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Democracy can’t flourish without Local Bodies: PM

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chaired a meeting of the provincial leaders of PML-N Punjab in Islamabad Monday. The political leaders of PML-N briefed the Prime Minister about the elections of Mayors and Deputy Mayors after the local body elections in the Province. The Prime Minister said that democracy cannot flourish without well

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Army Chief reaffirms Pakistan’s commitment for CPEC security

RAWALPINDI (Sarzameen News) – Chief of Army staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday reaffirmed Pakistan Army’s unwavering support for China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) security. He expressed these views during a meeting with General Zhao Zongqi, Commander People Liberation Army, Western Theatre, People Republic of China who called on him at the General

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12 dead, over 110 injured in Karachi hotel fire

KARACHI(Sarzameen News) – At least 12 people were killed and more than 110 injured – 30 of them critically – after a fire broke out in a private hotel at Shahrah-e-Faisal on Monday. According to hotel sources, the fire broke out at 3:00AM in the kitchen located in the basement of the hotel and travelled

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PM, COAS discuss national security matters

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javaid Bajwa Monday called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at PM House, Islamabad. “Professional issues pertaining to national security were discussed during the meeting,” a PM’s Office statement said.

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11 killed, 70 injured in Karachi hotel fire

KARACHI (Sarzameen News) – At least 11 people were killed and 70 other received burn injuries when fire broke out at a six-storey hotel near Jinnah Hospital in Karachi on Sunday night. At least 50 people including foreigners, who were trapped in the hotel building, were rescued safely by the rescue teams. The dead and

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Raids kill dozens in Syria’s Idlib, army advances in Aleppo

ALEPPO (AFP) – Suspected Russian air strikes killed at least 46 people in opposition-held parts of Syria Sunday, a monitor said, as government forces advanced in fierce clashes with rebels in east Aleppo. Syria s government is waging an offensive to recapture all of second city Aleppo, and it has so far captured more than 60

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Sartaj Aziz urges Afghanistan to avoid mudslinging at Pakistan

AMRITSAR (Sarzameen News) – The sixth Heart of Asian Conference for peace and development in Afghanistan began in Amritsar on Sunday. Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz is representing Pakistan in the conference. The conference is being attended by forty Foreign Ministers and dignitaries of fourteen countries. Prime Minister’s Adviser on Foreign Advisor Sartaj Aziz says

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Heart of Asia: Afghan president Ashraf Ghani spews venom against Pakistan

AMRITSAR (Sarzameen News) – Afghan president Ashraf Ghani hurled accusations against Pakistan at the second day of heart of Asia conference in Amritsar,India. Addressing the conference on Sunday, Ghani blamed Pakistan for providing safe heavens to Taliban leaders. He went on and alleged that Taliban leaders admitted Pakistan was assisting them. Afghan president at one

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Resolution of outstanding issues, essential for promoting regional peace: Sartaj Aziz

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz Sunday stressed upon the peaceful resolution of all outstanding issues for promoting regional peace and prosperity. “The regional cooperation played an important role in ensuring the political stability, and promoting and deepening mutually beneficial economic interaction,” he said during his address

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Afghan Taliban hang university student in public: officials

GHAZNI, Afghanistan (AFP) – Taliban militants publicly hanged a university student after accusing him of killing a senior intelligence officer, Afghan officials said Saturday. The militants took Faizul Rehman, a fourth-year student at Kabul Polytechnic university, from his car as he was travelling home to visit his family in the Chak district of Maidan Wardak

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