Pakistan

Youm-e-Ashur observed across Pakistan amid tight security

KARACHI: Youm-e-Ashur was observed today (Friday) with traditional religious solemnity and fervour to commemorate the sacrifice of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA), the grandson of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), and his companions at Karbala in 61AH some 14 centuries ago. Every year, this day is observed on 10th of Muharram to commemorate the supreme sacrifice rendered by Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his...

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PM Imran conveys 100 days implementation plan to his subordinates

ISLAMABAD: On Sunday, Prime Minister Imran Khan siad that he has made it clear to the bureaucracy and the Punjab cabinet in a recent meeting that the government’s primary target is to implement 100-day plan. The PM in a social media post said that the party will priortise adequate spending, end to dishonesty and upholding of merit. Had very constructive meetings...

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CM Punjab Usman Buzar announces to launch anti-encroachment operation across Punjab

LAHORE: On Sunday, Chief Minister of Punjab Usman Buzdar announced to launch operation against land mafias involved in encroachments across the province. No CM Buzdar said that the campaign will begin from affluent and influential people and no political pressure will be considered during the campaign. He said that the operation will be done without discrimination, adding that it is...

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CJP stops authorities from bulldozing houses in Korangi near Nasir Jump

KARACHI: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar while hearing a case on houses being bulldozed in the area, on Sunday, remarked that hose who legally own property near Nasir Jump in Korangi area would have their houses protected and be served justice . During the hearing on Sunday, the chief justice barred the Karachi Development Authority from razing...

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September 17th date fixed to auction PM House ‘luxurious’ cars

ISLAMABAD: On Sunday, it was confirmed that the  Federal government will auction the vehicles of the Prime Minister House on September 17. In a move which is known as PM's austerity drive,  a total of 102 vehicles including bulletproof cars will be auctioned. The cars that will be auctioned include eight BMWs, three cars of 2014 model and three 5000cc...

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Investigation team formed to investigate ‘liquorgate’

KARACHI: On Sunday, An investigation team was formed to probe the discovery of liquor bottles from the room of a hospital where Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Sharjeel Inam Memon was under treatment. A day earlier, the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Mian Saqib Nisar paid a surprise visit to the hospital in Karachi's Clifton vicinity. During his visit,...

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PM Imran Kicks off tree plantation drive all across Country

Prim Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan, on Sunday, has kicked off tree plantation drive all across the country. The premier planted the tree at Kasur, according to Newsone. Plant for Pakistan is Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) drive is being led by prime minister himself. Today we launch our tree plantation drive #Plant4Pakistan across the entire country. I want everyone to join...

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Shaheen Airline brings back stranded pilgrims from Madina

KARACHI: On Sunday, Shaheen Air's first Hajj flight carrying 216 pilgrims, who were stranded in Madina for two days, landed in Karachi A day earlier, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) had granted a special permission to Shaheen Air International to operate flights from Saudi Arabia as part of its Hajj operation. The permission came after 350 pilgrims were stranded at...

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MQMP ex-MNA Ali Raza Abidi quits party citing personal reasons

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (Pakistan) veteran leader Ali Raza Abidi furnished his resignation, on Saturday night, to convener Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui from the basic membership of the party. Abidi, who contested elections from NA-243 against prime minister Imran Khan was earlier expected to be fielded again by the MQM(P) in the by-polls, as the seat was vacated by the latter....

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Strong quake tremors in major Punjab’s cities

LAHORE: Strong tremors of Earthquake reported at cities of Punjab including provincial capital Lahore, Kasur, Gujranwala, Okara, Sheikhapura, Toba Tekh Singh and adjoining areas, on Saturday. However, the magnitude has so far not been ascertained, as how serious the quake was. According to Newsone, people came out of their houses following experiencing tremors, as of now no injuries and casualties...

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Zardari laments over CJP conducting raids all over Country

KARACHI: On Saturday, former president Asif Ali Zardari, who is facing on going Federal Investigation agency (FIA) probe over alleged money laundering, said what can we say in a country where the chief justice conducts raids. Responding to a question regarding Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar’s surprise visit to Pakistan Peoples Party leader Sharjeel Inam Memon’s hospital...

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Manhandling case: CJP directs Imran Shah to donate 3 Million Rs to dams fund

On Saturday, a bench headed by the chief justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar at Supreme Court's Karachi Registry heard a suo motu notice taken against the PTI MPA over the physical assault of a citizen in Karachi. As the hearing went under way, the chief justice rebuked the MPA, "What were you thinking when you thrashed the citizen?" "No...

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First lady Bushra Bibi visited orphanage in Lahore

LAHORE: On Saturday, the first lady of Pakistan, wife of Prime Minister Imran Khan, Bushra Bibi, visited an orphanage in Lahore.  Farah Khan-- Bushra Bibi's friend also accompanied the first lady  during her trip. According to a media report, the wife of PM Imran brought food for the children of the orphanage and will have lunch with them. The prime...

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CJP shifts Sharjeel Memon to Karachi jail after finding alcohol in hospital room

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party leader Sharjeel Memon was transferred to Karachi Central Jail following the recovery of 3 bottles of liquors and drugs by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar in his hospital room during a surprise visit. The chief justice made surprise visit to three hospitals including Karachi's Ziauddin Hospital - located at Clifton- to visit ailing political prisoners....

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CAA gives green light to Shaheen Airline to resume its post-Hajj flight operation

KARACHI:  Shaheen Air International (SAI) has given the green lights by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Saturday to resume only their post-Hajj flight operation. On Friday, The CAA refused to extend the public transport license which was expired on August 31 owing to which 350 pilgrims left stranded at Madina airport. The CAA released a statement on Friday directed...

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Justice Tahira Safdar swears in as first female chief justice of Pakistani high court

QUETTA:  Justice Tahira Safdar sworn in as the first woman chief justice of Baluchistan High Court on Saturday. The provincial governor of Baluchistan Muhammad Khan Achakzai administered the oath to Justice Safdar as 32nd Baluchistan Chief Justice. Justice Safdar took assumed the chief justice office following the retirement of  Justice Mohammad Noor Muskanzai, who completed his tenure on August 31 as he...

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Pakistan needs $9 billion to run country, Asad Umar told Senate

ISLAMABAD: The Finance Minister Asad Umar on Friday told Senate that as per the budget, Pakistan need $9 billion to run the country. He further said the decision to approach the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for loans will be taken after consultations and taking the parliament into confidence. According to media reports, the minister said that Financial Action Task Force...

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