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Will Afghan government surrender to Taliban
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Will Afghan government surrender to Taliban

The peace talks going on in Dhaka between Afghan government and Taliban are no way going to end soon. The Taliban has demanded to surrender of Afghan government to Islamist group. Delegations from the two sides ended 48 hours of negotiation in Qatar with a joint statement at the weekend saying they will meet again next week to continue until a settlement is reached. The Taliban’s ‘Supreme Leader’ Haibatullah Akhundzada maintained ahead of the meeting that “the Islamic emirate strenuously favours a political settlement”. But, at the same time, the Islamists has continued their offensive to capture territory, and carry out bomb attacks. There is a broad consensus among the Afghan government and its international supporters that the Taliban should become part of the countr...
Maldives business tycoon Mohamed Ali Janah: hope tourism will increase as Indian government eases restrictions.
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Maldives business tycoon Mohamed Ali Janah: hope tourism will increase as Indian government eases restrictions.

New Delhi, India: The tourism will increase as the easing restriction said business tycoon Mohamed Ali Janah. He also thanked India for helping his country in the hour of need when and sending covid relief.   “We have had almost 600,000 tourists coming to Maldives under very difficult circumstances. Most of the tourists come to Maldives from Russia followed by India,”. “Because of the high numbers of COVID-19 patients in this part of the world, the government temporarily closed the borders, but then now they again open so I’m sure that India would overtake Russia. I would say that Russia and India saved Maldives, during these very difficult circumstances,” he said. Talking about India as an investment destination, Janah elaborated that business communities from both countr...
Local leader helped by government for attaining public land
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Local leader helped by government for attaining public land

CHITRAL: The locals of the of Yurjogh village in Lot Koh valley have complained that the government is suooprting the local leader of the ruling party PTI in grabbing public land. They said that the government had also approved a huge amount of Rs40 million for irrigation project on the said piece of land. Addressing a press conference, the villagers including Wazir Khan, Mufti Israruddin, Haji Mohammad Nawaz, Sher Wali Khan and others said that the piece of land was a pasture near their village that was a public property as given in the gazette notification of 1975. They said that the irrigation project would render their village Yurjogh vulnerable to landslide. They added that the geological survey carried out by Focus Humanitarian Assistance, Pakistan in 2002 unambiguously ...
Former American military commander: US may regret ‘hasty’ pull out of troops from Afghanistan
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Former American military commander: US may regret ‘hasty’ pull out of troops from Afghanistan

Washington, US: The former American military commander in Afghanistan in Afghanistan said that US might regret the withdrawal of its troops in such way as the condition is worsening with every passing hour.   Speaking on CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS," General David Petraeus on Sunday said, "The situation on the ground has become increasingly dire with each passing week. The on-ground situation in Afghanistan has become dreadful in the last few weeks with large number of Afghan National Security Forces dying in battle with the Taliban. These forces are not sure if someone is coming to their rescue, which has caused uncertainty in the battlefield, CNN reported citing former Gen Petraeus. "I fear we will look back and regret the decision to withdraw," Petraeus said. "Beyond that, ...
US Secretary of State slammed China for its irresponsible in cyberspace
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US Secretary of State slammed China for its irresponsible in cyberspace

Washington, US: US Secretary of State slammed China for its irresponsible, disruptive, and destabilizing behaviour in cyberspace, which now poses a major threat to the economy and national security. Responding to the People's Republic of China (PRC) for destabilizing and irresponsible behaviour in cyberspace, Blinken said, "The United States and countries around the world are holding the PRC accountable. The PRC's Ministry of State Security (MSS) has fostered an ecosystem of criminal contract hackers who carry out both state-sponsored activities and cybercrime for their own financial gain." "United States government, alongside our allies and partners, has formally confirmed that cyber actors affiliated with the MSS exploited vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange Server in a massive ...
Opposition leashed on Imran Khan govt for not able to resolve the poverty issue in Balochistan
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Opposition leashed on Imran Khan govt for not able to resolve the poverty issue in Balochistan

Islamabad, Pakistan: The opposition has lashed on the ruling party jamaat-e-Islam and the leader of the country Imran Khan for not able to find a missing person and decrease the poverty in Balochistan region.  Lashing out at Prime Minister Imran Khan, Jamaat-e-Islami emir Senator Sirajul Haq has said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government has failed to end poverty, resolve missing persons' issue and restore law and order in Balochistan, despite completing three years of its rule. Dawn reported that the Jamaat-e-Islami chief on Thursday said that there was no difference between the Imran Khan-led country's government and previous governments of PPP and PML-N in destroying the economy by taking massive foreign and internal loans. The former senator said that clean drinking w...
9 Chinese engineers were killed in recent attack on foreign engineers in Pakistan, History of attacks, accidents involving Chinese nationals working in Pakistan
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9 Chinese engineers were killed in recent attack on foreign engineers in Pakistan, History of attacks, accidents involving Chinese nationals working in Pakistan

LAHORE: Since 2014, foreign engineers in Pakistan had been faced attacks on them. In May 3, 2004, a car bomb in Gwadar had killed three engineers from China, a suicide bomber had killed 11 French engineers in Karachi in 2002. The recent incident took place in Kohistan, which claimed a dozen lives including that of nine Chinese nationals, the Pakistani government said the bus carrying Chinese and Pakistani construction workers plunged into a ravine from a slippery mountainous road The claim raised many a eye-brow on the social media platforms, knowing country’s foes like India have been spewing venom against the US$62 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, which is a paradigm shift for the country due to building of network of roads, railways, hydro-power projects and ...
Countries neighbouring Afghanistan increases border security
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Countries neighbouring Afghanistan increases border security

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan: As the US troops withdraws from Afghanistan, the neighbouring countries are increasing the security at the borders adjacent to Afghanistan, Trkmenistan has started securing its borders with Afghanistan after security deteriorated in the northern provinces of the war-torn country. Ashgabat, Turkmenistan: Turkmenistan has started securing its borders with Afghanistan after security deteriorated in the northern provinces of the war-torn country.The reinforcement has been deployed to the main crossing point between Afghanistan and Turkmenistan. The Khaama Press reported that the reinforcement is planned to be put up from a military base to Mary city of Turkmenistan which is the main crossing point between Afghanistan and Turkmenistan, military forces in the capit...
US might give Kabul Airport security to Turkey
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US might give Kabul Airport security to Turkey

Kabul, Afghanistan: The USA having a dialogue with Turkey regarding the handing over of the security of Kabul Airport after the withdrawal of the US Troops from Afghanistan which is opposed by Taliban. A spokesperson of the group said that the Taliban are against the presence of any foreign troops after the given deadline for their withdrawal from Afghanistan, TOLOnews reported. “If they remain within the framework of NATO or Turkey or any other country, it will not be acceptable both for the people of Afghanistan and for the Taliban,” former Taliban commander Sayed Akbar Agha said. The US and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) forces are slated to complete the drawdown by August 31. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that a deal has been agreed upon the post-...
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Opposition leader accused Federal Investigation Agency for harassment during interrogation

Lahore, Pakistan: Shahbaz Sharif has been accused in money laundering case. He has now complained about the harassment by Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) during interrogation. The News International reported that the allegations from the opposition leader against the investigating agency came during a hearing at a Lahore court where he appeared in relation to his bail application. "The FIA team treated me inappropriately and the officers used to engage in pointless conversations. When I asked why they were doing this, the officers kept laughing and making fun of me," he said. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader further told the court that he and his family suffered a loss of billions of rupees when it came to operating the Ramzan sugar mills. "I opposed the members of ...