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Outpacing India, Pakistan may get 3rd largest nuclear arsenal: Report

By Arun Kumar

Washington : Far outpacing India in the development of nuclear warheads, Pakistan could have at least 350 nuclear weapons within a decade, making it the world's third largest nuclear arsenal, according to a new report.

Pakistan may be building 20 nuclear warheads annually, according to the report by two American think tanks, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Stimson Centre.

50 migrants found dead in ship near Libya

Rome: The bodies of at least 50 migrants have been found in the hold of a craft off the Libyan coast, the Italian coast guard said on Wednesday.

The boat was sailing with 439 people on board some 50 km north of the Libyan coast, and received assistance in the early afternoon from Swedish ship Poseidon patrolling the Mediterranean as part of the European Union (EU) rescue mission Triton, a coast guard spokesman told Xinhua.

About 50 bodies were found in the hold of the boat, the official added.

It was the second major incident of the kind in 10 days.

Rangers, BSF commanders to meet in New Delhi from September 9

Islamabad: Top commanders of Pakistan Rangers and Indian Border Security Force (BSF) are scheduled to meet in New Delhi from September 9 to 13, Pakistan's paramilitary force spokesman told the media on Tuesday.

"As per border ground rules 1961, a routine, biannual meeting of Insp. Gen. BSF and Dir. Gen. Pakistan Rangers is scheduled to take place in New Delhi starting September 9, 2015," Dawn News quoted a spokesman for Pakistan Rangers as saying.

Pakistan vulnerable to instability in global economy: Daily

Islamabad : The sharp swings on the stock market coupled with pressure on the rupee is a reminder that Pakistan remains vulnerable to instability in the global economy, a leading daily said and added that "it is best to be prepared".

An editorial "Financial market gyrations" in the Dawn on Wednesday said that for the past one year at least, a series of economic crises have been roiling the global economy to which "we in Pakistan have been little more than spectators".

IAEA receives information from Tehran on n-plan

Vienna: The UN nuclear agency on Tuesday said it received substantive amount of information from Iran about its nuclear programme and the agency is still verifying the data.

Under the comprehensive deal agreed by Iran and six world powers on July 14, Iran would improve the transparency of its nuclear plan while freezing some of its nuclear activities in exchange for sanctions relief, Xinhua reported.

Yukiya Amano, head of IAEA, said the agency has got a "substantive volume" of information from Tehran.

Support to Palestine unwavering while engaging with Israel: India

Cairo: India's strong traditional support to the Palestinian cause remains unwavering even while pursuing good relations with Israel, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said here on Tuesday and added that the India is now more actively engaging with the Arab world.

Addressing the Egyptian Council for World Affairs, she also spoke about boosting economic and defence ties with Egypt and underlined three pillars for partnership with it.

Death row convict hanged in Pakistan

Islamabad: A death row prisoner, convicted of killing four policemen, was hanged on Tuesday in Pakistan, a media report said.

The execution took place in Punjab province's Bahawalpur city, Dawn online reported

Zulfiqar was sentenced to death after he was found guilty of killing four policemen in 1997.

Pakistan lifted its moratorium on the death penalty in all capital cases on March 10.

Pakistani forces kill over 1,000 terrorists in 9 months

Islamabad: Pakistani security forces have killed 1,114 terrorists since the launch of an anti-terror campaign following the deadly December 16 attack on an army-run school in Peshawar, Pakistani Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said on Monday.

Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the Army Public School attack that killed 150 people, nearly almost all school children.

The interior minister told a news conference here after a cabinet meeting that 885 terrorists have been arrested during the nine-month period.

Afghan militants kill four Pakistani soldiers

Islamabad: Four Pakistani soldiers were killed and four others injured during an attack on a checkpost in Khyber Agency by militants from across the Afghan border, a military statement said.

Dawn online quoted the statement as saying that rockets were fired on Sunday at the Akhund Walah Pass checkpost. All the Afghan attackers were killed when the Pakistani troops returned fire.

Across 19 states IMRC reached out to over hundred thousand people during Ramadan

By TCN News,

Hyderabad: Misra Begum from Shiraz area in Srinagar district of Jammu and Kashmir is old now and has no male relative to look after her except a teenage son Yaqoob, who was forced to leave his school to start working when his father died from cancer. Earlier, her elder son had died from cardiac arrest, leaving behind his widow and to infants. Misra received a Ramadan food kit weighing nearly 25 kgs that comprised of rice, flour, pulses, cooking oil, tea, spices, etc.