Investigators Looking For 11th Karachi Airport Attacker’s Body

Investigators Looking For 11th Karachi Airport Attacker’s Body

10 bodies of militants involved in Karachi airport attack in 2014 are unearthed from the Edhi Foundation’s graveyard for identification. The investigators are now digging up for the 11th militant buried in Orangi Town graveyard. The fresh findings came during the course of investigation that not only one of those...

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Hyderabad: Ranger’s Official Injured In IED Blast

Hyderabad: Ranger’s Official Injured In IED Blast

Vehicle of the paramilitary force targeted by an Improvised explosive device right outside Sindh Agriculture University in Hyderabad. A ranger’s official sustained minor injuries in the blast. The IED was fitted into a bicycle that was parked next to the Rangers’ vehicle on main Hyderabad-Mirpurkhas road. The official, Nasir, was...

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50 Family Members Appointed On Govt Posts; SC To Investigate

50 Family Members Appointed On Govt Posts; SC To Investigate

Pakistani authorities promised an inquiry on Tuesday after the Sindh government was found to have employed almost 50 members of the same family in various health ministry jobs, many in the same hospital. The sheer number of appointments ─ from vaccinators to security guards to lab technicians ─ has attracted...

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The Investigation Begins Into Khanani’s Death

The Investigation Begins Into Khanani’s Death

Police launched a full-fledged investigations into the death of entrepreneur Javed Khanani. However Khanani family did not want any legal proceedings about the cause of death. Javed Khanani fell to his death from the eighth floor of an under-construction building in Mohammad Ali Society on Sunday. Javed Khanani, director of...

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No ‘Sir’ For The PM Nawaz

No ‘Sir’ For The PM Nawaz

Counsel of federal government was directed by the Lahore High Court to guarantee submission of reply on behalf of the PM Nawaz to a petition against him. Petition was filed against him for using the title ‘sir”. Barrister Javed Iqbal Jafree had filed the petition contending that the British Queen...

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Saudi Jets Bomb Pakistani Sailors

Saudi Jets Bomb Pakistani Sailors

At least six Pakistani sailors are confirmed dead and another six unaccounted for, after a Saudi air strike targeted their boat off the Yemini coast. With no official word from either government’s foreign ministries, the reason of the bombing remains unknown. Media coverage has also remained minimal with no formal...

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IK Borrowed Money From Jemima To Buy Banigala Residence

IK Borrowed Money From Jemima To Buy Banigala Residence

Imran Khan’s much awaited reply has been submitted to the election Commission of Pakistan. His reply elevated questions on his statement about purchasing the Banigala land. Mr Khan had claimed in his assets declaration that he had got the land measuring 300 kanals as a gift from ex-wife Jemima Khan...

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Panama Case; Maryam Nawaz’s Finances In Focus

Panama Case; Maryam Nawaz’s Finances In Focus

Hearing of Panama case focuses finances and expenditures of Maryam Nawaz even on Wednesday. Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali was presiding over a five-member bench of the apex court hearing the case when Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed asked, “How are Maryam Nawaz’s expenditures covered?” Justice Saeed said that according to...

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President Appoints Justice Saqib As Chief Justice

President Appoints Justice Saqib As Chief Justice

Appointment of Justice Saqib Nisar as new chief justice of Pakistan has been announced by the President Mamnoon Hussain. He will take oath on December 31st. Current CJP Anwar Zaheer Jamali is set to retire by the end of the year. Justice Jamali served the at the post for 15...

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Qatari Prince Makes A Call To PM House For Hunting Clearance

Qatari Prince Makes A Call To PM House For Hunting Clearance

The needed clearance for hunting in Hoshab and Balaktar areas in Kech district of Balochistan annoyed Qatar’s Prince Sheikh Ali Bin Abdullah Thani. The prince had to call Prime Minister House and according to sources, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif took notice of the issue immediately and ordered the provincial government...

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Pilot Of PK-661 Made Mayday Call Minutes After Taking Off

Pilot Of PK-661 Made Mayday Call Minutes After Taking Off

Doomed PK-661 flight’s Pilot made his first mayday call to control room soon after ATR-42 took off. He said that the plane’s left engine was not functioning and moments later followed with a panicked: “Mayday! Mayday”. Then the plane crashed into the mountains of Batolni village of Havelian — 32...

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Panama Case Hearing Focuses Maryam Nawaz

Panama Case Hearing Focuses Maryam Nawaz

Maryam Nawaz’s finances and legal status were focused in the Supreme Court on Tuesday during the hearing of Panamagate case which is investigating Sharif family’s assets. The apex court asked three questions: How did the premier’s children create their companies? Is Maryam Nawaz dependent on someone? And did the prime...

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Qatari Royal Family Hunting For Houbara In Pakistan

Qatari Royal Family Hunting For Houbara In Pakistan

Members of Qatari royal family are in Pakistan in hunt of a houbara bustard. Globally endangered migratory bird houbara bustard’s hunting has been fascinating royal families from Middle East since ages. Every year birds’ year long journey brings them to Pakistan. Pakistani government had issued special permits to the Qatari...

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Trump’s Non-Interventionist US Military Policy

Trump’s Non-Interventionist US Military Policy

President-elect Donald Trump laid out a US military policy on Tuesday that would avoid interventions in foreign conflicts and instead focus heavily on defeating the Islamic State militancy. In the latest stop on a “thank you” tour of states critical to his November 8 election win, Trump introduced his choice...

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Earthquake Quivered Indonesia, Kills 25

Earthquake Quivered Indonesia, Kills 25

A strong undersea earthquake rocked Indonesia’s Aceh province early on Wednesday, killing at least 25 people and causing dozens of buildings to collapse. The U.S. Geological Survey said the shallow 6.4-magnitude earthquake that struck at 5:03 a.m. was centred about 10 kilometres north of Reuleut, a town in northern Aceh,...

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Maryam Nawaz Is Not Dependent On PM Since 1992

Maryam Nawaz Is Not Dependent On PM Since 1992

Five-judge larger bench of Supreme Court was informed by the counsel of the Premier Nawaz Sharif that Maryam Nawaz is not dependent on her father since she was married to Captain Safdar in 1992. The counsel informed judges during the hearing of Panama Case. Salman Aslam Butt said that in...

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Regent Plaza Was Warned About Faulty Electrical System

Regent Plaza Was Warned About Faulty Electrical System

An independent expert body claimed that it had warned the owners of the Regent Plaza about the weak electrical system after conducting thorough inspection a year ago. However police is still waiting for the Civil Defense and fire departments’ reports to determine the reason for the fire whether it was...

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Balochistan: 5 Militants Met Their Fate In Fire Exchange With Forces

Balochistan: 5 Militants Met Their Fate In Fire Exchange With Forces

On Monday morning in Balochistan’s district Pishin 5 militants were killed durong an exchange of fire with the security forces. Deputy Commissioner Pishin Tariqur Rehman said security forces conducted a targeted operation in the district’s Killi Huramzai area against the alleged militants who were affiliated with an outlawed group. Two...

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New COAS At Work; Meets PM and President

New COAS At Work; Meets PM and President

Meetings between COAS and Prime Minister Nawaz at the PM House and President Mamnoon at the Presidency took place on Monday. Issues of national security were discussed in both the meetings. The president asked the COAS to continue the military Operation Zarb-i-Azb until its objectives were achieved. He further advised...

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Death Sentences To SSP Chaudhry Aslam’s ‘Killers’: Confirms COAS

Death Sentences To SSP Chaudhry Aslam’s ‘Killers’: Confirms COAS

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Jawed Bajwa on Monday confirmed the death sentences awarded to four ‘hardcore terrorists’ tried by military courts, according to an Inter-Services Public Relations statement. The convicts were involved in “heinous offences related to terrorism, including killing of innocent civilians, officials of Law Enforcement...

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Professor Abdus Salam Honored

Professor Abdus Salam Honored

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif approved, in principle, the renaming of Quaid-i-Azam University’s (QAU) physics department to the Professor Abdus Salam Center for Physics on Monday, according to a Press Information Department statement. The Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training was directed to draw up a formal summary of the...

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India, Afghanistan Plan Air Cargo Link Over Pakistan

India, Afghanistan Plan Air Cargo Link Over Pakistan

India and Afghanistan are likely to announce an air cargo service on Saturday to help increase trade that both say is stymied because of their tense political relations with Pakistan. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi were meeting in the northern Indian city of Amritsar, a...

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Ghani, Modi Lash Out At Pakistan At Heart Of Asia Moot

Ghani, Modi Lash Out At Pakistan At Heart Of Asia Moot

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined hands to lash out at Pakistan on terrorism as the subject took centre stage at the inauguration of the sixth Heart of Asia ministerial conference on Sunday in Amritsar. The theme of the conference is ‘enhanced cooperation for countering...

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Iran Offers To Mediate Between Pakistan And India

Iran Offers To Mediate Between Pakistan And India

  Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif on Saturday said Iran is willing to mediate between Pakistan and India over the long standing issue of Kashmir. “The bond we have with India and Pakistan is important to us, we hope for the best for both countries,” said Zarif who was on...

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Pakistan Mocked At Heart Of Asia Conference For Supporting Militants

Pakistan Mocked At Heart Of Asia Conference For Supporting Militants

Heart Of Asia concluded on Sunday in Amirtsar. The conference proved to be unfortunate of Pakistan. The country was disparaged bluntly and was claimed to be serving as a base for militant groups who are considered a threat to peace and security in the region. The statement named Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed...

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Candidate Supported By Banned Party Wins By Election

Candidate Supported By Banned Party Wins By Election

Independent candidate braced by banned Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat Maulana Masroor Nawaz Jahngvi won the Punjab’s Assembly’s by election. According to unofficial results Maulana Masroor secured his victory with a margin of 12,793 votes. He is elected on the Punjab Assembly’s PP-78 seat. Mr Nawaz, son of the slain Maulana...

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Obama Wanted To Visit Pakistan: White House

Obama Wanted To Visit Pakistan: White House

Outgoing American president Barak Obama once ‘expressed the desire’ to visit Pakistan, but could not act upon the wish “for a variety of reasons, some of them relating to the complicated relationship between our two countries at certain times over the last eight years,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest...

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PM Nawaz Approves Diamer-Bhasha Dam Financing

PM Nawaz Approves Diamer-Bhasha Dam Financing

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday approved, in principle, the financing plan for the Diamer-Bhasha dam and ordered the secretary of water and power to start physical work on the dam before the end of 2017. Secretary Ministry of Water and Power Mohammad Younus Dagha presented the dam’s financial proposal...

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Karachi: 11 Killed In Regent Plaza Fire

Karachi: 11 Killed In Regent Plaza Fire

Karachi’s Regent Plaza hotel caught fire on early Monday. At least 11 people were killed and 75 are injured. Hotel is located at Sharah e Faisal. A huge fire erupted in the kitchen at the ground floor of the building according to police which swept through the building. As fire...

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Pakistan Is Making Efforts To Establish A Bond With Trump Team

Pakistan Is Making Efforts To Establish A Bond With Trump Team

Pakistan hurled a diplomatic movement to launch timely stalemates with the Trump administration after the arrival of frontline team in the US capital. The news is making rounds that PM Nawaz might also fly to US in order to attend the Trump’s inaugural ceremony on January 20th. Officials at the...

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Ali Raza Abidi’s Membership Terminated By MQM Pakistan

Ali Raza Abidi’s Membership Terminated By MQM Pakistan

Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan terminated the membership of Ali Raza Abidi. Lawmaker Ali Raza Abidi was blamed for not remaining with the policies of the party. MQM Pakistan also asked Abidi to resign from his National Assembly seat. According to a statement issued by MQM, Abidi’s membership was terminated after...

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Javed Khanani Commits Suicide

Javed Khanani Commits Suicide

Javed Khanani, a director of Khanani and Kalia International money changers, allegedly committed suicide in Karachi on Sunday, DawnNews reported, quoting police sources. Javed Khanani and Munaf Kalia were arrested by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in a dramatic raid in November 2008 when a complaint lodged against one of...

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Terror Cases In Military Courts To End On Jan 2

Terror Cases In Military Courts To End On Jan 2

ISLAMABAD: The power of military courts to try civilians is likely to end in a month as the government does not appear interested in extending the relevant amendment to the Constitution, which will lapse on Jan 2. On Jan 3 last year, parliament passed the 21st Constitution Amendment, bringing the...

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India Upgrading Military; Signs $750m Contract With US

India Upgrading Military; Signs $750m Contract With US

India and United States are bonding tight knots with each other. Recently Pakistan’s neighbor signed a $750 million contract with the US. India is buying 145 howitzer artillery guns from BAE Systems, a source revealed. It’s the first deal of its kind in three decades. India, the world’s number one...

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Blast Targets DSP Vehicle In Peshawar; DSP Remains Safe

Blast Targets DSP Vehicle In Peshawar; DSP Remains Safe

A roadside blast targeted a police van in Peshawar. DSP was travelling in the van targeted. DSP and policemen remained safe in a blast in Chamkani area on Friday. Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Chamkani Abdul Salam was travelling on Northern Bypass when the remote-controlled bomb exploded near his vehicle....

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Pakistani Troops Will Respond With Full Force: Bajwa

Pakistani Troops Will Respond With Full Force: Bajwa

Pakistani troops will definitely answer the ceasefire violations from across the border. According to ISPR newly appointed COAS Gen Bajwa vowed to respond with full force along the LoC. During a visit to the 10 Corps Rawalpindi and troops at forward locations along the LoC, Gen Bajwa said, “Each violation...

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India Comments On Trump Nawaz Phone Call

India Comments On Trump Nawaz Phone Call

The Indian government on Friday referring to a telephonic conversation between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and US President-elect Donald Trump said it looked forward to Trump helping Pakistan “address the most outstanding of its outstanding issues”, Times of India reported. Indian Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said the Indian...

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India Has To Abide By Its International Obligations: FO

India Has To Abide By Its International Obligations: FO

The foreign Office of Pakistan reminded India of its commitments and obligations under Indus Waters Treaty. The Office also alerted India that trustworthiness of New Delhi would suffer if by any means the treaty is affected. It has also made clear that India and Pakistan both the countries need consensus...

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PM’s Supremacy To Sack Heads Of PSE Restored

PM’s Supremacy To Sack Heads Of PSE Restored

The Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif has wordlessly reinstated the powers of Prime Minister to bag heads of public sector entities (PSE). The Premier did not assign any reason for this restoring. It has been three long decades of decentralization after which PM has achieved his powers to sack...

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Pakistan Should Not Have Released Trump Phone Call: Trump Team

Pakistan Should Not Have Released Trump Phone Call: Trump Team

Trump team has also issued their version of Trump-Nawaz telephone call. It states that Trump and Pakistani PM had a progressive discussion but the language was not at all flowery. The Pakistani version of same conversation is a bit too much elaborate. “President-elect Trump and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif spoke...

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PSO Receivables Rs250bn; Circular Debt Rising

PSO Receivables Rs250bn; Circular Debt Rising

ISLAMABAD: Amid government claims of controlling energy shortages and improving recoveries, a staggering Rs250 billion has been added to the outstanding dues of the Pakistan State Oil (PSO) since June 2013. This is the highest amount of receivables in the accounts of the country’s largest fuel supplier that had peaked...

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Bilawal Says He Will Be PM Pakistan In 2018

Bilawal Says He Will Be PM Pakistan In 2018

Continuing his tirade against the government, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari said he will be contesting in the 2018 general elections and is confident that he will win. “I will become the next prime minister of Pakistan,” Bilawal said addressing party workers in Lahore on Saturday. Criticising Prime...

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Bilawal Slams Govt. Over NAP ‘Failure’

Bilawal Slams Govt. Over NAP ‘Failure’

LAHORE: Continuing his diatribe against the government, Pakistan Peoples Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari alleged on Friday that it had turned the National Action Plan (NAP) against terrorism into a ‘Noon League (PML-N) plan’, while Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khurshid Shah insinuated that the rulers had...

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US Bill Pledges $900m To Pakistan

US Bill Pledges $900m To Pakistan

WASHINGTON: A consensus US defence bill, set to be approved by the House, recognises Pakistan as a key strategic partner and pledges more than $900 million in economic and other assistance to the country. But the bill also conditions $450m from this assistance to a certification from the US defence...

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Baldia Factory Fire Wanted Man Arrested In Thailand

Baldia Factory Fire Wanted Man Arrested In Thailand

Bangkok Police on Saturday arrested Abdul Rehman, alias Bhola, the alleged frontman in the 2012 arson attack at Karachi’s Baldia garment factory, Thai daily the Bangkok Post reported. Abdul Rehman was arrested in Room 405 of the Royal Garden Home hotel in Bangkok after commandos from the Crime Suppression Division...

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Nawaz Team To Go And Meet Trump Team

Nawaz Team To Go And Meet Trump Team

WASHINGTON: The prime minister’s special assistant for foreign affairs, Tariq Fatemi, is coming to the United States this weekend to meet officials of the Trump transition team. “Besides meeting members of the transition team, Mr Fatemi will meet officials of the outgoing Obama administration,” said Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United...

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Gen Bajwa Should Be Given Time: Mark Toner

Gen Bajwa Should Be Given Time: Mark Toner

US State Department is willing to give new army chief some time to implement counter terrorism efforts. Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa was congratulated by the US State Department on his appointment as Chief of Army Staff. Answering a question about whether Pakistan’s strategy will change under Gen Bajwa’s leadership in...

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Patrol Free Indian Border By The End Of 2017

Patrol Free Indian Border By The End Of 2017

India is pondering over its border security. News are that India is planning to have a multi-layered smart fence along its borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh. Through this fence India is opting towards a patrol free border. The fence will be completed by the second half of 2017. According to...

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Pak-China Direct Rail And Sea Fright Service Launched

Pak-China Direct Rail And Sea Fright Service Launched

The first cargo train of a direct rail and sea fright service between China and Pakistan departed from Yunnan. With the departure of this cargo train the direct rail and sea fright service has been launched. The departure of the cargo train is reported by official Xinhua news agency of...

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India Deploys More Than 1m Troops In Held Kashmir

India Deploys More Than 1m Troops In Held Kashmir

India has positioned over 1 million troops in the seized-Kashmir, said Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria, on Wednesday. Zakaria further added that regardless of Pakistan’s concerns, India has positioned the highest concentration of troops in the world in the sized-Kashmir. Terming the deployment of presence of Indian troops’ at a...

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