Earthquake rattles Lahore and adjoining areas

LAHORE: An earthquake of 4.1 magnitude jolted Lahore and its adjoining areas today, Sunday. The tremors were felt in Lahore, Sheikhupura and its adjoining areas. According to Pakistan Meteorological Department, the epicenter of the earthquake was twenty four kilometers east of Lahore near Pak-India border at a depth of twenty kilometers.

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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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‘Government supports missing persons issue with full force’: HR Minister Shireen Mazari

ISLAMABAD:Minister for Human Rights, Dr Shireen Mazari on Thursday said that Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaaf (PTI) government will support the missing persons’ issue with full force as Prime Minister Imran Khan’s statements on this issue were quite clear. “We will amend the law by including enforced disappearance as criminal offense in the criminal penal code,” she said adding that no one has...

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Iranian FM Zarif meets COAS Bajwa and PM Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Iranian FM Javad Zarif on an all important diplomatic visit to Pakistan after the formation of the new government met with the new Prime Minister Imran Khan. Imran Khan thanked the Iranian people and leadership for their well wishes and support, he also hailed the Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei's positive statement and show of solidarity with Pakistan on the...

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PM Imran steadfast on promises, firm on denying unjust US demands

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan during his scheduled meeting with TV anchors, which also had Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry in presence. vowed on Friday that his government would not to accept any unjust demand by the United States. Khan welcomed criticism of his government telling TV talk show hosts that criticism does not puzzle him,...

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MQMP delegation meets PM Imran; discusses problems of Karachiites

ISLAMABAD: A delegation of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) called on Prime Minister Imran Khan here at the PM Office Friday and discussed the prevailing political situation, Presidential election, and problems pertaining to Karachi, Hyderabad and Sindh. A delegation of MQM-P called on the prime minister in Islamabad earlier today, where the two parties discussed the political situation including the upcoming...

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Stability, security, peace and progress, Pak-Iran FM’s emphasize

ISLAMABAD: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called on his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Friday, the Foreign Office said. During the meeting, the two ministers exchanged pleasantries and discussed ways and avenues to enhance cooperation and strengthen relations between the two neighboring countries, Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal tweeted. The two dignitaries discussed regional peace and stability....

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Zardari granted 15-day interim bail in money laundering case

KARACHI: A local banking court granted 15 day-interim bail to Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari pertaining to a money laundering case on Rs2 million security bonds on Friday. Zardari accompanied with Farooq Naik appeared before the banking court today. The hearing has been adjourned till September 4. Earlier on Aug. 28, erstwhile president Zardari along his sister Faryal...

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Zahra Shahid Murder Case: MQM workers sentenced to death by ATC

KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Friday sentenced two MQM workers to death in murder case of senior Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Zahra Shahid. MQM workers Rashid alias Tailor Master, Zahid Abbas Zaidi were convicted of killing the female politician while, Irfan alias Lamba and Kaleem were acquitted from the charge. The ATC-XVII judge was conducting the trial within the...

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FM Qureshi dubs withdrawal of blasphemous contest ‘great moral victory for Ummah’

WEB DESK: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Thursday it was a great moral victory of the entire Muslim Ummah that the Dutch anti-Islam damned lawmaker cancelled plans to hold a contest of blasphemous cartoons. While addressing a news conference, Mr. Qureshi said the new government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf raised the issue at all fora straight away after assuming power....

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Pak Navy Helicopter crashes in operational flight, crew member martyred

Web Desk: Pakistan Navy's public relations office has just released a statement confirming a crew members martyrdom in a reported naval helicopter crash. Other crew members have sustained injuries while one has been reported dead. The helicopter was on a routine operational flight above the Arabian Sea before succumbing to the unforeseen accident, said the Navy spokesperson.

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 Japan’s State Minister for Foreign Affairs pays courtesy call on FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi met up with Japan's State Minister for Foreign Affairs Kazuyuki Nakane on Friday, the Foreign Office stated. During the meeting, areas of cooperation including trade, investment, human resource development, and science and technology was discuused, Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal tweeted. The Japan's minister also highlighted the new opportunities in Pakistan for trade...

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Countrywide plantation drive to begin on Sept 2 on ‘Green Day’

ISLAMABAD - The massive plantation drive proposed by Advisor to Prime Minister Amin Aslam to plant 1.5 million saplings per day countrywide and 10 billion in the next five years will launch on September 2. The prime minister will launch the drive by planting a sapling in Islamabad. Mr. Aslam announced the "Plant for Pakistan" drive after Prime Minister Imran Khan approved...

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Blasphemous caricatures: PM Imran Khan vows to raise issue in United Nations

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said on Thursday that the government will lodge a strong protest at the international fora against the blasphemous caricatures of prophet Muhammad (PBUH), Newsone reported. In a video message, the Prime Minister said that prophet Muhammad (PBUH) lives in every hearts of Muslim and it is the worrying matter for every Muslim. PM Imran...

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Iranian FM Javed Zarif lands in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived in Pakistan on Thursday, marking the first official visit of a country’s diplomat since elections and the formation of a new government. High-level Pakistani officials received the Iranian dignitary and gave him a warm welcome. The Foreign Office said that the Iranian FM will meet his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi in...

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6,450 Pakistanis incarcerated in seven Gulf country jails

ISLAMABAD: As many as 6,450 Pakistanis have been incarcerated in jails of seven Gulf countries in 2017-18, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said Thursday. In a written reply to the question of Senator Bahramand Khan Tangi, he said 2,970 Pakistanis have been incarcerated in various jails of Saudi Arabia, 2600 in the jails of United Arab Emirates, 657 in Oman,...

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NAB directed to bring back Hussain Haqqani by SC

ISLAMABAD: Memogate scandal's primary accused, former Pakistan ambassador to the United States, Hussain Haqqani who is implicated in the ongoing proceedings of the high profile case is being called back to the country and in instance of non-compliance the honorary Supreme Court of Pakistan has tasked NAB to make sure that he does. A bench headed by Chief Justice of...

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