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Siberian Winds in Karachi to make temperature fall in coming weekend

KARACHI: According to Weather Updates Karachi, Chilly Siberian winds are expected to take over metropolitan on the coming weekend. The update also read that “These winds may reach 30 to 35kmph and gusting up to 45 to 55kmph also bringing cold and dusty conditions.” The effects of Siberian winds will likely be visible from Friday and will increase gradually. Strong...

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PM Imran arrives in Karachi on day-long visit

KARACHI: Prime Minister Imran Khan has arrived in Karachi today (Sunday) on a day-long official visit. According to the spokesperson for the PM Office, PM Khan will hold a number of meetings with Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, Sindh Governor Imran Ismail, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) legislators, delegations from the business community and others. In September, the Prime Minister of...

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Cracker Blast: Six people wounded at MQM(P) milad ceremony near Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Karachi

KARACHI: On Saturday night, at least six people were injured in a cracker blast that occurred at Karachi. According to police, the blast occurred in the Gulistane Jauhar area of the provincial capital. “A milad ceremony was targeted in the Perfume Chowk,” Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Faisal Sabzwari said, adding that the explosive went off by a footpath outside...

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Superhighway blocked by protesting Bahria Town employees, contractors

KARACHI: Traffic was blocked on the Superhighway between Karachi-Hyderabad as Bahria Town employees and contractors staged protests on Saturday over non-payment of dues. Traffic has been blocked on both sides of the superhighway for the last three hours owing to the protests. The protesters have also blocked the link road to the National Highway from Kathore, Gadap. Bahria Town residents,...

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Waseem Akhtar VS Farooq Sattar, MQM-P asks Sattar to stop using it’s name

KARACHI: Farooq Sattar on Saturday said that 500,000 people have been made homeless due to the ongoing anti-encroachment drive in Karachi. Speaking to media outside an anti-terrorism court, Sattar said, “People are being made homeless because of court orders. 500,000 people have become homeless due to the encroachment drive.” He added, “Waseem Akhtar was voted to construct Karachi not destroy...

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President House opens doors to public

ISLAMABAD: The President House in Islamabad opened its door for the general public today (Saturday). The house will remain open for general public from 9 am to 4 pm. Visitors can enter the Aiwan-e-Sadr by showing their National Identity Card at the entrance. The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government had announced to open official buildings for public use soon after taking charge as part of its policy...

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NICL Corruption Case: Ex-Chairman, five others sentenced to seven year imprisonment

KARACHI: An accountability court on Saturday announced its verdict in the National Insurance Corporation Limited (NICL) mega land scam case and sentenced six, including former chairman Ayaz Khan Niazi, to seven years each in prison. The accountability court in Karachi also barred the six convicts from holding any public office for 10 years each. The scandal from five years ago...

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Mayor Karachi distances himself from razing any house in anti-encroachment drive

KARACHI: As the federal government on Friday filed a review petition before the Supreme Court against the ongoing anti-encroachment drive in Karachi, Mayor Waseem Akhtar who also hails from Muttahida Qaumi Movement (Pakistan) held a press conference to record protest against plans to demolish illegal houses during an anti-encroachment drive being run under his supervision in Karachi. The mayor defended...

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Graft Cases of Sharif Family: Supreme Court extends deadline to Dec 24th

ISLAMABAD: On Friday, the Supreme Court of Pakistan directed an accountability court hearing the remaining two corruption references against the Sharif family to conclude the cases by December 24. Earlier today, Accountability Court Judge Arshad Malik who has been hearing the Al-Azizia and Flagship Investment references against the prime minister wrote a letter to the top court to seek another...

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Zulfi Bukhari appears before NAB

RAWALPINDI: On Friday, Prime Minister's Special Adviser on Overseas Pakistanis Zulfi Bukhari appeared before National Accountability Bureau (NAB). Bukhari appeared before officials at the NAB office in Rawalpindi in a probe pertaining to his offshore companies. A three-member NAB team is probing Bukhari on DG NAB Irfan Manghi’s directives. Earlier as he arrived at the NAB office, Bukhari was questioned...

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Thar, CJP’s next destination

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Friday announced he will visit Thar on December 12 and directed the Sindh government to make the arrangements. A bench headed by Justice Nisar and comprising Justice Ijazul Ahsan heard a suo motu notice over child deaths due to malnutrition in Thar. As the hearing went under way, the chief...

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Pakistan is not a ‘hired gun’, US pushed Pakistan away: Imran Khan

Prime Minister Imran Khan has dismissed the notion that he was involved in a Twitter war with US President Donald Trump and asserted that he would never want to have a relationship where Pakistan is treated like a “hired gun”. In an interview to The Washington Post, PM Imran commented on the Twitter exchange between him and the US president and...

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No conditions placed during Zalmay Khalilzad’s recent visit: FO

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, the Foreign Office of Pakistan said no conditions were placed during US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad's recent visit to Pakistan. Foreign Office spokesperson, Dr Muhamamd Faisal during his weekly presser said, "Khalilzad met with Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and assured him of cooperation." “We have started a discussion with US over a coalition...

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DG ISPR warns PTM not to cross the line

RAWALPINDI: Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor held a news conference on Thursday, warning the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) not to cross the line. The military spokesman said the army was using confidence-building measures with the PTM and not handling them with heavy-handedness. “They [PTM] are hurt and have suffered in the war. We still want to...

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“Cant work under present circumstances”: Azam Swati resigns as federal minister

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, Senator Azam Swati resigned from the post of federal minister for science and technology. Swati submitted his resignation during a meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan. According to sources, Prime Minister Imran Khan has accepted the resignation and told Swati to present himself before the Supreme Court in the ongoing misconduct case. In the resignation, Swati said...

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PML-N ready for early polls, says Nawaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif said on Thursday that his party Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is always ready for early elections. Referring to the Free and Fair Election Network (Fafen) report, Nawaz highlighted that the number of rejected votes surpassed lead in 53 constituencies while 95 per cent of Form 45s were unsigned by polling agents. Nawaz held an...

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Shehbaz Sharif sent to Jail by Accountability court

LAHORE: An accountability court on Thursday ordered that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif, who has been arrested in connection to the Ashiana Iqbal Housing Scheme case, be sent to jail. Shehbaz, who has been in National Accountability Bureau's (NAB) custody since October 5 in connection to the Ashiana Iqbal Housing Scheme case, was presented before an accountability court in Lahore...

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