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Special unit set up to facilitate tribesmen to get CNICs, NA informed

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Afridi on Friday said a special unit had been established to facilitate the people of tribal areas to get the computerized national identity card and address their issues relating to blocked CNICs. "The federal cabinet at its meeting on Thursday framed a policy to address issue of blocked ID cards at the earliest," he said while responding to a call attention notice in the National Assembly.  He said tribal people would be taken on board to address their genuine…

Army chief supports talks with India on basis of equality

ABBOTABAD: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Saturday said Pakistan had completely eradicated terrorism and extremism from its soil which would not have been possible without the sacrifices of Pashtun tribesmen of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). "Let me acknowledge that such progress would not have been possible without the willing sacrifices and matchless courage of our people in general and Pashtun tribesmen of KPK and FATA in particular. I salute their courage and…

Camels caught up in Qatar feud reunited with their owners

ABU SAMRA: Thousands of camels crossed Saudi Arabia's desert border into Qatar on Tuesday and were reunited with their owners after being stranded for days at a frontier shut because of a feud among Arab powers. Qatari men in traditional white robes waited in SUVs at the border to identify their camels as the beasts trotted across the remote frontier, braying and kicking up dust, under what the owners said was an informal deal with Saudi border guards. "Thank God I have my camels back!" said Ali Magareh, 40, waiting…