Punjab Information Minister: “Aasia Bibi is in Pakistan and has gone nowhere”

Punjab Information Minister: “Aasia Bibi is in Pakistan and has gone nowhere”

LAHORE: Denying reports that Asia Bibi has flown out of country, Information Minister Punjab, Fayyaz ul Hasan Chauhan, says foreign media reports on the case are totally false, media reported. ‘Asia Bibi is in Pakistan and has gone nowhere,” said the minister while talking to media here. He confirmed that...

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Bus-trailer collide on Indus Highway, accident leaves 26 injured

Bus-trailer collide on Indus Highway, accident leaves 26 injured

DADU: At least eight people including a woman were killed and 26 injured when a passenger bus and trailer collided on Indus Highway in Sindh’s, Dadu district on Wednesday night. According to police, the passenger bus was travelling from Larkana to Karachi when it collided with a trailer near Makhdoom...

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FO rejects news of Aasia’s abscondment

FO rejects news of Aasia’s abscondment

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office on Thursday rejected news reports that Asia Bibi, a Christian woman who was acquitted of blasphemy charges by the Supreme Court last week, has left the country. “Asia Bibi is in Pakistan,” the FO spokesperson said. “There is no truth in reports that Asia Bibi has...

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Aasia Bibi freed from jail to find refuge out of Pakistan

Aasia Bibi freed from jail to find refuge out of Pakistan

MULTAN: Asia Bibi, a Pakistani-Christian woman who spent eight years on death row but was acquitted by the Supreme Court last week in a blasphemy case against her, was freed from the prison here in the city, her lawyer said Wednesday night. Bibi, a mother of five, is believed to have already...

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Government decides to compensate those exposed to vandalism amid Aasia’s case

Government decides to compensate those exposed to vandalism amid Aasia’s case

ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Wednesday decided to compensate those who suffered losses owing to the country-wide protests which took place last week following a Supreme Court verdict acquitting Aasia Bibi. Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed that an assessment be carried out of the property belonging to citizens that...

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SC indicts MNA Aamir Liaquat Hussain in contempt of court case

SC indicts MNA Aamir Liaquat Hussain in contempt of court case

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday indicted TV anchor and MNA Aamir Liaquat Hussain in contempt of court case. The indictment came as a top court bench heard a contempt of court case against Liaquat and rejected the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MNA’s unconditional apology. “I seek an unconditional apology and...

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IMF delegation to arrive in Pakistan today

IMF delegation to arrive in Pakistan today

ISLAMABAD: A delegation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is arriving in Pakistan today to hold talks with the government on a bailout package, media reported. The IMF team is coming for monetary assistance talks on request of the government. According to the Fund’s Director Communication, Gerry Rice, the IMF...

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Imran Khan briefed on TLP protests breakout, progress on arrests

Imran Khan briefed on TLP protests breakout, progress on arrests

LAHORE/ISLAMABAD: The Interior Ministry on Tuesday briefed Prime Minister Imran Khan on the demonstrations last week by the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) and the progress on crackdown against miscreants. The PM was presented with a report after his return from official visit to China. The TLP carried out three-day demonstrations starting...

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Government likely to host a 2-day international Khatm-e-Nabuwwat (PBUH) Conference in Islamabad

Government likely to host a 2-day international Khatm-e-Nabuwwat (PBUH) Conference in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has decided to host a two-day Khatm-e-Nabuwat (Peace Be Upon Him) Conference in Islamabad, which will be attended by Imam-e-Ka’aba, vice chancellor of Al-Azhar University, Mufti of Syria, and scholars from Iraq and Tunisia. The religious scholars attending the two-day conference will highlight different aspects of...

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PM Imran briefs National Security Council about his official trip to China

PM Imran briefs National Security Council about his official trip to China

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday chaired a meeting of the National Security Council (NSC). The NSC reviewed Pakistan’s security situation and concluded that progress and prosperity lie in peace, stability and the rule of law. The prime minister also informed those attending of his recent visit to China, including...

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