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Kulbhushan Case: India fails to put forth credible evidence in support of Jadhav

ISLAMABAD: The legal teams of Pakistan and India have concluded their arguments at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the case pertaining to Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav. The four-day hearing of the case at the United Nations court in The Hague opened on Monday and concluded Thursday with the verdict expected to be delivered in the summer this year. India's legal...

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Murad Saeed inaugurates E-commerce service at Pakistan post

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Post has started e-commerce service to facilitate business organizations in the country. The service was inaugurated by Minister for Postal Services Murad Saeed in a ceremony in Islamabad today (Saturday). Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said that 120 institutions have been connected to this service and it will play a vital role of platform of E-commerce business....

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Multinational AMAN 19 Naval exercises continue on second day

Karachi: Various activities of Multinational Maritime Exercise continue on the 2nd day. During the proceedings of the day, Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi was called on by Lt General Edzai Absalom Tafadzwa Chanyuka Chimonyo Commander Zimbabwe National Army, Vice Admiral Alexandru Mirsu Ph.D. Chief of Romanian Naval Forces, Lt General Afgan Taghiyev Veli Chief of Coast...

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Asghar Khan Case: Fawad Chaudhry welcomes SC’s bench constitution

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry said on Saturday that constitution of Supreme Court bench on Asghar Khan case was a good omen. In a tweet, he said that Prime Minister Imran Khan has already directed the Federal Investigation Agency for implementation of the Supreme Court directives on Asghar Khan case. The minister said that the Asghar...

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KP government removes IG KP Salahuddin Mehsud, Chief Secretary

ISLAMABAD: On Saturday, the government removed Salahuddin Mehsud as Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Inspector General of Police and Naveed Kamran Baloch as chief secretary. As per a notification issued by the Establishment Division, Grade 21 officer Muhammad Salim has been appointed as the new chief secretary while Baloch has been directed to report to the Establishment Divsion. On the other hand,...

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Naqeebullah Mehsud Murder Case: Suspects to be indicted on February 19th

KARACHI: All main accused in Naqeebullah Mehsud murder case will be indicted on February 19th, according to media reports. Today the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) was informed by the investigating officer that one of the key witness is gone missing from several days. Investigating officer, Dr Rizwan stated in his report that the suspects had been clever, ruthless, powerful and influential...

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PMLN Kamran Michael served five-day transition remand on NAB’s request

LAHORE: On Saturday, an accountability court granted the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) five-day transit remand of Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) leader Kamran Michael. PMLN leader, Michael, who was arrested a day earlier by NAB for misusing his authority as a federal minister, will be shifted to Karachi for further investigations. Kamran Michael has been serving in the Senate on a...

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PM Imran likens NRO-grant with treason

BALLOKI: In a speech against political opponents, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday said giving NRO (National Reconciliation Ordinance) to anyone will be equivalent to treason. The PM,  while addressing a ceremony of the launch of the spring tree plantation campaign in Balloki, the r once again refuted reports regarding giving NRO and asserted, “No will get an NRO.” “Those who are speculating...

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CM Sindh orders judicial inquiry into Irshad Ranjhani’s murder

KARACHI: Chief Minister of Sindh (CM) Syed Murad Ali Shah on Saturday ordered a judicial inquiry into the brutal murder of Irshad Ranjhani. According to details, the chief minister has directed the police officials to asses all factors involved in the murder of Irshad Ranjhani. He ordered the Sindh chief secretary to file a plea in Sindh High Court, requesting...

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Interior Ministry dismisses Nawaz, Maryam’s plea seeking removal of names from ECL

ISLAMABAD: On Saturday, the Interior Ministry  has rejected former premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law’s request seeking removal of his names from the Exit Control List (ECL). Nawaz, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd) Safdar, in last year October had separately written letters to the interior ministry seeking removal of their names from the ECL. The Ministry...

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PM Imran launches ‘Plant for Pakistan’

NAKANA: On Saturday,  Prime Minister Imran Khan  launched the "10 Billion Tree Plantation Drive" in Balloki, Nankana Sahib. The premier planted a sapling at the Forest Reserve in Balloki to mark the "Plant for Pakistan" drive. Pointing out that there used to be thick forests in Chicawatni, Mianwali and Changa Manga, PM Imran urged, "Forests should be fully protected." Earlier...

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Chicken thief who stole 15 hens in jail but who stole Rs1,500bn is heading PAC: Info Minister

ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry regretted on Friday that he recently came across a news that a chicken thief who stole 15 hens is in jail but a thief who stole Rs1,500bn is the PAC chairman. In a subtle reference to opposition leader in the National Assembly, Shehbaz Sharif, the minister lambasted the justice system which treats people with different...

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Fake accounts case: NAB submits progress report in SC

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Friday submitted its first progress report to the Apex Court on the ongoing investigation in the fake bank accounts case. According to the report prepared by NAB Rawalpindi, four more investigation teams were created to probe the money laundering case. Director General NAB Rawalpindi, Irfan Mangi, will head the newly formed probe teams....

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LNG Case: Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will not appear before the court today

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader and former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi had been summoned to appear before the National Accountability Bureau on Friday in an ongoing probe pertaining to the liquefied natural gas (LNG) contract case. Sources are reporting that the ex-Prime Minister of Pakistan is currently not in the country and has asked for pardon from the court...

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Table grievances in bilateral talks, UK agreed to send fact finding missions to IoK: FM Qureshi

MANCHESTER: The Kashmir issue has been "highlighted globally under [Prime Minister] Imran Khan's leadership", Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said Thursday. “Pakistan is playing a crucial role in Afghanistan peace process. We have helped the neighbouring country in the past and will do so in the future as well,” Mehmood Qureshi said while talking to media persons in Manchester, England....

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PM Imran to visit Dubai on Sunday

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan is set to visit Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) on February 10, the Foreign Office confirmed on Thursday. PM Khan is visiting the Gulf state on the invitation of his counterpart Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum to attend the 7th World Government Summit. During the visit, the prime minister will highlight his vision for Pakistan,...

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FM Qureshi lambastes Afghan President Ashraf Ghani over “Gross Interference”

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi rejected a tweet shared by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani earlier in the day, regarding alleged violence against protesters in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Balochistan provinces, Taking to Twitter, Qureshi said: "We reject the tweet by President Ashraf Ghani. Such irresponsible statements are only gross interference. Afghan leadership needs to focus on...

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