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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‘Pakistan Can’t Afford Bullet Trains’

‘Pakistan Can’t Afford Bullet Trains’

Pakistan cannot afford to have bullet trains, even though it was the ruling party’s one of the many promises it had made during the elections, Khwaja Saad Rafique told the National Assembly on Tuesday. “When we asked the Chinese about it, they laughed at us. We should consider the 160kmph...

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Landi Kotal: Eight Militants Damned To Hell By Air Force

Landi Kotal: Eight Militants Damned To Hell By Air Force

Landi Kotal: eight suspected militants killed in air strike by the air force. Official sources revealed that air force planes hit the positions of the militants in Tirah valley of the Khyber tribal region near Afghan border. In the raid numerous suspected hideouts of militants have been destroyed. There is...

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Gen Bajwa’s First Day At Office

Gen Bajwa’s First Day At Office

Gen Bajwa is hopeful that the situation at LoC would improve but he did not try to elaborate the basis of his hope. The change of command took place on Tuesday where Gen Sharif had reminded Gen Bajwa the continuing challenges he would have to face because of the connection...

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Load Shedding Would Become A Reference Of History: Nawaz

Load Shedding Would Become A Reference Of History: Nawaz

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is keen to brand load shedding as a reference to history during his tenure. In a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Energy the Premier shows his satisfaction on being on track. Water and Power Secretary Younas Dagah briefed the members of the Cabinet that circular...

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Ice Is Melting Between The Military And Zardari

Ice Is Melting Between The Military And Zardari

Former President Asif Ali Zardari congratulated new Chief of Army Staff on his appointment on Tuesday. It looks like the ice is finally melting between the military and co-chairman of PPP. PPP’s spokesperson Farhatullah Babar told that Zardari telephoned the new army chief and expressed his wishes to him. He...

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Nawaz’s LON-LHR VVIP Flight Cost Rs 29.7M

Nawaz’s LON-LHR VVIP Flight Cost Rs 29.7M

Rs.29.765 million had been spent on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s VVIP flight home, National Assembly was informed on Monday. Federal Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Shiekh Aftab Ahmed articulated the amount of rupees spent at the Premier’s travel. While speaking on behalf of Minister in charge of the Aviation Division, Sheikh...

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Situation At LoC Will Be Alright: COAS Gen Bajwa

Situation At LoC Will Be Alright: COAS Gen Bajwa

Newly-appointed Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday said the situation at the Line of Control (LoC) will be ‘alright’ in the near future. While speaking to journalists after the ceremony of change of command, General Bajwa, in an answer to a question about the LoC...

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Pakistan to Knot Fresh Ties With Trump

Pakistan to Knot Fresh Ties With Trump

Trump will help Pakistan in resolving issues concerning unsettled problems. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and USA’s elected President Donald Trump had a telephonic conversation. Nawaz had called Trump on Wednesday to congratulate him on his victory in the elections. During the conversation Trump assured Pakistani PM that helping Pakistan would...

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PTI Not Buying PM’s Responses On London Flats

PTI Not Buying PM’s Responses On London Flats

PTI once again lashed PM Nawaz for his unproven misstatements about the London flats. The Premier had claimed that the money was generated by selling the Gulf Steel Mills in UAE from which he bought the flats in London. Senior counsel Naeem Bokhari, representing PTI chief Imran Khan before a...

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Misbah Believes Nothing Is Impossible; Aussie Challenge Next

Misbah Believes Nothing Is Impossible; Aussie Challenge Next

Test captain of Pakistani cricket team Misbah-Ul-Haq is confident that team will perform better against Australia in the forthcoming Day-Night Test series starting Dec 15th. Misbah said that it might get some problematic to rebuild his team’s forte and confident after a series defeat but he believes nothing is impossible....

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NA Allowed Buyer To Clear Up Undeclared Transactions

NA Allowed Buyer To Clear Up Undeclared Transactions

The National Assembly approved an amnesty scheme for the realty sector which allows buyers to clean up their enormous undeclared transaction amounts. Opposition parties’ boycott failed to restrain the lower house by approving the amendment to the income tax law. “The bill is acceptable to all stakeholders, including real estate...

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No Chance Of Bilateral Meeting Between India And Pakistan

No Chance Of Bilateral Meeting Between India And Pakistan

Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz leading a delegation will leave for India on Sunday. Pakistani delegation will attend Heart of Asia ministerial Conference in Amritsar. The meeting will focus on regional issues which includes problems with Afghanistan and its neighbors’ cooperation to tackle security issues...

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Chat With Trump Won’t Save Nawaz From Panama Case: IK

Chat With Trump Won’t Save Nawaz From Panama Case: IK

Imran Khan is adamant that nothing in the world can save Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from the Panama Papers Scandal. The PTI chairman tweeted in which he made clear that Trump-Nawaz telephone call was a good thing but it will not favor Nawaz in Panama case, Khan was referring to...

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Raheel Out, Zardari In

Raheel Out, Zardari In

Former President Asif Ali Zaradri went in to self-exile after bashing the military in mid-2015. Zardari lashed out at military by saying, “Army chiefs come and go every three years but the political leadership is here to stay. We know the country better and we know how to run its...

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Bogus Bomb Detectors; Effective In Pakistan

Bogus Bomb Detectors; Effective In Pakistan

ADE-651 is an instrument used at the entrances of high value facilities to ensure security. The makers of this device claimed that the antenna of the device turns towards the substance programmed to detect. This device was produced by ATSC which is a UK based organization. However BBC’s thorough investigations...

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First Series Win For Kiwis Against Pakistan In 30 Years

First Series Win For Kiwis Against Pakistan In 30 Years

Pakistan fell from second to fourth in the world rankings after this defeat while New Zealand is still positioning at 7. The test match began in the favor of Pakistan however early signs of victory vanished quickly. On final day Azhar Ali and Aslam set a record of fourth innings...

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Gen Raheel Sharif Bids PM Nawaz Farewell During Visit

Gen Raheel Sharif Bids PM Nawaz Farewell During Visit

Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Shareef on Monday visited Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, at the PM house, as a farewell visit, just a day before his duties as Pakistan’s 15th Army Chief, come to an end. The Pakistani PM lauded General Raheel Shareef for his services for the country...

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Gen Zubair Mahmood Hayat Takes Over As CJCSC

Gen Zubair Mahmood Hayat Takes Over As CJCSC

General Zubair Mahmood Hayat took over as Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) on Monday, from retiring General Rashad Mahmood during an official ceremony at the joint staff headquarters, Rawalpindi. General Hayat has become Pakistan’s 17th CJCSC. General Hayat was presented with a guard of honor at a ceremony,...

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Militants Kidnap Pakistanis Working For Polish Oil Firm

Militants Kidnap Pakistanis Working For Polish Oil Firm

Six Pakistanis working for a Polish oil and gas surveying company have been abducted near Dera Ismail Khan. This abduction has happened years after a Polish engineer, belonging to the same company, was kidnapped and then beheaded by the militants. Workers of Geofizyka Krakow were hastily abducted from their vehicles...

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New COAS Brings No Change In Policy: Asif

New COAS Brings No Change In Policy: Asif

Pakistan’s military policy will not be immediately shifted under the new army chief, said Defence Minister, Khwaja Asif. General Qamar Javed Bajwa will take charge as the Chief of Army Staff, after Raheel Shareef’s three-year term ends on Tuesday. While talking to a private news channel, Khwaja Asif said, “The...

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$3b In Loans In Last Four Months

$3b In Loans In Last Four Months

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has obtained $3 billion in new foreign loans in the past four months, and alarmingly three-fourths of the borrowing is for meeting budget financing requirements and building foreign currency reserves. The foreign economic assistance from July through October this year stood at $2.95 billion, according to official statistics. However,...

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Census Not Anytime Soon If LoC Tensions Persist

Census Not Anytime Soon If LoC Tensions Persist

ISLAMABAD: The Pakis­tan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) has not been able to come up with a concrete time frame for conducting the long-awaited sixth population and housing census in the country. A meeting was convened by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar to review PBS preparations for the census on Saturday. Several...

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‘Confident’ Imran Pins Hopes On 2018 Elections

‘Confident’ Imran Pins Hopes On 2018 Elections

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan may be confident of a victory in the Panamagate case before the Supreme Court, but he is not putting all his eggs in one basket. Speaking to members of the Supreme Court Press Association at his Banigala residence on Saturday, he said that in...

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PM Picks Gen Qamar Bajwa To Head Army

PM Picks Gen Qamar Bajwa To Head Army

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif named the new Chief Of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa and General Zubair Mahmood Hayat as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC), respectively, with hops of stabilization in the fragile civil-military balance. The appointments of the new military command were set...

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Lt Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa Chosen As New Army Chief

Lt Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa Chosen As New Army Chief

After weeks of intense speculation and rumours, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has finalised the selection of two senior army officers as Chief of Army Staff (COAS) and Chairman Joint Chief of Staff Committee (CJCSC). A career infantry officer belonging to the Baloch Regiment, Lt Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa has been...

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Tit-For-Tat Action Against India Ruled Out

Tit-For-Tat Action Against India Ruled Out

Pakistan, on Friday, restated that it would not respond to India’s demonstration of utter aggression, but rather, it would defend its borders, waters and space against any attacks by the neighboring country. Defence Minister Khawaja Asif and Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affair Sartaj Aziz presented forth the...

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Kashmir Is Not India’s Property: Farooq Abdullah

Kashmir Is Not India’s Property: Farooq Abdullah

Previous Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Farooq Abdullah on Friday, while advising the Indian government, said that Kashmir is not India’s “own property to be acquired”, News18.com reported. Farooq Abdullah was remarking on the Indian parliament’s standing determination on Kashmir. “Is this your ancestors property?”  He was tending to a...

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2 Soldiers Martyred In Attack In Mohmand, 4 Militants Killed

2 Soldiers Martyred In Attack In Mohmand, 4 Militants Killed

At least four militants were killed in retaliatory fire by security forces when they launched a “suicide attack” on a camp of the Mohmand Rifles Headquarters in Mohmand Agency on Saturday.   Security Forces valiantly defeated Suicide Attack on Ghalani Camp in Mohmand Agency killing all 4 Suicide Bombers.Own 2...

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Circular Debt Stands At Rs328 Billion, Senate Told

Circular Debt Stands At Rs328 Billion, Senate Told

Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab Ahmad declared line losses and power theft as the big problems faced by the Government. He informed the Senate that circular debt of power sector is standing at Rs328 billion. Minister also told the senate that several distribution companies had managed to lessen their...

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Gen Raheel Sharif Is One Of The Finest Military Leaders : PM

Gen Raheel Sharif Is One Of The Finest Military Leaders : PM

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif applauses General Raheel Sharif while addressing the farewell ceremony in the honor of the Army Chief. Services of Gen Raheel Sharif were acknowledged by the premier during his address. He said. “I always consulted General Raheel Sharif for strategic advice and will keep consulting with him...

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Pakistan Navy To Buy Warships From China And Turkey

Pakistan Navy To Buy Warships From China And Turkey

IDEAS 2016 has brought ultimate pride for the country and every Pakistani is awestruck at the strong defense of their beloved homeland. IDEAS not only highlighted the arms and ammunition but it has brought good news also. It has been announced that Pakistan Navy is considering to buy super-fast ships...

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No Tolerance For India’s Deliberate Targeting: PM

No Tolerance For India’s Deliberate Targeting: PM

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has warned India that deliberate targeting of innocents would not be tolerated. Chairing a high-level meeting today he said that Pakistan is continuously trying to maintain peace despite the ceasefire violations form across the border. Nawaz cleared Pakistani stance by stating, “We cannot tolerate deliberate targeting...

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Cabinet Approves 146pc Rise In Salaries Of Parliamentarians

Cabinet Approves 146pc Rise In Salaries Of Parliamentarians

The federal government has approved an astounding increasing in the salaries of the members of the parliament, of up to 146 percent The decision in increase of salaries was taken by the federal cabinet on Wednesday. According to the Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marium Aurangzeb, the members...

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LoC Skirmishes: Pakistan, India ‘Cannot Afford To Escalate Tension’

LoC Skirmishes: Pakistan, India ‘Cannot Afford To Escalate Tension’

With all the fears regarding the ongoing tensions between Pakistan and India leading to a bigger conflict, a top European Union (EU) official on Wednesday, warned both the countries on the rising conflicts, saying that the powerful western economic bloc is encouraging the nuclear armed neighbors to start a negotiation....

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DTH Auction Ends With Rs14.6bn Pledged For Three Licences

DTH Auction Ends With Rs14.6bn Pledged For Three Licences

The auction of three licenses for DTH programming started on Wednesday after the Supreme Court of Pakistan allowed PEMRA to proceed with it, however, the SC restricted it from awarding the contract. The auction started around 1pm, from the Rs200 million mark and proceeded neck-to-neck until 1:30am on Thursday, when the...

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Three Pakistan Army Soldiers Killed Near LoC: ISPR

Three Pakistan Army Soldiers Killed Near LoC: ISPR

Three Pakistan Army soldiers were killed in an exchange of fire with the Indian troops near the Line of Control (LoC) on Wednesday, said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). The statement further read that, in retaliatory fire, nearly seven Indian soldiers were killed. Earlier today, Indian troops targeted a passenger...

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PTI Leader Had Returned Rs73.1 Million: SECP

PTI Leader Had Returned Rs73.1 Million: SECP

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf’s senior leader Jahangir Tareen was found guilty of an insider trading, eight years ago. Although, he has returned Rs70 million that he made illegally, informed the apex court on Tuesday. As the three-judge bench of the apex court is set to resume hearing of the case which was...

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General Sharif Valued Partner Against Terrorism: US

General Sharif Valued Partner Against Terrorism: US

The Army Chief of Pakistan is seen by the United States of America as a valued and respected partner against the terrorism and wishes him well for his future pursuits, said a US official on Tuesday. According to the Diplomatic sources, the announcement of the new Army chief of Pakistan...

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Nine Killed, 15 Wounded By Indian Shelling On Passenger Bus In AJK

Nine Killed, 15 Wounded By Indian Shelling On Passenger Bus In AJK

Indian troops recommenced heavy shelling, depriving at least nine people of their lives, wounding 15, in Azad Jammu and Kashmir. According to Jamil Mir, Superintendent of Police (SP) in Neelum Valley, “Indian troops hit a passenger coaster with small and big arms in the town of Lawat, killing nine passengers...

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Indian Army Claims Three Of Its Soldiers Killed Near LoC

Indian Army Claims Three Of Its Soldiers Killed Near LoC

India has claimed that three of its soldiers were killed on Tuesday, along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Machhal sector, located in the Indian-held Kashmir. #JKOps 3 soldiers killed in action on LC in Machhal. Body of one soldier mutilated, retribution will be heavy for this cowardly act...

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Pakistani Company Produces Country’s Second Drone Technology

Pakistani Company Produces Country’s Second Drone Technology

A private company in Pakistan has created the first ever drone called ‘Buraq’, with advanced drone aircraft technology and the capability to remain in the air for up to 15 hours. Buraq will also include a feature where it can be utilized to monitor the projects under development. “The best...

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