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Pulwama attack: India threatens to stop river water supply to Pakistan

India has decided to stop the flow of water to Pakistan from its share in the rivers under the Indus Water Treaty regulating river flows between the two nations, a government minister said on Thursday. “Our government has decided to stop our share of water which used to flow to Pakistan,” Nitin Gadkari, India’s transport and water resources minister, tweeted....

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Removal of Names from ECL: PM questions over fear of some lawmakers

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan questioned why some lawmakers are “so scared” of the Exit Control List (ECL). In a tweet from his twitter account, the premier asked that why few law makers are keen to go abroad ? “Why are some of our lawmakers so scared of the ECL? Why are they so keen to...

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Detailed judgment: SC orders to remove Bilawal, Murad’s name from ECL

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the federal government to remove Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah names from Exit Control List (ECL), Newsone reported. On December 27, in view of the joint investigation team (JIT) report on the fake bank accounts case, the federal gvernment decided to place the names...

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IHC to determine maintainability of petition seeking PM Imran’s disqualification on Thursday

ISLAMABAD:  On Wednesday, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) accepted a plea for the early hearing of a petition seeking Prime Minister Imran Khan’s disqualification. An IHC bench comprising Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb heard a petition for the early hearing of a plea seeking PM Imran’s disqualification. Accepting the request of the petitioner for an early hearing,...

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Supreme Court dismiss Sindh govt petition on 18th amendment

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan, on Wednesday dismissed the Sindh government petition on 18th amendment, Newsone reported. The detail verdict will be issued later, as the Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar--- who is retiring today read out the verdict. The Sindh government had filed a plea in the Supreme Court pertaining to provincial authority in the...

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Shehbaz, Zardari slams PM Imran statement over NRO

ISLAMABAD: Both heads of two primary opposition parties in the National Assembly, Asif Ali Zardari and Shahbaz Sharif slammed the statement of prime minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan on Tuesday pertaining to continuous walkouts from the house in seeking National Reconciliation Order (NRO)--- a term used for political settlements over graft cases. Opposition Leader in National Assembly and Pakistan Muslim...

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Opposition desecrating parliament and taxpayer money, walkouts staged for NRO: PM Khan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has termed the walkout in the National Assembly by the opposition as a "pressure tactic to seek a National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) and evade accountability for corruption in NAB cases." “In a Parliament that costs taxpayers billions yearly, yet another walkout in NA by the Opposition shows that this is the only function they intend...

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NAB’s appeal against Sharif family’s suspension dismissed by SC

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Monday dismissed the National Accountability Bureau’s appeal against the suspension of the Sharif family’s sentences in the Avenfield reference. A five-member bench led by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, Justice Gulzar Ahmed, Justice Mushir Alam and Justice Mazhar Alam Miankhel heard the appeal. NAB had approached the apex...

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SC finishes up suo motu notice hearing on APS tragedy

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday disposed of the Army Public School carnage suo motu case after being briefed on the progress made by a judicial commission probing the matter. On December 16, 2014, terrorists stormed the army-run school in Peshawar and martyred around 150 people, including more than 130 schoolchildren, in the deadliest terrorist attack in the country’s history....

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Electricity suspended in Punjab, Sindh as Guddu Power Plant trips

ISLAMABAD: The electricity in parts of Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan has been suspended today (Sunday) as three power plants tripped due to technical fault in Guddu Power Plant. According to details, spokesman of power division said that teams have started the work to restore the electricity supply. We are already working on load management plan to provide electricity to the...

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Supreme Court orders removal of all business activities from military land in Karachi

KARACHI: On Saturday, the Supreme Court of Pakistan ordered that all business activities be wrapped up from military land in the metropolis. Justice Gulzar Ahmed heading a meeting against illegal encroachments in the city at the SC’s Karachi Registry today gave the aforementioned directions. “No matter how influential someone is, illegal encroachments will not be allowed,” Justice Gulzar asserted. “It...

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PIA, CAA blamed for 2016 air crash near Havelian

KARACHI: On Friday, the Safety Investigation Board (SIB) tasked with a probe into the 2016 crash of a domestic flight that killed all the 47 people on board, including singer-turned-evangelist Junaid Jamshed, has found a ‘lapse’ on the part of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and a ‘lack of oversight’ by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) that may have led...

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Karachi Chinese Consulate Attack: Plot made in Afghan soil on directions of Indian spy agency

KARACHI: Additional Inspector General of Sindh Police, Amir Sheikh, on Friday informed that 5 facilitators arrested in relation to the Chinese Consulate Attack situated in Karachi. Addressing the press conference here today, the AIG Sindh Police further informed that the plan to carry out attacks was planned in  Afghanistan on the directions of Indian prime agency. The suspects stayed at...

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Drug prices hiked by 9-15 percent all across Pakistan

KARACHI: On Friday, in  a notification issued by Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) a hike of 9-15 percent  in medicine prices all across the country. The revised maximum retail prices of the medicines will be printed on the label, according to the notification. Drug companies had been demanding an increase in the prices of medicines for some time. The...

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Govt defers decision to remove name of Bilawal, CM Sindh from ECL: Sources

ISLAMABAD: According to sources, the federal cabinet for the time being deferred its decision on removal of Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah's names from the Exit Control List (ECL). The cabinet, which met today (Thursday) with Prime Minister Imran Khan in the chair to discuss a 26-point agenda, decided to defer...

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PTI withdraws disqualification reference against Zardari in alleged concealment of apartment

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, in a surprising move Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) withdrew a disqualification reference filed in the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) against Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) C0-Chairman and MNA Asif Ali Zardari. On December 20, PTI's lawmaker Khurram Sher Zaman filed a reference against Zardari before ECP seeking the disqualification of the former president for allegedly concealing his New...

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Woman martyred, one injured in unprovoked Indian firing along LoC: DG ISPR

RAWALPINDI: A woman was martyred after Indian security forces resorted to unprovoked firing across the Line of Control (LoC), said ISPR. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), The firing took place in Shahkot sector and heavy weaponry was used. Pakistani forces responded befittingly and targeted Indian posts, the ISPR said. "Indian Army continues nonprofessional conduct. Besides atrocities in IOK, violating...

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