Pakistan

Giving triple talaq in one sitting must be punished: CCI Chairman

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, Chairman of the Council of Islamic Ideology Dr Qibla Ayaz said that the authority supports the decision of deeming triple talaq in one sitting as punishable. He further said that the punishment regarding this will be discussed with religious scholars and also on making a consolidated divorce paper. Dr Ayaz said a session will be summoned on...

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Giving triple talaq in one sitting must be punished: CCI Chairman

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, Chairman of the Council of Islamic Ideology Dr Qibla Ayaz said that the authority supports the decision of deeming triple talaq in one sitting as punishable. He further said that the punishment regarding this will be discussed with religious scholars and also on making a consolidated divorce paper. Dr Ayaz said a session will be summoned on...

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Zulfi Bukhari appointment challenged before Supreme Court owing to dual nationality

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday,   Zulfi Bukhari’s appointment as Prime Minister Imran Khan special assistant on overseas Pakistanis and human resource development has been challenged in the Supreme Court. A petitioner, Adil Chatta, moved the top court against Bukhari’s appointment as he is a dual national. On 18th September,  Zulfi Bukhari was appointed as a special assistant to the prime minister on...

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Commander Rawalpindi Corps reviews operational readiness of LoC troops says ISPR

On Wednesday, Commander Rawalpindi Corps, Lieutenant General Bilal Akbar, visited various sectors on Line of Control and reviewed operational readiness of the deployed troops at forward locations, said the army media wing the Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR). Furthermore, the ISPR statement further added that that the commander lauded officers and soldiers for their vigilance, alertness and high morale. Lieutenant General...

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PM Imran Khan to inform nation about government’s performance toady

ISLAMABAD: According to media reports, Prime Minister Imran Khan will take the nation into confidence on his government's performance today (Wednesday). The premier will discuss the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government's performance in the last 40 days, as his  address to the nation will be aired at 05:15pm. PM Imran took oath as premier on August 16 following his party's victory...

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LHC rejects petition seeking court to summon Nawaz, Shehbaz in Model Town Killing Case

LAHORE:  On Wednesday, the Lahore High Court rejected a petition to summon former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and former Punjab chief minister Shehbaz Sharif for the Model Town case.  At least 14 people were killed and 100 others injured in police action against Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) workers in Lahore's Model Town area during an 'anti-encroachment operation' on June 17, 2014....

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Ex-CJP Iftikhar Chaudhry’s son in law arrested from Dubai: Information Minister

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, the information minister Fawad Chauhdry  informed that former chief justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry’s son-in-law, Murtaza, has been arrested from Dubai in a scam pertaining to Eden Housing. “The ex-CJP’s son-in-law has been arrested in connection to a scam pertaining to a private housing scheme, Eden Housing,” Information Minister Fawad Chauhdry said while speaking to the...

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SC summons asset details of Asif Zardari, children within 15 days

ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday, the Supreme Court summoned the asset details of former president Asif Ali Zardari and his children within 15 days. A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard Zardari’s review petition against the Supreme Court verdict summoning details of his assets in relation to the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) case. On August...

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CJP asks if Pervez Musharraf is returning to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday, Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Mian Saqib Nisar questioned is former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf was returning to Pakistan or not. The chief justice’s remarks came as he headed a three-member bench hearing the case related to National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO), passed by Musharraf in 2007. During proceedings, Chief Justice Nisar remarked that Musharraf had left...

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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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Terrorist nabbed involved in Safoora Chowrangi bus attack

DADU: On Tuesday, Law Enforcement agency claimed a  terrorist involved in the 2015 attack on a bus near Safoora Chowrangi in Karachi has been arrested. Naveed alias Sharif is associated with al-Qaeda and was arrested from Dadu, SSP Tanveer Tunio confirmed to Geo News on Tuesday. The police officer further said the terrorist was arrested upon his return from Afghanistan...

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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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Supreme Court constitutes committee in Amal Umer case

ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday, the Supreme Court on Pakistan constituted a committee to introduce necessaryamendments to police training, regulations, and treatment of injured persons in hospitals while hearing a case pertaining to the death of a girl in Karachi. Amal Umer, a 10-year-old minor , was hit by a stray bullet during a police encounter in Karachis Akhtar Colony area. As...

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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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CCI discusses 7-point agenda including energy, water issues in first meeting

ISLAMABAD: The first meeting of the Council of Common Interests (CCI) was held in Islamabad today presided over by Prime Minister Imran Khan. The meeting deliberated on a seven-point agenda including the issues of energy and water. According to the Ministry of Inter-Provincial Coordination, the meeting discussed import of Liquefied Natural Gas, launching a countrywide cleanliness drive and setting up...

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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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President Alvi expects Pakistan to become polio-free by next year

ISLAMABAD: With the number of polio cases drastically decreasing, President Dr Arif Alvi said Monday that he expected Pakistan to be free from the virus by next year. The president spoke to media after the launch of a three-day nationwide anti-polio campaign and applauded them for serving the country despite facing life threats in certain areas. The president was accompanied...

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