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Foreign hand behind opposition to Kalabagh dam:Minister

In a rare yet surprising admission connected to water scarcity in Pakistan, Federal Minister for Water Resources Syed Ail Zafar believes that foreign hand is behind the opposition of long-proposed Kalabagh Dam in the country. Addressing a press conference here, he said India built dams …

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Imran has accepted Akhtar Mengal’s six-point agenda

ISLAMABAD -UNS- PTI chief Imran Khan has accepted BNP-Mengal chief’s six-point agenda, said PTI leader Shahd Mehmood Qureshi. A meeting between the two leaders is expected soon, said Qureshi. “We are also having talks with Shahzain Bugti.” On August 2, Mengal met a PTI delegation …

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Iran dismisses US talks offer as Trump reimposes sanctions

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Iran dismissed a US offer to renegotiate a historic 2015 nuclear deal signed with other major powers as President Donald Trump reimposed crippling sanctions on Tuesday. Trump’s withdrawal from the agreement in May has infuriated European partners who were determined to keep …

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PTI to name Imran as PM on Monday

ISLAMABAD -UNS : Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has summoned a meeting of the party’s newly elected members of parliament in Islamabad on Monday (tomorrow) as he has secured the support of 174 MNAs against 172 required to elect him as the new prime …

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Article 35-A of Indian Constitution: Shutdown commences in IHK

SRINAGAR -UNS – In occupied Kashmir, two-day shutdown commenced from today to protest against the onslaught on the Article 35-A of the Indian Constitution that grants special rights and privileges to the permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir and bars non-Kashmiris from purchasing land and …

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Ismail’s name finalised for Sindh governor

ISLAMABAD -UNS – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has reportedly finalised the name of Imran Ismail for Sindh governor’s slot. The development came days after the resignation of Muhammad Zubair who vacated the post of Sindh governor after PTI’s landslide victory in the July …

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KSA hackathon seeks high-tech fixes to Hajj calamities

Fuelled by caffeine, pizza and adrenaline, sleep-deprived programmers in a marathon Saudi contest this week explored high-tech solutions to prevent a repeat of past calamities in the annual Hajj pilgrimage. In a cavernous hall in the Red Sea city of Jeddah, thousands of software professionals …

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Can the US make Iran sanctions stick?

By James M. Dorsey Recent Iranian trade figures suggest that the United Arab Emirates, a strong backer of US efforts to squeeze Iran economically, could emerge alongside China as the Islamic republic’s foremost lifeline in seeking to blunt the impact of harsh sanctions. Russia and …

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ECP to issue notification of all successful candidates by Aug 7

ISLAMABAD – The Election Commission of Pakistan will issue a notification of all successful candidates by Thursday. According to the ECP, independent candidates will have to join any political party within three days of their notification. Notification regarding successful candidates against reserved seats will be …

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PTI considers four names for Punjab Governor’s slot

LAHORE-UNS – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is mulling over names of Ishaq Khakwani, Dr. Babar Awan, Rai Azizullah and Ejaz Chaudhry for the slot of new Punjab Governor, sources privy to PTI. Well-informed sources further added that Jahangir Tareen is lobbying for Ishaq Khakwani as new …

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