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Fawad Chaudhry forms committee to 'resolve moonsighting controversy. Fawad Chaudhry forms committee to 'resolve moonsighting controversy.
Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Tuesday announced the constitution of a scientific committee to "resolve [the] [moonsighting controversy]1" that rears its head in the country every year prior to religious festivals. The five-member 'Ministry of Science and Tech Committee' will replace the Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee for the sighting of the moon, Chaudhry had ear...
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Imran Khan among 100 most influential people. Imran Khan among 100 most influential people.
ISLAMABAD: Time magazine has published its list of the ‘100 most influential people’ for the year 2019, naming Prime Minister Imran Khan, Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad, Abu Dhabi’s crown prince Mohamed Bin Zayed and New Zealand’s PM Jacinda Arden on the list. The list primarily comprised five categories which are: Pioneers, Leaders, Artists, Icons and Titans. In the leaders’ category, US Presid...
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Escalation not in anyone's favour: PM Khan addresses joint session of Parliament. Escalation not in anyone's favour: PM Khan addresses joint session of Parliament.
A joint session of Parliament was held on Thursday to discuss rising tension with India in the wake of the Pulwama attack and subsequent airstrikes by both countries. Prime Minister Imran Khan, who was the first to speak, thanked the opposition for standing by the government "at a time when Pakistan is facing an external threat". Talking about the ongoing tensions between Pakistan and India,...
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IED blast kills 44 Indian soldiers in occupied Kashmir: police. IED blast kills 44 Indian soldiers in occupied Kashmir: police.
At least 44 Indian paramilitary soldiers were killed on Thursday in occupied Kashmir in the deadliest attack on security forces since 2002, police said. According to The Hindu, however, paramilitary officials in Srinagar have officially confirmed only 37 deaths so far. The attack, surpassing one in 2016 when 19 soldiers died, saw explosives packed inside a van rip through buses in a convoy o...
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Parts of KP, Punjab jolted by earthquake. Parts of KP, Punjab jolted by earthquake.
Earthquake tremors were felt across many cities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab, DawnNewsTV reported on Tuesday evening. According to an independent scientific organisation, some jolts were also felt in India. A bulletin posted by the National Seismic Monitoring Centre, Islamabad has confirmed that it was a 5.6 magnitude earthquake, which struck at around 9:47pm and had a depth of 40km. ...
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Incident like Sahiwal encounter should not occur again, LHC warns Punjab police chief. Incident like Sahiwal encounter should not occur again, LHC warns Punjab police chief.
The Lahore High Court (LHC) chief justice on Thursday formed a two-judge bench to hear a petition seeking a judicial inquiry into the Sahiwal encounter which resulted in the killing of four people, and asked the Punjab police chief to ensure such an incident does not take place in the province again. On Jan 19, Khalil, a resident of Kot Lakhpat, Lahore, his wife Nabeela, their 13-year-old daugh...
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Federal, provincial govts told to compensate Aasia Bibi protest affectees within a month. Federal, provincial govts told to compensate Aasia Bibi protest affectees within a month.
The Supreme Court on Saturday ordered the federal and provincial governments to compensate within one month the affectees of violent protests held in the wake of the release of Aasia Bibi — a Christian woman previously condemned to death on blasphemy charges. A two-member bench, under Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar's stewardship, was hearing a suo motu case at the Lahore registry. ...
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PM Imran Khan resolves to battle 'four ills' of Pakistan in 2019. PM Imran Khan resolves to battle 'four ills' of Pakistan in 2019.
Prime Minister Imran Khan with the dawn of a new year on Tuesday resolved to battle poverty, illiteracy, injustice and corruption in the country in 2019. In a tweet on Jan 1, the prime minister declared that his government would "wage jihad against the four ills of our country: poverty, illiteracy, injustice and corruption." "InshaAllah 2019 is the beginning of Pakistan's golden era," the pr...
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Deadline extended for Al Azizia, Flagship references yet again on Sharif lawyer's request. Deadline extended for Al Azizia, Flagship references yet again on Sharif lawyer's request.
The Supreme Court on Friday extended till December 24 the deadline for the completion of National Accountability Bureau's (NAB) corruption references against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar granted the extension but only after assailing Sharif's counsel Khawaja Haris for his "repeated requests for more time" and "deliberately prolonging the case". Haris had...
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Dr Shahid Masood arrested from court premises after IHC judge dismisses bail. Dr Shahid Masood arrested from court premises after IHC judge dismisses bail.
Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Friday arrested Dr Shahid Masood from court premises after Islamabad High Court (IHC) judge Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani dismissed his pre-arrest bail, DawnNewsTV reported. Masood, who is accused of being involved in the embezzlement of Rs38 million from state-run broadcaster Pakistan Television, is being shifted to FIA's Zonal office. An Islamabad distr...
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