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SC announces verdict in Judge Arshad Malik video scandal case; stated can’t interfere into sub judice matter

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Friday issued its detailed 25-page verdict on petitions in the video case of judge Arshad Malik. The verdict categorically stated that it was not an appropriate stage for the Supreme Court to interfere in the matter of the relevant video and its effects, particularly when the video may have relevance to a criminal appeal presently...

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3 Pakistan Army soldiers martyred by Indian forces at LoC: ISPR

Three soldiers of the Pakistan Army were martyred in firing by Indian forces from across the Line of Control (LoC), Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Major General Asif Ghafoor said on Thursday. The Pakistan armed forces, in a counter-attack, had killed five Indian soldiers and injured several others while bunkers were also damaged, DG ISPR said in a tweet....

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FM Qureshi deems Modi to be an obstacle to Pakistan-India talks

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Thursday said Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the biggest obstacle to Pakistan-India talks. Speaking to a private news channel, Qureshi said, “Modi put Kashmir at stake to win the election. In February, he stoked the flames of tension to win the election.” “It is landmark diplomatic achievement for Pakistan that the UNSC...

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LNG case: Ex-PM Abbasi’s physical remand extended till Aug 29

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court on Thursday extended the physical remand of the former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi till August 29 in an ongoing probe into the liquefied natural gas (LNG) case. The PML-N leader was presented before the court today, following the conclusion of his earlier remand. During today’s hearing, Judge Mohammad Bashir...

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PM Khan warns of severe repercussions of ethnic cleaning in Kashmir

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday warned the international community that its silence on the ethnic cleansing of Muslims in Kashmir would lead to severe repercussions and reactions in the Muslim world. “In IoK, 12 days of curfew, presence of extra troops in an already heavily militarized occupied territory, sending in of RSS goons, complete communication blackout; with the...

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PM Imran warns India from initiating action against Pakistan; says to respond accordingly if war imposed

By Syed Tazmeen Javed (Web-Desk ) AZAD KASHMIR: Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan on Wednesday warned his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi from initiating any action against Pakistan as Islamabad would resort to tit for tat response against possible aggression. Addressing the Azad Kashmir assembly following the address of PM Azad Kashmir, Raja Farooq Haider, Imran said that India is...

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Maleeha Lodhi presents FM Qureshi’s letter to UNSC urging meeting on occupied Kashmir

UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan's ambassador to the United Nations Dr Maleeha Lodhi on Tuesday presented a letter from Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi to the Security Council asking for an urgent meeting on the grim situation in Indian-occupied Kashmir. Ambassador Lodhi presented the letter to UN Security Council President and Polish Ambassador Joanna Wronecka. The Council president will hold consultations with...

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Pakistan celebrates 72nd independence day showing solidarity with IOK

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan today is celebrating the 72nd independence day on Wednesday showing solidarity with the Indian Occupied Kashmir. To mark the celebrations the president of Pakistan, Arif Alvi said that Pakistan stands with the people of occu[ied Kashmir while addressing the traditional ceremony at Islamabad. The day dawned with special prayers in mosques across the country for peace, progress, and...

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Pakistan fighting for IoK cause at every platform: FM Qureshi

MUZAFFARABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Monday reaffirmed Pakistan's steady support for the people of occupied Kashmir suffering Indian atrocities, and said the country is fighting for the cause of Kashmiris at every platform. Addressing a press conference in Muzaffarabad, where he arrived late Sunday to spend the first day of Eid-ul-Azha in solidarity with the Kashmiris, Qureshi said...

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FM Qureshi, Bilawal spent Eidul Adha in AJK to express solidarity with Kashmiris

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari arrived separately in Azad Jammu and Kashmir's (AJK) capital Muzaffarabad on Sunday night to celebrate Eidul Azha and show solidarity with the Kashmiri people. They offered Eid prayers alongside AJK Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider in Muzaffarabad on Monday and will spend the festival in the region....

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Fake Accounts Case: Faryal Talpur shifted to Adiala Jail from hospital

ISLAMABAD: Former president Asif Ali Zardari’s sister Faryal Talpur, who is in the custody of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), was shifted to Adiala Jail from a hospital late on Sunday. The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader, who was handcuffed in June in connection with the long-running money laundering and fake accounts case, had been admitted to Polyclinic where she...

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PM Khan announces drafting ‘comprehensive package’ to end Karachi’s plight

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday announced that a “comprehensive package” is being drafted to end the decades-long plight of Karachi residents, a day after a monsoon downpour claimed 12 lives and inflicted mayhem in the metropolis. The premier, in a tweet, also said that he has directed all MNAs/MPAs of Karachi to remain in their constituencies to assist...

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PM Khan, President Alvi stress upon passion to sacrifice for one’s nation in Eidul Adha messages

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan and President Arif Alvi on Monday issued special messages for the nation on the occasion of Eidul Azha, that is being celebrated across the country today, Radio Pakistan reported. Both, the president and prime minister, stressed on the importance of sacrifices for the growth of the country. They further said that the "passion" to sacrifice...

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12 dead in rain related incidents, power outages prevail in Karachi

KARACHI: At least 12 people were electrocuted while various areas of Karachi were hit with power outages as heavy rain continued to lash parts of the metropolis and Sindh on Sunday. The continual torrential downpour which began on Saturday morning has created a critical situation in Karachi. According to the MET office, the most rainfall was recorded in Surjani Town...

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Govt to use every political, diplomatic option to secure justice for IoK: Lodhi

NEW YORK: Reaffirming Pakistan’s commitment to take the case of India’s ‘illegal’ takeover of occupied Kashmir to the UN Security Council, Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the UN Maleeha Lodhi said the government was prepared to use any diplomatic and political option to secure justice for the oppressed Kashmiri people. The Indian government this week rushed through a presidential decree...

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Hamza Shehbaz’s physical remand extended till August 21

LAHORE: An accountability court on Saturday extended Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Punjab Opposition leader Hamza Shehbaz’s physical remand by 11 days in assets beyond means case. During today’s hearing, Hamza told the court that the corruption charges against him are baseless. “If I have done corruption then the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) should present evidence in court. NAB along...

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Heavy rain in Karachi turns weather pleasant

KARACHI: Heavy rain with thunder lashed Karachi on Saturday turning the weather pleasant. Downpours were reported in Defence, Clifton, Model Colony, Shahrah-e-Faisal, I I Chundrigar, Malir Cantt, Landhi, Gulshan, Johar and adjoining areas. Power outages hit Liaquatabad Sea One Area, North Nazimabad, Tariq bin Zayd Society, North Karachi, New Karachi, Shadman Town, Surjani, Phelwan Goth, Safoora Goth, Defence and Scheme...

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