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Cautious statement: End ‘manipulated political transfer’, urges Zardari

ISLAMABAD:  Calling for broad-based electoral reforms, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari on Wednesday urged all concerned to put an end to ‘manipulated political transfer’ which he said has been the bane of Pakistan’s political landscape for six decades. Although the PPP media wing, which issued the statement, attributed it to the formation of the proposed judicial commission ...

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Legislative elections: G-B government urges prayer leaders, clerics to stay away from politics

GILGIT: The interim government in Gilgit-Baltistan has issued a strict warning to clerics and prayer leaders to not use mosques for electioneering in the legislative assembly polls. According to a letter issued on Tuesday, the regional government said anyone who indulges in such activities will be dealt with under the National Action Plan. “Mosques are considered sacred and should not be ...

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Standpoint: Economist urges govt to frame pro-people policies

KARACHI: Despite painting a rosy picture of the economy internationally, the current PML-N administration has failed to provide any relief to the people, said economist Dr Shahid Hassan Siddiqui. “Instead of broadening the tax base, increased indirect taxes are being imposed on the people of the country,” he said while speaking at the plenary session of the 14th Convention of Pakistan ...

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Collaborative effort: S Arabia urges cooperation from non-OPEC members

RIYADH: Oil producers outside the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) must cooperate to boost falling crude prices as the cartel refuses to take responsibility alone, said Saudi Arabia’s Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi. “We refuse to take responsibility alone because Opec produces 30% of market output and 70% comes from outside,” he said in remarks carried by the Saudi Press Agency ...

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Nisar urges West to stop spread of Islamophobia

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan called on the West to stop the spread of Islamophobia during a meeting with his British counterpart Theresa May at the Home Office in London. A press release issued on Tuesday added that the Nisar also urged the West to “halt the conscious and concerted plan of certain vested interests to vilify and demonize the great ...

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Syria girl’s father urges return

The father one of three London schoolgirls believed to be heading to Syria urges his daughter to come home, saying his family “can’t stop crying”.

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Stop ‘scapegoating’ Afghan refugees for Taliban atrocities in Peshawar: HRW urges govt

The Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged Pakistan to stop scapegoating Afghans for the Taliban’s atrocities in Peshawar, while requesting the government to order local authorities to stop pressuring registered refugees to return to Afghanistan. “It is inhumane, not to mention unlawful, to return Afghans to places they may face harm and not protect them from harassment and abuse,” the HRW said in a statement ...

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2018 World Cup qualifiers: Kaleemullah urges Pakistan to leave no stone unturned

KARACHI: Pakistan striker Kaleemullah believes that the national football team needs to give its all and hold nothing back if it is to create history by winning the first round of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying round next month. Pakistan’s preparations for their first match against Yemen in the qualifiers have begun in earnest after the national side left for ...

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Upcoming fiscal year: SUN-CSA urges budget allocation for nutrition

The Scaling up Nutrition Civil Society Alliance (SUN-CSA) Pakistan convened its first executive council meeting to reiterate their role and commitment in addressing malnutrition and food security in Pakistan. Dr Tanveer Ahmed, chair of the SUN CSA Pakistan, called for Pakistan to honour its commitments made under the Global SUN Movement. He urged the provincial governments to allocate a budget ...

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Obama urges world to focus on extremism causes

In his speech to hundreds gathered for a summit on countering violent extremism, U.S. President Barack Obama calls for a global effort to focus on the root causes of extremism.

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