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The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) grabbed 25 of 45 general seats of the Legislative Assembly in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) in the elections held...

PTI to form government after victory in AJK elections

The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) grabbed 25 of 45 general seats of the Legislative Assembly in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) in the elections held on Sunday and heading to form the government. According to unofficial and unconfirmed results of 43 seats, the PTI won in 25 constituencies, nine of them in Pakistan, followed by the Pakistan People’s Party...

PTI to form government after victory in AJK elections

The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) grabbed 25 of 45 general seats of the Legislative Assembly in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) in the elections held on Sunday and heading to form the government. According to unofficial and unconfirmed results of 43 seats, the PTI won in 25 constituencies, nine of them in Pakistan, followed by the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) in...

Pakistan exports to US record over 28pc growth, says SBP

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ISLAMABAD: The United States (US) remained the top export destination of Pakistani products during the fiscal year (2020-21), followed by the United Kingdom (UK), and China. The total exports to...

PM launches monsoon plantation drive to enhance forest cover

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has launched the monsoon plantation drive in Islamabad to enhance the forest cover in Pakistan. Addressing the ceremony in Islamabad's Fatima Jinnah Park, the prime...

Afghan soldiers seek refuge in Pakistan: ISPR

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Forty-six Afghan National Army (ANA) and Border Police soldiers, including five officers, have sought refuge in Pakistan, says an ISPR press release issued on Monday. According to the press release,...

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BEIJING: The withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan and seemingly unstoppable march of the Taliban opens a strategic door to China that is laden with both risk and opportunity. China abhors a power vacuum, especially on its borders, and maintaining stability after decades of war in its western neighbour will be Beijing’s paramount consideration. But if stability requires a Taliban-dominated government, an equal concern would be the support such an administration might provide to Muslim separatists in China’s Xinjiang region. Communist Party leaders in Beijing and the fundamentalist Taliban have little ideological common ground, but analysts say shared pragmatism could see mutual self-interest trump sensitive differences. “For China, the risk does not come from who holds the power in Afghanistan, but from the risk of persistent instability,” Fan Hongda, a Middle East specialist at the Shanghai International Studies University, said. Afghanistan shares only a small 76-kil­om­etre (47-mile) border with China, at high altitude and without a road crossing point. But the frontier is a big concern because it runs alongside Xinjiang, and Beijing fears its neighbour being used as a staging ground for Uyghur separatists from the sensitive region. “China can deal with the Taliban... but they still find the Taliban’s religious agenda and motivations...

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A Year in Pictures

Top 10 memorable global events of 2020

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A tumultuous 2020 has finally passed, leaving the world with more bad memories than good ones. The year saw the spread of the coronavirus pandemic that is still killing people around the world. The World Health Organisation declared the outbreak of COVID-19 as a public health emergency of international...

Top 10 events that shaped Pakistan’s political landscape in 2020

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The year 2020 saw several events that were important in Pakistan's modern history. From the government's brilliant fight against COVID-19 to remaining in FATF's grey list lets look at the top 10 events that shaped Pakistan's political landscape in 2020. Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) The opposition parties of Pakistan came together...

Top 10 highlights from the sporting world in 2020

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Pakistan Super League comes home For the first time in the history of the tournament, the whole edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) was played in Pakistan. Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad and Multan were the four venues that hosted 34 matches. Each stadium saw full house as the cricket hungry...

Top 10 iconic New Year’s celebrations marred by coronavirus

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New Year's Eve is celebrated around the world with immense fervor and zeal, with several countries globally recognized as hubs for year end festivities. This year, however, has been completely unique. With coronavirus surging through the world, New year's eve revelry will be forcibly extinguished. Here's a breakdown of...

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Pakistan to increase trade with Central Asian countries

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In a meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan, the Trade and Investment Adviser Abdul Razzaq...

KCR feasibility study to be completed by end of August

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives Asad Umar chaired a meeting to...

Body of Ali Sadpara and companions found

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The bodies of the three missing mountaineers, Ali Sadapara, John Snorri and Juan Pablo Mohar,...

Business

Pakistan stock starts the week with a loss, KSE-100 Index lost 120.39 points

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KARACHI: Pakistan stock market failed to break the bearish spell on Monday despite a decent recovery...

Pakistan exports to US record over 28pc growth, says SBP

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ISLAMABAD: The United States (US) remained the top export destination of Pakistani products during the...

Import of edible items rise by 55% in FY21

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Despite being an agricultural country, Pakistan's food items imports during the outgoing financial year rose...

World

Air strikes in support of Afghan troops to go on: US general

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KABUL: The United States will continue air strikes in support of Afghan forces fighting the...

Smartphones are worse than a spy in your pockets, says US whistleblower Snowden

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Edward Snowden, the renowned whistleblower of the US National Security Agency (NSA) has warned against...

Blinken likely to raise issues of human rights, democracy with India

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WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who is making his first visit to India...

Sports

Olympic tennis: Djokovic on course for Golden Slam, Osaka sails into 3rd round

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Top-ranked tennis player Novak Djokovic remains on course for a Golden Slam after a 6-4,...

Tokyo Olympics: Weightlifter Talha misses bronze medal by 2kgs

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Pakistani weightlifter Talha Talib on Sunday failed to win a bronze medal in the 67-kilogram...

Schedule revised, Pakistan to play 4 T20I in West Indies

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The West Indies on Sunday revised the schedule of the Pakistan cricket team and reduced...

Technology

50,000 phone numbers worldwide on list linked to Israeli spyware: reports

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An Israeli firm accused of supplying spyware to governments has been linked to a list...

WhatsApp blocks two million Indian users over messaging violations

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WhatsApp blocked more than two million users in India in just one month for violating...

Solar flare to disrupt GPS, mobile phone signals

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Weeks after a powerful solar flare created a blackout over the Atlantic, a solar storm,...

IT exports could potentially increase to $10 billion annually: OICCI Digital Report

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KARACHI: The “OICCI Recommendations for Digital Economy” report was launched on January 18th, 2021, highlighting the shift required to capture digital transformation, happening both...

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Bestselling Pakistani fiction in 2020

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With unprecedented amounts of time away from work, the global community found itself moving towards reading in an attempt to distract themselves from pressures...

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