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NA passes 31st Amendment Bill 2017, approving FATA merger with K-P NA passes 31st Amendment Bill 2017, approving FATA merger with K-P
In a historic move, the National Assembly on Thursday approved the 31st Amendment Bill 2017, paving way for the merger of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) with the province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P). A total of 229 parliamentarians voted for the bill while one opposed it. After months of delays, the ruling party had tabled the reforms bill for the tribal areas in the Parliament t...
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PM Abbasi inaugurates expansion of Bacha Khan International Airport PM Abbasi inaugurates expansion of Bacha Khan International Airport
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi inaugurated Wednesday state-of-the art expansion and up-gradation of the Bacha Khan International Airport (BKIA) that would provide quality air travelling facilities to more than 3.5 million passengers per year. Director Planning and Development CAA, Nadir Shafi appraised the premier about salient features of the project and facilities provided to the passeng...
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Still no consensus on a name for caretaker PM, says Shah Still no consensus on a name for caretaker PM, says Shah
Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Khurshid Shah said on Tuesday that there was still a lack of consensus between him and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi over the name of the caretaker prime minister. The comment was made after a meeting between Shah and Abbasi to finalise the name of the caretaker prime minister ended inconclusively. "The prime minister said that the name...
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Over 60 reported dead in Karachi heatwave Over 60 reported dead in Karachi heatwave
Over 60 people have died due to the heatwave in Karachi, Edhi Foundation head Faisal Edhi said while quoting relatives of the deceased. Edhi said that the number of bodies in their mortuaries in Korangi area has tripled, while in Sohrab Goth, the flow has doubled since Saturday – the day the heatwave hit the metropolis. He told The Express Tribune that more than 160 bodies have been reported...
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Pakistan to discuss India's violation of Indus Water Treaty with WB president Pakistan to discuss India's violation of Indus Water Treaty with WB president
Ambassador to the United States Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry has stated Pakistan will discuss India’s violation of the Indus Water Treaty with the president of World Bank, Radio Pakistan reported. Speaking to media on Saturday, Chaudhry revealed a four-member delegation led by Attorney General of Pakistan (AGP) Ashtar Ausaf Ali had arrived in Washington to hold the talks. He added that the issue of con...
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Pakistani exchange student among ten killed in Texas school shooting Pakistani exchange student among ten killed in Texas school shooting
Sabika Sheikh, a Pakistani exchange student was among the ten killed in the school shooting which occurred in Santa Fe, Texas on Friday. Sheikh was studying in the US through an exchange program facilitated by the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) programme. In a letter sent to the YES programme students by Megan Lysaght, the program manager at American Councils for International ...
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Three children, woman martyred in Indian firing Three children, woman martyred in Indian firing
Pakistan on Friday summoned the Indian high commissioner to lodge a strong protest over the latest ceasefire violations by Indian forces along the Working Boundary near Sialkot, killing four members of the same family. Among the martyred were Noor Hussain’s wife, his two daughters and a son. Ten others also wounded when Indian forces restored to ‘unprovoked firing’, according to the military’s ...
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Pakistan’s external debt soars to record $91.8b Pakistan’s external debt soars to record $91.8b
Pakistan’s external debt and liabilities have soared to a record $91.8 billion, showing an increase of over 50% or nearly $31 billion in the past four years and nine months, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has reported. The external debt and liabilities of $91.8 billion as of March-end suggest that the figure may touch $100 billion very soon as the country faces grave challenges in meeting gro...
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US diplomat involved in Islamabad accident departed post 'settlement' US diplomat involved in Islamabad accident departed post 'settlement'
Authorities permitted American diplomat Colonel Joseph Emanuel to leave Pakistan on Monday after taking relatives of deceased motorcyclist Ateeq Baig into confidence. The kin of the deceased reportedly reached an ‘understanding’ with US representatives before Hall’s departure. Baig’s father told The Express Tribune he had been informed before Hall left the country. “These matters are for the go...
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Interview on Mumbai attacks: Nawaz faces volley of criticism from opposition Interview on Mumbai attacks: Nawaz faces volley of criticism from opposition
LAHORE: Members of the opposition parties in Punjab expressed their anger after former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s interview on Mumbai attacks in 2008. Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) Senior Leader Chaudhry Parvez Elahi expressed anger over Nawaz’s interview. “Nawaz has once again committed treason against Pakistan in order to shroud his corruption,” he expressed. Speaking to media ...
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