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Pakistan face rampant Black Caps in must-win T20

MOHALI (AFP) – A resurgent New Zealand will be eyeing a semi-final berth when they take on a deflated Pakistan in a World Twenty20 group match in Mohali Tuesday. Smarting under a six-wicket defeat to arch rivals India, Shahid Afridi s men need a victory against the table-topping Kiwis to keep ...

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‘Auto policy tilts the field to suit new entrants’

KARACHI: The new five-year auto policy has ruffled the feathers of car makers and vendors who think the government has “penalised the existing players who have played a big role in developing the local industry”. A leading car maker, who asked not to be named, said the government had not ...

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Will announce party’s name on March 23: Mustafa Kamal

KARACHI – Former Karachi Mayor and member of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Mustafa Kamal on Tuesday while addressing to a press conference with Anees Qaimkhani stated that the name of their newly formed political party will be announced tomorrow (March 23), reported Dunya News. He further added that the day ...

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Punjab govt writes to religious scholars over Women Protection Act

LAHOR – Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah has written a letter on Women Protection Act to religious scholars on the directions of Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday as the letter has stated complete assurance to eradicate reservations expressed by the religious scholars, reported Dunaya News. The letter has stated ...

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Rangers detain MQM leader for 90 days in renewed crackdown

KARACHI: Rangers on Monday informed the administrative judge of the antiterrorism courts about the 90-day preventive detention of a senior Muttahida Qaumi Movement leader for questioning — a move the party described as the continuity of the “anti-MQM policy of the establishment”. Deputy convener of the MQM’s coordination committee Syed ...

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KPK demands a bigger project share in CPEC

ISLAMABAD: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s (KP) Energy Minister, Muhammad Atif, has demanded that the federal government should merge KP’s 2,600 MW hydel power projects into the $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project. The minister further added that the provincial government had 29 hydel power projects feasible to produce 2,600 MW of ...

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Blast hits Kurdish area in Qamishli, several dead: Source

A powerful explosion has reportedly hit an area near a military academy in a Kurdish-majority area of northeastern Syria, leaving an unknown number of people dead and injured. Local sources said the blast had targeted an area near the Kurdish district of Torbesi in the northeastern city of Qamishli. Reports suggest the explosion ...

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Amnesty urges US, UK to stop arming Saudis in Yemen war

Amnesty International has called on the United States and Britain to halt their arms deliveries to Saudi Arabia, as Riyadh continues its brutal military campaign against Yemen. The UK-based rights group in a statement on Tuesday urged the US and the UK, the two largest arms suppliers to Riyadh, to ...

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President Assad salutes injured Syria soldiers

President Bashar al-Assad of Syria has saluted the injured soldiers that have been engaged in the battle against terrorists in a country gripped by five years of deadly violence. President Assad and his wife Asma greeted the soldiers and their mothers during a ceremony in Damascus to mark Mother’s Day. ...

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