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China gives Pakistan $1.6 bln credit line to boost currency reserves: sources

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – China has given Pakistan a credit line worth $1.6 billion to stave off a balance of payments crisis, two Pakistani central bank sources said on Thursday, with cash earmarked for boosting fast-depleting foreign currency reserves. Two State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) sources told Reuters the credit facility that accompanies a currency

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No more meetings with Abbasi on caretaker PM, says Khursheed Shah

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Opposition Leader Khursheed Shah announced on Thursday that he would no more meet Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi for consultation on the name of the caretaker prime minister. The Pakistan Peoples Party leader said that the premier has from time to time backtracked from his position in consultative meetings with him.

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FATA reforms bill belongs to all parties: PM

ISLAMABAD (APP) – Prime Minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday said that the FATA Reforms Bill was not only the bill of the government and opposition, rather it belongs to all parties. Responding to points raised by Opposition Leader, Khursheed Ahmed Shah, the Prime Minister said that except two ministers, all the ministers were present

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PTI did weaken democracy in country: Saad Rafique

ISLAMABAD (APP) – Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique on Thursday said Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) did play main role in weakening democracy in the country. “We all know very well that who were calling for umpire,” the minister said while responding to various points raised by PTI central leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi in the National

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Trump cancels Singapore summit with Kim

(AFP) – US President Donald Trump informed Kim Jong Un Thursday he was canceling their nuclear summit next month in Singapore, blaming “anger” and “hostility” from the North Korean regime for the spectacular collapse of the historic event. In a letter to Kim, Trump announced he was pulling out of the high-stakes meeting agreed for

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North Korea dismantles nuclear test site ahead of US summit

(AFP) – North Korea has dismantled its nuclear test site, media invited to attend the ceremony said Thursday, in a carefully choreographed move portrayed by the isolated regime as a goodwill gesture ahead of a potential summit with the US. Pyongyang had announced that it would “completely” take apart the Punggye-ri facility in the country s

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Pakistan 50-1 against England at 1st day close

(AFP) – Pakistan were 50 for one in reply to England s first innings 184, a deficit of 134 runs, at stumps on the first day of the first Test at Lord s on Thursday. Azhar Ali was 18 not out and Haris Sohail 21 not out in the first of this two-match series. Earlier, England suffered

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National Assembly passes KP-FATA merger bill

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – The National Assembly on Thursday passed a constitutional amendment bill clearing the way for the merger of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province. Voting on each clause of the bill was concluded in the afternoon, a day after the parliamentary committee gave it their go-ahead. The bill,

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ABC accused of exploitation over Michael Jackson show

CHICAGO (AFP) – Michael Jackson s estate has slammed an upcoming television special about the late King of Pop, describing it Wednesday as a “crass and unauthorized” effort to exploit the singer s name. US broadcast network ABC says “The Last Days of Michael Jackson” will feature never-before-seen interview footage and the testimony of a tour operator

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I am not feminist but believe in equality, says Kareena

MUMBAI (Web Des) – Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor Khansaid that she is not a feminist and believes in gender equality, reported Hindustan Times. Kareena Kapoor along with Veere Di Wedding co-actors Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhasker and Shikha Talsania were present music launch of the film when said, “I believe in equality. I wouldn’t say I

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