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PIA to operate 13 flights on new routes

ISLAMABAD—Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) the national carrier will operate 13 flights on new international routes during current month, an official of the national flag carrier said Friday. The official said that two mores flight routes will be functional from Karachi to Toronto and will bring the airline’s total number of flights to Canada to five. An additional seven flights will ...

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China, Brazil vow to advance bilateral strategic partnership

BRASILIA: China and Brazil attach great importance to bilateral relations and want to further develop their bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership, senior officials from both sides said during their meeting. Yang Jiechi, a member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), met with Augusto Heleno, Brazil’s Minister of Institutional Security here. Yang, also ...

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Dengue cases soar past 5,500 in KPK

PESHAWAR: The number of dengue cases reported in the province has soared past the 5,500 mark, however, health officials maintained that despite a large number of cases, no fatalities as a result of the viral fever have been reported thus far. However, a daily dengue case report prepared by the Provincial Dengue Response Unit and the Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response ...

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UBL records 46 % jump in profit

KARACHI: United Bank Limited’s (UBL) profit increased 46 percent to Rs14.220 billion for the nine months period ended September 30, 2019, translating into earnings per share (EPS) of Rs11.62, a bourse filing said. The bank also declared a dividend of Rs3 per share for the quarter taking total payout to Rs8 per share for 9MCY19. On a year-on-year basis, the ...

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Trump letter to Ankara earns Turkish ire

– Erdogan throws letter in trash WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump warned Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in a letter about Turkey’s incursion into Syria, “Don’t be a tough guy” and “Don’t be a fool!” The October 9 letter was released by the White House on Wednesday as Trump battled to control the political damage following his decision to pull US ...

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NDMA to establish new warehouses in GB, Skardu

ISLAMABAD: Chairman National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Lt. Gen. Muhammad Afzal briefs to media persons about earthquake. SKARDU: The National Disaster Management Authority has decided to establish two new warehouses in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and Skardu. This was stated by NDMA Chairman Lieutenant General Muhammad Afzal during his visit to areas affected by flash flooding in Skardu and Shigar districts, Radio ...

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Saudi bus crash kills 35 pilgrims

RIYADH: Thirty-five foreigners were killed and four others injured when a bus collided with another heavy vehicle near the holy city of Madina Munawarra, Saudi state media said on Thursday. The accident involved a collision between “a private chartered bus with a heavy vehicle” near the western city, a spokesman for Medina police said, according to the official Saudi Press ...

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NAB forms cell to curb money laundering

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday announced the establishment of the anti-money laundering (AML) and combatting the financing of terrorism (CFT) cell in a bid to comply with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) recommendations. According to a NAB press release, the cell will be headed by DG Operations Zahir Shah and comprise Director Monitoring Zafar Iqbal, Additional ...

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