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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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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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