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Pakistan won’t be a ‘scapegoat’ in Afghan war, PM Abbasi tells UN General Assembly

Pakistan refuses to be a “scapegoat” for Afghanistan’s bloodshed or to fight wars for others, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi told the United Nations on Thursday. Addressing the UN General Assembly, Abbasi did not explicitly criticise US President Donald Trump’s new strategy on Afghanistan and …

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PM Abbasi to raise Kashmir, Rohingya issues in UN General Assembly

NEW YORK -UNS– Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi has said that Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will raise the issues of Kashmir and Rohingya Muslims in his address to the United Nations General Assembly. Talking to Dunya News in New York, Maleeha …

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ICC congratulates Pakistan for successful staging of Independence Cup

The International Cricket Council has congratulated Pakistan for the successful staging of the Pakistan versus the World XI series for the Independence Cup at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. In their video messages, which are available here for free download and editorial use, ICC Director, …

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Senate committee approves Election Bill 2017

ISLAMABAD -UNS: Senate Standing Committee on Law and Justice on Friday approved the Election Bill 2017 and sent it to the Senate for its approval. Senator Javed Abbasi chaired the meeting of the committee at Parliament House here. The committee reviewed Election Bill 2017 clause …

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US govt bans agencies from using Russian cybersecurity software

The US government has banned federal agencies from using Kaspersky Lab security software, a Russian company, over concerns it may be tied to state-sponsored espionage, reported The Independent. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke has issued a directive given at least six federal agencies a …

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Imran leaves for London on five-day visit

ISLAMABAD -UNS – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan on Saturday has left for London along with his sons Salman Khan and Qasim Khan. PTI chief took Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight number PK-785 from Benazair International Airport. Khan’s sons visited Pakistan to celebrate Eid-ul-Azha. …

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Reconstruction of 2248 destroyed girls schools in FATA

ISLAMABAD-UNS: The government is taking bold steps for reconstruction of destroyed girls schools in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) during war against terror. Spokesperson of Ministry of States and Frontier Regions talking to Radio Pakistan, there are 2248 Girls School in FATA and 2 co-education based …

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Record-breaking US astronaut and crew back on Earth

CAPE CANAVERAL -UNS: NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson and two crewmates made a parachute touchdown in Kazakhstan on Saturday, capping a career-total 665 days in orbit, a US record, reported Reuters. Whitson, 57, ended an extended stay of more than nine months aboard the International Space …

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Trump signs memo banning transgender troops

WASHINGTON -UNS : President Donald Trump on Friday signed a memo effectively barring transgender people from joining the US military, but left the fate of those already serving up to the Pentagon. In a widely anticipated move, aides said Trump directed the military “to return …

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US warns angry Pakistan on Afghan militant support

WASHINGTON: The United States warned an angry Pakistan on Tuesday that it could lose its status as a privileged military ally if it continues giving safe haven to Afghan militant groups. One day after President Donald Trump unveiled a new strategy to force the Taliban …

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