11 policemen taken hostage by TLP released after first round of talks with Punjab govt: Sheikh Rashid

Supporters of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) party throw stones towards riot policemen in Islamabad on April 13, 2021. (AFP)
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Updated 19 April 2021

11 policemen taken hostage by TLP released after first round of talks with Punjab govt: Sheikh Rashid

April 19: Dawn report by Imran Gabol states that Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid in the early hours of Monday announced that after the first round of talks with the recently proscribed Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP), 11 policemen who were taken hostage in Lahore have been released.

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No hugs, handshakes after Eid prayers: NCOC

Updated 12 May 2021

No hugs, handshakes after Eid prayers: NCOC

May 12: The Nation report by Tahir Niaz states that the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) Tuesday approved strict guidelines and safety protocols for holding Eid-ul-Fitr prayers across the country.

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PM lauds FO for doing ‘excellent job’, regrets bashing diplomats in public

Updated 12 May 2021

PM lauds FO for doing ‘excellent job’, regrets bashing diplomats in public

May 12: The Express Tribune report by Kamran Yousaf states that Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday praised the Foreign Office and the country's missions abroad for doing "excellent job" on the diplomatic front while conceding that his address to the envoys should not have gone live.

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Imran retracts criticism of foreign service officers

Updated 12 May 2021

Imran retracts criticism of foreign service officers

May 12: Dawn report by Baqir Sajjad Syed states that Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday walked back his criticism of the performance of the foreign service officers, saying they are doing a great job.

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Gen. Carter facilitates Ghani-Bajwa meeting

Updated 12 May 2021

Gen. Carter facilitates Ghani-Bajwa meeting

May 12: Pajhwok Afghan News states that the British military chief has played a crucial role in arranging a meeting between President Ashraf Ghani and heads of the Pakistan army spy service, reports a leading UK newspaper.

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Afghanistan, China, Pakistan Sign Cultural Cooperation Agreements

Updated 12 May 2021

Afghanistan, China, Pakistan Sign Cultural Cooperation Agreements

May 12: Tolo News states that Afghanistan, China and Pakistan signed the first Asian bilateral cooperation agreements on Asian Cultural Heritage Protection during an online workshop on Tuesday.

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