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Hussain Asghar to be appointed chairman anti-corruption commission: sources

ISLAMABAD: Ex-police officer Hussain Asghar expected to be made the chairman of the anti-corruption commission earlier announced by Prime Minister Imran Khan, sources informed on Tuesday. The Premier had earlier announced to constitute a "high-powered commission" to probe corruption of the last 10 years in Pakistan. The commission will be constituted soon to probe corruption, said the sources. Asghar currently...

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Two more accused in Mashal Khan lynching case bites the dust as Court awards life imprisonment

PESHAWAR: On Thursday,  an anti-terrorism court (ATC)  awarded life imprisonment to two accused and acquitting two others in Mashal Khan murder case. Former Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) councillor Arif Khan and Asad were awarded life in prison for their involvement in the lynching case. Two others namely Sabir and Izhar were acquitted.  The punishment for the rest of the accused who...

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Malaysian PM to arrive Islamabad today

ISLAMABAD: Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad will arrive in Islamabad today on a three-day visit to Pakistan. The Malaysian prime minister's visit from March 21-23 is at the invitation of Prime Minister Imran Khan. He will be the Guest of Honour at the Pakistan Day Parade on March 23. During his stay, the Malaysian prime minister will meet President...

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Zardari, Bilawal grilled by NAB in fake Bank Account Case

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and former president of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari were grilled by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in the fake accounts case. Bilawal who was questioned for 40 minutes was asked questions pertaining to the Park Lane Estate Company. Sources said the PPP chairman told NAB officials he was unaware...

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Terrorism wave in Balochistan takes six more lives, levies check post attacked

ZIARAT: According to initial media reports, on Wednesday six levies security personnel embraced martyrdom in a attack by unidentified terrorists on a check post here in Ziarat, Balochistan. Last Sunday, in an explosion near Dera Murad Jamali four people were martyred including a woman and her daughter in an explosion while ten other were also injured according to the police....

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FMs meeting: China backs Pakistan on crackdown against banned outfits

BEIJING: China backed its "iron friend" Pakistan on Tuesday, applauding its recent counter-terrorism measures in the aftermath of the February 14 attack in Pulwama. “China commends Pakistan’s recent strong counter-terrorism measures at home," Foreign Minister Wang Yi told reporters after meeting with his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi who arrived in China on Sunday. "We fully support Pakistan in carrying through...

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Thar coal generated 330 MW electricity for the first time in Pakistan

KARACHI: Thar Coal power project on Tuesday added 330 megawatt electricity for the first time in Pakistan which is being synced to the national power grid. According to the Chief Executive Officer of Engropowergen Thar Limited SM Zafar Syed, an additional power plant of 330 megawatts will also begin generating electricity from April. Thar has 9,500 square kilometers of coal...

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SC summons response from NAB over Nawaz’s bail plea against IHC verdict

ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday, the Supreme Court of Pakistan  issued notices to the National Accountability Bureau and others, as it heard a petition filed by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif against a verdict by the Islamabad High Court dismissing his bail application in the Al-Azizia corruption reference. Headed by Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa a three member bench,  Justice Sajjad Ali...

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Pakistan’s national flag will fly at half-mast to honor martyrs and injured in NZ’s mosque attack

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's national flag will fly at half mast today (Monday) across the country to honor the martyrs and injured in the New Zealand mosque attacks. The decision has been taken to express solidarity with the bereaved families in last week's terrorist attack at two mosques in Christchurch, according to the notification. The government and people of Pakistan stand united...

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Six Pakistanis embrace martyrdom in New Zealand Terrorist Attack: FO

ISLAMABAD: On Saturday,  Foreign Office spokesman Dr Mohammad Faisal tweeted that six Pakistanis had been martyred in the New Zealand mosque attacks carried out by an Australian terrorist. Dr Faisal, in a tweet said the following Pakistanis had lost their lives. Terrorism in #NewZealand: Mr. Sohail Shahid, Syed Jahandad Ali, Syed Areeb Ahmed, Mr. Mahboob Haroon, Mr. Naeem Rashid and...

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Pakistan shot down Indian spying Quadcopter near LOC: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: According to the Pakistan's Media Wing spokesman, Director General Major General Asif Ghafoor, Pakistan on Saturday shot down Indian spying Quadcopter in Rakhchikri sector along line of Control. The Spokesman further apprised that the Quadcopter traveled 150 meters inside Pakistan. This is not for the first time that Indian spying drones have been shot down by Pakistan's Army near...

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Two Pakistanis embrace martyrdom in NZ rightwing terrorist attack: Sources

CHRISTCHURCH: According to confirmed media reports, two Pakistani citizens embraced martyrdom in the Christchurch terrorist attack, with one of them being praised as a hero for his attempt to stop the shooter during the attack. One Pakistani identified as Naeem Rashid, succumbed to his wounds while under treatment following the attack and was identified as the individual who rushed at...

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Four Pakistanis injured in New Zealand’s Mosque attack: Foreign Office

ISLAMABAD: On Friday, the foreign office of Pakistan said that four Pakistani nationals were injured, while five were still missing after the horrific terrorist attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. According to FO's spokesman, Dr Mohammad Faisal, the wounded Pakistani nationals were being treated at hospitals. Update on New Zealand terrorism incident - 4 Pakistanis injured and being...

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PM Imran Khan asks India to do trade instead of War

BAJAUR AGENCY: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said India should do trade with Pakistan instead of engaging in war while also mentioning that Pakistan’s desire of peace should not be perceived as nation’s weakness. He was speaking to a large gathering at Bajaur Agency where he said that a certain political party of India want to win the upcoming...

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Pakistan condemns ‘tragic terrorist attack’ in New Zealand, PM Khan blames Islamophobia

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday condemned the "terrorist attack" on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand in which at least 40 people were killed and 20 more were seriously injured. "Shocked and strongly condemn the Christchurch, New Zealand, terrorist attack on mosques. This reaffirms what we have always maintained: that terrorism does not have a religion. Prayers go...

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Money laundering case transferred to Islamabad

KARACHI: A banking court on Friday ordered the transfer of the fake bank accounts and mega money laundering case to Islamabad. The banking court in Karachi announced its decision on the National Accountability Bureau's (NAB) petition to transfer the money laundering case to Islamabad. During the last hearing on Monday, the court had reserved its decision. Former chairman of the...

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Kartarpur corridor talks between Pakistan, India positive: FO

LAHORE: On Thursday, Pakistan and India held "positive talks in a conducive environment" on the draft agreement of Kartarpur corridor connecting Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan's Narowal district with Dera Baba Nanak in India's Gurdaspur. Director General South Asia and SAARC and Foreign Office Spokesman Dr Mohammad Faisal, who led the Pakistani delegation during the talks in Attari in Indian...

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