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‘Widespread’ torture by police in Pakistan condemned by United Nations

UN urges Pakistan to ‘incorporate into its legislation a specific definition of torture’ to be applied without exception A UN committee has condemned the “widespread practice of torture” in Pakistanby police, the military and intelligence agencies in a report published on Friday, and called on Islamabad to implement urgent reforms …

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Iran welcomes China’s new Silk Road initiative

TEHRAN- Iranian Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs Ali Tayyebnia has welcomed the idea of reviving the Silk Road proposed by China, underlining that the plan will fortify ties and solidarity among countries along the ancient road. Speaking to China Radio International on Thursday, Tayyebnia said the ‘One Belt, One …

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Chinese president Xi calls for boosting CPEC construction

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday called for pushing forward the construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Xinhua News Agency reported. Xi made the remarks in his meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who along with a high-level delegation is in Beijing to attend the Belt and Road Forum, …

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10 labourers killed in Gwadar as unidentified assailants open fire at construction site

AFP | REUTERS At least 10 labourers were killed in Balochistan’s Gwadar district on Saturday as unidentified assailants opened fire at the construction site where they were working, Levies sources said. Unidentified gunmen on motorcycles opened indiscriminate fire on a group of labourers working at a road in Gwadar’s Pishgan …

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