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Major among 4 Pakistan Army personnel martyred during operation in Lower Dir Major among 4 Pakistan Army personnel martyred during operation in Lower Dir
Four personnel of the Pakistan Army, including a major, lost their lives while attempting to foil a terrorist attack in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Lower Dir district in the early hours of Wednesday, said an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release. Major Ali Salman, who belonged to an intelligence agency, along with his team carried out an intelligence-based operation (IBO) against a terr...
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Opposition parties fail to reach consensus on joint candidate for PM's office Opposition parties fail to reach consensus on joint candidate for PM's office
A meeting between the opposition members on Monday ended without the parties' consensus on a single candidate for the prime minister's post. In the wake of Nawaz Sharif's disqualification in the Panamagate case, President Mamnoon Hussain had called a session of the National Assembly (NA) tomorrow [August 1] for the election of a prime minister. The PML-N's nominee, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, who ...
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CM Sindh criticises NAB ordinance, vows to stand by accountability bill CM Sindh criticises NAB ordinance, vows to stand by accountability bill
A visibly irritated Murad Ali Shah criticised the National Accountability Ordinance (NAO) 1999 in his Sindh Assembly speech on Wednesday, vowing to press for the bill repealing the ordinance. Earlier in the Sindh Assembly, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (Pakistan) lawmaker Faisal Subzwari had questioned the provincial government's "mala fide" intention in passing the NAB Repeal Bill which, in his vie...
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We asked the creator of Calibri to weigh in on the JIT debate We asked the creator of Calibri to weigh in on the JIT debate
The joint investigation team (JIT) investigating the ruling Sharif family's financial history may have found many 'anomalies' in the respondents' statements; but none quite captured the public imagination like the fact that key documents submitted by Maryam Nawaz were found to be 'faked' — given away by their use of the Calibri font. Reached out to Lucas de Groot, the designer credited with cre...
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Two foreign climbers missing on 'Killer Mountain' presumed dead Two foreign climbers missing on 'Killer Mountain' presumed dead
Two climbers missing on the treacherous Nanga Parbat are now presumed dead and the rescue operation has been called off, officials said Saturday. The two climbers, Alberto Zerain, a Spanish alpinist, and Mariano Galvan, an Argentinian national, went missing while attempting to summit the 8,125-metre peak, notoriously known as “Killer Mountain”. “The search and rescue operation for the two mi...
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Middle East crisis: PM, COAS off to Saudi for one-day visit Middle East crisis: PM, COAS off to Saudi for one-day visit
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Bajwa on Monday left for Saudi Arabia on a day-long visit in the backdrop of a deepening diplomatic rift in the Middle East. The PM and COAS are accompanied by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Adviser to the PM on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz and other senior officials, according to the Press Information Department. The delegatio...
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At least 35 students injured in Quaid-i-Azam University clash At least 35 students injured in Quaid-i-Azam University clash
Two students groups at Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) clashed on Saturday, at least leaving 35 students injured, said officials. Police, called in by the university administration, resorted to teargas shelling and baton charge to disperse the enraged students. However, police personnel failed to bring the situation under control, prompting the authorities to involve Rangers personnel. Inju...
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Iran warns will hit 'militant safe havens' inside Pakistan Iran warns will hit 'militant safe havens' inside Pakistan
The head of the Iranian armed forces warned Islamabad on Monday that Tehran would hit bases inside Pakistan if the government does not confront militants who carry out cross-border attacks. Ten Iranian border guards were killed by militants last month. Iran said Jaish-al-Adl, a militant group, had shot the guards with long-range guns, fired from inside Pakistan. The border area has long been...
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ECP takes notice of prevention of women voters from participating in Chakwal by-polls ECP takes notice of prevention of women voters from participating in Chakwal by-polls
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday took suo motu notice of the alleged barring of women voters in a recently held by-poll held in Chakwal. The ECP took notice of the matter after receiving a letter from a returning officer who supervised the by-polls in PP-23 Chakwal on April 18 stating that women had not cast their votes at six polling stations. Shahryar Awan from the ruli...
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Capital market: hope and fear Capital market: hope and fear
When investors in the Pakistan stock market — which stood out as ‘the best performing market in Asia in 2016’ — waltzed into 2017, they had little knowledge of what lay ahead. Jubilant stock pundits were predicting an upsurge of another 6,000 points in the benchmark KSE-100 index in 2017. But that was not to be. Ironically, the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) which had provided investors with ...
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