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Pakistan will protect Afghanistan but expects same approach from them, says Gen Raheel

RAWALPINDI (Dawn.com): Army Chief General Raheel Sharif said Pakistan will do all efforts to protect the integrity and sovereignty of Afghanistan but expects the same level of commitment from the neighbouring country. Gen Raheel said this during his visit to meet troops deployed at forward bases in North and South Waziristan Agency on Eidul Fitr, the military’s media wing said ...

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Two Chinese engineers among four dead as Tarbela Dam shuttering collapses in Haripur

PESHAWAR (Dawn.com): Four people including two Chinese engineers and two Pakistani nationals were killed as the shuttering of the Tarbela Dam collapsed in Haripur, police said Sunday. The shuttering collapsed during construction work on the Tarbela Dam extension project, Station House Officer Topi Sultan Mehmood Khan said. Four other people, including two Chinese nationals, were injured during the incident. Prime ...

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PIA offers to fly Turkish Airlines passengers after Istanbul airport attack

KARACHI (Dawn.com): As Turkey reels from a major terror attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport on Wednesday, the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has offered to fly passengers of Turkish Airlines who have been affected due to flight diversions. PIA, which has signed a code share agreement with Turkey’s national flag carrier, “has offered full support” in transporting passengers stranded due to ...

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Pakistan looks for US lobbyist amid diplomatic challenges

WASHINGTON (Dawn.com): Two recent diplomatic disasters — the US refusal to subsidise an F-16 deal and the Obama administration’s campaign to induct India into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) — have forced Pakistan to look for a paid lobbyist in the US capital. Pakistan Embassy spokesman Nadeem Hotiana confirmed to Dawn that the country was now looking for a lobbyist ...

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Afghan refugee camps ‘safe havens’ for terrorists: Aziz

ISLAMABAD (Dawn.com): Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Monday said that Afghan refugee camps within Pakistan turned into safe havens for terrorists after the country’s armed forces destroyed the militants’ infrastructure in tribal areas. In an interview with SAMAA TV, he said the issue of Afghan refugees has become a security issue for Pakistan as these ...

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