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Unhygienic conditions: Sindh Food Authority seals famous bakery in Karachi

KARACHI: Sindh Food Authority (SFA) on Tuesday launched crackdown against restaurants and a bakery in Gurumandir area of the metropolis and sealed the 'Blue Ribbon' Bakery after having found unhygienic conditions and substandard food items, Newsone reported. The SFA conducted these raids as part of its drive for provision of quality food to the citizens of the metropolis. During the...

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SC directs government to halt dual national appointments to top offices

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Saturday announced its verdict on a suo moto case pertaining to dual nationalities of government officers and directed the government to not appoint dual nationals on top posts and to draft laws in this regard after approval from the Cabinet. A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard the...

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Six Security personnel embrace martyrdom in IBO operation held at Turbat: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: On Friday, six security personnel embraced martyrdom in Intelligence Base operation conducted on a terrorists’ hideout in Wakai area near Buleda, Turbat, Balochistan. According to the notification issued by the Army Media wing Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR), terrorists targeted one of the vehicles of security forces through Improvised Explosive Device (IED. As a result, 6 security personnel embraced...

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PPP warns protest against suspension of gas supply in Sindh

KARACHI: On Friday, Pakistan Peoples Party warned that it will protest outside the Sui Southern Gas Supply office in case gas supply remains suspended. PPP leader Saeed Ghani said that the party will not some people ruin the countrys future, adding only the ignorant say that the eighteenth amendment has damaged the country. The provincial minister also made workers chant...

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Government lifts ban on issuance of non-prohibited bore arms licenses

ISLAMABAD: On Friday, the federal government lifted a ban on the issuance of non-prohibited bore arms licenses with immediate effect, According to the notification issued by the interior ministry, the government also restored licenses previously issued for "automatic weapons within Prohibited Bore", which it had suspended on December 26, 2017. "The Federal Government is pleased to notify that all arms...

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Fawad alleges opposition for blackmailing govt to concede over Shahbaz’s appointment as Chairman PAC

JHELUM: On Friday, a different approach from the Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Defense Minister Pervez Khattak, who a day earlier apprised the National Assembly over the Prime Minister Imran Khan conceding to the opposition demand to nominate Shahbaz Sharif as Chairman Public Accounts Committee (PAC), however the Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry Friday said that opposition "blackmailed" the government...

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SSGC spokesperson hopes gas crisis to resolve within two days

KARACHI: On Friday, a spokesperson of the Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) said that there is a possibility of gas supply improving in the next two days. Gas supply from the fielders has become better and the supply is expected to improve in the next two days,” said the spokesperson. CNG stations will be opened after determining the gas pressure,...

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KP people never re-elect but PTI was voted again in GE 2018: PM Imran Khan

PESHAWAR: Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Friday that the residents of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa don’t give second chances but they gave it to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf by reelecting it in General Elections 2018. The prime minister was addressing a ceremony held at the province's Nishtar Hall to mark 100 days of the PTI government. PM Imran said that the PTI came...

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Viral Video: Hyderabad madrassah teacher arrested after being caught thrashing students

HYDERABAD: Police on Friday arrested a madrassah teacher who was caught torturing students in a video that went viral on social media. SSP Hyderabad took notice of the viral video which captured the madrassah teacher, identified as Shabbir Ahmed s/o Ghulam Hussain, beating up students who had come to learn the Holy Quran in a mosque situated within limits of...

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Pakistan receives $1 billion as second installment of Riyadh aid

ISLAMABAD: On Friday, Pakistan received the second installment of $1 billion from Saudi Arabia after which the foreign exchange reserves stood at $8.26 billion. The State Bank's confirmed the development and said the country will receive the third installment in mid-January. Last month, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) had confirmed receiving the first $1 billion from Saudi Arabia. During...

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PM Imran Khan inaugurates four shelter homes in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: Prime Minister Imran Khan inaugurated four shelter homes for the needy on Friday. The shelter homes have been established by the KP government under its 100-day performance plan. According to Radio Pakistan 430 people will be accommodated in the shelter homes where they will also be provided food. Over 100 beds have been arranged inside the shelter homes to...

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Gas crisis: Public transport strike enters sixth day in Karachi

KARACHI: Residents of Karachi continued to suffer on Friday as the CNG crisis entered its sixth day, disrupting public transport and daily routine. Supply of gas to CNG stations remained suspended, posing difficulties for the residents as public transport owners continued their strike, leaving commuters stranded on bus stops. Only a scattered number of buses were seen on the roads...

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PTI’s candidate Malik Asad Ali thrashes PML(N) candidate in by-election for PP-168 Lahore

LAHORE: On Thursday, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Malik Asad Ali Khokhar won the by-election in Punjab Assembly constituency PP-168 Lahore, according to unofficial and unconfirmed results from all 83 polling stations. Khokhar won the by-polls by securing 17,579 votes. He was followed by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) nominee Rana Khalid Mehmood, who secured 16,892 votes. Meanwhile, PTI supporters held a...

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NAB hands over list of queries to Zardari, Bilawal’s counsel in Park Lane Estate Case

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday gave a questionnaire to the counsel of former president Asif Ali Zardari and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in a case related to the alleged illegal demarcation of land by Park Lane Estates (Pvt) Limited, according to sources. The company is allegedly owned by Zardari and his family. The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leaders...

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Creation of wealth important to alleviate poverty: PM Imran

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, Prime Minister Imran Khan has termed creation of wealth imperative for alleviating poverty from the country, saying businesses must prosper to achieve this objective. “We are taking measures to ensure conducive atmosphere for the business community,” the premier said while addressing the Pakistan Economic Forum in Islamabad on Thursday. “If businesses prosper, poverty will be alleviated.” PM...

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Shaukat Basra joins PTI

LODHRAN: Former Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Shaukat Basra on Thursday joins the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI). The development came after Basra held a meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan in his office. Speaking on the occasion, Basra said that he didn't join the PTI for party ticket or any government's post, but because of the impressive vision of the...

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COAS Bajwa chairs Corps Commanders’ conference at GHQ

RAWALPINDI: On Thursday, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa presided over the 216th Corps Commanders’ Conference at Army's General Headquarters, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. The forum reviewed the geo-strategic environment with special focus on regional security and the situation on Pakistan's eastern and western borders including the Line of Control (LoC), according to the press release...

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