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Pakistan decries drone strikes on its soil, as U.S. considers more.

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan on Thursday condemned drone strikes on its soil as violations of sovereignty, after U.S. officials suggested Washington might ramp them up against Afghan Taliban taking refuge inside Pakistan.

- Reuters - US

Separate blasts kill nearly 30 in Pakistan - police.

QUETTA/PARACHINAR, Pakistan - Bombs killed nearly 30 people in Pakistan on Friday, with a suicide car bomber killing at least 13 in the southwestern city of Quetta, and two blasts later killing at least 15 in the northwest town of Parachinar, officials said.

- Reuters - US

Punjab passes bill to enable hotels near highways serve liquor.

The Punjab Assembly today passed a Bill to enable hotels, restaurants and other notified places near highways in the state to supply alcohol.However, restriction on opening of liquor vends within 500 metres of highways will remain as per the directions of the Supreme Court issued in December last year.The state cabinet had ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Ahead of son's birthday, Army jawan to return home in coffin.

Army jawan Sandeep Jadhav had promised to come home to celebrate the birthday of his son Shivam tomorrow, but to the utter devastation of his family the jawan will return home in a coffin.A pall of gloom descends on the jawans native Kalegao village in Sillod tehsil of Aurangabad district. The 34-year-old soldier, who ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

India face England in Women's World Cup opener.

Derby , June 23 India are expected to face a tough task when they take on hosts England on the opening day of the ICC Women's World Cup cricket tournament here on Saturday. The first stage of the tournament will see the eight contenders battle it out in a round-robin format where every team plays each other once. Mithali ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Sarfraz advises women's team to play positively in World Cup.

London, June 23 Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed on Friday advised the national womens team to keep things simple and play positive cricket in the ICC Womens World Cup 2017, starting here on Saturday. Sarfraz, who recently guided the men's team to their maiden ICC Champions Trophy title after beating India by 180 runs in the ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Rahane to open in all matches against West Indies.

After Team India’s humiliating defeat in the Champions Trophy final against arch-rival Pakistan, ViratKohli led side is set to take on West Indies in a five-match ODI series.

- Yahoo! News - US

Nasscom identifies key job roles in big data analytics.

Hyderabad, June 23 The National Association of Software and Services Companies , as part of its reskilling initiative for the IT industry, has identified key job roles in the big data analytics domain. At the fifth annual Big Data & Analytics Summit, which concluded here on Friday, the industry body identified six areas of ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Pakistan exporting terror through the border with Iran.

, June 23 : Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs accepted on June 21 that the Pakistani Air Force had struck down an Iranian drone on June 19, as it flew around four kilometers inside Pakistani territory in the Panjgur sector along the Pakistan-Iran border.This is the first such incident on this border, which witnesses ...

- Sify - IN

Twin blasts rock market in Pakistan's north-west, 15 killed.

Islamabad, June 23 Fifteen persons were killed and 70 others injured as twin blasts rocked a market on Friday in Pakistan's northwest tribal area of Kurram Agency, Geo News reported.The first explosion took place as people were busy shopping for Iftar and Eid in the Turi Bazaar area of Parachinar. The second explosion ...

- Sify - IN

Lal Masjid's Shuhada Foundation barred from organising political, religious activities.

The federal capital's administration on Friday imposed a ban on all political and religious activities by Lal Masjid's Shuhada Foundation, declaring it an 'unregistered entity'.Deputy Commissioner Islamabad had received an application for a no-objection certificate from the Shuhada Foundation for a ceremony to be held in ...

- DAWN - PK

13 killed in suicide attack on Quetta's Gulistan road

Security challenges At least 13 people ─ including seven policeman ─ lost their lives, while 19 others were injured in a suicide blast that shook Shuhada Chowk in Quetta's Gulistan Road area on Friday morning, police said.The injured were moved to Quetta's Civil Hospital, where an emergency was declared. Security was ...

- DAWN - PK

Six policemen among 13 killed in suicide car bombing in Quetta

QUETTA: Thirteen people, including six policemen, were killed and 21 people were injured in a suicide car bombing near the office of the inspector general of police Balochistan on Gulistan Road early Friday.The bodies, including the 21 people who were injured in the attack, were shifted to Civil Hospital Quetta, said ...

- Geo.tv - PK

PFA seals sweatmeat production units for using substandard food colour

LAHORE: The Punjab Food Authority on Friday in yet another raid sealed two sweetmeat units in the city for using substandard food colour in sweetmeats.The units were found to be using low quality ingredients and food colour. Eighteen tonnes of unhygienic sweetmeat and 21 tonnes of raw material were also seized from the ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Pakistan not begging for talks with India: Basit

Pakistan's High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit -Photo: FilePakistan's High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit has said that Pakistan is not begging for talks with India and long-lasting peace cannot be achieved in South Asia without solving the Kashmir dispute in accordance with wishes of its people.Abdul Basit, in an ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Special trains run from Karachi, Quetta for Eid

KARACHI/QUETTA: Special trains have been run from Karachi and Quetta, carrying people to different parts of the country for Eid-ul-Fitr.Of the special trains, two have been set to run from Karachi, out of which one has already been dispatched, according to the announcement made by Pakistan Railways.The Eid special train ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Have complete faith in ‘competent, professional’ JIT: Rehman Malik

ISLAMABAD: Senator Rehman Malik on Friday said that he has full faith in the Joint Investigation Team comprising “professional and competent” people and said that he doesn’t think the team will be unjust towards anyone.Talking to media after his appearance before the JIT, formed to probe prime ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Pakistan twin blasts: 15 killed, 70 injured in explosions in Parachinar’s Kurram Agency

Fifteen persons were killed and 70 others injured as twin blasts rocked a market on Friday in Pakistan's northwest tribal area of Kurram Agency, Geo News reported. The post Pakistan twin blasts: 15 killed, 70 injured in explosions in Parachinar’s Kurram Agency appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

Video: Pakistani police enforce Ramadan fasting in streets of Lahore

Stiff penalties for people caught eating, drinking or smoking in daylight during Ramadan have sparked controversy in Pakistan, where critics warn of a health hazard and an infringement on minority rights.

- France24 - FR

Hedberg named new CEO of Italy's Wind Tre

Wind Tre, the new Italian operator emerging from the 50-50 joint venture between Veon's Wind and CK Hutchison's 3 Italia, has announced the appointment of Jeffrey Hedberg as its new CEO, replacing Maximo Ibarra, who has been leading the new entity since January 2017. In a joint statement, Veon and CK Hutchison said Hedberg ...

- Telecompaper - NL

Police office targeted in deadly Quetta suicide blast

Suicide attack near provincial police chief's office kills at least 12 people and wounds 14 others.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Eid al-Fitr holiday: How many days is it by country?

Eid al-Fitr holidays in 2017 range from 23 days in Saudi Arabia to three in Pakistan.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Hindus facing persecution in Pakistan, Bangladesh: Report

In the report, HAF lists Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Malaysia and Pakistan as "egregious violators" of human rights of Hindu minorities.  

- Zee News - IN

‪‪NEET Result 2017: NEET exam result 2017 declared, check cbseresults.nic.in, cbseneet.nic.in; Navdeep Singh from Punjab tops

Candidates can log on to cbseresults.nic.in, cbseneet.nic.in to check NEET exam result 2017. 

- Zee News - IN

Bill in US: Revoke Pak's non-Nato ally status

Introduced by Republican Congressman Ted Poe and Democratic lawmaker Rick Nolan, the legislation calls for revoking major non-NATO ally status of Pakistan. Under MNNA, a country is eligible for priority delivery of defence materials.

- Times Of India - IN

13 killed in suicide bombing in Balochistan

The powerful blast took place near Inspector General of Police Ehsan Mehboob's office in Quetta.

- Rediff.com - IN

Punjab passes law to enable hotels near highways serve liquor

However, restriction on opening of liquor vends within 500 metres of highways will remain as per the directions of the Supreme Court.

- Rediff.com - IN

Suicide car bomb in southwest Pakistan kills 11, wounds 20

Police say a powerful bomb has exploded near the office of the provincial police chief in southwest Pakistan, killing at least two persons and wounding 10 others.

- FOX News - US

Suicide car bomb in southwest Pakistan kills 11, wounds 20

A suicide car bomber struck near the office of the provincial police chief in southwestern Pakistan on Friday, killing at least 11 people and wounding 20, officials said. A breakaway Taliban faction later claimed responsibility for the attack.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Pakistan- Eid preparations pick momentum in Parachinar

Pakistan- Eid preparations pick momentum in Parachinar...

- MENAFN - JO

Pakistan- Six policemen among 11 killed in Quetta suicide blast

Pakistan- Six policemen among 11 killed in Quetta suicide blast...

- MENAFN - JO

Pakistan- KP CM inaugurates Rescue 1122 service in Abbottabad

Pakistan- KP CM inaugurates Rescue 1122 service in Abbottabad...

- MENAFN - JO

Pakistan- Jummatul Wida being observed with religious fervor

Pakistan- Jummatul Wida being observed with religious fervor...

- MENAFN - JO

Pakistan- KP government releases details of 86 projects signed with China

Pakistan- KP government releases details of 86 projects signed with China...

- MENAFN - JO

Pakistan- Upper Dir people decry prolonged power outages

Pakistan- Upper Dir people decry prolonged power outages...

- MENAFN - JO

Pakistan- Audit report finds irregularities in affairs of Chitral Levies

Pakistan- Audit report finds irregularities in affairs of Chitral Levies...

- MENAFN - JO

PICS: Suicide car bomber kills 11 in Pakistan

A suicide car bomber killed at least 11 people in an attack near a checkpoint in the volatile southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta

- IOL - ZA

Car Bomb In Southwestern Pakistan Kills At Least 12

A powerful car bombing close to the office of the provincial police chief in southwestern Pakistan has killed 11 people and wounded 20, officials say.

- Radio Free Europe - US

At least 11 dead in southwestern Pakistan explosion

The explosion occurred in front of the office of the police chief in Quetta, which is capital of mineral-rich southern Balochistan, a province that is rife with separatist and Islamist insurgency.

- Times Of India - IN

Chinese nationals face tighter visa rules in Pakistan after duo kidnapped and killed

Pakistan is tightening business visa requirements for Chinese applicants in the wake of the alleged killing of two mainlanders by Islamic State extremists this month. Under the revised rules for renewing existing liberal business visas, Chinese nationals would need to get referral letters and long-term business visa ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Two underage boys arrested for ‘stealing’ uncle’s motorcycle in Karachi

The Ferozabad police have also filed a case against the brothers. Photo: file KARACHI: Two underage brothers were arrested on Friday by the police for allegedly stealing their uncle’s motorcycle in Karachi’s PECHS area.The Ferozabad police have also filed a case against the brothers. On the other hand, their ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Supreme Court to indict Nehal Hashmi for contempt on July 10

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court expressed displeasure on Friday over the absence of Senator Nehal Hashmi during hearing of contempt proceedings against him.At the start of proceedings, Hashmi’s counsel informed the court that his client has gone to Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah and thus could not make it to the hearing. ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Court approves MNA Jamshed Dasti's bail

MNA Jamshed Dasti pictured in Multan Central Jail on June 9, 2017. DERA GHAZI KHAN: An Anti-Terrorism Court on Friday approved Member of National Assembly from Muzaffargarh's NA-178 constituency Jamshed Ahmed Dasti’s request for bail.Dasti and Meharpur Union Council Chairman Malik Ajmal were arrested on June 9 by ...

- Geo.tv - PK

MPA's vehicle runs over traffic cop in Quetta

QUETTA: A traffic policeman died from injuries after a serving lawmaker's vehicle ran him over while he was performing his duty in the middle of the road on Tuesday. Pashtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party MPA Dr Abdul Majeed Khan Achakzai’s vehicle was speeding along GPO Chowk intersection when it rammed into Traffic ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Former police officer says his documents carry nothing new

MANCHESTER: Former police officer, Inamur Rehman Sehri, who has claimed to have evidence against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif in the Panamagate case, has said that his documents are already part of the Supreme Court and Federal Investigation Agency records and carry nothing ...

- Geo.tv - PK

NIH issues awareness and alert letter to health departments

ISLAMABAD: The National Institute of Health , Islamabad advised federal, provincial and district health facilities to monitor the anticipated seasonal public health threats and take all preventive measures in this regard.In its 39th Seasonal Awareness and Alert Letter for epidemic-prone infectious diseases in Pakistan, the ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Bill seeking revocation of Pakistan’s non-NATO ally status moved in US Congress

Republican Congressman Ted Poe and Democratic lawmaker Rick Nolan introduced the bill. Photo: AP/fileWASHINGTON: A bipartisan bill seeking to revoke Pakistan’s status as a major non-NATO-ally was moved by two US Congressmen in the House of Representatives on Thursday. Republican Congressman Ted Poe and Democratic ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Will satisfy JIT on all money laundering related queries: Rehman Malik

ISLAMABAD: Former interior minister Senator Rehman Malik said on Friday that he will do justice today with the nation as well as his profession.He was addressing the media after he reached the Federal Judicial Academy to appear before the joint investigation team probing the Sharif family's assets."After the documents I ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Marine pollution: Needle fish found in a plastic cup from Karachi sea

The fishermen tried to rescue to fish but to no avail as the fish soon died. Photo: Geo News screen grab KARACHI: A needle fish was found stuck in a plastic cup from Karachi’s coast, according to World Wide Fund for Nature- Pakistan spokesperson on Friday. The fishermen tried to rescue to fish but to no avail as the ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Six policemen among 13 killed in suicide car bombing in Quetta

QUETTA: Thirteen people, including six policemen, died and over a dozen were injured in a suspected suicide car bombing near the office of the inspector general of police on Gulistan Road early Friday.Around 16 injured persons, along with the bodies, were shifted to Civil Hospital after the attack, according to ...

- Geo.tv - PK

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