Talks on Iran nuclear deal amid questions on US commitment

VIENNA: Talks on the Iran nuclear deal got underway in Vienna today amid growing questions about the US commitment to the plan. President Donald Trump has vowed to walk away from the 2015 agreement in mid-May unless European countries join the US in addressing what the president says are its fatal flaws. …

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Pakistan has failed to take decisive actions against terrorists: White House

WASHINGTON: Pakistan has failed to take decisive actions against terror groups as sought by the Trump administration, the White House said on Friday, and warned Islamabad that the US is prepared to take actions on its own to safeguard its personnel in Afghanistan. US President Donald Trumphad announced his South Asia Policy in …

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SC asked to declare Sanjrani’s election illegal

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has been requested through a petition to declare the entire process of electing Sadiq Sanjrani as chairman of the Senate illegal, void ab initio and in violation of the Constitution. The petition, filed by Ammar Hussain Khushnood, sought a declaration that the qualifications for a person …

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Chahbahar and Gawadar are sister ports: Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan today said Chahbahar and Gawadar are sister ports and complement each other in promoting future trade, transit and connectivity. Chahbahar, the port in the Sistan-Balochistan provinceon the energy-rich nation’s southern coast is easily accessible from India’s western coast and is increasingly seen as a counter to Pakistan’s Gwadar Port, which is being developed with …

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Efforts to educate Balochistan will truly come to fruition when guns are set aside

Zubeda Mustafa THE infamous legacy of ‘enforced disappearances’ that the Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet left behind has, unfortunately, been picked up by Pakistan. This phenomenon is today a source of great human agony in the country with thousands believed to have been abducted, many for political reasons. Balochistan has …

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Two killed, seven injured in Kila Saifullah explosion

Quetta-At least two persons were killed and seven members of a family were injured when an explosion occurred inside a house in Balochistan’s Kila Saifullah district on Thursday, DawnNewsTV reported. The injured, which included women and children, were shifted to District Headquarters Hospital in Kila Saifullah. The house collapsed as a result …

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Ziaratwal made opposition leader in Balochistan PA

QUETTA: Balochistan Assembly Speaker Raheela Hameed Khan Durrani has appointed Abdul Rahim Ziaratwal of Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) as new leader of the opposition in the assembly with immediate effect. According to an official notification issued here on Thursday by the assembly’s secretary, the speaker has declared Mr Ziaratwal …

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There have been changes in Pakistan’s behaviour: Jim Mattis

WASHINGTON: There have been changes in Pakistan’s behaviour with respect to fight against terrorism, US defense secretary Jim Mattis has said. Mattis said that there are operations by the Pakistan military that are helping the US’s ongoing efforts against terrorism and have been for some time. “There have been changes in Pakistan’s …

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Pakistan criticized for human rights violations in Balochistan and Sindh

According to Indian media, organizations from Balochistan, Sindh and PoK have raised the issue of human rights violations by Pakistan at the 37th Session of the UNHRC in Geneva in the last couple of days.  The members of Baloch Republican Party (BRP) accused Pakistan of “looting” the precious natural resources …

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Democracy’s reversal

I A Rehman THE dust raised by the Senate elections will take time to settle. The election of a member from Balochistan as the Senate chairmanwould have been considered a step towards democratic development if the manoeuvring that preceded it had been above board. But as the sun went down last …

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