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By Wadood Mushtaq in The News, July 26, 2017
LONDON: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has submitted 688 pages reply to the apex court in the alleged foreign funding case but it has not shown the bank statements related to the donations sent from the UK over fears that questions will be asked about the unexplained amounts landing into PTI’s account.
In the UK’s Companies House, PTI is registered as a limited company (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf UK, PTI UK, Company number 07381036). It’s managed and handled by two sole directors: Shahid Hussain and Mohammad Iqbal …

China »

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Xinhua in Global Times, July 26, 2017
Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for all-out efforts to push forward military reform with the support of the entire nation and the Communist Party of China (CPC).
Xi, also general secretary of the CPC Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), made the remarks Monday afternoon at a group study attended by members of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee.
The group study focused on reform of the military in size, structure, and formation.
Carried out in a bold and resolute …

Bangladesh »

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by Tasneem Khalil in Dhaka Tribune, July 26, 2017 
Sajit Debnath aka Muhammad Saifullah Ozaki, the Japanese-Bangladeshi jihadi and former associate professor of Ritsumeikan University, is most likely the elusive ameer of ISIS in Bangladesh, responsible for a series of jihadi attacks in the country including the July 2016 massacre at the Holey Artisan Bakery.
Information gathered during months of investigation suggest that Ozaki is the individual whose interview was featured in the 14th issue of ISIS’ flagship Dabiq magazine in April 2016. In that interview, Shaykh Abu Ibrahim al-Hanif (Ozaki’s …

Bangladesh »

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Report in bdnews24.com, July 25, 2017 at 21:19:08.0 BdST
The BNP has threatened to launch a movement if the government does not start a dialogue to make sure the next election is “participatory”.
“We prefer to sit for talks over any movement,” said BNP vice-chairman Shamsuzzaman Dudu addressing a human chain demonstration in Dhaka on Tuesday.
“We will be forced to start a movement if the government, instead of starting talks, continues to suppress leaders of the opposition.”
He criticised politicians of the ruling Awami League, who he said, have been spreading lies about …

Bangladesh, Featured »

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 by Nuruzzaman Labu in Dhaka Tribune, July 26, 2017
Empty bullet shells lying around after the raid in Kallyanpur “Operation Storm 26” was conducted on July 27 last year. The was the first known operation to hunt down Islamic militants across the country after the Holey Artisan attack which claimed 23 lives Courtesy of DMP
Bangladeshi law enforcement has been insistent that there is no link at all. Their view is that home-grown terrorists are responsible for all the attacks and targeted killings in Bangladesh.
Is the Bangladeshi terrorist group identified by law …

CPEC, Featured, PAK-CHINA TIES »

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By Qadeer Tanoli in The Express Tribune, July 26, 2017
ISLAMABAD: In light of the report of Joint Investigation Team (JIT) – formed to probe abduction of two Chinese nationals in Quetta – Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has approved cancelling visas issued to foreign nationals associated with ARK Infotech Company.
In May, a group of Chinese citizens, including the two abducted ones, obtained business visas from Pakistan Embassy in Beijing and entered Pakistan to work with ARK Infotech, but instead of conducting business, they went to Quetta for preaching, according …

Af -Pak Scene, Headline »

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By Mark Landler & James Risen in The NY Times online July 25, 2017
WASHINGTON — President Trump, searching for a reason to keep the United States in Afghanistan after 16 years of war, has latched on to a prospect that tantalized previous administrations: Afghanistan’s vast mineral wealth, which his advisers and Afghan officials have told him could be profitably extracted by Western companies.
Mr. Trump has discussed the country’s mineral deposits with President Ashraf Ghani, who promoted mining as an economic opportunity in one of their first conversations. Mr. Trump, who …