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UN peacekeeper killed in CAR clashes with rebels

The United Nations says one of its Cameroonian peacekeepers has been killed in the north of the Central African Republic in clashes with rebels. UN spokesman, Stephane Dujarric, said on Tuesday that clashes took place between ex-Seleka rebels and the world body’s Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the country at a ...

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PM performs groundbreaking of 1,223MW plant

BALLOKI (KASUR): Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Tuesday that completion of three re-gasified power projects at what he called “unprecedented savings of Rs110 billion” would brighten up every home in the country. “If such determination, transparency and hard work were displayed in past, today’s Pakistan would have been quite ...

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FBR freezes PIA accounts for Rs2.2 bn recovery

KARACHI: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has attached bank accounts of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) for recovery of Rs2.2 billion amount that was collected from passengers on behalf of the tax authority but not paid to the exchequer, sources said on Tuesday. They said that the accounts of PIA ...

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Speaker ignores NA to meet prime minister

ISLAMABAD: Instead of supervising the proceedings of the house that had elected him only a day earlier, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq chose instead to call on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at his office, leaving the lower house of parliament in the hands of the deputy speaker yet again. Murtaza Javed Abbasi ...

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Over 30 Tunisian MPs resign from ruling party

More than 30 Tunisian lawmakers have resigned from the ruling party bloc in parliament in protest at what they call meddling by President Beji Caid Essebsi’s son in party affairs. Hassouna Nasfi, one of the protesting lawmakers told reporters in the capital Tunis on Monday that at least 32 MPs tendered their resignations because ...

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Belarusian PM arrives on two-day visit

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister of Republic of Belarus, Andrei Kobyakov, arrived here Tuesday on a two-day official visit to further cement bilateral ties with Pakistan. A red carpet was rolled out for the dignitary as he landed at Nur Khan Airbase along with a high level delegation. The visiting dignitary was ...

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Lahore factory collapse: Rescue operation completed

LAHORE: District Coordination Officer (DCO) Lahore, Muhammad Usman announced early morning of Tuesday that the rescue and search operation has been completed at the factory collapse site. Addressing a press conference here, the DCO Lahore said a total of 103 people were pulled out alive and 45 dead from the ...

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