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President Xi calls for new progress in military equipment

BEIJING: China’s President Xi Jinping called for efforts to “break new ground” in military equipment and weapons development for the People’s Liberation Army, China’s armed forces, according to a report from the official Xinhua media on Tuesday. Xi, who is also chair of China’s Central Military Commission (CMC), made the …

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Lt Gen Nadeem Anjum notified as new DG ISI

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has finally approved the appointment of new director general of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), nearly three weeks after the military announced a major reshuffle in its top brass. A notification issued by the PM Office on Tuesday said: “The Prime Minister has seen and approved the …

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Sisi ends state of emergency for the first time in years

CAIRO: Egypt’s state of emergency will be lifted for the first time in years, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Monday. Egypt imposed a state of emergency in April 2017 after deadly bombings of churches and has since routinely extended it at three-month intervals, despite an improved security situation. “Egypt …

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Woman tries to commit suicide in Lahore court

LAHORE: A woman on Tuesday tried to commit suicide at a district court in Lahore as she had no money to fight a legal battle against her husband, who had allegedly raped their daughter. The accused, Nadeem Shah, had allegedly been raping his own daughter for a long time. The …

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90k tonnes of sugar imported: Khawar

LAHORE: Special Assistant to Punjab Chief Minister for Information & Special Initiatives and Government Spokesperson Hasaan Khawar has said that the provincial government was fully aware of the effects of inflation on the lower strata of society. “Administration in Punjab is working strategically to minimise the effects of inflation under …

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Buzdar inaugurates drive to vaccinate 1 million people

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has said Punjab has suffered a colossal loss of Rs650 billion while more than 13,000 people have died due to the coronavirus pandemic. The chief minister said the masses have already suffered due to the coronavirus pandemic and to avoid further losses people …

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Punjab witnesses decline in number of women medics

LAHORE: The number of lady health workers (LHWs), supervisors and women medical officers (WMOs) in Punjab decreased between 2018 and 2020 despite an increase in basic health units (BHUs), rural health centres (RHCs) and stabilisation centres (SCs). The gap has been pointed out in the recently complied 4th Punjab Gender …

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‘Black Day’ to be observed on October 27

FAISALABAD: Member Provincial Assembly (MPA) Chaudhry Lateef Nazar on Monday said self-determination is a fundamental right of Kashmiri people and it must be granted to them in accordance with the UN Resolution. Nazar said that the Pakistani nation would observe the black day on October 27 only to deliver a …

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