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Kabul mosque bombing: Death toll shoots up to 85

KABUL (Sarzameen News)- At least 85 people, including six women and three children, have been killed and 64 other injured in an overnight suicide attack on the Imam Zaman Mosque in Kabul, updated information shows. Sakhi Dad Bashardost, a local representative who witnessed the harrowing scene, said the suicide bomber hurled two hand grenades into the mosque. One

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Modi wants conditional peace talks with Pakistan: Trump admin official

WASHINGTON (Sarzameen News)- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is willing to hold peace talks with Pakistan but terms security steps as a prerequisite for a resumption of bilateral ties, according to senior Trump administration official. A report in the Times of India cites a senior US official who quoted Modi as saying that he could not go for efforts

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Steps to enhance trade between Iran, Pakistan discussed

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News)- A delegation of Pakistan’s Gwadar Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) has met with the Deputy Governor of Sistan and Baluchestan Province of Iran Ali Akbar Mir Shekari and discussed border trade between the two countries. The Iranian delegation is currently on a visit to Pakistan the Iranian officials attended a three-day Pakistan-Iran Joint Border Commission meeting

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Minster congrats Hindu community on Diwali Festival

KARACHI (Sarzameen News)- Provincial Minister for Excise and Taxation & Narcotics Control Mukesh Kumar Chawla, while congratulating Hindu community living in Sindh on the eve of happy festival of Diwali, has said that Diwali is a festival of happiness and love and peace as well and on this occasion of happiness we should share this with

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World supports Pakistan’s role for human rights: Maleeha Lodhi

UNITED NATIONS (Sarzameen News)- Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi said Pakistan’s election as a member of UN Human Rights Council with two-third majority is a manifestation of the international community’s trust in Pakistan. In an interview, she said the world community has endorsed Pakistan’s role in protecting human rights in the world body and on

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India’s claim of Karot Hydropower project’s harm to environment groundless: Researcher

BEIJING (Sarzameen News)- India’s claim that Karot Hydropower Project might affect its hydrological environment is groundless as the power station is located to India’s northwest and has nothing to do with rivers in India, said Hu Zhiyong, a research fellow at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences’ Institute of International Relations. India’s concern over the project

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COAS arrives in Saudi Arabia, calls on Crown Prince

RIYADH (Sarzameen News)- Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Monday during his visit to Saudi Arabia. During the meeting, the dignitaries reviewed bilateral relations between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, particularly in the military field. They also discussed issues of common interest between the two countries. The meeting

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Foreign Secretary calls on President of Sri Lanka

COLOMBO (Sarzameen News)- Foreign Secretary, Tehmina Janjua called on the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Maithripala Sirisena, in Colombo on Tuesday in his office. The Foreign Secretary highlighted the immense goodwill for Sri Lanka in Pakistan which continues to encourage us to further strengthen and deepen our bilateral relations. She also expressed Pakistan’s desire to especially expand the trade relations

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AIOU, JICA, UNESCO to strengthen cooperation in education sector

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News)-  Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and UNESCO will further strengthen their collaborative partnership to promote non-formal learning system, laying greater focus on adult education and teaching of drop-out girls. The proposals to this effect were discussed during the visit to AIOU by Hirotaka Sekiguchi, a senior official of

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Finance Division directed to work with WB to ensure correct economic reporting

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News)- Finance Minister, Senator Muhamamd Ishaq Dar has directed the Finance Division to proactively work with the World Bank (WB) to ensure correct reporting of economic data. Chairing a meeting at the Ministry of Finance, the Finance Ministry also directed to ensure timely and effective implementation of the various ongoing initiatives of the Ministry. The

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