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Pakistan to seek UN fact-finding mission to probe IHK killings, ban pellet guns use: Sartaj ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will approach the Human Rights Council of the United Nations to send a fact-finding mission to the Indian Held Kashmir (IHK) to investigate the slaughter of innocent civilians and impose a ban on the use of pellet guns for dispersing the protestors, said Sartaj Aziz on Thursday."The Indian armed forces are using live ammunition on the mobs which has caused many civilian casualties. Around 50 people have been killed and more than 3500 injured. It has been reported that around 400 injured are in critical condition and more than 70 of the injured may have become permanently blind," the Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs told media in a briefing here at the Foreign Office.He said Pakistan would approach the Human Rights Council of the United Nations on its own behalf and on behalf of the OIC Contact Group on Kashmir, comprising Azerbaijan, Niger, Saudi Arabia and ...

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Sri Lanka's cash-strapped airline may lease four planes to Pakistan COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's cash-strapped national airline is in talks to lease four of its Airbus A330 planes to Pakistan International Airlines Corp, a government minister said on Thursday, months after cancelling an order for four Airbus A350 aircraft.State-owned SriLankan is aiming to reduce its debt and also looking for an international partner to help reverse years of losses."A team from the airline is in Pakistan for negotiations. We will lease one A330, latest next month, ...

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CPEC to attract huge investment as law and order improves: President ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain Thursday said that the improved law and order situation in the country consequent to Zarb-e-Azb and Karachi operations, the CPEC project would attract huge investment and lead the country towards progress and economic stability.Talking to a delegation of Pak-US Business Forum led by Hafeez Khan, CEO, Tweaker Energy Drinks, President Mamnoon Hussain said that overall law and order situation throughout the country was fast improving, according to a President House statement.He ...

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Female voters show enthusiasm as voting concludes in AJK elections ISLAMABAD/MIRPUR: Enormous participation of female voters is observed at the polling stations as the voting in elections for Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Legislative Assembly concluded on Thursday. Presence of large number of female voters at polling stations is reflective of their enthusiasm, awareness and interest in political activities and process in Azad Jammu and Kashmir. Besides presiding officers and polling staff, the representatives of political parties and voters expressed satisfaction over the arrangements and ...

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RECORDER REPORT-PSX close of day KARACHI: Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) 100 index closed higher on Thursday having 39307.36 points with a positive change of 208.57 and volume of 139,726,650 shares.High and Low were 39391.48 and 39063.77 respectively. Total volume traded in the market was 233,829,950 shares with 333total traded companies out of which 190 were up 122 were down and 21 were unchanged. OIL & GAS MARKETING COMPANIES was the top traded sector with total traded volume of 30,171,600 shares. ...