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Pakistan could receive up to $2 bn from IMF: Sharif

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday said Finance Minister Miftah Ismail has informed him that Pakistan could receive up to $2 billion from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), reports Express Tribune. "Miftah Ismail in a…

Hardeep Puri meets family of slain Afghan Sikhs

New Delhi: Union Petroleum Minister Hardeep Puri on Monday met with the grieving son of Sardar Savinder Singh, an Afghan Sikh who was killed in the terror attack on the Karte Parwan Gurdwara in Kabul on Saturday and conveyed the condolence message of…

Bomb attack on Gurdwara Karte Parwan in Kabul, 2 killed

Kabul: The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan on Saturday ‘strongly condemned’ the attack on a Sikh temple in Kabul, that left two persons dead, including an Afghan Sikh. The UNAMA called for protection of all minorities in Afghanistan,…

Another Rajapaksa quits in Sri Lanka

Colombo: Former Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa, an influential brother of Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, on Thursday resigned from Parliament, marking another breach in the Rajapaksa clan which until recently held a tight grip over the…

Afghan Taliban order women TV anchors to cover their faces

Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers ordered all female presenters on TV channels to cover their faces on air, the country’s biggest media outlet said Thursday. The order came in a statement from the Taliban’s Virtue and Vice Ministry, tasked with…

Lankan Parliament defeats no-trust motion against Gotabaya

COLOMBO: A no-confidence motion tabled by the Opposition against Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa was defeated in Parliament on Tuesday, in a comfortable win for the embattled President amidst nationwide protests demanding his resignation due…

Pakistan court extends pre-arrest bail of PM Shehbaz Sharif

LAHORE: A Pakistani court here on Saturday extended the pre-arrest bail of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and his son and Punjab Chief Minister Hamza Shehbaz until May 21 in the Rs 14 billion money laundering case. The indictment of the prime…

Case filed for arrest of former PM Mahinda Rajapaksa

COLOMBO: A Sri Lankan court on Friday was moved to direct the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to immediately arrest former prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and six others for alleged criminal intimidation and aiding and abetting attacks on…