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Indian spy Jadhav appeals to COAS to ‘spare his life’; army releases new video confessionDawn Report

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Convicted Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, who is currently on death row, has appealed to Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Bajwa for mercy. “Commander Kulbushan Sudhir Jadhav, the serving Indian Naval Officer who has been sentenced to death on charges of espionage, sabotage and terrorism, has made a mercy petition to the Chief of Army Staff,” the army’s media …

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Understanding the China-Pakistan Economic CorridorZamir Ahmed Awan The Express Tribune June 17, 2017

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As Chinese philosophy decisively asserts, “you cannot live in a castle made of glass while your neighbour lives in the stone ages”. This maxim offers a stark contrast to the case of the United States, a highly developed state that faces tremendous migration problems from its neighbours Mexico and Puerto Rico due to the existence of a glaring development gap …

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Is Dawn Leaks notification an attempt to cover up truth?By Ayaz Khan The Express Tribune April 30, 2017

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LAHORE: While it appears that the report of the inquiry committee on Dawn Leaks has been secured somewhere, the notification issued with the signature of Prime Minister’s Principal Secretary Fawad Hasan Fawad says the premier has approved the panel’s recommendations. The ink on the notification had not even dried when the military’s top spokesman rejected it as ‘incomplete’. Both the …

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140 Soldiers Killed in Taliban Attack on Afghan Base, Official SaysBy MUJIB MASHAL APRIL 22, 2017 The New York Times

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KABUL, Afghanistan — A day after a lethal Taliban assault on an army base in northern Afghanistan, an official said on Saturday that at least 140 soldiers had been killed, making it the single deadliest known attack on an Afghan military base in the course of the long war. “Today, there was even a shortage of coffins,” said the official, …

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Nakedly corrupt – Editorial (Express Tribune)The removal of AD Khawaja will directly impact the ongoing ‘Karachi operation'

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Corruption in public life and offices usually has the decency to find itself a fig leaf to hide behind as it goes about its dirty business, but no such modesty on display with the removal of the Inspector General of Police (IG), AD Khawaja. This man is by all accounts an exemplary police officer with a track record of being …

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China Learns How to Get Trump’s Ear: Through Jared KushnerBy MARK LANDLER APRIL 2, 2017 (The New York Times)

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WASHINGTON — When President Trump welcomes President Xi Jinping of China to his palm-fringed Florida club for two days of meetings on Thursday, the studied informality of the gathering will bear the handiwork of two people: China’s ambassador to Washington and Mr. Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner. The Chinese ambassador, Cui Tiankai, has established a busy back channel to Mr. Kushner, …

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Pakistan blast: Parachinar bomb leaves at least 22 deadbbc.com

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At least 22 people have been killed and more than 70 injured in a blast outside a mosque in north-west Pakistan. The explosion happened in the city of Parachinar, a mainly Shia Muslim area on the Afghan border. Reports say a car packed with explosives was left near the women’s entrance of the mosque as people gathered for Friday prayers. …

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Pakistan says starts fencing Afghanistan in `high threat zones’Reuters

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Pakistan has begun building a fence on its disputed 2,500 km (1,500 mile) border with Afghanistan to prevent incursions by militants, Pakistan’s army chief said, in a move likely to further strain relations between the two countries. Pakistan has blamed Pakistani Taliban militants it says are based on Afghan soil for a spate of attacks at home in recent months, …

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Trump asked for a ‘Muslim ban,’ Giuliani says — and ordered a commission to do it ‘legally’ Amy B Wang The Washington Post Jan 29, 2017

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Former New York mayor Rudy W. Giuliani said President Trump wanted a “Muslim ban” and requested he assemble a commission to show him “the right way to do it legally.” Giuliani, an early Trump supporter who once had been rumored for a cabinet position in the new administration, appeared on Fox News late Saturday night to describe how Trump’s executive …

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World’s 8 Richest Have as Much Wealth as Bottom Half of Global PopulationBy GERRY MULLANY JAN. 16, 2017 New York Times

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How concentrated has wealth become in the globalized modern world? Here’s one answer: Just eight of the richest people on earth own as much combined wealth as half the human race. That’s a notable change from last year, when it was reckoned to take 62 of the superrich to match the assets of the 3.6 billion people in the poorer …

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The night I’ll never forgetBy Shahbaz Taseer The Express Tribune (Dec 16, 2016)

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I remember sitting in the snow all night. We were being bombed. Usually after a few hours it would stop. But not this time. I remember the faces of my kidnappers; how they kept saying, “Ya Rabi, Allah hu Akbar,” as the bombs fell. I remember wondering how someone who celebrated the massacre of innocent children could have the spine …

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Aviation experts suggest pilot error to blame for PK-661 crashBy Qadeer Tanoli The Express Tribune (Dec 9, 2016)

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They believe that engine failure “should not have led to the plane crash as the aircraft was still flyable on the operative engine”. Pakistan International Airlines’ flight PK-661 crashed on the way to Islamabad from Chitral on Wednesday. Air Marshal (retd) Shahid Lateef insisted that the crash could have been avoided. According to him, the aircraft could still fly if …

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‘No survivors’ after plane crash in northern Pakistan mountainsBy Jibran Ahmed and Asad Hashim REUTERS

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PESHAWAR/ISLAMABAD, Dec 7: There were no survivors after a plane carrying 47 people crashed into a mountain in northern Pakistan on Wednesday, the airline’s chairman said, as recovery operations continued late into the night at the remote crash site. The military said 40 bodies had been recovered and rescue efforts involved about 500 soldiers, doctors and paramedics. The bodies were …

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Hitch a Ride on a Rickshaw Via the InternetUber launches uberAUTO rickshaw service in Karachi (Dawn.com)

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Uber on Thursday launched its rickshaw-hailing service, uberAUTO, in Karachi. The service will be giving free rides all week, Uber announced on its Twitter. To avail the free rides, patrons are asked to enter the promo code FREEAUTO. With the aforementioned promo code, patrons can avail five free rickshaw rides up to Rs75 each, today through Nov 27. People can …

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Govt Removes Cyril Almeida’s Name from ECLDawn Newspaper

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The government on Friday removed the name of Dawn staffer Cyril Almeida from the Exit Control List (ECL), confirmed a notification issued from the Ministry of Interior. Earlier today, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan assured the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) and the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) that Dawn staffer Cyril Almeida’s name would be removed from …

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Corps commanders view leak from high-level meeting as breach of national security: ISPRDawn.com

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Participants of a Corps Commanders meeting at General Headquarters in Rawalpindi on Friday expressed serious concern over what they said was a leak from a security meeting which was reported by Dawn earlier this month. In a statement issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), participants of the meeting expressed serious concern over “feeding of false and fabricated story of an …

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U.S. blacklists Pakistan nationals on suspicion of money launderingReuters Oct 11, 2016

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The United States blacklisted four men and their companies based in Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday, for purported ties to an organisation accused of laundering money for drug traffickers and Chinese, Colombian and Mexican crime groups. Among them was Pakistani national Obaid Khanani, whose father Altaf Khanani was arrested by U.S. authorities in September 2015 and accused …

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Dawn’s senior columnist Cyril Almeida put on Exit Control List for ‘misleading’ story on national securityDaily Pakistan Hamza Rao

ISLAMABAD, Oct 11 – Senior columnist of Dawn Cyril Almeida has been put on Exit Control List after his ‘misleading’ story regarding purported deliberations in a meeting on the security issues stirred controversy. The writer announced Government’s latest move against the controversial story on Twitter. Dawn’s editor Zaffar Abbas defiantly replied after the Government placed its staffer Cyril Almeida on …

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JIT To Investigate Hazaras Murders in QuettaThe Express Tribune

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QUETTA, Oct 9: A day after gunmen shot dead four women from the Shia Hazara community, the Balochistan administration decided to form a joint investigation team to probe into the grisly violence which officials say violates all tribal norms of the province. A high-level huddle reviewed the security situation following Tuesday’s deadly assault on a bus which was en route …

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PPP Thunders in Parliament: `Why has the Govt been Unable to Defend Pakistan?’Dawn Report

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ISLAMABAD, Oct 7: The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) played the role of a vibrant opposition party today when it asked the government some tough question about its handling of the Kashmir issue. On the third day of the joint session of Parliament today when a resolution was passed on Kashmir, PPP lawmakers systematically criticised what they said was the government’s …

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