Afghanistan plans to double special forces for spring fight

KABUL: Afghanistan plans to double the number of elite special forces from 17,000 troops, officials said, part of a long-term strategy to bolster units stretched and exhausted by persistent attacks from Taliban insurgents and...

BCCI requests government’s approval to play Pakistan in Dubai

ISLAMABAD: The cricket fans of Pakistan and India can witness a bilateral series between the two countries if the Indian government nods to her cricket board for playing with Pakistan at a neutral venue. According...

SHC grants Dr. Asim bail in NAB corruption references

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday has granted bail to Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) leader and ex-petroleum minster Dr Asim Hussain in the corruption cases. The SHC’s referee judge who reserved his judgment...

2nd block of census phase-I to begin on Friday

ISLAMABAD: The second block under first phase of the 6th population and household census will begin on Friday and conclude on April 13. In this stage; 6445 blocks of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 125 of FATA, 20188...

SBP to issue Rs. 50 coin to commemorate Edhi

ISLAMABAD: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) will issue Rs. 50 coin on March 31st to commemorate the late Abdul Sattar Edhi. The decision to this effect was taken in a cabinet meeting held on...

Messi banned for four international matches

ZURICH: Argentina forward Lionel Messi has been banned from their next four competitive internationals starting with Tuesday's World Cup qualifier away to Bolivia, FIFA said on Tuesday. FIFA said Messi had "directed insulting words at...

Amnesty International lashes out at U.S-Led Coalition for Mosul civilian deaths

BAGHDAD: Amnesty International warned that a rise in civilian casualties in Iraq suggests the U.S-led coalition is not doing enough to prevent civilian deaths. A report by the group quoted Mosul residents and eyewitnesses of...

Saudi businessman shows interest in investment in Afghanistan

KABUL: A renowned businessman hailing from the royal family of Saudi Arabia named as Walid bin Talal has shown keen interest in investing in Afghanistan, urging international companies to do business with the landlocked...

Royal Marine Blackman gets 7 years for killing wounded Afghan Taliban fighter

LONDON: Court Martial Appeal Court sentenced Royal Marine Sgt Alexander Blackman to seven years jail for killing a wounded Taliban fighter in Afghanistan in 2011. Blackman, 42, will be freed in a few weeks as...

Foreign agents can’t enter Pakistan as diplomats: Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said that foreign agents could not enter Pakistan in guise of diplomats saying that the government has done enough in the last three years regarding issuance...

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