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5 dead, various injured in Upper Dir blast

UPPER DIR: On Sunday, at least six people died and 19 others, including three police officers, were injured in a roadside blast near a double-cabin vehicle in the Gamadand area at Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Upper Dir district, said local police. According to the district police officer (DPO), Mian Naseeb Jan, the bomb, planted in the vehicle, was detonated by remote control. The...

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Pakistan condemns blatant use of cluster bomb by Indian forces at LOC

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Saturday strongly condemned the blatant use of cluster ammunition by Indian security forces targeting the innocent civilians along the Line of Control (LoC). “This is a clear violation of the Geneva Convention & International Laws,” Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said on Twitter. He said India in its war frenzy was not only sabotaging regional peace but...

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Indian army using cluster bombs against civilian population in LoC: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: The Inter-Services Public Relations on Saturday said the Indian army has been using cluster bombs to target civilians along the Line of Control (LoC). “Indian Army uses cluster ammunition along LoC deliberately targeting Civilian population. This is a violation of the Geneva Convention and international humanitarian law,” the military’s media wing said in a statement. “Indian Army on night...

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DG ISPR dismisses Hasil Bizenjo allegation against ISI as”unfounded”

RAWALPINDI: Director-General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor on Friday dismissed Senator Mir Hasil Bizenjo’s allegations implicating the head of a national premier institution as “unfounded”. In a post on Twitter the DG ISPR said, “Remarks by Senator Mir Hasil Bizenjo implicating head of national premier institution are unfounded. The tendency to bring entire democratic process into...

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Govt thrashes opposition as no-confidence motion against Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani failed

By: Syed Tazmeen Javed ISLAMABAD- (Web Desk): Senate Chairman-- Sadiq Sanjrani who was backed by the ruling Pakistan Tehreek Insaf (PT) survived his chairmanship as the opposition could only grab fifty votes falling short of four votes in a historic and first time ever polls conducted in a bid to oust the incumbent head of the upper house on Thursday....

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ECP reserves verdict over Maryam Nawaz’s PML(N) vice presidency challenged by PTI

ISLAMABAD: On the petition of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday reserved its verdict over the appointment of Maryam Nawaz as the vice president of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) political party. According to media reports, a three-member bench of the ECP headed by Chief Election Commissioner Justice (retd) Sardar Raza Khan will announce the...

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FO summons Indian envoy post unprovoked LoC ceasefire violations

ISLAMABAD: Spokesperson of the Foreign Office Dr Mohammad Faisal on Wednesday summoned India’s Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia to record Pakistan’s protest over the “unprovoked ceasefire violations” along the Line of Control (LoC) and the Working Boundary by Indian forces. On Tuesday, one civilian was martyred and nine others were injured in the latest ceasefire violations by Indian forces. While...

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Five dead, several injured in blast outside police station in Quetta

QUETTA: At least five people, including two policemen, died and more than 25 people were injured in a loud explosion near the city police station in Quetta, sources said, quoting the police and hospital officials. The injured are being shifted to the Civil Hospital in the provincial capital. An emergency was imposed in the hospital to treat the injured. Balochistan Inspector...

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PAF aircraft crashes near in Rawalpindi; 17 dead

RAWALPINDI: At least 17 people lost their lives including five military personnel when a plane of Pakistan Army Aviation crashed near Mora Kalu in Rawalpindi on Tuesday. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the aircraft was on a routine training flight when it crashed but there was no immediate word on the cause of the accident or the type of...

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Karachi rains cause power outage as 400 KE feeders trip

KARACHI: Weather took a pleasant turn for Karachi residents early on Monday, however shortly after the rain began, several areas of the city faced power outage. Sources said that following the first spell of rain early in the morning, around 400 feeders of the Karachi-Electric power supply company tripped. The Meteorological Department predicted that it can rain up to 40...

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Five dead in rain-related incidents in KP

LAHORE/PESHAWAR: Heavy rains lashed parts of the country, claiming five lives and injuring 18 people in rain-related incidents in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, according to a Provincial Disaster Management Authority’s report on Sunday. Rains persisted in several areas of Lahore, due to which residents had to suffer prolonged power outage. Rain leveling 54 milimetre was recorded in Tajpura area while Jail Road...

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Two separate terror attacks in Turbat and N.Waziristan martyrs 4 FC, 6 Pak Army soldiers

MIRANSHAH: According to ISPR, six Pakistan Army soldiers were martyred in North Waziristan tribal district on Saturday when terrorists opened fire on them from across the Pak-Afghan border. The incident happened when the soldiers were on regular duty patrolling the border near Gurbaz area of North Waziristan tribal district near the Pak-Afghan border. The martyred included Havaldar Khalid, Sepoy Naveed,...

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Columnist Irfan Siddiqui shifted to Adiala jail for 14-days judicial remand

ISLAMABAD: According to Newsone,  Irfan Siddiqui has been shifted to Adiala Jail after a judge remanded him in judicial custody for 14-days on Saturday. The police produced him before the court hours after taking him into custody for violating tenancy law. Irfan Siddiqui was shifted to Ramna Police station after he was arrested from his house last night. The renowned...

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Shehbaz Sharif sues Daily Mail paper over defamation

LONDON: Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) president and the opposition leader in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif has sued the UK based newspaper--- Daily Mail and its publisher over defamation charges. The article which caused an uproar in the PML(N) ranks accused Shehbaz and his family of misappropriating UK government funds which were disbursed for flood and earthquake survivours during his...

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Opposition marks black-day to protest against an anniversary of alleged ‘rigged polls’

ISLAMABAD: The opposition parties of Pakistan on Thursday marking 25th July as the black day (Youm-e-Siah) to protest against the alleged rigging which led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman---incumbent Prime Minister, Imran Khan winning the general elections, last year. Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz), vice president, Maryam Nawaz has departed for Quetta from Lahore to address from a political rally. On board...

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PM returns home; addresses jubilant PTI supporter vowing to hold more ‘ruthless’ accountability

KARACHI / WASHINGTON: Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan after returning from the United States of America on Thursday eve which coincides with the first year celebration of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) winning July 25th elections, last year vowed to hold more ruthless accountability of those found involved in loot and plunder. Addressing the large party workers who gathered at Islamabad...

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Time to reset Pakistan’s relationship with US: PM Khan

WASHINGTON: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday addressed members of the US Congress at Capitol Hill, soon after which he departed for Pakistan, concluding his three-day visit to Washington. A large number of senators and members of the US House of Representatives at Capitol Hill on the invitation of Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, the chairperson of Congressional Pakistan Caucus attended...

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