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Pak-US security cooperation

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa received two telephone calls from Commander US Central Command General Joseph Votel and one from a US Senator over the week to discuss Pak-US security cooperation post the President Trump tweet. According to a media report, General Joseph apprised the army chief …

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Zainab’s gruesome murder

The murder after rape of a little girl sparked violent protests in Kasur which claimed at least two more lives. The brutalisation of seven-year-old Zainab also sent ripples of anger and anguish across the whole country. Politicians and civil society have widely condemned this brutality. The latest rape and murder …

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Zehri’s resignation

Balochistan Chief Minister Sanaullah Zehri resigned prior to a no-confidence motion being taken up against him in the provincial assembly. The resignation tendered to Governor Mohammad Khan Achakzai has been accepted. In a statement following his resignation, Zehri said that he did not wish to cause problems in the political …

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US Discriminatory watch list

Pakistan has asked the United States why India was not on Washington’s special watch list on the issue of religious freedom despite unending bloodshed in held Kashmir and grave violation of minorities’ rights, diplomatic sources said. According to a report, senior officials at the foreign ministry said that Pakistan had …

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Judicial reforms

Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar remarked that judicial reforms would be launched from next week, but warned that nobody should say then that the judiciary is interfering or encroaching.” The Chief Justice made the remarks while hearing a suo motu case regarding cutting of trees on Margalla Hills. …

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No military solution

Senior Congress leader and former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram who had got the reputation of calling spade a spade vis-à-vis Kashmir has once again criticized the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government for its ineptness to restore normalcy in Jammu and Kashmir. The congress leader said that “militaristic and …

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Safe city project inauguration

Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif inaugurated the multi-billion safe city project in Lahore after years-long delay. The first of its kind project of high-tech surveillance will help police ensure security monitoring of the provincial metropolis with the 8000 close circuit cameras. According to a report, the Safe City Project …

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Political crisis in Balochistan

The PML-N-led coalition government in Balochistan faces a serious crisis after its several lawmakers joined the opposition parties for tabling a no-confidence motion against Chief Minister Sanaullah Zehri. The PML-N legislators are among 14 members of the 65-strong Balochistan Assembly who have revolted against their leader in the house, putting …

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China’s support

The United States again accused Pakistan of playing a double game on fighting terrorism and warned Islamabad it would have to do more if it wanted to maintain US aid. According to report, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said that it would likely announce actions to pressure Pakistan within days, …

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