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  • Pemra seeks ARY News response to IB complaint against 'fake news'

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Saturday directed ARY News to respond to a complaint filed by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) against its report on a list of lawmakers suspected of links with banned militant groups allegedly compiled by the IB...

    The list first came to light when ARY News programme 'Power Play' aired a report on Sept 25 claiming that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had directed the IB on...

  • Pemra serves notices to ARY, Bol News over 'fake' news regarding cabinet reshuffle

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has issued show-cause notices to ARY News and Bol News for airing news items regarding a reshuffle in the federal cabinet and change in the portfolios of some federal ministers, it emerged on Tuesday...

    The two media outlets had aired the news on Monday morning about a possible reshuffle in the posts for Minister for Finance and Minister of State for Interior held by Asad Umar...

  • Five abducted aid workers killed in Afghanistan

    KABUL: The bullet-riddled bodies of five aid workers have been found, weeks after they were kidnapped by gunmen in the volatile south of Afghanistan, officials said on Saturday...

    The group of Afghan workers for Save the Children was snatched by gunmen in Trinkot, capital of the strife-torn Uruzgan province, on March 3, according to a statement by the United Nations...

  • Aid workers struggle as South Asia floods affect over 16m

    KATHMANDU / GUWAHATI: More than 16 million people have been affected by floods in South Asia, aid workers and officials said, with heavy rains and damaged roads hampering relief efforts amid severe food shortages and a growing risk of waterborne diseases...

    Heavy monsoon rains in Nepal, Bangladesh and India have killed more than 340 people, officials and aid workers said...

  • Foreign aid workers shy away from Afghanistan as violence surges

    KABUL: Afghanistan was once a magnet for foreign aid workers but surging violence has left NGOs struggling to recruit staff and restricted their ability to deliver crucial aid to the country's vulnerable...

    Plagued by decades of war and natural disasters such as last month's earthquake, which killed more than 120 people in the country and left thousands homeless, up until around 2009 Afghanistan was considered a risky but rewarding...

  • I wasn't always a broken person, aid workers describe fieldwork

    LONDON: Globally, one third fewer aid workers were killed, wounded or kidnapped in 2014 than the all-time high of 460 in 2013, because fewer were deployed to dangerous regions, according to the group Humanitarian Outcomes...

    Last year 120 aid workers were killed, 88 wounded and 121 kidnapped, with Afghanistan, Syria, South Sudan, Central African Republic and Pakistan recording the most attacks on staff, said the group, which has been...

  • Hundreds more Myanmar Rohingya flee to Bangladesh-aid workers

    Hundreds of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar crossed the border to Bangladesh over the weekend and on Monday, aid workers said, seeking shelter from escalating violence in the northwest that has killed at least 86 people and displaced some 30,000...

    Aid workers from other United Nations agencies and Reuters reporters in the IOM camps also reported seeing Rohingyas who said they had recently fled the fighting in Myanmar...

  • Gunmen attack Afghan hospital where aid group runs a clinic; 8 killed

    Also on Tuesday, 40 people were killed or wounded in an attack at the funeral of a police commander in the eastern province of Nangarhar, according to Attaullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the provincial government...

    Last week, security forces killed and arrested several members of an Islamic State cell that authorities said was responsible for several attacks in Kabul including one on a Sikh temple in March...

  • IS news agency’s founder ‘killed’ in strike

    BEIRUT: The founder of the militant Islamic State group news agency was reportedly killed with his daughter in an air strike last week in eastern Syria, Syrian activists said on Thursday...

    The militant group itself has not reported the death of the founder of Aamaq news agency, Baraa Kadek...

  • 8 Guard members killed in attack: Iranian news agency

    The semi-official Fars news agency, which is close to the elite Revolutionary Guard, said two gunmen on a motorcycle wearing khaki uniforms carried out the attack...

    The semi-official ISNA news agency published photographs of the attack's aftermath, with bloodied troops in dress uniforms helping each other walk away...

  • 'Peanuts, not billions of dollars': Nisar assails Trump's claims of aid for Pakistan

    Former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Wednesday lambasted the new policy for Afghanistan and South Asia announced by US President Donald Trump, saying Pakistan was not responsible for the failure of US and its allies in Afghanistan...

    Nisar also ridiculed Trump's claim that the US has paid "billions and billions of dollars" to Pakistan and called on the government to issue the record of the past 20 years to "expose"...

  • Australia's FM announces $19m aid for Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: Visiting Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop Wednesday announced a $19 million aid package for Pakistan that includes help for border areas hit by conflict and natural disasters...

    The aid package includes $8 million to help restore infrastructure damaged by floods and conflict in the restive northwest and southwest, and around $8 million to support a trade initiative in partnership with the World Bank...

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