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Afridi gets warning from PCB over ‘policy statement’

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday issued warning to veteran all rounder and T20 captain Shahid Afridi, asking him to refrain from giving policy statements. Shahid Afridi on Thursday issued a statement in what PCB has termed violation of its code of conduct. “There is no problem in ...

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Iraqi Kurds launch major offensive in Sinjar

Altaf Ahmad Baghdad  Iraqi Kurdish forces have launched an all out offensive to liberate the pre-dominantly Izadi district of Sinjar in the north, adjacent to Syria’s Raqqah province. The region is of much significance, because it connects ISIL bastions in Syria and Iraq. Sinjar first came into the limelight in ...

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Nepra approves massive hike in KP’s hydel profit

ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) approved on Friday around 217 per cent increase in the Net Hydel Profit (NHP) of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and increased the sale price of relatively cheap hydropower by around 16pc. As a result of the decisions, the KP government will get around Rs19 ...

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CEC asks polling staff to exercise full authority in LG polls

LAHORE: Chief Election Commis­sioner Sardar Muhammad Raza Khan instructed all district returning officers and returning officers on Friday to exercise their full authority during the second phase of local government elections in Punjab and Sindh. He said the polling staff should discharge their duties without accepting any influence or intimidation ...

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Kurdish forces take control of Sinjar: Massoud Barzani

The president of Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) says the northern town of Sinjar has been liberated following battles with the Takfiri Daesh terrorists over the city. “The liberation of Sinjar will have a big impact on liberating Mosul,” Massoud Barzani  told reporters atop Mount Sinjar, overlooking the town, on ...

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Bahrainis denounce construction of UK naval base

People in Bahrain have staged rallies to express their anger at the construction of Britain’s new permanent military base in the tiny Persian Gulf country. On Friday, the outraged protesters took to the streets of Sanabis and Musalla villages near the capital Manama to slam the presence of the Royal Navy in Bahrain ...

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