Archive for June 2018

Turkish airstrikes in N. Iraq kill 4 PKK terrorists

ANKARA (Anadolu Agency): Turkish airstrikes have killed four PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, the General Staff said Saturday. According to a Turkish General Staff statement, the airstrikes were carried out in the Avasin Basyan region. In recent days Turkish officials have suggested that the Mt. Qandil region — where the terrorist group has its headquarters…

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Afghan forces resume offensive operations after govt ceasefire ends

KABUL (AFP): Afghan security forces resumed offensive operations on Saturday after President Ashraf Ghani declared an end to the government’s unilateral ceasefire with the Taliban. Ghani said the ceasefire, which lasted 18 days after it was extended once and overlapped with the Taliban’s unilateral three-day truce for Eid, had been “98 per cent successful”. “The…

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Election Commission allots electoral symbols to parties

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: As the extension in deadline to submit party tickets ends, the process of allotment of electoral symbols is underway. The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has been allotted the symbol of Tiger, PML-Q has been allotted the Trackor, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has been allotted the Bat and the Arrow has been allotted…

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Shehbaz admits dissociation with Chaudhry Nisar

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif on Saturday said that he had friendly relations with Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, however, regretted that the two of them have dissociated with each other. In a media interview Shehbaz Sharif said that he had convinced Nawaz Sharif for awarding ticket to Nisar, but it…

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Mbappe double sees France past Argentina in 4-3 thriller

KAZAN (Reuters): Teenager Kylian Mbappe scored two goals in four minutes to send France charging into the World Cup quarter-finals and Lionel Messi home with a thrilling 4-3 win over Argentina on Saturday. The 19-year-old forward’s electric pace caused Argentina problems all afternoon and his twin strikes helped France overturn a 2-1 deficit and set…

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Ahad Cheema in hot waters, as NAB launches probe in Ravi Project

F.P. Report LAHORE: The Lahore wing of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has launched a new probe into the River Ravi Zone Front Development Project, tightening its noose around provincial bureaucrat Ahad Cheema. Cheema, the former director-general of Lahore Development Authority (LDA) who is already under investigation in the Ashiana Housing Scheme scam, now faces…

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We were never prepared the way we are this time: Imran

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan Saturday said that they were never prepared for the election the way they are this time. Addressing workers here at Jinnah Convention Centre as part of his election campaign in National Assembly constituency NA-53 Islamabad, he said that he wanted to tell a few things to…

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India’s steel firm Tata and UK’s Thyssenkrupp to merge

LONDON (BBC NEWS): Tata Steel and Thyssenkrupp have agreed a merger that will create Europe’s second-biggest steelmaker. The deal will mean Indian-owned Tata Steel’s UK plants are merged into a pan-European venture with annual sales of about £13bn. These include the UK’s biggest steelworks at Port Talbot in Wales, which employs 4,000 people. Tata said…

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