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Mango exports fetch $1.1m in five days


KARACHI: Pakistan has exported around 2,200 tonnes of mangoes, fetching $1.1 million, since the start of export season on May 20. All Pakistan Fruit and Vegetable Exporters, Importers and Merchant Association’s (PFVA) Research and Development Chairman Waheed Ahmed said mango was being exported to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates ...

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Footprints: Course charted by aliens


THIS scorching Saturday afternoon is just another day at the Karachi fish harbour. The place is swarming with fishermen, trolleys, ice and fish crates, and sweating labourers. Right away, I find the person I came for: I meet Sahibullah, an Afghan alien. “Take the first right and then go on ...

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Khawaja Asif slams Indian minister’s statement of ‘sponsoring terrorism to counter terrorism’

ISLAMABAD: Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said here on Sunday that his Indian counterpart’s recent statement about sponsoring terrorism to counter terrorism had confirmed “our assertions of Indian involvement in terrorist activities on Pakistani soil”. He said the statement of Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar was a blatant admission of sponsoring ...

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Pakistan detains culprits behind Shia massacre


Pakistani law enforcement agencies have detained a number of Taliban militants who masterminded a deadly attack on worshipers at a Shia mosque in the Pakistani city of Peshawar back in February. Pakistani security officials said on Friday that the militants were arrested during an operation in the militancy-riddled northwestern tribal ...

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Pakistan celebrate return of international cricket


LAHORE: From Pakistan’s most popular fan Chacha Cricket to the Head of State, a nation of 200 million celebrated the return of international cricket in Pakistan for six years on Friday. Hundreds of fans battled the 42 degree heat and stifling security checks in long queues hours before the start ...

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Blast near FC vehicle kills one, wounds four in Quetta

QUETTA: At least one person was killed and four others wounded in a blast near a Frontier Corps (FC) vehicle on Quetta’s Qambrani road on Friday. A police official who request not to be named told DawnNews that unknown militants targeted a convoy of FC vehicles through a remote-controlled bomb. ...

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Sabeen targeted for campaign against Lal Masjid cleric

KARACHI: Police investigators said on Thursday that the four terrorists arrested for killing 45 members of the Shia Ismaili community in a bus attack near Safoora Goth last week told them that they had targeted human rights activist Sabeen Mahmud because of her campaign against Lal Masjid cleric Maulana Abdul ...

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