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US dollar rises against Pakistani rupee

US dollar rises against Pakistani rupee

KARACHI: The Pakistani rupee posted losses against the United States (US) dollar in the interbank market on Friday. According to the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), the domestic unit ended weaker by 47 at Rs175.86 against the greenback. The rupee had closed at Rs175.39 against the dollar in the interbank market the other day. Interbank...

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Covid-19 claims 33 more lives in Pakistan

Covid-19 claims 33 more lives in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Covid-19 has claimed 33 more lives in Pakistan during the last 24 hours, pushing the death toll to 29,950, the data shared by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) showed Friday. As per details, 2,400 fresh cases of Covid-19 were reported during the same period when 48,744 tests were conducted. Statistics 18 Feb...

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Pakistan demands justice for victims of Samjhauta Express blasts

Pakistan demands justice for victims of Samjhauta Express blasts

Pakistan reiterated its demand for justice for victims of the Samjhauta Express blasts, summoning on Friday Indian Charge d’Affaires to “convey its severe disappointment at the neighbour’s callousness towards the plight of the families of the victims”. “Today marks the 15th anniversary of the horrific terrorist attack on the Samjhauta Express that claimed the lives...

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Bill Gates awarded Hilal-e-Pakistan by President Alvi

Bill Gates awarded Hilal-e-Pakistan by President Alvi

President Dr Arif Alvi conferred Hilal-e-Pakistan, the second highest civilian honour in Pakistan, on Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates in recognition of his support for poverty alleviation and healthcare. A ceremony was held in Islamabad on Thursday which was attended by Federal Ministers, senior officials and members of the Diplomatic Corps. Earlier, Gates and Prime Minister...

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‘Saffron terror’ intensified under Modi’s regime in India, says Pakistan on anniversary of Samjhauta Express bombing

‘Saffron terror’ intensified under Modi’s regime in India, says Pakistan on anniversary of Samjhauta Express bombing

ISLAMABAD – The Hindutva extremism and “Saffron terror” that had motivated the inhuman attack on Samjhauta Express fifteen years ago has intensified manifolds under the current regime in India. Pakistan’s Foreign Office conveyed it to the Indian Charge d’Affaires in Islamabad on the 15th anniversary of the horrific terrorist attack that claimed the lives of...

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Pakistan finally owns woman languishing in Indian jail

Pakistan finally owns woman languishing in Indian jail

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has finally issued a citizenship certificate for Sumaira, a woman languishing in an Indian detention centre, paving way for her return to Pakistan with her daughter soon. Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed announced on Thursday that his ministry had issued a citizenship certificate for Sumaira, who is languishing in a detention centre in...

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HBL Pakistan Super League: Wahab leads Zalmi to crucial win over United despite Azam fireworks

HBL Pakistan Super League: Wahab leads Zalmi to crucial win over United despite Azam fireworks

LAHORE: With his side needing to win a game that had seemingly drifted away from them, Wahab Riaz delivered at the Gaddafi Stadium. The Peshawar Zalmi skipper bowled a superb penultimate over of a tense HBL Pakistan Super League match against Islamabad United on Thursday night that ultimately sealed a 10-run win for his side....

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Pakistan’s struggle to secure the western frontier

Pakistan’s struggle to secure the western frontier

A FILE photo shows a soldier standing guard near the fence along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border in North Waziristan.—Reuters ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s military has stepped up operations along the Afghan border in recent weeks after a spate of militant attacks has dented hopes the frontier might see more peace and stability after the end of the war...