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AirAsia captain left seat before jet lost control: sources

SINGAPORE/JAKARTA/PARIS: The captain of the AirAsia jet that crashed into the sea in December was out of his seat conducting an unorthodox procedure when his co-pilot apparently lost control, and by the time he returned it was too late to save the plane, two people familiar with the investigation said.

Foreign diplomats directed to restrict movements in Karachi

KARACHI: The government has asked foreign diplomats in Karachi to restrict their movements in view of security threats, ARY News reported Thursday. In a letter of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ambassadors, diplomats and foreign trade missions are asked to restrict their unnecessary movements. The ministry asked them to avoid visiting big shopping centres of the city. The letter asked all the officials of consulates, deputy high commissioners and foreign organizations to strictly implement the directives of the ministry.…

Taliban threat: Foreign diplomats ordered to restrict movements

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Interior has issued directives for restricting movement of foreign diplomats in the country in view of threats from the Taliban, ARY News reported Friday. The interior ministry has released an advisory for foreign diplomats stationed in Pakistan to restrict their movements. It asked them to avoid visiting public places and markets for 10 days. Sources told that the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan has threatened to attack US embassies across all provinces of the country. Suicide bombers have been…