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More information still possible from Ehsan, Senate panel told More information still possible from Ehsan, Senate panel told
ISLAMABAD: A senior official of the defence ministry told a Senate committee on Monday that more information could be extracted from the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan’s (TTP) former spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan. Additional Secretary retired Rear Admiral Faisal Lodhi, while briefing the Senate Standing Committee on Interior, referred to the revelation made by Ehsan that the militant group Jama...
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Order in deputy NAB chief’s case reserved Order in deputy NAB chief’s case reserved
ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday reserved order in a petition filed by former Nadra chairman seeking abolition of a corruption case. Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui reserved verdict after the petitioner as well as the state counsel concluded their arguments. The former Nadra chairman, Imtiaz Tajwar, who was working as deputy chairman NAB alleged in the petition that he was b...
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CDA yet to reclaim 23 nursery plots with expired leases CDA yet to reclaim 23 nursery plots with expired leases
ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) is yet to secure the possession of 23 nursery plots in a private nursery scheme on Park Road, Chak Shahzad, six years after it cancelled the lease for them. Sources in the CDA say officials of the civic authority are deliberately not taking action against the operators of the nurseries and have even helped them obtain stay orders from various c...
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Suspect in CSS paper leak case sent to jail Suspect in CSS paper leak case sent to jail
ISLAMABAD: A local court on Thursday sent an accused to the Adiala Jail on a 14-day judicial remand for leaking a fake question paper of the Central Superior Services (CSS) examination 2017. Mohammad Arif Khan allegedly uploaded the question paper on Facebook with a fictitious name. The court directed the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to submit a complete challan of the case within 14 d...
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Former adviser to Sindh CM kidnapped Former adviser to Sindh CM kidnapped
ISLAMABAD: A former adviser to the Sindh chief minister was abducted from his home on Wednesday, the police said. Nawab Ali Laghari was picked up by a group of people during the early hours of Wednesday. The police have registered a kidnapping case against unidentified persons after a complaint was lodged by the victim’s brother, Ramzan Laghari. Ramzan Laghari said a group of men had come to...
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Villager booked for plane crash ‘hoax’ Villager booked for plane crash ‘hoax’
RAWALPINDI: Police have registered a case against a villager who called emergency services Rescue 1122 about a plane crash near Kallar Syedan on Wednesday night, which led to a hectic search for the plane’s debris and caused losses to the rescue service’s resources and vehicles. The call, made by an individual at 7:54pm on Wednesday was revealed to be a hoax after a team of police personnel led...
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$200m World Bank loan for renewable energy project $200m World Bank loan for renewable energy project
ISLAMABAD: The World Bank has initiated the process to approve a credit of $200 million for increasing the installed generation capacity of renewable energy and enhance its development in Pakistan. The project, which will cost $300m, will also receive a loan of $100m from the Green Climate Fund. Renewable energy generation in Pakistan falls far short of realising its potential despite the co...
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Nearly 100 guest houses still operating in residences Nearly 100 guest houses still operating in residences
ISLAMABAD: Nearly a hundred guest houses are still operating in the capital’s residential areas, despite a ban on the nonconforming use of residential properties. The Supreme Court ordered an end to all business activities in residential properties two years ago, after which the Capital Development Authority (CDA) closed down nearly a thousand clinics, media houses, offices and guest houses, mo...
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Action against ‘blasphemous’ websites sought Action against ‘blasphemous’ websites sought
SLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court on Monday sought a reply from the secretaries of the ministries of interior, information technology, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on a petition seeking a crackdown on alleged blasphemous websites. Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui directed the respondents to file the reply by March 7. He also ordered ...
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Senate asked not to pass ‘ineffective’ anti-smoking amendment Senate asked not to pass ‘ineffective’ anti-smoking amendment
WHATSAPP 1 COMMENT EMAIL PRINT ISLAMABAD: A draft bill tabled last year that would ban tobacco product advertisements, even by tobacco retailers inside shops, will be laid before the Senate on Monday. However, civil society representatives who helped draft the bill have asked the upper house to reject it, arguing that it lost its effectiveness after input from the tobacco industry. They ha...
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