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5 policemen killed, 7 injured in Pakistan suicide attack

Islamabad, April 25 (IANS) At least five policemen were killed and seven others injured in a suicide attack in Pakistan's southwestern city of Quetta on Tuesday, a statement from the army's Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. According to the army statement, a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden vest near a police van on the airport road in Quetta, the provincial capit...

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Chinese Vice President meets Pakistani Foreign Minister

Beijing, April 24 (IANS) Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan on Tuesday met visiting Pakistani Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif here, vowing to promote bilateral ties to a new high. Wang said building a community with a shared future for humanity confirms to the trend of the times and Pakistan is China's all-weather strategic cooperative partner, Xinhua news agency reported. ...

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Brother registers forgery case against Hina Rabbani Khar

Islamabad, April 24 (IANS) The brother of Pakistan's former Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has filed a forgery case against her and their father. Abdul Khaliq Khar filed the fraud and forgery case against 25 people, including his sister and father Ghulam Noor Rabbani Khar, the Express Tribune reported. Khaliq Khar alleged that the accused illegally transferred family property...

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US diplomat put on 'blacklist' over Pakistani motorcyclist's death

Islamabad, April 24 (IANS) Pakistan's Interior Ministry on Tuesday placed US diplomat Colonel Joseph Emmanuel Hall on the blacklist for killing a motorcyclist in a road accident here, prohibiting the US defence and air attache from leaving the country. Hall was driving a Land Cruiser and jumped a red signal on April 7 near Islamabad's Daman-e-Koh Chowk, hitting a motorcycle carrying two ...

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Missing Indian pilgrim found in Pakistan

Islamabad, April 24 (IANS) An Indian Sikh pilgrim, who was reported to have gone missing in Pakistan during Baisakhi festival celebrations, was found staying in his Facebook friend's house in Sheikhupura city, the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) has said. Amarjeet Singh, 23, from Amritsar, arrived in Pakistan on April 12 to attend the festival but failed to show up for his scheduled ...

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Italian-Pakistani woman killed by family for 'honour'

Islamabad, April 24 (IANS) An Italian-Pakistani woman was killed by her father, brother and uncle in a case of honour killing in Pakistan's Gujrat district, the media reported on Tuesday. Police said that 26-year-old Sana Cheema's family had termed her death as an accident and buried the body in West Mangowal area of the district, Geo News reported. However, police started an inv...

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Pakistan hockey hero seeks heart transplant in India

Islamabad, April 24 (IANS) Former Pakistan hockey player Mansoor Ahmed has appealed to the Indian government to grant him a visa so he can travel to the country for a heart transplant. Ahmed, 49, who is considered a hockey legend in Pakistan, is reportedly suffering from complications due to a pacemaker in his heart. Today I need a heart and I need the support of the Indian government, h...

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State Bank of Pakistan concerned over rising value of USD

Islamabad, April 24 (IANS) The State Bank of Pakistan on Monday voiced its concerns over the surmounting value of US dollar against Pakistani rupee in the open market. The bank officials held a meeting with the owners of foreign exchange companies in Karachi on Monday and ruled out any possibilities of another depreciation in the value of Pakistani rupee. During the meeting, the ...

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CPEC has become a reality: Pakistan PM

Islamabad, April 23 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday said that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has become a reality and provided the country with a platform to achieve development, prosperity and poverty alleviation. Abbasi made the remarks at the opening ceremony of a two-day CPEC Summit and Expo 2018, jointly organised by the country's English ...

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Pakistani, US officials hold talks amid curbs on diplomats

Islamabad, April 23 (IANS) Senior Pakistani and US officials held talks here on Monday amid tensions over tit-for-tat travel restrictions on each other's diplomats, authorities said. Both countries announced the measures after an American Embassy vehicle driven by Colonel Joseph Emanual Hall, defence and air attache at the US Embassy in Islamabad, was involved in an accident leading to t...

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Transgender shot dead in Pakistan

Islamabad, April 23 (IANS) A transgender was shot dead after being beaten up by a group of armed men in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, the media reported on Monday. The group raided Khan Ullah alias Sheena's house in Swabi district on Sunday night, beat her up and then shot her dead, according to Trans Action Pakistan, an organisation that addresses the needs and issues of the c...

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Modi, Xi to meet in China this coming week

Beijing, April 22 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping will hold an informal summit meeting in China's central city of Wuhan, a meet which may well be a historic one and a defining moment in the history of Sino-Indian ties. The announcement by the Indian and Chinese Foreign Ministers Sushma Swaraj and Wang Yi respectively indicates a revival in ties...

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Nepal in talks with India, Pakistan to revitalise Saarc

Kathmandu, April 22 (IANS) Nepalese Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli on Sunday said Nepal has been holding negotiations with India and Pakistan to revitalise the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc). The Prime Minister said Nepal, as the current chair of Saarc, has been making sincere efforts to remove misunderstandings between India and Pakistan through dialogue with r...

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Pakistani traders end protest after Army agrees to demands

Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) Traders from Pakistan's North Waziristan have called off a week-long protest in Islamabad after the Army agreed to compensate them for losses to their businesses owing to an anti-terror operation in the region, an official said on Saturday. The association had began the protest last week after an year of unsuccessful talks with the provincial government in Nort...

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Pakistan court directs Interior Ministry to decide Indian Sikh woman's fate

Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) The Lahore High Court directed Pakistan's Interior Ministry on Saturday to decide within 30 days the fate of Indian Sikh woman pilgrim who converted to Islam, married a Lahore-based man and moved the court for citizenship and visa extension. Kiran Bala, a mother of three children from Punjab's Hoshiarpur district, had also sent an application to Pakistan's Fore...

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Sushma Swaraj arrives in Beijing, to hold talks with Wang Yi

Beijing, April 21 (IANS) India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived on Saturday in Beijing on a four-day China visit where she will hold crucial bilateral talks with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi and attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation ministerial-level meeting. The one-on-one meet with Wang on Sunday will be the key highlight of Sushma Swaraj's visit in which she...

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Pakistan's anti-graft body to probe Musharraf

Islamabad, April 20 (IANS) Pakistan's anti-corruption body, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), on Friday approved an investigation into allegations against former President Pervez Musharraf for holding assets beyond means and wrongful use of authority. The former military ruler, who is currently living in exile in Dubai, also faces high treason charges in Pakistan. He was declared...

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China defends Pakistan against Modi's 'terror export factory' remark

Beijing, April 20 (IANS) China on Friday defended Pakistan against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remark that Islamabad was a terror export factory, saying the country must be supported in the fight against terrorism. Beijing also hinted the issue of terrorism will be on the agenda of discussion at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) when the eight-member block, joined by ...

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US to impose restrictions on Pakistani diplomats in Washington

Islamabad, April 20 (IANS) Pakistan on Thursday confirmed that the US will impose restrictions on the movement of the country's diplomats and consular staff in Washington from May 1. Comments from Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Faisal came a day after the US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon said in Washington on Tuesday that the US will place curbs on Pa...

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Asif to attend SCO ministers' meeting in Beijing

Islamabad, April 19 (IANS) Pakistani Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif will visit China to attend the meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Beijing from April 23-24. Pakistan's Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Faisal said the Council of Foreign Ministers will discuss issues related to peace and security at the international ...

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