Panama Hearing: Maryam Nawaz Submits Reply In court

The Prime Minister’s daughter Maryam Nawaz Sharif submitted her reply to the court through her lawyer on Tuesday as the Panamagate case hearing continued. Maryam Nawaz in her reply maintained that she was not her father’s dependent after her marriage in 1992 to Captain Safdar, and that she lived with...

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PPP Accused On Issuing Misleading Statement

PPP Accused On Issuing Misleading Statement

ISLAMABAD: The interior ministry has alleged that it has become a habit of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leaders to issue distorted and contradictory statements frequently indulging in doublespeak and beating around the bush. The statement came just a day after PPP spokesman Senator Farhatullah Babar condemned the ‘relations of Interior...

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Balochistan Govt To Purchase Mi-171 Helicopter From Russia

Balochistan Govt To Purchase Mi-171 Helicopter From Russia

The provincial government of Balochistan has concluded a contract with Russian Helicopters for a Mi-171 civil helicopter, reported Russian news agency Tass on Monday. “The helicopter is expected to be handed over in the first half of 2017,” the Russian company said. This is the first civilian contract for supply...

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Asif: Pak Armed Forces Fully Capable To Respond To Any Surgical Strike

Asif: Pak Armed Forces Fully Capable To Respond To Any Surgical Strike

Minister said India’s past claims of surgical strikes were found to be baseless and false.

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Pakistan Steel Mill To Be Leased For 45 years

Pakistan Steel Mill To Be Leased For 45 years

ISLAMABAD: As Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM) continues to pile up liabilities, the government is considering leasing the country’s largest industrial complex to a private concern for 45 years under a revenue sharing arrangement, and laying off almost 5,000 employees. On Monday, a transaction committee discussed various options in this regard,...

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Gas Crisis Worsens In Punjab

Gas Crisis Worsens In Punjab

LAHORE: Gas crisis worsened in Punjab on Sunday after the shortfall surged to 400MMCFD, forcing the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines (SNGPL) to divert to the domestic sector a supply of about 275MMCFD, out of over 400MMCFD liquefied natural gas (LNG) meant for the industrial, power and CNG sectors. Although the...

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Sartaj Aziz: Discord Over Resources May Derail Fata Reforms

Sartaj Aziz: Discord Over Resources May Derail Fata Reforms

PESHAWAR: Disagreement between the provinces and the Centre over distribution of resources and sharing revenues to finance massive infrastructure and socio-economic development plans in the country.

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US Defense Secretary: US To Incentivise Pakistan’s Cooperation

US Defense Secretary: US To Incentivise Pakistan’s Cooperation

WASHINGTON: US defence secretary-designate James Mattis has said that the Trump administration would offer incentives to Pakistan to cooperate with the United States on critical issues.

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Punjab Warned About ‘IS Militants Returning From Syria’

Punjab Warned About ‘IS Militants Returning From Syria’

RAWALPINDI: Elem­e­n­ts linked with the militant Islamic State (IS) group who are returning to Pakis­tan from Syria could pose a serious threat to the security situation in Punjab, intelligence sources have warned. The IS-linked militants, who ostensibly went from Pakistan to fight in Syria, are likely to return via Afghanistan....

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Davos: Raheel Sharif To Speak On Terrorism In Meeting

Davos: Raheel Sharif To Speak On Terrorism In Meeting

ISLAMABAD: Former army chief retired General Raheel Sharif, who enjoys an impressive record of successfully leading a war against terrorism, has been invited to the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, where he will speak on the subject of terrorism. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will lead...

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Does Sharif Family Own Park Lane Flats Since 1990s?

Does Sharif Family Own Park Lane Flats Since 1990s?

The Sharif family’s luxury flats in an upscale London neighborhood, which are at the center of the Panamagate scandal, had been purchased in the 1990s and since then there has been no change of ownership, BBC Urdu reported citing official documents. The four apartments in the Park Lane neighborhood had...

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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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World Bank’s Verdict On Water Issue Arbitration Likely By Month-End

Pakistan expects that the World Bank (WB) will take a decision by the end of this month on a request it submitted to the bank’s envoy in Dubai for restarting the process of arbitration to resolve the issue of construction of two hydroelectric plants by India allegedly in violation of the Indus Waters Treaty.

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Corps Commanders Laud Work of Military Courts

The army’s top leadership on Tuesday praised the performance of military courts in prosecuting terrorism cases and their role in complementing the fight against militants. “ forum also appreciated performance of military courts during the prescribed duration which resulted in reduction of terrorism,” the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in...

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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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LHC bars Nisar From Chairing NADRA Meetings

The court has also ordered the Nadra board to halt function until further notice.

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PM Announces Rs180bn Incentive Package For Export Sector

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has announced incentives worth Rs180 billion in a bid to boost Pakistan’s sagging exports. He made the announcement at a ceremony attended by members of the domestic business community in Islamabad Tuesday afternoon. The package includes the removal of customs duty and sales tax on the...

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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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PTI Diverts Panama Towards Hudaibiya Mills Case

Naeem Bokhari to file a reference with NAB Chairman to reopen the Hudaibiya Paper Mills case.

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Islamabad Urges World Bank To Restart Arbitration

Pakistan demands a court of arbitration because it believes the dispute involves both legal and technical issues and while a neutral expert can consider the technical aspects, only a court can deal with legal problems.

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Military Courts To Stop Functioning on Expiry of Mandated Period: ISPR

The military’s media wing on Sunday announced that “the military courts have ceased to function on expiry of mandated period”.The military courts were established through constitutional amendment following the attack on Army Public School in Peshawar.

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Sharif Can’t Save Himself In Panamagate: Imran Khan

Had we made efforts even for 200 years, we could not have identified Nawaz Sharif’s properties in foreign countries. It is the Panama Leaks through which we have came to know about his ill-gotten wealth, said Imran.

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Non-bailable Warrant Reissued For Sharjeel Memon

An accountability court reissued on Saturday warrant for the arrest of former Sindh information minister Sharjeel Inam Memon in a corruption reference. The former minister, along with the then provincial information secretary, Zulfiqar Ali Shalwani, deputy director of information department Anita Baloch and others, have been booked for allegedly committing...

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Turkey Dismisses Over 8,000 In New Wave of Post-Coup Purges

ISTANBUL: Turkey on Saturday ordered the dismissal of almost 8,400 civil servants and the closure of over 80 associations, including sports clubs, in the latest round of purges after the July failed coup. More than 100,000 people have already been suspended or sacked in a crackdown on those alleged to...

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Over 20 Die In Cold Snap Across Europe

WARSAW: A cold wave across Europe has left at least 20 people dead in the past two days, including several homeless and migrants, authorities said on Saturday, with the frigid temperatures expected to continue through the weekend. Russia meanwhile celebrated the coldest Orthodox Christmas in 120 years, and Istanbul was...

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Houbara Hunting: Permits Issued To Seven Dubai Dignitaries

KARACHI: The federal government has issued at least seven special permits to the ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al-Maktoum and other members of the royal family and the ruling elite to hunt the internationally protected bird houbara bustard during the 2016-17 hunting season, it is learnt reliably. According...

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Raheel Sharif Appointed Chief Of Islamic Military Alliance

Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif on Friday confirmed the recent development that former army chief General (retd) Raheel Sharif was made the chief of 39-nation Islamic military coalition formed to combat terrorism. Speaking during a talk show at Geo TV, Asif admitted that an agreement in this regard was finalised...

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India Biggest Hurdle To Peace, Says Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaud­hry Nisar Ali Khan on Friday termed India the biggest hurdle in the way of regional peace. Talking to a three-member delegation of British and European parliaments here, he regretted that despite rendering invaluable sacrifice for global and regional peace, Pakistan had been made target of criticism...

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Raheel Sharif Kicks Off Farewell Meetings

Raheel Sharif Kicks Off Farewell Meetings

Army Chief Gen Raheel has kicked off his farewell visits from today with addressing a huge gathering of soldiers of Army and Rangers at Lahore Garrison, a statement from the ISPR said. 00

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Larkana: Teen Paralysed Due To Alleged Torture By Teacher

Larkana: Teen Paralysed Due To Alleged Torture By Teacher

After being strangulated, Mohammed Ahmed’s (14) sensitive neck bones were broken. He lost his speech and he suffered a paralytic attack which left his limbs motionless. He is on a liquid diet, as he can neither digest nor chew solid food. 00

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Israeli President Visits India

Israeli President Visits India

Modi: This trip will give ‘a crucial push’ to building ‘new pillars in our partnership.’ 00

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Raheel Sharif: Modi Is Aware Of Pak Army’s Strength

Raheel Sharif: Modi Is Aware Of Pak Army’s Strength

Army Chief Raheel Sharif claimed he was fully aware of India’s nefarious designs and the tactics being used by PM Narendra Modi and RAW. 00

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Turkish President Addresses A Joint Parliament Session

Turkish President Addresses A Joint Parliament Session

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a joint press conference after a meeting earlier today. 00

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Ishrat-ul-Ibad’s Exclusive Talk At Airport

Ishrat-ul-Ibad’s Exclusive Talk At Airport

Former Governor of Sindh Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ibad gives a special message while leaving for Dubai. 00

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Hate Speech Case: Waseem Akhtar Gets Bail

Hate Speech Case: Waseem Akhtar Gets Bail

An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Saturday granted bail to Karachi mayor and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Waseem Akhtar in a case pertaining to making things easier for founder MQM Altaf Hussain. 00

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Bilawal Opens Up About Marriage Plans

Bilawal Opens Up About Marriage Plans

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari — one of the country’s most eligible bachelors — eclipsed most events in the country’s fast-paced news cycle on Saturday as individuals representing a wide spectrum of opinions offered a variety of tips and guidance. 00

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Bilawal’s Statement Against Nawaz

Bilawal’s Statement Against Nawaz

Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari while addressing a public gathering in Ghotki upped the ante against Nawaz Sharif and Imran Khan. He said that Sharif’s policies have isolated Pakistan in the international community. 00

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Rangers Arrest Faisal Raza Abidi

Rangers Arrest Faisal Raza Abidi

Abidi was taken into custody from his residence in Rizvia Society, within the limits of Sachchal police station, according to sources. The raid was conducted late on Friday night and Abidi’s house was searched for half an hour, before he was moved to an undisclosed location. 00

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Haroon Rasheed Grills PPP Leadership

Haroon Rasheed Grills PPP Leadership

Analyst Haroon Rasheed giving tough time to Pakistan Peoples Party leadership and makes fun of Bilawal’s speech on corruption. 00

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Fawad Chaudhry Makes Fun Of PM Nawaz

Fawad Chaudhry Makes Fun Of PM Nawaz

SC lawyer, political commentator and politician, former Adviser of prime minister of Pakistan Fawad Chaudhry making fun of Nawaz over its corruption in a live show. 00

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Nawaz Warns Pakistan Army

Nawaz Warns Pakistan Army

Facing international isolation, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in an unprecedented move has warned the powerful military not to shield banned militant groups and directed authorities to conclude the Pathankot terror attack. 00

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Pakistan To Deport ‘Afghan Girl’

Pakistan To Deport ‘Afghan Girl’

An Afghan woman immortalized on the cover of National Geographic magazine is to be deported from Pakistan after serving a 15-day jail sentence. 00

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CM: ‘Tiger’ & ‘Bat’ Should Go Where They Belong

CM: ‘Tiger’ & ‘Bat’ Should Go Where They Belong

PPP is not afraid of elections, says Murad Ali Shah. 00

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Umar Cheema’s Remarks On Nawaz Statement

Umar Cheema’s Remarks On Nawaz Statement

Umar Cheema shocked at captain Safder and Nawaz Sharif saying that Maryam Nawaz doesn’t have an Off Shore Company. 00

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