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1,448 Pakistanis imprisoned in Saudi Arabia, NA informed

ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister’s special adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has informed the National Assembly that as many as 1,448 Pakistani nationals are currently imprisoned in Saudi Arabia. Responding to different questions on Monday, Aziz said that Pakistani missions in Saudi Arabia have been taking various steps to help the detained citizens. ...

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Pakistan termed critical to US interests

WASHINGTON: Pakistan remains critical to US counterterrorism efforts, nuclear nonproliferation, regional stability, the peace process in Afghanistan, and regional economic integration and development, argues the Obama administration while explaining why Washington needs to stay engaged with Islamabad. “The United States therefore has a deep interest in a stable, democratic and ...

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Daesh bombing kills 9 in Baghdad

A Daesh car bomb attack has killed at least nine people and injured 20 more in the Iraqi capital Baghdad. The late Monday blast went off near a hospital in the city’s Karradah district. According to reports the target of the attack was a Shia gathering in the neighborhood. The ...

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NA speaker’s ‘partisan’ attitude angers opposition

ISLAMABAD: The opposition in the National Assembly launched an all-out attack against Speaker Ayaz Sadiq over what they termed his “blatant partisanship” in handling the references seeking the disqualification of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his arch-rival Imran Khan. Opposition members laid into Speaker Ayaz Sadiq for toeing the PML-N ...

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PIA missed six-month revenue target, Senate panel told

ISLAMABAD: The Senate’s Special Committee on Performance of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) was told on Monday that the national flag carrier had missed its revenue target by 21 per cent during the first six months of this year. A meeting of the committee, presided over by its chairman Senator ...

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