Pakistan

Two more Mithi minors succumb to malnutrition

THARPARKAR: Two more minors succumbed to malnutrition in Mithi, taking the death toll to 34 in September. According to the health department, a girl died in Civil Hospital Mithi on September 20 due to the same reason. Deaths continue to be caused by malnutrition in Tharparkar, despite promises made by leaders of political parties on their visits to the desert....

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Two more Mithi minors succumb to malnutrition

THARPARKAR: Two more minors succumbed to malnutrition in Mithi, taking the death toll to 34 in September. According to the health department, a girl died in Civil Hospital Mithi on September 20 due to the same reason. Deaths continue to be caused by malnutrition in Tharparkar, despite promises made by leaders of political parties on their visits to the desert....

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Hanif Abbasi shifted to Attock Jail after rumors of preferential treatment in Adiala

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hanif Abbasi was shifted from Rawalpindi’s Adiala jail to Attock jail on Saturday. The incarcerated PML-N leader was shifted to Attock jail on the directives of DIG Rawalpindi after a photo surfaced of him with Nawaz Sharif and others inside Adiala jail before the former premier's release. Inspector General (IG) Prisons Punjab on Thursday...

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Youm-e-Ashur observed across Pakistan amid tight security

KARACHI: Youm-e-Ashur was observed today (Friday) with traditional religious solemnity and fervour to commemorate the sacrifice of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA), the grandson of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), and his companions at Karbala in 61AH some 14 centuries ago. Every year, this day is observed on 10th of Muharram to commemorate the supreme sacrifice rendered by Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his...

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CJP Nisar takes sou moto notice of Lowari Tunnel closure

ISLAMABAD: The Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) has taken notice of the periodic closure of Lowari Tunnel, where traffic stream is stopped despite its formal inauguration. CJP Mian Saqib Nisar has issued notices regarding the subject following an appeal filed by a citizen of Chitral, the district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa close to which Lowari Tunnel is located. According to the...

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Pakistan invites Saudi Arabia to be third partner in CPEC

ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry has said Islamabad has invited Saudi Arabia to invest in the Beijing-funded, multi-billion dollar infrastructure corridor being constructed in Pakistan. The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is an ambitious plan to build energy and transport links connecting the western Chinese region of Xinjiang with the Arabian Sea via Pakistan, as part of Beijing’s broader Belt...

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President, PM Imran urges nation to follow spirit of Imam Hussain (RA)

ISLAMABAD: In their separate messages to the nation, on 'Youm-e-Ashur, President Dr Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan have called for forging unity to fight terrorism and counter nefarious designs of enemies of the country. According to Radio Pakistan, President Arif Alvi in his message said Youm-e-Ashur reminds us of the great sacrifices of martyrs of Karbala to uphold...

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Cellular networks partially suspended across Pakistan

Web Desk: Mobile phone service has been partially suspended in several cities across the country, including Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar, on Friday to maintain law and order situation on Ashura. According to details, Cellular service has been suspended on the routes of the 10th Muharram procession. The cellular service will resume, in cities after the conclusion of processions in respective areas, most...

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Information Minister denies Nawaz was released under a ‘deal’

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry on Thursday said that no deal has been made in release of former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif. "Nawaz is not that important that he would have been discussed in Saudi Arabia," says Fawad Chaudhry during a press conference. He said former premiere has been released...

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SC to hear Naqeebullah murder case on September 27

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) fixed a date for hearing of extra judicial murder of Naqeebullah Mehsud. According to the notification, three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar will hear the case on September 27. Notices in this regard were issued to the attorney general, Advocate General Sindh Advocate Salman Talibuddin,...

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SDO HESCO among tow others killed in Nawabshah

NAWABSHAH: Kareem Bux, a Sub Division Officer in Hyderabad Electric Supply Company (HESCO) among two others were shot dead by armed men in Dur, Nawabshah, Newsone reported on Thursday. According to details, the all three deceased belongs to same family. Police has stated old enmity behind the reason of killing. The bodies of deceased has been shifted to nearby hospital for...

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PM Imran writes to Modi, calls for resumption of dialogue

Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan has written a letter to Indian Prime Minister Nerendra Modi for the resumption of peace dialogues, Indian media claimed. According to Times of India, Khan’s letter was in response to Modi’s own communication to him seeking a "meaningful and constructive" engagement between the 2 countries. According to sources, PM Imran in his letter called for...

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COAS calls on Chinese President, regional security discussed

BEIJING: Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday called on Chinese President, Xi Jinping on a special invitation. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) both discussed regional security environment, challenges and the way forward. “While we work for peace we need to stay strong to thwart designs of all inimical forces challenging our resolve and we greatly...

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Corrupt individuals will not be spared, Justice will be served: Fawad

ISLAMABAD: After the suspension of corruption cases against the Sharif clan by the Islamabad High Court, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry reacted to the significant development in an official statement today, Wednesday. Chaudhry said that the party has complete trust on the judiciary and the courts in Pakistan are free. The official statement by the PTI spokesman said the National Accountability...

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PM Imran meets Saudi King Salman in maiden visit

RIYADH: Prime Minister Imran Khan in his maiden voyage to the land of Saud was called upon on Wednesday by the Saudi King Salman. Imran in his first visit to the sacred land of Arabia after assuming office accepted the invitation levied to him by the Saudi King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz, he is also expected to meet the Crown...

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NAB to challenge IHC’s Avenfield decision in Supreme Court

LAHORE:  According to sources, the National Accountability Bureau will file an appeal in the Supreme against the Islamabad High Court’s decision to suspend the sentences of the Sharifs in the Avenfield corruption reference. A NAB meeting chaired by chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal on Wednesday was briefed on the IHC decision. However, during the meeting, it was decided that an...

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Ishaq Dar removed as chairman of University of Health Sciences board

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, the Supreme Court  ordered the removal of absconder, former finance minister Ishaq Dar as chairman of the board of governors of University of Health Sciences (UHS) Lahore. Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard a suo motu case of the administrative crisis in UHS. The court ordered that Dar be removed from the post of...

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