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Mubashir Luqman moves to register FIR against Fawad Chaudhry following physical altercation

PTI minister Fawad Chaudhry on Sunday acknowledged that he came to blows with anchorperson Mubashir Luqman at a wedding in Lahore. "There was a scuffle that broke out. A small fight broke out. In a fight, as usually is the case, he may have got one (slap) in, I may have hit one," said the minister during Geo News talk show "Naya Pakistan" on Sunday evening. This is the second such incident involving the federal minister; he slapped journalist Sami Ibrahim during a wedding...

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Trump says doesn’t need Congress approval for even ‘disproportionate’ strike

US President Donald Trump thumbed his nose on Sunday at critics angered at being kept in the dark over the US killing of a top Iranian general, saying he didn't need congressional approval — even for a "disproportionate" strike. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been leading the backlash against Trump's decision to authorise a drone strike against Qasem Soleimani in Baghdad, an operation that Trump only officially informed Congress about on Saturday — nearly 48 hours after the event. Pelosi said...

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Huge crowds in Iran for commander’s funeral, daughter warns US of ‘dark day’

Weeping amid wails from a crowd of hundreds of thousands of mourners, Iran’s supreme leader on Monday prayed over the remains of a top Iranian general killed in a US airstrike in Baghdad, an attack that’s drastically raised tensions between Tehran and Washington. Soleimani’s successor, Esmail Ghaani, stood near Khamenei’s side, as did Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and other top leaders in the Islamic Republic. Soleimani’s daughter, Zeinab, said his death would bring a “dark day” for the United States while speaking to...

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India should focus on protecting minorities from ‘saffron terror’, not indulge in propaganda: FO

The Foreign Office on Monday called on India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government to protect its minorities from "saffron terror" while rejecting Indian propaganda regarding the treatment of minorities in Pakistan. In a sternly worded statement, the FO said: "The RSS [Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh]-inspired BJP government has absolutely no credentials even to pretend that it is a protector of minorities. "Those who are responsible for the desecration and demolition of the Babri mosque, massive killings of thousands of Muslims in...

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Pakistan will not allow its soil to be used against anyone, says DG ISPR

Army spokesman Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor on Sunday, while speaking to ARY News, said that Pakistan will not allow its soil to be used against anyone and will play its role to secure peace in the region. Maj Gen Ghafoor said the aforementioned sentiments had been expressed by both the Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief of Army Staff General (COAS) Qamar Javed Bajwa. "Pakistan will not be party to anyone or anything but will be a partner of peace and peace...

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Pakistan will not take Part in US-Iran conflict, FM Qureshi tells Senate

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Monday briefed the Senate on tensions in the Middle East that arose after the killing of top Iran commander Qasem Soleimani in a US air strike, making it clear that Pakistan will not become party to the regional conflict. The minister began his speech by recounting how the crisis-like situation in the region unfolded, starting with the killing of an American contractor in a rocket attack in Iraq that led the US to carry out strikes...

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