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Ashiana Housing probe: NAB detains Bismillah Services Chief Executive

LAHORE: A local court on Sunday allowed a one-day physical remand of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bismillah Engineering, Shahid Shafiq, into National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) custody. The accused, who was arrested a day earlier after former Lahore Development Authority (LDA) director general Ahad Cheema identified him, was brought to the district court under strict security. Accused was appeared...

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Islamabad High Court accepts petition praying to bar Nawaz from ‘anti-judiciary’ speech

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court has taken up the petition against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif for his alleged anti judiciary speeches, newsone reported. Petitioner has prayed the court to ban Nawaz anti judiciary speech, as this amounts to contempt of court. However, the court has fixed the date for hearing on February 26 , as the court observed that Lahore...

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Karachi’s most wanted target killer arrested in Dubai

KARACHI: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), on late Monday night apprehended most wanted target killer 'Abdul Wahab' from Dubai, involved in the killing of Doctor and others. Sources told NewsOne that the target killer was arrested with the help of Interpol. They said the suspect was wanted in connection with the murder of Doctor and his friend residing in Karachi. It...

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Conflict among national institutions to impact country: PM Abbasi

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday said with their jurisdictions predefined by the constitution, all the state pillars must perform within their parameters as any conflict among national institutions always hurt the country. Addressing the National Assembly session chaired by Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, the prime minister quoted the media reports that the courts summoned the parliamentarians, labeled...

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Pakistan Army kills two Indian soldiers in retaliatory fire along LoC: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army on Monday killed Two Indian soldiers in retaliatory fire after Indian brutality takes life of an eight year old boy Ayan of Jajot village along Line of Control (LoC), ISPR reported. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Pakistani troops responded befittingly and destroyed Indian post which targeted minor boy. “Pakistan Army troops destroyed Indian post which targeted...

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PM Abbasi approved troop deployment to Saudi Arabia for ‘training purpose’: Senate told

ISLAMABAD:  Defence Minister Khurrum Dastagir has briefed Senate on Monday that Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has approved deputation of additional Pakistani troops to Saudi Arabia for training and advisory purposes. He said that 1600 Pakistani troops are currently deployed in Saudi Arabia and 10,000 Saudi troops are currently receiving training in Pakistan. Dastagir said Pakistan and Saudi Arabia also...

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Pakistan essential for Afghan peace, says Alice Wells

KABUL: US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells has said that in order to ensure security in Afghanistan a negotiated political solution that includes Pakistan needs to be found. In an interview with Afghanistan’s TOLOnews, Wells said continued pressure on the Taliban and Pakistan was needed. “Ultimately the solution to Afghanistan’s security and stability...

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Any action against Pak to impede efforts against war on terror: Ahsan Iqbal

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister of Pakistan Ahsan Iqbal said that the international community will not take any measures that would impede the war against terrorism. He was referring to to the U.S. motion seeking to place Pakistan on the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) watchlist. The FATF, an intergovernmental body based in Paris, sets global standards for fighting illicit finance. He...

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Show-Cause Issued to Daniyal in contempt of court case

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court issued on Monday a show-cause notice to Federal Privatisation Minister Daniyal Aziz in the contempt of court case against him. A three-member bench headed by Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed conducted today's proceedings. On Feb 2, the apex court had issued Aziz a contempt of court notice over his controversial speeches and statements made during various TV talk...

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Two Afghan based terrorists killed by security forces: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: According to Army Media wing Inter Service Public Relation, the security forces have foiled terrorism plot by Afghan based terrorists. In a statement read out by ISPR, terrorists were traced down by intelligence agencies and were subsequently killed in a military operation as they tried to escape. ISPR informed, that two terrorists belonged to Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan as they entered...

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Contempt Case: SC gives Tallal Chaudry counsel a week to ‘prepare case’

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan has given Tallal Chaudry's counsel Kamran Murtaza, a week time to come up with complete preparation in contempt case against State Minister of Interior affairs Tallal Chaudhry. In previous hearing, Pakistan Muslim League(Nawaz) stalwart Tallal Chaudhry sought time for legal representation, as he requested deceased human rights activist Asma Jahangir to be his counsel; however...

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Khawaja Asif to leave for official visit to Russia today: FO

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister of Pakistan Khawaja Asif will leave for official visit to Russia today, Foreign Office spokesman informed media. The visit consists of three days, as the foreign minister would return back to Pakistan on 22 February, FO added. The Foreign Minister has been invited by his counter-part  Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov. Both duo would discuss matters pertaining...

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Valima Reception of newly married couple Imran- Bushra soon: PTI spokesman

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan and his newlywed wife Bushra Riaz Watto, who tied their knots last night a would also hold Valima reception, PTI spokesman shared with media. According to the spokesman the Valima reception would be held in few days, as few people will be invited; adding that the Valima reception is a sunnat(practice) of Holy Prophet...

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Wajid Zia summoned with original JIT report in Avenfiled graft case on 22 February

ISLAMABAD: Accountability Court has summoned ex head of Joint Investigation Team Wajid Zia which probed the revelations about the off-shore companies made by Panama leaks  as per the orders of Supreme Court in AvenField reference against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, family; newsone reported. He has been summoned for 22 February proceedings, sources added. It is learnt National Accountability Bureau...

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Third time’s the charm? Imran Khan weds Bushra Maneka

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has confirmed party chairman Imran Khan’s third marriage with Bushra Maneka. The party issued pictures of Imran's nikah with Bushra Maneka, in which close relatives of Bushra Bibi are seen. Imran’s political secretary Awn Chaudhry is also witnessed in the images. Imran's friend Zulfi Bukhari and Awn Chaudhry confirmed that the nikah was solemnised by Mufti...

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“Thank you for an overwhelming welcome of ousted PM”, Nawaz taunts in Sheikhupura

SHEIKHUPURA: Former prime minister and president of the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) Nawaz Sharif has arrived at the Company Bagh for a party rally. Sheikhupura has surpassed all previous attendance records, I am proud of you all, said Nawaz Sharif. Taunting the courts disqualification verdict Nawaz said, You have welcomed a disqualified man today with open arms, "Do you think...

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Maryam Nawaz to be adorned with a Gold crown in Sheikhupura

Sheikhupura: Ousted Nawaz led PML-N is ready to hold a power show in Sheikhupura today. PMLN-Workers have especially crafted a gold crown in honor of their queen and PML-N's next imminent leader Maryam Nawaz Sharif. PML-N workers are looking to crown Maryam during the procession.

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