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MQM leader, two others arrested in Dr Asim terror facilitation case

Updated: Jul 19, 2016 17:22 IST      
MQM leader, two others arrested in Dr Asim terror facilitation case

Islamabad, July 19 (ANI): Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Wasim Akhtar and two others have been taken into custody in a terror facilitation case after an anti-terrorism court (ATC) rejected their interim bail on Tuesday.

Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) president Anis Qaimkhani and MQM leader Rauf Siddiqui are among those arrested while Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Qadir Patel managed to flee the court premises following the orders of his arrest, reports the Express Tribune.

Declaring his arrest 'unconstitutional and unlawful,' Akhtar said he was being politically victimized and vowed to file a formal appeal in the Sindh High Court against the decision.

"Even our lawyers are not being allowed to step outside the ATC and file a formal appeal in the high court," said Akhtar.

A close aide of former Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari, and ex-petroleum minister Dr Asim Hussain is already in custody in the case relating to providing medical treatment and shelter to terrorists and criminals belonging to banned terror outfits, at his family-owned hospitals in Karachi, on the behest of MQM leaders Abdul Rauf Siddiqui, Wasim Akhtar, Anis Qaimkhani and Saleem Shahzad and Pakistan Peoples Party leader Qadir Patel.

Last month, the ATC had rejected plea for Asim's bail in the terror facilitation case. (ANI)

Suspicious package found near White House cleared

Updated: Jun 27, 2017 09:03 IST     

Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 27 (ANI): A suspicious package that was found near Pennsylvania Avenue close to White House, just two blocks away from the place where Prime Minister Narendra Modi was staying, was cleared by the Secret Service agents.

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Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 27 (ANI): India appreciated the United States designation of the Hizb-ul-Mujahideen leader Syed Salahuddinas a Specially Designated Global Terrorist as evidence of the commitment of the United States to end terror in all its forms, a joint statement issued by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Donald, following delegation-level talks, said.

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India, U.S. vow to bring stability to Indo-Pacific region

Updated: Jun 27, 2017 08:38 IST     

Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 27 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Modi, as responsible stewards in the Indo-Pacific region, agreed that a close partnership between the United States and India is central to peace and stability in the region, a joint statement issued by the two leaders, following delegation-level talks, said.

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U.S. to declare China among worst human trafficking offenders

Updated: Jun 27, 2017 08:37 IST     

London [U.K.], June 27 (ANI): The tension between the United States and China is likely to aggravate as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is set to declare Beijing as among the world's worst offenders in human trafficking and labour.

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India, U.S. to work together on advanced defence equipment

Updated: Jun 27, 2017 08:13 IST     

Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 27 (ANI): The United States and India look forward to working together on advanced defence equipment and technology at a level commensurate with that of the closest allies and partners of the U.S., a joint statement issued by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Donald, following delegation-level talks, said.

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Islamabad [Pakistan], June 27 (ANI): Poverty statistics of Pakistan for fiscal 2014-15 appear to suggest that at least seventy (70) percent of the country acts as an ideal breeding ground for militants and jihadis.

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PM Modi, Trump called on Pak to curb terrorism: MEA

Updated: Jun 27, 2017 07:04 IST     

Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 27 (ANI): The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has said that terrorism and counter-terrorism ruled the discussions between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and United States President Donald Trump even as they called on Pakistan to ensure that its territory is not used to launch terror attacks on other countries.

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Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 27 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump gave Indian Prime Minister a guided tour of his residence quarters in the White House, including Lincoln bedroom and showed him a copy of the famous Gettysburg address of the 16th President of the United States of America and the desk on which he wrote it, on Monday.

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Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 27 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid special emphasis on the growing camaraderie between India and the United States even as he addressed the media jointly with U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House here on Monday.

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Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 27 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump stressed on eliminating and destroying radical Islamic terrorism even as he addressed the press, along with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at the White House here on Monday.

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Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 27 (ANI): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on the second day of visit to the United States, sat down for delegation-level talks with U.S. President Donald Trump in the Cabinet Room at the White House here.

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Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 27 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi was grateful to United States President Donald Trump as he, along with the First Lady, Melania, rendered a warm and grand welcome to the Indian Head of State.

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Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 27 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump extended a warm welcome to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi even as he, along with First Lady Melania, received him at the White House on Monday.

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Trump, Melania receive PM Modi at White House

Updated: Jun 27, 2017 01:42 IST     

Washington D.C. [USA], June 27 (ANI): U.S. President Donald Trump along with First Lady Melania received Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House on Monday.

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Al-Qaeda releases Swedish hostage held in Mali since 2011

Updated: Jun 27, 2017 01:40 IST     

Stockholm [Sweden], June 27 (ANI): Johan Gustafsson, a Swedish national who was held hostage by al-Qaeda in Mali since 2011, has been released.

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Washington DC [United States] June 27 (ANI): Pakistan is the United States' 'frenemy' and not an ally in war on terror, said a United States security expert on Monday.

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Washington D.C. [USA], June 27 (ANI): Washington's decision to designate Hizbul Mujahideen Chief Syed Salahuddin as a global terrorist shows that the United Sates recognises that India is a victim of terrorism, said a senior political scientist here.

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Washington D.C. [USA], June 26 (ANI): Speaking ahead of the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Donald Trump here on Monday, former Pakistan ambassador to Washington Hussain Haqqani expressed hope that with closer India-U.S. ties, Islamabad would also change its policies towards terror groups.

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New Delhi [India], June 26 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his meeting with Secretary of State United States of America Rex W. Tillerson and Secretary of Defence Corps General James Mattis discussed ways to counter terrorism effectively.

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Washington D.C. [USA], June 26 (ANI): India on Monday welcomed Washington's decision to designate Hizbul Chief Mohammad Yusuf Shah, also known as Syed Salahuddin, as a 'Specially Designated Global Terrorist.'

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