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PM Imran gives emphatic answers to Trump’s vitriol against Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday tweeted his response to US President’ Trump’s recent statements about Pakistan not doing “a damn thing” for the US. “Record needs to be put straight on Mr Trump’s tirade against Pakistan,” the prime minister tweeted giving out examples. 1. No Pakistani was involved in 9/11 but Pakistan decided to participate in US War on Terror....

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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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Pak wants ties with United States based on mutual respect: FM Qureshi

NEW YORK: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Monday said Pakistan desires a broad based relationship with the United States based on mutual trust and respect. The foreign minister’s comments came during a meeting with Congressman Joe Wilson, a Republican member of the House of Representatives, who called on him in New York, according to an official statement. Qureshi, who...

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Zardari, Faryal appear before banking court in money laundering case

KARACHI: On Tuesday, a banking court is hearing the money laundering against Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader--- co -chairman Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur. As the hearing went under way, the ex-president p and his sister were present in court. Furthermore, others accused in the case including Omni Group chairman Anwar Majeed and his three sons also...

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Opposition leader Shehbaz welcomes parliamentary commission on electoral rigging; rejects mini budget

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz president Shehbaz Sharif said on Monday has welcomed the parliamentary commission on alleged discrepancies in the general election 2018. "All Opposition parties welcome parliamentary commission made to probe poll rigging," he said in National Assembly session. He said that the opposition in light of the facts will give its maximum cooperation to the commission. The...

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SC rejects petition seeking PM Imran’s disqualification

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan dismissed a petition seeking Prime Minister Imran Khan’s disqualification, Newsone reported on Monday. A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Umar Atta Bandial and Justice Ijazul Ahsan heard the petition filed by Barrister Daniyal Chaudhry last year. As the hearing went underway Chief Justice Saqib...

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Earthquake rattles Lahore and adjoining areas

LAHORE: An earthquake of 4.1 magnitude jolted Lahore and its adjoining areas today, Sunday. The tremors were felt in Lahore, Sheikhupura and its adjoining areas. According to Pakistan Meteorological Department, the epicenter of the earthquake was twenty four kilometers east of Lahore near Pak-India border at a depth of twenty kilometers.

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Hanif Abbasi shifted to Attock Jail after rumors of preferential treatment in Adiala

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hanif Abbasi was shifted from Rawalpindi’s Adiala jail to Attock jail on Saturday. The incarcerated PML-N leader was shifted to Attock jail on the directives of DIG Rawalpindi after a photo surfaced of him with Nawaz Sharif and others inside Adiala jail before the former premier's release. Inspector General (IG) Prisons Punjab on Thursday...

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Youm-e-Ashur observed across Pakistan amid tight security

KARACHI: Youm-e-Ashur was observed today (Friday) with traditional religious solemnity and fervour to commemorate the sacrifice of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA), the grandson of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), and his companions at Karbala in 61AH some 14 centuries ago. Every year, this day is observed on 10th of Muharram to commemorate the supreme sacrifice rendered by Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his...

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Information Minister denies Nawaz was released under a ‘deal’

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry on Thursday said that no deal has been made in release of former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif. "Nawaz is not that important that he would have been discussed in Saudi Arabia," says Fawad Chaudhry during a press conference. He said former premiere has been released...

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PM Imran writes to Modi, calls for resumption of dialogue

Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan has written a letter to Indian Prime Minister Nerendra Modi for the resumption of peace dialogues, Indian media claimed. According to Times of India, Khan’s letter was in response to Modi’s own communication to him seeking a "meaningful and constructive" engagement between the 2 countries. According to sources, PM Imran in his letter called for...

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The Sharif’s are free, IHC suspends jail terms

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday suspended sentences of former premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar in the Avenfield reference. Former premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd) Mohammad Safdar were released from Adiala prison Wednesday evening after the court ordered suspension of the Avenfield case earlier...

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NA Session: Imran Khan talks mainstreaming migrants, resolution moved to probe poll rigging and water crisis

ISLAMABAD: NA Speaker Asad Qaiser is chairing the National Assembly session which is attended by Prime Minister Imran Khan, federal cabinet members and leaders of opposition parties. A resolution was presented in the National Assembly on Tuesday for the formation of an investigative commission to probe alleged election rigging during the recent national polls. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi presented...

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President Arif Alvi addresses Joint Parliamentary Session, talks water shortage and corruption

ISLAMABAD: President Arif Alvi in his inaugural address to the parliamentary session which consisted of both the lower and upper houses of the Parliament, Senators and Parliament, stressed on the dire need of addressing Pakistan's problems, head on. The president hoped that the upcoming days would be better for Pakistan. “I am grateful to have the biggest constitutional designation. I...

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Nawaz, Safdar and Maryam head back to Adiala

LAHORE: Former premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar are being taken to Adiala jail after the completion of the five day discretionary bail granted to them on the untimely demise of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz. The parole of the three, who have been serving sentences in Adiala jail since July in the Avenfield reference,...

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Per capita water in Pakistan shrunk to 1,000 cubic metres: PM Imran Khan

KARACHI: On Sunday,  while addressing Diamer Bhasha Dam fundraising at the Governor House, Prime Minister Imran Khan said  that the water per capita availability in the country has dropped from approximately 5000 cubic metres to 1000 cubic metres per year.  The premier said that the government can not do water financing from the budget allocation. Prime Minister thanked the Chief...

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PM Imran says to keep law and order situation stable in Karachi is top priority

KARACHI: On Sunday,  Prime Minister Imran Khan said that keeping the law and order situation of Karachi stable is the top priority of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf led government. The prime minister chaired today a session at the State Guest House regarding the law and order situation in Karachi. During the briefing given by IG Sindh and DG Rangers, it was...

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