Army to act upon govt decision on Islamabad sit-in: DG ISPR

Army to act upon govt decision on Islamabad sit-in: DG ISPR

KARACHI: Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Major General Asif Ghafoor said on Wednesday no individual is greater than an institution, and no institution is more important than the state. In an exclusive interview to ARY News’s 11th Hour programme, the DG ISPR unequivocally denied a confrontation between civil and military...

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Army to abide by govt decision on sit-in: ISPR

Army to abide by govt decision on sit-in: ISPR

ISLAMABAD: Weighing in for the first time on the sit-in that has all but paralysed the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad for over two weeks, the military’s spokesperson said it would abide by the government’s decision on the matter. In remarks released to the media on Wednesday night, Inter-Services...

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Pakistan welcomes US offer to take on Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan

Pakistan welcomes US offer to take on Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan

WASHINGTON: Days before crucial talks with the US defence secretary, Pakistan has welcomed an American offer to take action against militants involved in cross-border raids from the Afghan soil, the Voice of America radio service reported on Wednesday. The official US news outlet also reported that Pakistan believed the US...

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Selective application of Constitution should not happen: ISPR chief

Selective application of Constitution should not happen: ISPR chief

Selective application of the Constitution shouldn’t happen, and keeping the Constitution supreme in its true spirit is everyone’s responsibility. This was stated by Major General Asif Ghafoor, the director general Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), during an interview on a private TV channel. He also said no individual is greater...

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The Bill Was Defeated Because Sharif Paid 163 MNAs: Imran Khan

The Bill Was Defeated Because Sharif Paid 163 MNAs: Imran Khan

KOHAT: Smarting from the opposition’s failure to get the Nawaz Sharif-specific amendment bill passed in the National Assembly, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan lashed out at lawmakers of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Wednesday, claiming that they had made a mockery of democracy. Addressing a press conference...

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Army major embraces martyrdom during operation in DI Khan

Army major embraces martyrdom during operation in DI Khan

A 28-year-old army major embraced martyrdom on Wednesday as terrorists opened fire on the troops during a search operation in Dera Ismail Khan, military’s media wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement. Acting on a tip-off, the security forces were carrying out an operation on a militant hideout when...

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Amid declining reserves, Pakistan set to start borrowing journey

Amid declining reserves, Pakistan set to start borrowing journey

ISLAMABAD: After a little over a year, Pakistan will today (Wednesday) hold road shows in the Middle East and the United States as it looks to borrow up to $3 billion by floating Islamic and conventional bonds. The country, currently suffering from declining foreign exchange reserves, wants to finalise the bond...

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COAS stresses on Army’s preparedness, response against threat from eastern border

COAS stresses on Army’s preparedness, response against threat from eastern border

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday visited Headquarters Rawalpindi Corps and said that there cannot be any let up in the Army’s preparedness and response against the perpetual threat on the eastern border, said a statement released by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). Bajwa also...

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Terrorist involved in murder of Turbat victims killed: ISPR

Terrorist involved in murder of Turbat victims killed: ISPR

QUETTA: The army’s media wing said on Friday that a terrorist involved in murdering 15 people in Tubat had been killed during an intelligence-based operation. Fifteen bullet-riddled bodies were recovered from the Buleda area of Kech district in Turbat, Balochistan earlier this week. The victims hailed from various areas of Punjab. According to the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR),...

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Willing to make any sacrifice for democracy: Nawaz

Willing to make any sacrifice for democracy: Nawaz

LAHORE: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif remarked on Friday that he is willing to make any sacrifice for the sake of democracy. The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz head was speaking to the media after offering Friday prayers. He added: “May God have mercy on the condition in the country.” On Thursday,...

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Islamabad sit-in: Govt names six-member clerics committee for talks

Islamabad sit-in: Govt names six-member clerics committee for talks

ISLAMABAD: The government on Tuesday notified a six-member clerics committee, headed by Pir Haseenuddin Shah, to hold talks with the protesters staging a sit-in in Islamabad for the last 16 days. The committee only includes clerics from the Barelvi sect and has no representative of the government either. According to the...

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Nawaz Sharif, Maryam, Captain Safdar appear in accountability court

Nawaz Sharif, Maryam, Captain Safdar appear in accountability court

Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar arrived at an accountability court in the federal capital on Wednesday. The accountability court resumed hearing corruption references filed against them by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). A number of the senior leadership of the...

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Madrassas purportedly ‘pervaded’ with sexual manhandle of minors

Madrassas purportedly ‘pervaded’ with sexual manhandle of minors

the examination shed light on this marvel, which is expressed to be pervasive all through the nation from confined provincial groups to urban cities. It is depicted as being disregarded because of the energy of pastors and social repugnance for talking about sexual mishandle of any shape. This is both...

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Security personnel martyred in exchange of fire with suspected terrorists in Turbat

Security personnel martyred in exchange of fire with suspected terrorists in Turbat

A security personnel was martyred and three others were injured in an exchange of fire with suspected terrorists in Balochistan’s Turbat area on Tuesday. The deceased’s identity has yet to be verified. According to security sources, two suspects were also killed in the incident in Turbat’s Buleda area. A search...

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Accountability court initiates proclamation proceedings against Ishaq Dar

Accountability court initiates proclamation proceedings against Ishaq Dar

ISLAMABAD:  The accountability court on Tuesday initiated proclamation proceedings against Finance Minister Ishaq Dar while dismissing his application requesting the court to allow him to be represented by a pleader in his absence, as the finance minister yet again failed to appear before the court. Dar’s counsel Qausain Faisal Mufti had...

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Supreme Court takes notice of Faizabad sit-in

Supreme Court takes notice of Faizabad sit-in

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday took notice of the sit-in at Faizabad Interchange that has paralysed twin cities for over almost two weeks. The court was alerted to the gravity when a lawyer told Justice Mushir Alam that he could not prepare for the case because the capital...

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Dar fails to appear before accountability court again

Dar fails to appear before accountability court again

ISLAMABAD: The accountability court reserved verdict on Ishaq Dar’s application requesting the court to allow him to be represented by a pleader in his absence, as the finance minister yet again failed to appear before the court. His counsel Qausain Faisal Mufti while submitting a fresh medical report said the doctor...

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Pakistan nears its moment of truth

Pakistan nears its moment of truth

ISLAMABAD: The government already had its hands full dealing with internal problems including the ongoing Islamabad sit-in by religious groups, and now it has to decide on a tricky foreign policy matter that will have both domestic and external repercussions. Pakistan needs to finalise the extent of its participation in the...

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Opposition to table Elections (Amendment) Bill in NA today

Opposition to table Elections (Amendment) Bill in NA today

ISLAMABAD: With the opposition poised to table today a bill that seeks to undo a clause of the Elections Act 2017 which paved the way for ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif to head his party, the National Assembly’s session is likely to witness political squabbling. The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP)...

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At least 18 killed, six injured as truck falls over van near Khairpur

At least 18 killed, six injured as truck falls over van near Khairpur

In a tragic incident that took place early Monday morning, at least 18 people were killed and six others sustained injuries when a coal-laden truck fell over a van on the National Highway, Express News reported. According to officials, the van was en route to Sukkur from Khairpur when the incident took...

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New deadline to end Islamabad sit-in Nov 23, says Ahsan Iqbal

New deadline to end Islamabad sit-in Nov 23, says Ahsan Iqbal

Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Monday announced an extension granted by the Islamabad High Court (IHC) in the deadline for the eviction of a religious parties’ sit-in from Islamabad’s Faizabad Interchange. Daily life in the capital has been disrupted for nearly two weeks by protesters belonging to religious parties, including...

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Girl paraded naked in DI Khan: Kundi says he informed Imran before going public about Gandapur

Girl paraded naked in DI Khan: Kundi says he informed Imran before going public about Gandapur

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has been engulfed by multiple intra-party controversies, the latest being Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Revenue Minister Ali Amin Gandapur’s alleged involvement in parading a girl naked in Dera Ismail Khan. The allegations have been made by PTI MNA Dawar Khan Kundi, who in an open letter to chairman of...

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Maryam asks Imran if he tweets ‘under order’

Maryam asks Imran if he tweets ‘under order’

LAHORE/ISLAMABAD: Deposed prime minister’s daughter Maryam Nawaz on Sunday directly asked Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan whether he had gotten the order to tweet about Prime Minster Shahid Khaqan Abbasi being a puppet of Nawaz Sharif, and that the premier was holding a position without any authority. The PTI supremo had...

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Second deadline to call off Faizabad sit-in ends, protest continues

Second deadline to call off Faizabad sit-in ends, protest continues

Despite the government’s all-out efforts to avert crackdown, the second deadline for protesters in the federal capital to call off their 13-day-long sit-in has ended with authorities to start contemplating the next line action. On Saturday night, the leaderships of the protesters and the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) held a meeting but...

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Key Sehwan bombing suspect arrested by CTD

Key Sehwan bombing suspect arrested by CTD

KARACHI: Counter Terrorist Department (CTD) police, in a press conference held by CTD DIG Amir Farooqui on Friday afternoon, claimed to have arrested Nadir Ali alias Murshid a key suspect of the Sehwan bombing. Farooqui explained that the arrest was made after intelligence agencies received a tip regarding his whereabouts. “He...

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Seventy shops, 3 houses gutted in Chitral market fire

Seventy shops, 3 houses gutted in Chitral market fire

At least 70 shops and three houses were burned to ashes in Chitral’s Drosh Market when a fire broke out on Friday, Express News reported. The fire brigade service reached the incident site on receiving the information and tried to put out the conflagration which by then had enveloped at least 70...

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IHC gives Saturday deadline to clear Faizabad Interchange of sit-in

IHC gives Saturday deadline to clear Faizabad Interchange of sit-in

ISLAMABAD: After religious parties’ continued their protest in the federal capital despite an earlier court order to call off their sit-in, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday has now ordered the Islamabad administration to clear the Faizabad Interchange of protesters by 10 am on Saturday. Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui also...

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Jahangir Tareen Exposed by BBC – ‘Trust Deed’ signed and executed in Switzerland

Jahangir Tareen Exposed by BBC – ‘Trust Deed’ signed and executed in Switzerland

ISLAMABAD/LONDON: The thirty-eight-page trust deed of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) leader Jahangir Khan Tareen’s offshore trust was signed and formalised in Geneva, Switzerland, and facilitated by HSBC Guyerzeller Trust Company Geneva – raising questions about Swiss bank accounts. During the hearing before Pakistan’s Supreme Court, Tareen was asked no questions about...

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Senate to take up delimitation bill today

Senate to take up delimitation bill today

ISLAMABAD: The Senate is expected to pass today the amendment to the Elections Act 2017 after the National Assembly did the same on Thursday. The constitutional amendment bill on delimitation was passed with 242 parliamentary members voting in its favour. The bill pertains to fresh delimitation of constituencies in line with...

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Pakistan, US trade blame over cross-border terrorism

Pakistan, US trade blame over cross-border terrorism

ISLAMABAD: Top Pakistani and US military commanders blamed each other on Thursday for not doing enough to stop cross-border terrorism. The two-day visit of United States Central Command (Centcom) Commander Gen Joseph Votel, in which he held a series of meetings with senior Pakistani military commanders, including Army Chief Gen...

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Malala Makes it to Bazaar’s Most Influential Women

Malala Makes it to Bazaar’s Most Influential Women

Harper’s Bazaar UK commemorated its 150th anniversary year with a list “celebrating the most influential female leaders in the UK.” And guess what? Malala Yousafzai’s on it. The magazine’s Bazaar 150 Visionary Women list calls these women “forward-thinking, high-achieving and inspirational role models to women everywhere,” and there’s little doubt that Malala...

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Two men injured in Karachi for putting up resistance to robbers

Two men injured in Karachi for putting up resistance to robbers

KARACHI: Two brothers were shot and injured by robbers near Hassan Square area of Karachi on late Thursday night in what appeared to be a mugging gone wrong, eye witnesses told media. The injured have been identified as Ismail and Sohail who were shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medical treatment....

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COAS raises cross-border attacks in meeting with CENTCOM commander

COAS raises cross-border attacks in meeting with CENTCOM commander

RAWALPINDI: United States Central Command (CENTCOM) chief General Joseph L Votel called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday. According to the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the discussion of the two commanders focused on the regional security situation with regards to Afghanistan, Pak-Afghan border...

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IHC orders religious group to end sit-in

IHC orders religious group to end sit-in

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has ordered a religious group to end its sit-in on the Faizabad intersection — the main link between the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi, Express News reported on Thursday. Around 2,000 protesters led by a Lahore-based firebrand cleric, Khadim Hussain Rizvi, have kept Faizabad blocked since...

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Acid attack convict sentenced to 60 years in jail

Acid attack convict sentenced to 60 years in jail

LAHORE: A young man who ruined the life of his ex-fiancée in a revengeful acid attack was awarded a collective imprisonment of 60 years in a ruling announced by an antiterrorism court here on Wednesday. Asmatullah had thrown acid on the girl after she rejected his marriage proposal in a...

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NAB set to proceed against Dar in Hudaibya case

NAB set to proceed against Dar in Hudaibya case

ISLAMABAD: The noose seems to be tightening around incumbent Finance Minister Ishaq Dar after the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) decided to reopen the Rs1.2 billion Hudaibya Paper Mills reference against him. This will be the second ‘mega-corruption’ case against Mr Dar being investigated by NAB, following the reference filed against him...

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‘RAW running $500 million cell to sabotage CPEC,’ says Gen Zubair Hayat

‘RAW running $500 million cell to sabotage CPEC,’ says Gen Zubair Hayat

The Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, Gen Zubair Mahmood Hayat, on Tuesday alleged that India’s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) had established a cell in 2015 dedicated to sabotaging China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects in Pakistan. While addressing a seminar in Islamabad, Gen Hayat revealed that: “RAW established a...

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National Security Committee decides to benefit from available energy import options

National Security Committee decides to benefit from available energy import options

ISLAMABAD: The National Security Committee (NSC) on Wednesday affirmed that Pakistan would fulfil “bilateral commitments” with other countries and benefit from available energy import sources in the region for bolstering national energy security. The major decision that reflected realignment of foreign policy interests and priorities has come in the midst...

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CJP dismisses Nawaz’s in-chamber appeal to club NAB references

CJP dismisses Nawaz’s in-chamber appeal to club NAB references

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar on Thursday dismissed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s in-chamber appeal to merge three references filed by the National Accountability Bureau . During the hearing, CJP Saqib Nisar maintained the objections raised by the registrar office. He remarked that the option to review verdict...

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Families, friends mourn loved ones killed in Turbat tragedy

Families, friends mourn loved ones killed in Turbat tragedy

SIALKOT: The coldblooded murder of 15 illegal border-crossers left their families, relatives and friends in mourning after their bodies arrived in various cities of Punjab, ARY News reported on Thursday. Blank stares, hushed whispers and tears characterized the victims’ residences as the distraught families received the bodies. Two friends Ghufran and...

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PPP unveils golden jubilee logo for foundation day

PPP unveils golden jubilee logo for foundation day

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) unveiled on Wednesday the official logo for its Golden Jubilee Foundation Day on November 30, 2017. The party has planned a rally in Islamabad to mark its 50th anniversary. PPP was founded by former prime minister and popular leader Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto on November 30,...

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Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz get 7-days and 1 month exemption from accountability court appearance

Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz get 7-days and 1 month exemption from accountability court appearance

ISLAMABAD: The accountability court on Wednesday allowed Nawaz Shairf exemption to appear before the court for seven days. Ousted premier Nawaz Sharif had earlier appeared before the accountability court along with daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Capt Safdar for the hearing of the Avenfield flats corruption reference, along with two others,...

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Just When We Thought Women Have the Right To Justice, A Man Sets His Wife on Fire for Not Allowing Him for Second Marriage

Just When We Thought Women Have the Right To Justice, A Man Sets His Wife on Fire for Not Allowing Him for Second Marriage

TANK: A woman was burnt to death by her husband for not permitting him to marry a second wife in Tank, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) on Tuesday. The brutal incident was not reported until 20 days when the victim succumbed to her wounds at the Christian Hospital today. The police, however, claimed that they were...

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Nawaz arrives at accountability court for hearing in NAB references

Nawaz arrives at accountability court for hearing in NAB references

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif arrived at the accountability court for beginning of the hearing pertaining to references filed against him and his family members by the National Accountability Bureau early Wednesday morning, reported the Express News. The court resumes hearing today wherein it is expected to record statements from...

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Hasan, Hussain declared proclaimed offenders

Hasan, Hussain declared proclaimed offenders

The accountability court on Tuesday declared Hasan and Hussain Nawaz ‘proclaimed offenders’ for failing to appear in court, the Express News reported. NAB’s prosecution team would request the court to declare Hassan Nawaz and Hussain Nawaz proclaimed offenders in all three references for “deliberately avoiding court proceedings”. On October 2,...

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Earthquake in Iran and Iraq: more than 460 dead

Earthquake in Iran and Iraq: more than 460 dead

It is the worst earthquake recorded in Kermanshah since 1990. To the 455 registered deaths in Iran are added eight reported by the Iraqi authorities. Iranian semi-official news agency Tasnim said on Monday (13.11.2017) that the earthquake of magnitude 7.3 that affected an area on the border between Iran and...

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MQM-P is not our brainchild: DG Rangers

MQM-P is not our brainchild: DG Rangers

Sindh Rangers Director General Maj Gen Muhammad Saeed on Monday clarified that the military establishment has not supported any particular political party in Karachi and that the armed forces had no part to play in the formation of alliance or the subsequent breakupbetween Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP). Talking to Dunya TV,...

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Ex-senator Yasmeen Shah’s BA degree declared fake

Ex-senator Yasmeen Shah’s BA degree declared fake

Declaring former senator Yasmeen Shah’s graduation degree fake, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) ordered on Monday that her salary and allowances be taken back. In its detailed verdict, the ECP pointed out that Yasmeen had submitted a fake Bachelor of Arts degree at the time she was elected senator in 2003. Former National Assembly speaker...

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Army captain, soldier martyred in cross-border attack from Afghanistan

Army captain, soldier martyred in cross-border attack from Afghanistan

Two Pakistan Army personnel, including a captain, embraced martyrdom and four others injured during a cross-border attack on the Pakistani posts along the Pak-Afghan border in Bajaur Agency on Monday, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) has said. “During the exchange of fire, brave sons of soil Capt Junaid Hafeez and...

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Awami Sawari – A New Rickshaw App for Pakistanis

Awami Sawari – A New Rickshaw App for Pakistanis

LAHORE: Taking on tech giants, a local rickshaw union has taken it upon itself to compete through an app of their own called Awami Sawari, which will allow a commuter to call a rickshaw and generate more leads for rickshaw drivers in and around the city. The Awami Rickshaw Union (ARU)...

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