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Military general who morphed into many roles in a roller-coaster career

ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf’s death in Dubai on Sunday from the ravages of a rare and debilitating disease marks the end of a roller-coaster and often unlikely journey that saw him transition from four-star general to military dictator to wannabe statesman to a pariah standing trial for treason.Musharraf, …

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Iran opposition leader calls for referendum amid protests

DUBAI: A long-detained opposition leader in Iran is calling for a nationwide referendum about whether to write a new constitution for the Islamic Republic amid nationwide protests shaking the country. Mir Hossein Mousavi‘s call, posted late Saturday by the opposition Kaleme website, included him saying he didn’t believe Iran’s current …

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Oil industry in Pakistan on verge of ‘collapse’ amid liquidity crisis

ISLAMABAD: Oil companies in cash-strapped Pakistan have warned that the industry is on the “brink of collapse” as the dollar liquidity crisis persists and their cost of doing business balloons due to the rupee’s devaluation.The government removed the dollar cap to meet the International Monetary Fund‘s (IMF) demand which resulted …

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Pakistan to seek Afghan Taliban leader’s help to control TTP

PESHAWAR: A desperate Pakistan has sought Afghan Taliban chief Haibuttallah Akhundzada‘s help to rein in the outlawed Pakistani Taliban outfit responsible for a wave of terror attacks in the country, including the recent Peshawar mosque carnage that killed over 100 people, according to a media report on Saturday.Pakistan has been …

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Wikipedia blocked in Pakistan on account of ‘blasphemous content’

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has blocked Wikipedia due to the website’s refusal to remove allegedly offensive or blasphemy material.Earlier, the telecom regulator had degraded the portal’s services in the country, The News reported Saturday.When a PTA spokesperson was contacted late Friday night and inquired about the blocking of …

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