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Racist ideology has gained a foothold in India under Modi govt: PM Khan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Thursday that under the Modi government, a racist ideology had gained a foothold in the country. Addressing the Magalla Dialogue event here at the federal capital, PM Imran said  that with each passing day, it was becoming difficult for Modi to stick to his ideology. "It has been more than 100 days since...

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Racist ideology has gained a foothold in India under Modi govt: PM Khan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Thursday that under the Modi government, a racist ideology had gained a foothold in the country. Addressing the Magalla Dialogue event here at the federal capital, PM Imran said  that with each passing day, it was becoming difficult for Modi to stick to his ideology. "It has been more than 100 days since...

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Pakistan refuses to make any deal on Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday strongly rejected any deal on Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, saying the decision of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) would be implemented in accordance with the law of land. "Absolutely, no deal on Kulbhushan. We will honour the ICJ judgment in light of the law of Pakistan and there should be no doubt about it," Foreign...

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PML-N to approach LHC over Nawaz’s removal from ECL

LAHORE: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) announced to approach the Lahore High Court (LHC) today, to request the removal of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s name from the no-fly list. Sharif, the PML-N’s supremo, has decided that if he does not get any relief from the court, then he will not travel to the United Kingdom for his medical treatment,...

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IHC reserves verdict on Awan, Sarwar contempt of court case

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday reserved its verdict on a contempt case against Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan and Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan. IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah, who presided the hearing, reserved verdict on the minister for aviation’s unconditional apology. During the proceedings today, the chief...

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Ball is now in PML-N’s court, Awan says regarding Nawaz being granted permission to travel

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister's Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting, Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said on Thursday The ball is now in the Pakistan Muslim League-N’s court regarding former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s health. Addressing the media outside the Islamabad High Court (IHC), the PM's special assistant said Politics can continue, but Nawaz Sharif’s health is more important. On Wednesday, the...

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PM Khan links increased tax collection, need for revenue crucial for economic stability

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Wednesday stressed the need for revenue and tax collection as key drivers for the economic stability and noted that the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) had significant role in this regard. Addressing a gathering of taxmen of FBR, the prime minister said that the countrymen were generous in charity giving, but shirk of paying taxes...

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Kulbhushan case: DG ISPR discards claims of amendment to Army Act

RAWALPINDI: Director General Inter-Services Public Relations Major General Asif Ghafoor rubbished on Wednesday speculation regarding an amendment to the Army Act in relation to the International Court of Justice’s (ICJ) ruling on Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav earlier this year. According to DG ISPR in a tweet, the news is baseless and a few legal options are under-consideration regarding the ICJ...

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Govt permits Nawaz to travel abroad for four weeks against Rs7 BN bond

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif will be allowed to travel abroad for medical treatment for a four-week period against indemnity bonds, Law Minister Farogh Naseem announced Wednesday after a meeting of the federal cabinet’s sub-committee. The meeting was chaired by Law Minister Farogh Naseem to decide the removal of Nawaz Sharif’s name from the Exit Control List (ECL) on...

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Plan B: JUI-F to end Azadi March Islamabad sit-in, spread protest nationwide

ISLAMABAD: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) had decided to enact its 'Plan B', with sources informing on Wednesday that the party will end its dharna (sit-in) and spread the protest across Pakistan. JUI-F chief Fazlur Rehman made the announcement to protesters in Islamabad on Wednesday. “We will be leaving here tonight and will stand beside you (protesters), so the Azadi March...

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Next target is to provide jobs, but require investment: PM Imran

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Wednesday the next target is to provide jobs to the people, however, employment requires investment. Addressing the inauguration ceremony of tire manufacturing project in cooperation with China, PM Khan said that I welcome the Chinese companies to invest in Pakistan. Glad that now the tires will be made in Pakistan also. PM Imran...

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Deadlock persists: Sub-committee meeting postponed deciding fate of Nawaz’s travel to abroad

ISLAMABAD:The matter of removing Nawaz Sharif's name from the Exit Control List (ECL) remained undecided on Wednesday as a meeting of the cabinet's sub-committee scheduled to take place in the morning was postponed. Punjab Health Secretary Momin Agha, who had arrived for the meeting, told loca news channelthat it did not take place. The head of the medical board formed...

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Smog in Lahore rises to dangerous level

On Wednesday, Lahore’s air quality dropped to dangerous levels again, as citizens reported waking up to a hazy morning. At 10am the Air Quality Index (AQI) was reported at 466 by Lahore Air, a private initiative to monitor the city’s toxic air. . Last time a soupy air blanketed the city, with AQI dropping to 800, the Punjab government shut...

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Statue of Indian pilot Abhinandan put on display in Karachi

A statue of an Indian pilot whose plane was shot down by the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) over Indian-occupied Kashmir earlier this year has been put on display in Karachi, invoking the ire of India's media. The life-sized statue of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman — complete with his signature moustache — has been installed in an exhibit at the PAF...

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Nawaz not ready to go abroad on condition: Minister tells PM

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Law and Justice Farogh Naseem has telephoned Prime Minister Imran Khan to apprise him about matters related to striking off the name of Nawaz Sharif from the ECL. Naseem apprised the prime minister that former premier Nawaz Sharif is not ready to leave abroad on conditions and also briefed him about the reasons told by Shehbaz...

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Sources say Nawaz refused to travel London on conditional permission

LAHORE: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif refused to go abroad after 'conditional permission' was granted by the government to remove his name from the Exit Control List (ECL) on Tuesday. Sources claimed that a one-and-a-half hour meeting was held between the former prime minister and his brother Shehbaz Sharif at Jati Umra. The Sharif brothers' departure for London remains unconfirmed....

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Waziristan IED blast: Three Pakistan Army soldiers embrace martyrdom, says ISPR

NORTH WAZIRISTAN: Three Pakistan Army soldiers embraced martyrdom on Tuesday in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast. According to the ISPR, three members of the army's patrolling team were martyred from the IED blast and one was injured. The names of the martyred soldiers are Sepoy Sajid, Sepoy Riasat and Sepoy Babar. After the explosion, Pakistan Army cordoned off the...

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