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Govt announces four-day Eid holidays Govt announces four-day Eid holidays
The Ministry of Interior on Friday announced a four-day holiday on the occasion of Eidul Fitr. According to a notification issued by the ministry, the holidays will start from June 15 (Friday) and run until June 18 (Monday). Eidul Fitr marks the culmination of the holy month of Ramazan, during which Muslims all over the world observe 30 days of fasting. Eidul Fitr is likely to be on June ...
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Shah Mehmood Qureshi responds to Nawaz's allegation on PTI sit-in Shah Mehmood Qureshi responds to Nawaz's allegation on PTI sit-in
The National Assembly hall on Thursday echoed doubts over claims made by ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif pertaining to the sit-in staged by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in 2014. Addressing the 56th Parliament session, PTI vice-chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi said Nawaz claimed he was disqualified because of the treason case against General (retd) Pervez Musharraf yet it was his interior ...
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Pakistan Media Blackout of Ethnic Pashtun Rally Triggers Outrage. Pakistan Media Blackout of Ethnic Pashtun Rally Triggers Outrage.
Television stations in Pakistan are under fire for their continued black out of peaceful rallies by an ethnic Pashtun movement against extra judicial killings and enforced disappearances of Pashtuns, particularly those living in the volatile tribal areas bordering Afghanistan. The Pashtun Tahafuz (Protection) Movement organized its latest rally this week in the northwestern city of Peshawar, wi...
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From elite consumption to popular opinion: framing of the US drone program in Pakistani newspapers. From elite consumption to popular opinion: framing of the US drone program in Pakistani newspapers.
The United States has conducted armed drone strikes in Pakistan since 2004. While there has been some recent work on Pakistani public opinion about drones, there is very little research on how Pakistan’s media characterize the US drone program. This is an important gap in understanding the determinants of Pakistani popular perceptions of this program. Decades of research has shown that “news fr...
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Pakistan, China Working Out Ways To Counter CPEC Bottlenecks. Pakistan, China Working Out Ways To Counter CPEC Bottlenecks.
ISLAMABAD: In the wake of emerging bottlenecks for finalising financing mechanism of multibillion dollars projects going to be included into China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), both the countries are striving to come up with new mechanism for ensuring completion of projects without any delays. From Pakistani prospective, there has been increased recognition that the financing agreements sh...
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Pakistan Day being celebrated today. Pakistan Day being celebrated today.
ISLAMABAD (Muslim Times) – The 78th Pakistan Day is being celebrated today (Friday) with traditional zeal and enthusiasm to mark the passage of the Lahore Resolution that led to the creation of a separate homeland for the Muslims of South Asia in 1947. The historic resolution, known as the Pakistan Resolution, was approved on March 23, 1940. Special ‘dua’ ceremonies organised at the mosques aft...
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Those seeking judicial martial law should be tried for treason. Those seeking judicial martial law should be tried for treason.
Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Khursheed Shah said on Thursday that only those who want a martial law are asking for a “judicial martial law” to be imposed in the country. On Wednesday, Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rasheed urged Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar to impose a 90-day-long “judicial martial law” in the run-up to forthcoming general elections. ...
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Pakistan Committed To Saarc Objectives: PM. Pakistan Committed To Saarc Objectives: PM.
KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday said Pakistan attached great importance to the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) and remained committed to its objectives. In a speech during his visit to the Saarc Secretariat here to plant a tree, Abbasi said Pakistan had always strived to make Saarc a vibrant vehicle for regional cooperation based on the princip...
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Pakistan elects first female Dalit senator – Pakistan. Pakistan elects first female Dalit senator – Pakistan.
The surprise victory of opposition candidate Krishna Kumari Kohli in the Senate election stirred a wave of optimism on social media, as Pakistanis celebrated the rare success for a woman from a marginalised community. Photo: AFP (AFP) – Pakistan elected its first female senator from the lowest Dalit caste in weekend polls which also saw the ruling party strengthen its hand ahead of a general e...
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Pakistan scrambles to avoid terror financing watch list. Pakistan scrambles to avoid terror financing watch list.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Pakistan is scrambling to steer clear of a global watch list for terrorism financing, the latest U.S. pressure tactic to get its difficult ally to crack down on militants crossing the border to fight in Afghanistan. The Trump administration already has suspended security money to Pakistan and imposed sanctions on Pakistan-linked militants. Its latest campaign, backed by severa...
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