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Objections overruled: SC emphatically rules out change in JIT makeup Objections overruled: SC emphatically rules out change in JIT makeup
In an embarrassing blow to the Sharif family, the top court on Monday threw out the objections raised by Hussain Nawaz over two members of a team investigating the offshore financial assets of the ruling family. “The Supreme Court will not remove any member of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) on the basis of mere suspicions,” observed Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, the head of a three-judge special...
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Pakistan re-opens Chaman border crossing on 'humanitarian grounds' Pakistan re-opens Chaman border crossing on 'humanitarian grounds'
Pakistan, on Saturday, opened the Friendship (FS) gate in Chaman on humanitarian grounds for Ramazan, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement. The gate was opened at the request of the Afghan authorities. “Since the Chaman incident, Pakistan has its area under effective control having pushed back Afghan Border police troops.” “It has been agreed upon by Pakistan author...
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Nisar orders PTA to ensure 'sacred' institutions not being maligned on social media Nisar orders PTA to ensure 'sacred' institutions not being maligned on social media
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali directed the chairman of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Wednesday to ensure that social media was being used for healthy interactions instead of maligning “sacred” institutions and personalities. The interior minister ordered the head of the authority to formulate standard operating procedures (SOPs) for a framework which could ensure that soc...
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Any hostile action on border shall be responded to befittingly: Gen Qamar Any hostile action on border shall be responded to befittingly: Gen Qamar
Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa said on Tuesday that although Pakistan wanted enduring peace with all its neighbouring countries, any hostile action on its borders would be “responded to befittingly”. “Notwithstanding our desire for enduring peace with our neighbours, any hostile action anywhere along our frontiers shall be responded to most befittingly,” the chief of army staff (COAS) sai...
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PM arrives in Saudi Arabia to attend US-Arab-Islamic Summit PM arrives in Saudi Arabia to attend US-Arab-Islamic Summit
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif arrived in Saudi Arabia on Sunday to participate in US-Arab-Islamic Summit, which is seen as an important conclave entailing crucial regional implications. Upon his arrival at King Salman Airbase, PM Nawaz was warmly received by Riyadh Governor Faisal bin Bandar Al Saud. The prime minister is accompanied by Foreign Affairs Adviser Sartaj Aziz. Some 55 heads of s...
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Pakistan among world’s fastest growing economies: PM Pakistan among world’s fastest growing economies: PM
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday said Pakistan is now among the fastest growing economies of the world. “Pakistan’s economic indicators have significantly improved and this has been acknowledged by international financial rating institutions,” Nawaz said while addressing a National Economic Council (NEC) meeting in Islamabad. Claiming that the federal government was working in harmony w...
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First Orange Line Metro train rolls out First Orange Line Metro train rolls out
The first of 27 trains designed for the Orange Line Metro in Lahore rolled off the production line in central China’s Hunan province on Monday. The train with five coaches designed for the 25.58 km Orange Line Metro was being produced by CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive Co Ltd, official source said here. An energy-saving air-conditioning system suitable for the constant high summer temperature in Pakist...
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Nawaz, Trump to meet this week Nawaz, Trump to meet this week
Almost six months after their ‘remarkable and unprecedented’ telephonic conversation, US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will get a first chance to speak to each other face-to-face later this week. Both leaders are among around two dozen heads of governments and states who are gathering in Saudi Arabia on May 21 for US-Arab Islamic summit. Foreign Office officials conf...
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Three civilians injured as India violates ceasefire along LoC Three civilians injured as India violates ceasefire along LoC
Unprovoked firing by Indian border forces along the Line of Control (LoC) in the wee hours of Saturday has injured at least three civilians, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement. Indian forces violated the ceasefire in the Karela, Kotkoterra, Khuiratta, Sabzkot, Baroh, Tandar and Khanjar sectors, it added. The military’s media wing said Pakistani troops had effectiv...
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Terror in Mastung: Suicide blast targeting Maulana Haideri kills 25 Terror in Mastung: Suicide blast targeting Maulana Haideri kills 25
A suicide bomb blast targeting the convoy of a senior politician in Balochistan on Friday killed 26 people and wounded 30 others — some of them critically — shattering a relative calm that has prevailed in recent weeks in the province. The blast in the town of Mastung, about 50km from the provincial capital, struck a vehicle carrying Senate Deputy Chairman Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri, shortly...
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