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Government faces no threat from opposition: Firdous Ashiq Awan

ISLAMABAD:(Parliament Times) Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Wednesday said the government does not face any threat from the opposition. Taking to Twitter, Awan said, “The APC film has been taken offscreen before it could even be screened. The leadership of …

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Pakistan’s positive role imperative for regional peace: NATO Chief

ISLAMABAD:      Secretary General North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Jens Stoltenberg has said Pakistan’s positive role is imperative for regional peace and stability. During his meeting with Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi at Brussels, he appreciated Pakistan’s crucial role in Afghan peace process. He hoped NATO want to work …

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Boris Johnson defends Brexit plan and ‘row’ silence

London:      Boris Johnson has admitted he would need EU co-operation to avoid a hard Irish border or crippling tariffs on trade in the event of no deal. In an exclusive interview with the BBC, the favourite to be next prime minister said: “It’s not just up to us.” …

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Malaysia air pollution: Schools shut after illness hits children

Kuala Lumpur:      More than 400 schools in the Malaysian state of Johor are closed after 75 students experienced breathing difficulties and vomiting. Schools in the industrial area of Pasir Gudang have been shut until Thursday as authorities investigate the latest air pollution incident to hit the state. In …

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Foreign Minister meets NATO Secretary General in Brussels

Brussels : ( Rasheed Ahmed)     Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi met Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the NATO Headquarters in Brussels today. The two sides reviewed the status of bilateral cooperation, and exchanged views on the regional political and security situation. The meeting was also attended by the …

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Erdogan’s party suffers blow after Istanbul re-run poll defeat

Ankara:      Turkey’s ruling AK Party has lost control of Istanbul after a re-run of the city’s mayoral election, delivering a stinging blow to President Erdogan. With nearly all ballots counted, main opposition party candidate Ekrem Imamoglu had a lead of 775,000 votes, a huge increase on the margin …

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U.S. attempts to contain China are doomed to fail: Russian Communist Party leader

By Yin Xinyu, Zhang Xiaodong, People’s Daily, BEIJING:    U.S. attempts to contain China are doomed to fail, said Gennady Zyuganov, Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation in an interview with People’s Daily. Some U.S. politicians are just used to stifling their competitors, …

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China, DPRK to pass traditional friendship from generation to generation

By Mang Jiuchen, People’s Daily, BEIJING:    The East Pyongyang No. 1 Middle School located in Tongdaewon-guyok of downtown Pyongyang is well-known throughout the DPRK. Inside the brand new teaching building, a billboard calling for students to always be ready for the country is hung in the corridor together with …

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The AJK legislative assembly resumed debate on budget 2019-20

MUZAFFARABAD:(Parliament Times) Minister for civil defense Ahmed Raza Qadri, Minister for Food Syed Shaukat Ali Shah, Minister for Jails Ch. Muhammad Ishaq, Minister for Sports Ch. Muhammad Saeed, Deputy Speaker Sardar Amir Altaf, Minister for Agriculture Ch. Masood Khalid and MLA Aleem Shah expressed their views on the next budget. …

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PAF JF-17 Thunder swarmed by aviation enthusiasts as the curtains are lowered on Paris Air Show

ISLAMABAD:   (Parliament Times)    Hordes of aviation lovers turned up to see the static and aerial display of PAF JF-17 Thunder on the last day of 53rd Paris Air Show at Le Bourget, Paris. Being a weekly holiday, the vast venue was filled with the excited spectators of all ages …

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