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  • Asrar enchants Islamabad with Sufi rock

    ISLAMABAD: Asrar, a musician best known for his presence on the Coke Studio series, performed at a fundraising concert on Sunday...

    Accompanied by a band, the Sufi rock musician performed popular compositions and songs, many of which were requested by children from the SOS school
  • 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...

    "The participants discussed ways to boost cooperation for combating terrorism through...
  • 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

    GENEVA: The Interna­tional Com­mittee of the Red Cross said on Thursday it had access to more than 1,300 foreign wives and children of suspected fighters of the militant Islamic State (IS) group, following concerns expressed for the safety of the families held by Iraqi forces near Mosul...

    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...
  • Civil, military officials establish contact with India to condemn deadly border firing incidents

    Acting Foreign Secretary Aitzaz Ahmed on Friday summoned Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale to "condemn the unprovoked ceasefire violations by Indian troops in Charwa sector, near the Working Boundary on September 21," the Foreign Office said Friday in a press release...

    Yesterday, six people, including four women, were killed and 20 others were injured near Sialkot as Indian forces resorted to unprovoked firing of mortars...
  • 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...

    Among those who attended the huddle were Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique,...
  • 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 hotline...
  • New controversy erupts after contact between Saudi, Qatari leaders

    RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Saturday suspended any dialogue with Qatar, accusing it of distorting facts soon after a phone call between rulers of the two countries offered hope of a breakthrough in the three-month-old Gulf crisis...

    Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani spoke to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to express interest in talks, state media from both sides said, in the first public engagement between the leaders...
  • 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...
  • First contact

    ARE we alone in the universe? This is a question that humanity has asked itself for millennia, and one that we have only recently begun to try and answer...

    Given the enormity of space and our technological and conceptual limitations, the search for alien life is unlikely to bear fruit anytime soon but scientists are nevertheless scouring the great beyond with the help of radio telescopes for a hint of the existence of an...
  • 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...

    As she announced her decision to part ways with the PTI, Gulalai accused Khan and his “gang” of having an “immoral character”
  • Nawaz Sharif set to carry on mass contact campaign

    LAHORE: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, camped in his Jati Umra residence to run the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) and the affairs of the federal government, is going over suggestions to hold a series of rallies in the second phase of his public contact campaign after his disqualification under a Supreme Court order...

    “After getting an overwhelming response of the people during his homecoming from Islamabad, Mian Nawaz Sharif is...
  • Nawaz plans mass contact drive outside Punjab

    LAHORE: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif is planning to reach out to the party workers and office-bearers as a part of his mass contact drive in the provinces other than Punjab...

    He is likely to choose Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as the first province for the purpose where his arch rival Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leads a coalition government
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