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U.S CENTCOM Commander reviewing Taliban peace deal, concerned about escalating violence
World

U.S CENTCOM Commander reviewing Taliban peace deal, concerned about escalating violence

  • Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, commander of the United States Central Command, stated that the level of violence in Afghanistan remains "too high", and that the Taliban's actions (under the ambit of the peace deal) are being evaluated, to find a way forward in the near future.
  • However, McKenzie stressed that the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan should be hinged on the basis of a condition-based approach.
Updated 09 Feb, 2021 11:23am
Fazal Software Technology Park inaugurated in Islamabad: PSEB
Technology

Fazal Software Technology Park inaugurated in Islamabad: PSEB

  • Fazal Software Technology Park was inaugurated by Secretary IT Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui on Thursday, as reported by the Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB).
  • This is the second Software Technology Park inaugurated in Pakistan within a span of less than 3 months.
Published 08 Feb, 2021 04:05pm
New York Assembly resolution marks February 5th as "Kashmir American Day"
World

New York Assembly resolution marks February 5th as "Kashmir American Day"

  • The New York State Assembly has passed a resolution, calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to declare the 5th of February as the Kashmir American Day.
  • The Assembly's move has been met with the ire of Indian officials, citing their "concern" with regards to the attempts being made by "vested interests" to misrepresent Jammu and Kashmir's rich socio-cultural heritage.
Updated 08 Feb, 2021 04:11pm
Lawyers protest as CDA demolishes their chambers in Islamabad
Pakistan

Lawyers protest as CDA demolishes their chambers in Islamabad

  • A mob of lawyers smashed windows in the Chief Justice block, chanted slogan outside the Islamabad High (IHC) Chief Justice’s office.
  • The CDA had on Sunday night demolished illegal chambers set up by lawyers in the premises of the district and sessions court in Islamabad.
Updated 08 Feb, 2021 03:33pm
President Biden will not lift sanctions on Iran to bring them to the negotiating table
World

President Biden will not lift sanctions on Iran to bring them to the negotiating table

  • President Joe Biden has stated that the United States will not lift economic sanctions on Iran, in order to bring Tehran back to the negotiating table for the revival of the Iran Nuclear Deal.
  • While Biden has said that he will seek to revive the deal, he insisted that Iran must first reverse its uranium enrichment, creating a tight contest between the two nations.
Updated 08 Feb, 2021 11:41am
Pakistan set to initiate Gwadar shipyard project
World

Pakistan set to initiate Gwadar shipyard project

  • Pakistan has finalised the details for the construction of a new shipyard in Gwadar, the country's deep sea-port in the province of Balochistan.
  • The project aims to incentivise the commercial shipbuilding and repair industry, generate employment and spur economic growth.
Published 06 Feb, 2021 08:41pm
K2 Winter Summit: Pakistani mountaineer Ali Sadpara, two others reportedly missing
Pakistan

K2 Winter Summit: Pakistani mountaineer Ali Sadpara, two others reportedly missing

  • Sadpara has been active on Twitter throughout the K-2 expedition.
  • Pakistan Army helicopters have been dispatched for search and rescue operations. So far, the rescue mission has not been able to locate the climbers.
  • Pakistani actor, singer and host Fakhar-e-Alam tweeted about the missing climbers too, requesting his followers to pray for their recovery.
Updated 06 Feb, 2021 04:01pm
Snatched mobile phone market setup in Karachi: Police
Pakistan

Snatched mobile phone market setup in Karachi: Police

  • The development was confirmed by two habitual street criminals, who were arrested by the Special Investigation Unit (SIU) of Karachi Police.
  • They were arrested by the SIU from PIB Colony, and illegal weapons and other valuables were recovered from their possession, said officials.
Published 06 Feb, 2021 02:02pm
India cannot break Kashmiri people's resolve anywhere in the world: Yusuf
Pakistan

India cannot break Kashmiri people's resolve anywhere in the world: Yusuf

  • “I was honoured to witness the emotions and steadfastness of the legislative assembly of AJK and their bond with our brothers and sisters in IIOJK this morning,” says PM's aide.
  • "India cannot break the resolve of Kashmiris anywhere in the world, regardless of whatever illegal steps it may take," he wrote.
Updated 05 Feb, 2021 07:55pm
Two dead, three injured in Quetta blast
Pakistan

Two dead, three injured in Quetta blast

  • The explosion took place inside a truck, parked outside deputy commissioner’s office on Anscomb Road in the city.
  • The Bomb Disposal Squad reached the site to ascertain the nature of blast but the policemen said they believe it was a planted device that exploded.
Published 05 Feb, 2021 06:16pm