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Early deployment tied to increased suicide risk for soldiers: study

NEW YORK: When soldiers have their first deployment within their first year of service, they may be twice as likely to attempt suicide during or after their second deployment, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers focused on 593 U.S. Army soldiers who had experienced two deployments within two years of continuous military service and had attempted suicide. While a quick deployment was linked to a larger increase in the risk of attempted suicide, the study also found that a gap of six months or less between deployments was…

Pakistan denies reports regarding troops deployment in Qatar

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office Spokesperson in a statement issued on Sunday rejected reports appearing in some foreign press and media regarding deployment of Pakistani troops in Qatar. The FO termed these reports as completely fabricated and baseless. He stressed that these false reports appear to be part of a malicious campaign aimed at creating misunderstanding between Pakistan and brotherly Muslim countries in the Gulf. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar,…

CM Punjab orders deployment of Pashtu-speaking police officers for PSL final

LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif has ordered deployment of a contingent of Pashtu-speaking officers of Punjab Police at Qaddafi stadium to facilitate Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators fans. He said Jee Aya Nu! (welcome) to fans coming from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Baluchistan and other parts of the country to attend Pakistan Super League (PSL) final match in Lahore. Read More: Punjab govt announces traffic management plan for PSL final Peshawar Zalmi have qualified for PSL 2017 final as they beat…