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PM Imran constitutes committee to review and invigilate NACTA’s performance

ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday, Prime Minister Imran Khan constituted a committee to review the role and functioning of the National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA). Chairing the first meeting of NACTA, the prime minister called for a revision of the organisation's framework and formulation of its mandate within a week's time. According to sources, the committee will include senior members of all...

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Kalabagh Dam next in line after Diamer-Bhasha completion, says CJP Nisar

LAHORE: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Saturday said that the Kalabagh Dam will be made after the completion of Diamer-Bhasha with national unity and harmony. "If the nation agreed then we will also make Kalabagh Dam after the construction of Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand dams," said CJP Nisar while addressing ceremony in Lahore. CHP termed construction of...

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CJP warns to impose article 6 who hinders dams construction

LAHORE: On Saturday, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar warned that any person who attempts to hinder the construction of dams will be tried under Article 6 of the Constitution. A two-judge bench headed by the chief justice heard a suo moto case of mineral water companies using underground water for selling it in bottles at the Supreme...

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Kulsoom Nawaz laid to rest in Lahore

LAHORE: The funeral prayer of Kulsoom Nawaz has been offered here at Jati Umra, Lahore, today. According to Newsone, Molana Tariq Jameel led the prayers, which included a large number of people gathered at former first lady and wife of incarcerated ex prime minister Nawaz Sharif funeral prayer. Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) president Shehbaz Sharif, Nawaz Sharif other party senior...

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Three soldiers martyred during N Waziristan IBO: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Four terrorists were killed while three soldiers embraced martyrdom during an Intelligence-based operation in North Waziristan, ISPR reported. According to Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR), Security forces launched an IBO in North Waziristan against terrorists involved in an attack on armed forces personnel on September 12. "All four terrorists including operational level terrorist Aftab Parakay killed. Terrorists were fully armed...

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Funeral prayer of Kulsoom Nawaz offered in London

ISLAMABAD: Funeral prayer of former first lady of Pakistan, Kulsoom Nawaz has been offered in London, Newsone reported. Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) president Shehbaz Sharif, Hussain Nawaz, Hassan Nawaz and former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan were in the funeral prayer. Shehbaz Sharif along with Kulsoom Nawaz’s daughter Asma, grandson (Hussain Nawaz's son) and other family members will bring...

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PM House to be made postgraduate institute, says Education Minister

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood the land on which Prime Minister House is presently situated will be made into a postgraduate institute, said Minister for Education Shafqat Mehmood while speaking about the incumbent government’s plans to utilise official buildings for public use. Addressing the media in Islamabad on Thursday, the education minister said the public was fed up...

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Kulsoom Nawaz body to be flown to Lahore today

LONDON: A flight carrying the body of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s wife, Begum Kulsoom, will depart for Pakistan tonight. The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight is scheduled to depart from Heathrow Airport for Lahore at 11pm. Nawaz's younger brother Shehbaz Sharif is bring back the body of his sister in law, who departed to London a day earlier. A...

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Nawaz, Maryam, Safdar granted five-day parole

ISLAMABAD: The Punjab government on Wednesday extended parole of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter, Maryam, and son-in-law Captain (retd) Mohammad Safdar by five days. According to the Punjab Home Department the period of parole has been extended until 12 am on Monday. Former Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Capt. (Retd) Muhammad Safdar...

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PM Imran Khan visits ISI headquarters

RAWALPINDI: Prime Minister Imran Khan, on Wednesday, visited Inter Service Intelligence headquarters, the army media wing Inter Service Public Relations reported. The Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Director General ISI Naveed Mukhtar welcomed the premier. PM Imran offered prayers at 'Yadgare Shauhada', the ISPR added. The country's prime agency briefed the PM over the intelligence, national...

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Politicians flock Sharif Residence to condole Kulsoom Nawaz’s passing, Sharif’s out on Parole

The Pakistan Muslim League (N) party leaders, workers and symapthisers are gathering at the Jati Umra to pay their condolences to Sharif family on the sad demise of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, who breathed her last in a London hospital on Tuesday. Former Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Capt. (Retd) Muhammad Safdar were released on...

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President and PM Khan emphasize tolerance, unity, and Interfaith Harmony in Muharram

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has stressed upon the need to promote sublime qualities of unity, tolerance, interfaith harmony and compassion at the national level which will help shape an ideal society under the teachings of Islam. The president, in his message on the first of Muharram ul Haram 1440 Hijra and the advent of new Islamic calendar on Wednesday,...

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Former first lady Kulsoom Nawaz passes away

LONDON: Begum Kulsoom Nawaz the wife of 3 time Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and former 3 time first lady of Pakistan, succumbed to a long and testing battle with cancer in a hospital in London today, tuesday. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President Shehbaz Sharif and her son, Hussain Nawaz, confirmed that the former first lady breathed her last at a clinic...

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CJP admonishes the naysayers of dam fund, ‘those lamenting us should be ashamed’

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Tuesday said those claiming that asking for donations for the construction of Diamer Bhasha and Mohmand Dam is ‘begging’ should be ashamed of themselves. The chief justice while hearing cases at the Supreme Court passed remarks on the dam fund and expressed anger at those criticising it. “Those saying that...

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President administers oath to six new cabinet members

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi on Tuesday administered oath of office to six new cabinet members. Three Federal Ministers and three Ministers of State. Syed Ali Haider Zaidi, Ali Muhammad Khan Mehr and Umer Ayub Khan took oath as Federal Ministers, whereas Muhammad Hammad Azhar, Muhammad Shabbir Ali and Murad Saeed were designated as State Ministers. The oath-taking ceremony held...

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Muharram moon not sighted: Mufti Muneeb Ur Rehman

KARACHI: According to the moon sighting committee under the astute leadership of Mufti Muneeb Ur Rehman the moon was not sighted this evening, Monday. The Muharram moon was to be sighted today by the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee but they informed the country of their being no sightings today. Due to the moon not being sighted, 1st Muharram will be on 12th...

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COAS confirms death sentences of 13 hardcore terrorists: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa confirmed on Monday death sentences to 13 hardcore terrorists, who were involved in heinous offences related to terrorism, attacking Law Enforcement Agencies, destruction of educational institutions and killing of innocent civilians, the ISPR press release said. According to army’s media cell, the suspects were involved in killing of 202 persons including...

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