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Sharjeel Memon granted bail by SHC in corruption case

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday granted former Sindh information minister Sharjeel Memon bail in Rs5.76 billion corruption case and ordered his name be placed on the Exit Control List (ECL). Verdict on Memon’s bail plea was reserved by the court in the previous hearing. The court ordered Memon to submit Rs5 million as surety bond and ordered...

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Maryam Nawaz dubs PM Khan ‘puppet premier’

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice president Maryam Nawaz on Tuesday dubbed the Prime Minister Imran Khan a puppet premier who came to power through back door deals. Speaking at the event celebrating 21st Youm-e-Takbeer in Lahore, the PML-N leader said today, 21 years ago, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif made Pakistan’s defence unconquerable after conducting six atomic missile tests...

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HIV outbreak: WHO team arrives in Pakistan for investigation

ISLAMABAD: An international team of experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) arrived in Pakistan on Tuesday to support the response to an outbreak of HIV in Larkana in Sindh province. According to an official of WHO, the team has arrived at the request of the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination. He said key tasks for the...

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Section 144 imposed in South Waziristan

PESHAWAR: On Tuesday Section 144 was imposed in South Waziristan to maintain law and order. According to the district administration, every kind of display of weapons, aerial firing and carrying guns will be banned. Under the Section 144, a gathering of more than five people will be banned too and vehicles are not to have tinted windows. Any violation of...

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Intense heat wave to hit Pakistan’s major cities

An intense heatwave is expected to be hit in the coming weeks due to a delay in the start of the monsoon season. According to weather website accuweather.com, the heatwave will start in the next few days and last into June. Pakistani cities most affected by the heatwave will include Lahore, Islamabad, Faisalabad, Multan and Hyderabad. Karachi is expected to...

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Accountability Court told Shehbaz to return on June 11

LAHORE: Accountability Court was told on Tuesday that the leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif will return to Pakistan on June 11. During the hearing of Ashiana Housing scam, Sharif’s lawyer Atta Tarrar told the court that his client will return to the country on June 11. The Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) president left...

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Zardari moves SC challenging transfer of case from Karachi’s banking court to Accountability Court

ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader and former president Asif Ali Zardari filed an appeal in the Supreme Court challenging the transfer of the fake accounts case from a banking court in Karachi to an accountability court in Islamabad. The appeal states that Asif Ali Zardari who is the president of the PPP and the former president of...

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Post-mortem report of Farishta released

ISLAMABAD: The post-mortem report of 11-year-old Farishta who was murdered after being raped was released on Monday. According to the report, there is a visible mark of dagger wound in her stomach while her eyes, brain, and feet were torn and eaten by animals. Her clothes were not torn and due to her body being in the garbage dump for...

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Pakistan, Uzbekistan stress need for improved communication network

Pakistan and Uzbekistan on Monday underscored the need for a greater communication network between the two countries in order to realise their bilateral trade potential, Radio Pakistan reported. Prime Minister Imran Khan and Uzbekistan Deputy Prime Minister Elyor Ganiyev came to understanding during a meeting. Ganiyev, who is on a two-day trip, arrived Islamabad today where he was received by...

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IHC heard petition on blocking Gulalai Ismail’s social media accounts

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday heard a petition seeking to deletion and blocking of social media accounts of Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) leader Gulalai Ismail. IHC sought replies from Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA), Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA), the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), and the federal Ministry of Interior. Justice Amir Farooq, in his remarks for...

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NAB arrives Kot Lakhpat to question Nawaz over illegal use of govt vehicles

LAHORE: A team from the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday will question ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif the purchase and illegal use of more than 30 bulletproof government vehicles. A four-member NAB team arrived at the Kot Lakhpat Jail where former premier has been held post-conviction in the Al-Azizia corruption reference. An accountability court on May 21 granted permission to...

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Petition seeking to prevent Sheikh from presenting budget dismissed by IHC

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday dismissed a petition which had sought to prevent Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance, Revenue, and Economic Affairs Abdul Hafeez Sheikh from presenting the federal budget in the National Assembly. Chief Justice IHC Justice Athar Minallah heard the proceedings. The petitioner, during the proceedings, maintained that Shaikh could not present the budget,...

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Petition challenging Maryam Nawaz’s appointment as PML-N VP to be heard by ECP

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will hear Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) petition challenging the appointment of Maryam Nawaz as vice president of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N). ECP has sent notice to Maryam with the hearing of the petition fixed for June 17. Parliamentary secretary Farrukh Habib, Maleeka Bokhari, Kanwal Suazab and Javeria Zafar has submitted the petition, which...

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Fawad vows to introduce mobile phone payment system

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry said on Monday that his next challenge would be to replace debit cards in Pakistan with a mobile phone payment system. In a tweet, the minister said, “it is necessary for payments to be made easy for technological advancement. Inshallah in the next few months you will be able to make...

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Terror attempt foiled in N Waziristan, soldier martyred

RAWALPINDI: On Monday, the Pakistan Army foiled a terror attack as one soldier named Gul Khan embraced martyrdom at Makki Garh post in North Waziristan’s Shawal valley, the Pakistan Army media wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. The troops effectively repulsed the attack, adding that the soldier was martyred during an exchange of fire, said ISPR. During a patrol in...

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SC hears cases through e-court system in a first

ISLAMABAD: For the first time in the history of Pakistan, the Supreme Court began hearing cases through video link. A three-member bench presided by Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa heard cases through the e-court system. Lawyers presented their arguments from SC Karachi registry through video link utilising the system. The e-court system will be available in SC Islamabad...

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Five army personnel injured in N Waziristan check post attack: ISPR

On Sunday, five Pakistan Army personnel were injured in an attack at Khar Qamar check post near North Waziristan, the Pakistan Army media wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. A group attacked the check post in an effort to free an alleged terror facilitator, said ISPR. The said group was headed by Mohsin Dawar and Ali Zaheer who, along with...

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