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India should not drag Pakistan into its elections: FO

Posted by - January 31, 2019

Foreign Office (FO) Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal on Thursday urged India to battle its general elections within its borders and not drag Pakistan into the process. Addressing the weekly FO briefing, Faisal condemned India for its comments on All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, calling him a ‘terrorist’. He further stated that

‘Happy to be in Pakistan,’ says West Indies women cricket team captain

Posted by - January 31, 2019

The West Indies women’s cricket team has arrived in Karachi on Wednesday to lay three Twenty20 International matches against their Pakistani counterparts. Speaking to DawnNewsTV, West Indies Women Cricket Team Captain Merriss Aguilleira said: “We are happy to be here in Pakistan, where we received a warm welcome.” Speaking about the tournament she said,”The people of

Colder-than-Antarctica temperatures grip US Midwest

Posted by - January 31, 2019

CHICAGO: Frozen Arctic winds brought record-low temperatures across much of the US Midwest on Wednesday, unnerving residents accustomed to brutal winters and keeping them huddled indoors as offices and schools remained closed and even mail carriers halted their rounds. Classes were cancelled on Wednesday and Thursday in many cities, including Chicago, home of the nation’s

Larger medical board examines Nawaz in jail

Posted by - January 31, 2019

LAHORE: Members of the third medical board examined former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in Kot Lakhpat jail on Wednesday. The six members of the board spent over two hours in the jail and examined Mr Sharif thoroughly, sources said. They also conducted some blood tests. Mr Sharif, 69, has been suffering from a heart ailment.

Senate human rights body approves bill for raising marriageable age to 18

Posted by - January 30, 2019

The Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights on Wednesday approved a draft bill looking to raise the minimum age for marriage in the country to 18 years. The Child Marriage Restraint (Amendment) Bill, 2018 looks to increase the minimum age by which women can marry to 18. Currently, the legal age for marriage for women

Saidu Sharif Airport in Swat to be reopened

Posted by - January 30, 2019

ISLAMABAD: The government has in principle decided to make the Saidu Sharif Airport in Swat operational to promote tourism in the country. Established in 1978, the airport used to handle two flights a day from Islamabad and Peshawar but it was closed down when the law and order situation in the valley deteriorated. As part

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