Opposition Disrupts President’s Address To Parliament With Slogans Of ‘Go Nawaz Go’

Opposition Disrupts President’s Address To Parliament With Slogans Of ‘Go Nawaz Go’

President Mamnoon Hussain on Thursday addressed a joint session of Parliament to mark the beginning of the ruling party’s final year in government amidst noisy protest from the opposition. Although protests were in full swing during the earlier part of the president’s speech, the assembly hall quietened down halfway through...

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Military Revives Plans To Shift GHQ To Capital

Military Revives Plans To Shift GHQ To Capital

ISLAMABAD: The military has revived plans to shift General Headquarters (GHQ) from Rawalpindi to Islamabad, and is ready to kick off construction on the project. The plan was shelved around October 2008 to 2009, at the instructions of then chief of army staff (COAS) Ashfaq Pervez Kayani, due to financial...

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Three Injured In Unprovoked Indian Firing Along LoC: ISPR

Three Injured In Unprovoked Indian Firing Along LoC: ISPR

Three were injured when Indian troops resorted to unprovoked firing along the Line of Control (LoC) on Thursday morning, a statement issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. “Indian troops opened fire at Battal, Jandrot and Hotspring sectors at LoC,” the statement said. The statement added that Pakistani troops...

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Azhar Says India Clash ‘Just Another Game’

Azhar Says India Clash ‘Just Another Game’

Pakistan’s batsman Azhar Ali has insisted his side will treat their Champions Trophy opener against title-holders India in Birmingham on Sunday as “just another game”. Politics in both countries means the Asian giants, arguably cricket’s fiercest rivals, now rarely meet outside of International Cricket Council events. Such is the global...

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Authorities Clueless As Foul Stench Afflicts Karachi Residents

Authorities Clueless As Foul Stench Afflicts Karachi Residents

Residents of Karachi remained perplexed by ‘strange’ smells that pervaded large parts of the city Wednesday evening, taking to social media to share their concerns. Members of the Facebook group Halaat Updates, where Karachiites discuss everything from electricity outages to municipal negligence, wondered what the reason behind the smell could...

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No Case Pending Against Zardari, Says Nisar

No Case Pending Against Zardari, Says Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said that no case is pending against former president Asif Ali Zardari at present and, therefore, he is a free man to go anywhere. “As far as the matter of Zardari Sahab is concerned, he is not on the ECL (exit control...

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PML-N Senator Threatens Consequences For Those ‘Grilling’ Hussain Nawaz

PML-N Senator Threatens Consequences For Those ‘Grilling’ Hussain Nawaz

PML-N Senator Nehal Hashmi on Wednesday lashed out at “those investigating” Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his sons in the Panama Papers case, warning that they will be taken to task for the grilling. Hussain Nawaz, the elder son of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, on Tuesday had appeared before the...

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Massive Blast Rocks Kabul Diplomatic Quarter; 80 Killed, 300 Wounded

Massive Blast Rocks Kabul Diplomatic Quarter; 80 Killed, 300 Wounded

At least 80 people were killed in a massive blast which ripped through the diplomatic quarter of the Afghan capital Kabul early Wednesday, the health ministry said, warning the toll would rise further. “Unfortunately the toll has reached 80 martyred (killed) and over 300 wounded, including many women and children,”...

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Careem MD Alleges An IGP Tried To ‘Lend Support’ To Son’s Job Application

Careem MD Alleges An IGP Tried To ‘Lend Support’ To Son’s Job Application

The managing director of Careem has alleged that an Inspector General of Police (IGP) tired to ‘lend support’ to his son’s job application on Tuesday. In a Facebook post, Junaid Iqbal detailed how an IGP called him up and tried to influence his son’s chances at securing a position with...

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Champions Trophy; Wahab Suffers Minor Injury

Champions Trophy; Wahab Suffers Minor Injury

LAHORE: Fast bowler Wahab Riaz has suffered a slight injury on his left knee, as per the spokesman for the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). “The pacer has slightly injured upper muscle of his left knee which has been bandaged as a precautionary measure,” maintained the PCB spokesperson while talking to...

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