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MQM-P leadership meets Jahangir Tareen, presents demand

KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) on Monday presented its demands before a Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) delegation headed by Jahangir Tareen in Karachi. The PTI delegation including Arif Alvi, Imran Ismail and Firdous Shamim Naqvi called on MQM-P leadership at Bahadurabad office. Jahangir asked the MQM to support the PTI in the center. He also consulted the Karachi-based party regarding opposition in the Sindh Assembly, said sources. The sources said the MQM presented several demands to the…

Shahid Afridi meets Bollywood’s Salman Khan in Canada

Pakistan’s star cricketer Shahid Afridi met Bollywood superstar Salman Khan on Monday at an event in Canada. Both the superstars were attending a charity event for a noble cause. They met at the backstage and were seen sharing light moments together. Shahid Afridi also tweeted a picture of himself standing along Salman Khan on his official Twitter account. “Great to meet @BeingSalmanKhan today with community members,” he tweeted. “All the best for the event.” Great to meet @BeingSalmanKhan today with…

U.S. President Donald Trump meets China’s Liu He

SHANGHAI: Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, who is leading a trade delegation in Washington, has met U.S. President Donald Trump, state broadcaster China Central Television said on Friday. The second round of talks between senior Trump administration officials and their Chinese counterparts started at the U.S. Treasury on Thursday morning, focused on cutting China’s U.S. trade surplus and improving intellectual property protections.  White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders had earlier said Trump would meet Liu later on…

New air chief meets civil and military leadership

ISLAMABAD: After assuming the charge of office, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan called on civil and military leadership on Tuesday. Professional matters pertaining to PAF came under discussion in the meeting with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at Prime Minister’s Office. The premier congratulated Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan on assuming his new responsibilities and expressed the hope that PAF would greatly benefit from his professional capabilities and…

China eyes “black tech” to boost security as parliament meets

BEIJING: At a highway check point on the outskirts of Beijing, local police are this week testing out a new security tool: smart glasses that can pick up facial features and car registration plates, and match them in real-time with a database of suspects. The AI-powered glasses, made by LLVision, scan the faces of vehicle occupants and the plates, flagging with a red box and warning sign to the wearer when any match up with a centralised “blacklist”. The test - which coincides with the annual meeting of China’s…

Pakistan delegation meets World Bank’s Annette Dixon, highlights economic situation

ISLAMABAD: A Pakistan delegation on Saturday met with World Bank Vice President for South Asia Region Annette Dixon in Washington DC and discussed economic situation and potential investment opportunities in Pakistan. The Pakistan delegation including Finance Secretary Shahid Mahmood, Governor State Bank of Pakistan Tariq Bajwa and Secretary Economic Affairs Division Arif Ahmed Khan met separately with World Bank's Annette Dixon, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the Multilateral Investment Guarantee…

North Korea: In Kim Jong Un’s summer retreat, fun meets guns

WONSAN: In the seaside city of Wonsan, North Korean families cook up barbecues on the beach, go fishing, and eat royal jelly flavour ice cream in the summer breeze. For their leader Kim Jong Un, the resort is a summer retreat, a future temple to tourism, and a good place to test missiles. He is rebuilding the city of 360,000 people and wants to turn it into a billion-dollar tourist hotspot. At the same time, he has launched nearly 40 missiles from the area, as part of his accelerated tests of North Korea’s nuclear…

Egypt insists Qatar meets demands, sanctions to remain

CAIRO: Egypt is standing by the list of demands it and three Gulf Arab countries made of Qatar and will keep sanctions against Doha in place, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry told his Kuwaiti counterpart on Monday. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt imposed sanctions on Qatar on June 5, cutting diplomatic and transport ties with the tiny Gulf monarchy, after accusing it of financing militant groups and allying with their regional arch-foe Iran. Doha denies the accusations. Kuwait has been leading…

Facebook vice president meets Nisar, commits to remove provocative material

ISLAMABAD: Vice President of Facebook Joel Kaplan on Friday called on Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and committed to remove fake accounts, explicit, hateful and provocative material that incited violence and terrorism, ARY News reported. Talking to Nisar in Islamabad, the Facebook vice president reiterated to keep the platform safe and promote values that were in congruence to community standards in Pakistan. The two sides discussed steps to remove blasphemous content from social media. Nisar said no one…

Turkey hopeful as Erdogan meets Qatar defence minister

ANKARA: Turkey today said it remained hopeful of a solution to the Gulf crisis that has seen its ally Qatar diplomatically and economically isolated, after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held talks with the emirate's defence minister. In Ankara's latest show of support for Qatar, Erdogan hosted Defence Minister Khaled bin Mohammed al-Attiyah for talks at the headquarters of the ruling party in Ankara. The meeting came as Ankara, which has stood by Doha throughout the crisis, resists pressure to shutter a Turkish…