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Pakistan's largest-ever census kicks off in 63 districts amid tight security Pakistan's largest-ever census kicks off in 63 districts amid tight security
Pakistan’s largest-ever population census kicked off on Wednesday in 63 districts of the country after a delay of 19 years. High security was in place as thousands of enumerators backed by the military began the enormous, politically-charged count. The weeks-long process will deploy a team of more than 300,000 people and involve 55 million forms — as well as a second, separate form distribut...
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Pakistan, Switzerland to sign agreement for bank account information exchange: Dar Pakistan, Switzerland to sign agreement for bank account information exchange: Dar
Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Wednesday told the National Assembly that Pakistan will sign an agreement with Switzerland on exchange of information regarding bank accounts on March 21. "The Swiss government offered to sign such an agreement with Pakistan in the third quarter of the current month that will enable us to exchange information on tax-evaded money," Dar said in a policy statement. ...
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Displaced families of Fata face an uncertain fate in Jalozai camp Displaced families of Fata face an uncertain fate in Jalozai camp
Deep inside Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, on a barren patch of land in the Nowshera district, 12-year-old Rab Nawaz roams a relatively deserted Jalozai camp. Originally from the Khyber Agency, Nawaz has been living here since 2009, when the law and order situation deteriorated in his hometown. Out in front of his torn tent on a warm sunny day, a disheveled Nawaz wanders when he should be sitting in a cla...
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Pakistan Super League final will be held in Lahore, says Sanaullah Pakistan Super League final will be held in Lahore, says Sanaullah
Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah on Monday said the Pakistan Super League (PSL) final will be held in Lahore as scheduled, reported DawnNews. "The announcement to hold the final in Lahore will be made shortly by the Chief Minister Secretariat," said the law minister. He added that preparations have been made to hold the final at the Gaddafi Stadium and final preparations are ongoing at the...
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At least 70 dead as bomb rips through Lal Shahbaz shrine in Sehwan, Sindh At least 70 dead as bomb rips through Lal Shahbaz shrine in Sehwan, Sindh
At least 70 people were killed and more than 150 injured in a suicide attack on the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan on Thursday evening. “So far 70 people have been killed and more than 150 have been wounded,” Inspector General Police Sindh A.D. Khawaja said. “Many of the wounded are in critical condition and they will be shifted to Karachi as soon as navy helicopters and the C-130 ...
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Capt Mobin: a father figure for Lahore’s traffic wardens Capt Mobin: a father figure for Lahore’s traffic wardens
LAHORE: “1-2-5 is out.” Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) retired Captain Ahmad Mobin’s colleagues would use this phrase each time he left the office to patrol the roads of Lahore. Codenamed “1-2-5” by his subordinates, Mr Mobin was respected in the police force for his quick wit and hard work. “When we would get this message on our Wardens WhatsApp group, we knew it was time to be vigilant as the...
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Pakistan only country where terrorism is on the decline: Nisar Pakistan only country where terrorism is on the decline: Nisar
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said that Pakistan is the only country where the terrorism graph has witnessed sharp decline. “I can say with complete responsibility that as of now no terrorist networks exist in Pakistan,” he said while talking to the media in Landhikotal town of Khyber Agency on Wednesday. Pakistan must remain alert for attack by India: Nisar Lauding the former...
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Remains of PK-661 crash victims to be sent for DNA testing
DNA testing will be used to identify the 48 charred victims of the plane crash in the mountainous north of Pakistan, authorities said Thursday, as the country mourned one of the worst aviation disasters in its history. The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight crashed into a hillside after one of its two turboprop engines failed while travelling from the city of Chitral to the capital, a...
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S.Korea's Kia to start assembling cars in Pakistan: local partner
South Korean carmaker Kia Motor Co will start assembling cars in Pakistan, according to a local partner that is planning to invest Rs12 billion ($115 million) to set up a plant and manufacture the Kia vehicles. Karachi-listed Lucky Cement, which is part of the vast conglomerate Yunus Brothers Group, said in a statement on Thursday it planned to set up a new company to start "manufacturing, asse...
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India's negativity at Heart of Asia exposed its 'commitment' to Afghan peace: FO
Foreign Office (FO) Spokesman Nafees Zakaria on Thursday said that India's 'negativity' at the Heart of Asia conference last weekend 'exposed' its claims of 'commitment' to prospects of peace in Afghanistan as it misused a platform meant for promoting peace and stability in the war-torn country, Radio Pakistan reported. Zakaria at a weekly briefing claimed India's poor behaviour with the Pakist...
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