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Pakistan agrees to send more troops to KSA on ‘training and advisory mission’

ISLAMABAD -UNS- A Pakistan army contingent will be stationed in Saudi Arabia on a “training and advisory mission”, a press release from Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Thursday. The announcement followed a meeting between Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador, Nawaf Saeed Al-Maliki, and Pakistan Army Chief …

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London flats reference against Sharif family postponed till February 15

ISLAMABAD -UNS : The NAB proceedings against Sharif family were postponed till February 15. Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam filed a petition with the court for immunity from appearing at the accountability court from two weeks after February 19. “Kulsoom Nawaz is not well …

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Gen Bajwa in Kabul to attend Defence Conference

KABUL-UNS : General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief Of Army Staff (COAS) has reached in Kabul, Afghanistan to attend Chief of Defence (CHOD) Conference, said Pakistan Army’s media wing on Tuesday. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Commander US CENTCOM, Commander Resolute Support Mission (RSM) and …

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Chinese extradition request puts crackdown on Uyghurs in the spotlight

By James M. Dorsey A Chinese demand for the extradition of 11 Uyghurs from Malaysia puts the spotlight on China’s roll-out of one of the world’s most intrusive surveillance systems, military moves to prevent Uyghur foreign fighters from returning to Xinjiang, and initial steps to …

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PML-N’s wins NA-154 Lodhran by-election

LODHRAN -UNS – Iqbal Shah of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is leading unofficial results of Lodhran NA-154 by-election with 1,16,590 votes with Ali Khan Tareen of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) coming second with 91,230 votes. Lodhran NA-154 by-election was organised after Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP) …

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German workers win right to 28-hour week following industrial action

German workers have won the right to a 28-hour week in a victory towards their fight for a better work-life balance, reported The Independent. Industrial union IG Metall, Europe’s largest trade union, has won its workers the right to work the equivalent of under six …

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Ishaq Dar failed to justify how his assets swelled to Rs831m in decade: JIT head

ISLAMABAD -UNS :JIT head , Wajid Zia, head of the Supreme Court-appointed JIT to probe the Sharif family’s wealth, on Monday appeared before an accountability court to record his statement in the assets reference filed against former finance minister Ishaq Dar. Accountability Judge Muhammad Bashir …

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Hindu mentality: SA cricketer Imran Tahir faces racial abuse during India game

MUMBAI-UNS– Imran Tahir faced verbal and racial abuse allegedly from Indian spectators during the fourth One-Day International (ODI) match between India and South Africa played at Johannesburg. Upon the abuse, Tahir reported the incident to security personnel on duty who evicted the spectator from the …

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ECP rejects nomination papers of Ishaq Dar for Senate

ISLAMABAD -UNS – Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday rejected the nomination papers of Ishaq Dar which he had submitted for the upcoming Senate elections in March. The opposition party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had challenged the nomination papers of Dar, pointing out that Dar …

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Corruption petition seeking PM Abbasi’s disqualification in LNG case dismissed

ISLAMABAD -UNS- The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a petition filed by Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rashid Ahmed asking the court to disqualify Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi under Articles 62 and 63 of the Constitution by declaring the liquefied natural gas (LNG) …

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