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CIA seeks permission to kill terrorists in Afghanistan with drones

WASHINGTON: The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is seeking permission from the US administration for expanded powers to carry out covert drone strikes in Afghanistan and other active war zones. However, some quarters in the Pentagon are opposed to the idea fearing the move could put in danger US troops on Afghan soil. If approved by President Trump, it would mark the first time the C.I.A. has had such powers in Afghanistan, expanding beyond its existing authority to carry out covert strikes against Al Qaeda and other…

Sindh CM seeks permission for state funeral for Ruth Pfau

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali on Thursday requested the federal government to allow state funeral of Sister Ruth Katharina Martha Pfau. The leprosy doctor passed away at the age of 88 here today morning. The German nun lost her battle with life while she was undergoing a surgery at the Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre. In a letter sent to the federal government, Murad expressed sorrow over demise of Ruth Pfau, who devoted 50 years of tireless struggle fighting the stigmatized disease of leprosy in Pakistan.…

India to play Pakistan in Dubai? BCCI seeks govt approval

NEW DELHI: Indian cricket board has sought the government permission to play cricket series against Pakistan in Dubai, Indian media reports said. According to media reports, BCCI in a letter to the Home Ministry has sought permission to play Pakistan to complete their obligations under the Future Tours & Programme (FTP) agreement which was inked in 2014. The Indian board is willing to play a series in Dubai, which is the home venue of the Pakistan cricket team. The board is looking at a September or November…

Dr Asim seeks permission to visit UAE Embassy

KARACHI: Former federal minister Dr Asim Hussain on Monday requested the court for allowing him to visit United Arab Emirates (UAE) Embassy, while the ex-minister could also not be inducted in the corruption case against him, ARY News reported.