Archive for February 2019

Turkey’s Erdogan, Pakistan’s Khan discuss Kashmir tension

ISLAMABAD (AA): Turkey’s president discussed recent tensions between Pakistan and India over the phone with the Pakistani premier on Thursday, Turkish presidential sources said. According to a statement from the Pakistani prime ministry, Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed appreciation for Imran Khan’s move to release a captured Indian fighter pilot that had entered Pakistani airspace on…

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Prosecutor Moves to Indict Netanyahu on Corruption Charges

JERUSALEM: (Web Desk): Israel’s attorney general announced his plans on Thursday to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust, imperiling Mr. Netanyahu’s political future just 40 days before he is to stand for re-election. The announcement by Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit was the culmination of a two-year investigation…

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Ghani stresses preserving women’s rights in peace process

KABUL (TOLOnews): President Ashraf Ghani, who addressed a gathering of at least 2,000 women from around the country, stressed the need for preserving women’s rights in the peace process and said the issue should be given a special attention during the upcoming grand assembly on peace in Kabul. Delegates in the women’s national conference at…

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Nearly 14.6 bn afghanis collected in telecom tax so far

KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology (MCIT) on Thursday signed Real Time Data Management System (RTDMS) system for collection of mobile phone users’ tax, the Presidential Palace said. The Presidential Palace in a statement said nearly 14.6 billion afghanis had so far been collected in tax on mobile phone users since the…

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Khwaja Asif hails PM’s decision to release Indian pilot

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) senior leader Khwaja Muhammad Asif on Thursday hailed Prime Minister Imran Khan’s decision to release the captured Indian pilot, Abhinandan, as a gesture of peace. Khwaja Asif said that if there was de-escalation with the return of the Indian pilot, it would be our great achievement. He hoped…

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Pollard, Umar snatch seven-wicket victory from Sultans

DUBAI (Monitoring Desk): Keiron Pollard (52) and Umar Amin (54) drove Peshawar Zalmi to a seven-wicket victory over Multan Sultans in the eighteenth match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) season four at Dubai International Stadium on Thursday. Both the batsmen played brilliantly by scoring a partnership of 87 runs which took Zalmi over the…

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Nadal blasts Kyrgios for ‘lack of respect’ after Acapulco defeat

ACAPULCO (Agencies): Rafael Nadal accused Nick Kyrgios of lacking respect “for the public, the opponent and himself” after a stormy defeat to the Australian firebrand at the Mexico Open. Kyrgios survived three match points to beat top-seeded Nadal 3-6, 7-6 (7/2), 7-6 (8/6) on Wednesday and reach the quarter-finals. However, 17-time major winner Nadal was…

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