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  • PHC asks victim of ghag custom to contact police for relief

    PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court on Monday disposed of a woman’s petition, which claimed a man, who had invoked the tribal ghag custom against her in Bajaur Agency when she was two only, was creating hurdles to her marriage...

    A bench consisting of Justice Ikramullah Khan and Justice Ishtiaq Ibrahim observed that though the law prohibiting ghag had not been extended to the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata), the custom was...
  • Pakistan to support Saudi-led military alliance while maintaining close contact with Iran

    Pakistan highlighted its "successful counter-terrorism operations and the comprehensive National Action Plan" during the first meeting of the defence ministers of countries involved in the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) held last Sunday, Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said in his weekly briefing on Thursday...

    Dr Faisal said Pakistan had expressed its willingness to share its intellectual,...

  • Pakistan protests 'deliberate targeting of civilians' in special hotline contact with India

    Pakistan "protested the deliberate" targeting of civilians along the Line of Control (LoC) during the Pakistani and Indian armies' special hotline contact on Monday, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement...

    "Indian troops are deliberately targeting innocent civilians, including children," the Pakistan's director-general of military operations (DGMO) told his Indian counterpart, according to the statement... ...

  • Pakistan-India detente thru’ peoples contact

    LAHORE: A Polish academic has floated the idea of reconciliation through cultural exchange and people-to-people contact between Pakistan and India for lasting peace in the South Asia region...

    “There should be confidence building measures (CBMs) and concrete efforts to pacify hawkish elements on both sides of the border,” said University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Warsaw (Poland) Prof Dr Agnieszka Kuszewska at a seminar on...

  • Pakistan Army, Afghan officials establish hotline contact

    Inter-Services Public Relations said Tuesday that Pakistan Army and the Afghan National Army had spoken over a hotline in the first reported communication between the two ever since tensions over the Pak-Afghan border boiled over earlier this year...

    This longstanding tension had reached a breaking point when Pakistan closed all border crossings on Feb 16 after a string of suicide attacks that killed more than 125...

  • PCB makes contact with Sri Lanka with a view to moving Test series to Pakistan

    Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) Managing Director Wasim Khan has made contact with Sri Lankan cricket board's officials in a bid to convince them to move their end-of-the-year Test series from the UAE to Pakistan...

    The PCB MD, according to well informed sources within the board, has asked Sri Lankan officials to send to Pakistan its delegation which can then be briefed regarding security plans and arrangements...

  • Nawaz may launch second phase of mass contact drive from KP

    LAHORE: Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif is starting the second-phase of his public contact campaign from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Sept 10 after his return from London...

    “After his arrival from London by the end of this week, Mian Sahib will attend a public meeting in my constituency in Abbotabad, launching the second phase of his public contact campaign,” National Assembly Deputy Speaker Murtaza Javed Abbasi told Dawn on Tuesday... ...

  • Red Cross in contact with foreign wives of IS fighters

    The neutral aid agency called on all sides in the wars in Iraq and Syria to treat detainees in line with international law that prohibits torture or executions and enshrines the right to a fair trial...

    ” International humanitarian law protects civilians and former combatants, he said...

  • PML-N leaders discuss mass contact drive

    LAHORE: Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif held a consultation at his Jati Umra residence here on Friday, in which some of his close family members and some ministers participated and discussed issues including the Hudaibiya Paper Mills case and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) proposed mass contact drive...

  • DGMOs in hotline contact after Indian ceasefire violations

    SIALKOT: As unprovoked shelling by Indian forces on border villages along the Sialkot Working Boundary continued for a second day and resulted in killing of two more civilians, Pakistan on Friday warned India that the ceasefire violations had undermined all existing understanding on the issue...

    Pakistan’s Director General of Military Operations Major General Sahir Shamshad Mirza communicated this to his Indian counterpart in a...

  • First contact

    Earthly technology also provides a clue as to how actual contact with an advanced species may go: given our increasing reliance on drones and automatons, it is likely that contact may well be with alien constructs and not the aliens themselves...

    But is contact even something we should be looking for? Again, Hawkings has a warning, saying that contact with a highly advanced alien species may end in the extinction of humanity, drawing...

  • Reham denies having any contact with Gulalai

    Reham Khan, the former wife of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, on Sunday said that she is not in contact with MNA Ayesha Gulalai, dismissing allegations that she is 'conspiring' with the former PTI member whose allegations of harassment against Khan stirred up a storm last week...

    Dismissing such allegations, Reham wrote on Twitter that she does not "use women and anchors to malign [others]" and asserted that she...

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