negotiation with the government. Confirming the development, Balochistan Minister for Planning and Development Zahoor Buledi took to Twitter and wrote that the negotiation between the government and Balochistan secretary-general of Jamat-e-Islami Maulana Hidayat-ur-Rehman tookRead More

EU leaders weigh new sanctions on Russia

The warnings at an EU summit were some of the most direct in recent weeks BRUSSELS , Dec 16 : The European Union is under assault from Russia on multiple fronts and must unite behind new economic sanctions, Baltic and central European leaders said on Thursday, with Lithuania citing a risk of possible Russian military strikes from Belarus. The warnings at an EU summit were some of the most direct in recent weeks as the United States and its NATO allies seek to deter any possible Russian attack on UkraineRead More

Pak wants cordial ties with neighbors: COAS

RAWALPINDI , Dec 16 : Japanese Ambassador to Pakistan, Wada Mitsuhiro, called on Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at General Headquarters in Rawalpindi on Thursday. During the meeting, matters of mutual interest, regional security, the current situation in Afghanistan especially collaboration and partnership in Humanitarian assistance came under discussion, according to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). COAS informed the visiting dignitary that Pakistan wants cordial ties with all its neighbours in "pursuit of regional peace and prosperity." He emphasised that peacefulRead More

Pakistan beat West Indies by 7 wickets to win series 3-0

KARACHI , DEC 16 : Pakistan have defeated West Indies by seven wickets to win 3-match T20 series at National Stadium in Karachi today (Thursday). Earlier, West Indies had set 208 runs target for Pakistan in the final match. Muhammad Rizwan (87) and Babar Azam s (79) outstanding opening partnership of 158 runs drove Pakistan to victory.  Asif Ali also contributed 21 runs on 7 balls. Eariler in the first innings, West Indies skipper Nicholas Pooran hit a career-best 37-ball 64 with six sixes and two boundaries and ended upRead More

OIC meeting: Mobile phone service to be suspended in Islamabad for 3 days

ISLAMABAD , DEC 16 :  The government led by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Thursday decided to suspend mobile phone service in the federal capital for three days on account of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Foreign Ministers Conference. Sources privy to the Interior Ministry said that the mobile phone service will be suspended across Islamabad from December 17 to December 19. The interior ministry has issued an order to PTA regarding suspension of mobile phone services. On the other hand, the foreign ministry has also recommended a public holidayRead More