Five Killed In Blast On Quetta’s Gulistan Road

Five Killed In Blast On Quetta’s Gulistan Road

At least five people, including a police person, lost their lives, while 12 others were injured as a blast shook Quetta’s affluent Gulistan Road area on Friday morning, police said. The blast occurred close to Inspector General of Police Ehsan Mehboob’s office. The injured were moved to Quetta’s Civil Hospital,...

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Indian Spy Jadhav Appeals To COAS To Spare His Life

Indian Spy Jadhav Appeals To COAS To Spare His Life

Convicted Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, who is currently on death row, has appealed to Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Bajwa for mercy. “Commander Kulbushan Sudhir Jadhav, the serving Indian Naval Officer who has been sentenced to death on charges of espionage, sabotage and terrorism, has made a mercy...

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ECP Asks PTI To File Accounts By July 10

ECP Asks PTI To File Accounts By July 10

Unhappy over the constant defiance of tis orders by the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has directed the party to submit the financial documents and details of the party’s accounts by July 10 or be ready to face legal consequences. The order was passed by a...

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Saudi Envoy Denies Pakistani Mediation In Gulf Row

Saudi Envoy Denies Pakistani Mediation In Gulf Row

Acting Saudi ambassador Marwan bin Radwan Mirdad has denied that Pakistan is mediating between Saudi Arabia and Qatar over their diplomatic row. Speaking at a press conference at the Saudi embassy here on Thur¬s¬day, the Saudi charge d’affaires said Pakistani “prime minister did not say he was mediating”. He was...

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Pakistan Railways To Introduce Solar-Powered Traffic Signalling System

Pakistan Railways To Introduce Solar-Powered Traffic Signalling System

The Senate Standing Committee on Railways was informed on Thursday that Pakistan Railways would shortly introduce a modern solar-powered traffic signalling system, under which there would be an alarm system to alert train drivers of any activity on the track within a distance of 3.5 kilometres. Railways Minister Saad Rafique...

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Senate Panel Takes Up Army’s Plan To Shift GHQ To Islamabad Today

Senate Panel Takes Up Army’s Plan To Shift GHQ To Islamabad Today

ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Defence is meeting here today (Monday) to take up a host of important matters, including “the Pakistan Army’s plan to shift the Army’s General Headquarters to Islamabad”, reveals agenda for the meeting issued by the Senate Secretariat. The 13-member committee headed by Senator Mushahid...

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Departments To Respond To JIT Allegations Today

Departments To Respond To JIT Allegations Today

ISLAMABAD: The government departments, blamed by the joint investigation team (JIT) for allegedly obstructing their probe intoallegations against the Sharif family, are expected to submit their replies to the Supreme Court on Thursday (today). A number of replies have been submitted to the attorney general’s (AG) office by different organisations,...

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Nawaz’s Appearance Before JIT: PML-N Makes A Virtue Of Necessity

Nawaz’s Appearance Before JIT: PML-N Makes A Virtue Of Necessity

LAHORE: The ruling PML-N believes it is “gaining a lot politically” through the joint investigation team (JIT) probe into the alleged money laundering by the Sharif family and will eventually reap benefit in the 2018 election. The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, on the other hand, predicts a “bleak future” of the PML-N...

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Sharif To Be Questioned By JIT Today

Sharif To Be Questioned By JIT Today

ISLAMABAD: Nawaz Sharif is set to appear today before the joint investigation team (JIT) probing allegations of money-laundering against his family, the first sitting prime minister to be directly questioned by investigators. The JIT had prepared the questionnaire for the prime minister and his children last month. It questioned Hussain Nawaz,...

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Pak Army Responds To ‘Unprovoked’ Firing By Indian Troops Along LoC: ISPR

Pak Army Responds To ‘Unprovoked’ Firing By Indian Troops Along LoC: ISPR

Four members of a family were injured in Leepa valley of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) in overnight exchange of heavy fire across the restive Line of Control (LoC).

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PML-N Panel Summons Nehal

PML-N Panel Summons Nehal

ISLAMABAD: Hours after Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani ruled that Nehal Hashmi will continue to function as senator after withdrawing his resignation, the disciplinary committee of the ruling PML-N decided to summon Mr Hashmi on Friday to seek an explanation over his act of “hurling threats” at the judiciary and allegedly...

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Trump Calls Qatar Emir, Offers Help To End Crisis

Trump Calls Qatar Emir, Offers Help To End Crisis

DOHA: President Donald Trump called Qatar’s emir on Wednesday and offered US help as efforts grew to resolve a damaging feud between the emirate and its Gulf neighbours. Trump’s call to Qatari ruler Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, a key US ally, came as a senior Emirati official said...

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KP Budget 2017-18: KP Budget Focuses On Rapid Transport, Education

KP Budget 2017-18: KP Budget Focuses On Rapid Transport, Education

It also increased tax on service stations to Rs20,000 from Rs15,000, besides enhancing professional tax rates on various professionals and businesses.

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JIT Informs SC Of ‘Hurdles In Work’

JIT Informs SC Of ‘Hurdles In Work’

ISLAMABAD: The six-member joint investigation team (JIT) on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that it was facing a number of impediments and problems in its probe into money-laundering allegations stemming from the Panama Papers. But team leader Wajid Zia did not explain the nature of the obstructions, nor did a...

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Pakistan Expresses ICJ For Early Hearing Of Indian Spy Case

Pakistan Expresses ICJ For Early Hearing Of Indian Spy Case

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has requested the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to expedite the hearing of the Indian spy case, whose execution was stayed on May 18. Sources told The Express Tribune that the ministry of foreign affairs sent a letter to the ICJ’s registrar, expressing Pakistan’s desire for a quick hearing,...

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Senators Rue ‘Special Treatment’ To Ex-TTP Spokesperson

Senators Rue ‘Special Treatment’ To Ex-TTP Spokesperson

The members of the Senate’s Standing Committee on Interior and Narcotics demanded to stop treating Ehsan like a guest.

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Planning Commission Reallocates Funds To Complete 101 Projects

Planning Commission Reallocates Funds To Complete 101 Projects

The commission claimed it requested line ministries and executing agencies throughout the year to speed up the submission of project documents and get them approved.

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PM Wants Accord Among Muslim States To Eliminate Terrorism

PM Wants Accord Among Muslim States To Eliminate Terrorism

MADINA: Prime Minis­ter Nawaz Sharif called on Monday for an accord among Muslim countries to eliminate the menace of terrorism which was affecting world peace. “With a financial cost of around $120 billion and thousands of precious human lives, Pakistan has suffered a lot due to this scourge,” the prime...

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US Envoy Reminds Pakistan Of Pledge In Anti-Terror Fight

US Envoy Reminds Pakistan Of Pledge In Anti-Terror Fight

ISLAMABAD: US Ambassador David Hale on Monday hoped Pakistan would live up to its pledge of not allowing terrorists to use its soil against any other country as he called for greater Pak-US cooperation for peace and stability in the region. Ambassador Hale made this observation during a meeting with...

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US Fugitive Mir M. Ali Khan Sought By Pakistani Securities Regulators For Alleged Stock Pump And Dump Schemes

US Fugitive Mir M. Ali Khan Sought By Pakistani Securities Regulators For Alleged Stock Pump And Dump Schemes

Mir Muhammad Ali Khan has a huge public following on social media and is actively followed,” said the statement issued by the SECP

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Chaman Border: Firing Ends As Afghan Military Admits Mistake

Chaman Border: Firing Ends As Afghan Military Admits Mistake

Analysts believe that the Afghan forces were averse to the people residing in those villages being identified and counted.

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PML-N Follows PPP Path, Looking For Mobile And Rental Power Plants

PML-N Follows PPP Path, Looking For Mobile And Rental Power Plants

Govt also considers other options to make summer bearable as election nears.

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India Rejects Erdogan’s Kashmir Proposal

India Rejects Erdogan’s Kashmir Proposal

While Pakistan welcomed on Monday Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s offer to strengthen the dialogue process for resolving the Kashmir issue, New Delhi asserted that it was an Indo-Pak bilateral matter, “essentially due to cross-border terrorism”. Ahead of his arrival in New Delhi, President Erdogan had remarked that India and...

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ISPR Denies Indian Claim Of Mutilated Dead Indian Soldiers On LoC

ISPR Denies Indian Claim Of Mutilated Dead Indian Soldiers On LoC

Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Monday refuted Indian army claims that Pakistani soldiers had killed two members of an Indian army patrol on the Line of Control (LoC) and mutilated their bodies, saying Pakistani soldiers would never disrespect another soldier, even if they were Indian. “Pakistan Army did not commit...

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Govt Told To Add Punishment For Blasphemy To Cyber Crime Law

Govt Told To Add Punishment For Blasphemy To Cyber Crime Law

The court also directed the government to incorporate punishments in Section 295-B and 295-C of the Pakistan Penal Code.

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Operative Part Of Inquiry Report To Be Made Public

Operative Part Of Inquiry Report To Be Made Public

LAHORE: The government has decided to make public, through a notification to be issued by the interior ministry this week, the ‘operative part’ of the recommendations of an inquiry committee set up following arow about a report published in Dawn in October last year. The government believes that the notification...

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Nisar Questions Agencies’ Ability To Protect Sensitive Installations

Nisar Questions Agencies’ Ability To Protect Sensitive Installations

Chaudhry Nisar announced a special financial incentive package for POF employees, including 25 additional allowances and two increments.

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FBR Seizes Millions Of Tax-Evaded Cigarettes

FBR Seizes Millions Of Tax-Evaded Cigarettes

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has recovered millions of cigarettes on which tax was not paid, and unearthed a tax evasion of more than Rs100 million by a tea maker. According to an official statement issued on Friday, the FBR has started conducting raids against tax evasion on...

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PM Bristles At Longer Electricity Cuts

PM Bristles At Longer Electricity Cuts

ISLAMABAD:  Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has expressed displeasure over the duration of load-shedding schedule and said it was the responsibility of the government to provide relief to the masses. “Anticipated planning has not been exercised by the relevant ministries and their organisations for which responsibility must be fixed,” said the...

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I Will Reveal Who Made Rs10bn Offer In Court: Imran Khan

I Will Reveal Who Made Rs10bn Offer In Court: Imran Khan

While addressing a rally at Islamabad’s Parade Ground, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Friday said he will reveal the identity of the individual who offered him Rs10 billion in court. “Take me to court and I will reveal the identity of the individual,” said the PTI chairman, adding...

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Nisar Forwards Dawn Leaks Report To PM Nawaz

Nisar Forwards Dawn Leaks Report To PM Nawaz

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Wednesday forwarded the Dawn leaks Inquiry Committee report to the prime minister. The recommendations of the report have been made unanimously by all the committee members. The report was completed in over six months, during which the committee met six times,...

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Tax Breaks For Chinese Won’t Hit Economy: Govt

Tax Breaks For Chinese Won’t Hit Economy: Govt

ISLAMABAD: Chinese investors in the $56 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) are enjoying all sorts of tax breaks from customs, income, sales, federal excise and withholding taxes. But despite all the tax discounts and exemptions, which amount to around Rs150 billion in lost revenue, the government is claiming there will...

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Apex Court Clears Maryam In Panama Papers Case

Apex Court Clears Maryam In Panama Papers Case

ISLAMABAD: Maryam Nawaz, daughter of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, may have heaved a sigh of relief after the verdict the apex court issued on Thursday in the Panama Papers case virtually cleared her from the allegations the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf and other petitioners had levelled against her. According to the SC...

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Stocks Notch Biggest Ever Intraday Swing On Eve Of Panamagate Verdict

Stocks Notch Biggest Ever Intraday Swing On Eve Of Panamagate Verdict

All of that created something that was never seen before, an enormous swing of 1,668 points between the intra-day high and low.

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Panama Case Verdict: PML-N Camp ‘On Tenterhooks’

Panama Case Verdict: PML-N Camp ‘On Tenterhooks’

LAHORE: As Maryam Nawaz claims her father Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is “not anxious”, the ruling PML-N camp remained tense and spent Wednesday by checking with the party stalwarts about the possible verdict of Supreme Court in Panama case to be announced today (Thursday). From councillor to lawmaker, all those...

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Chinese Firm Keen To Set Up $2b Oil Refinery In Sindh

Chinese Firm Keen To Set Up $2b Oil Refinery In Sindh

KARACHI  :  Pakistan is expected to slash its spending on import of petroleum products as a Chinese company has shown keen interest in setting up a huge oil refinery with an investment of $2 billion in Sindh. “The refinery will have an installed capacity to process 10 million tons crude...

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Panamagate Takes Its Toll On Security Issues

Panamagate Takes Its Toll On Security Issues

ISLAMABAD:  Political pursuits appear to have taken precedence over issues of national importance as is evident from the fact that key initiatives taken in the ongoing counterterrorism drive are awaiting the prime minister’s nod. The federal government seems to be occupied in dealing mainly with the political challenges amidst uncertainty...

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Saudi Minister Terms Military Alliance ‘Victory Of Islam’

Saudi Minister Terms Military Alliance ‘Victory Of Islam’

AZAKHEL (Nowshera): Saudi Religious Affairs Minister Sheikh Saleh bin Abdul Aziz has said that Pakistan-Saudi Arabia military alliance is a “victory of Islam” and its main objective is “renaissance of Islam”. Addressing a well-attended public meeting on the first day of centenary celebrations of the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (F) here on...

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Terrorism In Afghanistan, Pakistan Equally Painful: Bajwa

Terrorism In Afghanistan, Pakistan Equally Painful: Bajwa

RAWALPINDI: Chief of the Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa recently told a senior defence official of Afghanistan he grieved for Afghan victims of terrorism as much as he did for such victims from Pakistan, the chief military spokesman told a visiting delegation on Friday. According to a statement issued...

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Lahore Blast Handler Among 10 Killed

Lahore Blast Handler Among 10 Killed

LAHORE: Ten suspected militants of the Jamaatul Ahrar, including Anwarul Haq, the handler of Feb 13 bomb attack on The Mall, were killed in an operation by the Punjab police’s Counter-Terrorism Depart­ment (CTD) on Friday night. According to a spokesman for the CTD, a team from Lahore was taking five...

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Pakistan, Bahrain To Develop Big Projects Under CPEC

Pakistan, Bahrain To Develop Big Projects Under CPEC

We get excellent support and cooperation from Bahrain government. Bahrain is now going through economic reforms envisioned by its leadership.

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Ballistic Missile Race Impacting Deterrence Stability

Ballistic Missile Race Impacting Deterrence Stability

ISLAMABAD:  Instead of fuelling a ballistic missile powered arms race in the region, India and Pakistan should engage in a strategic dialogue with each other. This was stressed during a roundtable discussion on “After Prithvi, Ashvin & Ababeel: Prospects for Missile Stability in South Asia”, organised by the Strategic Studies...

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Dr Asim Released From Prison After 19 Months

Dr Asim Released From Prison After 19 Months

PPP leader Dr Asim Hussain was released from prison after 19 months on Friday after the Sindh High Court issued a release order for the former minister. SHC issued a release order for Dr Asim Hussain. The release order was issued after Dr Asim submitted his Pakistani and Canadian passports...

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Pakistan Valued By Many Countries, Says Army Chief

Pakistan Valued By Many Countries, Says Army Chief

RAWALPINDI: Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa said on Friday the countries making efforts to isolate Pakistan should realise how the country was valued and honoured by its friends in the international community. Gen Bajwa was talking to foreign military contingents taking part in the second Pakistan Army Team Spirit...

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Disclosure About Indian N-Doctrine Confirms Worst Fears

Disclosure About Indian N-Doctrine Confirms Worst Fears

ISLAMABAD: Signs of a rethink in Indian policy circles of its ‘no first use’ (NFU) nuclear doctrine may have confirmed Pakistani fears that declared Indian policy is not credible, and it has left strategic circles here concerned about the implications of a move towards a disarming first strike against Pakistan...

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‘Delay’ In Panamagate Case Verdict Riles PTI

‘Delay’ In Panamagate Case Verdict Riles PTI

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has voiced its concern over the delay in the Supreme Court’s (SC) verdict in the Panamagate case, saying it was creating uncertainty among the general public. “Delay in the announcement of the judgment is giving rise to uncertainty among Pakistanis,” PTI spokesperson Fawad Hussain said...

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Delhi Continues To Harp On Terror Mantra

Delhi Continues To Harp On Terror Mantra

NEW DELHI: While Pakistan continues to reiterate that it desires good relations with India and other neighbours, New Delhi harps on the same string calling on Islamabad to ‘walk away’ from terrorism. “…Terrorism emanating from Pakistan is affecting not merely India but other neighbours of Pakistan as well has been...

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For PM, Offence Is The Best Defence

For PM, Offence Is The Best Defence

In a calculated move, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif seems to have acquired a more assertive and politically active role for himself in an effort to dispel an “air of uncertainty” surrounding the fate of the Sharif family’s future once a crucial verdict in the Panamagate case is out. In this...

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China Ready To Take CPEC Forward: Spokesperson

China Ready To Take CPEC Forward: Spokesperson

BEIJING: A spokesperson for the Chinese foreign affairs ministry said on Friday that her country stood ready to work with Pakistan to take forward the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to benefit the people of both countries. “The CPEC is a new cooperation framework set up by China and Pakistan to...

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