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With special powers gone, Rangers will only provide 'backup support' to Sindh govt With special powers gone, Rangers will only provide 'backup support' to Sindh govt
Pakistan Rangers Sindh on Monday clarified that they will continue to assist the police and district administration as “backup support” in case of any “extreme emergency.” However, the Rangers made it clear that its troops were no longer engaged in search, arrest and independent operations after the special policing powers last awarded to the paramilitary force under Section 4(3) (I) of the ATA...
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CPEC investment pushed from $55b to $62b CPEC investment pushed from $55b to $62b
KARACHI: China has approved additional financing for infrastructure projects in Pakistan under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), taking the investment volume to $62 billion from $55 billion, announced Sindh Governor Mohammad Zubair on Wednesday. “New investment has been approved for projects in various sectors including [establishment of] industrial zones,” said Zubair while speaking...
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NADRA developing new SOP to ‘block' CNICs NADRA developing new SOP to ‘block' CNICs
ISLAMABAD: The government’s database regulatory body is working on a new ‘procedure’ to ensure that no identity card is blocked unless there is solid evidence that the person is a non-national. National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) Chairman Usman Mobin, briefing the Senate Standing Committee on Interior and Narcotics Control, said the authority is working on a new standard operat...
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Sharmeen Obaid will represent Pakistan at the Women in the World summit Sharmeen Obaid will represent Pakistan at the Women in the World summit
Sharmeen Obaid is heading back to the Women in the World summit. The two-time Academy Award winner will be representing Pakistan in the eight annual Women in the World summit taking place this month at David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center in New York City. This will be her fourth time attending this summit. Sharmeen will be featured on April 7 in a session called 'Pakistan’s Honor' where ...
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Pakistani-American surgeon awarded Ellis Island Medal of Honour Pakistani-American surgeon awarded Ellis Island Medal of Honour
A Pakistani-American trauma surgeon in the United States has been awarded one of the country's most prestigious awards for immigrants — the Ellis Island Medal of Honour — in recognition for his expertise in the field and his service to those "less fortunate". The Ellis Island Medal of Honour is "presented annually to American citizens who have distinguished themselves within their own ethnic gr...
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Raheel Sharif's appointment as chief of 39-nation military alliance 'approved': defence minister Raheel Sharif's appointment as chief of 39-nation military alliance 'approved': defence minister
In a video posted by Geo News on their website Saturday, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said that the government had given its green signal for retired Gen Raheel Sharif to take charge as head of a 39-nation military alliance of Muslim states. In the video, Asif could be heard saying that the government had agreed "in principle" to the arrangement after receiving a written request from the Saudi...
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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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