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Pakistan to export 100,000 tonnes of mangoes this season

ISLAMABAD-UNS : Pakistan will export 100,000 tonnes of mango worth US$ 75 million in this season, ARY News reported on Tuesday. Pakistan Fruit Exporters Association has announced beginning of the exports from May 20. The country had not met the previous export target due to …

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Virat Kohli smashes IPL runs record

NEW DELHI: Red-hot Virat Kohli smashed an unbeaten half-century to break Chris Gayle’s record for the most runs in a single Indian Premier League season. Kohli, captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore, has racked up 752 runs in 12 matches so far this year including …

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Opposition agrees over joint parliamentary committee to finalise TORs

ISLAMABAD -UNS – The joint opposition has agreed over Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s proposal regarding setting up of a joint parliamentary committee to prepare consensus and comprehensive terms of reference (TORs) to probe allegations leveled in the Panama Papers. The decision was taken after Opposition …

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Angelina Jolie criticises Trump for anti-Muslim remarks

LONDON – UN special envoy Angelina Jolie Pitt urged the international community on Monday to respond to Europe’s worst refugee crisis since World War II with generosity and not the “politics of fear”. In a speech in London, the Oscar-winning Hollywood actress said there was …

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American Pakistani Entrepreneur Lakhani Recognized by the Interfaith Conference

Washington-UNS – American Pakistan Foundation (APF), a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening ties between the people, institutions and governments of the United States and Pakistan, congratulates Muslim Lakhani, one of the earliest and major seed donors of APF, on recognition of his work in interfaith …

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World powers ready to arm Libya in fight against IS

VIENNA – The United States, Italy and Libya s friends and neighbours agreed Monday to arm the war-torn country s fledgling unity government to fight the Islamic State threat. US Secretary of State John Kerry said a 25-member group had agreed to exempt the Government …

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Pakistan to look for other options if F-16 deal with US doesn’t materialise

ISLAMABAD -UNS /APP: Minister for Defence Khawaja Mohammad Asif said on Monday that Pakistan would explore other options to meet its defence needs if the F-16s deal with the United States did not materialise. Talking to journalists after addressing a two-day international conference on refugees …

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Joint opposition convenes meeting on Tuesday after PM’s address

ISLAMABAD -UNS : Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah said that opposition parties would meet again tomorrow (Tuesday) to chalk out its strategy in the light of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s speech in the National Assembly. “People of Pakistan are the …

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Bloodshed blurs Middle East borders set 100 years ago by UK-French pact

A century after Britain and France secretly mapped out a Middle East they would control upon defeating the Ottomans in World War One, its borders have been blurred by sectarian bloodshed – and some in the region see opportunity in the chaos. These include Israelis …

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Pakistan to host meeting on reviving Afghan Taliban talks

ISLAMABAD -UNS : Pakistan will on Wednesday host a new round of four-nation Afghan peace talks aimed at reviving long-stalled negotiations with the Taliban, a foreign office official said. The group comprising Afghanistan, the United States, China and Pakistan has been attempting since January to …

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