F.P. Report CHIRIKOT: A woman was injured in Azad Kashmir due to unprovoked shelling across the Line of Control (LoC) by Indian border forces on Saturday, reported the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). A statement from the ISPR said Indian border forces deliberately targeted the civilian population at the Chirikot Sector. “A 21 year old woman…

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ISLAMABAD (AA): Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in a phone call on Saturday to his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu offered his country’s assistance in the rescue operation in quake-hit areas of Turkey. “Qureshi conveyed the deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences on behalf of the President of Pakistan Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan and…

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F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) admitted on Saturday an application, seeking disqualification of Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda for allegedly submitting a false affidavit before the election authority. A petitioner had approached the ECP earlier this week in the wake of a news report that claimed that Vawda had…

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ELAZIG (Reuters): The death toll from a powerful earthquake in eastern Turkey reached 22 on Saturday, as rescuers searched for survivors trapped under the rubble of collapsed buildings. The magnitude 6.8 quake late Friday shook Elazig province, about 550 km (340 miles) east of the capital Ankara, and was followed by 401 aftershocks, 14 of…

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Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Donald Trump’s lawyers prepared to deliver the US president’s first full-throated defense on Saturday in the Senate’s historic impeachment trial, after Democratic prosecutors spent three days making their case for the Tump’s removal from office. Capping 24 total hours of arguments, Democrats told the 100 senators that Trump abused the power of…

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Monitoring Desk SRINAGAR: Internet services were being partly restored in Indian occupied Kashmir from today onwards (Saturday), marking an end to a five-and-a half-month blackout imposed by the Narendra Modi-led government in New Delhi, but social media will stay offline, local authorities said. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government had imposed a communications blackout in…

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Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Ambassador Alice Wells on Friday said Washington “strongly urges” Islamabad to implement its Financial Action Task Force (FATF) action plan and stressed that the requirements spelt out in the action plan have to be fulfilled. “We certainly support and stand ready to assist Pakistan as it implements these obligations,” she said in…

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