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Grenade explosion at Pakistan's Gwadar port, 26 injured

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Pakistan: Attack on workers at Gwadar port for Chinese project; 26 injured

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Pakistan militant group finds likely replacement after US drone strike kills leader

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Pakistan spinner Hafeez reported over bowling action

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US drone strike kills chief of Pakistani Taliban faction

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Pakistan court indicts ex-PM Nawaz Sharif for corruption

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U.S. Presses Pakistan to Combat Militants
Oct. 20, 2017 5:26 p.m. ET ISLAMABAD—Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is heading to Pakistan next week with a demand that Islamabad do more to eliminate militant havens on its territory, reviving a familiar U.S. refrain despite a recent hostage rescue that signaled improved counterterrorism cooperation. The U.S. has telegraphed its message in recent days with official statements and what local tribesmen said was a series of drone strikes on both sides of the Pakistan-Afghanistan border   Read More ...
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Went missing while probing an Indian citizen’s disappearance: Pakistani journalist rescued after 2 years
A 24-year-old Pakistani journalist has been rescued two years after she went missing while investigating disappearance of an Indian citizen in 2015, the Dawn reported on Friday. The paper quoted Missing Persons Commission chief Justice Javed Iqbal confirming Zeenat Shahzadi’s recovery to the BBC. He said she was recovered on Wednesday near the Pakistan-Afghan border. Iqbal blamed some “non-state actors and enemy agencies” for kidnapping Shahzadi   Read More ...
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Hasan Ali Shines As Pakistan Crush Sri Lanka By 7 Wickets
Medium pacer Hasan Ali grabbed three wickets to celebrate his rise to the top of the one-day rankings as Pakistan downed Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the fourth day-night international in Sharjah on Friday. while spinners Shadab Khan (2-29) and Imad Wasim (2-13) also chipped in with useful wickets as Sri Lanka were skittled out for 173 in 43.4 overs   Read More ...
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At least 60 dead, 45 wounded in two separate attacks on mosques in Afghanistan
Nearly 60 people were killed when suicide bombers detonated explosives in two separate mosque attacks in Afghanistan on Friday, officials said, capping a bloody week in the war-torn country. A gunman opened fire on worshippers in a Shia mosque in Kabul before he blew himself up on Friday evening, police said, in the latest attack to hit the Afghan capital. An Afghan official at the interior ministry said the Kabul bombing killed at least 30 people and wounded 45   Read More ...
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Police detain 50 in connection with Karachi knife attacks
Police have arrested 50 suspects in connection with an ongoing investigation into attacks on women in Karachi's Gulistan-e-Jauhar and Gulshan-e-Iqbal areas by the notorious "knife-man", reported on Friday. Most of the suspects, detained during raids or random snap-checks, belong to political parties. Police now suspect that the knife attacks are driven by a political agenda to cause instability and undermine the performance of the law-enforcement agencies, officials said on Friday   Read More ...
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Fourth ODI: Pakistan cruise to comfortable 7-wicket win over Sri Lanka
Pakistan finished off the fourth ODI in style, with Shoaib Malik hitting back to back boundaries to conclude a domineering victory over Sri Lanka, who had managed 173 against a relentless bowling attack in the match played in Sharjah on Friday. The in-form Babar Azam hit a comfortable 69 off 101 balls. He was accompanied by Shoaib Malik (69 off 81)   Read More ...
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Pakistan skittle Sri Lanka for 173
SHARJAH (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES) (AFP) - Sri Lanka's woeful batting continued as they were bowled out for another paltry total of 173 in 43.4 overs by Pakistan in the fourth day-night international in Sharjah on Friday. Medium pacer Hasan Ali (3-37) and spinners Shadab Khan (2-29) and Imad Wasim (2-13) were the chief destroyers as only Lahiru Thirimanne resisted with a 94-ball 62 on a flat pitch at Sharjah stadium   Read More ...
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Fireworks, straw burning worsen Punjab Diwali air
Written by Raakhi Jagga , Anju Agnihotri Chaba | Jalandhar/ludhiana | Published:October 21, 2017 12:38 am The air pollution level in Punjab this Diwali was 43.4 per cent more as compared to last year’s Diwali. Despite the fact that the cracker usage was less this time because of the restrictions imposed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court, the unabated burning of paddy straw in the ongoing peak paddy-harvest season did the damage   Read More ...
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Number one Hasan Ali shines as Pakistan crush Sri Lanka in Sharjah
Medium pacer Hasan Ali grabbed three wickets to celebrate his rise to the top of the one-day rankings as Pakistan downed Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the fourth day-night international in Sharjah on Friday. Hasan took 3-37 while spinners Shadab Khan (2-29) and Imad Wasim (2-13) also chipped in with useful wickets as Sri Lanka were skittled out for 173 in 43   Read More ...
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North Korea, Pakistan not invited for consumer protection conference in India
India has not invited Pakistan and North Korea to attend the first global conference on consumer protection to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi next week, consumer affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said. The two-day Regional Conference on Consumer Protection will be held on October 26-27 and will see the participation of 23 countries, besides India, which is organising the event at the request of United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)   Read More ...
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Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 4th ODI: Upul Tharanga blames batsmen for dismal show in Sharjah
Pakistan thumped Sri Lanka by 7 wickets in fourth ODI in Sharjah to register another win in the five-match series. Riding on an unbeaten stand of 119 runs for the fourth wicket between Babar Azam and Shoaib Malik, Pakistan won the fourth ODI comprehensively to go 4-0 up in the series. Chasing a modest target of 174 in Sharjah, Pakistan didn’t get an ideal start as they lost three early but Malik and Babar Azam got together and put the chase back on track   Read More ...
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No 1 Hasan shines as Pakistan crush Sri Lanka
Sharjah - Medium pacer Hasan Ali grabbed three wickets to celebrate his rise to the top of the one-day rankings as Pakistan downed Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the fourth day-night international (ODI) in Sharjah on Friday. Hasan took 3-37 while spinners Shadab Khan (2-29) and Imad Wasim (2-13) also chipped in with useful wickets as Sri Lanka were skittled out for 173 in 43   Read More ...
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CIA chief says US-Canadian couple held hostage in Pakistan for 5 yrs; contradicts Pak Army’s claims
CIA chief Mike Pompeo has said a US-Canadian couple kidnapped by militants in Afghanistan had been held for five years inside Pakistan before being freed, contradicting the Pakistan Army’s claim that the hostages were rescued shortly after entering the country from Afghanistan. “The couple had been held for five years inside Pakistan,” Pompeo on Friday said during a wide-ranging discussion at the Foundation for Defence of Democracies, a Washington-based think-tank   Read More ...
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Pakistan wins 4th ODI
...Babar Azam Man of the Match. Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 7 wickets in the 4th ODI in Sharjah, a short while ago. Chasing 174 to win, the Pakistanis reached the target off 39 overs, losing just 3 wickets. Babar Azam was 69 not out and Shoaib Malik was also 69 not out when they reached the target. Earlier, batting first, Sri Lanka was bowled out for 173 in the 44th over   Read More ...
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India vs Pakistan: When and where to watch Asia Cup match, TV channels, live streaming
India have led a strong campaign in the ongoing Asia Cup tournament taking place in Dhaka and will hope to continue the winning streak when they face Pakistan for the second time on Saturday in the Super 4 games. In the group stages, India beat Pakistan 3-1 with strong display of hockey. With things looking bleak for Pakistan, they would be eager to make most of one final shot at reaching the final   Read More ...
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Hasan Ali tops ODI bowling rankings
Lahore: South Africa batsman AB de Villiers has once again grabbed the top position in the ICC ODI players rankings while Pakistan’s Hasan Ali has emerged as a new number one among bowlers in the latest ranking updates carried out on Friday. An astonishing knock of 176 by de Villiers in the second ODI against Bangladesh in Paarl, which consisted of 15 fours and seven sixes and came off only 104 balls, has also helped South Africa edge India at the top of the ICC team rankings by taking a 2-0 winning lead in the three-match series, said the information made available by the ICC here on Friday   Read More ...
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US hasn’t seen significant change in Pakistan’s support to terror groups, says Official
The US “has not seen a significant change” in Pakistan’s selective support to terror groups operating from its soil to threaten regional stability in Kashmir, or against American interests and Afghanistan, a top Trump administration official said on Friday. His remarks came amid US officials praising Pakistan for its help in securing the release of a US-Canadian couple abducted by the Haqqani terror network in Afghanistan   Read More ...
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Tags: Wars |  Terrorism |  Terror |  Terror groups | 
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Pakistani-American billionaire Shahid Khan says jealousy drives Trump's attacks on NFL
Jacksonville Jaguars owner Pakistani-born American billionaire Shahid Khan says United States (US) President Donald Trump is “jealous” of the NFL and trying to soil its image in “personal” attacks in an interview with USA Today published on Thursday. The 67-year-old who also owns English football club Fulham, spoke at an NFL owners meetings in New York, where team owners and players met to discuss Trump's call for the league to force all players to stand for the pre-game playing of the US national anthem   Read More ...
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One suspected terrorist killed, seven arrested in Balochistan operations
Frontier Corps (FC) Balochistan conducted intelligence-based operations in Mastung and Rojhan Jamali on terrorists hideouts involved in target killing and grenade attacks, an ISPR press release said on Friday.In three separate attacks Thursday evening, a member of Panjgur Rifles was martyred and 40 people, including four security personnel, were injured in Panjgur, Gwadar and Mastung districts of Balochistan on Thursday.During Friday's operations, one suspected terrorist was killed and seven were apprehended while a cache of arms and ammunition including explosives was recovered, the army's media wing said   Read More ...
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PPP Senator Farhatullah Babar resigns from defence committee
PPP's Senator Farhatullah Babar resigned from the Senate's Standing Committee on Defence on Friday.He refused to comment on the reasons for his resignation but raised questions over parliamentarians visiting the General Headquarters (GHQ). When the GHQ was asked to produce documents by the parliament, it was informed that sensitive documents cannot be brought out of the GHQ, Babar said while talking to DawnNews after his resignation   Read More ...
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Hasan Ali emerges as top bowler in ICC's ODI rankings
Hasan Ali emerged as the top bowler in the International Cricket Council's (ICC) latest One Day International (ODI) rankings released on Friday.Ali jumped six spots in the rankings to reach the top of the list, according to a statement issued on ICC's website. The fast-bowler's boost in the rankings follows his haul of five for 34 in the third ODI against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, when Pakistan took an unassailable 3-0 lead in the series   Read More ...
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Pak Army team strikes gold in Exercise Cambrian Patrol competition
The Pakistan Army team secured a gold medal in the Exercise Cambrian Patrol competition held in the United Kingdom this month, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Friday. This is the second successive medal Pakistan has won in the yearly exercise, while procuring four medals in total. A total of 131 army teams from across the world participated in the event   Read More ...
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'Missing' journalist Zeenat Shahzadi recovered after more than 2 years
Zeenat Shahzadi, the journalist who went missing in Lahore in 2015, has been recovered by security forces, officials said on Friday. Retired Justice Javed Iqbal, head of the missing persons commission, confirmed Shahzadi's return while speaking to BBC Urdu. She was recovered on Wednesday night from near the Pak-Afghan border, Iqbal said. The newly appointed National Accountability Bureau chief said that some non-state actors and enemy agencies had kidnapped her and she was recovered from them, adding that tribal elders in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa played an important role in her recovery   Read More ...
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12 killed in drone strike near Pak-Afghan border
At least 12 suspected militants were allegedly killed in a drone strike in Afghanistan's Paktia province on Friday. Security sources told that a suspected United States (US) drone fired six missiles, killing 12 'militants' and wounding several others. Earlier this week, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar chief Umar Khalid Khorasani was killed in a strike in Paktia along with nine of his associates. The recent unprecedented increase drone strikes in the Pak-Afghan border region appears to be reflective of a change in policy in Washington, with at least 70 strikes ─ both drone and ground ─ conducted in Afghanistan in the past three weeks, and over 30 people killed in strikes near the border in the last few days   Read More ...
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At least 30 dead, 45 wounded in gun and bomb attack on Kabul mosque
A gunman opened fire on worshippers in a Shia mosque in Kabul before he detonated explosives on Friday evening, police said, in the latest attack to hit the Afghan capital. “A suicide bomber entered the mosque in Police District 13 of Kabul city. The attacker opened fire on worshippers,” Kabul Crime Branch chief Gen Mohammad Salim Almas told AFP. An Afghan official at the interior ministry said the suicide bombing killed at least 30 people and wounded 45   Read More ...
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Pakistan professor wins prestigious UNESCO award
Islamabad: Scientists from Pakistan and Bangladesh have been named as the winner of the prestigious UNESCO Prize for Microbiology. The Pakistani scientist Dr Shahida Hasnain and Bangladeshi professor Dr Samir Saha have been named by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as the two laureates of the 2017 Carlos J. Finlay UNESCO Prize for Microbiology. The prize money of $10,000 will be divided between the two laureates   Read More ...
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CIA contradicts Pak Army, says US-Canadian couple were held in Pakistan for five years
Pakistan Army had claimed that the couple were rescued after entering from Afghanistan. CIA chief Mike Pompeo has said a US-Canadian couple kidnapped by militants in Afghanistan had been held for five years inside Pakistan before being freed, contradicting the Pakistan Army's claim that the hostages were rescued shortly after entering the country from Afghanistan. "The couple had been held for five years inside Pakistan," Pompeo yesterday said during a wide-ranging discussion at the Foundation for Defence of Democracies, a Washington-based think-tank   Read More ...
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Asia Cup Hockey 2017: India hope to make it 2/2 vs Pakistan
Of the five games that India have played in Dhaka at the Asia Cup, they’ve been convincing and almost brutal in four of those games. The only aberration was the 1-1 draw against South Korea which needed a late goal. On Saturday, India will eye a continuation of the strong run and a ‘double’ over Pakistan once again. In the two Super 4 games so far, India have been held by South Korea (1-1) and come back to humble Malaysia 6-1 on Thursday   Read More ...
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Tags: Hockey | 
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Grenade explosion at Pakistan's Gwadar port, 26 injured
So far, no organisation has claimed responsibility for the attack. Unidentified men threw a grenade into a labourers' hostel in the Pakistani port of Gwadar wounding 26 of them, police said on Friday, in an attack likely to raise concern about security for the Pakistani section of China's "Belt and Road" initiative. There was no claim of responsibility for the attack, one of three on Thursday in the gas-rich southwestern province of Baluchistan, a key section of the plan for energy and transport links connecting western China with the Middle East and Europe   Read More ...
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Sanga says touring Pakistan is an ‘individual decision’
Former Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara says touring Pakistan should be an individual decision of the players in the Sri Lankan side. He said, "There has to be an open dialogue between the PCB, the Sri Lankan Cricket Board, and the ICC and of course the Federation of International Cricketers’ Association". He said they should come together and there should be transparency in all the information provided to the respective teams, the respective officials and of course to the families of the teams so that the players can make up their own mind   Read More ...
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US-Canadian family were held in Pakistan: CIA chief
WASHINGTON (AFP) - A North American family who were kidnapped by a Taliban faction in Afghanistan were held for five years in Pakistan before their release last week, CIA director Mike Pompeo said Thursday. The account is at odds with the Pakistani military's version of events, which said it rescued the couple and their three children born in custody after a tip-off that the family had been moved into Pakistan's semi-autonomous tribal areas from across the border in Afghanistan, where they were captured in 2012   Read More ...
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Pakistan militant group finds likely replacement after US drone strike kills leader
Senior militant commander Asad Afridi has emerged as the favourite to become the new leader of a deadly Pakistani Taliban faction, militant sources said on Friday, days after a US drone strike killed the group’s chief. Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA), a splinter faction of the Pakistani Taliban, has killed hundreds of people in bomb attacks and is considered one of the most dangerous militant groups in the nuclear-armed South Asian nation   Read More ...
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Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, live cricket score, 4th ODI: Pakistan get Upul Tharanga early against Sri Lanka
Pakistan face Sri Lanka at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium to play the fourth of a five-match ODI series. Pakistan lead the series 3-0 which means that they have already won and Sri Lanka will be playing for pride. The defeat in the third ODI was their eighth defeat on the trot in 50-over cricket. They had won the preceding Test series but haven’t been able to carry forward that form in ODI cricket in the UAE   Read More ...
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Woman gives birth on Lahore hospital's stairs after being denied entry
A woman gave birth on the stairs of Lahore's Sir Ganga Ram Hospital on Friday after being denied entry for not possessing the required hospital card. After she was turned away from the labour room, Shabana Riaz ─ who was accompanied by her husband ─ gave birth to a baby boy on the stairs nearby within hospital premises, the family of the woman claimed   Read More ...
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Hafiz Saeed’s detention extended
LAHORE: A provincial review board comprising judges of the Lahore High Court on Thursday approved one-month extension in detention of Jamatud Dawa’s chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed but turned down a government request for extending detention of four other leaders of the organisation. The police presented Saeed and his aides Qazi Kashif Niaz, Prof Zafar Iqbal, Abdul Rehman Abid and Abdullah Ubaid before the board amid strict security   Read More ...
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2 coal miners dead, 7 missing in Balochistan's Harnai
Two coal miners lost their lives after a coal mine collapsed in Balochistan's Harnai district on Thursday night. Seven others are still missing. The bodies of two coal miners were retrieved from the debris, while Levis sources told that a search operation was still underway for the seven missing miners. Rescue workers and district administration officials are taking part in the operation   Read More ...
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Hostage family held in Pakistan for five years: CIA
WASHINGTON: The CIA head said on Thursday that the US-Canadian couple kidnapped by the militants in Afghanistan were held inside Pakistan for five years before being freed last week. “We had a great outcome last week when we were able to get back four US citizens who had been held for five years inside of Pakistan,” CIA Director Mike Pompeo told the Foundation for Defence of Democracies think tank in Washington   Read More ...
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Nawaz Sharif indicted in Flagship Investments reference, pleads not guilty
An accountability court on Friday indicted ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif in a reference related to Flagship Investments and other offshore companies. The court charged Sharif in absentia for holding assets beyond his known sources of income, and read out a charge-sheet to his pleader, Zafir Khan, DawnNews reported. Khan pleaded not guilty on behalf of Sharif, who is currently in London tending to his ailing wife   Read More ...
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Pakistan court indicts Nawaz Sharif in third corruption case
Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was on Friday indicted by an anti-graft court in a third corruption case related to his company Flagship Investments and other offshore companies. The court here charged Sharif, who is in presently in London with his ailing wife Kulsoom, for holding assets beyond his known sources of income. On Thursday, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) court indicted Sharif, his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Captain Mohammad Safdar (retd) in other two corruption cases related to the Avenfield property in London and Al-Azizia Company cases   Read More ...
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Tags: Ethics |  Corruption |  Graft allegations | 
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Pakistan: Attack on workers at Gwadar port for Chinese project; 26 injured
Unidentified men threw a grenade into a labourers’ hostel in the Pakistani port of Gwadar wounding 26 of them, police said on Friday, in an attack likely to raise concern about security for the Pakistani section of China’s “Belt and Road” initiative. There was no claim of responsibility for the attack, one of three on Thursday in the gas-rich southwestern province of Baluchistan, a key section of the plan for energy and transport links connecting western China with the Middle East and Europe   Read More ...
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