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Pakistan ‘cautiously’ praises Afghan Taliban’s steps against cross-border terrorism

ISLAMABAD, JUL 9: Pakistan has acknowledged steps being taken by the Afghan-led interim government to effectively combat cross-border terrorism and termed the relocation of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militants from border areas a significant development. Asif Durrani, Pakistan’s special representative on Afghanistan, told Voice of America that Afghanistan’s interim rulers recently initiated certain steps to address Pakistan’s as well as neighbours including China’s cross-border terror concerns. “But it is premature to speculate on the outcome,” he cautioned. Pakistan has witnessed a surge in terrorist attacks following Afghan Taliban’s return to powerRead More

Exit polls: Mirziyoyev victorious in Presidential election

Exit polls: Mirziyoyev victorious in Presidential election

Onion polls put him ahead of his rivals; the list of voters included more than 19.5 million citizens, according to the Central Election Commission of Uzbekistan Ansar M Bhatti In Tashkent TASHKENT, UZBEKISTAN: The incumbent President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev is set to be elected as the President of Uzbekistan as the opinion polls, till filing of this report on Sunday night, had put him ahead of his three rival candidates. President Mirziyoyev after his election is to spur the reform process approved by the people of Uzbekistan in theRead More

England beat Australia in 3rd Test thriller to keep Ashes hopes alive

England beat Australia by three wickets in a nail-biting third Test at Leeds’ Headingley Cricket Ground on Sunday to keep the five-match Ashes series alive. Harry Brook and Chris Woakes shared a crucial partnership of 59 that took England to the brink of victory before Brook fell for 75 to Mitchell Starc (5-78). The recalled duo of Woakes (32 not out) and Mark Wood (16 not out) then saw England home with more than a day to spare to cut Australia’s series lead to 2-1. The series continues with theRead More

Those who burnt the Holy Quran in Sweden are enemies of world peace: Ashrafi

LAHORE, JUL 9: /DNA/ – Interfaith dialogue is a requirement of the time and situation, and those who burnt the Holy Quran in Sweden are enemies of world peace and any bid to desecrate the religion or heavenly book should be declared a crime at the global level, said religious scholars. While addressing “Martyrdom of Sayedna Usman-e-Ghani (R.A)” seminar here on Sunday, clerics and religious scholars said that martyrs own the highest place in the religion of Islam. The clerics added that Sayedna Usman-e-Ghani (R.A)”, may Allah be pleased withRead More

6 dead, 10 injured as gas cylinder explosion causes building to collapse in Jhelum

Jhelum, JUL 9: At least six people lost their lives while another 10 were injured on Sunday after a three-storey building located on the Grand Trunk Road in Punjab’s Jhelum collapsed due to a gas cylinder explosion, officials said. Jhelum Deputy Commissioner Samiullah Farooq, speaking to Geo News, said six people were confirmed dead while 10 injured were recovered so far and admitted to hospitals for treatment. “[Rescue] efforts are under way and our teams are present here. There are reports that four to five people could be underneath theRead More

Gen (r) Arif reelected as Olympic Council of Asia Vice President

AFZAL JAVED / DNA ISLAMABAD: Pakistan added another feather in its cap as Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) President Lt. Gen (R) Syed Arif Hasan has been reelected as the Vice President of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) for the next four years (2023-2027) in office during 42nd General Council elections held at Thailand capital Bangkok. The general assembly of Olympic Council of Asia reposed trust on the abilities of President Pakistan Olympic Association to take over the reign for South Asia. It is under Gen. Arif Hasan dynamic leadershipRead More