Election security: Army chief assures support to ECP

Election security: Army chief assures support to ECP

Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, on Thursday visited Army Elections Support Center in Rawalpindi. “All efforts will be made to ensure safe and secure environment and enable people to freely exercise their democratic right to vote,” said the army chief. The army chief was briefed over a...

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Pakistan’s tallest woman Zainab Bibi passes away

Pakistan’s tallest woman Zainab Bibi passes away

FAISALABAD: Pakistan’s tallest woman, Zainab Bibi, and former holder of the ‘world’s tallest woman’ title in Guinness Book of World Record, passed away in Faisalabad today. She was 46. Zainab Bibi was admitted to Faisalabad’s Allied Hospital for last couple of months. Her funeral prayers will be offered in her...

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Adiala jail authorities cancel lawyers’ meeting with Nawaz, Maryam

Adiala jail authorities cancel lawyers’ meeting with Nawaz, Maryam

RAWALPINDI: A pre-arranged meeting between the lawyers and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam was cancelled by the authorities at Adiala jail today, where the duo is currently serving their prison sentence following their conviction in a corruption reference. Nawaz’s counsel Khawaja Haris and Maryam’s lawyer Amjad...

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Nawaz enjoys a ‘Better Class’ even behind the bars

Nawaz enjoys a ‘Better Class’ even behind the bars

Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Prisons Malik Mubashir maintained that Nawaz was provided ‘Better Class’ facilities by the Punjab government on July 14 after the former prime minister submitted an application to this effect. Being a ‘Better Class’ prisoner, Nawaz has been provided with the following facilities: the option to obtain...

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ISPR cautions against fake threat alerts on social media

ISPR cautions against fake threat alerts on social media

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Thursday cautioned citizens after fake threat alerts for various cities started circulating on social media. “No such alerts are issued by ISPR,” stated the military’s media wing. “Such propaganda is an attempt to create confusion and harassment.” The statement further asked citizens to be careful and also be mindful...

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Nisar urges public not to waste their votes and efforts on PTI or PML-N

Nisar urges public not to waste their votes and efforts on PTI or PML-N

TAXILA: Disgruntled Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Wednesday said his performance is renowned, and that people should vote for the jeep symbol in the upcoming general elections. Addressing a campaign rally, the former interior minister strongly criticized PML-N candidates and said people should not waste...

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Imran Khan certified unfit as a political leader by Shahbaz Sharif

Imran Khan certified unfit as a political leader by Shahbaz Sharif

RAJANPUR: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Mian Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday said that his political rival Imran Khan is unfit for premiership due to his impulsive nature, media reported. “God forbid, if he becomes prime minister and has to select an army chief, he may announce one name today and...

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Nawaz duo likely to be shifted to Sihala’s rest-house

Nawaz duo likely to be shifted to Sihala’s rest-house

ISLAMABAD: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz are likely to be shifted to police rest house in Sihala, sources informed media officials late Wednesday. The duo who was convicted in the Avenfield Apartments reference, was taken into immediate custody upon their arrival in Lahore on July...

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Imran Ismail shamefaced as Wahab from PTI checkmates him on tax return claims

Imran Ismail shamefaced as Wahab from PTI checkmates him on tax return claims

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) PS-111 candidate Imran Ismail was checkmated and left ashamed after his claim of giving over Rs500,000 tax fall apart. In a debate held between the PS-111 contestants in a local event, Ismail vehemently claimed that he paid Rs550, 000 in tax but to surprise for many...

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Government responsible for exercising tight security controls across Pakistan ahead of elections

Government responsible for exercising tight security controls across Pakistan ahead of elections

ISLAMABAD: The administration is officially bound to provide tight security to the candidates and their rallies ahead of 25th July election despite being uninformed beforehand, media reported Wednesday night, citing a statement from the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). Moreover, the new plan of action for the country’s politicians and...

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Lahore: Minor girl sexually assaulted by a shopkeeper

Lahore: Minor girl sexually assaulted by a shopkeeper

LAHORE: Wednesday night authorities detained an alleged rapist who subjected a 7-year-old minor to sexual harassment near Raiwind, media reported. According to police, a resident of Basti Amin Pura said daughter was sexually abused by a shopkeeper in his neighborhood when he sent her out to purchase some groceries. The...

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‘Loaded’ rifle claims life of a police officer, negligence leaves crowd profound

‘Loaded’ rifle claims life of a police officer, negligence leaves crowd profound

KARACHI: A police officer was shot dead Tuesday night by his own “loaded” rifle here in Lines Area when he dropped it on the floor by mistake, media reported, citing authorities. Police identified their deceased officer as Muhammad Amin, who, they said, was on a patrol alongside three others. They...

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Nawaz trio to remain behind the bars till elections

Nawaz trio to remain behind the bars till elections

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam, and his son-in-law Captain (retd) Safdar are set to remain behind bars until the highly-anticipated July 25 election, media authorities reported Tuesday night. The latest development comes as the Islamabad High Court (IHC) scheduled its next hearing in the appeal against...

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Federal Cabinet likely to revert Nawaz’s jail-trial decision today

Federal Cabinet likely to revert Nawaz’s jail-trial decision today

ISLAMABAD: The caretaker federal cabinet is expected to revert the decision to conduct corruption proceedings against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif inside Adiala jail. Nawaz was imprisoned last week ever since his involvement in the Avenfield properties was deliberated wrong, following this, a notification was issued ordering the trial of...

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Illegal weapons traced at PML-N leader’s residence during a raid in Multan

Illegal weapons traced at PML-N leader’s residence during a raid in Multan

MULTAN: A police raid at the residence of a local Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Tuesday night yielded “illegal weapons”, authorities informed, who also captivated the suspect. According to police, weapons — including a repeater, rifle, and a pistol — were recovered from the house of PML-N Youth Wing district...

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PTI MQM workers at clash, Residents stage protests after eviction notice

PTI MQM workers at clash, Residents stage protests after eviction notice

KARACHI: The residents of FC Area in Karachi’s Liaquatabad locality and Martin Quarters took to the streets late Monday, outside the Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) Bahadurabad office after having been served a notice to evacuate the premises, media authorities reported. MQM leader Kanwar Naveed Jamil said the protesters have been...

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PML-N launches a comprehensive system to curtail riggings ahead of election, violators to be publicly exposed

PML-N launches a comprehensive system to curtail riggings ahead of election, violators to be publicly exposed

ISLAMABAD: The PML-N Chairman Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed has announced on Monday a comprehensive and effective Anti-Rigging System (ARS) to picture and prevent any attempt at rigging in July 25 elections, an official press release said. Moreover, he also announced that a National Conference of Social Media activists and Chief...

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Judge Bashir to conduct the hearing of Al-Azizia corruption cases against Nawaz family today, interrogation continues

Judge Bashir to conduct the hearing of Al-Azizia corruption cases against Nawaz family today, interrogation continues

ISLAMABAD: Accountability Court-I Judge Muhammad Bashir will conduct the hearing of the Al-Azizia corruption reference against the Nawaz family in Adiala jail today. In today’s hearing, Nawaz’s lawyer Khawaja Haris will interrogate prosecution witness Wajid Zia. The former prime minister’s legal counsel had earlier contacted the Islamabad High Court against...

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Senate condemns Mastung attack, prays for the departed souls and offers sincere condolences to the bereaved

Senate condemns Mastung attack, prays for the departed souls and offers sincere condolences to the bereaved

ISLAMABAD: On Monday, the Senate passed a mutual resolution criticizing the horrific terrorist attack in Mastung which resulted in martyrdom of Mir Siraj Raisani, leader of Balochistan Awami Party (BAP), and 149 other innocent lives. The resolution said Raisani was a brave and sincere Pakistani and the loss of his...

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PML-N leader Sheikh Aftab escapes assassination attempt during his commute in Attock

PML-N leader Sheikh Aftab escapes assassination attempt during his commute in Attock

ATTOCK: Former federal minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Sheikh Aftab successfully escaped an assassination attempt on him late Monday, sources informed. Sources stated that Aftab had been on his way home after campaigning in Kamra, when unknown accosters opened fire on his vehicle during his commute in Attock....

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PPP leader’s appeal to contest election results in mere disappointment, SC reiterates disqualification

PPP leader’s appeal to contest election results in mere disappointment, SC reiterates disqualification

ISLAMABAD: On Monday The Supreme Court dismissed an appeal filed by Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) leader Humayun Khan in quest of its permission to contest the July 25 election from NA-151, Khanewal. Mr. Khan approached the top court appealing against a ruling of the Lahore High Court (LHC) that upheld his disqualification by...

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Immediate ban imposed on carrying arms and weapons ahead of elections, strict actions to be taken against violators

Immediate ban imposed on carrying arms and weapons ahead of elections, strict actions to be taken against violators

KARACHI: The Sindh Home Department has banned carrying and display of any kind of arms at public places in the province. According to the provincial government, the ban has been imposed on an immediate basis, invoking Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) and violators will be penalized...

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Corpse of 2 minors found floating in a pond, post-mortem reports reveal asphyxiation being the cause of death

Corpse of 2 minors found floating in a pond, post-mortem reports reveal asphyxiation being the cause of death

FAISALABAD: A post-mortem report on Monday morning reveals much about two minors, who were allegedly tortured and thrown into a nearby pond two days prior to the thorough investigation – The prime cause of death remains ‘asphyxiation’. The initial post-mortem report had suggested three-year-old Rehan and seven-year-old Ayyan had been...

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30 injured, while 18 other members of the family got killed in a deadly road accident, investigations underway

30 injured, while 18 other members of the family got killed in a deadly road accident, investigations underway

MATIARI: Monday morning at least 18 members of a family, children and women were killed in a deadly road accident on the National Highway near Hala in Matiari district. According to rescue officials, a trailer collided into a bus which was parked along roadside to change a punctured tyre, ultimately...

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Nawaz appeals IHC to transfer remaining reference cases to another accountability judge

Nawaz appeals IHC to transfer remaining reference cases to another accountability judge

ISLAMABAD: On Monday deposed premier Nawaz Sharif appealed in Islamabad High Court (IHC) to transfer remaining references of Al-Azizia Steel Mills and Flagship Investment from the accountability court judge Muhammad Bashir to another accountability judge. However, on behalf of Nawaz Shairf, his legal counsel Khawaja Haris filed the appeal in IHC...

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British authorities take Nawaz Sharif’s grandsons into custody over a heated argument near Avenfield House

British authorities take Nawaz Sharif’s grandsons into custody over a heated argument near Avenfield House

LONDON: British authorities arrested two of former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s grandsons Thursday evening over a scuffle that had broken out near Avenfield House, the Metropolitan Police confirmed. The verbal argument between the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) opponents and Junaid Safdar, the son of party supremo Nawaz Sharif’s daughter, Maryam Nawaz, alongside...

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COAS Bajwa confirms death sentence for 12 hardcore terrorists

COAS Bajwa confirms death sentence for 12 hardcore terrorists

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has ratified death sentences awarded to twelve hardcore terrorists, Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR) said on Friday. The terrorists whose death sentence was confirmed by the army chief were involved in heinous offences related to terrorism, including the killing of 7 innocent...

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Nawaz Sharif, Daughter Will be Arrested At Lahore Airport: 10 Facts

Nawaz Sharif, Daughter Will be Arrested At Lahore Airport: 10 Facts

Nawaz Sharif and Maryam were sentenced by a Pakistani accountability court for corrupt practices linked to the family’s purchase of four London flats. LAHORE:  Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam, sentenced to jail for corruption, are likely to be arrested at the Lahore airport, reports said hours...

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Nawaz duo knows that Pakistan’s prison awaits them, “We’re coming!”

Nawaz duo knows that Pakistan’s prison awaits them, “We’re coming!”

Deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who is set to arrive in Pakistan later today, reached Abu Dhabi on Friday morning and said he has learnt that prison awaits him. “I want to tell the people of Pakistan that I am going to jail for them,” he said in a video message posted...

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Eight tourists drown in Murree’s drain, search operation underway

Eight tourists drown in Murree’s drain, search operation underway

MURREE: At least eight tourists drowned in a drain in Murree late Thursday evening. According to rescue sources, there were three tourists rescued and three bodies recovered. A search operation is underway for others. The tourists, who were riding motorcyles, were passing through the area when the incident happened. Last...

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Imran Khan continues to struggle against corruption, shares views regarding the uncalled arrest of the Nawaz duo

Imran Khan continues to struggle against corruption, shares views regarding the uncalled arrest of the Nawaz duo

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan said that they will not let former prime minister Nawaz Sharif become a hero, as the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader is being arrested on corruption charges. Khan, while addressing a gathering in Narowal said that the PML-N leader has asked his workers...

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NAB directs officials to arrest the Nawaz duo as they land at the Lahore airport today, Kulsoom Nawaz regains consciousness as they depart

NAB directs officials to arrest the Nawaz duo as they land at the Lahore airport today, Kulsoom Nawaz regains consciousness as they depart

LONDON/ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif, along with his daughter, Maryam, commenced his journey from the city’s Heathrow Airport late Thursday night back to his motherland, Geo News reported. Earlier, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo and the former first daughter had reached the London airport for their scheduled flight, a...

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12th sitting of Gosha-e-Gayan session held today at Alhamra Arts Council, Nasira Iqbal being the keynote speaker inspires audience

12th sitting of Gosha-e-Gayan session held today at Alhamra Arts Council, Nasira Iqbal being the keynote speaker inspires audience

LAHORE: The 12th sitting of Gosha-e-Gayan was held today at Alhamra Arts Council at The Mall. Justice (Retd.) Nasira Javed Iqbal was the keynote speaker of today’s seating. At the starting of the session, she made it very clear to the audience and other guests, that she will not play...

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PPP Senator Sherry Rehman presages that if her surveillance wasn’t stopped by the suspicious cars, immediate action would be taken

PPP Senator Sherry Rehman presages that if her surveillance wasn’t stopped by the suspicious cars, immediate action would be taken

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) Senator Sherry Rehman said that she was being followed by two unknown suspicious cars over the last two days. While addressing on the floor of the Senate, the PPP senator presaged that if her surveillance wasn’t stopped then she would provide the registration...

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SC reschedules Zardari’s money laundering case hearing as no notice was received by him to appear before the court today

SC reschedules Zardari’s money laundering case hearing as no notice was received by him to appear before the court today

Earlier, former president of Pakistan and co-chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Asif Ali Zardari, is expected to appear before the Supreme Court today in the money laundering scam. Heightened security measures were put in place at the Supreme Court on Thursday over expected appearance of former president Asif Ali Zardari in a...

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Father-daughter duo to be commuted to the jail using the same helicopter that was used during Nawaz’s reign as a PM, arrival expected on 13th July

Father-daughter duo to be commuted to the jail using the same helicopter that was used during Nawaz’s reign as a PM, arrival expected on 13th July

LAHORE: Reportedly, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has arranged two helicopters in order to arrest Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif and his daughter, Maryam, upon their arrival tomorrow (July 13) from London, media revealed Wednesday night. The NAB plans to position one of the two helicopters at Lahore’s...

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Farooq Sattar remains optimist as he hopes to reclaim in Karachi, opens up election office ahead of election

Farooq Sattar remains optimist as he hopes to reclaim in Karachi, opens up election office ahead of election

KARACHI: On Wednesday Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Farooq Sattar said that the enthusiasm of people of Karachi shows they will only vote for his party in the upcoming general elections, media reported. While addressing media after inaugurating an election office in Lines Area, the MQM stalwart said that MQM’s...

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Maryam Nawaz may spend a night in women police station

Maryam Nawaz may spend a night in women police station

ISLAMABAD: Maryam Nawaz Sharif will be the first convicted woman prisoner to be taken into custody by NAB Rawalpindi in recent years and she is likely to be shifted to a woman police station on July 13 on her arrival in Pakistan before presenting her before the accountability judge for...

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ANP’s Haroon Bilour, 19 others martyred in Peshawar blast

ANP’s Haroon Bilour, 19 others martyred in Peshawar blast

PESHAWER: At least 20 people, including Awami National Party’s (ANP) Haroon Bilour, were martyred and 63 others injured in a suicide bombing targetting the party’s rally in a congested neighbourhood of Peshawar late Tuesday night. The attacker detonated his explosive belt close to the ANP leader’s vehicle as he approached a...

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Peshawar serves as the hub of suicide blasts, claims life ANP election candidate, death toll hits 20

Peshawar serves as the hub of suicide blasts, claims life ANP election candidate, death toll hits 20

PESHAWAR: The recent Peshawar suicide attack, claimed the life of Awami National Party (ANP) election candidate Barrister Haroon Bilour. Moreover, the death toll has increased to 20, media reported Wednesday morning. Currently, 62 people injured in suicide attack are seeking treatment at Lady Reading Hospital, authentic sources confirmed. Bilour family...

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Punjab: Woman kills husband and kids, motive remains unclear, investigations underway

Punjab: Woman kills husband and kids, motive remains unclear, investigations underway

JAUHARABAD: On Wednesday, a woman allegedly assassinated her husband and their four children in Jauharabad before turning herself in, police stated. The suspect’s motive however, remains unclear. According to the details, the suspect surrendered herself at the local police station after allegedly killing her husband, two sons and two daughters...

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Rao Anwar gets bail in Naqeebullah murder case

Rao Anwar gets bail in Naqeebullah murder case

KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court on Tuesday granted bail to suspended senior cop Rao Anwar in Naqeebullah Mehsud murder case. The court also directed him to pay Rs1 million in surety bonds. Charges were framed against Anwar for killing Mehsud, a local shopkeeper and aspiring model, and three others in a...

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Imran Khan criticised for defence of Pakistan blasphemy laws

Imran Khan criticised for defence of Pakistan blasphemy laws

PTI leader accused of using blasphemy issue to win backing of religious right. Imran Khan has been accused of risking bloodshed for electoral gain after the former cricketer-turned-politician offered a full-throated defence of Pakistan’s strict blasphemy laws in the run-up to the general election on 25 July. “We are standing with...

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Army has no direct role in conducting elections however pledges full support for upcoming polls

Army has no direct role in conducting elections however pledges full support for upcoming polls

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan military spokesperson Maj. Gen Asif Ghafoor says the military will be involved in the election entirely in a support role and act on orders of the Election Commission of Pakistan to help them in terms of security.” “The army has no direct role in holding elections and will...

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Nawaz, Maryam to make last ditch effort to ‘address supporters’ before arrest

Nawaz, Maryam to make last ditch effort to ‘address supporters’ before arrest

KARACHI: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam have decided to surrender to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) after their potential efforts to establish contact with the masses, sources said on Monday. The purpose of this contact will be to renew their appeal to the people to “respect...

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Zardari and Faryal barred from flying abroad, FIA confirms

Zardari and Faryal barred from flying abroad, FIA confirms

ISLAMABAD: On Monday, sources in the Federal Investigation Former president of Pakistan and Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur have been barred from flying abroad, sources in the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) stated on Monday. The name of former President of Pakistan Asif Ali...

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Huge cache of weapons and ammunition recovered during intelligence-based operations in South Waziristan and Dera Bugti areas

Huge cache of weapons and ammunition recovered during intelligence-based operations in South Waziristan and Dera Bugti areas

RAWALPINDI: In continuation of Operation Raddul Fasaad, security forces carried out intelligence-based operations in South Waziristan and Dera Bugti areas and recovered huge cache of weapons and ammunition, media officials reported. Media wing of armed forces, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a statement said large cache of land mines,...

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SC to hear a plea by Accountability Court Judge who has requested for an extended deadline of Nawaz’s corruption references

SC to hear a plea by Accountability Court Judge who has requested for an extended deadline of Nawaz’s corruption references

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court will hear today a plea by Accountability Court-I Judge Mohammad Bashir who has requested the apex court for an extension in the deadline to conclude the corruption references against the ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family. The trial against the Sharif family had commenced...

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Naqeebullah murder case: ATC to announce verdict on Anwar’s bail plea today

Naqeebullah murder case: ATC to announce verdict on Anwar’s bail plea today

KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) hearing the Naqeebullah Mehsud murder case will announce its decision on the bail plea of former SSP Malir Rao Anwar in two cases against him. Anwar, along with 11 of his subordinates, is facing trial before the ATC for allegedly killing Mehsud, a shopkeeper and aspiring...

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Imran Khan reveals PTI manifesto, promises a ‘Naya Pakistan’

Imran Khan reveals PTI manifesto, promises a ‘Naya Pakistan’

ISLAMABAD: On Monday, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan unveiled the party’s election manifesto, saying if it is voted to power it would create massive job opportunities, build low-cost houses for poor, and tackle corruption and the water crisis. Khan said he would turn the country into an invincible welfare...

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