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Pulwama attack: India threatens to stop river water supply to Pakistan

India has decided to stop the flow of water to Pakistan from its share in the rivers under the Indus Water Treaty regulating river flows between the two nations, a government minister said on Thursday. “Our government has decided to stop our share of water which used to flow to Pakistan,” Nitin Gadkari, India’s transport and water resources minister, tweeted....

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Military courts’ extension rests with parliament: DG ISPR

Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Major General Asif Ghafoor on Friday said that Parliament will decide about the extension in the tenure of the military courts'. “The decision on military courts’ extension rests with parliament,” says DG ISPR while giving an interview to private news channel. He said that total of 717 cases were presented before the military...

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Ikram Sehgal appointed as K-Electric chairman

KARACHI: K-Electric on Friday appointed Ikram Sehgal as its new chairman. The KE spokesperson relayed that the appointment was made by the companys board of directors. The Pakistan Stock Exchange has been informed about this change. “Mr Muhammad Tayyab Tareen has ceased to be the chairman of the company with effect from January 18, 2019 and Mr Ikram Sehgal has...

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Pak Army responds befittingly to unprovoked Indian firing along LoC, three Indian soldiers killed

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army troops responded befittingly to unprovoked firing by Indian troops along the Line of Control, ISPR reported. According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), Indian troops resorted to unprovoked firing in Kuiratta and Kotkhetera sectors along LOC targeting civil population. Pakistan Army troops responded effectively targeting Indian posts. Three Indian soldiers killed and two injured besides damage to...

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Faisal Vawda vows to build Mohmand Dam at all cost

KARACHI: On Friday, Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda said that the Mohmand Dam would be built at all cost. Vawda, during a news conference said former rulers had only made promises to people and had not done any practical work. According to the minister, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) did not want the government in Sindh to fall nor...

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Justice Asif Saeed Khosa sworn in as chief justice of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Justice Asif Saeed Khosa was sworn in as the 26th chief justice of Pakistan on Friday. President Dr Arif Alvi administered the oath to the new chief justice of the country, in a ceremony held at President House, Islamabad. Chief Justice Khosa has replaced Chief Justice (retd) Mian Saqib Nisar, whose tenure came to an end with his retirement...

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Luxury Bus service from Karachi to Quetta inaugurated  

KARACHI: The 'Super International' sleeper Bus Service has been launched for passengers travelling from Karachi to Quetta. The luxury bus service provides passengers with facilities to ensure comfortable travel from Karachi to Quetta. At a price of Rs3,000 per ticket, the bus will leave from Saddar to the provincial capital on alternate days and finish the ten-hour trip in seven...

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UNGA president discusses Kashmir with FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: On Friday, President of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Maria Fernanda Espinosa called on Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In eight years, this is the first visit by a president of the General Assembly to Pakistan and Espinosa‘s first visit to any country in Asia since assuming office. The two parties discussed...

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Shehbaz demands parliamentary probe over Mohmand Dam contract award

ISLAMABAD: On Friday, leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif again demanded the formation of a parliamentary committee to probe Mohmand Dam contract award. Speaking on the floor of the National Assembly, the opposition leader said, “We do not have any personal problem with Prime Minister Imran Khan’s adviser Abdul Razak Dawood. The speaker should give a...

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US envoy Khalilzad values Pakistan’s efforts for peace in Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD: On Friday, United States Special Representative for Afghanistan reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad met Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The US envoy, Khalilzad who arrived in Pakistan a day ago as part of his four-nation tour, told Qureshi that the US leadership values Pakistan's efforts for peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan. FM Qureshi assured Khalilzad...

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India injures Pakistani man in unprovoked cross border firing incident: ISPR

ISLAMABAD: A man was left wounded Thursday night after becoming the target of the Indian Army's "unprovoked and indiscriminate fire in Khuiratta Sector along Line of Control (LOC)", the Pakistan Army's media wing said in a statement. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), "Indian Army resorted to unprovoked and indiscriminate fire in Khuiratta Sector along Line of Control (LOC)...

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COAS Gen Bajwa, Zalmay Khalilzad discuss Afghan peace process

RAWALPINDI: US Special Representative on Peace and Reconciliation in Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad on Thursday called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa, ISPR reported. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), matters pertaining to security situation of the region and especially Afghanistan peace process came under discussion, during the meeting. Speaking on the occasion, the COAS said that...

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Federal Cabinet decides to remove Bilawal, CM Murad’s names from ECL

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet on Thursday approved the removal of Pakistan Peoples' Party Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah's names from the Exit Control List. The federal cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan decided to remove the names in light of the Supreme Court of Pakistan's detailed verdict. The cabinet's move came a...

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Afghan President thanks PM Imran sincere facilitation on peace initiative

ISLAMABAD: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday telephoned Prime Minister Imran Khan to discuss the ongoing international efforts for peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan. During the call, Ghani "expressed his gratitude for Pakistan’s sincere facilitation of these efforts" that were initiated by US special envoy for peace in Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, a statement issued by the Prime Minister's Office said....

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Assets Beyond means case: Ahad Cheema indicted

LAHORE: On Thursday an accountability court indicted former Director General Lahore Development Authority(LDA) Ahad Cheema in assets beyond means case. Cheema was produced before Accountability Court Judge Syed Najam ul Hassan who indicted him in the case. Ahad pleaded not guilty and contended to contest the charges. At this, the court adjourned the matter till Jan 30 and directed National...

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Zardari predicts PM Imran’s government will not complete five years term

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, former president and Pakistan People’s Party co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari anticipated that Prime Minister Imran Khan will not complete his five-year government term. The PPP leader was addressing a gathering in Badin, where he said that the prime minister is not from the general public and he will not return to them. “Now that you are a...

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