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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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PML-N looted country whenever it came to power, claims Zardari PML-N looted country whenever it came to power, claims Zardari
Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari has lashed out at the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government, saying Nawaz Sharif’s party “looted” the country whenever it came to power. “The Pakistan People Party [government] provided job opportunities to the people instead of snatching employments from them while the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government ‘looted’ th...
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Pakistan offered US joint operation against Haqqanis: Khawaja Asif Pakistan offered US joint operation against Haqqanis: Khawaja Asif
While the United States continues to suspect Pakistan’s fight against terrorists, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif says that Islamabad has offered Washington an in-sync operation against the Haqqani network. US President Donald Trump, while unveiling his strategy for Afghanistan in August, pilloried Pakistan for harbouring “agents of chaos” and the “very enemy US forces have fighting in Afghanista...
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Pakistan is no longer dependent on the US: PM Abbasi. Pakistan is no longer dependent on the US: PM Abbasi.
Pakistan is no longer dependent on the United States to meet its military and other requirements, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said. “If one source dries up, we have no option but to go to another source. It may cost more, it may consume more resources, but we have to fight that war, and that’s what we emphasised to all the people that we met,” PM Abbasi told Arab News in his first i...
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NA passes bill to restore word ‘oath’ instead of ‘declaration’ about Khatm-e-Nabuwwat. NA passes bill to restore word ‘oath’ instead of ‘declaration’ about Khatm-e-Nabuwwat.
The National Assembly has unanimously passed the Elections (Amendment) Bill 2017 aimed at restoring the word ‘Oath’ instead of ‘Declaration’ in the nomination paper about Khatm-e-Nabuwwat – the finality of the Prophethood of Hazrat Muhammad (pbuh) – as mentioned in the recently passed Election Bill 2017. Minister for Law and Justice Zahid Hamid moved the bill in the lower house of parliament wh...
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Govt to amend Election Act 2017 to bring back Khatm-e-Nabuwwat oath Govt to amend Election Act 2017 to bring back Khatm-e-Nabuwwat oath
National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq has said the government will revert back to the original Khatm-e-Nabuwwat clause that had mistakenly been omitted in the recently passed electoral forms law. “We will amend Election Act 2017 and replace the clauses related to nomination papers in the original form,” the speaker told reporters in Islamabad on Wednesday. Lawmakers pointed out that, earlier,...
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Nawaz Sharif re-elected PML-N president Nawaz Sharif re-elected PML-N president
Deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif was re-elected on Tuesday as president of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N). According to Express News, Nawaz was elected as the party leader unopposed as no one filed nomination papers for the candidacy against him in the intra-party elections. The development came a day after President Mamnoon Hussain signed a controversial election bill, a...
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Processions, majalis for 10th of Muharram conclude peacefully across country. Processions, majalis for 10th of Muharram conclude peacefully across country.
Processions and majalis across the country for the 10th of Muharram to commemorate the sacrifices of Imam Hussain (RA) and his family concluded peacefully across the country. Cellular services, which remained suspended in different cities during the last three days, were restored. In Karachi, the key procession began from Nishter Park and culminated at Irania Hussainia Imambargah. In Rawa...
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COAS to students: Beware of anti-state propaganda COAS to students: Beware of anti-state propaganda
RAWALPINDI: Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has called upon Balochistan students to not pay heed to anti-state propaganda being engineered by anti-state elements from abroad with the support of hostile foreign agencies. Some Baloch separatists living in self-exile in European countries are stoking violence in Balochistan through their proscribed terrorist groups. They are also poisoning ...
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Accountability court indicts Ishaq Dar in graft case Accountability court indicts Ishaq Dar in graft case
Finance Minister Ishaq Dar pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to owning assets beyond his means, an official from the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz said, amid a corruption investigation into former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. The Supreme Court in July disqualified Nawaz for not declaring a small source of income and ordered an investigation of the ruling family and Dar. “Dar told the cou...
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