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Tuesday, August 7th, 2018


Around 400 Irregular Migrants From Afghanistan, Pakistan Held in Turkey

AUG 7, 2018: At least 391 irregular migrants were held across Turkey, security sources said on Tuesday. The sources, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media, said 45 migrants, including women and children, were rounded up off Ayvacik by local gendarmerie forces in the northwestern Canakkale province. The migrants — all Afghan nationals — were illegally attempting to cross to Greece’s Lesbos island, the sources added. In a separate operation, the coast guard stopped an inflatable boat carrying some 42 irregular migrants offRead More

MQM and PTI: Humsafar Now, Humnawa in the Making

Forming a common council of elders from both sides could be a starting point. IRSHAD SALIM: Years back I had written that MQM and PTI are separated twins, and could develop into two sides of the same coin in Karachi and beyond. Their politics and polemics for survival have been by and large similar over the years on philosophical level, though on strategic and tactical levels they have been dabbling in numbers game, making them shift poles apart until the results got upended this time — MQM’s election losses haveRead More

Imran to Appear Before NAB to ‘Set An Example Of Rule of Law’, Shuns PM Protocol

AUG 6, 2018: Hours after being nominated as the next prime minister of the country, former legendary cricketer turned politician Imran Khan has been summoned by National Accountability Bureau, the anti-corruption watchdog for allegedly misusing Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government’s helicopter, his party and local media said on Monday. A senior PTI leader who spoke to Anadolu Agency on condition of anonymity confirmed the summoning and said that Khan had decided to appear before the NAB in Peshawar, the KP capital on Tuesday. “He wants to set an example that no oneRead More