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Questions raised over fate of Gwadar port


ISLAMABAD: A Senate special committee on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has prepared its third report on the project raising questions over the fate of the Gwadar port. The committee, which met at the Parliament House on Wednesday, termed the port project a “non-starter” and claimed that the corridor’s 1,674km …

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Around 100 injured in clashes in India-held Kashmir


SRINAGAR: Police say around 100 people have been injured as Indian government forces fired tear gas and shotgun pellets to quell thousands of protesters who pelted rocks and burned a government office in India-held Kashmir. A police officer said clashes erupted Sunday when police tried to stop the marchers heading …

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Pakistan ‘deeply saddened’ over Dhaka’s execution of Jamaat leader Mir Quasem Ali


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is “deeply saddened” over Bangladesh’s execution of wealthy tycoon and top Jamaat-e-Islami financier Mir Quasem Ali for “alleged crimes committed before December 1971 through a flawed judicial process”, Foreign Office (FO) Spokesman Nafees Zakaria said on Sunday. Bangladesh hanged Ali on Saturday for alleged war crimes. The key …

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White nationalists use Twitter with ‘relative impunity’


[pukhto] WASHINGTON: White nationalists and self-identified Nazi sympathisers located mostly in the United States use Twitter with “relative impunity” and often have far more followers than Islamists, a study being released on Thursday found. Eighteen prominent white nationalist accounts examined in the study, including the American Nazi Party, have seen …

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‘War against terror cost Pakistan $107bn’: DG ISPR Asim Bajwa briefs on progress under Operation Zarb-i-Azb


RAWALPINDI: Director-General (DG) Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Asim Bajwa on Thursday gave an exhaustive rundown of progress made during Operation Zarb-i-Azb. Zarb-i-Azb commenced on June 15, 2014, after an attack on Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport. The operation which has gone on for over two years is now in its final …

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