Maid Sexually Assaulted, Strangled In Lahore’s Model Town: Police

Maid Sexually Assaulted, Strangled In Lahore’s Model Town: Police

LAHORE: The maid, who had been found dead at her employer’s house in Model Town last week, was sexually assaulted, police said on Thursday. Munaza, 25, of Vehari district, was hired by Asad Abbas of Model Town two months ago through a company. The woman was found unconscious at her...

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Nature, Character Of Extremism Has Changed: DG ISPR

Nature, Character Of Extremism Has Changed: DG ISPR

Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor on Thursday said the “nature and character” of extremism has changed. Addressing the Role of Youth in Rejecting Extremism seminar, Ghafoor said, “I stand very privileged here today as your host to welcome you on this seminar as part...

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If Anyone Reports Moon Sighting Before Ruet-e-Hilal Committee They Might Be Penalised

If Anyone Reports Moon Sighting Before Ruet-e-Hilal Committee They Might Be Penalised

The Ministry of Religious Affairs is preparing the draft of the ‘Pakistan Ruet-e-Hilal Bill 2017’ which will bar electronic/print media and other individuals from announcing news about moon-sightings prior to the official announcement by the chairman of the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee. The ministry is considering slapping a fine ranging between Rs200,000...

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Law Student Who Survived Brutal Stabbing Fears Encountering Attacker In School Exam

Law Student Who Survived Brutal Stabbing Fears Encountering Attacker In School Exam

Khadija Siddiqui, a student at a private college, who was brutally attacked by her classmate in May last year, is due to sit an exam in the coming week — alongside her attacker. Siddiqui, 22, was attacked on May 3 last year, three days before she was due to appear...

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Growth Rate Hits Nine-Year High Of 5.28pc

Growth Rate Hits Nine-Year High Of 5.28pc

The government on Wednesday announced it is going to miss the economic growth target for 2016-17 because of an underperformance by the industrial and services sectors. This will be the fourth year in a row that the PML-N government has missed the annual economic growth rate target. The economy grew...

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Nasir Lashes Out At PCB For ‘Unfair’ Treatment

Nasir Lashes Out At PCB For ‘Unfair’ Treatment

Suspended Pakistan opener Nasir Jamshed lashed out at the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in a video released on his official twitter account on Wednesday. The 27-year-old, who is alleged to be the main perpetrator behind the Pakistan Super League (PSL) spot-fixing scandal, is currently in England where he is undergoing...

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NA Rejects PPP’s Bill For Inquiry Into Names Of Every Pakistani Named In Panama Papers

NA Rejects PPP’s Bill For Inquiry Into Names Of Every Pakistani Named In Panama Papers

A vast majority in the National Assembly on Tuesday rejected a PPP bill demanding an inquiry into every Pakistani named in the Panama Papers. Minister for Law Zahid Hamid strongly opposed the bill, tabled by Naveed Qamar, saying there is no need for such proceedings as the matter had already...

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PIA Crew Members Detained, Aircraft Searched By Authorities At London Heathrow Airport

PIA Crew Members Detained, Aircraft Searched By Authorities At London Heathrow Airport

British authorities on Monday “thoroughly searched” and detained the crew of a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight after it landed at Heathrow Airport, PIA spokesperson Mashhood Tajwar said. Flight 785 from Islamabad to London arrived at Heathrow Airport at 2:50pm on Monday. Upon landing, as passengers disembarked, the flight crew...

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Chinese Tech Giant Alibaba Group Set To Enter Pakistan; Signs First MoU

Chinese Tech Giant Alibaba Group Set To Enter Pakistan; Signs First MoU

Pakistan on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Alibaba Group Holdings Limited to promote Pakistan’s worldwide exports by Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) through e-commerce. Alibaba Group’s Executive Chairman, Jack Ma and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif witnessed the signing ceremony. Speaking at the headquarters of the e-commerce giant, the...

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London Properties: British Firm To Conduct Forensic Audit Of Documents

London Properties: British Firm To Conduct Forensic Audit Of Documents

The Joint Investigation Team tasked by the Supreme Court with probing the offshore financial assets of the Sharif family decided on Monday to hire the services of a UK-based firm for forensic audits to validate the information the ruling family would submit about its London properties. Bilal Rasool – who...

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Lal Masjid Cleric Announces Another Controversial Event

Lal Masjid Cleric Announces Another Controversial Event

Abdul Aziz, the controversial Lal Masjid cleric, has announced that there would be a public gathering at the mosque on July 7 to mark the 10th anniversary of the 2007 military operation there in which around 150 people were killed. The announcement came weeks after authorities had stopped the firebrand...

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These Two Children Books Have Lessons For Adults

These Two Children Books Have Lessons For Adults

Little match girl published in 1845 and Ugly Duckling published in 1843 are authored by Hans Christian Anderson. Little Match Girl The little match is a story of a poor girl who dies in the end due to severe cold. This story gives a clear message of denial and infidelity...

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ICJ Begins Public Hearing Of Jadhav’s Case In The Hague

ICJ Begins Public Hearing Of Jadhav’s Case In The Hague

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) began conducting a public hearing on Monday in the case pertaining to the conviction of Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav. The UN’s judicial body is hearing India’s observations in the first phase of the proceedings, which are being conducted at the Peace Palace in The...

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CTD Says Four ‘Terrorists’ Killed In Morning Raid In Multan

CTD Says Four ‘Terrorists’ Killed In Morning Raid In Multan

Four on-the-run ‘terrorists’ were killed Monday after a Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) team raided their hideout in Multan, a CTD spokesman. Approximately eight suspects, allegedly linked to proscribed organisations, had been hiding in Tehsil Jahanian, district Khanewal, when the CTD team received a tip-off about their location. Acting upon the...

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‘Thousands’ Protest Govt’s Negligence Of Gilgit Baltistan Under CPEC

‘Thousands’ Protest Govt’s Negligence Of Gilgit Baltistan Under CPEC

A large number of protesters gathered in Skardu on Monday to protest the exclusion of Gilgit-Baltistan from the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project. People from ten districts of Gilgit-Baltistan gathered for the second phase of the protests, being organised by the PPP’s GB chapter. The PPP said that that while 439...

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China’s Xi Decries Protectionism, Touts Silk Road

China’s Xi Decries Protectionism, Touts Silk Road

Chinese President Xi Jinping urged world leaders to reject protectionism on Monday at a summit positioning Beijing as a champion of globalisation, as some countries raised concerns over his trade ambitions. Xi addressed almost 30 leaders on the second day of a forum on his new Silk Road plan, an...

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Pakistan Win Thriller For First Windies Series Victory In History

Pakistan Win Thriller For First Windies Series Victory In History

Pakistan won a thrilling third and final Test with six balls to spare to clinch a first series victory in the West Indies Sunday and give a fitting farwell to the retiring captain Misbah ul Haq and veteran Younis Khan. Roston Chase’s unbeaten 101, his second hundred of the series,...

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Karachi You’re Killing Me With History (A Travel Guide To Karachi; Part Two)

Karachi You’re Killing Me With History (A Travel Guide To Karachi; Part Two)

The architectural wonder, area’s center of attraction, the memoir of pre partition era, key building in the history of Pakistani politics, The Mohatta Palace is one of the many attractions in the city of lights. Karachi is famous for many things but Mohatta Palace is different for the stories building...

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Deputy Senate Chairman Haideri’s Convoy Hit By Explosion In Mastung, 10 Killed

Deputy Senate Chairman Haideri’s Convoy Hit By Explosion In Mastung, 10 Killed

At least 10 people have been killed and many others injured in an explosion in Balochistan’s Mastung. The bombing took place near a local mosque shortly after Friday prayers. Deputy Chairman Senate Abdul Ghafoor Haideri’s convoy was the worst hit in the attack. The explosion occurred right as Haideri’s convoy...

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Chief Justice Takes Suo Motu Notice Of Bahria Enclave Stage Collapse Incident

Chief Justice Takes Suo Motu Notice Of Bahria Enclave Stage Collapse Incident

Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar has taken notice of the stage collapse incident at a Bahria Town housing project in which more than 100 people were injured, a press release issued by the Supreme Court said Friday. The recording of a TV show hosted by ARY was underway...

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2 FC Men In Kurram Agency Injured In Cross-Border Firing From Afghanistan

2 FC Men In Kurram Agency Injured In Cross-Border Firing From Afghanistan

Two Frontier Constabulary soldiers were injured in cross-border firing in Kurram Agency from Afghanistan’s Khost province on Friday, security sources said. The attack took place as FC personnel were undertaking construction of a wall along the border on the Pakistani side, the sources said, adding that they returned fire across...

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Indian National Uzma Asks IHC For Travel Documents, Security On Journey Back Home

Indian National Uzma Asks IHC For Travel Documents, Security On Journey Back Home

Uzma, an Indian woman who married a Pakistani man before going ‘missing’ from the Indian High Commission last week, petitioned the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday for duplicate travel documents and provision of security for her journey back to India. Uzma’s lawyer, Barrister Malik Shah Nawaz Noon and First...

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Party Shut Down In Lahore After Cleric Threatens ‘Consequences’

Party Shut Down In Lahore After Cleric Threatens ‘Consequences’

Police shut down a party at a Lahore water park on Saturday, May 6, allegedly after a cleric threatened to attack it in a phone call to the area station house officer (SHO). The cleric, in a phone call, identified himself as the president of the Sunni Tehreek’s Lahore division...

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Are We Not One?

Are We Not One?

Will you abandon your child because he/she is hurt by another person? Will you leave your newborn on his/her own on the streets? Will you let your 6yr child play with adult strangers? Probably the answers to these questions are a big no. But what if you’re told that there...

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SC, ECP Do Not Have Jurisdiction To Hear Foreign Funding Case: PTI’s Counsel

SC, ECP Do Not Have Jurisdiction To Hear Foreign Funding Case: PTI’s Counsel

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf’s (PTI) counsel Anwar Mansoor reiterated before the Supreme Court on Thursday that neither the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) nor the apex court had jurisdiction over a petition that seeks the disqualification of PTI chief Imran Khan and Secretary General Jehangir Tareen. The petition, filed by PML-N leader...

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Younis Khan To Coach Afghan Cricket Team: ACB Chairman

Younis Khan To Coach Afghan Cricket Team: ACB Chairman

Younis Khan has agreed to coach the Afghan Cricket team after his retirement from Pakistan cricket, Afghanistan Cricket Board Chairman Atif Mashal said on Thursday. While speaking to DawnNews Mashal said, “Younis has agreed to coach the Afghan cricket team and the board is currently finalising the contract.” Khan is...

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No Country Better Suited To Help Afghan Peace Process Than Pakistan: Envoy

No Country Better Suited To Help Afghan Peace Process Than Pakistan: Envoy

Days after Afghanistan’s cross-border attack in Chaman, the Afghan envoy to Pakistan Omar Zakhilwal said there is no country better suited to help the peace process in Afghanistan than Pakistan. The remarks were made while the envoy addressed an international conference about peace in Afghanistan on Thursday. Zakhilwal raised questions...

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SAFRON Ministry, Nadra Sign MoU On ‘Carrot-And-Stick’ Policy For Undocumented Afghan Nationals

SAFRON Ministry, Nadra Sign MoU On ‘Carrot-And-Stick’ Policy For Undocumented Afghan Nationals

The Ministry of States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) and the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) on Thursday decided to begin documentation of illegal Afghan nationals in what is termed as a ‘carrot-and-stick policy’ for illegal Afghan nationals. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Federal Minister for...

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Teenager Killed, Three Others Injured In Shelling By Indian Border Guards In AJK: Police

Teenager Killed, Three Others Injured In Shelling By Indian Border Guards In AJK: Police

The Foreign Office (FO) on Thursday condemned “Indian acts of deliberate targeting of civilians” as cross-border shelling in various sectors along the Line of Control in Azad Jammu and Kashmir overnight left a teenager dead and three others injured. FO Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria in a tweet alleged that India had...

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ISPR Withdraws Tweet ‘Rejecting’ PM’s Directive On Dawn Story Probe

ISPR Withdraws Tweet ‘Rejecting’ PM’s Directive On Dawn Story Probe

The Pakistan Army on Wednesday “withdrew” a tweet by Director General of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor which “rejected” Prime Minister House directives about the Dawn story inquiry. “The tweet on 29 April 2017 was not aimed at any government office or person,” said an ISPR...

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India Moves International Court Of Justice Against Jadhav’s Conviction

India Moves International Court Of Justice Against Jadhav’s Conviction

India has moved the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against Pakistan, accusing the latter of violating the Vienna Convention in the case of Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was handed a death sentence by a Field General Court Martial (FGCM) last month. In an application filed in the ICJ Monday,...

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Pak-Iran Border Commission Formed To Work On Outstanding Issues, Sartaj Aziz Says

Pak-Iran Border Commission Formed To Work On Outstanding Issues, Sartaj Aziz Says

The prime minister’s adviser on foreign affairs, Sartaj Aziz, on Wednesday said a Pak-Iran border commission has been formed and will hold its first meeting within a month. He said the commission will comprise four members from each country. Pakistan and Iran had agreed last week to constitute an operational...

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4 ‘Hardcore Terrorists’ Convicted By Military Courts Hanged: ISPR

4 ‘Hardcore Terrorists’ Convicted By Military Courts Hanged: ISPR

Four “hardcore terrorists” sentenced by military courts were executed on Wednesday, a statement released by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the Army’s public relations wing, said. The ISPR said the convicted terrorists were involved in heinous offences, including terrorism, the killing of innocent civilians, attacking a mosque, destruction of communication infrastructure...

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SC Questions Lack Of Action Against Illegal Construction In Bani Gala

SC Questions Lack Of Action Against Illegal Construction In Bani Gala

A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, continued hearing the suo moto notice regarding illegal development of land in the Bani Gala area. The case had been brought to the court’s notice by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan. On Wednesday, highlighting what...

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Mazari Boycotts NA Standing Committee, Says Chairman ‘Deliberaty Sought To Humiliate’ Her

Mazari Boycotts NA Standing Committee, Says Chairman ‘Deliberaty Sought To Humiliate’ Her

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) MNA Shireen Mazari on Tuesday boycotted the National Assembly Standing Committee on Rule of Procedure and Privileges in protest of the committee chairman’s dismissal of her complaint against the Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) and her subsequent ‘treatment’ by an IESCO official present at the meeting. In...

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PIA Pilot Contradicts Story About Nap During Flight

PIA Pilot Contradicts Story About Nap During Flight

KARACHI: Apropos a story headlined “PIA pilot grabs some shut-eye leaving aircraft in hands of trainee” published in Dawn on May 7, Amir Akhtar Hashmi, the pilot, has issued a contradiction. In his statement on Monday, he said all major airlines on long sector scheduled one extra non-rated co-pilot to...

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ECP Restores Petition Seeking Imran Khan’s Disqualification

ECP Restores Petition Seeking Imran Khan’s Disqualification

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday restored a petition seeking disqualification of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on charges of collecting party funds through prohibited means. Chief Election Commissioner Sardar Raza headed a five-member bench of the ECP that restored the petition filed by Hashim Ali Bhutta....

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Indian National Uzma Will Not Be Repatriated Until Legal Requirements Complete: FO

Indian National Uzma Will Not Be Repatriated Until Legal Requirements Complete: FO

The Foreign Office (FO) on Tuesday said that Uzma, an Indian woman who came to Pakistan to marry a man from Buner and went ‘missing’ last week, will be repatriated only after all legal requirements are complete. Uzma, 20, sought refuge at the Indian High Commission last week asked to...

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China Invites India To Join One-Belt-One-Road Project

China Invites India To Join One-Belt-One-Road Project

Chinese Ambassador Luo Zhaohui has called on India to join its One-Belt-One-Road project and assured New Delhi that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would not impinge on anyone’s sovereign rights. The Chinese embassy on Monday released the text of Mr Luo’s remarks made to an Indian think-tank on Friday. “Some...

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Iran Warns Will Hit Militant ‘Safe Havens’ Inside Pakistan

Iran Warns Will Hit Militant ‘Safe Havens’ Inside Pakistan

The head of the Iranian armed forces warned Islamabad on Monday that Tehran would hit bases inside Pakistan if the government does not confront militants who carry out cross-border attacks. Ten Iranian border guards were killed by militants last month. Iran said Jaish-al-Adl, a militant group, had shot the guards...

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SC Asks For Concrete Evidence Of Imran Khan’s Financial Wrongdoings

SC Asks For Concrete Evidence Of Imran Khan’s Financial Wrongdoings

A three-member bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar, on Monday continued hearing a case filed by PML-N leader Hanif Abbasi for the disqualification of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan. Submitting his ‘evidence’ against what he termed a ‘false statement’ by PTI regarding party funding...

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2 Afghan Soldiers, Not 50 Killed: Afghan Envoy Rejects Pak Claims

2 Afghan Soldiers, Not 50 Killed: Afghan Envoy Rejects Pak Claims

Afghanistan’s top envoy to Pakistan Omar Zakhilwal on Monday rejected claims that Pakistani secutiry forces killed 50 Afghan soldiers in retaliation to the Chaman cross-border attack, saying that only two Afghan soldiers were slain and seven others injured. “Woke up to celebratory front page headlines today on all Pakistani papers...

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Yellow Line Hits Snags As Funding Not Arranged By Chinese Firm

Yellow Line Hits Snags As Funding Not Arranged By Chinese Firm

KARACHI: As the Sindh government prepares to launch “Red Line” of the bus rapid transit system (BRTS) in August, a similar project — Yellow Line — hit a snag after the Chinese company tasked with building crucial parts of the mass transit project has so far been unable to arrange...

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‘Pay Rs1m Or Family Members Die,’ Panchayat Tells RYK Man Who Contracted Love Marriage

‘Pay Rs1m Or Family Members Die,’ Panchayat Tells RYK Man Who Contracted Love Marriage

A panchayat on Monday allegedly threatened to kill the relatives of a man who contracted a love marriage with a woman in Rahim Yar Khan’s Sadiqabad subdivision upon failure to pay a proposed penalty of Rs 1 million to the council. Jawed, 20, and Nusrat, 18, ─ both residents of...

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Baghi; Pakistan’s own beauty and the beast tale

Baghi; Pakistan’s own beauty and the beast tale

Originally beauty and the beast ends on a happy note but this Pakistani version however is tragic. Beast unlike the original story is not a beast by his looks but his inner cruelty. There once was a beauty who was bold and fearless. She became the local internet sensation. Her...

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SC Cannot Hear Musharraf’s Lawyer As Former President Is An Absconder: SC

SC Cannot Hear Musharraf’s Lawyer As Former President Is An Absconder: SC

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to hear arguments in the Pervez Musharraf treason case reminding the former president’s lawyers that the defendant has been declared an absconding accused by the apex court. A special three-judge Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Yahya Afridi heard the case where the defendant’s...

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PIA ‘Likely’ To Suspend Karachi To Mumbai Flights: Sources

PIA ‘Likely’ To Suspend Karachi To Mumbai Flights: Sources

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) is ‘likely’ to suspend flight operations along the Karachi to Mumbai route, airline sources. PIA Spokesperson Daniyal Gillani, when contacted, said PIA is considering suspending flight operations along the Karachi-Mumbai route, but a final decision is yet to be made on the matter. Dismissing media reports...

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Pakistan, Japan Sign $24m Accord For Energy Project

Pakistan, Japan Sign $24m Accord For Energy Project

Pakistan and Japan signed here on Thursday a loan agreement amounting to $24 million for the implementation of the second phase of ‘Islamabad-Burhan Transmission Line Reinforcement’ project. The project will improve reliability of the national grid and meet the growing demand for electricity transmission through reinforcement of transmission lines necessary...

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81 All Out, Pakistan Suffer Humiliating Defeat Against Windies In Second Test

81 All Out, Pakistan Suffer Humiliating Defeat Against Windies In Second Test

Shannon Gabriel produced an outstanding effort of consistently fast bowling to lead the West Indies to a 106-run victory over Pakistan 80 minutes after lunch on the final day of the second Test at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Thursday. Set a target of 188 after leg-spinner Yasir Shah’s 7...

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Bribe Allegation: Shahbaz Serves Notice On Imran

Bribe Allegation: Shahbaz Serves Notice On Imran

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has served a legal notice on Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan for levelling a “baseless”allegations of offering him bribe of Rs10 billion to remain silent on Panama case. “The chief minister has served a legal notice on him (Imran Khan) which he will receive in...

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