IHC suspends jail terms of Nawaz, Maryam and Capt Safdar

IHC suspends jail terms of Nawaz, Maryam and Capt Safdar

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday suspended sentences against former premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar in the Avenfield reference. A two-judge bench comprising Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb heard the petitions filed by former premier Nawaz Sharif,...

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Pillion-riding banned for 3 days to ensure infallible security to Muharram processions, cellular services also remain suspended in most areas

Pillion-riding banned for 3 days to ensure infallible security to Muharram processions, cellular services also remain suspended in most areas

KARACHI: The Sindh government has barred pillion-riding across the province for three days owing to its measures to provide infallible security to Muharram processions and gatherings in the city. A notification issued by the provincial home department read that a ban has been imposed on pillion riding for three days,...

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Dr. Tahirul Qadri urges PM Khan to honor his ‘Naya Pakistan’ promise

Dr. Tahirul Qadri urges PM Khan to honor his ‘Naya Pakistan’ promise

LAHORE: Early Wednesday morning, Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri arrived at Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport from Istanbul where a large number of PAT workers greeted him by showering rose petals. While addressing media at the airport, the Dr. Qadri said Prime Minister Imran Khan has struggled...

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Liquor case: Police file charge-sheet against Sharjeel Memon and 15 other witnesses who tampered evidence

Liquor case: Police file charge-sheet against Sharjeel Memon and 15 other witnesses who tampered evidence

KARACHI: Police filed a charge-sheet against former Sindh minister Sharjeel Memon to a District South judicial magistrate  in a case pertaining to recovery of three bottles of liquor from his hospital room. Chief Justice Saqib Nisar discovered alcohol bottles in his surprise visit to Memon’s room at a private hospital in Karachi....

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PM Imran Khan on first foreign trip, arrives in Madina

PM Imran Khan on first foreign trip, arrives in Madina

ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday, Imran Khan  arrived in Madina on his first foreign official visit to Saudi Arabia as Pakistan’s Prime Minister. Khan was also accompanied by Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Finance Minister Asad Umar, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry and Adviser for Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood. Upon arrival, the Pakistan...

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Mini Budget 2018-2019 rolls out

Mini Budget 2018-2019 rolls out

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Asad Umar presented proposed amendments for the federal budget 2018-19 in the National Assembly on Tuesday. Presenting amendment in the house on Tuesday, he said in his speech that the government  would collect Rs300 billion on account of Petroleum Levy. Prime Minister Imran Khan, ministers, and lawmakers...

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Hike in gas prices – “The government which took votes in the name of relief has taken back relief from the public”: Shahbaz Sharif

Hike in gas prices – “The government which took votes in the name of relief has taken back relief from the public”: Shahbaz Sharif

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif on Monday demanded the government to revise and reconsider the recent increase in gas prices. Shehbaz commented, “The government which took votes in the name of relief has taken back relief from the public.” On Monday, gas prices in the country tolled...

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Electrocution during flag hoisting in school premises claims life of 1 teacher and 3 students

Electrocution during flag hoisting in school premises claims life of 1 teacher and 3 students

MANSEHRA: A teacher along with three students was electrocuted to death on Tuesday when an iron pipe got entangled with electricity wires during morning assembly at school premises, police said. According to police, the accident occurred during flag hoisting ceremony during the school assembly. The students who have been identified...

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Naya Pakistan: ‘Mini budget’ to be presented today

Naya Pakistan: ‘Mini budget’ to be presented today

ISLAMABAD: The federal government will be presenting a “mini budget” today (Tuesday) during a National Assembly session after approval from the federal cabinet. It is likely that new taxes, including super tax, worth Rs158 billion will be levied. The development budget will be reduced by Rs450 billion and recommendations pertaining to...

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Imran Khan to jet off to KSA, Riyadh, for his foreign trip as PM today

Imran Khan to jet off to KSA, Riyadh, for his foreign trip as PM today

Islamabad (AFP) – Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will head to Riyadh on Tuesday for his first foreign visit since coming to power, officials said. The two-day trip to Saudi Arabia begins exactly one month after he assumed office, which, according to  Pakistan’s foreign  office statement, was arranged   on the...

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