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Maryam Nawaz sends special inivitation to Bilawal Bhutto requesting presence at Jati Umra

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Vice President Maryam Nawaz invited Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto for a meeting at Jati Umra, sources informed on Saturday. According to PML-N sources, the party vice president extended the invitation during a telephonic conversation. The PPP chairman accepted the invitation. The meeting will take place on Sunday at 1:30 pm and will be attended...

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PSL Draft: Afridi to Peshawar, Malik to Karachi, Gayle to Lahore

LAHORE: Pakistan Super League (PSL) first round of player draft ceremony concluded here at the National Cricket Academy Monday for the Twenty20 league scheduled in Dubai and Sharjah from February 4-23 next year. Teams as of now: Karachi Kings (Head coach – Mickey Arthur): Shoaib Malik, Shakib alHasan, Sohail Tanvir, Imad Wasim, Ravi Bopara, Lendll Simmons, Muhammad Amir, Bilawal Bhatti,...

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Investigation officer to file challan against Dr Asim in ATC today

KARACHI: Investigation officer on Monday will file a challan against former petroleum minister Dr Asim Hussain in anti-terrorism court (ATC). Following a notification issued after approval from Chief Minister (CM) Qaim Ali Shah, Nisar Ahmed Durrani has replaced Mushtaq Jahangir as special public prosecutor. Administrative judge of the anti-terrorism courts (ATCs), Justice Naimatullah Phalphuto will hear the case today. On...

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CM Sindh replaces special public prosecutor in Dr Asim Hussain case

KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh Qaim Ali Shah has replaced the special public prosecutor in the case against former federal minister Dr Asim Hussain, who faces charges of abetting terrorists. The Sindh government has now appointed Nisar Ahmed Durrani in place of Mushtaq Jehangiri as the special public prosecutor in the case against the former petroleum minister. The move comes a...

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Farooq Sattar again raises ‘new provinces’ issue

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Dr. Farooq Sattar on Saturday again raised the slogan of ‘new provinces’ saying ‘Khoon Rung Laaye Ga, Naya Sooba Aaye Ga’ (blood will bear fruit, new province will be won). Meanwhile, the newly elected local body representatives of the party took oath of loyalty with the people of Pakistan and MQM. Addressing the oath-taking...

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Sindh government meddling with Dr. Asim case: Rangers

KARACHI: Rangers filed a petition in court on Saturday to stop Sindh government from meddling in Dr. Asim case. This is third application from Rangers against Sindh government. According to details, DSR Rangers Sindh, Anayatullah Durrani filed an application in Sindh High Court (SHC) stating that Sindh government is trying to influence the case of Dr. Asim while investigation officer...

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Pakistan, Saudi Arabia have complete harmony on regional issues: Commander Saudi Naval Forces

KARACHI: A passing out parade of 104th Midshipmen Commissioning and 13th SSC course of Pakistan Navy was held in Karachi. Vice Admiral of Saudi Naval Forces Abdullah Al Sultan was chief guest on the occasion. Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zaka ullah was also present on the occasion. Addressing the passing out parade, the Saudi Vice Admiral said Pakistan...

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Pakistan, US agree to enhance defence cooperation

WASHINGTON: Pakistan and the United States have agreed to enhance defence cooperation during a meeting of the Pakistan-US Defence Consultative Group in Washington on Friday. The US delegation reiterated on the occasion that it would continue to provide assistance for boosting capacity of Pakistani security forces. Pakistan side was led by Defence Secretary Lt General (retd) Muhammad Alam Khattak while...

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Air strikes kill 23 ‘hardcore terrorists’ in Shawal, Khyber: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: At least 23 hardcore terrorists were killed and over 10 others injured in air strikes carried out by Pakistani security forces in Shawal Valley and Khyber Agency areas close to Afghanistan border on Friday. According to a statement issued by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), successful air strikes were carried out today early in the morning targeting terrorist’s strongholds...

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PM chairs meeting to review security situation

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is presiding over a high-level meeting in Islamabad to review security situation in the country. Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Interior Minister Ch Nisar Ali Khan, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif, Advisor to PM on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, COAS General Raheel Sharif, and Director General ISI are attending the meeting.

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Democracy strengthening in Pakistan: Khawaja Asif

ISLAMABAD: Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif says democracy has strengthened its roots in the country after struggle of several years. In an interview, he said Pakistan remained under military rule for a long time, and now the country is passing through an evolutionary process. He rejected the impression that the military is interfering in the affairs of the government. To...

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Let’s not be frozen in the past, move forward: Pakistan NSA

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's national security adviser Lieutenant-General (R) Naseer Khan Janjua has termed his recent meeting with his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval a "good beginning", saying it is important for both countries to "not be frozen in the past". "Let's think of the future. Let us do it ourselves. Let us not leave it to our children," Lt-Gen Janjua told Indian...

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No foreign security agency is allowed to operate in the country: Ch Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan has said no foreign security agency is allowed to operate in the country. Speaking on a motion to discuss the performance of the Ministry of Interior and Narcotics Control in the National Assembly today, he said over 25000 intelligence reports were shared with the provincial governments, the law enforcement agencies and military....

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Sindh Assembly adopts resolution on Rangers’ powers

KARACHI: Sindh Home Minister Sohail Anwar Sial on Wednesday presented a resolution on the critical issue of Rangers’ powers on the floor of the Sindh Assembly, amid chants and slogans by opposition members. The resolution, which was approved by the House, was criticised by opposition members who claimed the paramilitary force’s powers had been curtailed per the resolution. Opposition members,...

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Nation observes first anniversary of APS attack today

PESHAWAR: The first anniversary of brutal attack on Army Public School Peshawar is being observed in every nook and cranny of the country today with the firm resolve to completely root out terrorism. The main function to mark the day is under way at Army Public School in Peshawar. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif are...

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Security tightened in Peshawar as COAS, PM to visit APS tomorrow

PESHAWAR: The Chief of Army Staff, President and Prime Minister of Pakistan along with the chief ministers of Sindh, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan, Gilgit Baltistan and premier of Azad Jammu and Kashmir are expected to attend a ceremony at the Army Public School tomorrow, December 16, to mark the one-year anniversary of the horrific massacre that killed 144 children and...

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Zarb-e-Azb: Corps commanders conference review operational progress

RAWALPINDI: General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff presided over a Corps Commanders Conference at General Headquarters here on Tuesday. According to ISPR, the forum was given comprehensive briefings on internal and external security situation of the country. Participants of the conference also took holistic view of the emerging geo strategic environment and its relevance to security of Pakistan. While...

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