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Huge loses in Syrian war:270,000 dead, 4.7m refugees

BEIRUT (AFP) – Syria’s war has killed more than a quarter of a million people, uprooted over half the population and left much of the country in ruins since it erupted five years ago. Here are some key facts and figures on the conflict: Huge …

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Kashmir cannot be precondition for Indo-Pak talks: British FS

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI ISLAMABAD: Visiting British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond on Tuesday said the issue of Jammu and Kashmir should not be a pre-condition for resumption of India-Pakistan dialogue and urged both countries not to provide space to non-state actors, militants and terrorists to derail …

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Pakistan Actively Participating For Reconstruction Of Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is actively participating in the international community efforts for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of Afghanistan. Pakistan Government has already earmarked five hundred million dollars under Prime Minister’s Programme for the purpose. Under this grant, various development projects in health, education and infrastructure sectors …

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India conspiring against CPEC: Deputy Chairman Senate

ISLAMABAD -UNS : The Deputy Chairman of Senate Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri has warned the increasing conspiracies being crafted by the neighboring states against the implementation of CPEC in Pakistan. “India and other neighboring countries are not happy with CPEC and have been hatching conspiracies …

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Army chief attends funeral prayers of martyred Shawal soldiers in Peshawar

PESHAWAR -UNS – Funeral prayers of Captain Umair Abbasi and three soldiers of Pakistan Army who lost their lives in Shawal were offered in Peshawar on Sunday. According to ISPR, relatives of the martyred army personnel along with Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif and senior …

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PAT, PTI discuss lawlessness, corruption in Punjab

ISLAMABAD-UNS: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leaders Jehangir Tareen and Abdul Aleem Khan called on the secretary general of Pakistan Awami Tehreek Khurram Nawaz Gandapur on Saturday at the Model Town secretariat . The PTI leaders discussed the present political circumstances including lawlessness, unemployment, corruption and the Punjab …

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Afghan Parliamentary delegation welcomed by NA Foreign Affairs Committee

ISLAMABAD -UNS – Chairman Foreign Affairs Committee, Sardar Awais Ahmad Khan leghari warmly welcomed the Afghan delegation Led by Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi, Speaker Wolesy Jirga of Afghanistan, on behalf of the Foreign Affairs Committee and considered it as a historic step by the Parliament of …

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High rates of unrecognized heart problems in apparently healthy older people

ISLAMABAD -UNS- Researchers from the UK have just reported in the Postgraduate Medical Journal that unrecognized heart problems are surprisingly common in apparently healthy older people.The study used standard heart scans by echocardiography to look at heart valves and heart muscle in 362 men and …

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HEC announces 5th ranking of Pakistani universities

ISLAMABAD -UNS : The Higher Education Commission (HEC) on Monday announced the 5th ranking of Pakistani Higher Education Institutions for 2013-2014 with an aim to boost academic and research culture among universities, and encourage them to compete at international level. The ranking was carried out …

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Govt authorises import of ‘game-changing’ Hepatitis-C drug from US

ISLAMABAD-UNS : The government has authorised the import of an expensive Hepatitis-C drug from the United States to improve treatment for the estimated eight million people carrying the blood infection, officials said on Monday. Hailed by experts as a “game-changer”, Sovaldi, which has been on …

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