Karachi hit by prolonged heatwaves, temperature soars up to 44°C

Karachi hit by prolonged heatwaves, temperature soars up to 44°C

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has issued a weather advisory for Karachi stating that day temperature is likely to hit 40°C to 43°C for the next five to six days due to subdued sea breeze. Therefore, the PMD office has advised deputy commissioners of all the districts to take effective...

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Army official succumbs to wounds and embraces martyrdom leaving 2 kids and a wife in despair

Army official succumbs to wounds and embraces martyrdom leaving 2 kids and a wife in despair

RAWALPINDI: Head Constable Sanaullah terribly injured in an Intelligence Based Operation at Almaskili, Quetta on Wednesday succumbed to his wounds and embraced martyrdom today, Director General ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor took it to Twitter. Head Constable Sanaullah who got injured last night during IBO at Almaskili, Quetta succumbed to...

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Zardari accuses Nawaz Sharif for being in cahoots with establishment

Zardari accuses Nawaz Sharif for being in cahoots with establishment

LAHORE: On Tuesday, PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari accused PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif of being in cahoots with the establishment over the last 30 years. While addressing an Iftar gathering in Lahore, the former president condemned politicians for cheating their country in the search for power. “The country must always...

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Ramadan moon sighting attempt turns a success, first day of the Holy month marks today

Ramadan moon sighting attempt turns a success, first day of the Holy month marks today

KARACHI: The crescent for the holy month of Ramadan had been sighted yesterday (Wednesday) followed by a confirmation regarding the commencement of the month of fasting from Thursday (today), May 17 in Pakistan, sources affirmed. Chairman Central Ruet-e-Hilal Commitee, Mufti Muneebur Rehman made the announcement after heading session of central...

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“I appreciate Nawaz campaigning for PTI through his now-obvious love fest with Modi, to save his corruption & business interests”, Imran Khan

“I appreciate Nawaz campaigning for PTI through his now-obvious love fest with Modi, to save his corruption & business interests”, Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan levelled sarcasm at former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, as he “appreciated” the PML-N quaid for “campaigning” for the PTI through his “now-obvious love fest” with Indian prime minister Modi. Khan added that he was “startled” that with Nawaz speaking Modi’s language,...

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5 killed and 6 injured in a road accident as vehicle upturns

5 killed and 6 injured in a road accident as vehicle upturns

RAWALPINDI: At least five people were spotted dead and six others injured in a traffic accident in District Attock, sources in the motorway police informed media. A passenger van en route to Battagram from Islamabad upturned near the Chach Interchange after the left wheel of the vehicle got burst, sources claimed....

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Brother-in-law allegedly kills woman and her 3 children, corpses found in sacks outside residence

Brother-in-law allegedly kills woman and her 3 children, corpses found in sacks outside residence

SHIKARPUR: Corpse of a woman and her three children were found in sacks outside their house in New Faujdari area of Shikarpur, early Thursday morning. The deceased, including the woman’s 26-year-old daughter and two sons aged six and eight, have been shifted to hospital for postmortem. The deceased’s husband, identified...

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KE skirts responsibility as most localities in Karachi engulf with darkness during sehri hours

KE skirts responsibility as most localities in Karachi engulf with darkness during sehri hours

KARACHI: Certain areas and localities of the metropolis were engulfed with darkness on the first day of Ramadan as Muslims woke up to have their pre-dawn meal (sehri), officials reported. As Karachiites welcomed the holy month of Ramadan, they were awarded with an unwelcome guest namely; ‘load-shedding’. Many families were forced...

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Karachiites to embrace sweltering weather as they welcome the holy month of Ramadan

Karachiites to embrace sweltering weather as they welcome the holy month of Ramadan

Scorching heat is likely to persist in Karachi during the first week of Ramadan, according to the Pakistan Meteorological (Met) Department. The temperatures are expected to soar up to 38°C to 40°C, the Met department stated, adding that winds could probably blow from the south-west. The challenge of self-restraint is...

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Trees along Abdullah Haroon Road chopped down in Karachi

Trees along Abdullah Haroon Road chopped down in Karachi

KARACHI: On Tuesday night, there were dozens of trees cut down in the metropolis’ Baldia South jurisdiction, media officials reported, adding that many lining the Clifton Road were also downed. The act of cutting down the trees was undertaken late last night, perhaps to make effective of late hours and...

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VIPs, VVIPs travelling through Benazir airport await security clearance from security agencies

VIPs, VVIPs travelling through Benazir airport await security clearance from security agencies

RAWALPINDI: Despite the fact that the new green field airport had become operational for international and domestic flights, VIPs including former president and prime ministers continue to travel through Benazir Bhutto airport. According to authentic sources, on Tuesday former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam flew to Lahore...

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Traffic plans to be effectively formulated to maintain the influx of traffic during Ramadan

Traffic plans to be effectively formulated to maintain the influx of traffic during Ramadan

KARACHI: Authorities have formulated a traffic plan to maintain the influx of traffic in Karachi during the holy month of Ramadan, a senior traffic police official told media on Tuesday. All the prime thoroughfares of the megapolis have been segmented in five sectors under the traffic plan, according to Deputy...

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Ramadan to commence on 17th May in most nations, official announcement awaited

Ramadan to commence on 17th May in most nations, official announcement awaited

No moon sightings were reported in multiple countries to mark the commencement of Ramadan, signaling that the Muslims’ holy month is likely to be effective from May 17, 2018. Announcements from at least nine countries signified that the moon warranting the start of Ramadan was not sighted Tuesday night and, therefore, the...

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Power outages to be curbed by 20th May, vows KE

Power outages to be curbed by 20th May, vows KE

KARACHI: A K-Electric (KE) spokesperson stated that the Bin Qasim power plant will be repaired by May 20 with the required all-important spare part, that weighs 41 tonnes, expected to be flown in from Holland today. Having Ramadan just around the corner, the unscheduled power shortage in Karachi continues adding to...

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Ramadan moon likely to be sighted tomorrow under Ruet-e-Hilal Committees in their respective areas

Ramadan moon likely to be sighted tomorrow under Ruet-e-Hilal Committees in their respective areas

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) on Tuesday said there are fair probablities of sighting the new crescent of the holy month of Ramadan on Wednesday evening, ARY News reported. A meeting of the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee will be held in Karachi tomorrow evening for sighting the new moon of Ramadan....

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Pakistan’s multi-sectoral nutrition strategy to be launched on 16th May for the year 2018-2025

Pakistan’s multi-sectoral nutrition strategy to be launched on 16th May for the year 2018-2025

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Planning Development and Reform, Planning Commission of Pakistan with technical support from World Food Programme (WFP) will launch the Pakistan Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy-2018-25 here on Wednesday. The document was drafted through a comprehensive consultative process, involving national and sub-national level stakeholders, and was associated with the...

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Another two suspects taken into custody by FIA for accountability in Cheema’s murder case

Another two suspects taken into custody by FIA for accountability in Cheema’s murder case

ISLAMABAD: Another two suspects were taken into custody by law enforcement authorities on Monday from New Islamabad Airport for their alleged involvement in Sana Cheema murder, informed airport sources. Cheema, 26, was allegedly killed by her very own father, brother, and uncle over ‘honor’ in Jhelum. According to local police officials,...

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Lahore police station caught engaged in power theft through illegal ‘kunda’ system

Lahore police station caught engaged in power theft through illegal ‘kunda’ system

LAHORE: A video reveals that on Monday night the Kot Lakhpat police station was spotted in power theft through illegal means of electricity connections (kunda). The footage shows that electricity is being stolen via connections to high-voltage power lines. Sources, on the other hand, confirmed the power theft, saying no...

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India rejoiced at Nawaz’s statements, hurt sanctity of army: Imran

India rejoiced at Nawaz’s statements, hurt sanctity of army: Imran

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan on Monday said that Nawaz Sharif’s recent statement about the Mumbai attacks were celebrated in India, and aimed to hurt the sanctity of the armed forces of Pakistan He said that Indian and Israeli lobbies are active around the world against Pakistan, and India...

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Is demanding respect for vote treason? Maryam Nawaz asks Buner

Is demanding respect for vote treason? Maryam Nawaz asks Buner

BUNER: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Maryam Nawaz on Monday said that her father, former premier Nawaz Sharif, is now being termed a traitor after opponents failed to curtail the popularity of his “narrative demanding respect for vote”, ARY News reported. “They disqualified him for life, then removed from party...

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Central Asian Republics urged to utilise potential of Gwadar port

Central Asian Republics urged to utilise potential of Gwadar port

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan truly stands at a historic juncture. The country’s strategic location, once being a liability is now a bridge between Europe and Asia. Center of economic power is shifting from the West to East. Over the years Asia has become a leading player in the emerging economies of the...

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Govt’s move to declare Malir Cantt sub-jail for Anwar challenged

Govt’s move to declare Malir Cantt sub-jail for Anwar challenged

KARACHI: Suspended SSP Malir Rao Anwar, imprisoned in a case pertaining to the death of Naqeebullah Mehsud in a fake encounter, moved an application in an anti-terrorism court on Monday, contending that he was not present at the crime scene at the time when South Waziristan youngster was killed.   The...

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Ahsan Iqbal gets discharged from the hospital after 9 days

Ahsan Iqbal gets discharged from the hospital after 9 days

Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal was discharged from Lahore’s Services Hospital on Monday. Iqbal was shot at and injured during a corner meeting in Narowal’s Kanjrur tehsil on May 6. He was hurriedly rushed to District Headquarters Hospital Narowal but was later airlifted to Services Hospital in Lahore where he has since been...

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Man gorged out son’s eyes for wanting to marry a girl of his choice

Man gorged out son’s eyes for wanting to marry a girl of his choice

QUETTA: A man wrested out his youngest son’s eyes for wanting to marry a girl against his family’s wishes in Loralai, Balochistan. On Sunday, the police said that the night before Abdul Baqi, a resident of Nasirabad village, told his family he wanted to marry a girl of his choice...

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NAB summons former prime minister Nawaz Sharif for misusing official power

NAB summons former prime minister Nawaz Sharif for misusing official power

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has summoned former prime minister Nawaz Sharif for probing into a case pertaining to misuse of official powers yet again. Sources said NAB’s combined investigation team has summoned the former prime minister on May 20. Earlier, Nawaz had not appeared before the bureau as...

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Nation wants “Islamic Pakistan” not “Naya Pakistan”

Nation wants “Islamic Pakistan” not “Naya Pakistan”

LAHORE: On Sunday, Jamat-e-Islami leader Sirajul Haq, speaking at the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal’s (MMA) first public gathering in Punjab said that the rally was a prim and proper clear signal that it was about time that the nation wanted an “Islamic Pakistan” rather than “Naya Pakistan”. “US agents are worried to...

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2008 Mumbai attacks were primarily used by India to malign Pakistan

2008 Mumbai attacks were primarily used by India to malign Pakistan

On Sunday, the former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, remarked on affairs pertaining to the 2008 Mumbai attacks, saying that the incident was used by India to malign Pakistan. “Pakistan was heavily criticized over the Mumbai attacks,” he stated in response to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s recent remarks...

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Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal’s health appears to be radically improving

Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal’s health appears to be radically improving

LAHORE: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal’s health appears to have been gradually improving as the minister was witnessed waving to security personnel from the window of his hospital room on Thursday. This was Iqbal’s first appearance ever since he survived an assassination attempt in Narowal. He walked up to the window...

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NAB summons Hamza Shehbaz for affairs pertaining to Punjab’s ‘Saaf Pani’ company’s corruption case

NAB summons Hamza Shehbaz for affairs pertaining to Punjab’s ‘Saaf Pani’ company’s corruption case

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has summoned MNA Hamza Shehbaz, son of Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif, with regard to a corruption inquiry against management of Punjab Saaf Pani Company, according to a notice issued by NAB Lahore. The Punjab government established the company to conceive, plan, design, execute...

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Zainab’s father to sue TV channel for telefilm

Zainab’s father to sue TV channel for telefilm

KASUR: Amin Ansari, the father of six-year-old Zainab who was raped and murdered in Kasur in January this year, has announced to file a case against a private TV channel that is making a telefilm on his daughter. “The TV channel did not bother to seek my permission. I would...

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Bilawal visits Ahsan Iqbal; seeks unity against terrorism

Bilawal visits Ahsan Iqbal; seeks unity against terrorism

LAHORE: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has called for unity in the nation against terrorism and politics of hatred. “Whether we’re in the government or opposition we must show zero tolerance for terrorism. Only then we can counter the menace of terrorism,” he said while talking to...

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Supreme Court summons CEOs of all airlines over pilots validation of fake degree

Supreme Court summons CEOs of all airlines over pilots validation of fake degree

ISLAMABAD: On Saturday, the Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar has summoned the chief executive officers (CEO) of all airlines of the country to the apex court’s Karachi Registry. The chief justice gave directions while heading a three-member bench hearing the suo motu case related to fake degrees of...

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Peshawar’s hotel explosion leaves 5 dead, 2 injured

Peshawar’s hotel explosion leaves 5 dead, 2 injured

PESHAWAR: On Thursday night, five of a family were killed, while two others were injured in Hotel Afandi’s explosion that had occurred in Bilal Town area of Peshawar. According to CCPO Qazi Jamil-ur-Rehman, the family originally came from Hangu to Peshawar for medical treatment and made their stay at the...

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FBR reportedly sends tax evasion notice to Saba Qamar

FBR reportedly sends tax evasion notice to Saba Qamar

LAHORE: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has reportedly summoned actor Saba Qamar on May 16 for evasion of taxes. The FBR has reportedly sent a notice to the actor to explain a discrepancy in her filed income taxes. The actor’s income taxes filed for the year 2014-2015 are being audited,...

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NAB chief should present proof in 24 hours or resign: Nawaz

NAB chief should present proof in 24 hours or resign: Nawaz

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif demanded on Thursday the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman to present within 24 hours proof of money laundering against him or resign from office. “The NAB chairman should present all evidence against me within 24 hours,” Nawaz said while addressing an emergency press conference...

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PIA Advises Passengers to arrive 5 hours early to board from the Islamabad International Airport

PIA Advises Passengers to arrive 5 hours early to board from the Islamabad International Airport

ISLAMABAD: If customers want to board a flight from the Islamabad International Airport they must reach at least five hours prior to their boarding time,  according to the Twitter handle of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). PIA tweeted, “Valued PIA customers, in light of the traffic congestion due to strict security checks...

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Blast near railway track in Dasht town of Balochistan

Blast near railway track in Dasht town of Balochistan

QUETTA: A homemade bomb was found near a railway track in Dasht town of Kharan district, soon after an explosion occurred at the same site Thursday morning. According to the bomb disposal squad (BDS) officials, explosive device was kept in a pressure cooker near the track. Explosive material weighing 18 to...

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General Bajwa on Forbes world’s most powerful people list

General Bajwa on Forbes world’s most powerful people list

Pakistan Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Jawed Bajwa has been named in the Forbes’ most powerful people list. General Bajwa, who was appointed to the post in 2016, was ranked 68 among 75 people, according to the global magazine. “There are nearly 7.5 billion humans on planet Earth, but...

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NAB initiates a probe against Kamran Michael for accumulating wealth disproportionate to his known sources of income

NAB initiates a probe against Kamran Michael for accumulating wealth disproportionate to his known sources of income

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has initiated a probe against Minister of Statistics Kamran Michael for allegedly accumulating assets beyond known sources of income. Quoting sources, news officials reported, a probe has been launched against the minister for allegedly amassing wealth disproportionate to his known sources of income. Sources...

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Transgender shot dead for not providing a Rs1000 change, video revealed, protest staged

Transgender shot dead for not providing a Rs1000 change, video revealed, protest staged

MANSEHRA: On Wednesday Police released a video footage related to the murder of a transgender person during a marriage ceremony in Mansehra district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province. The law enforcement agency also announced the arrest of the accused Mohammad Riaz who allegedly killed transgender Khurram Shahzad alias Muni in Mansehra’s...

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Shahbaz Sharif to appear before the NAB for PSPC case

Shahbaz Sharif to appear before the NAB for PSPC case

LAHORE: On Wednesday National Accountability Bureau summoned Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif in the Punjab Saaf Pani Company (PSPC) case, said an official of the bureau. The Punjab chief minister is to appear before the anti-graft body on June 4. Sources within the anti-graft body informed media officials that a questionnaire had...

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PTI Chief urges reopening of Asghar Khan’s case in order to solve the ‘aliens’ puzzle

PTI Chief urges reopening of Asghar Khan’s case in order to solve the ‘aliens’ puzzle

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan said the Asghar Khan case should be reopened if the ‘aliens’ puzzle was to be solved. The statement came during his joint press conference alongside MNA Khusro Bakhtiar, who being the head leads a group of national and provincial lawmakers. While...

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Bank accounts of private schools to be frozen for violating fee directives: report

Bank accounts of private schools to be frozen for violating fee directives: report

PESHAWAR:  The State Bank of Pakistan has been requested by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Private Schools Regulatory Authority (PSRA) to freeze the bank accounts of 22 private educational institutes for failing to implement a new fee structure devised after Peshawar High Court’s (PHC) directions, a local media outlet reported on Monday. According to...

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Election date not yet finalised, clarifies ECP

Election date not yet finalised, clarifies ECP

ISLAMABAD: Disputing media reports claiming finalisation of the election date, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) today clarified that it has not yet decided on any particular date to hold general elections 2018. The reports were going rounds that the ECP decided July 26 as the day of elections in the...

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“Zardari has destroyed Sindh” says Shahbaz Sharif

“Zardari has destroyed Sindh” says Shahbaz Sharif

MATIARI: On Tuesday, PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif accused PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari of being prosperous despite Sindh being lagging far behind. “It is sad to see the state of roads, schools, and hospitals in this province,” he stated while addressing a rally in Matiari. Taking a jibe at the...

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“If PPP decides to hold their rally at a different venue then we will also change the location of our rally from Hakeem Saeed Ground”, says PTI Firdous

“If PPP decides to hold their rally at a different venue then we will also change the location of our rally from Hakeem Saeed Ground”, says PTI Firdous

KARACHI: The tussle between the Pakistan Peoples Party and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf over both parties wanting to hold their May 12 rallies at the Hakeem Saeed Ground came to an end on Tuesday, when PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari invited PTI chairman Imran Khan to hold rally at the ground. In...

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Forensic reports: Italian-Cheema girl strangled to death over ‘honor’, neck bone broken, thorough investigations underway

Forensic reports: Italian-Cheema girl strangled to death over ‘honor’, neck bone broken, thorough investigations underway

GUJRAT: Italian-Pakistani woman, Sana Cheema, who was reportedly killed in a so-called case of ‘honour killing’ was apparently strangled to death, revealed a forensic report on Wednesday. According to the Punjab Forensic Laboratory report, Sana’s neck bone was broken. On April 24, it was reported that Sana was assassinated by...

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“Politics is not just an ambition to become the prime minister – We don’t want any delay in general polls” says Khursheed Shah

“Politics is not just an ambition to become the prime minister – We don’t want any delay in general polls” says Khursheed Shah

SWAT: On Tuesday, leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Khursheed Shah said that a delay in general polls was seemingly undesirable. Speaking at the Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) workers convention in Saidu Sharif, Shah claimed he was yet to stir a discussion pertaining to candidates for the caretaker prime...

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Some elements influencing minds of youth to create anarchy: COAS

Some elements influencing minds of youth to create anarchy: COAS

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa said on Tuesday that some elements were trying to influence the minds of our youth at this stage to create dissatisfaction and anarchy in the society, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). Interacting with youth from universities in Quetta,...

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PTI alleged Lyari gang war under PPP’s support for attacking workers

PTI alleged Lyari gang war under PPP’s support for attacking workers

KARACHI: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) senior vice president for Central region alleged Monday night that members of the Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) opened direct fire on their camp here in the city’s Hakeem Saeed Ground, media reported. While addressing journalists, PTI’s Ali Haider Zaidi claimed that the PPP bombarded their...

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