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Fighting terror: Gen Raheel, PM view NAP implementation

ISLAMABAD:  Army chief General Raheel Sharif and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday discussed the strategy to take out Mullah Fazlullah, the elusive chief of the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), who has claimed credit for some of the deadliest terrorist attacks in Pakistan. Mullah Fazlullah and his loyalists are believed to be hiding in Afghanistan after they were routed in ...

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Executing NAP: Afghans to go home by year end, says minister

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has decided to repatriate all Afghan refugees living in the country by the year-end. The decision has been taken to effectively implement the National Action Plan (NAP) to purge the country of militancy once and for all. However, Kabul seems reluctant to welcome its own people and may request Islamabad to allow it sufficient time to brace ...

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Corporate results: Byco’s loss reduces, clocks in at Rs1.4 billion 2QFY15

KARACHI:  Better management of cash flows and quick crude-to-petrol conversion seems to be working for Byco Petroleum, which reported on Tuesday improvement in consolidated financial results for October-December 2014 quarter. Even though the integrated downstream company booked a loss of Rs1.4 billion, that was a 34% reduction in what it incurred in the same period a year ago. Result could ...

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Energy companies: ICCI demands fast-track privatization

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) has called on the government to go for fast-track privatisation of energy companies in order to get rid of the crisis which has badly crippled manufacturing activities and remained one of the major factors for slow growth of the economy. ICCI President Muzzamil Hussain Sabri said that centralisation of energy policymaking and ...

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Asia’s century

THATTA: Power never remains in one hand permanently. When it reaches its peak, it declines. Undoubtedly, the universe is based on this principle. Power keeps on transferring from one block to the other; from East to the West and from the West to the East. The 19th century was European, the 20th century American and the 21st century is an Asian ...

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College student arrested after ‘tying up, whipping and raping classmate in attempt to recreate scene from Fifty Shades of Grey’

A University of Illinois at Chicago(UIC) student leader has been charged with sexually assaulting a 19-year-old female student in what prosecutors say was a re-enactment of scenes from the film “Fifty Shades of Grey”, Chicago Tribune reported on Tuesday. According to police reports, Mohammed Hossain – a freshman studying bio-nuclear engineering at UIC – was in his room with a 19-year-old ...

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Zimbabwe relying on Whatmore’s expertise

CANBERRA: Zimbabwe believe the guile of coach Dav Whatmore can help them spring a World Cup upset by beating the West Indies, said senior batsman Hamilton Masakadza on Monday. Zimbabwe head into Tuesday’s pivotal Pool B match at Canberra’s Manuka Oval level on points with the unpredictable Caribbean cricketers and responding well to the much-travelled Whatmore’s words. Whatmore, who guided Sri ...

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Heritage and legacy

Beirut, Lebanon. Emir Maurice Chehab never got to see his beloved come back to life. The collection of treasures which he and his wife, Olga, saved through their vision, valour and foresight were unveiled to the world after he died. His legacy lives on through one of the most spectacular museums in the world. Soon after the Lebanese civil war ...

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‘India’s obsession with Pakistan ended long ago’

LAHORE:  “Manmohan Singh was a statesman who probably genuinely wanted to address India-Pakistan relations but was hampered by public opinion,” said Hina Rabbani Khar, the former foreign minister, at a Lahore Literary Festival session titled Anticipating Peace: India and Pakistan. She said each country defined itself by portraying the other as the enemy. She said there had been moments when ...

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Upgrading Murree: Locals await district status

RAWALPINDI: Frustrated with issues concerning serious shortage of clean drinking water, lack of parking space for tourists as well as lack of gas supply to rural areas, residents eagerly await the Punjab government’s election promise of awarding a district status to Murree. Slow progress on the part of the committee constituted by the Punjab government after the general elections to suggest ...

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