The renowned and respectable Mushtaq Ahmad Yusufi, 95, laid to rest in Karachi today

The renowned and respectable Mushtaq Ahmad Yusufi, 95, laid to rest in Karachi today

KARACHI: Renowned and respectable writer, humorist and satirist Mushtaq Ahmad Yusufi, 95, who passed away on Wednesday after protracted ailment, was laid to rest in Karachi today. The 95-year-old had reportedly been suffering from pneumonia and passed away on Wednesday after a prolonged stay in a local hospital. A large...

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Today marks the ‘summer solstice’ – The longest day of the year

Today marks the ‘summer solstice’ – The longest day of the year

Just in case you are not aware about it, today is the ‘summer solstice’ – the longest day of the year. On the longest day, the duration of sunlight is comparatively more than that of any other day. The solstice occurs twice a year and is often referred to as the...

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Another road-trailer accident in Lyari prompts outrage, people demand immediate arrest of the driver

Another road-trailer accident in Lyari prompts outrage, people demand immediate arrest of the driver

KARACHI: A fast-moving trailer crushed a young man to death in Landhi on Wednesday, police said. The incident prompted the area people to lodge a forceful protest against police for apparently allowing heavy vehicles to pass through the residential area during daytime. The police said that Yasin Mohammed, 25, was...

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Public all set to stage protest: 72-hour hunger strike as ‘student’ goes missing

Public all set to stage protest: 72-hour hunger strike as ‘student’ goes missing

LARKANA: In protest against the enforced disappearance of Aqib Chandio, a student of class 10, his family members staged a protest by setting up a camp in Jinnahbagh near Begum Nusrat Bhutto Memorial Library on Wednesday to demand his safe release. Aqib Chandio was allegedly picked up from Madina Colony...

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Sharjeel Memon discloses the actual worth of asset he owns

Sharjeel Memon discloses the actual worth of asset he owns

The Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) leader who, will be contesting elections from PS-63 (Hyderabad), in documents submitted to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) share details of cars and flats worth millions. According to the documents, Sharjeel Memon owns an apartment worth Rs50 million in Dubai. Further, his wife too...

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Bhutto family commemorates ‘Daughter of the East’, Benazir’s 65th birthday today

Bhutto family commemorates ‘Daughter of the East’, Benazir’s 65th birthday today

LARKANA: Former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto’s 65th birthday will be celebrated today (Thursday) with the Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) leaders and supporters arriving Beghum Nusrat Bhutto Hall for the customary main function. The arrangements of celebratory ceremonies have been furnished and Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari, President...

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Maqsood Killing Case: CCTV footage reveals fake encounter by Karachi police, 4 policemen nominated in the martyrdom case

Maqsood Killing Case: CCTV footage reveals fake encounter by Karachi police, 4 policemen nominated in the martyrdom case

KARACHI: The closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage of killing of a man, Maqsood, in Karachi has exposed the fake encounter by Karachi police on the city’s Shahrah-e-Faisal in January this year. The footage emerged Wednesday in which police officers can be seen firing on Maqsood, who was travelling in a rickshaw....

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Road accident in Manshera leaves 10 killed and 4 injured as jeep overturns

Road accident in Manshera leaves 10 killed and 4 injured as jeep overturns

MANSEHRA: At least 10 members of the same family expired, while four others got critically injured after a jeep plunged into a ravine in Mansehra’s tehsil Balakot on Wednesday. The doomed vehicle overturned near Bela Sacha after the driver lost control of the jeep while negotiating a curve, according to...

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Unidentified journalist films Shahbaz Sharif jaywalking, shoots a sarcastic remark at his excuses

Unidentified journalist films Shahbaz Sharif jaywalking, shoots a sarcastic remark at his excuses

LONDON: A seemingly defensive PML-N president passed a sarcastic remark Wednesday to a man who earlier filmed him jaywalking here in the city, media reported. “Film me again and send it ,” Shahbaz Sharif, the president of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), told the journalist who made a video clip...

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COAS Gen. Bajwa lends moral support and wishes speedy recovery to Begum Kulsoom Nawaz

COAS Gen. Bajwa lends moral support and wishes speedy recovery to Begum Kulsoom Nawaz

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, Pakistan’s Army chief expressed hopes for a quick recovery of Begum Kulsoom, the ailing wife of former premier Nawaz Sharif, and sent her a bouquet of flowers as well, media sources reported. General Qamar Javed Bajwa, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), said he was praying for Begum...

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Karachi court indicts Axact CEO, others in money laundering case

Karachi court indicts Axact CEO, others in money laundering case

KARACHI: An additional district and sessions court on Wednesday indicted Axact chief executive Shoaib Shaikh and others in a multi-million money laundering case. District and Sessions judge (South), during a hearing of the case earlier today, announced the indictment. Along with Shaikh, the other suspects include Mohammad Junaid and Younis....

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Unpaid salaries: Top court orders BOL TV to deposit Rs100 million by Wednesday

Unpaid salaries: Top court orders BOL TV to deposit Rs100 million by Wednesday

KARACHI: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Tuesday ordered BOL TV owners to deposit Rs100 million to pay the dues of its former and present employees. Justice Nisar was hearing the case in Supreme Court’s Karachi registry. The court also summoned Shoaib Sheikh with the affidavit. The hearing...

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Dr Aafia Siddiqui subjected to physical, sexual abuse in US detention: confidential report

Dr Aafia Siddiqui subjected to physical, sexual abuse in US detention: confidential report

ISLAMABAD: A confidential report by the Pakistani consul general in Houston, USA, regarding her visit to Federal Medical Center (FMC) Carswell in Texasto to Dr Aafia Siddiqui says that she has been subjected to physical and sexual abuse during her ongoing detention. It recommends that diplomatic authorities take up the case...

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Nawaz duo granted a 4-day exemption from the hearing of corruption cases

Nawaz duo granted a 4-day exemption from the hearing of corruption cases

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court on Tuesday granted four-day exemption to former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz from attending the hearing of corruption cases filed against them by the anti-graft watchdog. Sharif along with his daughter is in London due to the critical condition of his wife Kulsoom...

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Chitrali man harassing women identified as a policeman

Chitrali man harassing women identified as a policeman

CHITRAL: A video has recently emerged of a man seen harassing women in Chitral. In the video, it can be seen that a man is forcefully trying to take pictures and make video of women passing by without their consent. Despite the refusal of the women, the man continued to...

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Husband and in-laws beat wife to death as they part ways and wife demands dowry back

Husband and in-laws beat wife to death as they part ways and wife demands dowry back

LODHRAN: A man bashed his wife to death in Lodhran for demanding back her dowry, media agents reported on Tuesday. Amirpur’s resident Gulnaz was married in 2016 to Burhanpur’s resident Allah Rakha. The couple was reportedly having domestic disputes since almost a year, following which Gulnaz had returned back to...

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Two political figures at odds: Fawad Chaudhry grills Talal Chaudhry during a talk show

Two political figures at odds: Fawad Chaudhry grills Talal Chaudhry during a talk show

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) spokesman Fawad Chaudhry and former minister of state Tallal Chaudhry deliberately attacked each other with crude words media programme ‘Capital Talk’ aired on Tuesday. The two renowned political figures used such foul words that could not be quoted. Hamid Mir, anchorperson of the show, kept trying...

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Four ‘terrorists’ dead in CTD operation in Balochistan

Four ‘terrorists’ dead in CTD operation in Balochistan

QUETTA: The provincial Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) claimed on Wednesday the deaths of four terrorists in a three-hour-long operation in Dashta area of Balochistan.  According to the CTD spokesperson, a woman is among the deceased terrorists while four security officials were injured in the operation.  It was stated that the CTD...

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Women’s rights activist shot dead in DG Khan

Women’s rights activist shot dead in DG Khan

DERA GHAZI KHAN: A women’s rights activist was shot to death in Dera Ghazi Khan allegedly by her sister’s father in law in a gist to kill for honour on Tuesday. The victim, identified as Asiya Akbar, was traveling to Khanpur when two men forced her to get off her...

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Nomination papers of Imran, Khaqan and Gulalai for NA-53 rejected

Nomination papers of Imran, Khaqan and Gulalai for NA-53 rejected

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has rejected the nomination papers of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader and former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, PTI chairman Imran Khan and Ayesha Gulalai for NA-53 constituency. According to the ECP, the nomination forms were turned down over violation of Section N of...

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Imran Khan fails to satisfy angry party protestors over ‘unfair award of tickets’

Imran Khan fails to satisfy angry party protestors over ‘unfair award of tickets’

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan failed to satisfy protesting party workers on Monday, who had gathered outside his Bani Gala residence to oppose his decision of awarding tickets for the upcoming general elections. Despite his assurance of reviewing the decision, PTI workers continued to stage a protest against...

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Nomination papers of Farooq Sattar and Pervez Musharraf rejected by ROs

Nomination papers of Farooq Sattar and Pervez Musharraf rejected by ROs

The nomination papers of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan’s (MQM-P) Dr Farooq Sattar as well as All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) chief Pervez Musharraf were rejected on Tuesday by returning officers (ROs). Meanwhile, nomination papers of PTI chief Imran Khan, PPP supremo Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, and PML-N’s Hamza Shahbaz and Maryam Nawaz following...

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Haris takes back decision to withdraw from Nawaz’s NAB cases

Haris takes back decision to withdraw from Nawaz’s NAB cases

ISLAMABAD: Khawaja Haris, former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s lawyer, on Tuesday moved an application in an accountability court requesting it to quash his earlier application through which he sought to recuse himself from representing the erstwhile premier in three corruption references. Judge Muhammad Bashir granted the lawyer’s request to take...

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Nomination papers’ filing ratio decreases by 24.28% in 2018 elections

Nomination papers’ filing ratio decreases by 24.28% in 2018 elections

ISLAMABAD: The percentage of filing nomination papers for the upcoming general elections has witnessed around 24.28 per cent decrease as compared to the election held in 2013. According to Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), as many as 21,482 candidates have filed nomination papers to contest upcoming elections for national and...

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Maryam Nawaz’s nomination papers accepted for NA-125

Maryam Nawaz’s nomination papers accepted for NA-125

LAHORE: The nomination papers of Maryam Nawaz for National Assembly constituency NA-125 has been accepted after the returning officer announced the verdict on Monday, rejecting all the objections against the nomination papers submitted by former premier Nawaz Sharif’s daughter. Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf candidate Dr Yasmin Rashid challenged the nomination papers of Maryam Nawaz....

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Khursheed Shah shares thoughts on Imran Khan’s actions and intentions

Khursheed Shah shares thoughts on Imran Khan’s actions and intentions

SUKKUR: On Monday, former opposition leader Khursheed Shah stated that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan claims to pursue politics for masses but goes on a chartered plane to perform Umrah. “There is a stark difference between his words and actions. He (Imran) just wants to get power,” commented the Pakistan...

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Imran Khan shoots a dare, denies influencing Interior Ministry to remove Bukhari’s name from ECL

Imran Khan shoots a dare, denies influencing Interior Ministry to remove Bukhari’s name from ECL

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan on Monday rejected the news reports that on his phone call Zulfi Bukhari’s name was removed from the Exit Control List. During an exclusive interview, during a talk show, Imran Khan repeated what his party leaders had earlier said about the incident that he didn’t telephone...

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Scrutiny of nomination papers by ECP concludes today

Scrutiny of nomination papers by ECP concludes today

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is to wrap up today the process of scrutiny of nomination papers submitted by candidates for coming general elections. The general election is expected to be held on July 25. The returning officers will continue the scrutiny process today as a large number...

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Kasur accident leaves 3 dead, 2 injured

Kasur accident leaves 3 dead, 2 injured

KASUR: Monday night, three people were killed and two injured after two motorcycles bumped into each other on Dayalpur road near Nurpur, media sources reported. As per rescue sources, two motorcycles collided which resulted in passengers rolling out on the roads and being run over by an oncoming car. The...

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Domestic dispute: wife laid to rest, while husband commits suicide

Domestic dispute: wife laid to rest, while husband commits suicide

KARACHI: An elderly man committed suicide after laying his wife to rest upon shooting her in Surjani Town area of Karachi early Tuesday morning. According to the police, the man, identified as 70-year-old Haji Mumtaz, shot his 65-year-old wife Hayat Bibi—who was suffering from physical frailties— and then committed suicide...

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SC withdraws nomination papers for Musharraf after he fails to return to Pakistan before deadline

SC withdraws nomination papers for Musharraf after he fails to return to Pakistan before deadline

On Thursday, the Supreme Court (SC) withdrew its directive allowing former dictator Pervez Musharraf to file nomination papers after he failed to appear for a court hearing today, with his lawyer asked for more time for his appearance. Last week, the SC had issued a directive permitting Musharraf to file nomination...

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11 suspected organ traffickers arrested from Faisalabad

11 suspected organ traffickers arrested from Faisalabad

FAISALABAD: Punjab Human Organs Transplantation Authority arrested 11 suspect organ traffickers from Faisalabad on Thursday. According to sources, the 11 suspects—which includes doctors and agents—were arrested after being caught red-handed performing an illegal operation in a building on Seetiana Road. The suspects have been transferred to the Allied Hospital Faisalabad...

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5000kgs of ghutka worth Rs6.5bn recovered after search operation in parts of Karachi

5000kgs of ghutka worth Rs6.5bn recovered after search operation in parts of Karachi

KARACHI: Sindh Rangers recovered 5,000 kilogrammes of Indian gutka from Karachi’s Mauripur Road, media reported Wednesday morning. According to the Rangers spokesperson, the Indian gutka was brought to Pakistan through the route passing from Afghanistan to Balochistan and then to Karachi. The spokesperson also said that the seized ghutka has...

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The Nawaz duo leave for London to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr with ailing wife Kulsom Nawaz, Maryam beseeches public to pray

The Nawaz duo leave for London to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr with ailing wife Kulsom Nawaz, Maryam beseeches public to pray

LAHORE: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz left for London on Thursday (today) to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr with ailing wife Kulsoom Nawaz. While speaking to the media before departure to London, Maryam confirmed that she and Nawaz will return to the country next week. “I will hopefully...

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100 for 100: No tax deduction on mobile top-up from today

100 for 100: No tax deduction on mobile top-up from today

KARACHI: Following an order by Supreme Court of Pakistan, cellphone service providers will not be deducting taxes on the top-up of prepaid cards for 15 days starting from Thursday (today), ARY News reported.The apex court had on Monday suspended the deduction of taxes imposed on the top-up of prepaid cards...

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Pleasant weather to prevail in parts of Pakistan, MET office predicts rainfall over the weekend during Eid break

Pleasant weather to prevail in parts of Pakistan, MET office predicts rainfall over the weekend during Eid break

ISLAMABAD: After a long torrid weather spell in Pakistan, the Met-Office has forecasted rainy weather over the weekend, during the Eid holidays. Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) in a statement informed that pre-monsoon rain in Pakistan is likely to start from Saturday. Moist currents will start to penetrate on Friday and...

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Shahbaz claims transparency in award of tickets

Shahbaz claims transparency in award of tickets

LAHORE: PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif has said it is the only political party that conducted parliamentary board’s meetings for 86 hours from June 4 to 11. “Each candidate was interviewed during the meetings in order to make the process of awarding tickets transparent and democratic. On the one hand, people can see...

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Karachiites catch, beat up alleged dacoit, hand him over to police

Karachiites catch, beat up alleged dacoit, hand him over to police

KARACHI: An alleged dacoit was caught by citizens near Shahrah-e-Faisal’s Kala Pul (Black Bridge) Wednesday night as he and an accomplice tried to mug people in the area, Geo News reported, citing authorities. However, the accomplice of the detained suspect managed to escape arrest. The citizens beat the dacoit they had caught...

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Musharraf unlikely to return to Pak in 24 hours, APML spox in turnabout comment

Musharraf unlikely to return to Pak in 24 hours, APML spox in turnabout comment

ISLAMABAD: General (retd) Pervez Musharraf, the chief of the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML), is unlikely to return to Pakistan today (Thursday), Geo News reported, citing a party official. In a turnabout statement made five hours after the initial claim of Musharraf returning to Pakistan anytime during the next 24...

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Zardari’s nomination papers for NA-213 challenged

Zardari’s nomination papers for NA-213 challenged

NAWABSHAH: Former president Asif Ali Zardari’s nomination papers for NA-213 Nawabshah (now Shaheed Benazirabad) were challenged on Wednesday. Zardari, who also heads the Pakistan Peoples Party – Parliamentarian (PPPP), has filed the papers to contest the July 25 elections from Nawabshah-I seat of the National Assembly. Applicants Ghulam Raza Dharejo and...

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Zulfi not Imran Khan requested removal of his name from ECL, says Faisal Javed

Zulfi not Imran Khan requested removal of his name from ECL, says Faisal Javed

ISLAMABAD: Amid a wave of criticism directed at PTI chief Imran Khan over Zulfi Bukhari’s “escape”, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Faisal Javed Khan on Wednesday claimed that his party supremo didn’t use his influence to strike the wanted man’s name off Exit Control List (ECL), ARY News reported. Speaking exclusively...

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Ruet meets on June 14 for Shawwal moon

Ruet meets on June 14 for Shawwal moon

ISLAMABAD: The Central Ruet-e-Hilal committee will meet on Thursday evening in Karachi for sighting the Shawwal moon. According to Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony officials, Central Ruet-e-Hilal committee will meet under the chairmanship of Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman while the district committees will meet in their respective areas. The Ministry of...

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Demolition of advertisement walls under way in Karachi after SC orders

Demolition of advertisement walls under way in Karachi after SC orders

Karachi Cantonment Board has started demolition of walls with advertisements within its vicinity, Geo News reported Wednesday morning. So far, four walls plastered with advertisements have been demolished on Sharae Faisal near FTC building.  The action of the cantonment board comes four days after the apex court had ordered demolition...

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Zonal Ruet-e-Hilal committees to meet in three provincial metropolises for moon sighting announcements

Zonal Ruet-e-Hilal committees to meet in three provincial metropolises for moon sighting announcements

QUETTA: On Thursday, a zonal Ruet-e-Hilal Committee will meet in the provincial capital for Shawal moon sighting. Zonal Ruet-e-Hilal committees will also meet in the other three provincial metropolises. The meeting will take place at Deputy Commissioner’s Complex in Quetta as per a notification. All committee members have been asked...

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Road accident in Sargodha kills 4 as vehicles collide

Road accident in Sargodha kills 4 as vehicles collide

SARGHODA: At least four people were killed and 20 injured when a dumper truck bumped into a passenger bus near Jhang Road in Sarghoda on Tuesday night, media reported. According to police sources, three children were among the injured. The accident occurred 20 kilometers from Sarghoda on Jhang Road near norther 85...

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Ministry of Water Resources to resolve water-availability issues through comprehensive plans

Ministry of Water Resources to resolve water-availability issues through comprehensive plans

ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday, Prime Minister Justice (R) Nasir-ul-Mulk directed Ministry of Water Resources to work out a comprehensive plan for addressing water-related issues of the country. He said this while chairing a briefing on water resources at Prime Minister’s Office, Islamabad. Minister for Water Resources Barrister Ali Zafar, Secretary to...

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Bilawal pledges to reform Karachi into a city that would reap opportunities for all

Bilawal pledges to reform Karachi into a city that would reap opportunities for all

KARACHI: On Tuesday, Chairman Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari pledged to transform Karachi into a city that would reap opportunities for all. “The PPP leaders and workers from Karachi should step-up campaign and take the message of the party to every door in the city that we will...

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Sh Rasheed can contest 2018 elections, rules Supreme Court

Sh Rasheed can contest 2018 elections, rules Supreme Court

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) will announce its decision on a plea seeking disqualification of Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rasheed on Wednesday (today), according to Geo News report. A three-member bench, headed by Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed and comprising Justice Qazi Faez Isa and Justice Sajjad Ali Shah,...

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Eid-ul-Fitr likely to be celebrated on 16th June across the nation

Eid-ul-Fitr likely to be celebrated on 16th June across the nation

LAHORE: Ruet-e-Hilal Research Council Secretary General Khalid Ejaz Mufti made this forecast here on Monday. He predicted that Shawwal 1 will be on Saturday at the earliest. He said new moon cannot be sighted until and unless its age is a minimum of 19 hours at the time of sunset (at...

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SC directs Nadra to unblock Musharraf’s CNIC

SC directs Nadra to unblock Musharraf’s CNIC

LAHORE/ISLAMABAD: While the Supreme Court has directed the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) to unblock the computerised national identity card (CNIC) of former president retired Gen Pervez Musharraf, controversy surrounds his participation in the coming general elections as Attorney General (AG) Ashtar Ausaf pleaded before the apex court that the former...

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