Monday, 16 December, 2019
State-owned abandoned properties to be used for public welfare, says PM Imran
Prime Minister Imran Khan was informed that 32 federal government-owned abandoned properties worth billions of rupees had been identified in major cities for their onward auction to generate revenue and spend it on public welfare.
Pakistan stands by oppressed Kashmiris: Dr. Alvi

PM urges nation to join government anti-polio drive
Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Health, Services and Regulations, Dr. Zafar Mirza said after coming a long way, the country is passing through a bad patch in its anti-polio efforts. He said the number of polio cases had been reduced to 12 in 2018 which jumped to 98 this year, unfortunately.
Railways minister hopes to bring down Railways deficit
Rawalpindi: While talking to media here at Rawalpindi Railway station, Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad said that deficit of Pakistan Railways (PR) would overcome during the next three years.
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A scientist who upended a Hong Kong conference with his claim to have created the world's first genetically-edited babies cancelled a fresh talk and was heavily criticised by organisers on Thursday, who labelled him as irresponsible.
Member states of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and 10 other oil producing nations have agreed to cut output by 1.2 million barrels a day despite opposition from US President Donald Trump's administration.
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Appointment of COMSATS university full-time rector was kept on delaying: Fawad Chauhdry
Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Hussain Chaudhry, who is pro-chancellor of the university as well, has requested President Arif Alvi to replace Dr. Raheel Qamar, who is holding the charge in violation of rules.
Pakistan on course of pursuing robust Kashmir policy


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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Saudi King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman on Monday in Riyadh, where he is visiting for talks on a range of Middle East crises, topped by the conflicts in Syria and Yemen, threats from Iran and the Saudi response to the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi last year.
The White House demanded that the military draft plans for strikes on Iran after attacks in Iraq last year, sparking concern at the Pentagon and State Department, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.
America’s fingerprints are all over the war in Yemen, the New York Times said on Wednesday.
Torn between preventing Pakistan from going nuclear and fighting the Soviets in Afghanistan, the United States appears to have decided that pushing the Russians out of Kabul was more important, shows a set of documents released by the US State Department.
A group advocating the cause of the persecuted Rohingya Muslims says a generation of the Muslims may be lost due to a lack of education for children and the youth at camps for the displaced in Bangladesh and Myanmar.

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