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Defence minister wants commission to probe Hussain Haqqani's allegations Defence minister wants commission to probe Hussain Haqqani's allegations
Minister for Defence Khawaja Asif on Wednesday called for a parliamentary commission to investigate claims made by Hussain Haqqani in a March 10 op-ed published by the Washington Post. Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan seconded the proposal; Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf also agreed, adding that the Memogate Commission's report should also be made public. Noting that there had been considerable d...
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Chaman border crossing closed for an indefinite period Chaman border crossing closed for an indefinite period
The Chaman border crossing at the Pak-Afghan border was closed Wednesday evening for an indefinite period. The crossing points on the border had opened on March 7 and 8 following instructions from the federal government. "The border has been closed for an indefinite period,” said a Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) official. The official added that only valid passport holders were allowe...
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India to attend Indus Waters Commission meeting in Pakistan India to attend Indus Waters Commission meeting in Pakistan
LAHORE: India has agreed to participate in an annual meeting of the permanent Indus Waters Commission scheduled to be held in Pakistan this month. The meeting could not be held in September last year as India had reportedly suspended talks in the wake of a terrorist attack in Uri in held Kashmir. Delegations from both countries, led by their commissioners for Indus waters, will attend the me...
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NAB arrests former police constable, son for hiding billions in wealth NAB arrests former police constable, son for hiding billions in wealth
The National Accountability Bureau arrested a former police constable and his son, also a police constable, from Hyderabad and seized cash, gold and property documents worth billions. NAB conducted the raids within jurisdiction of Latifabad police station and arrested Mohammad Yousuf and his son, Arif Yousuf on February 25 and 26 respectively, said NAB in a statement on Monday. NAB said in t...
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Sindh govt ignores key traffic safety dept, KWSB in road projects Sindh govt ignores key traffic safety dept, KWSB in road projects
KARACHI: The Sindh government’s approach to ignore some important stakeholders and start road-related works in haste in the city may lead to continued sufferings to public even after completion of some projects, it emerged on Sunday. In addition, according to sources, important factors such as creation of proper diversions/alternative routes and taking care of existing government assets on the ...
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Court orders FPSC to conduct CSS exam in Urdu next year Court orders FPSC to conduct CSS exam in Urdu next year
LAHORE: The Lahore High Court directed the Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) on Tuesday to conduct Central Superior Services (CSS) examination in the Urdu language next year. The Supreme Court had passed a similar judgement in 2015. On Tuesday, Justice Atir Mahmood took up a petition filed by Advocate Saifur Rehman who has applied for appearing in the examination. The petition said th...
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Nasir Jamshed provisionally suspended from all forms of cricket: Sethi Nasir Jamshed provisionally suspended from all forms of cricket: Sethi
Pakistan left-handed opener Nasir Jamshed on Monday was provisionally suspended due to a violation of the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) anti-corruption code. Pakistan Super League (PSL) Chairman Najam Sethi on Monday confirmed the news in a tweet. No further details were presented by Sethi on the suspension of Jamshed, who wasn’t a part of the tournament after being ignored by all five fran...
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Could Farhan, Urwa have looked better at their wedding? Could Farhan, Urwa have looked better at their wedding?
LAHORE: From Kate Middleton to Kim Kardashian, weddings seem to be getting grander with time and the same was witnessed when Urwa Hocane and Farhan Saeed tied the knot last week. From the heartwarming proposal in the city of love, Paris, and the renewal of vows at Badshahi mosque, to the couple gracing the red carpet at their wedding reception, the fairytale nuptial is finally over. Urwa Hocan...
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62 banned groups active in Sindh, says official report 62 banned groups active in Sindh, says official report
KARACHI: An official report authored by the Sindh home ministry has identified 62 banned religious or sectarian organisations active in the province, including the re-emergence of 35 such groups, it emerged on Wednesday. “We have identified 62 banned religious / sectarian organisations and have requested the Ministry of Interior (MoI) for more information [about them],” said the report that was...
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UN official calls for Pak-India de-escalation UN official calls for Pak-India de-escalation
UNITED NATIONS: The UN leadership has called for resumption of dialogue and de-escalation of tension between Pakistan and India in their meetings with the Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs Syed Tariq Fatemi in New York. According to a press release, Mr Fatemi met UN Deputy Secretary General Jan Eliasson, Undersecretary General for Political Affairs Jeffery Feltman and Secret...
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