Pakistan

Beaconhouse, City School’s registration cancelled by Sindh govt

KARACHI: The Sindh government on Wednesday suspended the registration of The City School and Beaconhouse over failure to comply with court orders over the fee hike. In October, the Sindh High Court barred private schools from hiking fees by more than 5 per cent and ordered them to accept dues as per the old fee structure. The registration of 56...

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Money Laundering Case: Anwar Majeed’s son arrested from Supreme Court Karachi’s registry

KARACHI: On Saturday, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) arrested Omni Group chairman Anwar Majeed’s son Nimar outside the Supreme Court Karachi Registry’s premises. The apex court, resuming hearing of the mega money laundering and fake bank accounts case in Karachi earlier today, rejected Anwar Majeed’s request for B-class facility in prison and summoned records of Omni Group from the FIA....

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Fawad Chaudhry, Ahsan Iqbal exchange responses over alleged Israeli aircraft landing in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry and Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) aide Ahsan Iqbal exchanged petty spat over the rumors of Israeli jet laded in Islamabad. On Friday night there were strong rumors over social media that an Israeli jet has landed in Islamabad, however the Civil Aviation Authority dismissed the reports. Over this, Ahsan Iqbal---ex minister of planning division, using...

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COAS Bajwa confirms death sentences of 14 hardcore terrorists

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa has confirmed death sentences awarded to fourteen hardcore terrorists, ISPR reported on Friday. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), terrorists were involved in heinous offences related to terrorism including attacking Armed Forces/ Law Enforcement Agencies of Pakistan, killing of innocent civilians and destruction of educational institutions. "Terrorists also attacked and destroyed...

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Asma Jahangir wins UN Human Rights Prize

Web Desk: Human Rights activist Late Aasma Jahangir has won United Nations Human Rights Award 2018. The UN General Assembly President, Maria Fernanda Espinosa announced the winners of the prestigious United Nations Prize. The award is given to individuals and organizations in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms. The Human...

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NAB raids Sindh information department in Karachi

KARACHI: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Friday conducted a raid at Sindh Information department in Karachi and seized records related to advertisements. According to media reports, record pertaining to the commercials issued by the department was handed over to NAB by the Account General’s office. NAB says contracts and advertisements were given to preferred people and news outlets. The team...

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Pakistan Quarters: Stop trying to incite ethnic violence, CJP infuriated at Mayor Karachi

KARACHI: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Friday questioned Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar as to why “he initiated clashes” in Karachi earlier this week. A case pertaining to the operation for eviction of residents of Pakistan Quarters was heard at the Supreme Court’s Karachi Registry during which the chief justice called the Karachi Mayor, who was present...

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Karachi transportation woes to ease, local train service to begin soon: Sh. Rasheed

Karachi: A great news for the people of Karachi, The minister for Railways, Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed just made and announcement to run an inter-city train for the mega-city. The train is said to start very soon and has been initiated on special orders by the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan. President of Pakistan and Karachi resident, Dr. Arif Alvi will...

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Kashmir an Integral issue remains unresolved, COAS to troops LoC

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa said that Kashmir remains an unresolved agenda, said an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement on Wednesday. According to the ISPR, the COAS visited the troops deployed at the Line of Control, where he said that Pakistan Army is completely ready and resolute in defending the motherland against any misadventure. Gen Bajwa...

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Electricity price increased by Rs1.27 PKR per unit: Asad Umer

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Asad Umar on Thursday announced an increase of Rs1.27 per unit in the price of electricity, stressing that this was below the hike recommended by NEPRA (National Electric Power Regulatory Authority). Umar sitting alongside other federal ministers at a news conference here said Nepra in its evaluation had recommended a fee unit increase of Rs3.82. “This determination...

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No country can or is pressuring Pakistan to do anything: FO

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal on Thursday said there is no question of any country pressuring Pakistan over its national interests. Commenting on the recent statement of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo regarding his country's South Asia Policy, the FO spokesperson during his weekly press briefing in Islamabad reiterated that peace and stability in Afghanistan is also...

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One policeman martyred in Quetta firing

QUETTA: On Thursday, a policeman was shot dead by unknown suspects in the city’s Nawa Killi area, Newsone reported citing authorities. Mohammad Moosa, the deceased policeman was returning home from duty at Barori police station when unidentified gunmen shot at him and fled, police said. An investigation has been launched into the incident.

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Will play role to resolve Yemen crisis; trying to avoid IMF, says Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran khan on Wednesday took nation into confidence following the $ 6 billion bail out package given by Kingdom of Saudia Arabia to Pakistan in combating current account deficits and fiscal pain. PM started his speech with a good news for not approaching IMF directly for bailout package. "I will start off my speech with a good...

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Supreme Court issues notices to Nawaz, Maryam, adjourns hearing till Nov 6 over NAB appeal

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, the Supreme Court of Pakistan issued a notice to Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz over NAB’s plea to suspend the Islamabad High Court’s verdict. On Monday, NAB had filed the petition in the top court challenging an earlier decision by the Islamabad High Court suspending sentences given to Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam and son-in-law...

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Pakistan rejects unfounded allegations regarding Kandahar attacks

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, Pakistan Foreign Office categorically denied the allegations hurled by Afghan government pertaining to Kandahar incident, where police officer Abdul Razzaq Achakzai was gunned down last week before parliamentary elections In a statement issued by Pakistan Foreign Office's spokesman Dr. Faisal“In the presence of elaborate mechanisms under Afghanistan -Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Stability (APAPPS) to mutually...

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US renews call on Pakistan to cut off extremists

United States (US) Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday renewed calls on Pakistan to curb extremists fighting in Afghanistan, saying Washington was holding its uneasy war partner accountable. Pompeo made the comment as he welcomed long-delayed legislative elections in Afghanistan, saying the US was “encouraged” by voter turnout, despite reports of widespread problems including poll centres that failed to...

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Fire erupts in PID building Islamabad; luckily no loss of life

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, a fire erupted at the Press Information Department (PID) building in Islamabad.  The blaze started from the sixth floor of the building and spread in the rest of the building in a matter of minutes, according to the reports. However, there has been no loss of life as building was evacuated, the Police added. Nine fire tenders...

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