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Female Afghan MP shot in Kabul

KABUL: A female member of Afghanistan’s parliament was recovering in hospital Wednesday after being shot the previous night, officials and her sister said. The interior ministry said Mariam Koofi, a member of parliament from the northeastern province of Takhar, was shot in Kabul by a member of the security forces following an argument. It said police…

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TTP say they will not extend ceasefire, but will continue talks

ISLAMABAD: The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on Wednesday said that they would not be extending the ceasefire, the group’s spokesperson Shahidullah Shahid said. The reason for this, they claim, is the lack of progress from the government’s side regarding the Taliban’s demands. The central council of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan will not be extending the ceasefire, the TTP spokesman…

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Karachi gets second female SHO

KARACHI: The police authorities on Tuesday appointed one more policewoman a station house officer as part of a move to create ‘gender balance’ in the the law-enforcement agency. Karachi East DIG Munir Ahmed Shaikh told Dawn that police inspector Zaibunnisa has been appointed Bahadurabad SHO in district east. Previously, sub-inspector Ghazala Syed had been appointed…