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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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Foreign Office confirms talks between Pakistan, Canada over Aasia Bibi. Foreign Office confirms talks between Pakistan, Canada over Aasia Bibi.
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi discussed Aasia Bibi, recently freed from prison following the overturning of her blasphemy conviction by the Supreme Court, in a phone call with his Canadian counterpart on Monday, Foreign Office (FO) Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal confirmed on Tuesday. "[The] Canadian FM appreciated [the] Supreme Court's courageous decision and [the] Prime Minister's p...
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Parliament, other institutions should stand with the Supreme Court: Bilawal. Parliament, other institutions should stand with the Supreme Court: Bilawal.
Pakistan Peoples Party Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Wednesday urged all the national institutions to stand with the Supreme Court of Pakistan on its decision to acquit Asia Bibi. "The Supreme Court is our national institution. All other institutions, including the National Assembly, should stand with the Supreme Court," he said in a statement. "We cannot run the country from the street...
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Asma Jahangir wins 2018 UN Human Rights Prize. Asma Jahangir wins 2018 UN Human Rights Prize.
Late lawyer and human rights activist Asma Jahangir was announced as one of the four winners of the 2018 United Nations Human Rights Prize on Friday. The announcement was made through the official Twitter account of President of the UN General Assembly Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces. "Today I announced the 2018 winners of the UN Human Rights Prize," the statement said before naming Jahangir an...
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Pakistan has asked UAE to provide deferred payment facility for oil import, says Qureshi. Pakistan has asked UAE to provide deferred payment facility for oil import, says Qureshi.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Friday said Pakistan has asked the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for a deferred payment facility for the import of oil, similar to the one agreed with Saudi Arabia earlier this week. Qureshi said this while addressing a press conference in Islamabad, during which he briefed the media about a meeting earlier in the day between Prime Minister Imran Khan and a...
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CPEC is not a burden on Pakistan's economy: Chinese envoys. CPEC is not a burden on Pakistan's economy: Chinese envoys.
The Chinese ambassador and deputy ambassador to Pakistan on Friday dismissed the notion that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a burden on the Pakistani economy, assuring that the multi-billion-dollar project is of as much benefit to the local economy as it is to the People's Republic. Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Xing, while giving a media briefing in Islamabad, said: "CPEC ...
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Punjab Assembly adopts 43 motions to slash fiscal 2019 budget. Punjab Assembly adopts 43 motions to slash fiscal 2019 budget.
The Punjab Assembly on Thursday adopted 43 motions aimed at slashing the annual provincial budget for fiscal 2018-19 with majority consensus. Since the PML-N did not attend the budgetary sessions in protest against the suspension of its six MPAs, no resolutions for budget cuts from their side could be tabled. As a result, the budget and the finance bill, which could have otherwise taken days...
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