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Election drama in IoK

The people of occupied Jammu and Kashmir were made to go through yet another farcical exercise staged by India in the name of so-called local bodies’ elections. The elections held after a gap of 13 years in the disputed territory were marked by violence and historic low turnout. Major political …

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Doha talks

A Taliban delegation is said to have met with newly appointed US envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad in Qatar to discuss ways and means to end the long drawn conflict in the region. According to Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid the meeting with Khalilzad and other US officials took place in …

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Ban on smoking

The Lahore High Court while hearing a petition seeking ban on smoking at public offices and educations institutions had ordered the Punjab government to ensure strict implementation of a ban on smoking at workplaces and educational institutions. The petitioner had stated that smoking at public offices and educational institutions leaves …

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Stabilizing economy

It is quite difficult to say how much time will the incumbent government need to put a stop to currency’s free fall against dollar. On Tuesday the rupee tumbled as much as 7.54% to Rs 133.64 to the US dollar in the inter-bank market. According to State Bank of Pakistan …

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Human trafficking

Punjab police is said to have rescued at least 100 boys from being smuggled to European countries. A report published in a leading newspapers, last week, while quoting police sources stated that a couple of days police team stopped a bus carrying 19 young passengers at Kacha Pakka Mor near …

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US-Pakistan relations

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi during his recent meetings with US secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Advisor John Bolton had discussed bilateral issues and matters pertaining to regional security. The much anticipated meeting took place in the backdrop of invitation Mike Pompeo had extended to Foreign Minister …

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Attack on AJK PM’s chopper

The Indian army’s attack on AJK premier’s helicopter near line of control is yet another brazen breach of international law and a flagrant violation of truce agreement India and Pakistan had signed in 2003. The ceasefire violations by Indian troops on the line of control have intensified during the recent …

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