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India, Pakistan foreign ministers meeting in New York is ‘terrific news’, says US

The United States Friday hailed India’s acceptance of Pakistani proposal for talks between the foreign ministers on the sidelines of the ongoing annual UN General Assembly session in New York and termed it as a “terrific news”. “We saw that (reports of meetings between Indian and Pak leaders). I think that’s a terrific news for the Indians and Pakistanis to ...

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Imran Khan’s govt preparing a proposal to resolve Kashmir issue

Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government is preparing a proposal to resolve the Kashmir issue, a senior Pakistani minister has said, describing the draft as a “model for conflict resolution.” Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari made the revelation during a TV talk show, but she did not share the details of the proposal. “We will prepare the proposal within a ...

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Pakistan govt banned VIP protocol

Pakistan: The Pakistan government has banned VIP protocol given by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to influential people at airports across the country, the media reported on Monday. The decision came into force from Sunday as the Interior Ministry directed all officials concerned of the agency’s immigration wing to implement it, reports Dawn news. “We have decided to strictly implement ...

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Pakistan bans first-class air travel by govt officials

Islamabad: Pakistan’s new government has banned the discretionary use of state funds and first-class air travel by officials and leaders, including the president and the prime minister, as part of its austerity drive. The decisions were made at a Cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan yesterday, according to Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry. “It has been decided that all the ...

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Eid-ul-Azha to be celebrated tomorrow

Eid-ul-Azha to be celebrated tomorrow Srinagar, Aug 21, CNS: The holy Eid-ul-Azha, the second biggest religious festival of Muslims, will be celebrated across Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday with due solemnity and religious fervour. On the occasion, Muslims will offer prayers in congregations and sacrifice animals in the name of Almighty Allah. They will offer munajat seeking divine blessings for peace, ...

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Imran Khan comes out in support of Sidhu, calls him ambassador of peace

Imran Khan comes out in support of Sidhu, calls him ambassador of peace Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan today came out in support of Navjot Singh Sidhu who is embroiled in a controversy after attending his oath-taking ceremony, saying those who are criticising the Punjab minister are doing a great disservice to peace in the subcontinent. Sidhu had attended ...

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Musharraf demands presidential-level security to appear in Pak court in treason case

Musharraf demands presidential-level security to appear in Pak court in treason case ISLAMABAD (PTI) Pakistan’s former dictator Gen Pervez Musharraf today demanded presidential-level security to appear before a special court hearing the treason case against him, saying his life is in “danger”. The previous Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government had filed the treason case against Musharraf over the imposition of ...

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Kerala floods: UAE, Qatar announce relief aids and encourage its citizens to make donations for state

Gulf countries such as UAE and Qatar are encouraging its citizens to make donations and other relief measures for the state of Kerala which has been seeing a large-scale devastation and mounting death toll, triggered by heavy rainfall and floods. The ruler of UAE Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum tweeted on Sunday urging his people to extend a helping hand to the ...

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US will work with countries on Iran oil curbs, says top official

First Published: Aug 18, 2018 07:25 IST The US expects full compliance from other nations with its sanctions against Iran but is prepared to work with them on a “case-by-case basis” to bring down their imports, said a top diplomat. “Our goal is to reduce every country’s import of Iranian oil to zero by November 4, and we are prepared ...

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Imran Khan begin new innings as Pakistan’s 22nd Prime Minister

Pakistan 18 August 2018:- Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan will on Saturday begin a new innings as Pakistan’s 22nd prime minister, promising to usher the change the “this nation has waited 70 years for”. Khan will be sworn in President Mamnoon Hussain at the President’s House at 9.30 am (Pakistan Standard Time). Elected prime minister by the newly-constituted National Assembly on Friday, ...

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