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ICC Women’s Championships: Pakistan beat New Zealand for first time

SHARJAH (Sarzameen News)- Pakistan made history on Sunday as they beat New Zealand for the first time in Women’s one-dayers at ICC Women’s Championships fixture at Sharjah. They defeated the BlackCaps by five wickets in today’s game. New Zealand, batting first after winning the toss, were bowled out after scoring 155 runs in 43.4 overs. Sam Curtis made

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Visa policy should be softened for Sikh pilgrims and other tourists: Ghafoor

RAWALPINDI (Sarzameen News)- Managing Director, Pakistan Tourism Chaudhary Abdul Ghafoor Khan met Sikh pilgrims from all over the world in Nankana Sahib’s 549th birthday celebrations. The meeting discussed detailed issues related to incoming Sikh pilgrims to Pakistan facilities available. GC University professor Kailyan Singh welcomed Chaudhry Abdul Ghafoor Khan on Nankana arrival. In the meeting, member of the

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PTI proposes to dissolve assemblies for early elections

LAHORE (Sarzameen News)- Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf PTI spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry on Sunday proposed to dissolve all the assemblies and conduct early elections on same day. He said that PTI is ready to dissolve Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assembly and proposes the same for other provinces after national consensus. After PPP, PTI has also backed the move to forward draft bill

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No of terrorist attacks decreased in 2017 compared to 2016: Nacta report

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News)- National Counter Terrorism Authority (Nacta) stated that there has been a decrease in the number of terrorist attacks in the country in 2017 compared to 2016. According to Nacta’s regarding the implementation of the National Action Plan, 432 cases of terrorism took place since January and the number of terrorist attacks have decreased

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Polish Parliamentary delegation arrives in Pakistan to promote bilateral ties

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News)-A ten-member parliamentary delegation of Poland headed by Marshal of Senate of Poland has arrived in Islamabad. The visit aims at strengthening parliamentary relations and promoting bilateral cooperation. On its arrival at the airport the delegation was welcomed by Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani, Senator Giyan Chand and other officials of Senate. The delegation, which is

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Iran, Russia, Turkey top military officials to meet on security cooperation

TEHRAN (Sarzameen News)- Iran’s army chief, Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri, is to attend a trilateral meeting with his Russian and Turkish counterparts on security cooperation in the near future. “Soon, the chiefs of the general staff of Russia, Turkey and Iran will hold a trilateral summit,” Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Ebrahim Rahimpour was quoted as saying. “They will talk about the

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Iran says Lebanon Hariri’s resignation aimed to create tension in region

TEHRAN (Sarzameen News)- Iran’s Foreign Ministry said that the resignation of the Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri is aimed to create tension in Lebanon and the region, Tasnim news agency reported on Sunday. “Mr. Hariri’s sudden resignation and the announcement of his resignation in another country is regretful and at the same time surprising,” Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram

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Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed among 11 detained in corruption inquiry

JEDDAH  (Sarzameen News)- Saudi authorities detained one of the Kingdom’s most prominent businessmen and the head of the National Guard in a sweeping anti-corruption inquiry that gives Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman more authority. Billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, who owns investment firm Kingdom Holding, was among 11 princes, four ministers and tens of former ministers

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NAB to conduct inquiries, investigations on scientific lines

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News)- Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Justice Javed Iqbal Wednesday directed the Bureau officials to complete inquiries and investigations by following rules and regulations and with use of scientific techniques. He said this while reviewing the performance of Operation Division of NAB at its headquarters.  He said NAB was established to end corruption and recover

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Import duty on eatables, luxury items raised by up to 350pc

ISLAMABAD  (Sarzameen News)- In a bid to contain the ballooning bill of imported goods, the federal government has enhanced by up to 350% the regulatory duties on 356 essential and luxury items. However, there are slim chances that the move will have any meaningful impact on the import bill. For the first time in last many years,

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