Monitoring Desk

  • TLarkana - Grand Democratic Alliance candidate Moazzam Ali Abbasi won by-election in the Sindh Assembly constituency PS-11 Larkana-II by bagging 31,557 votes, unofficial and unconfirmed results suggested Thursday. The Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) candidate had the support from Pakistan ...

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  • TChitral - The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were welcomed by hundreds of excited well-wishers Wednesday as they visited a Kalash village in Chitral and learned about the culture. During their visit, they spoke with Diana - a young woman from the local area who was named after William’s mother ...

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  • TChitral - Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton has looked stylist in a number of colourful outfits so far, including a turquoise trouser and dress set and a button coat. Photos of her from the trip have echoed those taken of her late mother-in-law Diana, who wore similar outfits during her trips to ...

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  • TCHITRAL - After arriving in Chitral, William spoke briefly on the need for more action on climate change. He said communities “vulnerable to change needed more education, more awareness and political action”. The Duke commented that the “the young are starting to get engaged in ...

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  • TRIYADH     -    Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday met Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during a one-day visit to the Kingdom’s capital aimed at defusing tensions between Tehran and Riyadh. During the meeting, PM ...

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  • TNEW YORK - US and Afghan Taliban officials have started conversations aimed at resuming peace talks that collapsed last month, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday. US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad met with the Taliban earlier this month in Pakistan, discussing a potential prisoner swap or cutbacks in ...

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  • TKARACHI - Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Wednesday while announcing complete support for Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman’s anti-government protest said that his party would welcome Azadi March. Addressing a press conference ...

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  • TWashington    -   Powerful Democratic Senator Mark Warner, who is co-chair of the US Senate India Caucus, on Tuesday said that he is “disturbed by restrictions on communications and movement of people in Jammu and Kashmir and asked the government to live up to ...

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  • TCamp Hebron, Nagaland    -   Thuingaleng Muivah, leader of India’s oldest rebel organisation, has told Al Jazeera that he felt the Indian government’s abrupt decision to strip Kashmir’s special status was “unacceptable”. The 85-year-old leads ...

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  • TNew York - Prime Minister Imran Khan has made it unequivocally clear that he will not be meeting Indian premier Narendra Modi, given the latter’s actions in occupied Kashmir. “There is no question of me meeting Prime Minister Modi,” said the prime minister in his interview with ...

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  • TJEDDAH    -   Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of defence, held wide-ranging talks with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah on Thursday, reported Saudi Gazette. The two sides discussed bilateral relations and ...

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  • TNew Delhi     -     The Indian SC is scheduled to hear on Monday (today) pleas challenging abrogation of provisions of Article 370 which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, validity of imposition of President’s rule and the related restrictions imposed in the state, ...

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  • TDubai    -   Iran has accused the US of “deceit” after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tehran was behind damaging drone attacks on two Saudi oil facilities, reported BBC on Sunday. Pompeo had rejected claims by Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels that ...

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  • TLONDON   -  A team of British firearms officers will oversee security arrangements for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s landmark visit to Pakistan in the autumn. The step underlines the intense security arrangements being made for the most high-risk Royal tour in ...

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  • TISLAMABAD    -   Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday made it clear that Usman Buzdar will continue as Punjab Chief Minister as long as Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is in power. Talking to ARY News, Prime Minister Imran Khan outrightly rejected all reports of replacing ...

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  • TPeshawar      -     At least 24 people reportedly died on Friday after a passenger bus fell into a ravine in the Kandia tehsil of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Friday, TV channels reported. About 35 passengers were travelling on the bus when it slipped and fell into the ...

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  • TKabul - The US and the Taliban negotiators have made progress on establishing safe zones once the American forces started leaving Afghanistan, Tolo News reported on Monday quoting sources familiar with the ninth round of the talks in Doha said. The sources said that based on the safe zone strategy, ...

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  • TCHIA BEACH - Add sand theft to the list of crimes that could land tourists in trouble in Italy. According to local media, two French tourists were charged last week with stealing nearly 90 pounds of sand from Chia beach, on the southern coast of Sardinia. The visitors reportedly filled 14 bottles ...

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  • TKabul - The ninth round of negotiations between the US and the Taliban on Saturday completed its third day with progress on a full withdrawal of foreign troops within 15 to 20 months as well as counterterrorism assurances from the Taliban side. According to Afghan media reports, the two sides will ...

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  • TDoha         -     The United States and the Afghan Taliban have resumed peace talks in Qatar to try to conclude an agreement that would bring an end to the longest US overseas military intervention. The crucial ninth round of talks in the yearlong dialogue process ...

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  • TNew Delhi      -      Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday used the Pakistani airspace, the first time after the tensions in February, to travel to France for a bilateral meet, reported ZeeTV. Modi left on a three-nation tour with France being his first ...

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  • TDoha - US special envoy to Afghanistan is heading to Qatar and the Afghan capital to resume peace talks aimed at ending 18 years of military intervention, reported Al Jazeera. Zalmay Khalilzad will resume talks with the Taliban in Doha “as part of an overall effort to facilitate a peace ...

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  • TNew Delhi - Chief of India’s Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) and Rajya Sabha member Vaiko has said that Kashmir will not be in India when the country will celebrate its 100th year of freedom, reported Indian media. “Kashmir will not be in India when India will celebrate ...

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  • TWASHINGTON - The latest talks between the Taliban and the United States ended Monday without any sign of a peace deal for Afghanistan. Both sides said they would talk to their leaders about the next move, reported Voice of America (VOA) on Tuesday. Neither side provided details of the outcome of ...

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  • TWashington - Pakistan called on the Trump administration to do more to help ease tensions after India revoked autonomy in the disputed Muslim-majority state of Kashmir, a decision that has inflamed tensions between the two Asian powers. “The US could do and the US must do more to help defuse ...

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  • TSrinagar - Raja Tufail, the advocate defending Yasin Malik, Sunday said that the jail authorities at Tihar have confirmed to him on Saturday that the incarcerated JKLF leader was okay. Tufail, speaking to The Kashmir Monitor, said that any rumours regarding Yasin Malik were unfounded as his health ...

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  • TSrinagar - The Indian government has imposed restrictions under section 144 CrPC in Srinagar with effect from 1200 hours on 5th August which shall remain in force till further orders, an official statement said. “As per the order, there shall be no movement of public and all educational ...

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  • TRIYADH   -   The Saudi authorities confirmed Thursday that the crescent moon of Zilhaj had been sighted so the Hajj will be performed on August 10. Hajj will therefore begin on Friday August 9, pilgrims will spend the day on the plains of Mount Arafat on Saturday August 10, and ...

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  • TQUETTA - Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (Fazl) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Sunday issued an August deadline to the federal government to step down otherwise his party and allies would launch a march on Islamabad. Speaking to the participants of the ‘Million March’ in Quetta, Fazl termed ...

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  • TKabul - The much-awaited face-to-face talks between the Afghan government and the Afghan Taliban will start within the next two weeks and will be held in a European nation, the Afghan State Minister for Peace Affairs, Abdul Salam Rahimi, said on Saturday. The ministry has started consultations with ...

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