Pakistan Not To Accept External Pressure on Indus Waters Treaty: Asif

Pakistan Not To Accept External Pressure on Indus Waters Treaty: Asif

Minister for Defence, Water and Power Khawaja Asif on Tuesday said Pakistan would not accept any external pressure on the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) reached with India in 1960 for distribution of water between the two countries. “Each and every clause of the IWT should be followed by both the...

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Pakistan Leaves India Behind In WEF’s Development Index

Pakistan Leaves India Behind In WEF’s Development Index

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has been ranked 52nd, ahead from India (60th), among 79 developing economies in the Inclusive Development Index (IDI), according to a World Economic Forum (WEF) report. The ‘Inclusive Growth and Development Report 2017’, released in Davos on Monday, said that most countries were missing important opportunities to raise...

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Earthquake Tremors Felt In Karachi’s Gulshan-i-Iqbal, Johar areas

Earthquake Tremors Felt In Karachi’s Gulshan-i-Iqbal, Johar areas

Tremors were reportedly felt by residents of Karachi’s Gulshan-i-Iqbal and Gulistan-i-Jauhar areas on Tuesday, television reports said. People took to social media to describe the scene, saying residents felt tremors and came out of their homes and offices located in the area. Students attending classes at the University of Karachi...

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Govt Criticised Over Lack Of Progress On CPEC Route

Govt Criticised Over Lack Of Progress On CPEC Route

The criticism against the federal government came during a meeting of the Parliamentary Committee.

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Mother Sentenced To Death For ‘Honour Killing’ of Daughter Zeenat Bibi

Mother Sentenced To Death For ‘Honour Killing’ of Daughter Zeenat Bibi

18-year-old Zeenat Rafiq of Lahore’s Factory Area was set on fire by her mother Parveen Bibi more than a week after the girl reportedly eloped with Hasan Khan to marry him before a court in Lahore.

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Panamagate: No Discrepancies In PM’s Speech, says Lawyer

Panamagate: No Discrepancies In PM’s Speech, says Lawyer

Justice Khosa enquired how long the PM’s counsel would take to wrap up his arguments, to which Makhdoom Ali Khan replied he would try to conclude his arguments regarding Articles 62 and 63 today.

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Zardari Departs For Dubai

Zardari Departs For Dubai

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamen­tarians chief Asif Ali Zardari on Sunday evening left for Dubai, where he would stay for a few days before proceeding to the United States. The former president, who returned to the country late last month after spending about 18 months in a self-imposed exile, is...

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Biden: Use Of Nuclear Weapons In South Asia Can’t Be Ruled Out

Biden: Use Of Nuclear Weapons In South Asia Can’t Be Ruled Out

South Asia is among a few regions in the world where nuclear weapons could be used in a regional conflict, the outgoing US Vice President Joe Biden warned on Saturday.

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Turkish Airlines Cargo Jet Crash In Kyrgyzstan

Turkish Airlines Cargo Jet Crash In Kyrgyzstan

A Turkish Airlines (THYAO.IS) cargo jet crashed near Kyrgyzstan’s Manas airport on Monday, killing at least 20 people, most of them residents of village struck by the Boeing 747 as it tried to land in dense fog, Kyrgyz officials said. According to the airport administration, the plane was supposed to...

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Gen Bajwa: Afghan President Should Control Cross Border Movement Of Terrorists

Gen Bajwa: Afghan President Should Control Cross Border Movement Of Terrorists

Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Sunday telephoned Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to condole over the loss of life in recent terror attacks in Afghanistan.

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Trump Aide Spoke To Russian Envoy On Day Of Sanctions

Trump Aide Spoke To Russian Envoy On Day Of Sanctions

The calls occurred between the time the Russian embassy was told about US sanctions and the announcement by Russian President Vladimir Putin that he had decided against reprisals, said the sources

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Centre’s Reservation Over Seminaries Ban Will Be Removed

Centre’s Reservation Over Seminaries Ban Will Be Removed

The provincial government will address the reservations expressed by the Ministry of Interior over Sindh’s request to ban 94 seminaries under the anti-terrorism law.

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PTI Announces Public Meetings In Kasur, Sahiwal

PTI Announces Public Meetings In Kasur, Sahiwal

Sources said that the PTI had for the time being decided to keep its focus only on Punjab, particularly the areas considered to be strongholds of the PML-N.

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New Report On London Flats May Give A New Turn To Panama Case

New Report On London Flats May Give A New Turn To Panama Case

Records obtained by BBC from the department that deals with sales and purchase of land in the UK show that the first flat was purchased by Nescoll Limited on Jan 1, 1993.

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Nisar Stands His Ground Over ‘Banned Groups’ Controversy

Nisar Stands His Ground Over ‘Banned Groups’ Controversy

Defending remarks he made in the Senate earlier this week, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan reiterated on Saturday that he believed there should be separate laws for organisations that are proscribed on the basis of terrorist links and those banned on a sectarian basis. The minister had caused uproar...

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Misbah Hits Back At Chappell’s ‘Harsh Comments’

Misbah Hits Back At Chappell’s ‘Harsh Comments’

Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq defended Pakistan against remarks made by former Australian captain Ian Chappell, saying they were “uncalled for and unbecoming” of someone as reputable as Chappell, ESPN Cricinfo reported. When Pakistan lost the third and final Test of the series in Sydney on Jan 7, Chappell in an interview...

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Karachi: Governor Saeed-uz-Zaman Siddiqui Laid To Rest

Karachi: Governor Saeed-uz-Zaman Siddiqui Laid To Rest

Deceased Sindh Governor Saeed-uz-Zaman Siddiqui was laid to rest at Karachi’s Gizri graveyard on Friday. Funeral prayers for the governor were offered at Governor House Karachi after Friday prayers. Retired Justice Siddiqui, the 31st governor of Sindh, had been under treatment at a local hospital for a prolonged chest infection...

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Pakistan Rejects Allegations of Terrorist Safe Havens In Fata

Pakistan Rejects Allegations of Terrorist Safe Havens In Fata

The Foreign Office (FO) on Friday reiterated that Pakistan does not allow its territory to be used for attacks in any other country.

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Disqualification of PM Under Articles 62 and 63 Not Possible

Disqualification of PM Under Articles 62 and 63 Not Possible

Quoting Articles 62 and 63, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s counsel, Makhdoom Ali Khan, said that the requirements for the conviction and disqualification of the premier have not been met.

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Officials: No Decision Yet Taken On Indian Soldier’s Repatriation

Officials: No Decision Yet Taken On Indian Soldier’s Repatriation

“The Indian soldier, who inadvertently crossed over to Pakistan, is still being investigated,” the official told Dawn after India’s state minister for defence, Subhash Bhamre, claimed that the Pakistan Army had committed to releasing the soldier

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Centre Rejects Sindh Allegations Against Suspected Seminaries

Centre Rejects Sindh Allegations Against Suspected Seminaries

Through a letter, the interior ministry has instead asked the Sindh government to inform the federal government of the action the provincial authorities have so far taken against the “suspected” seminaries.

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Is Indian Army Capable Of Implementing Cold Start Doctrine?

Is Indian Army Capable Of Implementing Cold Start Doctrine?

NEW DELHI: Recent remarks by India’s new army chief General Bipin Rawat have raised questions if the country has revived its controversial ‘Cold Start’ doctrine for any future standoff with Pakistan, leading analysts wrote in The Hindu on Thursday. Gen Rawat had told India Today last week that the doctrine...

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PK 661: Black Box Data Unable To Find Cause Of Plane Crash

PK 661: Black Box Data Unable To Find Cause Of Plane Crash

ISLAMABAD: The transcript analysis of the black box of PK-661 — the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight that crashed near Havelian while travelling from Chitral to Islamabad on Dec 7 — has failed to find the real cause of the crash. This was disclosed by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)...

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Sindh Government Has No Intentions To Remove IG Sindh

Sindh Government Has No Intentions To Remove IG Sindh

KARACHI: The provincial government informed the Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday that it had powers to remove the Sindh IG yet has no intentions to remove the current police chief. Sindh advocate-general Zamir Ghumro contended before a two-judge bench that Sindh IG Allah Dino Khawaja had gone on leave...

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COAS: No Compromise On Army’s Sovereignty

COAS: No Compromise On Army’s Sovereignty

ISLAMABAD: Calling the Pakistan Army a great institution, General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday vowed to uphold its ‘dignity and credibility’ through ‘selfless performance of our role and duties.’ General Qamar made these remarks during a visit to Jhelum and the Kharian Garrison, where he was given a detailed briefing...

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CAA Shares Findings of Black Box Report of Crashed PIA ATR

CAA Shares Findings of Black Box Report of Crashed PIA ATR

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) shared on Thursday its findings from black box data recovered from PK-661. Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK-661, carrying 48 passengers and crew, had crashed on the way to Islamabad from Chitral on Dec 7, 2016 at 4:42pm PST. There were no survivors from the...

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MUET Clerk Held For Possessing Naila Rind, Other Girls’ Pictures

MUET Clerk Held For Possessing Naila Rind, Other Girls’ Pictures

Police picked up on Wednesday a clerk working for the Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET) for interrogation over the mysterious death of Naila Rind, who was found hanging from a ceiling fan in her room in Marvi hostel 11 days ago. A team of Jamshoro police led by...

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Japanese Citizen ‘Commits Suicide’ in Multan

Japanese Citizen ‘Commits Suicide’ in Multan

A Japanese citizen allegedly committed suicide by jumping off a hotel building in Multan on Thursday, police said. The man, later identified as Okumura Katfumi, jumped to his death from the third floor of a hotel situated in Multan’s Tariq Road area, City Police Officer (CPO) Multan Ahsan Younas said....

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US Backs Afghan Claim of Terrorist Safe Havens In Fata

US Backs Afghan Claim of Terrorist Safe Havens In Fata

In a rare acknowledgement of the difficulties Pakistan faces in combating terrorists in Fata, the US State Department has said that the remoteness of the area and the military’s tactical limitations prevent Islamabad from eliminating all terrorist safe havens. But at a Tuesday afternoon news briefing, a department spokesman Mark...

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China Makes War With Japan Six Years Longer

China Makes War With Japan Six Years Longer

China has ordered all schools to teach pupils that its 20th-century war with Japan lasted 14 years rather than eight, the education ministry said on Wednesday, to “strengthen patriotic education”. Chinese textbooks currently date the “Chinese People’s War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression” to July 7, 1937 and the Marco...

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Panamagate Case: PML-N Confident Of Victory

Panamagate Case: PML-N Confident Of Victory

ISLAMABAD: Members of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf continued to trade barbs over the Panamagate case following Wednesday’s hearing at the Supreme Court. Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb mocked at Naeem Bokhari, chief of the PTI’s legal team, calling him a “defeated” lawyer. On the...

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Nawaz & Zardari Expected To Meet Soon, Panamagate Scandal

Nawaz & Zardari Expected To Meet Soon, Panamagate Scandal

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and former president Asif Ali Zardari are expected to soon hold a meeting to discuss political matters in the country. “It was decided during a telephonic conversation between the two leaders when Zardari wished the premier on his birthday last month,” sources in the Zardari...

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Khawaja Asif: Raheel Sharif Has Not Applied For NOC To Head Saudi Coalition

Khawaja Asif: Raheel Sharif Has Not Applied For NOC To Head Saudi Coalition

Reports on social media that Gen Raheel had accepted the command of the coalition force gained credence when Asif indirectly confirmed the development on a TV show.

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Panamagate Case: Burden of Proof Lies With PM’s Counsel, Say Judges

Panamagate Case: Burden of Proof Lies With PM’s Counsel, Say Judges

The prime minister’s counsel, as he resumed his arguments before the Supreme Court during hearing of the Panamagate case on Thursday, was quizzed about a money trail for the London flats and asked to prove there were no inconsistencies in the PM’s speech in the National Assembly last year. The...

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Sindh Governor Saeed-uz-Zaman Siddiqui Passes Away In Karachi

Sindh Governor Saeed-uz-Zaman Siddiqui Passes Away In Karachi

Sindh governor Saeed-uz-Zaman Siddiqui passed away in Karachi on Wednesday according to a governor house spokesman. Siddiqui had been hospitalised earlier today, DawnNews reported. Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani will serve as acting governor of Sindh until a governor is appointed. The retired justice was sworn in as the...

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Pakistan In Danger of Not Directly Qualifying For World Cup 2019

Pakistan In Danger of Not Directly Qualifying For World Cup 2019

Pakistan is at eighth position with 89 points, two behind Bangladesh and two ahead of the West Indies, said an ICC press release.

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Day Not Far When Pakistan Will Be Considered A ‘Minorities-Friendly’ Country: PM

Day Not Far When Pakistan Will Be Considered A ‘Minorities-Friendly’ Country: PM

Terrorism in the country has been controlled and an economic revival has been taking place, the premier said.

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Shiv Sena Issues Fresh Threats To Raees As Release Date Nears

Shiv Sena Issues Fresh Threats To Raees As Release Date Nears

It looks like Shah Rukh Khan just can’t seem to catch a break. SRK had struck a deal with Maharashtra Navnirman Sena that he would not involve his Pakistani co-star Mahira Khan in their film’s promotions in exchange for the peaceful release of Raees. However, film exhibitors in central Indian...

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Five UAE Officials Among 56 Killed In Afghanistan Bombings

Five UAE Officials Among 56 Killed In Afghanistan Bombings

Twin Taliban blasts struck near the Afghan parliament in Kabul, killing at least 30 people and wounding 80 in a rush-hour attack that shattered a relative lull in violence in the capital.

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Walkout In Senate Over Nisar’s Remarks About Banned Outfits

Walkout In Senate Over Nisar’s Remarks About Banned Outfits

Chaudhry Nisar said some organisations were purely terrorists while some had clash on sectarian lines, adding that these organisations had been allowed to contest elections during the previous government.

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Offhand Remarks Can’t Disqualify PM: SC judge

Offhand Remarks Can’t Disqualify PM: SC judge

The statement made by the prime minister in parliament on May 16, 2016 was not part and parcel of these criminal transactions (money laundering), the judge said.

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Iran Says It Has Finally Received Saudi Haj Invite

Iran Says It Has Finally Received Saudi Haj Invite

Iran said Tuesday it had finally received an official invitation from Saudi Arabia for its pilgrims to attend this year’s Haj, two weeks after Riyadh announced it.

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China’s Xinjiang Region Tightening Border Security

China’s Xinjiang Region Tightening Border Security

China is tightening border controls in its northwestern Xinjiang region amid rising terrorism threats, the regional governor was quoted as saying on Tuesday. State media reported Shohrat Zakir made the pledge in a speech at the region’s main annual political meeting on Monday, saying increased measures taken in the last...

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Government Using The Military As A Crutch, Shah Mehmood

Government Using The Military As A Crutch, Shah Mehmood

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) senior leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Tuesday said the government was using the military as a crutch. “Operation Zarb-i-Azb was successful but how long will the government use the military as a crutch?” he asked. Qureshi was speaking to journalists after a meeting of the opposition leaders...

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Turkey Begins Debate On New Erdogan Powers

Turkey Begins Debate On New Erdogan Powers

Turkey’s parliament on Monday began debating a controversial new draft constitution aimed at expanding the powers of the presidency under Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The new constitution, which is expected to be put to a referendum by the spring, would replace the basic law drawn up after Turkey’s 1980 military coup....

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Saudi Governor In Chagai For Houbara Bustard Hunting

Saudi Governor In Chagai For Houbara Bustard Hunting

Chagai, Washuk, Kharan and other areas of the Rakhshani valley in south and west Balochistan are famous for the presence of the houbara bustard, including local and Siberian birds of the species.

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Govt Begins Talks For Revival of Military Courts

Govt Begins Talks For Revival of Military Courts

ISLAMABAD: The government on Monday signalled its intent to revive controversial military courts for trial of civilians accused of terrorism, saying it had begun consultations for bringing a constitutional amendment for the purpose. “The federal government has already initiated consultations for a constitutional amendment to continue the military courts for...

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Panama: SC Dissects PM’s ‘Contradictory’ Statements

Panama: SC Dissects PM’s ‘Contradictory’ Statements

“The real issue is that all statements made by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif — in his address to the nation as well as the parliament — contradict each other,” regretted Justice Asif Saeed Khosa.

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Govt Asked To Explain Gen Sharif’s Post In Saudi-led Alliance

Govt Asked To Explain Gen Sharif’s Post In Saudi-led Alliance

Senate chairman asked the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to clarify what would be the implications of the decision in terms of foreign policy and its effect on a decision, taken at the joint sitting of parliament, not to become part of any such alliance.

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Key Militant Commander Surrenders In Quetta

Key Militant Commander Surrenders In Quetta

A key militant commander of the banned Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) surrendered before government officials in Quetta on Monday. Balakh Sher Badini, who belonged to the outlawed BLA, laid down his arms at the Madadgar Cell of the Frontier Corps (FC). “I am a proud Pakistani and a brave Baloch,”...

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