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Pakistan's anti-narcotics force recovers around 784 kg of drugs

Islamabad, June 14 (UNI) The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) of Pakistan has recovered about 784 kg of narcotics and arrested eight drug traffickers during separate operations in the country, the ANF said in a statement on Friday.
The force raided the airport in the capital city Peshawar of the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and recovered 4.6 kg of Ice and 99 grams of hash from a passenger, the statement said.
An estimated six kg of hash was recovered in two more operations near two universities in the city, the statement added.
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Bangladesh closes down educational institutions indefinitely, protestors call countrywide shutdown Thursday

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Bangladesh PM urges students to trust top court, promises justice

17 Jul 2024 | 10:51 PM

Dhaka, July 17 (UNI) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday urged the protesting students to have faith in the country's judicial system, expressing hope that they would not be disappointed by the Supreme Court's verdict.

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UN expresses concern over Bangladesh quota protests

17 Jul 2024 | 9:54 PM

United Nations, July 17 (UNI) Expressing concern over violence targeted at protestors opposing the quota system for recruitment in the Bangladesh civil services, the United Nations (UN) has iterated that people have a right to demonstrate peacefully and urged the country's government to protect the demnstrators.

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Egypt, German FMs discuss regional crises over phone

17 Jul 2024 | 8:50 PM

Cairo, July 17 (UNI) Egyptian Foreign Minister Badr Abdelatty discussed regional crises with his German counterpart Annalena Baerbock on Wednesday in a phone conversation, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

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Expired medicines, foodstuff destroyed in Afghan

17 Jul 2024 | 8:49 PM

Kabul, July 17 (UNI) Authorities in west Afghanistan's Herat province set on fire 60 tonnes of outdated medicines and foodstuffs on Wednesday, calling on drug stores and shopkeepers to avoid selling expired items, the provincial director for quality checking of medicines and foodstuffs, Sabour Ahmad Khaleqi, said.

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