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India resorts back to unprovoked firing targeting civil population at Harpal and Charwah sector

According to Inter Service Public Relations(ISPR) the Indian troops once again violated the cease fire across the line of control border, as they initiated unprovoked firing in Harpal and Charwah sectors on Monday. “Indian troops initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation along Working Boundary targeting civil population with mortars and heavy weapons in Harpal and Charwah Sector since early morning,” the ISPR said....

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India resorts back to unprovoked firing targeting civil population at Harpal and Charwah sector

According to Inter Service Public Relations(ISPR) the Indian troops once again violated the cease fire across the line of control border, as they initiated unprovoked firing in Harpal and Charwah sectors on Monday. “Indian troops initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation along Working Boundary targeting civil population with mortars and heavy weapons in Harpal and Charwah Sector since early morning,” the ISPR said....

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Pakistan raises concern over Kishanganga dam as delegation visits WB to protect water rights

WASHINGTON: Pakistan will raise its concerns over the inauguration of the Kishanganga hydropower plant with the World Bank on Monday (today), arguing that the dam violates the 1960 Indus Waters Treaty. A high-level Pakistani delegation arrived in Washing­ton on Sunday for the three-day talks, which would cover four key points: the height of the Kishan­ganga dam, its capacity to hold...

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Avenfield Reference: Nawaz raises objection on few JIT members; replies to questionnaires given by AC

ISLAMABAD: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is currently recording his statement in Avenfield reference against Sharif family before the Accountability Court. Nawaz’s daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Capt (retd) Safdar, who will also record their statements today, are currently appearing before the court of accountability judge Muhammad Bashir. Nawaz while he was summoned in the rostum, said that he had...

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Funeral prayers for Sabika Sheikh offered in Houston

HOUSTON: The funeral prayers for Pakistani exchange student Sabika Sheikh was held today (Sunday) after Namaz-e-Zuhr, here in a local mosque of Houston, Newsone reported. Pakistani Consulate officials, local members of the United States Congress, as well as other US officials attended the funeral. According to details, her body will Karachi in wee hours of Tuesday. On Friday, 10 people,...

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PM Abbasi meets bereaved family of Sabika Sheikh

KARACHI: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi paid a visit to Sabika's home, who was killed in Texas school shooting on Friday, Newsone reported. PM Abbasi said that the entire nation is saddened over Sabika’s sad demise, she was an extraordinary student. He was accompanied by governor Sindh Muhammad Zubair upon his visit. On Friday, 10 people, mostly students, were killed...

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Heat wave to continue in Sindh for more 5 days: PMD

KARACHI: The scorching heat wave that has engulfed the city as well as other parts of Sindh will be elongating another four to five days, as per reports by the country’s weather monitoring authority. Coupled with the heatwave, relentless power cuts and water shortage in many areas made life miserable for denizens of Karachi. The current heat spell, according to...

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Imran Khan announces 100 days agenda post election, If makes centre

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has  released  its 100-day agenda if the party managed to form the government after the next general elections. Senior PTI leader Shah Mahmood Qureshi announced his party’s agenda at a ceremony held in Islamabad on Sunday. “One the main agendas of the PTI government will be to merge FATA into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,” he said. “We will...

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Pakistan to take up Kishanganga Dam issue with World Bank: Aizaz Chaudhry

WASHINGTON: Pakistan Ambassador to the United States Aizaz Chaudhry remarked that Pakistan intends to consult with the World Bank on the Kishanganga Dam issue. He was addressing a seminar titled ‘Pakistan and Unites States A Lasting Partnership’ on Saturday. Speaking in the context of issues pertaining to Islamabad's eastside neighbour, Chaudhry said the country intends to take up plans of...

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NAB summons former PM Nawaz in Jati Umra illegal road widening case

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has summoned former prime minister Nawaz Sharif today, May 20 for questioning in a case pertaining to misuse of official powers in construction of a road leading to the Sharif family residence in Jati Umra, Raiwind. According to sources, NAB’s combined investigation team has summoned Nawaz over allegations that the Sharif brothers ‘misused’ their...

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PM Abbasi-Khursheed Shah agrees upon care taker Prime Minister: Sources

ISLAMABAD: According to sources name of a care taker Prime Minister has been finalized, however the final announcement will be made on Tuesday. Sources privy to development has confided that both incumbent Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, and opposition leader in the National Assembly Khursheed Shah has agreed upon the name, as now consultation for the formation of interim cabinet...

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Crazy Summers in Karachi continue, sea breeze halts, mercury shoots to 44

KARACHI: The sweltering heatwave in the city and elsewhere in Sindh is likely to extend its unwelcome stay by four to five days, Geo News reported, citing an official at the country's weather monitoring authority. Mercury in Karachi touched 41°C around noon on Sunday. The heatwave is expected to peak between Monday and Wednesday, drastically pushing the temperatures even higher,...

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Israeli atrocities: Abbasi calls for unity among Muslim states

ISTANBUL: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has reiterated Pakistan’s support to Palestinian people in the face of tyranny and said member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) should enlist other countries’ support to put an end to killings of Palestinians and help establish an independent and contiguous state of Palestine on the basis of internationally agreed parameters and...

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NSC condemns Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir

ISLAMABAD: National Security Committee (NSC) meeting chaired by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Saturday has condemned Indian army's ceasefire violation along Line of Control, Newsone reported. The NSC raises concern over ceasefire violations by Indian Army in IoK. The committee has further decided to raise the matter on international level. Matters pertaining to national and regional security as well as...

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NewsOne acquires copy of Avenfield Reference Case based on 127 questions

Islamabad: Newsone has acquired a copy of the avenfield reference case against Nawaz Sharif and the Sharif Family. The reference consists of 127 questions and is 29 pages long in total. Nawaz Sharif, Captain Safdar and Maryum Nawaz are all defendants in the case. One of the questions being asked in the case is "You are being tried over submitting...

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ATC Judge angry over the absence of prosecutor in Naqeebullah Murder case

KARACHI: Former SSP Rao Anwar and his subordinates, who have been detained in a case pertaining to the extrajudicial killing of Naqeebullah Mehsud, were presented before a Karachi anti-terrorism court for an in-camera session on Saturday. The main prosecutor, however, did not show up for the hearing, at which the judge hearing the case expressed severe displeasure. Anwar, 11 of his...

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Ruckus in Sindh Assembly as Nusrat Saher Abbasi raises shoe at Deputy Speaker

KARACHI: Member of Sindh Assembly Nusrat Sehar Abbasi rose shoe against Deputy Chairman of Sindh Assembly Shehla Raza, as the opposition staged protests against the passing of Sindh Budget today. Nusrat who hails from Muslim League (functional) was asked to leave by Shehhla Raza for not maintaing the decorum in Sindh Assembly. "Abbasi has issues and she has proven that...

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