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Former PM Shaukat Aziz, ex-NICL chief Ayaz Khan Niazi named in Paradise Papers Former PM Shaukat Aziz, ex-NICL chief Ayaz Khan Niazi named in Paradise Papers
At least two Pakistanis have been named in the Paradise papers – former prime minister Shaukat Aziz and former National Insurance Corporation Limited (NICL) chairperson Ayaz Khan Niazi. Aziz is linked with Antarctic Trust, which was set up by the former premier and includes his wife, children, and granddaughter as beneficiaries. Aziz had set up the trust in the US state of Delaware before be...
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PML-N huddle discusses strategy to counter 'groupings' within party PML-N huddle discusses strategy to counter 'groupings' within party
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif met senior party leaders on Saturday to discuss a strategy for countering groupings within the party, Express News reported. In a meeting with National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique and Chaudhry Muneer at his Jati Umra residence, Nawaz expressed concerns over reports of groupings within the part...
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Quaid’s daughter Dina passes away in New York. Quaid’s daughter Dina passes away in New York.
NEW DELHI / NEW YORK: Dina Wadia, the estranged daughter of Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, passed away at her home in New York on Thursday. She was 98. She is survived by her son and chairman of the Wadia group Nusli N. Wadia, daughter Diana N. Wadia, and great grandsons Ness and Jeh Wadia, a spokesperson for the Wadia group of companies said in a statement. There was no official comment ...
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Gen Qamar to visit Iran in balancing act. Gen Qamar to visit Iran in balancing act.
Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa is expected to visit Tehran in coming days as part of Pakistan’s efforts to ensure a delicate balance in its ties with Saudi Arabia and Iran. Ahead of the crucial visit, Iran’s Ambassador Medhi Honardoost visited the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi on Tuesday to meet the army chief. “Focus of the discussion remained on regional security, Pak-Iran borde...
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Pakistan Army shoots down Indian quadcopter along LoC. Pakistan Army shoots down Indian quadcopter along LoC.
Pakistan Army on Friday said it had shot down an Indian quadcopter after it intruded Pakistani territory near Rakchikri sector along the Line of Control (LoC). “Indian quadcopter spying across LoC in Rakhchikri sector shot down by Pakistan Army shooters,” the Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) tweeted. “Wreckage held.” In 2015, the army had claimed of shooting down an al...
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Shehbaz mocks Imran over bus project Shehbaz mocks Imran over bus project
LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif continued his tirade against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan on Sunday for launching a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project in Peshawar despite criticising similar initiatives being pursued in Lahore. Through a verse quoted by the Chief Minister Office that was apparently directed towards Khan, the CM accused the PTI chief of following in his ...
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Nawaz speaks out against 'social media crackdown, suppression of dissent'. Nawaz speaks out against 'social media crackdown, suppression of dissent'.
In the wake of reports that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supporters are being arrested for their social media posts, party chief Nawaz Sharif condemned the “suppression of dissent”. “Everybody has the right to express their opinion or have disagreements as long as they’re not violating the country’s law,” the former PM, who is in London, said in a statement on Saturday. “Curbing soci...
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Ishaq Dar wins kudos over ‘economic turnaround’. Ishaq Dar wins kudos over ‘economic turnaround’.
The federal cabinet on Wednesday, which met under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, strongly condemned unprovoked firing by the Indian security forces across the Line of Control (LoC), wounding innocent civilians including women and children. The cabinet prayed for swift recovery of the injured. According to a statement issued by the PM Office, the cabinet expressed ‘d...
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PM, his top men brief Gen Bajwa on economy PM, his top men brief Gen Bajwa on economy
The civilian top brass on Tuesday briefed Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on the state of the economy to address the military’s concerns over “sky-high debts” and “growing external imbalances”. The army chief was also given a briefing on the “real picture” of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and its intended benefits for the country, according to officials privy to ...
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Dar steps in to end tiff on economy Dar steps in to end tiff on economy
In a bid to suppress the ongoing controversy between the civilian government and the establishment over the country’s economic condition, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has directed the Finance Division to proactively work with the World Bank (WB) to ensure correct reporting of economic data. Recently, the WB published a report stating that Pakistan’s gross external financing needs stood at $31 bil...
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