Pakistan

18-year-old martyred by Indian firing across LoC: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: An 18-year-old girl, resident of Fatehpur, embraced martyrdom while six others were injured as Indian troops resorted to another unprovoked ceasefire violation along the Line of Control (LoC) on Wednesday. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Indian troops LoC targeted civil population along the LoC in the Hot Spring Sector. “An 18 years old girl, resident of Fatehpur...

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SIC report: Govt directs FBR, FIA, SECP to launch investigation against sugar mills

ISLAMABAD: The government on Monday directed the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) and the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to launch an investigation against sugar mills based on the Sugar Inquiry Commission report. The directions to launch an investigation come after the Sugar Inquiry Commission report released last month had laid bare some startling...

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Federal govt repatriates services of JUI-F chief Fazl’s brother to KP

PESHAWAR: After much debate, the federal government repatriated the services of Zia-ur-Rehman, JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman's brother, back to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Monday. Rehman had been appointed to a post in Karachi, which caused a hue and cry from opposition parties who blamed the Sindh government for favouring the JUI-F to make the upcoming all parties conference a “success”....

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Disposal of any corruption case in 30 days not possible, NAB chairman tells SC

Chairman NAB Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal on Saturday informed the Supreme Court that it is impossible to conclude a corruption reference within a 30-day time frame due to a lack of accountability courts to adjudicate a high number of cases. The reply was submitted today in response to the directions issued by Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed to the...

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Govt has prepared 8 bills with view to move into FATF ‘white list’: FM Qureshi

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Saturday said that the government has prepared eight bills for legislation on anti-money laundering and terror financing with a view for Pakistan to move into the Financial Action Task Force's "white list" again. "India has been attempting to have Pakistan pushed into the black list. If this were to occur, you know better than...

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CPEC: Mansehra-Thahkot motorway to be open for traffic soon, says Asim Bajwa

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting, and Chairman China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Authority Lt Gen (retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa on Saturday said that the construction work of Mansehra-Thahkot motorway has been completed. The SAPM, in a tweet, said the motorway, would be open for traffic very soon. https://twitter.com/AsimSBajwa/status/1286968154799968256 Sharing a scenic picture of the motorway, SAPM Bajwa said...

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Soldier martyred, three injured in terror attack near Turbat: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: One soldier was martyred and three injured after terrorists opened fire at them during a routine patrolling near Balochistan's Turbat city, the Inter-Services Public Relations said Saturday. "Terrorists fire, raid on security forces near Pidarak, district Kech, approx. 35 [kilometres] South East of Turbat, Balochistan," the military's media wing said. During the exchange of fire, Lance Naik Javed Karim...

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‘Thousands of textbooks can be banned in Punjab,’ says official

The Punjab Curriculum and Textbook Board banned a hundred school books in a single day for containing content deemed “anti-national” and “blasphemous”. “We are currently examining over 10,000 books being taught in private schools,” Rai Manzoor Hussain Nasir, the managing director of the Punjab Curriculum and Textbook Board, told media, “So the banned textbooks could be in thousands once we...

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Coronavirus: Govt to review decision to reopen schools, says Shafqat Mahmood

ISLAMABAD: The federal government will review its decision to reopen schools in the first week of September, said Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood on Friday. Talking to a private news channel, the minister said private educational institutions could only call their teachers and administration staff on duty before September 15 but the government schools would be never allowed to...

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NAB accuses Chaudhry brothers of money laundering, acquiring illegal assets

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has accused PML-Q chief Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and his cousin Chaudhry Pervez Elahi of accumulating illegal assets and money laundering, in a reply submitted to the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday. Submitting a response to the Chaudhry brothers' petition filed at the LHC against 20-year-old inquiries by NAB, the bureau said that Elahi...

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Govt will do its best to bring down prices of medicines to facilitate people, Senate told

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan on Friday said that an increase of 7% in prices of essential and 10% in non-essential medicines was witnessed, but the government would review the increase to facilitate the people. The minister was responding to a calling attention notice in Senate regarding the hike in prices of medicine by the...

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Pakistan committed to implement ICJ verdict on Jadhav: FO

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan said Thursday it was committed to implementing the July 17 verdict of International Court of Justice (ICJ) regarding the provision of consular access to Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav. Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui at a weekly press briefing said Pakistan, in the spirit of upholding the ICJ decision, had twice granted consular access to Jadhav besides offering India...

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Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav not given NRO: Farogh Naseem tells NA

ISLAMABAD: Law Minister Farogh Naseem, after taking oath a few minutes earlier, told the National Assembly on Friday that the government has not given any concessions — similar to the National Reconciliation Order (NRO) — to convicted Indian spy Khulbhushan Jadhav. Naseem had arrived at the lower house of the Parliament after taking oath from President Arif Alvi to respond...

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Govt to share NAB law amendments with opposition today

The government is expected to share its proposed draft of amendments in the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) laws with the opposition in a meeting expected to be held today. A meeting between the opposition parties and the government has also been called to review the proposed changes. “The government has its own, and the opposition has its own stance,” said...

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Money laundering reference: Court postpones Zardari, Faryal Talpur’s indictment till July 29

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court deferred former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur's indictment once again in the mega money-laundering case. Proceedings for the reference could not be held on Friday as judge Azam Khan was not available for the hearing. Another main suspect in the reference, Abdul Ghani Majeed, and others appeared before the court.  A plea...

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Farogh Naseem takes oath as law minister for the third time

ISLAMABAD: Barrister Farogh Naseem was sworn in as the Federal Minister of Law for the third time after he was administered oath by President Arif Alvi on Friday. Naseem had resigned from his post last month to represent the federal government in the reference filed against Justice Qazi Faez Isa. In a statement, Naseem had said that he had presented...

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Received No Indian Response To Offer Of Third Consular Access To Kulbhushan Jadhav: FO

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said that Pakistan has received no response to the offer of the third consular access to Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav. During the weekly press briefing on Thursday, she said that Pakistan is working keeping in view the verdict of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) about Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav. She said that India...

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