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PTM leaders Mohsin Dawar, Ali Wazir arrested from Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) leaders and MNAs Mohsin Dawar and Ali Wazir were taken into custody on Tuesday in Islamabad, Akhtar Ali, the station house officer of Kohsar police station, said. Ali said that 15 workers of PTM, including Dawar and Wazir, had been arrested from outside the Islamabad press club, where they were demonstrating against PTM chief Manzoor...

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PTM leaders Mohsin Dawar, Ali Wazir arrested from Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) leaders and MNAs Mohsin Dawar and Ali Wazir were taken into custody on Tuesday in Islamabad, Akhtar Ali, the station house officer of Kohsar police station, said. Ali said that 15 workers of PTM, including Dawar and Wazir, had been arrested from outside the Islamabad press club, where they were demonstrating against PTM chief Manzoor...

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Federal cabinet postpones new Sindh IGP appointment as allies express reservations

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet on Tuesday decided against appointing Mushtaq Mahar as the Sindh inspector general of police (IGP) after cabinet members from the province expressed strong reservations over the matter. According to Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, Prime Minister Imran Khan directed Sindh Governor Imran Ismail to once again discuss names...

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Big conspiracy being levied against me: Sindh IG Kaleem Imam

KARACHI: Amid uncertainty over the future of his post, Sindh's police chief Dr Syed Kaleem Imam on Tuesday said that he would not be transferred from his position so easily, adding that a "big conspiracy" was being staged against him. Addressing the inauguration ceremony of the Sindh Police Martyrs Memorial at Central Police Office (CPO) in Karachi, the Sindh police...

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Afghan president’s comments ‘equivalent to interfering in Pakistan’s internal affairs’: Awan

ISLAMABAD: A day after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani shared his concerns over the arrest of Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) chief Manzoor Pashteen, the government's chief spokesperson Firdous Ashiq Awan deemed his comments "equivalent to interfering in Pakistan's internal affairs". Ghani on Monday, via Twitter, had said that he was "troubled by the arrest of Manzoor Pashteen and his colleagues". The Afghan president had...

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Sheikh Rashid should have resigned after train accidents left 70 dead, observes CJP Gulzar

Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Gulzar Ahmed on Tuesday remarked that Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed should have resigned after a train inferno left 70 people dead near the city of Liaquatpur last year. The top judge made the remarks while hearing a case related to the business and management of Pakistan Railways. Ahmed appeared in court on...

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12 killed, 2 wounded after cylinder blast at Lahore perfume factory

LAHORE: At least 12 people were killed and two others were critically injured on Tuesday after gas cylinders exploded at a perfume factory in Shahdara area of Lahore, setting the entire building ablaze. The fire also caused the roof of the building to collapse, trapping other residents of the building beneath the debris as well as damaging the structure located...

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Youth is our power and strength, we will utilise all resources to facilitate them: PM Khan

KARACHI: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that youth can bring a big difference in society as they have ideas and the spirit to excel. He was addressing the participants during a cheque distribution ceremony to the youth under the ‘Kamyab Jawan Programme' in Karachi on Monday. The cheques were distributed among the successful applicants who had applied for loans...

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CM Murad requests PM Khan to remove Sindh IGP Kaleem Imam

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has requested Prime Minister Imran Khan to remove the incumbent provincial Inspector General of Police Kaleem Imam. In the meeting, PM Imran and CM Murad reached a consensus over probable replacement by the Sindh government, with Sindh Governor Imran Ismail backing the decision to remove the IGP. CM Murad reportedly told the prime minister...

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Coronavirus: Sindh hospitals put on high-alert by provincial govt

KARACHI: Sindh Health Minister Dr Azra Pechuho said in a video message on Monday that she has alerted all public hospitals in the province and asked them to take precautionary measures. The World Health Organisation’s advisory for the coronavirus has been circulated to all hospitals as well. She said infection by the virus causes acute respiratory syndrome resulting in breathing...

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Musharraf high treason case: LHC issues detailed verdict setting aside special court’s conviction order

The Lahore High Court (LHC) issued a detailed verdict in Musharraf's High Treason case setting aside the conviction order of the special court, media reported on Monday. The judgment was based on 36 pages. The judgment was issued by LHC bench comprising Justice Syed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi, Justice Muhammad Ameer Bhatti and Justice Chaudhry Masood Jahangir. The bench set...

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Sikander Sultan Raja takes oath as CEC

ISLAMABAD: Sikandar Sultan Raja was sworn in on Monday as the new Chief Election Commissioner (CEC). He was administered oath by the Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed at a ceremony at the Supreme Court in Islamabad. Raja was chosen to head the commission by a parliamentary committee comprising government and opposition members. The seat had been vacant since the...

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PTM head Manzoor Pashteen sent to jail on 14-day judicial remand by Peshawar court

PESHAWAR: Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) chief Manzoor Pashteen was on Monday arrested and handed over to law enforcement authorities on a 14-day judicial remand by a court in Peshawar. PTM chief was arrested from Shaheen Town, Peshawar during the early hours of Monday morning, officials said. Police also arrested nine other PTM workers who were identified as Muhammad Salam, Abdul...

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Woman killed, 5 wounded as US embassy vehicle collides with car in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: A woman was killed and five others sustained injuries when a vehicle of the US embassy collided with a car in Islamabad on Sunday, police said. The accident took place near Faisal Chowk on Margalla Road when the US embassy vehicle, a Toyota Land Cruiser, collided with the car coming from the other direction. The incident reportedly occurred due...

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KP Governor Shah Farman sacks three ministers from provincial cabinet

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Shah Farman on Sunday de-notified Atif Khan, Shahram Khan Tarakai and Shakeel Ahmed as provincial ministers, according to a notification issued by the provincial government. Atif was the minister of sports, culture and tourism, while Tarakai was heading the health department and Ahmed was in charge of the revenue and estate department. The notification said that Governor...

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PM Imran arrives in Lahore on a day-long official visit

LAHORE: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday arrived in Lahore for a day-long official visit, Radio Pakistan reported. During the visit, he will meet Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar and Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar. The Prime Minister will also hold a meeting with provincial cabinet members. The demand and supply of wheat and flour as well as prices of...

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No case of coronavirus detected among Pakistani students in Wuhan: SAPM Mirza

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza on Sunday said that no case of Coronavirus has been detected so far among the 500-plus Pakistani students in the Chinese city of Wuhan, which has been quarantined following an outbreak of the deadly virus. Dr Mirza, in a tweet, also assured the students' families that the Pakistani embassy in...

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