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Economy, national security inter-linked: NSA

KARACHI: Prime Minister’s Adviser on National Security Dr Moeed Yusuf on Wednesday said the government was pursuing economic security which ultimately would contribute towards national security and people’s welfare. Speaking on “Pakistan’s Future Direction” on the invitation of English Speaking Union, the security advisor said, “Now the case of national …

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No matter what we do, it’s never enough: FM

NEW YORK: Pakistan on Tuesday regretted that the US failed to acknowledge its support in facilitating the peace deal with the Taliban and smooth out its withdrawal from the war-torn country in awkward circumstances. “No matter what we do, it’s never enough,” Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said during a …

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ECC may give nod to 40,000 tons wheat purchase

ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the cabinet will meet on Thursday (today) to consider giving nod to the purchase of 40,000 metric tons of wheat. The ECC meeting, chaired by Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin, will mull over an eight-point agenda including the approval of funds for the payment …

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Punjab govt releases Rs3.55 billion for schools

RAWALPINDI: The Punjab education ministry has released Rs3.55 billion under the head of non-salary budget (NSB) for all 52,000 public sector schools in Punjab, including the Rawalpindi district. The funds have been transferred to official accounts of district education authorities with advice to the chief executive officers to immediately allocate …

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Tik Toker held over stunts

RAWALPINDI: Motorway police arrested a man for indulging in dangerous road stunts and publishing his TikTok videos on social media on Wednesday. In one video, the man left the driving seat while keeping the vehicle on an auto-pilot during a dangerous stunt on the Islamabad motorway. In another video, he …

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Open manholes pose threat to citizens

RAWALPINDI: A large number of open manholes on Misarial Road near Barafkhan Chowk in Rawalpindi has become death traps for pedestrians and motorists alike. The road becomes even more dangerous when it rains as it gets inundated and the uncovered manholes become invisible. Then Rawalpindi Cantonment Board (RCB) has ignored …

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Mullah Akhund pressed on inclusive Afghan government

ISLAMABAD: Special envoys of Pakistan, China and Russia on Tuesday met acting Afghan Prime Minister Mullah Hasan Akhund in Kabul as part of diplomatic efforts by key regional countries, seeking an inclusive government in Afghanistan acceptable to the international community. This was only the second meeting of head of the …

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Afghan PM Mullah Akhund meets Pakistan, China, Russia envoys

The acting Prime Minister of Afghanistan Mullah Muhammad Hassan Akhund met representatives of Pakistan, China and Russia in Kabul, Taliban spokesperson Ahmadullah Muttaqi said in a tweet from his official handle on Tuesday. Without providing details, the spokesperson posted pictures of the meeting where Pakistan’s special envoy on Afghanistan affairs …

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NAB begins process to recover fine from Nawaz

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday initiated proceedings to recover £8 million (Rs1.92 billion) from Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif in the Avenfield reference. The proceedings were reportedly started by the Lahore division of the anti-graft watchdog. In this regard, the bureau has sent notifications to …

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