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Three US troops killed in drone attack in Jordan

Three US troops killed in drone attack in Jordan

AMMAN, JAN 28 /DNA/ – Three US troops have been killed and 25 injured in a drone attack on a US base in Jordan, near the Syria border. US President Joe Biden says while facts are still being gathered, the attack was carried out by Iran-backed militant groups operating in Syria and Iraq. “Today, America’s heart is heavy”, Biden says, adding “their ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten by our nation” It is the first time US soldiers have been killed by strikes in the region after Hamas’s 7 OctoberRead More


ECP introduces WhatsApp helpline

ECP introduces WhatsApp helpline

Adil Shaheen ISLAMABAD: With general elections less than two weeks away, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has introduced a WhatsApp helpline to provide citizens with a platform to register their poll-related complaints. Over 128 million voters will exercise their right to franchise across the country on February 8 and a historic number of candidates have filed their nomination papers for contesting the polls. The ECP’s initiative to roll out a helpline on the social platform aims to enhance accessibility and responsiveness in addressing concerns leading up to the upcomingRead More


Rupee heading towards a stable close

Rupee heading towards a stable close

Staff Report Karachi: Tresmark says June-end closing rates would be around 310 per dollar while depreciation looks unlikely KARACHI, JAN 28: The rupee is poised to hold steady in the coming days against the dollar and is headed towards a stable close by the end of this fiscal year, media  quoted analysts as saying on Sunday. During the outgoing week, the local currency made minor gains against the greenback in the interbank foreign exchange market. It closed the week on 279.59. Meanwhile, the analysts said that a stable currency isRead More


China, Thailand to enter “visa-free era,” says Chinese FM

China, U.S. should respect each other's core interests: Wang Yi

BANGKOK, JAN 28: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said here on Sunday that China and Thailand will officially enter a “visa-free era” from March 1 as the two sides have just signed an agreement on mutual visa exemption. Wang made the remarks in a joint press conference after an annual consultation with Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Parnpree Bahiddha-Nukara, adding that it will surely bring bilateral people-to-people exchanges to a new height. Wang, also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of ChinaRead More


Pakistan wants the best relations with all Islamic countries, including Iran: Ashrafi

Pakistan wants the best relations with all Islamic countries

ISLAMABAD, JAN 28 /DNA/ – Raising voice against Israeli atrocities is the responsibility of every human being, said Hafiz Muhammad Tahir Mahmood Ashrafi, Chairman Pakistan Ulema Council, Special Representative to Prime Minister on Inter-Religious Harmony and Middle East. Taking International Media here on Sunday, Hafiz Muhammad Tahir Mahmood Ashrafi said that it is a pity that the whole world could not stop the Israeli atrocities on the oppressed Palestinians. Hafiz Muhammad Tahir Mahmood Ashrafi said thatPakistan wants the best relations with all Islamic countries, including Iran, adding that with theRead More


Election code of conduct to be implemented: RPO

Election code of conduct to be implemented: RPO

MULTAN, JAN 28 (DNA) — Regional Police Officer (RPO) Capt (retd) Muhammad Sohail Chaudhry said on Sunday that the election code of conduct would be implemented at any cost. In a directive issued here, he said that police would play a due role in conducting elections in a peaceful atmosphere. He said that no one would be permitted to violate the law. He said that officers have been directed to remain impartial during the elections adding that the police were bound to follow legal instructions of the presiding officers. The RPO urgedRead More