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War not a solution; no other way to address issues but peacefully: Basit ISLAMABAD: Amid war talks by India after Uri attack, Pakistan's High Commissioner in New Delhi Abdul Basit on Sunday ruled out the notion of both countries going to war.He said "I strongly believe Pakistan and India do not gain anything from creating hype. War is not a solution, war creates more problems.""We can perhaps afford not to talk to each other for some time, but addressing our many bilateral, regional and global challenges can only happen through dialogue", the high commissioner said in an interview with Telegraph India, an Indian English daily.He said : "I am not ready to give up on that. We should not allow war hysteria to dominate our narrative."He said investigation was yet going on to determine what really happened in Uri so it was important not to draw premature conclusions. "It is not helpful to jump the gun," he remarked.He said Pakistan had extended all ...

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PM delivered speech in UNGA per nation's expectations: AJK PM ISLAMABAD: Azad Jammu and Kashmir Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider has said Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has delivered speech in United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) as per expectations of nation and Kashmiri people.The Prime Minister address in UNGA and meetings with world leaders would yield positive results in resolving Kashmir issue and expressed hope that now international community would play its role to stop Indian brutalities on innocent Kashmiris, he said talking to PTV.He ...

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Air Chief visits operational base during Exercise High Mark ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, Sunday visited an operational base during the Exercise High Mark.He was given a comprehensive briefing on the first stage of High Mark at this occasion, a spokesperson of Pakistan Air Force said.The visit was undertaken to assess the operational readiness and training standards of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) in this significant exercise which started this week.The Air Chief met the combat crew participating in ...

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Pressure is on Clinton, Trump in first debate WASHINGTON: Who is going to win? Who is going to choke? The pressure is intense for Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton -- phenomenally different candidates -- who clash in their first debate on Monday.Stakes are as high as they get since there are just six weeks until the November 8 election. Polls show a close race, with Clinton, 68, enjoying an edge.As many as 90 million Americans, some estimate, will be glued to ...

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Britain, France, US seek urgent Security Council meeting on Syria UNITED NATIONS: Britain, France and the United States have requested an urgent UN Security Council meeting on the escalating campaign in Syria's second city of Aleppo, diplomats said Saturday.The meeting was likely to be held at 10 am (1400 GMT) on Sunday, the diplomats said. Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016 ...