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Afghanistan to hand over SP Tahir Dawar’s body on Thursday, informs KP info minister

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, the Afghan government has confirmed the discovery of a body along with the service card of Pakistani police superintendent Tahir Khan Dawar, who went missing from Islamabad last month. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) information minister Shaukat Ali Yousafzai said that Body of Tahir Dawar is expected to be handed over to Pakistan authorities tomorrow. "KP Police delegation had...

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Imran Ismail takes oath as 33rd Governor of Sindh

KARACHI: Chief Justice Sindh High Court administered the oath of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Imran Ismail as he was sworn in as the 33rd governor of Sindh today (Monday). The ceremony was attended by the cabinet members of provincial and federal Assemblies among other dignitaries. PTI formally announced the chairman’s approval of Ismail’s nomination as governor on August 11. Prime...

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Resolution passed in senate condemning blasphemous drawing competition, PM addresses senators

ISLAMABAD: A unanimous resolution was adopted on Monday in the Senate against a caricature competition in Netherlands, which can hurt the sentiments of Muslims worldwide due to the heretical nature of the content. After passing of the resolution, Prime Minister Imran Khan made his first speech to the upper House of Parliament. "Senate and Parliament are the best places for...

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Fazl, Aitzaz and Arif Alvi file presidential nominations, rift grows among opposition

ISLAMABAD: An apparent rift has emerged in what at a point seemed like a strong opposition over the probable presidential candidacy. Maulana Fazl-ur- Rehman with the blessings of PML-N has filed his nomination papers with the PML-N opposing PPP's pick of veteran lawyer Aitzaz Ahsan. At first their were reports of a consensus among the grand alliance of opposition parties...

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Money Laundering Case: Zardari, Faryal leave FIA offices after questioning

KARACHI: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has summoned erstwhile president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister, Faryal Talpur, on Monday in a money laundering case. The FIA issued notices on Saturday to Mr. Zardari and his sister to appear at the agency’s headquarters in Islamabad on Monday. FIA Additional DG Najaf Mirza, who chaired a meeting at the agency's Islamabad office...

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PTI denies over finalizing name of Ameer Jogezai as Balochistan governor

ISLAMABAD: On Sunday, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leadership denied finalizing the name of Dr Ameer Mohammad Khan Jogezai for Balochistan governorship, a day after reports said he had been nominated for the provincial post by Prime Minister Imran Khan. A spokesperson of the premier, in a statement, said there was no truth to reports that Jogezai’s name has been finalised...

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APC meeting: Opposition parties to field joint candidate for presidential elections

ISLAMABAD: On Saturday, the parties in All Parties Conference (APC) have agreed upon to field joint candidate for the upcoming presidential elections, well placed sources confirmed. Speaking to media after the meeting, Ahsan Iqbal confirmed that the forum had decided to field joint candidate for the office of the president. He said the name of the candidate would be announced...

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Opposition parties meet in Murree Today to settle on joint presidential candidate

ISLAMABAD: The PML-N has convened an All Parties Conference in Murree today to hold consultations regarding the nomination of a candidate for the presidential election. PPP, Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (JUI-F), Awami National Party and other party leaders have been invited to the conference, Radio Pakistan reported. The 11-party grand opposition alliance's consultative meeting will be chaired by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President...

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Federal cabinet decides to abolish discretionary funds enjoyed by ministers, MPs

ISLAMABAD: On Friday, prime minister Imran Khan chaired a meeting of the federal cabinet at the PM House. The cabinet discussed a seven-point agenda and important decisions were taken during the meeting. Following the meeting, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry held a detailed press conference apprising the decisions made by the cabinet. 1. Abolition of discretionary funds The most important decision...

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No compromise on national interest: PM Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday asserted that there will be no compromise over the national interest in his maiden  visit at the foreign office here in Islamabad. Furthermore, the premier directed officials to spread positive image of Pakistan world wide as he chaired a meeting at foreign office today issuing policy statement and guidelines. Earlier, prime minister Imran...

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PM Imran Khan visits Foreign office

ISLAMABAD: On Friday, prime minister Imran Khan arrived at the foreign office here in capital, where he will be briefed about the foreign relations with different countries. Foreign secretary Tehmina Janjua, foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi received the premier as he arrived at FO. This is his first visit to FO after assuming PM office. According to sources,  the premier...

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Pakistani COAS told me ‘We want peace’, Navjot Singh Sidhu

Navjot Sing Sidhu, who recently visited Pakistan to attend Prime Minister Imran Khan’s oath-taking ceremony, in an interview with The Hindu said, “The way I was welcomed, it has reinforced my belief that relations between India and Pakistan may improve in the near future.” Former Indian cricketer, media personality and politician Navjot Singh Sidhu has said that his recent trip to Pakistan...

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President Mamnoon and PM Khan felicitate nation on Eid, hail ‘spirit of sacrifice’

In his Eid-ul-Azha message, President Mamnoon Hussain said today is the day that commemorates the obedience, sacrifice, and unparalleled examples set by the great prophets of Islam. In order for "our beloved nation" to weather through its problems, Pakistanis need to follow the lessons of the Sunnat-e-Ibrahimi, which teaches humans to sacrifice their egos — the key factor behind numerous problems....

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PM Imran offers India olive branch, backs ‘Sidhu’ as ambassador of peace

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister of Pakistan on Tuesday called upon India to resolve dispute and give peace a change, Newsone reported. According to his personal twitter account, the 22nd premier thanked former cricketer Navjot Siddhu for coming Pakistan and attending his sworn-in ceremony. To move forward Pakistan and India must dialogue and resolve their conflicts incl Kashmir: The best way to...

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Capt Safdar suffers heart problems in Adiala Jail: sources

RAWALPINDI: Captain (retd) Safdar's condition deteriorated at Adiala prison late Monday, sources said, after which he was being given medical attention inside the jail. Sources are confirming that incarcerated son-in-law of Nawaz Sharif has been reportedly feeling chest pain and stomach issues. Safdar who has been jailed following a verdict in the avenfield corruption references against the Sharif family, has...

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PM’s 16 member federal cabinet sworn in

ISLAMABAD: Federal cabinet consists of 21 members - endorsed by Prime Minister Imran Khan - was sworn in at President House on Monday. President Mamnoon Hussain administered the oath to the federal cabinet. Newly-elected Premier Imran Khan also attended the ceremony. The cabinet includes 16 ministers and five advisers. The five advisers are Mohammad Shehzad, Ishrat Hussain, Abdul Razzak Dawood,...

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Imran Khan unveils his government’s strategy, policies in maiden address as PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan in his inaugural address as Pakistan's chief executive has announced to form task force in order to bring back laundered money back to Pakistan from abroad.  The address started with the recitation of Holy Quran and the national anthem of Pakistan. The newly elected PM thanked everyone in start of his speech for supporting and...

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