Archive for March 2018

Soldier martyred, terrorist killed in Mastung operation

F.P. Report RAWALPINDI: One security personnel was martyred, while a terrorist was also killed in an exchange of fire during an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in Balochistan’s Mastung district, on Saturday, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. The IBO was being conducted in Kabu area of Mastung, as part of the ongoing military offensive Radd-ul-Fasaad, the…

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PM Abbasi has one-point agenda to get NRO for Nawaz: Imran

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Saturday alleged that Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has a “one-point agenda” to get a National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) for former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. Addressing a press conference in Lahore, Khan responded to Prime Minister Abbasi’s recent remarks about the Senate polls saying it was…

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SJ finds contradictions in Sharjeel’s medical report

F.P. Report KARACHI: Supreme Court of Pakistan on Saturday dispose-off application of Sharjeel Memon – Pakistan Peoples Party’s leader and former minister who is accused of billions of rupees corruption and directed that if Sindh High Court wants it may reconstitute a new medical board. The apex court observed several contradictions in the medical report prepared by…

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Army called to help extinguish fire on Margalla Hills

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Three days have gone but sudden fire which was erupted on the Margalla Hills on Thursday could not be controlled. After failure of the Capital Development Authority (CDA), Pakistan Army was called to help in extinguishing the fire on Friday. According to sources, four helicopters and Air Force remained busy in extinguishing…

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Egypt’s Sisi wins second term with 96.9% of vote: state media

EGYPT (AFP): Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has won a second term with 96.9 percent of valid votes, state media reported on Friday, raising a previous tally from the preliminary count. The flagship state-owned newspaper Al-Ahram also raised its estimate of turnout in the March 26-28 election to 42.08 percent, saying 25 million of Egypt´s…

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Fire kills 20 Myanmar migrant workers on bus in Thailand

BANGKOK (Reuters): A fire on board a bus in western Thailand killed 20 migrant workers from Myanmar early on Friday, police said. The bus was carrying 47 workers who had just crossed the border into Thailand to work legally. Three other people on the bus were injured but the rest escaped unharmed, police said. “The…

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Russia gives Britain one month to reduce diplomats

MOSCOW (AFP): Russia on Friday expelled Dutch diplomats and told Britain it had one month to reduce its diplomatic presence in the country, hitting back at EU countries after a coordinated campaign by the UK and its allies over a nerve agent attack on a former spy. Earlier in the day Russia had summoned the…

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Pakistanis among 17 dead in Turkey bus crash

ANKARA (AFP): At least 17 people have been killed and another 36 wounded after a bus carrying illegal immigrants, including Pakistanis, hit a lighting pole in eastern Turkey and burst into flames, local media reported on Friday. The bus, which crashed late Thursday on the Igdir-Kars highway, was carrying nationals from Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan,…

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