Pakistan

KPK Assembly passes KP-FATA merger bill

PESHAWAR: On Sunday, Kyhber paktun Khuwah Assembly has passed the bill pertaining to the KP_FATA merger, thus the last obstacle in the KP FATA merger has been removed with the passage of this bill. The session held to vote for the bill was presided over by KP assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser, where Chief Minister KP Pervaiz Khattak was also present....

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Won’t meet PM Abbasi anymore for consultation on caretaker PM, says Khursheed Shah

ISLAMABAD: Opposition Leader Syed Khursheed Shah said that he would no more meet Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi for consultation on the name of the caretaker PM, Newsone reported on Thursday. Khursheed Shah said the government is backtracking on its earlier commitment regarding the appointment of caretaker prime minister. Shah said government has suggested Retd judges name for caretaker PM...

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PM Abbasi terms KP-FATA merger Bill passage as a beginning towards FATA mainstreaming

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday has said that the historic bill passed by the National Assembly for merger of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa would have positive outcomes for Pakistan, Newsone reported. Addressing the National Assembly after the House adopted a landmark bill by two-third majority, the prime minister said both the treasury and...

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I take pride over the disqualification of PM involved in money laundering: Imran address in NA

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan, who came today in the National Assembly to attend the session related to the tabling of the bill pertaining to KP-FATA merger, said that he takes pride over the disqualification of a prime minister involved in money laundering. Imran who has a poor record of attendance in the National Assembly was interrupted by the...

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PTI founding member Fauzia Kasuri shakes hand with PSP

KARACHI: Former Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) founding member Fauzia Kasuri who announced to quit party on Wednesday has joined Pak Sarzameen party (PSP), Newsone reported on Thursday. Fauzia Kasuri announced the decision in a press conference with Mustafa Kamal. “PTI distracted from its manifesto, I don’t have any personal conflict with Imran Khan,” says former PTI leader Fauzia Kasuri. PSP chairman...

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National Assembly passes KP-FATA merger bill

ISLAMABAD: Following the voting of members from different political party, the National Assembly on Thursday has passed the bill pertaining to the merger of FATA with KP province. Th bill was tabled by the Law Minister  Chaudhry Mehmood Bashir Virk. Voting on each clause of the bill was concluded in the afternoon. The bill required two-third majority to be passed. As NA Speaker...

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Nawaz dispatches legal notice to Chairman NAB over money laundering allegations

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has sent a legal notice to Chairman National Accountability Bureau(NAB) over the allegations of money laundering worth billion of dollars to India by the former himself. The notice sought an apology from Justice(R) Javed Iqbal and one billion rupees as damages within 14 days. Furthermore notice termed the press release as an attempt to...

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Bill tabled before NA seeking KP-FATA merger

ISLAMABAD: In a historic day today in Pakistan's history, government bill seeking to bring FATA into mainstream has been tabled before the National Assembly. The bill has been supported by every party in the assembly except  JUI(Fazl-ur Rehman) Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party members. On Tuesday, parliamentary committee  agreed on the constitutional amendment pertaining to bring FATA within the legal ambit...

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Avenfield Reference: Maryam records statement, says JIT report as evidence not admissible

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, erstwhile prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz Sharif recorded her statement in the accountability court. She denied the JIT and its report, calling it irrelevant in the Avenfield Property case filed by the National Accountability Bureau(NAB) on the orders of Supreme Court of Pakistan. During the hearing, Maryam Nawaz told the accountability court that report prepared...

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Imran Khan attends session on KP-FATA merger

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan today is currently attending the National Assembly session which has been summoned to finally table the bill over the merger of FATA with Khyber PakthunKhuwan. When questioned by media men after how long he was attending a NA session,"I don't remember, he said. "If Parliament was run as it should be, I would have...

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Mother in law, brother in law arrested over alleged murder of woman, infant

KARACHI:  On Thursday, a mother-in-law and brother-in-law have been arrested over the murder of a woman who had allegedly jumped to her death along with her infant son from a building in Karachi’s Delhi Colony area yesterday, Newsone reported. According to the police,  the deceased Rimsha had been tortured by her in-laws before being pushed from the seven-story building. Rimsha...

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Heatwave mitigates as temperature falls in Karachi

KARACHI: The blistering heatwave that struck Karachi earlier this week finally mitigated on Thursday as sea breeze began to blow again, bringing down the mercury by 3-4°C. After four days of above 40°C heat in Karachi, the maximum temperature will remain between the 38-40°C range today, the Pakistan Meteorological Department said in its daily forecast. The weather monitoring body predicts...

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Aafia Siddiqui alive, Pakistani council general in US confirms

TEXAS:  On Wednesday, amid rumors of Dr Aafia Siddiqui’s death on the social media, Aisha Farooqi the Pakistani council in Texas visited detained scientist in Carswell detention facility in Texas. The consulate  rejected the rumors regarding Dr Aafia’s death, as the meeting continued for 2 hours. Dr Fauzia who is Aafia's sister said that such rumors have become a source...

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American envoys being treated badly in Pakistan, Pompeo alleges

On Wednesday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the US officials in Pakistan are “not being treated well by the Pakistani government”. He remarked this while presenting his testimony before the US House Foreign Affairs Committee, Pompeo further added: “My officers, our state department officers are being treated badly as well, folks working in the embassies and councils...

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ISPR issues cyber alert over fake emails

RAWALPINDI: Inter-Public Services Relations (ISPR) on Wednesday has warned people about a malicious email being sent from 'invite@ispr.press' using name of ISPR. According to the alert issued by ISPR, it was stated that this is a phishing email which has no link to ISPR. “If received please don’t open it, report it as spam and delete,” the alert added. On...

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Saudi Arabia ambassador visits Armed Forces Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Ambassador of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), H.E. Mr Nawaf Saeed Al-Malkiy visited Armed Forces Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine (AFIRM), Rawalpindi, ISPR reported on Wednesday. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Ambassador met the war wounded soldiers and inquired their well being. He was given detailed briefing on the role and contributions of AFIRM, a rehabilitating institute for the...

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Fauzia Kasuri quits PTI

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Fauzia Kasuri has announced to quit the party stating that she was ‘disenchanted’ by the direction the party had taken. “You opted to hand over the reins of the party to those electables we fought against since our inception,” she wrote in her resignation letter. “At the cost of workers, who in some cases, laid...

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