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Saudi Arabia calls Iran nuclear deal flawed

WASHINGTON: Saudi Arabia called the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers a “flawed agreement” on Monday, on the eve of a meeting between the Saudi crown prince and US President Donald Trump who have both been highly critical of Iran. “Our view of the nuclear deal is that …

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The real rulers of Pakistan

Abdul Sattar The government’s recent decision to privatise PIA and Pakistan Steel Mills raises an important question about the style of governance adopted by different parties and their leaders and creates doubts about their economic policies. It is strange to notice that all leaders – whether they are democrats, dictators, …

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Iran, Pakistan to sign MoU for arts, literature cooperation

Iran and Pakistan will formally sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) soon to enhance cooperation in the fields of literature, arts and culture. This was agreed by Pakistan’s Advisor to Prime Minister on National History and Literary Heritage (NH&LH), Irfan Siddiqui and Cultural Counselor of Iranian Embassy in Pakistan Shahaboddin …

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High level Iranian delegation to visit Islamabad for FTA

A high level Iranian delegation is scheduled to visit Islamabad in April to participate in the fourth round of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Iran and Pakistan, local media reported. The quoted sources saying that a high-level Iranian delegation will visit Islamabad to hold talks aimed at making advancement …

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Pakistan’s Supreme court slams ISI for report on cleric’s funding

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s apex court on Monday slammed the country’s spy agency, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), over its “dissatisfactory” report regarding the source of funding of a hardliner cleric, who had blocked the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi for 22 days in November last year. Khadim Hussain Rizvi, a firebrand cleric, had turned last year’s controversial changes …

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HEC imposed ban on M.Phil. & Ph.D. in UoB

QUETTA: The Higher Education Commission has imposed ban on M.Phil. and Ph.D. in thirteen country wide universities including University of Balochistan Quetta here on Monday. According to the officials of HEC, in the light of committee`s suggestions the action has been taken against those universities which are failed to fulfill the …

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THE ROAD OUT OF GWADAR

Shah Meer Baloch Twenty-three billion rupees. This is the cost of ‘Motorway 8’ (M-8), which (ought to) connect the port city of Gwadar in Balochistan with Ratodero, Sindh. Forget the cost; It’s the status of this “motorway” that is intriguing: complete yet incomplete, secure yet insecure. There is great buzz …

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‘CPEC is a loan, not a giveaway from China,’ says OICCI president

The money being poured in the power and transport infrastructure under the multi-billion-dollar China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) initiative will improve Pakistan’s competitiveness internationally and link it with more countries than it is doing business with at present. That will create a huge space for foreign direct investment in the …

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