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Why Pakistan is prone to strong earthquakes

Why Pakistan is prone to strong earthquakes

Pakistan is prone to powerful earthquakes owing to their birth to the juncture of three colliding tectonic plates: Indian, Eurasian and Arabian. The Indian and Eurasian plates grind past each other along the Chaman Fault, triggering destructive temblors. The deadly earthquakes of 2005 and 2013 struck along one of the most hazardous yet poorly studied...

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Afghan Taliban administration to send aid to quake-hit Turkiye, Syria

Afghan Taliban administration to send aid to quake-hit Turkiye, Syria

Listen to article Afghanistan’s Taliban administration will send around $165,000 in aid to Turkiye and Syria to help the response to a devastating magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck this week, according to a foreign ministry statement. Afghanistan is in the grips of a severe economic and humanitarian crisis and is itself the location of one of the...

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12 TTP terrorists killed in KPK’s Lakki Marwat: ISPR

12 TTP terrorists killed in KPK’s Lakki Marwat: ISPR

Security forces killed 12 terrorists of the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) during an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Lakki Marwat area, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. In a statement on Wednesday, the military’s media wing said security forces and the terrorists exchanged fire on Tuesday night during which the militants were killed. It added...

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Daesh commander arrested in Karachi

Daesh commander arrested in Karachi

KARACHI: The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) of Sindh police claimed on Wednesday to have arrested a ‘terrorist’ said to be associated with a banned outfit, Daesh during a raid in Karachi. According to the CTD officials, the arrest was made from Korangi Industrial Area. The ‘Daesh commander’ has been identified as Abdul Malik. A pistol along...

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ISPR: 12 militants killed in TTP hideout raid

ISPR: 12 militants killed in TTP hideout raid

ISLAMABAD: Security forces acting on intelligence raided a hideout of Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) along the border with Afghanistan, triggering an intense shootout that left 12 militants dead, the military said Wednesday. The pre-dawn raid came amid soaring tensions in Pakistan and in the aftermath of a mosque bombing last week that killed 101 people in...

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Taliban administration to send earthquake aid to Turkiye, Syria

Taliban administration to send earthquake aid to Turkiye, Syria

KABUL: Afghanistan’s Taliban administration will send around $165,000 in aid to Turkiye and Syria to help the response to a devastating magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck this week, according to a foreign ministry statement. Afghanistan is in the grips of a severe economic and humanitarian crisis and is itself the location of one of the...

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US says Pakistan an important partner in fight against terror – Daily Times

US says Pakistan an important partner in fight against terror – Daily Times

The United States has reiterated its support to Pakistan in the fight against terrorism, saying the latter will continue to be a “stalwart partner” of the US in the face of recent terrorist attacks. US State Department spokesperson Ned Price made this statement in response to a query at a weekly press briefing on Monday....

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Pakistan-Spain discuss cooperation in trade, agriculture – Daily Times

Pakistan-Spain discuss cooperation in trade, agriculture – Daily Times

The fifth round of Pakistan-Spain Annual Bilateral Consultations, held in Madrid, discussed the need to further strengthen and diversify bilateral relations, the Foreign Office said on Tuesday. It was agreed to expand cooperation in trade, economy, agriculture, renewable energy, tourism, digitalization, startups and food processing areas, the FO statement said issued here. The Pakistan side...

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Saudi ‘exit’ from Kabul sparks fears of exodus

Saudi ‘exit’ from Kabul sparks fears of exodus

ISLAMABAD: Saudi diplomats’ departure from Kabul amid security concerns has sparked fears that at least three other countries were also planning to close their embassies in Afghanistan, though Taliban and other officials have dismissed such reports. An Afghan Taliban official has confirmed to Dawn that Saudi Arabia has withdrawn its staff, but said the Saudis...