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US sanctions not to hit n-talks: Iran

Tehran : The new US sanctions against some Iranian entities will not hit negotiations over Tehran's nuclear programme, President Hassan Rouhani has said.

The US Friday imposed sanctions on a number of Iranian individuals and entities while pledging to continue working towards a solution to the Islamic republic's nuclear programme, Xinhua reported.

The latest sanctions were inconsistent with the Geneva nuclear agreement and they "will deepen mistrust" and may hurt mutual confidence, Rouhani said.

Top Saudi cleric warns against 'deceitful' jihad

Riyadh : Saudi Arabia's top cleric Sheikh Abdulaziz Al-AsShaikh has given a call to Muslim youth against following "deceitful" claims of jihad by shadowy groups with deviant principles.

Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Al-AsShaikh, chairman of the Council of Senior Ulema and the General Presidency of Scholarly Research and Ifta (empowered to issue fatwas), gave the call in the wake of recent arrest of eight people on suspicion of recruiting minors for extremists groups abroad.

Eight killed, 100 injured in Pakistan clashes

Islamabad : At least eight people have been killed and over 100 injured in the clashes between police and protesters in Pakistan as the protesters marched towards the prime minister's house.

The Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) chief Tahir ul Qadri, the co-organiser of the protest, said his party's seven workers were killed and 75 others injured, while Imaran Khan, chairman of the Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI), said one of his workers was killed in clashes, Xinhua reported.

32 militants killed in Pakistan air strike

Islamabad : At least 32 suspected militants were killed and three hideouts were destroyed in air raids conducted by Pakistani army in North Waziristan, media reported Saturday.

"During the fighting, 23 explosive laden vehicles and four ammunition dumps were also destroyed early in the morning," Dawn online reported citing the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).

These claims, however, could not be independently verified as journalists have limited access to the area.

PTI, MQM to observe mourning day

Islamabad : Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) have announced to observe a day of mourning Sunday following the clashes between protesters and law enforcers in Islamabad, media reported.

Dozens of people sustained injuries, including women and policemen, when protesters of the PTI and the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) marched towards the prime minister's house, leading to a clash with law enforcers, Geo News reported.

Imran Khan again demands Sharif's resignation

Islamabad:Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan Saturday reiterated his demand that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif step down until the judicial commission completes its probe into the alleged rigging during the 2013 general elections.

"The prime minister should sit out for one month until the rigging probe is complete. Resign till the investigation and if cleared return," Geo News quoted Imran Khan as saying.

The cricketer-turned-politician also said that Sharif lied on the floor of the National Assembly about who had asked the army to mediate.

Protests hampering Pakistan's progress: Nawaz Sharif

Lahore: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Saturday said the sit-in and protests hindered the progress of the country and he accepted the legitimate demands of the protesters, Geo News reported.

In an interview, Sharif said the people's mandate cannot be sabotaged by a few thousand people and expressed surprise over Pakistan Awami Tehreek leader Tahir-ul Qadri's stand as most of his demands had been accepted by the government.

The prime minister said the National Assembly has already approved a resolution to protect democracy and will not let any anti-democracy scheme flourish.

Wedding wear in India gets new offerings from Pakistan

New Delhi: If you're shopping for your wedding trousseau, don't miss 'Wedding Collection: A journey of Pakistan from Pret to Couture', a range of innovative and detailed ensembles from across the border, available at PFDC - The Boulevard, a high-end store located here.

PFDC stands for Pakistan Fashion Design Council, which facilitates exchange of fashion between the two countries. Its store, in South Extension here, retails designer wear from Pakistan.

Petition filed to disqualify Pakistan PM

Lahore: A petition was filed in the Lahore High Court Saturday seeking to disqualify Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for lying in his speech to parliament.

The application was filed by advocate Gauhar Nawaz who is a senior president of the Insaf Lawyers Forum, Dawn online reported.

The petition stated that Nawaz Sharif had lied to the nation on the issue of arbitration by the army.

Bangladesh seeks to supply rice to northeast India: Tripura minister

By Sujit Chakraborty ,

Agartala: In one more sign of warming cross-border ties, Bangladesh says it is keen to supply rice to food-deficient northeastern states and can allow all its ports, in "mutual interest", to ferry goods bound for the region, a Tripura minister has said, quoting the Bangladeshi prime minister.

"Madam Hasina has proposed to supply rice to Tripura and other northeastern states if required," Tripura Industries and Commerce minister Tapan Chakraborty told IANS, referring to the assurance of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.