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Sri Lanka to evacuate its nationals from South Sudan
Sri Lanka to evacuate its nationals from...

Sri Lanka to evacuate its nationals from South Sudan

Colombo – Sri Lanka has decided to evacuate some 75 migrant workers from South Sudan and said no new workers will be deployed in the politically troubled country. “At the moment we are working with the Sri Lankan embassy in Egypt to tr! ack down and return Sri Lankans working in South... read more »

High treason case: Musharraf challenges judges appointment
High treason case: Musharraf challenges ...

High treason case: Musharraf challenges judges appointment

Pakistan’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf on Monday challenged the appointment of judges and a prosecutor to try him for high treason, just hours before appearing in a special court here. Mr Musharraf’s advocate Khalid Ranjha filed the challenge in the Islamabad High Court. The... read more »

Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf faces treason trial
Musharraf challenges treason trial in sp...

Musharraf challenges treason trial in special civilian court

Islamabad – Former Pakistan president military ruler General (retd) Pervez Musharraf has challenged his trial for treason in a civilian court. Musharraf said he could only be prosecuted under the Army Act. According to Dawn News, the 70-year-old is due to appear before a special court on... read more »

India willing to buy power from Nepal: Farooq Abdullah
India willing to buy power from Nepal: F...

India willing to buy power from Nepal: Farooq Abdullah

Kathmandu – India is willing to invest in Nepal’s potential hydropower sector and purchase electricity generated in the Himalayan country, Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah has said. The Indian government recently included energy in the list of tradable commodities... read more »

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US law enforcers should be mindful of global realities: Haqqani

US law enforcers should be mindful of global realities: Haqqani

Against the backdrop of the arrest and humiliating treatment meted out to a senior Indian diplomat, a former Pakistani diplomat to the U.S. has cautioned the American law enforcers to be... read more »

India, Pakistan, Afghanistan can only be friends: Sharif

India, Pakistan, Afghanistan can only be friends: Sharif

Islamabad – Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Friday said India, Afghanistan and Pakistan have no other option but to become good friends. In an interview to a Turkish media... read more »

Musharraf seeks forgiveness, says will not flee country

Musharraf seeks forgiveness, says will not flee country

Islamabad – Former Pakistani dictator Pervez Musharraf has sought “forgiveness” for any wrongs he may have committed during his nine-year regime, saying he will face all... read more »

Setting up special court to try Musharraf challenged

Setting up special court to try Musharraf challenged

Islamabad – An appeal was submitted Tuesday in the Islamabad High Court in Pakistan against the formation of a special court to try former president Pervez Musharraf for... read more »

Shahbaz visit must revive India-Pakistan peace: daily

Shahbaz visit must revive India-Pakistan peace: daily

Islamabad – The visit of Shahbaz Sharif, the chief minister of Pakistan’s Punjab province, t! o Indian Punjab earlier this month will be meaningful only if it helps in the active revival... read more »