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Scandal-ridden Boris Johnson quits as UK prime minister

LONDON: Scandal-ridden Boris Johnson announced on Thursday he would quit as British prime minister after he was abandoned by ministers and most of his Conservative lawmakers. Bowing to the inevitable as more than 50 ministers quit and lawmakers said he must go, an isolated and powerless Johnson spoke outside his Downing Street to confirm he would resign. “The process of choosing that new leader should begin now. And today I have appointed a cabinet to serve, as I will until a new leader is in place,” Johnson said. After daysRead More

€22 Million Financing Agreement between Governments of Pakistan and France for the Renovation of Lahore

DNA ISLAMABAD: The Government of Pakistan and Government of France, represented by Agence Française de Développement / French Development Agency have signed a € 22-million financing agreement to extend technical and financial support for the renovation of Lahore Fort. The HURL – Heritage & Urban Regeneration in Lahore – project aims to protect and restore a unique heritage site in Pakistan. The focus areas will be promoting tourism, generating additional economic activities and building climate change resilience for local communities.  The Fort and walled city of Lahore, located in theRead More

History should not be allowed to repeat itself in Afghanistan

History should not be allowed to repeat itself in Afghanistan Ishtiaq Ahmed Since 1979, Afghanistan has been a theater of two major global conflicts. We know what happened in the first instance: The Afghan people not only bore the brunt of the war but also had to face its deadly consequences. Global apathy fueled ethno-religious fissures. The brewing conflict finally resurged to threaten international peace and the world was left with no choice but to intervene in the war-torn nation. The second instance — the longest war in Afghan historyRead More