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US not to forget Pakistan’s help in rescue operation US not to forget Pakistan’s help in rescue operation
The United States has said that it will not forget the critical assistance that Pakistan provided in rescuing a North American couple from the clutches of the Haqqani network. “I want to be clear on saying how grateful we are to the government of Pakistan. Without their assistance, this would not have been made possible,” said US State Department’s spokesperson Heather Nauert. “It was critical,...
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17-year-old Pakistani student's visual presentation of 'electric honeycomb' garners international praise 17-year-old Pakistani student's visual presentation of 'electric honeycomb' garners international praise
Muhammad Shaheer Niazi, a 17-year-old Pakistani boy, has garnered praise for his visualisation of a phenomenon, known to physicists for decades, which can help engineers develop technology for printing, heating or biomedicine. As one of the first Pakistanis to participate in the International Young Physicists’ Tournament, Niazi replicated and provided a visualisation of an electric honeycomb. ...
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SC seeks documents proving money for Bani Gala property was gift from Jemima SC seeks documents proving money for Bani Gala property was gift from Jemima
The counsel for Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Thursday sought to respond to the questions asked by the Supreme Court regarding the transfer of funds for the purchase of his Bani Gala property. The three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, resumed hearing PML-N leader Hanif Abbasi’s petition in which disqualification of Khan and PTI secretary general Jahan...
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JIT documents show Nawaz did receive salary from Capital FZE: Supreme Court JIT documents show Nawaz did receive salary from Capital FZE: Supreme Court
The documents provided by the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) looking into the Sharif family's businesses show that Nawaz Sharif did receive salary as the chairman of Capital FZE, said the Supreme Court judges on Thursday while hearing the review petitions against the Panama verdict. The five-judge bench that decided upon the Panama case, headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, continued hearing the...
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JIT head appears before NAB JIT head appears before NAB
ISLAMABAD: Wajid Zia, who led the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) tasked with investigating money-laundering allegations against the Sharif family in the Panama Papers case, appeared before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday. The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) officer handed over to the bureau some documents pertaining to the alleged corruption of former prime minister Nawaz...
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Transgender people having no information about their parents can now obtain CNICs: Nadra Transgender people having no information about their parents can now obtain CNICs: Nadra
ISLAMABAD: The National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) has upgraded its policy for registration of transgender people and now even those who do not have information about their parents can also obtain CNICs (Computer­ised National Identity Cards). Earlier Nadra allowed only those transgender people who had documents of their parents duly attested by a social welfare officer and tho...
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Wife of former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif seeks parliament seat Wife of former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif seeks parliament seat
The wife of Pakistan's ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has announced she is running for his parliamentary seat. Kulsoom Nawaz will contest the seat her husband was forced to vacate last month after becoming embroiled in the Panama papers scandal. Mr Sharif resigned after the papers revealed his children were linked to offshore companies that owned properties in London. He has consisten...
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PAF fighter pilot martyred in aircraft crash near Mianwali PAF fighter pilot martyred in aircraft crash near Mianwali
A senior officer of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) embraced martyrdom when his aircraft crashed near Mianwali while on a routine operational flight, read a statement issued by the air force's media wing on Wednesday. Wing Commander Mohammad Shahzad was flying an F-7 aircraft when it reportedly encountered a technical fault and crashed near the Sabzazar area of Mianwali late on Tuesday. The bod...
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Shahid Khaqan Abbasi sworn in as prime minister of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi sworn in as prime minister of Pakistan
PML-N's Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was sworn in as prime minister of Pakistan in an oath-taking ceremony held at President House on Tuesday. President Mamnoon Hussain administered the oath to Abbasi. Abbasi was elected prime minister by lawmakers in the National Assembly earlier today, bagging 221 votes to become the successor to ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif. PPP's Syed Naveed Qamar sec...
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NAB orders Irfan Naeem Mangi to file references against Sharif family, Ishaq Dar NAB orders Irfan Naeem Mangi to file references against Sharif family, Ishaq Dar
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday handed Director General (DG) NAB Balochistan, Irfan Naeem Mangi, the responsibility of implementing the Supreme Court's July 28 order on the Panama Papers case. Mangi, who was part of the joint investigation team (JIT) that probed the Sharif family's business dealings, will file references against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif; his childre...
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