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12 energy projects under CPEC to be completed by 2017-18 12 energy projects under CPEC to be completed by 2017-18
ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Standing Committee on Planning, Development and Reform informed that 12 early-harvest energy generation projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would be completed by 2017-18. The committee, chaired by Abdul Majeed Khanan Khalil, was informed that these energy projects would produce 5,000MW of electricity and help overcome the power demand-an...
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Pakistan’s first deep-water terminal to be ready in April Pakistan’s first deep-water terminal to be ready in April
KARACHI: The much-delayed Pakistan’s first deep-water container terminal at the Karachi Port has eventually entered the final phase of infrastructure development to welcome mother vessels by mid-April this year, say officials. Mother vessels have the capacity to carry 17,000-18,000 containers of 20-foot each. Existing container terminals in the country house vessels of the capacity of around ...
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Sindh governor Justice (retd) Saeeduzzaman Siddiqui passes away Sindh governor Justice (retd) Saeeduzzaman Siddiqui passes away
Sindh governor Justice (retd) Saeeduzzaman Siddiqui passed away on Wednesday. The 79-year-old was taken to a private hospital in Karachi earlier during the day following chest pain, where he breathed his last. The former Supreme Court judge, who replaced Ishratul Ibad Khan as 31st governor of Sindh, fell ill soon taking oath of the Governor’s office. His funeral prayer will be offered on ...
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Top army leadership lauds military courts' performance Top army leadership lauds military courts' performance
Pakistan’s top military leadership has lauded the key role of military courts in reduction of militancy and terrorism across the country. According to the military’s media wing, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa chaired the 198th Corps Commanders’ conference at the GHQ in Rawalpindi on Tuesday. During the meeting, top military officers observed that...
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Govt mulls reinstatement of military courts Govt mulls reinstatement of military courts
The federal government has begun consultations to extend the tenure of military courts, period of which will be decided by political parties in Parliament. The decision came a day after military courts ceased to function on expiry of the mandated period. A high-level meeting on Monday emphasised that military courts had played an important role at a crucial juncture against terrorism and ext...
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Deterrence against graft: Plea bargain to cost lifetime ban Deterrence against graft: Plea bargain to cost lifetime ban
ISLAMABAD: In the wake of scathing criticism of the plea bargain and voluntary return laws, the government has decided to amend the accountability law to slap a lifetime ban on corrupt officials and politicians who strike such deals with the National Accountability Bureau. “The government has decided to amend Section 25-A of the National Accountability Ordinance 1999, and now a person found i...
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Raheel Sharif named chief of Islamic military coalition, says Khawaja Asif Raheel Sharif named chief of Islamic military coalition, says Khawaja Asif
Former chief of army staff (COAS) General (retd) Raheel Sharif has been appointed chief of Islamic military alliance and posted in Saudi Arabia, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif confirmed on Friday. Speaking in Geo TV’s programme ‘Naya Pakistan’, the defence minister admitted that an agreement had been finalised a few days back, but refused to give any further information in this regard. The mi...
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SC to hold Panamagate hearings on daily basis SC to hold Panamagate hearings on daily basis
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday resumed hearing of the ongoing Panamagatecase, and decided to hold hearings on a daily basis without further adjournments. A new five-judge bench, headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, which includes Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, Justice Gulzar Ahmad, Justice Azmat Saeed Sheikh and Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan, resumed hearing of the case. During the hearing, th...
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Maryam Nawaz beneficiary of London flats: Imran Maryam Nawaz beneficiary of London flats: Imran
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Imran Khan on Tuesday said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz is the beneficiary of luxury flats in a posh London neighbourhood. The PTI leader submitted fresh documentary evidence in the Supreme Court (SC) against the premier’s family over its alleged involvement in the Panamagate scandal. According to the documents submitt...
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PPP ‘repackaging’ stops in its tracks PPP ‘repackaging’ stops in its tracks
KARACHI: Asif Ali Zardari’s homecoming has apparently dashed all hopes for a ‘repackaged’ PPP that his young son, Bilawal Bhutto, has been working for in a frantic effort to revive the party’s sagging political fortunes. Zardari is not just the party’s ‘patriarch’, he is the one who wields power, according to insiders. Bilawal may be the party’s chairman, but it is Zardari who is calling the rea...
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