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How Pakistan is tackling terror financing to stay off a list of ‘terror-friendly’ nations

AP Pakistan has frozen the accounts of 5,000 suspected terrorists, taking about $3 million out of their pockets, but Islamabad could still come under scrutiny at a crucial June meeting of an international watchdog that tracks terror financing. Analysts and government officials say political foot-dragging and sympathetic supporters throughout Pakistan …

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More than 28,000 ghost employees detected in Balochistan

A verification exercise carried out by the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) has revealed that some 28,367 ghost employees are working in various government departments in Balochistan. An official in the Balochistan finance department said during Nadra’s verification drive involving 249,749 government employees, the identities of 28,367 employees could …

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Target Iran

Khalid Bhatti The message that came out from the US-Arab-Islamic summit was to isolate, tame and weaken Iran to combat terrorism in the Middle East. If the purpose of the summit was to send a clear message and signal to Isis and other reactionary militant groups, then the wrong message …

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‘CPEC can help solve regional disputes’: Gen Zubair speaks at Shangri La Dialogue

SINGAPORE: Pakistan on Saturday said that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) can help resolve the regional disputes. This was said by General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, who was speaking at the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore. Pakistan facing grave internal security challenges due to presence …

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C.I.A. Names the ‘Dark Prince’ to Run Iran Operations, Signaling a Tougher Stance

New York Times WASHINGTON — He is known as the Dark Prince or Ayatollah Mike, nicknames he earned as the Central Intelligence Agency officer who oversaw the hunt for Osama bin Laden and the American drone strike campaign that killed thousands of Islamist militants and hundreds of civilians. Now the …

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UN confirms Iran complying with nuclear deal

AFP VIENNA: Iran is sticking to the 2015 nuclear deal with major world powers even as tensions rise with US President Donald Trump, a UN atomic watchdog report showed on Friday. Trump has vowed to “dismantle” the “disastrous” deal and has ratcheted up US sanctions, calling for Iran to be …

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How will the Kabul tragedy affect Pak-Afghan relations?

Ashraf Jehangir Qazi THE Kabul water-tank blast killed 90 people and injured 400 or more. The final death toll may be much higher. This is reportedly the biggest suicide attack since the US invasion in October 2001. The obscenity has happened in the month of Ramazan. No organisation has yet …

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11 Chinese on way home shifted to Karachi from Quetta

QUETTA: As whereabouts of two Chinese nationals kidnapped in Quetta’s Jinnah Town on May 24 are still unknown, 11 Chinese nationals living in the same vicinity of the city have been shifted to Karachi for their departure to China. The abducted duo — a man and a woman — were …

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