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PM Appoints Officials Responsible For 2015 Petrol Crisis On High-Level Positions

Three officials responsible for 2015 petrol crisis have been appointed on high-level positions by Prime Minsiter Shahid Khaqqan Abbasi, reported Roznama Dunya on Sunday. As per details garnered, former Secretary Petroleum Abid Saeed has been appointed as OGDCL Board of directors Chairman. Similarly, Ministry of Petroleum Director General Muhammad Azam has been nominated in summary […]

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Karachi To Receive 350 Million Gallons Less Water Due To Uplift Work

Karachi Water & Sewerage Board (KWSB) has warned Karachittes against non-availability of water due to power cuts. K-Electric, on the other hand, has stated that load shedding is going to happen due to mutual understanding on uplift work between NTDC and KWSB. K-Electric spokesperson stated that Dhabije Gharo circuit would remain close due to scheduled […]

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The Sixth Quadrilateral Meeting On Afghanistan Peace Process Led By Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua

MUSCAT: A delegation of Pakistan, led by Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua, is participating in the sixth quadrilateral meeting on Afghanistan peace process that has begun on Monday in Oman’s capital city of Muscat. The Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG) comprises Afghanistan, China, Pakistan, and the United States. The four-nation moot, that has begun today, aims to […]

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Arrested Suspect Denies Involvement In Karachi Knife Attacks

The issue of knife attacks in Karachi has become more complicated when alleged suspect Waseem, who was arrested from Mandi Bahauddin, denied the accusation during initial investigation. The suspect clarified that he is not involved in this crime as he has never been to Karachi, continuing that he has no enmity with any woman. The […]

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Karachiites To Face Hardships During Next 4 months Due To Development Work: CM

Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that Karachiites will be facing some hardships because the traffic flow situation in Karachi, which was already in bad shape, will worsen further as many mega schemes pertaining to construction of roads will commence in Karachi from October 2017 to February 2018, which will surely provide […]

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Corruption Hearing Against Ishaq Dar Court Adjourns Till Noon

Corruption proceedings against Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar have been postponed until noon today owing to the absence of Dar’s lead counsel, Khawaja Harris. As the hearing in the assets reference case filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) began on Monday, the finance minister appeared in court amid tight security measures. Hussain Mufti, Dar’s […]

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Nawaz Sharif Meeting Lawyers In London For Oct 19 Hearing

Ousted premier Nawaz Sharif has convened a meeting with his legal team in his Mayfair residence on Sunday to discuss appearance for a hearing of an accountability court against him of a corruption reference. Sources privy to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz reported that the president of the party convened a meeting with the lawyers and discussed […]

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Report Of Accountability Court Clash Filed To NAB

Officials have filed a preliminary report to National Accountability Bureau Headquarters on Friday regarding alleged attack on the prosecution team earlier today during hearing of a corruption reference against Maryam Nawaz and Capt (r) Safdar. Reportedly, the headquarters was informed that one of the lawyers wing member thrashed a cop positioned in the court premises […]

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Zardari Criticizing Corruption Is One Of The Indicators Of Doomsday Approaching Us.Imran Khan

PESHAWAR (Dunya News) – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan has said on Friday that former president Asif Ali Zardari who has been addressing the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa these days is the biggest disease Pakistan has. He addressed a rally of PTI enthusiasts in Peshawar and said in his speech that he was going to […]

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Foreign Office Responded To Indian Air Chief’s Threat To Attack Pakistan

Foreign Office on Friday while responding to Indian Air Chief’s threat to attack Pakistan said that such irresponsible statements are a reflection of India’s ambitions. At his weekly news briefing in Islamabad, Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria once again made it clear that any expanded Indian role in Afghanistan will not be in the interest […]

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UK Army Chief meets COAS, Appreciates Pakistan’s Role In Fight Against Terror

RAWALPINDI: UK Army Chief of General Staff (CGS) General Sir Nicholas Patrick Carter called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday. The UK CGS arrived in Pakistan today on a two-day official visit. The two army chiefs discussed matters of mutual interest, including the strengthening of bilateral security and defence […]

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Sharif Family Pleads SC To File one Corruption Reference Instead Of Three

ISLAMABAD: The Sharif family filed a plea in the Supreme Court on Friday seeking the quashing of ‘concurrent’ corruption references against them. It also calls upon the Supreme Court to halt the accountability court proceedings of the three references against the Sharif family until a single reference in filed. The plea, filed by former prime […]

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NSA Reviews Progress Of Reforms For Mainstreaming Madressah Students

ISLAMABAD: An important meeting convened by National Security Adviser Nasser Khan Janjua was held in Islamabad on Thursday to review progress of the reforms for mainstreaming the Madressah (religious seminary) students. NSA warmly welcomed the guests and gave them a presentation on the efforts made so far to enable the students of Madaris (seminaries) to […]

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I’ll leave Politics If Disqualified,Let Alone Party Chairmanship: Imran Khan

In an interview with a private media channel, Imran Khan angrily remarked that if he gets disqualified he will abandon politics forever. Speaking on issues regarding electricity and gas, he said that fossil fuels are being charged with tax time and time again due to the oppressive policies of Nawaz Sharif and Ishaq Dar which […]

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Economy On Growth Track,Twin Deficits Pose Threat:SBP

Pakistan’s growth momentum is expected to remain intact, but there is a growing risk of widening of twin deficits due to superfluous imports and increase in public spending, the central bank said on Thursday. The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), in its annual report on state of the economy, forecast the growth between 5 to […]

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Safdar’s Statement Ppointless, Party Does Not Agree With It: PM Abbasi

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday said the recent statement by Captain (retd) Safdar was pointless and no one in the ruling party agrees with his point of view. In an interview on Thursday, PM Abbasi said, “Neither Nawaz Sharif nor the party or I am responsible for what Capt (retd) Safdar said [in […]

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Karachi Honour Killing:Teams Dispatched To KP To Arrest Prime Suspect

Police teams were dispatched to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Thursday to arrest the prime suspect in the case of a couple’s electrocution in Karachi. A tribal jirga (council) had ordered the couple´s execution in October when the families had lodged their case with the influential group of elders following their elopement.The final challan of the case […]

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Nisar Tells Govt To Avoid Confrontation,Accept Court Orders

Former minister and ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, on Thursday suggested the government to avoid confrontation with institutions and accept verdicts of the courts. “Confrontation will not favour the government,” he said. Talking to a news conference in Taxila, he told that the country is governed by democracy and rule […]

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No Plan Of Nawaz Sharif To Return To Pakistan Yet, Clarifies Hassan Nawaz

Ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s son Hassan Nawaz on Thursday has said that there is no plan of his father to return to Pakistan yet. Talking to Dunya News, Hassan said that his father will be staying in London for the lymphoma treatment of Kulsoom Nawaz whereas his sister Maryam Nawaz will be traveling to Islamabad […]

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Chief Of Naval Staff (CNS) Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi Visited Karachi

Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi visited Karachi on Thursday, his first trip after assuming charge of the Pakistan Navy. A Pakistan Navy spokesperson said the naval chief paid a visit to the Quaid’s Mausoleum. He offered fateha, laid a floral wreath and recorded his message in the visitor’s book, the spokesperson […]

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N-league Mainstreaming Terror Before MML,’Bilawal Slams Capt Safdar On Ahmedis Remarks

kistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto slammed Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) over remarks of Captain (r ) Safdar about Ahmedis in National Assembly. On his social media account, Bilawal wrote, “Display of ‘bigotry, hatred and extremism display in National Assembly shows Nawaz League has been mainstreaming terror well before Milli Muslim League (MML).” “No […]

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Capt (Retd) Safdar Challenges Indictment In IHC

Capt (retd) Safdar, through his counsel, filed a petition in IHC requesting it to stop the accountability court from indicting him on October 13 (tomorrow). In his petition, he stated that according to law a period of seven days is allowed before indictment. Nawaz, his daughter Maryam, and son-in-law MNA Capt (retd) Safdar are expected […]

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Two Decades Of Oct 1999 Coup Passed

Almost two decades have passed when an elected government of Nawaz Sharif was dislodged on October 12, 1999 by a military dictator, but the democratic institutions in the country are still under threat even after the completion of the second successive political government. And unfortunately this time, the system is facing threats from within the […]

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Tehmina Janjua Calls For Afghan Govt,Taliban Talks For Lasting Peace

Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua has reiterated Pakistan’s calls for making serious efforts for negotiated settlement between the Afghan government and Taliban to achieve lasting peace in Afghanistan. The Foreign Secretary was speaking at a meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Contact Group on Afghanistan in Moscow. The meeting was chaired by Russian Deputy Foreign […]

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US Assistant Secretary Of State Departs For Pakistan Visit

US Acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells has left Washington for a visit of Pakistan on Wednesday,Alice Wells will meet civil and military leadership during her visit to Pakistan. The visit holds great importance as she is the first high-level US official to arrive, after US President Donald […]

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Pakistan Has To Ensure Viable Balance Between Economy, Security: COAS

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday said Pakistan has to continuously ensure a viable balance between economy and security “We have to continuously ensure a viable balance between economy and security. Only then will we arrive at a future that ensures sustained peace and happiness for our people,” said Gen Bajwa. […]

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Resolution Against Karachi Knife Attacks Tabled In Sindh Assembly

Member of provincial assembly Sorath Thebo on Monday has tabled a resolution in Sindh Assembly against ongoing knife attacks on women in Karachi. In the resolution, early detention of the suspect and prevention of further attacks were demanded while the authorities were also requested to take action against this heinous crime. Talking to media, Sorath […]

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ATC Hears Mashal Khan Murder Case

An anti-terrorism court (ATC) is hearing the Mashal Khan murder case at the Central Jail Haripur, where the accused are being held, amid strict security measures. Up till now, cross-examination of 29 witnesses has been completed in the case being heard by ATC Judge Fazal Subhan. Mashal, a journalism student at Abdul Wali Khan University […]

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SC Hearing Jahangir Tareen Disqualification Case

A three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, is hearing the petition filed by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hanif Abbasi seeking the disqualification of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Jahangir Tareen. At the last hearing on Tuesday, Tareen’s counsel, Sikandar Bashir Mohmand, failed to submit the lease record […]

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Jadhav Case: Former CJP Tassaduq Jilani Appointed Adhoc Judge At ICJ

The government has appointed former Chief Justice of Pakistan Tassaduq Jilani as an ad-hoc judge at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to defend Pakistan’s side in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case. Sources said the decision to appoint the former chief justice was taken after consultation with all the stakeholders. The prime minister has endorsed the […]

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Afghanistan To Soon Have Free Access To Wikipedia

Afghans will soon be able to access Wikipedia for free on their cellphones thanks to an initiative between the online encyclopaedia and a mobile phone company, bringing up-to-date information to millions of war-weary people. Around eight million people, largely in Afghanistan s major cities, have access to the internet, up from almost none during the […]

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PIA Riyadh-Bound Flight catches Fire After Engine Failure

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Riyadh-bound flight PK-755 Wednesday caught fire after engine failure, and the plane made emergency landing at Lahore airport. The inferno had erupted in the cargo section. More than 300 passengers were onboard, and all have been saved. The intensity of blaze was so high that even engineering staff was not allowed […]

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PML-N Attacking State’s Institutions, Says Imran

DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Accused to hatching conspiracies against the state, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairperson Imran Khan lashed out at political opponents and claimed that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz is attacking institutions and weakening democratic institutions. While addressing a press conference on Tuesday, the PTI chief said that “Jews don’t need to indulge in conspiracies against Pakistan as […]

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PAC Session: Khursheed Shah Irked At PIA’s Dismal State

Leader of the Opposition Khursheed Shah chaired the Public Accounts Committee session on Tuesday where he got indignant at the national carrier Pakistan International Airlines’ dismal state of affairs. During the session, the PAC chairman inquired regarding the working of the national airline and the details of the PIA chief consultant. “How did the PIA […]

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NA Deputy Speaker Directs FIA To Submit PIA Aircraft Sale Inquiry Report In One Month

Deputy Speaker in National Assembly Murtaza Javed Abbasi on Tuesday directed Federal Investigation Agency to complete probe into sale of flight-worthy Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) aircraft and present its report to the standing committee in one month. Member of National Assembly Aliya Kamran submitted a call-attention notice over the issue which says that the aircraft […]

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Nawaz Ouster Created Policy Uncertainty, Increased Political Risk World Bank

World Bank (WB), in its latest report, has warned Pakistan over the rising macroeconomic risks in 2017, discussing that the ouster of ex-PM Nawaz Sharif has created policy uncertainty and increased political threat. It was highlighted that the general election next year would divert attention from economic instability which will discourage private investment and economic […]

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ANP, FATA, PPP Members Rally In Red Zone seeking KP-FATA merger

Representative of multiple political parties clashed with the law enforcers on Monday as they moved towards the Red Zone to record their protest seeking merger of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Federally Administered Tribal Areas. Workers of Awami National Party, Pakistan People’s Party and locals of FATA rallied in the federal capital today while the capital […]

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Pakistan’s Inflation Rate May Go Up In FY 2018-19

World Bank expect that Pakistan exports may show growth in FY2018 and FY2019 but inflation in both the years might rise because of higher global crude oil price and increase in demand of the products at the domestic horizon where outlook depends upon macroeconomic and political stability. The World Bank released a report on South […]

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Complete Shutdown In Occupied Kashmir Today Against Braid-Chopping Incidents

SRINAGAR: A complete shutdown is being observed in occupied Kashmir today against braid chopping incidents reportedly carried out by secret Indian agencies. The call for the strike has been given by the joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik. The leadership, in a statement, termed the rising incidents […]

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Maryam Nawaz Appears In Accountability Court

x-prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz on Monday has appeared in accountability court for hearing of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) references. According to details, Asif Kirmani, Pervez Rashid, Marriyum Aurangzeb and other Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders were present on the occasion. Nawaz Sharif will not attend the hearing due to absence of his […]

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Rangers Deployment Not Sought For Maryam’s Accountability Case Hearing

At least 1,000 Frontier Corps and police personnel have been deployed in accountability court on Sunday ahead of daugher of ousted premier, Maryam Nawaz’s appearance for corruption case on Monday morning hearing and deployment of Rangers have not been written for. Administration has maintained that no letter has been written for deployment of the paramilitary […]

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‘This Isn’t About Accountability, It’s About Revenge,’ Maryam On NAB References

Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz on Sunday said that the graft cases against her family have nothing to do with accountability. Speaking to reporters in London before her departure to Pakistan, she said, “It has been exposed now and the whole world knows that this is not accountability; rather, it has turned […]

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Uncapped Imam-ul-Haq In Pakistan Squad For Sri Lanka ODI Series

LAHORE: The Selection Committee headed by Inzamam-ul-Haq, after consultation with head coach Mickey Arthur and captain Sarfraz Ahmed, on Friday announced the 15-member squad for the five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka starting from October 13 to 23. Uncapped Imam-ul-Haq has been called up to the Pakistan ODI side in view of his performance in […]

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Mysterious Knife Attacks: KU Bans Wearing Helmet In Premises

The Karachi University (KU) on Friday slapped ban on wearing helmets on its premises in the wake of knife attacks on women in the financial hub of the country, ARY News reported. More than ten girls and women have fallen victim to the mysterious knifeman attacks in Gulistan-e-Jauhar area of the city, exposing the performance […]

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CJ Hints At Ordering Probe Against Jahangir Tareen ‘Like Panama Case’

Supreme Court Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar said on Thursday that Jahangir Tareen showed low income to Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) while the income is listed high in documents of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), asking whether black money was converted white this way. Hearing the Jahangir Tareen disqualification case, CJ said they are […]

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Khursheed Shah Fears Clash Between Institutions

Opposition Leader in National Assembly Khursheed Shah on Thursday said that he feared clash between the institutions. While speaking in a TV programme, he said, “Many problems can be solved if institutions work together”. Speaking about ISPR Director General Maj-Gen Asif Ghafoor press conference, Shah said that Ghafoor’s statement that “silence is also an expression” […]

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PM Strongly Condemns Jhal Magsi Blast

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has strongly condemned terrorist attack at Dargah Fateh Pur Sharif in Jhal Magsi on Thursday. “Terrorists have no religion. We will not allow them to disturb our peace and values; they will be dealt with the full might of the state,” the Prime Minister said. The Prime Minister expressed […]

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DG ISPR Press Briefing: ‘Forces Deployed At Western Border Against Non-State Actors’

Director General Inter-Services Public Relations Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor on Thursday addressed a press conference at General Headquarters in Rawalpindi. The press conference follows a visit to Kabul by Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa on Sunday, and comes as Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif is meeting the United States Secretary of State Rex […]

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SC Resumes Hearing Jahangir Tareen Disqualification Case

The Supreme Court resumed hearing the disqualification case against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Jahangir Khan Tareen on Thursday. A three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, is hearing the petition filed by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hanif Abbasi seeking disqualification of Tareen for non-disclosure of his assets […]

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Pakistan’s First Optical Remote Sensing Satellite To Be Launched In 2018

Pakistan’s first optical remote sensing satellite PRSS-1 would be launched in 2018. This was announced in a statement by the Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) on Wednesday. It said that the World Space Week 2017 commenced on Wednesday and the inaugural ceremony of the event was organised by SUPARCO. It was held […]

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