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IT summons Shehbaz Sharif on June 17 IT summons Shehbaz Sharif on June 17
The Panamagate joint investigation team (JIT) has also summoned Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif, alleging that the government machinery is being misused to hamper its probe into the ruling family’s offshore assets. Sources in the CM Secretariat have confirmed to The Express Tribune that Shehbaz has received summons from the JIT to appear before it at 11am on June 17 to record his statement...
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Pakistan rubbishes reports of troop deployment in Qatar Pakistan rubbishes reports of troop deployment in Qatar
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has denied reports that it is deploying troops in Qatar in the wake of oil-rich country’s current standoff with other Gulf countries including Saudi Arabia. A statement issued here by the foreign office on Sunday termed the reports appearing in some foreign media outlets about the deployment of Pakistani troops in Qatar as ‘completely fabricated and baseless.” Foreign O...
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PM Nawaz arrives in Kazakhastan to attend SCO summit PM Nawaz arrives in Kazakhastan to attend SCO summit
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has arrived in Kazakhastan to attend the 17th meeting of the Heads of the State Council (HoSC) of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) beginning in Astana today. The HoSC is the highest decision-making body of SCO which meets every year. Its last summit was held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan in June last year. During the two-day summit, Pakistan will be given full m...
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Five Indian soldiers killed as Pak Army responds to ceasefire violation Five Indian soldiers killed as Pak Army responds to ceasefire violation
An exchange of firing took place on Saturday between the Pakistan Army and Indian troops along the Line of Control (LoC) near Tatta Pani. At least five Indian soldiers were killed when the Pakistan military responded to a ceasefire violation, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement. The Pakistan military also destroyed several bunkers of the Indian army, injuring many ...
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Panamagate JIT summons Qatari prince for second time Panamagate JIT summons Qatari prince for second time
The Pakistani Embassy in Qatar on Tuesday delivered another letter of the Joint Investigation Team to Qatari Prince Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber al Thani. A six-member JIT was formed in line with Supreme Court’s April 20 verdict in the Panamagate case to probe Sharif family’s offshore properties. The probe body has sent its second letter to the Qatari prince in a sealed envelope, sources privy...
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JIT grills Hussain again for three hours JIT grills Hussain again for three hours
The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) on Tuesday grilled the prime minister’s son Hussain Nawaz for almost three hours as part of investigation to establish the money trail for the purchase of luxury flats in an upscale neighbourhood of London. The six-member JIT was formed in line with the April 20 verdict of the Supreme Court in the Panamagate case. It was Hussain’s second appearance before t...
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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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