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Meet the debutants in the newly-elected National Assembly

ISLAMABAD: Several well known and fresh faces made their way into National Assembly for the first time as members and took oath here on Monday. Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif and Jamhoori Watan Party’s (JWP) Shahzain …

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Yemen war challenges Saudi moral authority

By James M. Dorsey Saudi conduct of its ill-fated war in Yemen coupled with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s alignment with the Trump administration and Israel, and his often coercive approach to diplomatic relations, has opened the door to challenges of the kingdom’s moral leadership …

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Iran unveils next generation missile

Iran unveiled a next generation short-range ballistic missile on Monday and vowed to further boost its capabilities, Iranian media said, at a time of rising tensions with the United States. State broadcaster IRIB said the new Fateh Mobin missile had “successfully passed its tests” and …

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China guarantees Pakistan of financial backing

Pakistan’s all-weather and time-tested friend China has guaranteed financial backing to Islamabad as Imran Khan-led new government looks to avoid having to go to the IMF to solve its foreign exchange crisis, reported Financial Times. Senior members of Mr Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party have told …

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Elections for NA speaker, deputy speaker to be held on August 15

ISLAMABAD -UNS – Elections for Speaker and Deputy Speaker of National Assembly will be held on August 15 (Wednesday). According to schedule issued by NA Secretariat, the nomination papers for Speaker and Deputy Speaker could be submitted in the office of Secretary National Assembly by …

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Newly elected MNAs take oath during first session of 15th National Assembly

ISLAMABAD -UNS – The first session of 15th National Assembly commenced on Monday as 325 members of the lower house of the parliament took oath after July 25 general elections. Outgoing NA speaker Ayaz Sadiq presided over the historic session and administered oath to the …

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Sonam Kapoor was meant to do JPNA2

Evert since Modi’s rise in India, ties between Himalayan neighbors have plummeted to record low. With worsening economic woes and the opposition’s uprising, the hatemongering BJP of Modi has left with no option but to play the card of Hindutva and fuel violence against Muslims. …

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PSE’s benchmark index gains 337 points in a week

KARACHI-UNS – The capital market is expected to be driven by political developments and the continuation of the earnings season next week. Mainly investors would bet on the cement companies where they are likely to report better earnings on higher sales, said an analyst from …

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NASA spacecraft ready to launch through Sun’s burning atmosphere

The first ever spacecraft to fly directly toward the Sun is poised to blast off today, on a mission to plunge into our star’s sizzling atmosphere and unlock the mysteries of the center of the solar system. NASA’s car-sized, $1.5 billion Parker Solar Probe is …

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Imran to take oath as PM on August 18

ISLAMABAD -UNS : The National Assembly will elect prime minister for the third consecutive democratic government on August 17, according to the unofficial schedule of 15th session of the House. As per the proposed schedule, deadline to submit the papers for prime minister is 2pm …

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