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Iran still an Al-Qaeda sanctuary, claims US Secretary of State

WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday alleged Iran has been a sanctuary for Al-Qaeda since the 9/11 attacks. “For years, Iran has been the number one state sponsor of terror. Iran … remains unwilling to bring to justice senior Al-Qaeda members residing in the country,” Pompeo …

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Effects of political turmoil evident in Balochistan

Nasir Jamal  Balochistan has squandered a big opportunity presented by the increased federal transfers under the 7th National Finance Commission (NFC) award to put its fiscal house in order and somewhat reduce its development gaps by resetting its priorities. With the province’s current expenditure accounting for three quarters of its …

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Pakistan’s oldest newspaper blocked from sale in ‘military crackdown’

A Pakistan man reads a copy of the Dawn English-language newspaper at a newspaper stall in Karachi on May 20 CREDIT:  AFP Ben Farmer, defence correspondent 21 MAY 2018 • 4:50PM Pakistan’s authorities are accused of blocking a leading newspaper from sale after it angered the military with comments from …

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Centre’s help sought for registration of Chinese nationals in Sindh

KARACHI: The Sindh government has sought the federal government’s role to make relevant laws enabling the provincial authorities to get registered the Chinese nationalsentering the province through land routes, said a senior official on Sunday. The proposal first emerged in March when the Sindh government had noticed an “alarming” increase …

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Activists demand inquiry into manhandling of protesters

Rights activists continued to hold a protest camp outside the Karachi Press Club on Monday for a second consecutive day demanding an inquiry into the maltreatment they faced during their protest a day earlier. The camp, which was set up on Sunday, has been organised by the Voice for Missing …

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Iran told: comply with US demands or face ‘strongest sanctions in history’

Mike Pompeo threatens Tehran with additional measures and warns: ‘The Iranian regime should know this is just the beginning’ Mike Pompeo has threatened Iran with the “strongest sanctions in history” if it does not comply with a list of a dozen US demands. In a speech that attempted to lay …

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In Balochistan, Hindus Under Threat in the Face of State Indifference

Targeted killings, robberies aim to weaken the community’s business influence. Veengas Karachi (Pakistan): Minorities face threats and have been under attack in Balochistan, the southwestern province of Pakistan. The province is struggling with an insurgency and Christians, Shias, Hazaras and Hindus are unsafe. Recently, reports claimed that Christian and Hazara …

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BA approves budget of rupees 352.3 billion

QUETTA: After Simmering debate on provincial annual budget amid opposition and government the provincial government approves supplementary budget of rupees 352.3 billion on Monday session. The Balochistan Assembly chaired by Speaker Raheela Hamid Durrani has approved provincial annual budget of rupees 252.3 billion on Monday after simmering debates and uproar by opposition benches terming …

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