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Pakistan's defence is impregnable: President Mamnoon Pakistan's defence is impregnable: President Mamnoon
ISLAMABAD: Terming termed the country’s defence impregnable, President Mamnoon Hussain has said that Pakistan’s conventional and nuclear capabilities are meant to ensure global and regional peace. Addressing a ceremony as part of the 77th Pakistan Day as chief guest, the president expressed resolve that the nation will not hesitate in rendering any sacrifice for defence, security, development...
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Facebook should be banned until blasphemous content removed: IHC Facebook should be banned until blasphemous content removed: IHC
ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) Judge Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui on Wednesday revealed that the court would take a decision about whether social media websites in Pakistan, providing a platform to blasphemous content, should be banned or not during the next hearing on March 27. The court, while hearing a case pertaining to the dissemination of blasphemous content through social media...
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PM Nawaz orders Pak-Afghan border to be reopened immediately PM Nawaz orders Pak-Afghan border to be reopened immediately
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ordered on Monday the immediate reopening of the Pak-Afghan border crossings. According to Express News, the premier ordered authorities to reopen the border as a gesture of goodwill. Meanwhile, according to a statement issued by the Prime Minister House, PM expressed hope that “the Afghanistan government will take necessary action to eliminate the re...
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Sharjeel questions NAB inaction to put PM's name in ECL Sharjeel questions NAB inaction to put PM's name in ECL
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Sharjeel Inam Memon on Sunday heavily criticised National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for its lack of “across the board” action against those named in corruption cases. The former information minister in the PPP-led government in Sindh, was released late Saturday night after he was arrested soon after a flight carrying him landed at the Islamabad airpo...
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ATC orders police to produce Farooq Sattar 'at all costs' ATC orders police to produce Farooq Sattar 'at all costs'
An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) ordered the police to produce MQM-Pakistan chief Farooq Sattar and other party leaders on Monday “at all costs”. The development comes a day after Sattar was briefly detained for the hate speech case. In addition to Sattar, party leaders to be produced in the court, implicated in first information reports (FIRs) include Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, Amir Khan and others...
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Security high as first census in 19 years launched Security high as first census in 19 years launched
Pakistan on Wednesday launched its first census in nearly two decades, with security high as thousands of enumerators backed by the military began the enormous, politically-charged count. The weeks-long process, a challenge in a country known for corruption and dysfunction, 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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Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad to bring about lasting peace, stability: COAS Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad to bring about lasting peace, stability: COAS
Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad is aimed at utilising the success of military operations to bring lasting peace, stability and normalcy to the country, Inter-Services Public Relations said. Gen Bajwa underlined the importance and context of the military campaign that commenced in 2007-08 and has now evolved into Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad, while address...
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Pakistan Army inducts Chinese-made mobile air defence system Pakistan Army inducts Chinese-made mobile air defence system
Pakistan Army has inducted Low to Medium Altitude Air Defence System (LOMADS) to its air defence fleet, aiming to further boost the response capability of the country, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement on Sunday. “LY-80 is a Chinese mobile air defence system, capable of tracking and destroying variety of aerial targets at longer ranges flying at low and medium altit...
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5 TTP terrorists executed in Kohat 5 TTP terrorists executed in Kohat
Five hardcore terrorists, all of them being active members of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), were executed in district jail Kohat on Wednesday. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the militants, tried by military courts, admitted their crimes. The military courts were set up through the 21st constitutional amendment after the 2014 Peshawar attack, which left over 150 ...
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IHC directs authorities to block all social media if necessary IHC directs authorities to block all social media if necessary
ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday ordered Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan to eliminate access to blasphemous content on social media, even if it means blocking all access to social media platforms. Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui, while ordering the interior minister to appear in person before the court on Wednesday (today) in the case pertaining to blasphemous page...
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