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    Next round of India-Pakistan water talks in jeopardy

    A two-day meeting between the Indus water commissioners of Pakistan and India concluded on Tuesday, with New Delhi ‘acknowledging’ objections raised by Islamabad over the controversial hydropower projects.

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    Pakistan Day celebrated with military parade

    The nation commenced celebrations for the 77th Pakistan Day with a pledge to make the country stronger by wiping out the menace of terrorism, achieving sustainable economic growth and political stability.

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    'India could strike Pak with nuclear weapons first to pre-empt attack'

    There is increasing evidence that India could launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike to prevent Pakistan from using the option first, says an expert.

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    Pak, India agree on redesigning of Miyar hydroelectric project

    The agreement was reached following the two-day meeting of Indus Water Commissioners of Pakistan and India on water issues in Islamabad on Tuesday.The Pakistani delegation was headed by Mirza Asif Saeed.

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    Pakistan PM orders reopening of Afghan border

    Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has ordered the immediate reopening of border crossings with Afghanistan, more than a month after they were closed.

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    Pak-India water talks resume today

    Pakistan on Sunday said it believed that continuation of purposeful talks with sincere efforts from both sides would lead to resolution of the matters at the Permanent Indus Commission level.

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    Religious seminaries outnumber schools in Pak

    During the last four years, the federal government in Pakistan did not open any new school in Islamabad but a number of madressahs cropped up in the capital territory.

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    Pakistan to host international football matches

    Brazil s Ronaldinho, England s David James and Dutch star George Boateng will be among seven top former players to feature in exhibition games in Pakistan in July, organizers said Thursday.

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    Forced conversion a crime in Islam, says Pak PM

    Pak Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday delivered a progressive and inclusive message to minorities in the country, saying "no one can force others to adopt a certain religion".

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    British govt to host Pak-Afghan officials for meeting on 'tense bilateral relations': envoy

    Afghan envoy to Pakistan Omar Zakhilwal on Tuesday announced that the British government will host a high-level meeting of Pak-Afghan officials tomorrow (Wednesday) to discuss the current tense.

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    India participates in parliamentary conference in Pak

    Representatives of 23 countries, including three MPs from India, are participating in a key cabinet committee session of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly that began in the Pakistani capital on Tuesday.

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    Pakistan deploys troops to Saudi border with Yemen

    Pakistan is deploying a brigade of combat troops to Saudi Arabia as the kingdom is struggling to keep its southern borders from retaliatory attacks conducted by Yemeni forces, security sources say.  

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    Can spring return to India-Pakistan ties?

    As the cycle of state elections winds down and India braces for the results in crucial states like Uttar Pradesh and Punjab, foreign policy, beyond the diaspora’s tribulations in the United States.

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    UN chief mulls talking to India, Pakistan on Kashmir

    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is mulling the option of talking to senior officials from India and Pakistan on the situation in Kashmir and will see how things can be improved on the ground.

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    CPEC: Pakistan, China and India

    The recently held strategic dialogue between India and China provides a useful reality check on the state of the play. Over the past year,the relationship had reached an impasse owing to China’s unwillingness to support.

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    Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan offers KKR vs Zalmi three-match series

    Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan has suggested organizing a three-match series between Peshawar Zalmi and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at a neutral venue, possibly in Dubai or London.

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    India deploys US-made surveillance drones along LoC

    Aerial surveillance drones manufactured in the United States are being deployed by India for surveillance along the Line of Control in Poonch and Rajouri districts, media reports said on Wednesday.

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    Kuwait lifts ban on visa for Pakistanis after six years

    Authorities in Kuwait have decided to lift a six-year-old ban on visas for Pakistani citizens, the state-run APP news agency quoted a news channel as saying.

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    Passion for cricket conquers fear

    Extraordinary security measures because of a surge in militant violence last month did not stop thousands of cricket-starved fans from flocking to the 25,000-capcity Gaddafi Stadium to watch the Pakistan Super League.

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    Parleys between India,Pak on IWT to be held in Lahore

    Parleys between India and Pakistan on various aspects of the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) will be in Lahore on March 20 and March 21. The meeting of the Permanent Indus Commission (PIC) will take place nearly six months.

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    India to attend Lahore meet on Indus Waters Treaty

    India has agreed to participate in an annual meeting of the permanent Indus Waters Commission scheduled to be held in Pakistan this month.The meeting could not be held in September.

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    The shrine for Salman Taseer’s killer embodies the real danger Pakistan faces from within

    When Mumtaz Qadri, the man who shot Pakistan Punjab’s governor Salman Taseer 28 times in broad daylight in Islamabad’s posh Kohsar Market in 2011, was executed on February 29, 2016.

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    US plan against Daesh includes Pak-Afghan region

    US Defence Secretary James Mattis has delivered to the White House a new plan for combating the militant Islamic State group (Daesh), which calls for using both military and non-military means for defeating.

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    At UN, India and Pakistan spar over Kashmir

    Sparring over Kashmir at the UN human Rights Council, India and Pakistan have again exchanged verbal volleys over the issue with India claims the “terrorists are now devouring its own creator.

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