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Article 62: Disqualification is for life, SC rules in historic verdict Article 62: Disqualification is for life, SC rules in historic verdict
ISLAMABAD: In a historic verdict set to alter the nation’s political landscape, the Supreme Court (SC) on Friday ruled that disqualification under Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution was for life. “A person shall not be qualified to be elected or chosen as a member of Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament) unless-…he is sagacious, righteous and non-profligate, honest and ameen, there being no declarat...
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Army chief warns against anti-state agenda in garb of protests in K-P, FATA Army chief warns against anti-state agenda in garb of protests in K-P, FATA
Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar on Thursday cautioned against anti-state agenda in the garb of protests in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata). He made these remarks while meeting notables of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) including senators, parliamentarians and academia in Peshawar. “We’ve passed through a turbulent time in the war on terror as a nati...
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Three women among five civilians injured in Indian firing along LoC Three women among five civilians injured in Indian firing along LoC
At least five civilians including three women were injured when the Indian security forces resorted to unprovoked firing along the Line of Control (LoC) on Wednesday. “Indian Army initiated unprovoked fire along LoC in Khuiratta Sector targeting innocent civilians. Five citizens including three women got injured,” said a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). Pakista...
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PM Abbasi terms Pak-China friendship 'bedrock of strategic regional stability' PM Abbasi terms Pak-China friendship 'bedrock of strategic regional stability'
Dubbing Islamabad and Beijing as ‘iron brothers’, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi noted that Pak-China friendship is a bedrock of strategic stability in the region. Addressing attendees at the Boao Forum on Tuesday at Hainan Island, the prime minister stated that it was “but natural for Pakistan to take the lead in partnering with China to usher a new era of peace and prosperity through enh...
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PM Abbasi to visit Kabul on Friday PM Abbasi to visit Kabul on Friday
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will make a daylong visit to neighbouring Afghanistan on Friday, reported Radio Pakistan. The visit to Kabul comes at the invitation of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, whose latest initiative, unveiled on the first day of the international conference on peace, envisaged unconditional talks with the Afghan Taliban. Pakistan has thrown its weight behind the f...
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NAB records statement in corruption inquiry against Musharraf NAB records statement in corruption inquiry against Musharraf
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday successfully recorded the statement of applicant Lt Col Inaam Rahim in the corruption inquiry initiated against former president Pervez Musharraf. NAB had summoned Rahim on Wednesday to record his statement. Speaking to The Express Tribune, Rahim confirmed that he went to the NAB headquarters and recorded his statement. A copy of the applicati...
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Turkish naval chief, JCSC chief discuss maritime security Turkish naval chief, JCSC chief discuss maritime security
Turkish Naval chief Vice Admiral Adnan Ozbal called on Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Zubair Mahmood Hayat on Monday in Rawalpindi to discuss maritime security in the region. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), matters of bilateral interest were touched upon in detail in the meeting. Gen Hayat also highlighted the recent Indian atrocities in hel...
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We shouldn’t be expected to respect decisions taken for vengeance: Maryam We shouldn’t be expected to respect decisions taken for vengeance: Maryam
Former prime minister’s daughter Maryam Nawaz said on Sunday that decision taken for vengeance will not be accepted. Addressing a public rally in Swat, Maryam said that institutions only pressurised them but were not working to get former president Pervez Musharraf back. She further said that during Musharraf and Asif Ali Zardari’s government Swat was only known for terrorism. “But we hav...
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PM says he approached CJP as a 'faryadi' of the nation PM says he approached CJP as a 'faryadi' of the nation
After much debate on the matter, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi criticised those who allegedly called him a faryadi (plaintiff) who approached the Chief Justice of Pakistan, saying he went to the top judge for the cause of the country. On Thursday, dispelling media reports that the CJP had called the premier a faryadi, the top court clarified that the attribution of using the word was comp...
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Have dreamed of coming back to Pakistan for five years: Malala Yousafzai Have dreamed of coming back to Pakistan for five years: Malala Yousafzai
Malala Yousafzai broke down in tears in Islamabad on Thursday while recounting how much she had missed Pakistan since moving abroad for treatment and education. The youngest Nobel laureate in the world was addressing the media at an event held in her honour after meeting Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at the PM Office. “I still cannot believe this is happening. I have dreamed of this da...
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