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US delivers Cessna aircraft to Pakistan Army US delivers Cessna aircraft to Pakistan Army
ISLAMABAD: The United States has made another delivery of Cessna aircraft to the Pakistan Army, a press release issued by the US embassy in Islamabad said on Friday. The Office of the US Defence Representative delivered the aircraft on March 24, according to the press release. It said Pakistan Army has received six Cessna planes – two Cessna 208 Caravans and four Cessna 206H aircraft – since ...
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Haqqani’s claims of facilitating CIA 'confirm state institutions' concerns' Haqqani’s claims of facilitating CIA 'confirm state institutions' concerns'
ISLAMABAD: Army broke its silence on the controversy triggered by Pakistan’s former ambassador’s revelations on the issuance of visas to CIA operatives, saying Hussain Haqqani’s article vindicated the position of the country’s state institutions. “Views of Hussain Haqqani published in a mainstream US newspaper, especially his account on issue of visas vindicate stance of Pakistan state instit...
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Facebook has removed 85% blasphemous content on Pakistan's request, IHC told Facebook has removed 85% blasphemous content on Pakistan's request, IHC told
The interior ministry on Monday informed the Islamabad High Court that Facebook administration has removed 85 per cent of blasphemous content from the social networking website on Pakistan’s request, Express News reported. During the hearing, Interior Secretary Arif Khan said that Facebook has taken Pakistan’s request positively and is blocking blasphemous content on the social networking site....
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PM to visit Hyderabad on Monday PM to visit Hyderabad on Monday
As part of the ruling party’s plans to build support in Sindh, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will arrive in Hyderabad on Monday. According to Radio Pakistan, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Senator Rahila Magsi said the prime minister, on his visit to the Sindh city, will hold meetings with party leaders and workers, and also address a public gathering. A delegation of the Hyderabad’s bus...
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Raheel Sharif gets govt nod to lead 34-nation Islamic military alliance Raheel Sharif gets govt nod to lead 34-nation Islamic military alliance
Defence Minister Khawaja Asif confirmed on Saturday that General (retd) Raheel Sharif has been allowed to lead the 34-nation Islamic military alliance. On January 6, the defence minister said that the former chief of army staff had been appointed as chief of Islamic military alliance and posted in Saudi Arabia. The government, he had said, was taken into confidence about the ex-army chief’s new...
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Pakistan's defence is impregnable: President Mamnoon Pakistan's defence is impregnable: President Mamnoon
ISLAMABAD: Terming termed the country’s defence impregnable, President Mamnoon Hussain has said that Pakistan’s conventional and nuclear capabilities are meant to ensure global and regional peace. Addressing a ceremony as part of the 77th Pakistan Day as chief guest, the president expressed resolve that the nation will not hesitate in rendering any sacrifice for defence, security, development...
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Facebook should be banned until blasphemous content removed: IHC Facebook should be banned until blasphemous content removed: IHC
ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) Judge Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui on Wednesday revealed that the court would take a decision about whether social media websites in Pakistan, providing a platform to blasphemous content, should be banned or not during the next hearing on March 27. The court, while hearing a case pertaining to the dissemination of blasphemous content through social media...
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PM Nawaz orders Pak-Afghan border to be reopened immediately PM Nawaz orders Pak-Afghan border to be reopened immediately
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ordered on Monday the immediate reopening of the Pak-Afghan border crossings. According to Express News, the premier ordered authorities to reopen the border as a gesture of goodwill. Meanwhile, according to a statement issued by the Prime Minister House, PM expressed hope that “the Afghanistan government will take necessary action to eliminate the re...
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Sharjeel questions NAB inaction to put PM's name in ECL Sharjeel questions NAB inaction to put PM's name in ECL
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Sharjeel Inam Memon on Sunday heavily criticised National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for its lack of “across the board” action against those named in corruption cases. The former information minister in the PPP-led government in Sindh, was released late Saturday night after he was arrested soon after a flight carrying him landed at the Islamabad airpo...
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ATC orders police to produce Farooq Sattar 'at all costs' ATC orders police to produce Farooq Sattar 'at all costs'
An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) ordered the police to produce MQM-Pakistan chief Farooq Sattar and other party leaders on Monday “at all costs”. The development comes a day after Sattar was briefly detained for the hate speech case. In addition to Sattar, party leaders to be produced in the court, implicated in first information reports (FIRs) include Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, Amir Khan and others...
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