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Britain’s May wins backing for EU security pact, timing unclear

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MUNICH: Prime Minister Theresa May made her case on Saturday for a new security treaty with the EU from next year, winning support from EU and U.S. officials who agreed the issue was too important to risk getting subsumed in broader Brexit…

Sharjeel, Jatoi moved back to jail on apex court orders

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KARACHI: On the directives of the Supreme Court, the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) lawmaker Sharjeel Inam Memon and Shahrukh Jatoi, the prime accused in student Shahzeb Khan murder case, were shifted to prison from hospital. Headed by the…

Ahsan for not using ECL as a political tool

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LAHORE: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal Saturday said the Exit Control List (ECL) should not be used as a political tool since it is meant to gain specific objectives. He was talking to the media after a conference on CPEC (China-Pakistan…

Masses of Lodhran rejected ‘politics of ATM’: Nawaz Sharif

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LODHRAN: Pakistan Muslim League-N President Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Saturday said masses of Lodhran had definitely rejected the ‘politics of ATM’ in the recent polls by voting for PML-N candidate. Addressing the party workers, he said every…

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People rejects politics of lie, arrogance: CM

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LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Saturday said that politics of public service had succeeded in Lodhran’s by-election as people of Lodhran had shattered the ATM machine and threw it in river Sutlej by rejecting politics of…

Nawaz put country on the path of development: Marriyum

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ISLAMABAD: Minister of state for Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage Ms Marriyum Aurangzeb talking to the media outside the residence of late Asma Jahangir where she had gone to offer condolences to her family…

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LHC allows Ishaq Dar, Abdul Karim to contest Senate polls

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LAHORE: An appellate tribunal of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Saturday allowed former finance minister Ishaq Dar to contest Senate polls. The tribunal comprising Justice Amin-ud-Din Khan passed the orders while allowing an appeal filed…

PML-N govt completed record social welfare, human development projects

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SIALKOT: Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif on Friday said the PML-N government had completed a record social welfare and human development oriented projects across Pakistan in last four years under the dynamic leadership of Muhammad…

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PM urges institutions to show mutual respect

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HAFIZABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Saturday urged the national institutions to show mutual respect, because for being the constitutional bodies, they were bound to respect each other. Addressing the launching ceremony of PM’s…

KP govt spending over Rs15bn on hydro power projects

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ISLAMABAD: In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the provincial government is spending more than fifteen billion rupees on construction of various hydro power projects. According to Radio Pakistan, a spokesman of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Energy Development…

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IMF’s Lagarde warns on rate risk from US tax reform

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PARIS: IMF chief Christine Lagarde warned Saturday that economic stimulus from US tax cuts may lead to a rapid rise in interest rates which would weigh on countries with high debt levels. The International Monetary Fund was going to be…

South Korea’s Moon says ‘too early’ for Pyongyang summit

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PYEONGCHANG: South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in on Saturday said it was too early to think about a summit with North Korea despite the Olympic-driven rapprochement with its nuclear-armed neighbour. Moon last week received an invitation…

Indonesia inks $1.1bn deal with Russia to buy 11 jets

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JAKARTA: Indonesia has inked a billion-dollar deal to buy 11 Sukhoi Su-35 jets from Russia, an official said Saturday. The contract, signed by both countries’ representatives in Jakarta on Wednesday, is worth a total $1.14 billion,…

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Trump visits Florida shooting survivors, FBI admits it missed tip

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POMPANO BEACH: US President Donald Trump on Friday visited a Florida hospital to offer comfort to those wounded in a mass school shooting, after the FBI admitted it mishandled a tip about the troubled teen behind the massacre that left 17…

China says insurance funds must serve real economy

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BEIJING: Chinese insurance funds must serve the real economy and not be used to provide covert funding to local governments, state news agency Xinhua reported on Saturday, citing a deputy chairman of the insurance regulator. Chen Wenhui…

Three suicide bombers kill 18 in Nigeria’s Maiduguri

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MAIDUGURI: Three suicide bombers killed 18 people in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, capital of the state worst hit by the Boko Haram insurgency, its police commissioner said on Saturday. Nobody has claimed responsibility for the…

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Indian police arrest three in $1.8bn PNB fraud case

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NEW DELHI: India’s federal police arrested two employees at Punjab National Bank believed to be at the centre of a staggering $1.77 billion fraud, a police source said on Saturday, in the first arrests so far in the country’s biggest-ever…

Actress turned religious figure Noor goes for Umrah

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Pakistani actress Noor Bukhari recently left the world of glitz and glamour for pure religious seeking and announced that she won’t anymore be doing movies or dramas and her only focus from will be to spread Islam and its true teachings.…

Pakistani people love me, I love them back: Darren Sammy

Peshawar Zalmi skipper Darren Sammy has once again shown that he is not only a great cricket, but also a great ambassador as well saying “Pakistani people love me and I love them back.” The two time World T20 Champion squad skipper Sammy…

Pakistan has sold around 750,000 tonnes of wheat for export

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DUBAI: Pakistan has sold around 750,000 tonnes of wheat ready for export with a price range of around $188 to $200 a tonne, free-on-board, grain exporter Seatrade group said on Saturday. “Some of the wheat is being sold as milling wheat…

Saturday, Feb 17

Prime Minister Abbasi meets Nawaz Sharif

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LAHORE: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Saturday met former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at Jati Umra here. During the meeting, they discussed the political situation of the country, besides other matters, said a PM Office statement.…

US Senate rejects Trump immigration plan

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WASHINGTON: The US Senate on Thursday soundly voted down President Donald Trump’s immigration proposal, leaving Congress with no viable plan for shielding “Dreamer” immigrants from deportation once their protections expire beginning March…

Friday, Feb 16

EU joins US call for Turkey restraint in Syria operation

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SOFIA: The EU on Friday urged Turkey to show restraint in its military operation against Kurdish militia in northern Syria, telling Ankara its efforts should focus on the Islamic State group. The European Union’s diplomatic chief Federica…

RECORDER REPORT: PSX close of day

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KARACHI: BRINDEX-30 closed on the upper side on Friday at 24,346.58 points with a positive change of 435.88 and volume of 74,144,300 shares. High and Low were 24,400.78 and 23,910.70 respectively. Of 30 companies traded, 26 were up, 3 were…

Rao Anwar a no-show in court yet again despite CJP’s directives

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Despite being granted protective bail by the Supreme Court (SC), the former Malir Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) Rao Anwar failed to appear before the court on Friday. According to local media reports, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP)…

Tillerson meets Turkey’s Erdogan for ‘open’ talks after weeks of strain

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ANKARA: Top US diplomat Rex Tillerson and Turkey’s Tayyip Erdogan had a “productive and open” talk on Thursday about improving ties strained recently over their policies on Syria, in a meeting following weeks of escalating anti-American…

Thursday, Feb 15

Pakistan army destroys Indian post, kills five soldiers

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Army on Thursday destroyed an Indian army post on Line of Control in Tatta Pani (Hot Spring) sector from where innocent citizens were being targeted. Five Indian soldiers have been killed and many injured, Director…

Enemies hatching conspiracies against CPEC, Pakistan‘s development: Ahsan

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OSLO: Minister for Interior Ahsan Iqbal Thursday said enemies of Pakistan were hatching conspiracies against China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project and the development of the country. The minister, who was on a visit to Norway, in…

The Florida shooter, a troubled teenager and gun lover

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PARKLAND: Nikolas Cruz, the shooter who opened fire on a Florida school Wednesday killing 17 people, was a teenage gun lover previously expelled from the school for disciplinary reasons. The gunman, 19, showed up at the end of the school…

Tillerson says Hezbollah ‘part of political process’ in Lebanon

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AMMAN: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday conceded that Iran-backed Hezbollah is part of the “political process” in Lebanon, appearing to soften Washington’s tone ahead of a visit to the country. “We support a free,…

Wednesday, Feb 14

Pak-Turk relationship is unique, exemplary: Ayaz Sadiq

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ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq said Wednesday that Pak-Turk friendship was unique and exemplary. We are emotionally attached with Turkey and proud of this relationship, he said while speaking to the Ambassador of…

RECORDER REPORT: PSX close of day

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KARACHI: BRINDEX-30 closed on the lower side on Wednesday at 24,195.20 points with a negative change of -219.72 and volume of 102,555,600 shares. High and Low were 24,513.68 and 24,080.67 respectively. Of 30 companies traded, 2 were up, 28…

British Foreign Secretary commends Pakistan’s economic reforms agenda, counter-terrorism efforts

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ISLAMABAD: The British Foreign Secretary Mr Boris Johnson, commended Pakistan’s economic reforms agenda and counter-terrorism efforts during his meeting with the Interior Minister, Ahsan Iqbal who is on official visit to the UK. Ahsan…

US pushes motion to put Pakistan on global terrorist-financing watchlist

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ISLAMABAD: The United States has put forward a motion to place Pakistan on a global terrorist-financing watchlist with an anti-money-laundering monitoring group, according to a senior Pakistani official. Pakistan has been scrambling in…

Tuesday, Feb 13

Pakistan contemplating to issue E-Visa soon: Ahsan Iqbal

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LONDON: Minister for Interior Prof.Ahsan Iqbal has said that Pakistan was contemplating to issue Electronic Visa (E-Visa) soon like other countries, to facilitate visitors and investors, in order to make the country member of the global…

Lodhran victory an answer to fake cases filed against us: Nawaz Sharif

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After appearing before the accountability court for corruption case hearing on Tuesday morning, deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz’s (PML-N) victory in NA-154 by-elections in Lodhran was an answer…

US envoy Tillerson in Egypt at start of Mideast tour

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CAIRO: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson held talks Monday in Cairo with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry at the start of a Middle East tour. Tillerson landed in Cairo late Sunday and had dinner…

Pakistan, Italy sign MOI for cooperation in stone development sector

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Italy Monday signed a Memorandum of Intent (MOI) for cooperation in development of marble and granite sector of Pakistan. The MOI was reached between Pakistan Stone Development Company (PASDEC), Ministry of…