Pakistan

Kishanganga dam: World Bank pledges to settle water dispute between India-Pakistan amicably

ISLAMABAD: The World Bank has said that it would continue to work with Pakistan and India to resolve all issues relating to Indus Waters Treaty including Kishenganga hydroelectric project in an amicable manner and in line with the treaty provisions. Senior World Bank officials met on May 21-22 with a delegation from Pakistan to discuss issues regarding treaty, a statement...

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Federal Cabinet gives approval to table FATA Reforms Bill in NA

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet on Thursday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi approved placement of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) Reforms Bill in the National Assembly. The cabinet approved an agreement between the governments of Pakistan and Russia on settlement of mutual financial claims and the obligations on operations of the former USSR. The cabinet gave approval...

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Karachi likely to experience fresh spell of heat wave over next few days

Karachi: Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has warned citizens to brace themselves for temperatures as mercury to remain between 40°C to 43°C during next five to six days. According to PMD temperature in Karachi is expected to reach 43° Celsius on Saturday. Three years ago, Karachi experienced the deadliest heatwave Pakistan had seen in over 50 years. Read More: NAWABSHAH MIGHT SET HOTTEST...

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Traitor allegations: Bilawal comes for Nawaz’s defence

LARKANA: Pakistan peoples party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said on Thursday that three times prime minister Nawaz Sharif has given  irresponsible statement on Mumbai attacks but he cannot associate him traitor with one statement. "I am a political opponent of Nawaz Sharif, cannot consider him traitor with one statement," said Bilawal while talking to media in Naudero house Larkana....

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Security forces foil major terror attempt at FC center in Quetta

QUETTA: Law enforcement agencies (LEAs) on Thursday have foiled major terrorist attack at Frontier Corps Madadgar center near Chaman housing scheme in Quetta, ISPR reported. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), five terrorist tried to the centre with a explosive laden vehicle, but the immediate action from security forces have killed all the militants and cleared the compound. "All Suicide bombers apparently...

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Martyred Colonel Sohail Abid laid to rest with full military honours: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: The funeral prayers of Colonel Sohail Abid of Military Intelligence, who embraced martyrdom on Wednesday during an operation near Killi Almas, Balochistan, was held in Rawalpindi on Thursday, and he was laid to rest at Bobari near Bara Kahu with full military honours, ISPR reported. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa...

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US ensured to initiate probe against Col Joesph: FO

ISLAMABAD:  On Thursday, the foreign office spokesperson Dr Mohamamd Faisal said that the United States government has assured  a probe against its Defence and Air Attaché Colonel Emanuel Joseph, who is accused of killing a young man after running a red light in the federal capital. During the weekly presser, Dr Faisal said Joseph fled back to the US as he has...

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PMLN workers urge Shehbaz to convince Nawaz to bring moderation in narrative before GE 2018

LAHORE: Chief Minister of Punjab Shehbaz Sharif presided his maiden parliamentary meeting  of Pakistan Muslim League(Nawaz), after he was elected as the president, following Nawaz's dismissal by the Supreme Court. During the meeting, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi briefly attended the meeting, as PML(N) senior leaders expressed concerns over Nawaz recent statement on Mumbai Attacks. Sources also added that the...

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Three killed, eight others injured in a suicide attack at Nowshera near CM Khattak hometown

NOWSHERA: At least three people were killed and nine others injured in a suicide attack on a security forces convoy on Thursday in Nowshera’s Kachehri Chowk area, confirmed a senior police official. Three security personnel were among the injured. District Police Officer Nadeem Bukhari, confirmed the casualty count. Twelve injured have been shifted to Combined Military Hospital, Nowshera while two have been taken to District Headquarters...

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First Public Appearance after Narowal incident: Ahsan Iqbal attends CTD passing out parade

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal attended his first ceremony amid standing ovation honored for him, after getting recovered from the wounds he sustained in assassination attempt. Addressing to the Counter Terrorism Department(CTD) ceremony here, the minsiter stated that he takes pride over the law enforcement agencies for fighting against the menace of terrorism. Ahsan who survived an act...

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ECP clears over reports barring foreign observers to observe upcoming General Elections 2018

ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan has cleared today, after a social media outrage over the reports which claimed that the ECP had barred the foreign observers which includes journalists from different nations, bodies to observe the upcoming General Elections, 2018. The aforementioned misreports brought speculations, theories of rigged elections from the trolls on Facebook and Twitter, even from different political...

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Balochistan Operation: Colonel Sohail Abid funeral prayer offered at his home town

Funeral prayer of the slain military officer Colonel Sohail Abid, who headed an operation against Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) high value target in Balochistan yesterday, has been offered at his home town Vehari. His body was transported to his home town today. On Wednesday, security forces killed a high-value target of banned terror outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), along with two other terrorists, involved in the...

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LHC dismisses petition challenging Nawaz’s statement about Mumbai Attacks

LAHORE: Lahore High Court today dismissed the treason petition filed against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif over his controversial remarks about Mumbai Attacks. The petitioner pleaded the court to invoke article 6 of the constitution against Pakistan Muslim League(Nawaz) supreme leader Nawaz for allegedly taking Indian line over the Mumbai Attacks. However, the court ruled out against the petitioner stating...

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Intelligence based operation kills LEJ high value target, two suicide bombers in Balochistan operation: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: On Wednesday, security forces killed a high-value target of banned terror outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), along with two other terrorists, involved in the killings of more than 100 innocent people of Hazara community and police personnel, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement. "Security Forces conducted an IBO [intelligence-based operation] in Killi Almas, Balochistan on pointation from apprehended HVT...

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PML-N to face terrible consequences if confrontations continue: Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Disgruntled member of the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan on Thursday has said country as well as party will have to go through from dire consequences if war of words continues against institutions, Newsone reported. “It is a matter of concern that the Khatam-e-Nabuwwat issue surfaced during our government and now we are being accused...

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Power supply restored in KP, Punjab after major breakdown

ISLAMABAD: Power supply has been partially restored in different parts of Punjab, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province after major breakdown happened due to technical fault at Tarbela Power Plant, said power division spokesperson. Earlier the sudden blackout due to technical difficulties affected Lahore, Multan, Bahawalpur along with other cities in Punjab. The breakdown also affected several cities in KP as well, including Peshawar,...

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Ramazan moon sighted in Pakistan, holy month to begin from Thursday

KARACHI: The Islamic holy month of Ramazan will commence in Pakistan from Thursday, Chairman of the Central Ruet-i-Hilal Committee Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman announced. Mufti Muneeb said evidences of moon-sighting were reported from various areas of the country, confirming the commencement of the month of fasting. Muslims all over the world fast during the days of this holy month, and make special...

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