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‘Land mafia’ will not be able to escape the law: state minister

ISLAMABAD: Briefing on the ongoing operation against encroachments on state-owned lands in the federal capital, Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Afridi said the 'encroachment mafia' will not be allowed to escape from the law. The state minister said that he was personally overseeing the anti-encroachment operation which is also being monitored by Prime Minister Imran Khan along with other stakeholders. "Some people have occupied (lands) in Islamabad. There were under the impression that they were invincible," he…

US’s Pompeo assails Iran’s leaders, compares them to ‘mafia’

CALIFORNIA: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo launched a rhetorical assault on Iran’s leaders on Sunday, comparing them to a “mafia” and promising unspecified backing for Iranians unhappy with their government. Pompeo, in a California speech to a largely Iranian-American audience, dismissed Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, who negotiated a nuclear deal with the United States and five other countries, as “merely polished front men for the ayatollahs’ international con artistry.” U.S.…