State to ensure PTM gets heard, leaders get vocal

State to ensure PTM gets heard, leaders get vocal

Where there are disagreements and differences, dialogue is essential and desirable. The Pakhtun Tahaffuz Movement has stimulated the national conscience as well as controversy. It is not clear how positive change can be affected when the motives and very character of those with whom dialogue is necessary are challenged. Just...

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Pakistan’s first-transgender old age home lays foundation in Lahore, inauguration due in ramadan

Pakistan’s first-transgender old age home lays foundation in Lahore, inauguration due in ramadan

Pakistan’s first-ever old-age home for transgenders have recently opened its doors in Lahore, media reported on Thursday. Since 2011, trans woman Ayesha Butt has been investing all her earnings in laying the foundations of the old-age home spread over a canal of land in Lahore’s Rachna town. “Whatever I earned...

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Till death do us apart: Khan rebuffs all rumors regarding his married life, blames PML-N

Till death do us apart: Khan rebuffs all rumors regarding his married life, blames PML-N

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan categorically rebuffed all rumors of differences with his wife Bushra Maneka, media reported. While exclusively addressing the news agents, the PTI chief said that such rumors are spread by the opposers; Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) to gain political benefits. “As long...

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Cross-border fire in Mohmand Agency: 3 terrorists gunned down while 1 soldier martyred

Cross-border fire in Mohmand Agency: 3 terrorists gunned down while 1 soldier martyred

RAWALPINDI: On Thursday, three terrorists were gunned down, while one soldier was martyred in cross-border fire in Mohmand Agency. Pakistan armed forces’ media wing, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said the terrorists opened fire on Pakistani border post in Mohmand Agency from across the border, which was effectively responded...

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IHC disqualifies foreign minister Khawaja Asif

IHC disqualifies foreign minister Khawaja Asif

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif has been disqualified by the Islamabad High Court under Article 62 of the Constitution for concealing facts about holding an Iqama . The bench headed by Justice Athar Minallah and comprising Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akther Kiyani announced the verdict. On April 10, a larger...

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Pakistani, Indian troops to conduct first-ever military drills together

Pakistani, Indian troops to conduct first-ever military drills together

Pakistani and Indian forces will conduct military drills together for the first-time ever in August this year. According to a report in an Indian newspaper, the two arch-rivals will participate in a multi-nation military exercise to be held in in Russia’s Ural Mountains. The exercise, Peace Mission 2018, is a...

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Scrutiny of PTI’s foreign funding by the ECP to reveal financial details

Scrutiny of PTI’s foreign funding by the ECP to reveal financial details

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, the ongoing scrutiny of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) foreign funding by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) took a major twist when the PTI was asked to produce accounts and other financial details of funding from the US as an initial step. The scrutiny committee is authorized by...

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NADRA revises fee structure ahead of elections; swell in prices for the electoral tussle, SC directs for rationalized rates

NADRA revises fee structure ahead of elections; swell in prices for the electoral tussle, SC directs for rationalized rates

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, The National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) said that the subsidy on providing computerized national identity cards (CNICs) to local applicants had now been partially withdrawn. NADRA said in a statement that it did not yield profit on the issuance of ID cards. The fee for national...

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Human Rights prone to progression as SC establishes branches at Karachi and Lahore

Human Rights prone to progression as SC establishes branches at Karachi and Lahore

ISLAMABAD: The Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP), Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, has successfully established two branches of human rights cells at Karachi and Lahore to ensure better access to justice for the deprived, needy and vulnerable segments of society. Earlier there was only one office of the human rights cell...

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Inauguration of Islamabad’s new airport scheduled for 1st May

Inauguration of Islamabad’s new airport scheduled for 1st May

RAWALPINDI: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will inaugurate Islamabad’s new airport on 1st May, however, according to official sources the facility will become operational on May 3. They said that Mr. Abbasi would inaugurate the airport later this week during morning hours, but flight operations are likely to begin on...

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