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China has room for further ‘recalibration’ of zero-COVID policy: IMF

China has room for further ‘recalibration’ of zero-COVID policy: IMF

Chinese residents in Japan and supporters stage a rally to protest against China´s Zero Corona policy and the dictatorial rule of the Chinese Communist Party in Tokyo on November 30, 2022 as part of candlelight vigil for victimes of 11.24 Urumqi fire. — AFP/File WASHINGTON: China has room to adjust its strict zero-COVID policy, the...

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New military leadership will work to ‘end trust deficit’: Imran

New military leadership will work to ‘end trust deficit’: Imran

LAHORE: PTI Chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday congratulated the newly appointed military leadership, expressing the hope that they would work to “end the prevailing trust deficit” between the nation and the state. In a tweet on Wednesday, Imran felicitated the new military command. “We hope the new military leadership will work to end the prevailing...

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Soldier martyred in gunfight with terrorists in North Waziristan: ISPR

Soldier martyred in gunfight with terrorists in North Waziristan: ISPR

A Pakistan Army soldier was martyred while a terrorist was killed during an exchange of fire between security forces and terrorists in North Waziristan, the military’s media affairs wing said on Wednesday. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), troops were patrolling in the Shewa area of North Waziristan District when they came under fire from...

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Shehbaz asks Zardari to help ‘reclaim Punjab’

Shehbaz asks Zardari to help ‘reclaim Punjab’

Listen to article ISLAMABAD: In the wake of PTI’s decision to dissolve the Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assemblies, PM Shehbaz Sharif and PPP leader Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday met for a second time in eight days to discuss ways to prevent a possible political crisis. The prime minister is also expected to meet with other allies...

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A call for bloodshed

A call for bloodshed

FINALLY, there is clarity about the resurgence of militancy. And it has come not from the state, but from the banned TTP. In a menacing statement on Monday that signalled the end of its tenuous ceasefire with the state, the umbrella group ordered its fighters to carry out attacks across the country “wherever and whenever”....

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Former spymaster named new army chief

New COAS and our politicians

General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday handed over the command of the Pakistan Army to his successor Gen Asim Munir in a ceremony held at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi. With the change of command, Gen Munir became the 17th army chief of the Pakistan Army when Gen Bajwa handed over the baton to him....

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Shoaib Khan beats Indonesian boxer to clinch ABF title

Shoaib Khan beats Indonesian boxer to clinch ABF title

Pakistan’s promising boxer Muhammad Shoaib Khan has won the Asian Boxing Federation (ABF) Lightweight Championship after defeating Indonesia’s Hendrik Barongsay in a title fight. According to the 24NewsHD TV channel on Wednesday, Shoaib outclassed his opponent as he remained unbowed in the 10-round fight to claim 117 points compared to Barongsay’s 57. Known as “the...

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Decision regarding start of Rawalpindi Test to be taken on Thursday morning

Decision regarding start of Rawalpindi Test to be taken on Thursday morning

England’s preparation for the first Test of the historic series against Pakistan has been dealt a major blow after several England players, including captain Ben Stokes, caught a viral infection. The unwell players have been advised to rest, and as a result, did not participate in the final practice session at the Rawalpindi Stadium on...