Pakistan

Two more Mithi minors succumb to malnutrition

THARPARKAR: Two more minors succumbed to malnutrition in Mithi, taking the death toll to 34 in September. According to the health department, a girl died in Civil Hospital Mithi on September 20 due to the same reason. Deaths continue to be caused by malnutrition in Tharparkar, despite promises made by leaders of political parties on their visits to the desert....

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No interference over transfer of DPO Pakpattan, says provincial information minister

LAHORE: On Tuesday, Punjab Information Minister Fayaz-ul-Hasan Chohan claimed that there was no role of Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar and prime minister Imran Khan in the transfer of D.P.O Pakpattan. Addressing the media today, Chohan said that there were complaints against the D.P.O from quite a long time. “There were complaints against the D.P.O from quite a long time....

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Zardari claims to posses no assets abroad in NRO case

ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday, former president Asif Ali Zardari submitted an affidavit before the Supreme, stating that he does not own any property abroad. The document was submitted in a case related to infamous National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO), passed by former military ruler Pervez Musharraf. The document, a copy of which is available with Newsone, stated that Zardari owns no moveable...

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Defence Day will be observed in befitting way: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: On Tuesday, Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor said the nation’s martyrs and their families will be remembered and honoured on Defence and Martyrs Day 2018. Speaking at an ISPR planning conference earlier today, Major General Ghafoor said the Ministry of Information and the military’s media wing are coordinating to pay tribute to the martyrs...

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FIA requests Supreme Court to form JIT probing money laundering scam

ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) pleaded the Supreme Court to form a joint investigation team to probe an ongoing money laundering case. The FIA submitted a report on its probe to a bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, hearing the money laundering case. In its report, FIA said they unearthed Omni Group’s...

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Corruption Cases: Nawaz appears before Accountability Court

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif appeared before Accountability Court, on Tuesday in two undecided graft cases filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on orders of Supreme Court of Pakistan. Accountability court II Judge Mohammad Arshad Malik resumed hearing of Al-Azizia and Flagship Investment references. Nawaz's counsel Khawaja Harris is currently cross-questioning  Panamagate Joint Investigation Team (JIT) head and...

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Shehryar Khan Afridi appointed as State Minister for interior

ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday, the federal government has decided to appoint Shehryar Khan Afridi as minister of state for interior. According to sources, Prime Minister Imran Khan approved Afridi’s appointment and a notification in this regard is expected to be issued today. PM Imran has directed Afridi to look over all matters pertaining to the Ministry of Interior. It is pertinent...

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Pakistan desires to see betterment in ties with US: FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister of Pakistan Shah Mehmood Qureshi, on Tuesday, said that Pakistan desires to see the US and Pakistan relationship to be improved Pakistan desires to improve its bilateral relations with the US,” Qureshi said while addressing the Senate. “Weightage will be given to the opinion of people and its elected representatives while taking forward relations with Washington,” he...

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Imran Ismail takes oath as 33rd Governor of Sindh

KARACHI: Chief Justice Sindh High Court administered the oath of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Imran Ismail as he was sworn in as the 33rd governor of Sindh today (Monday). The ceremony was attended by the cabinet members of provincial and federal Assemblies among other dignitaries. PTI formally announced the chairman’s approval of Ismail’s nomination as governor on August 11. Prime...

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Resolution passed in senate condemning blasphemous drawing competition, PM addresses senators

ISLAMABAD: A unanimous resolution was adopted on Monday in the Senate against a caricature competition in Netherlands, which can hurt the sentiments of Muslims worldwide due to the heretical nature of the content. After passing of the resolution, Prime Minister Imran Khan made his first speech to the upper House of Parliament. "Senate and Parliament are the best places for...

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Nawaz to reappear in court on Tuesday for remaining proceedings

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad accountability court on Monday directed incarcerated former premier Nawaz Sharif to appear before it again tomorrow for the hearing of remaining two corruption references against him and his family. Earlier today, Nawaz appeared before accountability court II Judge Mohammad Arshad Malik for hearing of Al-Azizia and Flagship Investment references. As the hearing resumed, Nawaz's counsel cross-questioned Panamagate Joint Investigation Team...

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Facebook bans Myanmar army chief over rights abuses

YANGON: Facebook banned Myanmar´s army chief and removed other pages tied to the country´s military on Monday after a UN probecalled for him to be prosecuted for genocide over a crackdown on Rohingya Muslims. "We are banning 20 Burmese individuals and organizations from Facebook - including Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, commander-in-chief of the armed forces," the social media giant said...

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COAS Bajwa meets PM Imran, discuss security issues

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa called on Prime Minister Imran Khan at the PM House on Monday, PTV News reported. The two dignitaries exchanged ideas on security and expressed resolve towards lasting peace and prosperity in the country. Army Chief General Bajwa also felicitated Imran Khan on assuming office of the prime minister.

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Army Chief condoles McCain’s death refers to him as ‘Friend of Pakistan’

ISLAMABAD: In a tweet by the Inter Services Public Relations office by DG ISPR, Asif Ghafoor condoled the death of senior senator John McCain who passed away yesterday, The tweet carried a statement from the COAS (Chief of Army Staff) General Qamar Jawed Bajwa on the senator's demise. "COAS conveys condolences to bereaved family of deceased Senator John McCain," DG...

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Newly-formed Punjab Cabinet will take oath today

LAHORE: The newly-formed 23-member Punjab Cabinet will swear in at Governor House here on Monday evening. The Acting Punjab Governor Pervez Elahi will administer oath to the newly-approved members of Punjab Cabinet. The swearing-in ceremony is slated to begin at 5pm, which will be attended by Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar and other prominent dignitaries. The PTI-led government announced a...

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Fazl, Aitzaz and Arif Alvi file presidential nominations, rift grows among opposition

ISLAMABAD: An apparent rift has emerged in what at a point seemed like a strong opposition over the probable presidential candidacy. Maulana Fazl-ur- Rehman with the blessings of PML-N has filed his nomination papers with the PML-N opposing PPP's pick of veteran lawyer Aitzaz Ahsan. At first their were reports of a consensus among the grand alliance of opposition parties...

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