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Pakistan’s Inflation Rate On A Rise

August witnessed a rise in Pakistan’s annual inflation rate to 3.42 per cent from 2.91 per cent. The statistics were revealed by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics. On a month-on-month basis, the inflation rate was 0.19 per cent in August, the bureau said. Food items such as onions, tomatoes and mango were the main reason […]

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North Korea’s Nuclear Technology Left Pakistan’s Behind: Dr Qadeer

Pakistan’s nuclear scientist Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan believes that North Korea’s nuclear technology is far better than that of Pakistan. He also ruled out any chance of Pakistani assistance in this regard to North Korea. In a telephonic interview to BBC Urdu, Mr Khan insisted that North Korea was self-reliant in the nuclear field because of […]

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Countries We Even Never Heard Of Have Deported Pakistanis

Name a country, any country, and it will probably have deported Pakistanis. More than half a million Pakistanis have been deported from 134 countries around the world since January 2012, according to statistics submitted to parliament. While it is commonplace for Pakistanis to be deported from Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and a number of European […]

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BRICS Summit: Militant Groups Labeled As A Threat

BRICS leaders called militant groups as a security concern in South Asia for the very first time. They also urged United Nations to develop a genuinely broad international counter-terrorism coalition. The move came in a declaration passed by heads of state from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) at a summit in the […]

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Justice Asif Saeed Khosa Suffers Heart Attack

Member of the five-member Supreme Court bench that disqualified Nawaz Sharif as a Prime Minister last month, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa suffered a heart attack. The doctors there have confirmed that Justice Khosa indeed suffered a heart attack and he will undergo angioplasty. They added that two valves of the judge’s heart were blocked, causing the […]

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Pak-China Against US

Pakistan and China has joined hands against US strategy about Afghanistan and South Asia. The development came on a day when Acting US Special Representative for Pakistan and Afghanistan Alice Wells was supposed to be in the town. Her visit was postponed earlier at Islamabad’s request.  Instead, Chinese Special Envoy on Afghan Affairs Ambassador Deng […]

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Pakistan Should Moves Towards Diplomacy: Abdul Basit

Former ambassador to India Abdul Basit said that after 9/11 India was successful in convincing global community that Kashmir’s freedom fight is terrorism. He also urged government to abandon apologetic stance and move towards diplomacy in order to highlight the Kashmir issue at international platforms. The former ambassador was addressing journalists at the seminar titled […]

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No Talks With US For Now: Asif

President Donald Trump’s speech received an uproar form Pakistan and it has suspended talks as well as official visits with the US in protest. This was stated by Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif during an in-camera session in Senate on Monday, knowledgeable sources told The Express Tribune. The Upper House was converted into a Committee of the […]

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Tribesmen Against US Staged Protest

Chaman and Torkham borders of Pakistan and Afghanistan saw an influx of tribesmen, political workers and civil society’s workers. They all were protesting against the new policy of US for the region. Last week, in a statement that was strongly rejected by the Pakistan government, US President Donald Trump had demanded that Pakistan “stop offering safe haven […]

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Nawaz, Family And Dars’s Tax Returns Submitted

Former Premier Nawaz Sharif, his family and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar’s tax return data of last 20 years have been submitted to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR). The graft watchdog has also acquired the details of bank accounts of the Sharif family from the State Bank of Pakistan […]

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Sindh To Face Soaring Temperatures Followed By Heavy Downpour

Coastal areas of Sindh including Karachi are likely to experience scorching temperatures for a couple of days from Monday. Pakistan Meteorological department warned that soaring temperatures would be followed by a heavy rain from late Wednesday night. “Another rain system had developed in the Bay of Bengal which will hit India’s Gujarat and Rajasthan today,” […]

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Selective Audit Discloses Rs3tr Indiscretions

The Auditor General of Pakistan (AGP) has raised objections over mismanagement, irregularities and weak financial control over Rs3.12 trillion of public money by 36 federal ministries during the audit year 2016-17. Submitted to the president of Pakistan and laid before the parliament in accordance with the requirements of Article 171 of the Constitution, the AGP […]

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Another Child Beaten

Sadly another case of torture of a minor domestic helper emerged, this time in Lahore. Parents of a minor girl, Sadia, alleged in a complaint to police that their daughter was brutally tortured by her employees named Ahsan Butt and his wife Noor, residents of Shadman. The victim, Sadia aged 1o, was a resident of […]

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Trump Would Fail: PM Abbasi

Prime Minister Shahid Kahqan Abbasi believes that Trump’s policy related to Afghanistan is destined to face the similar fate as that of the previous plans of Trump’s predecessors which is failure. “From day one we have been saying very clearly the military strategy in Afghanistan has not worked and it will not work,” Abbasi told […]

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Nawaz Children Challenged Panama Verdict

Deposed premier Nawaz Sharif’s children and son-in-law have challenged the Supreme Court’s July 28 verdicts in Panama Papers case, in which the top court, besides disqualifying the PML-N chief from public office, directed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to file accountability references against the Sharifs. The review petitions by Nawaz’s children — Hussain, Hassan and […]

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I Have Been Fighting For Pakistan’s Democracy: Nawaz

“I have been fighting for Pakistan’s democracy and the case of its people in the courts,” former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Friday as he addressed an increasingly noisy lawyer’s convention at Aiwan-i-Iqbal in Lahore. Lauding the members of the legal fraternity for their struggle against dictatorship, the former premier recalled that “in the […]

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Nafees Zakaria Alleged India’s Indulgence In State-sponsored Terrorism

Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria cleared that there is no chance of India being an effective partner in bringing peace to region until it continues to be indulge in state-sponsored terrorism. He was speaking in reference to US President Donald Trump’s speech on the Afghan war, in which he directed India to provide more assistance and […]

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Sit-In 2014 Cost Police More Than Rs326 Million Only for Food

Pakistan Tehreek-e-insaf’s four-month-long sit-in has cost the capital police more than Rs326 million only to provide food to its personnel. This was revealed in a report by the Auditor General of Pakistan (AGP) who raised serious questions over how the capital police spent public money during the sit-in. The audit report, which was presented to […]

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Government Plans To Amend Articles 62 And 63

Government has plans to amend the articles 62 and 63 of the constitution. These are the same articles invoked by the apex court when Nawaz Sharif was disqualified as Prime Minister. Legal experts, however, believe that an increasingly powerful judiciary may strike down any constitutional amendment as declared in the Supreme Court’s verdict in the […]

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Thebo Gone, Maher Took The Seat Back

Sindh government removed Ghulam Qadir Thebo as Karachi Police Chief only after 37 days of his appointment and brought Mushtaq Maher back on the post. On July 17, Maher was removed as Karachi police chief and was given the post of traffic additional inspector-general (IG). Surprisingly, the government has now brought Maher back to the […]

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Najam Sethi Announces World XI Squad

Najam Sethi, Chairman of Paksitan Cricket Board announced the world XI squad which will tour Pakistan in September to play three T20s. it will be played in Lahore titled as Independence Cup The team, which includes stars such as South African batsmen Hashim Amla, David Miller, Proteas all-rounder Albie Morkel and spinner Imran Tahir, West […]

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US Secretary Of State Advised India To Improve Relations With Pakistan

US Secretary of state Rex Tillerson urged India to take some steps of reconciliation in order to improve ties with neighbor Pakistan. At his Tuesday afternoon news briefing, Mr Tillerson also asked India to remove the reasons that create unstable elements inside the country. “There are areas where perhaps even India can take some steps […]

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Pakistan’s Think Tanks Preparing Reply To Trump

PM house hosts a meeting of high-level military and political leadership. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi chairs the meeting, to prepare a detailed reply to US President Donald Trump’s accusations that Pakistan is a safe haven for terrorists. Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif, Chairman Joint Chief of Staff Committee Zubair Hayat, Army […]

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HEC Barred Four Universities For Irregularities

Four universities have been stopped from enrolling students in any degree programme by the Higher Education Commission due to academic irregularities, mismanagement and non-compliance. The institutions include Preston Institute of Management Sciences and Technology (PIMSAT) Karachi, Imperial College of Business Studies, Lahore, Global Institute, Lahore and Al-Khair University AJK. The action was taken after the […]

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Senate Wishes To Resuscitate Student Unions

Senate wants to revive student unions in the educational institutions of the Islamabad Capital Territory. Senate however adopted a resolution with a code of conduct in place. The Senate on Wednesday adopted a resolution urging the government to revive students unions in the educational institutions of the Islamabad Capital Territory with a code of conduct […]

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NEPRA Cuts Electric Tariffs

NEPRA has decided to cut electricity tariffs by 1.70 per unit for July 2017. The decision has been made to adjust for the cheaper fuel prices in the international market. However, K-Electric and agricultural consumers and those domestic users who consume less than 300 units per month will not be enjoying this relief. Following the […]

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Kulsoom Nawaz Struggling Against Blood Cancer

Ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’f wife Kulsoom Nawaz is battling against blood cancer. It has been confirmed by the doctors in the UK. It was earlier reported that the Kulsoom, who is running in the race for the NA-120 by-election, had throat cancer. However, sources told Express News that doctors in the UK have diagnosed her with blood […]

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Karachi: Rain And Gusty Winds Claimed 19 Lives

Karachi witnessed 41 millimeters of rainfall coupled with gusty winds. Winds and rain created a complete chaos in the city as many unfortunate events like electrocution, falling billboards and roof collapses claimed 19 lives. The situation turned even worse due to flooding of low-lying areas and prolonged power outages, prompting Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar to […]

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NAB Will Inquire Against Sitting MPs

The National Accountability Bureau is conducting inquiries and investigations against sitting MPs mostly belonging to the PPP in Sindh. Investigations would be conducted against more than 600 persons which include 15 lawmakers. The disclosure came in a list submitted to the larger bench of the Sindh High Court by NAB’s prosecutor-general during the hearing of […]

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Gulalai Facing Rage Of Transgender Community

Ayesha Gulalai has invited the wrath of the transgender community by making controversial remarks against them on the flor of National Assembly. Speaking on the floor of the National Assembly on Monday, MNA Gulalai expressed her reservations over the PTI chief’s referring to all women of the country as ‘hamari aurtien’ (our women). Giving context […]

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NAB Will Prepare References Against Sharif And Children

It has been decided by the National Accountability Bureau that no more notices would be sent to former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and family. However, NAB will be preparing references against Sharif and children in the light of Supreme Court’s verdict on Panama case. A senior NAB official told The Express Tribune, “The bureau is […]

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MQM’s APC Postponed

Almost every political party turned down Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan’s invitation consequently postponing All Parties Conference organized by MQM-P. The decision of calling off the APC was taken in an emergency meeting of the party’s coordination committee at a hotel that was presided by MQM leader Farooq Sattar. “It is incomprehensible why the parties which agreed […]

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Pakistan Is Preparing A Comprehensive Response To Trump’s Assertions

Pakistan is preparing a detailed response to the US President Donald Trump’s accusations against Pakistan over providing safe havens for terrorists. It has been revealed by the sources in the Foreign Office. The Trump administration has ratcheted up pressure on Pakistan to make sure its soil is not used to plan and conduct terrorist attacks […]

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Karachi: MPA’s Son Kidnapped

Pakistan Peoples Party’s MPA Murtaza Baloch’s son has been kidnapped from Malir Cantt, Karachi. According to initial details, Hayat Baloch was abducted near Palm Village as the kidnappers took him along in his vehicle. Police have started a search operation to recover Hayat, said Karachi Police Media Cell in a press statement. In June last year, […]

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PM Struggles Attempts To Vote Down PTI Govt.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi seems not interested in conspiring against PTI’s government in Khyber Pakhtunkhuwa despite the plans of several PML-N leaders. Some PML-N leaders in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and their allies may be more than willing to send the PTI’s coalition government packing. However, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi does not seem interested in materialising […]

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American President Back Stabbed Pakistan Yet Again!!

American President Donald Trump has given the indications that thousands more US troops would soon be deployed in Afghanistan. He literally just backtracked from his promise to end America’s longest war to date. He also back stabbed ally Pakistan for offering safe haven to agents of chaos. In his first formal address to the nation […]

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Dar Labelled JIT Report A False One

Finance minister Ishaq Dar, in a review petition filed in the Supreme Court (SC) on Monday, challenged the court’s verdict on the Panama Papers case, claiming that a reference against him cannot be filed based on a “spurious JIT (joint investigation team) report”. Dar has filed the petition just one day before the National Accountability Bureau […]

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Bilal Khan Is Not Dead; He Wants To Make It Clear

Local newspaper proclaimed an alive singer dead and the singer is not very happy over his fake death news. The singer is the latest victim of fake news as he was proclaimed dead by a local newspaper. 92 News published an article on Pakistani artists who passed away at the peak of their careers. The […]

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Protesting Lawyers Served With Water Canon At LHC

Police tried to wash away the protesting lawyers at the Lahore High Court where contempt of court proceedings were underway against the president of the Lahore High Court Bar Association’s (LHCBA) Multan chapter. A large number of lawyers resorted to violence and protest after the court issued non-bailable arrest warrants for LHCBA Multan president Sher […]

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Jerry Lewis Left; Laughter Lost

Veteran Hollywood comedian who perfected a goofy brand of slapstick, Jerry Lewis died at 91. One of the most popular American entertainers of the 1950s and ’60s, Lewis made his name as the clown behind such quirky comedies as The Nutty Professor but also won acclaim as a writer, actor and philanthropist. The comedy legend, […]

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You Too Zaid???

A few days ago, Pakistani-Canadian comedian Zaid Ali took to Twitter to announce that he is all set to tie the knot after 19 days. Well, to be honest, we didn’t believe it at first. However, guys! It actually happened and Ali is officially married! It may not have been 19 days, but he recently […]

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What Separates Us?

Are you willing to be a Pakistani? Is this a right question to ask form a whole community whose ancestors left their homes and literally everything to come and live here? Or the right question is are you a Sindhi? Which province do you belong to? Should we be asking these questions even after 70 […]

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Zardari’s Acquittal Plea; Judgment Reserved

Accountability court has reserved judgment on the application seeking the acquittal of former President and co-chairman of PPP Asif Ali Zardari. The refence is against his alleged illegal assets. The court has conducted day-to-day proceedings on the application filed by Mr Zardari seeking his acquittal under section 265-K of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) in […]

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NAB Requires Sharif’s Bank Account Details From SBP

Sharif’s family’s bank accounts details has been sought from the State Bank of Pakistan by National Accountability Bureau (NAB). The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has sought the complete details of bank accounts of the Sharif family from the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP). The top graft buster wrote a letter to the SBP on Thursday […]

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ISI Has Reservations On NADRA Practices

Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), is not happy over the non-existent internal system of accountability within NADRA. ISI believes that the prevailing practice could lead to the issuance of fake national identity documents which in turn can create security threat. A recent correspondence between the sensitive agency’s C-Wing and the Ministry of Interior, suggests that the intelligence […]

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Low Investment On Human Development; Aziz

New Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Sartaj Aziz declared the need to strike a balance between social and economic development. According to Aziz country remains low on human development despite growth. Pakistan’s development paradigm remained lopsided due to low investment in human development, said Aziz, while speaking at an event organised to mark the 70th Independence […]

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DIGIMARK2017; An Opportunity For Digital Marketers

International Digital Conference DIGIMARK, the annual event which seeks to uplift Pakistan’s digital industry is all set to host its 6th edition DIGIMARK2017. TEC (Training, Events and Consultancy) is the collaborative partner of the conference. Conference will be held at Emporium Mall, Lahore on 17th and 18th August 2017. Experts and gurus of digital industry […]

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FINCA And CallCourier Digitalizing Cash Collection

A Lahore based courier service CallCourier and FINCA, micro finance bank has collaborated to enable collection of cash on delivery using SimSim digital wallet. This partnership will help hassle free and secure courier service across Pakistan and will also boost financial inclusion and digitalization of economy. SimSim wallet enables customers to keep track about transaction […]

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India To Provide Medical Visas To Pakistanis

Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj announced medical visas for Pakistani patients whose requests were pending. The announcement comes as a relief for Pakistani patients, said an NDTV report. Over three months ago, Swaraj had introduced a condition that medical visas would be issued to Pakistani patients on the recommendation of Sartaj Aziz (former adviser to […]

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Eidul Azha Will Be Celebrated On Sep 1: Met

Zilhaj moon is likely to be sighted on Tuesday August 22. According to Pakistan Meteorological Department has predicted that Eidul Azha will be celebrated on Friday, September 1st. A Met Office official told The Express Tribune that weather was expected to be clear in most parts of the country on August 22, making visibility clear. […]

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