Senior Minister Punjab Abdul Aleem Khan reviews government’s 100-day plan

Senior Minister Punjab Abdul Aleem Khan reviews government’s 100-day plan

LAHORE: Senior Minister Punjab Abdul Aleem Khan on Thursday reviewed pace of work on the government’s 100-day plan and said the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan will reflect in it in the province. He presided over a special meeting of the Prime Minister Reforms Team and Special Monitoring Unit...

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Change of guards ceremony at Muhammad Iqbal’s mausoleum

Change of guards ceremony at Muhammad Iqbal’s mausoleum

LAHORE: A contingent of Pakistan Navy assumed the charge of guards, in a change of guard ceremony on the birth anniversary of Dr. Muhammad Iqbal here at the mausoleum of the great poet and philosopher. Pakistan Navy’s station commander Lahore, Commodore Naimatullah, was the chief guest of the ceremony. A...

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Foreign Minister Mehmood Qureshi promises legal assistance to Dr Aafia Siddiqui

Foreign Minister Mehmood Qureshi promises legal assistance to Dr Aafia Siddiqui

MULTAN/ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Thursday the government will provide legal assistance to Dr Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani neuroscientist and mother of three jailed in the US for almost a decade. Speaking to media here in Multan, the foreign minister said he would be meeting Aafia’s sister,...

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2 held over friend’s ‘honour killing’ in Karachi

2 held over friend’s ‘honour killing’ in Karachi

KARACHI: Police on Thursday apprehended two suspects for allegedly killing a man for hounour in the Korangi area of Karachi, media reported. The police said the suspects slit open the throat of their friend, Bilawal, in the name of honour on October 13 in Korangi. While addressing media, Superintendent Police (SP)...

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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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