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  • Terrorism index places Pakistan at fifth spot

    ISLAMABAD: With a noticeable decline in terrorist activities within its borders, Pakistan was placed at fifth position in the Global Terrorism Index 2017 released on Wednesday...

    The report on the index, released by the Australia-based Institute for Economics and Peace, said that in Pakistan the number of people killed in terrorist attacks fell to 956 last year, a reduction of 12 per cent as compared to the previous reporting year... ...

  • Xi says China places ‘high premium’ on Pakistan ties

    BEIJING: China places a “high premium” on its relations with Pakistan and believes a key economic project will be successful, President Xi Jinping told Pakistan’s army chief during the latter’s visit to China...

    Chief of the Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa is the most senior Pakistani figure to visit ally China since the new government of Prime Minister Imran Khan took office in August, and his trip comes a week or so after a senior...

  • UN chief arrives in Islamabad on first official visit to Pakistan

    United Nations Secretary General António Guterres arrived in Islamabad on Sunday to attend an international conference on Afghan refugees, Radio Pakistan reported...

    Upon his arrival at Nur Khan Airbase on his first official visit to Pakistan as the UN chief, Guterres was received by Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Munir Akram as well as senior officials of the Foreign Office and United Nations in Pakistan......

  • Police search places in Geneva for suspected militants

    GENEVA: Police searched the Swiss city of Geneva on Thursday for several suspected extremists militants believed to have links to the militant Islamic State (IS) group, security sources said...

    The security services said they had received information on Wednesday from Swiss federal authorities about suspicious individuals in the Geneva area, almost entirely enclosed by France
  • ‘Protect worship places, property of non-Muslims’

    The dialogue on ‘religious freedom and minority rights’ was organised by South Asia Partnership Pakistan (SAP-Pk) at a local hotel...

    Noted among speakers were chairman of All Pakistan Hindus’ Right Movement Haroon Sarab Diyal, Bishop of Church of Pakistan Arglican Orthodox, Augustin Jacob, Bishan Lal Sunil, Muqsood Salfi, Arif Saeed, Robina Masih, Shahida Shah and Saman Ara of SAP...

  • Burglars, thieves strike in five places

    ISLAMABAD: Thieves and burglars struck at five different places and made off with vehicles and valuables, police said here on Wednesday...

    Meanwhile, the Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) of Islamabad police busted a gang of bike lifters and recovered four vehicles along with other valuables, police said on Wednesday...

  • PSL spot-fixing case: PCB tribunal places 5-year ban on Sharjeel Khan

    The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)-appointed Anti-Corruption Unit on Wednesday awarded Sharjeel Khan a five-year ban in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) spot-fixing case, DawnNews reported...

    After the final of the PSL on March 5 in Lahore, it was decided to form a tribunal with former PCB chairman retired Lt Gen Tauqir Zia and ex-Pakistan captain Wasim Bari as its members...

  • South Korea, Saudi Arabia book World Cup places

    KUALA LUMPUR: South Korea secured a ninth straight appearance at the World Cup with a 0-0 draw against Uzbekistan on Tuesday while Saudi Arabia claimed their place at the finals in Russia next year with a 1-0 victory over Japan...

    Saudi substitute Fahad Al Muwallad scored a spectacular winner for Bert van Marwijk’s side, who qualified for the first time since 2006 with victory over a Japan team that had already reached the finals
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