politics

Iraq truck bomb kills 80, mostly Iranian pilgrims

HILLA (AFP) – A suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State group killed at least 80 people, mainly Shiite pilgrims, south of Baghdad Thursday, as Iraqi forces battle to retake Mosul from the jihadists. The huge truck bomb blast ripped through a petrol station where buses packed with faithful returning from the Arbaeen commemoration in

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Pakistan strike twice due to rain with New Zealand at 77-2

HAMILTON (AFP) – New Zealand reached 77-2 against Pakistan before rain forced day one of the second and final Test to be abandoned after just 21 overs in Hamilton on Friday. The players took lunch 15 minutes early as the skies opened, with Jeet Raval on 35 and Ross Taylor on 29 after the early

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It is better for India to remain patient: Air Chief Marshal

KARACHI (Sarzameen News) – Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman on Thursday has said that it is better for India to remain patient as Pakistan know how to deal with those who exceed limits. He reiterated that Pakistan s armed forces are fully prepared to respond to any Indian aggression. Talking to the

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Won’t let India move an inch into our territory: Naval chief

KARACHI (Sarzameen News) – Pakistan naval chief Admiral Zakaullah has on Thursday said that Pakistan navy won’t let India move an inch into Pakistani territory. He said that the Indian submarine issue was an extraordinary one and India wouldn’t dare doing such a thing again. Talking to media at Ideas 2016 exhibition, Zaka said that Pakistan

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Gen Raheel one of the finest military leaders of his generation: PM

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – The farewell reception of Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif is underway at the Prime Minister House on Thursday. The reception —being hosted by the PM Nawaz Sharif himself — is being attended by all four senior Lieutenant Generals, DG ISI Lt. Gen Rizwan Akhtar and other high-level military officials

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Pakistan’s foreign reserves decreased to US$23,865 mln

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Pakistan’s total liquid foreign reserves decreased by US$230 million to US$23,865 million, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) said on Thursday. Giving the break-up of the foreign reserves position, a statement by the SBP said that foreign reserves held by the bank stood at US$ 18,846.9 million whereas the net foreign

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Policy makers committed to develop Pakistan’s economy: UNESCO

ISLAMABAD – Policy makers and creative entrepreneurs in Pakistan’s metropolitan cities of Karachi and Peshawar are starting to formulate cultural policies to strengthen their creative industries. As part of the country-wide awareness raising process, UNESCO Islamabad on Thursday organised a high-level conference on creative economy and sustainable development based on the UNESCO 2005 Convention on

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ECOSF, MUET, TechTimes sign trilateral agreement to attain SDGs

KARACHI (Sarzameen News) – The Economic Cooperation Organization Science Foundation (ECOSF), Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET), and Technology Times (TechTimes) on Thursday signed an agreement to develop cooperation and collaboration to develop ICT based solutions for achieving United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The organizations together mutually agreed to organize software applications contest

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Etihad Airways, HBL enter commercial partnership

KARACHI (Sarzameen News) – Habib Bank Limited (HBL) and Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates Thursday entered into a commercial partnership through which HBL Credit and Debit Cardholders will benefit from special reduced fares on all online Etihad Airways ticket purchases. According to a press release, the agreement was signed in

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Pakistan forcefully raising Indian belligerence on LoC: FO

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Pakistan says it is forcefully raising the Indian belligerence on the Line of Control (LoC) and gross human rights violations in occupied Kashmir with important countries. At his weekly news briefing in Islamabad on Thursday, Foreign office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said that Pakistan is deeply concerned over the Indian atrocities in

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