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Civil-Military differences hold up CPEC security plan

ISLAMABAD: Plans for operationalising the Special Security Division (SSD) for China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) have been held up by civil-military wrangling, multiple sources told Dawn. It is feared that the issue, if not resolved at the earliest, could potentially affect the CPEC timelines. The military had announced the raising of ...

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Pakistan rejects India’s allegations of involvement in terrorist attack in held Kashmir

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Sunday rejected Indian allegations regarding involvement in terrorist attack on brigade headquarters in Uri area of the Indian-held Kashmir (IHK). “Pointing fingers at Pakistan has become a traditional tendency of India after each terrorist attack,” Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria told DawnNews. “In the past many Indians ...

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Sharif arrives for UNGA amid renewed tensions with India

NEW YORK: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif arrived in New York on Sunday to attend the 71st UN General Assembly where he plans to highlight gross human rights violations in Indian-held Kashmir. Relations between India and Pakistan, already at a record low, worsened on Sunday when suspected militants attacked an Indian ...

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France urged to raise voice against Indian oppression

PARIS: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Friday apprised Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development of France, of the worsening human rights situation in India-held Kashmir, including brutal killings and severe eye injuries and blindness caused by indiscriminate use of pellet guns. Mr Dar, who is on a ...

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CM Sindh approves Rs2.2bn for police training, weapons

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Friday approved allocation of Rs2.2 billion for the purchase of weapons and equipment from Pakistan Army and special training of police personnel to be given by highly professional trainers of the army and other countries. He also sanctioned release of Rs500 ...

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Under pressure, Punjab undecided about Rangers powers

LAHORE: The Punjab government, which has agreed to seek assistance of Rangers in combating terrorists, is under tremendous pressure to also engage the paramilitary force in netting ordinary criminals, highly placed official sources said on Friday. The provincial government had expressed its willingness to seek deployment of Rangers for a ...

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Curfew in Mohmand as suicide attack death toll rises to 30

PESHAWAR: A curfew has been imposed in Mohmand Agency’s Anbar tehsil following a suicide attack in a mosque which left 30 people dead, local political administration officials said on Saturday. After imposing the curfew, security forces launched a search operation in the area, Assistant Political Agent Naveed Akbar said. The ...

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PM wants loadshedding issue resolved before 2018 polls

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif directed the country’s energy mangers on Thursday to take appropriate measures to eliminate loadshedding before the end of his government’s tenure in 2018. Presiding over a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Energy at PM House, he directed that the timeline to end loadshedding by ...

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