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Afghan Taliban struggle to select Mansour's successor KABUL: The Afghan Taliban are struggling to find a successor to slain chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour, militant sources told AFP Tuesday, with one saying the two main contenders have backed out of the leadership race.Mullah Yakoub, the son of Taliban founder Mullah Omar, and Sirajuddin Haqqani, an implacable foe of US forces, were seen as the two frontrunners for the job after Mansour was killed Saturday in a rare American drone strike."Yakoub has refused to accept the role, saying he is too young for it," a senior Taliban source in northwest Pakistan told AFP."Mansour's deputy and operational head of the Haqqani network, Sirajuddin Haqqani, has also refused due to personal reasons."That development will complicate the job of the Taliban's supreme council, which has been holding emergency meetings since Sunday at an undisclosed location in Pakistan to find a unifying figure for the leadership post."If the Taliban want to bring unity ...

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Gwadar port, CPEC will usher in new era of prosperity: Mushahid LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML- Q) leader Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed Tuesday said the Gwadar port and China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects would bring a revolutionary change and usher in economic stability and prosperity not only in Pakistan but also the whole region.Talking to APP, he said that CPEC and Gwadar port would help open new vistas of development and cooperation in the South Asian region. He said the two projects would help ensure economic ...

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CPEC new milestone in history of Pak-China relations: Ahsan ISLAMABAD: Terming China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) a new milestone in 65 years history of Pak- China relations, Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms, Prof Ahsan Iqbal Tuesday said both the countries had transformed their geo-strategic relations into geo-economic ties after signing this vital framework. Addressing a seminar on "Iron Brotherhood," organized by the Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage here he said, "The past dictatorial regime threw the nation into others' wars, paralysed the ...

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President urges Ombudsman to suggest disciplinary action against guilty officials ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain Tuesday lauded the office of Federal Ombudsman for providing quick justice to people and said the Ombudsman while disposing of cases should also suggest disciplinary action against the officials involved in maladministration.The President stated this while talking to a delegation of the Federal Ombudsman headed by Salman Faruqui at the Aiwan-e-Sadr.The President said laws are meant to help and facilitate the people and not to create difficulties for them.The President hoped ...

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Romanian ambassador for revival of old agreements with Pakistan ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of Romania to Pakistan, Emilion Ion Tuesday purposed Minister of State for Education Engineer Muhammad Baligh ur Rahman for revival of the agreement between both the countries, which was signed in 1968.During a meeting with the minister of state here, the Romanian Ambassador also gave some suggestions to the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training in order to renew ties between Pakistan and Romania. The minister welcomed the Ambassador and said that ...