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Government presents Mini-Budget amid opposition ruckus in NA

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, Finance Minister Asad Umar is currently presenting the 'mini-budget' in the National Assembly. The mini budget by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) federal government comes amid protest staged by opposition parties in the NA. Umar began by stating that this was not a mini-budget being presented but rather a set of economic reforms. Before the mini-budget presentation by...

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PTI govt distances itself from review petition, dismisses reports claiming placement of Aasia’s name in ECL

ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Thursday cleared that it has nothing to do with the review petition and government has not plan to put Aasia Bibi's name on Exit Control List (ECL). The response came after the media reports which stated that review petition has been filed before the Supreme Court's Lahore registry challenging the top court verdict in Aasia...

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Review petition filed before SC challenging Aasia Bibi verdict

LAHORE: On Thursday, the complainant in Asia Bibi case, Qari Muhammad Salaam,filed a review petition through his counsel Azhar Siddiqui against the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn her conviction in the blasphemy case, Newsone reported. Earlier on Wednesday, the apex court had acquitted Asia Bibi, a Christian woman condemned to death on blasphemy charges, after accepting an appeal against her...

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Ready to sacrifice life for Prophet (PBUH), but can’t punish an innocent: CJP Saqib Nisar

ISLAMABAD: "We are ready to sacrifice our lives for the Prophet (PBUH)," Justice Nisar said. “But if there is no proof against someone then how can we punish them?” the chief justice remarked. The top judge’s remarks came as he heard the federal government’s plearegarding the appointment of a new Islamabad inspector general of police (IGP) in light of the current...

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PM backs SC’s verdict in Asia Bibi case, issues stern warning to agitators

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday fully backed the Supreme Court's verdict in Aasia Bibi Case and appealed the nation to remain vigilant against inciters. Addressing the nation tonight, PM Imran said the reaction on the Supreme Court decision by a small segment of society is not appropriate, adding that Pakistan is the only country in the world that...

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Will accept SC’s order on IGP case, APC being held for NRO: Fawad Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Tuesday said inspector generals of police (IGPs) are answerable to the prime minister and chief minister and the premier has executive powers at his disposal which he will use. Speaking to the media in Islamabad, the information minister commented on the transfer of Islamabad Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Jan Muhammad and asked, “How is...

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Shehbaz, Zardari enter together for NA session

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari and Opposition Leader Shehbaz Sharif entered the National Assembly (NA) together after the session resumed on Monday. Earlier in day, Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) boycotted the National Assembly Session as the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) failed to produce ex-chief minister Shehbaz Sharif before the lower house. Speaking on the floor of the assembly,...

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CJP takes notice over IG Islamabad transfer on alleged minister’s order

ISLAMABAD: On Monday, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar took notice of the transfer of Inspector General of Islamabad Police Jan Muhammad. A three-member bench headed by Justice Nisar was hearing a case when he took notice of the Islamabad IG’s transfer. The chief justice directed the interior secretary and the attorney general to appear before the court...

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Pakistan Embassy in Kabul confirms release of Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Baradar

KABUL: Pakistan Embassy in Kabul on Sunday said Islamabad has released Afghan Taliban’s co-founder and former second-in-command Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar. Confirming Mullah Baradar’s release, a spokesperson for the embassy said Mullah Abdul Samad Sani, another senior Taliban commander, has also been set free. The experienced militant leader has in the past been portrayed by Afghan and western officials as...

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Not establishing any relations with Israel, asserts President Arif Alvi

ISLAMABAD: On Sunday, President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi dismissed reports regarding the presence of an Israeli aircraft in Pakistan airspace as 'baseless'. Speaking to the media at Islamabad International Airport before departing on a three-day official visit to Turkey, the president said, “We are not establishing any relations with Israel.” On Saturday, Foreign Minister of Pakistan Shah Mehmood Qureshi...

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Pakistan’s Foreign Minister dismisses reports about Israeli Aircraft

MULTAN: On Saturday, Foreign Minister of Pakistan Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Saturday dismissed reports of an Israeli aircraft landing in Pakistan as fake and baseless, after an Israeli journalist's claim triggered strong responses by politicians and social media users. Qureshi said that something which is not even real does not warrant a response in a press conference. Furthermore, Civil Aviation...

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Fawad Chaudhry, Ahsan Iqbal exchange responses over alleged Israeli aircraft landing in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry and Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) aide Ahsan Iqbal exchanged petty spat over the rumors of Israeli jet laded in Islamabad. On Friday night there were strong rumors over social media that an Israeli jet has landed in Islamabad, however the Civil Aviation Authority dismissed the reports. Over this, Ahsan Iqbal---ex minister of planning division, using...

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COAS Bajwa confirms death sentences of 14 hardcore terrorists

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa has confirmed death sentences awarded to fourteen hardcore terrorists, ISPR reported on Friday. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), terrorists were involved in heinous offences related to terrorism including attacking Armed Forces/ Law Enforcement Agencies of Pakistan, killing of innocent civilians and destruction of educational institutions. "Terrorists also attacked and destroyed...

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Pakistan Quarters: Stop trying to incite ethnic violence, CJP infuriated at Mayor Karachi

KARACHI: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Friday questioned Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar as to why “he initiated clashes” in Karachi earlier this week. A case pertaining to the operation for eviction of residents of Pakistan Quarters was heard at the Supreme Court’s Karachi Registry during which the chief justice called the Karachi Mayor, who was present...

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Karachi transportation woes to ease, local train service to begin soon: Sh. Rasheed

Karachi: A great news for the people of Karachi, The minister for Railways, Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed just made and announcement to run an inter-city train for the mega-city. The train is said to start very soon and has been initiated on special orders by the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan. President of Pakistan and Karachi resident, Dr. Arif Alvi will...

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Electricity price increased by Rs1.27 PKR per unit: Asad Umer

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Asad Umar on Thursday announced an increase of Rs1.27 per unit in the price of electricity, stressing that this was below the hike recommended by NEPRA (National Electric Power Regulatory Authority). Umar sitting alongside other federal ministers at a news conference here said Nepra in its evaluation had recommended a fee unit increase of Rs3.82. “This determination...

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One policeman martyred in Quetta firing

QUETTA: On Thursday, a policeman was shot dead by unknown suspects in the city’s Nawa Killi area, Newsone reported citing authorities. Mohammad Moosa, the deceased policeman was returning home from duty at Barori police station when unidentified gunmen shot at him and fled, police said. An investigation has been launched into the incident.

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