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COAS exempts TDPs from Watan cards for payment of compensation

(Muslim Times)-  Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday has exempted temporary displaced persons (TDPs) of Federally Administrated Tribal Areas (FATA) from Watan cards for payments of compensation. Director-General Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor made aforementioned announcement through his twitter account. “COAS directs for facilitation to Tribal ...

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Gaza’s only power plant stops working over fuel shortage

The sole electricity plant in the Gaza Strip has stopped working because of a lack of fuel as concerns grow over worsening humanitarian conditions in the besieged Palestinian enclave. (Muslim Times) – Mohammed Thabet, spokesman for Gaza’s energy distribution company, said on Thursday that it was informed by the energy ...

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UK blames Russia for ‘NotPetya’ cyber attack in June

The UK has accused Russia of being behind last year’s so-called “NotPetya” cyber attack, which allegedly started in Russia and Ukraine before spreading worldwide, affecting thousands of computers. (Web Desk) – The malicious software in June crippled government and business computers in Ukraine before spreading around the world, halting operations ...

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South Africa parliament elects Ramaphosa as new president

South African lawmakers formally named wealthy former businessman Cyril Ramaphosa as new president Thursday after scandal-tainted Jacob Zuma resigned under intense pressure from his own party. (AFP) – Ramaphosa, the only candidate, was approved without a vote by the parliament in Cape Town, chief justice Mogoeng Mogoeng told assembled lawmakers to ...

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Iran says won’t allow others to undermine its defense power

Iran says it will not permit other countries to undermine its defense might while they are themselves supplying regional countries with lethal weapons. (Web Desk) – The Islamic Republic “will never allow others to talk about or make efforts based on double standards to undermine the defense and deterrence power of the ...

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Supporting terrorists, main objective of US-led coalition: Syria

  Syria’s ambassador to the UN says the prime objective of the US-led military coalition, which is purportedly fighting the Daesh Takfiri group, is supporting terrorists operating in the Arab country. (Muslim Times) – Bashar Ja’afari said in a statement to the UN Security Council on Thursday that the US presence in Syria ...

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NAB references: Accountability court rejects Sharif family’s exemption plea

ISLAMABAD (Muslim Times) – Accountability court on Thursday has rejected exemption from appearance plea submitted by ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (r) Safdar in Al-Azizia Steel Mills, Flagship Investment and Avenfield properties references. During the hearing, Justice Mohammad Bashir read out the verdict and dismissed ...

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Iran film festival opens in Karachi amidst public excitement

KARACHI (Muslim Times):A four-day Iran Film Festival opened here Wednesday evening offering people in general and connoisseur of art in particular an opportunity to also enjoy movies that have gained international acclaim over the years. The festival to continue till February 18 was formally inaugurated by known film director and actor ...

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