Pakistan

100 new coaches to be brought in a month’s time: Sheikh Rasheed

LAHORE: Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed on Saturday said that he will try and add 100 new coaches to the railway structure in a month’s time. Addressing the media, the railways minister said, “We will introduce 100 new coaches in a month and in the first 50 days of our government there has been an increase of Rs1 billion in railways’...

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National Assembly speaker issues production order for Shehbaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser on Wednesday issued production orders for Shehbaz Sharif and has summoned lower house session on October 17 at 11 am to discuss the arrest of leader of the house Shehbaz Sharif. According to the press release, Speaker Asad Qaiser has summoned the National Assembly Session in exercise of powers conferred by clause (3) of...

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Shehbaz Sharif arrest: PMLN lawmakers protested outside Punjab Assembly

LAHORE: On Wednesday, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz MPAs protested outside the Punjab Assembly against its failure to call a session over party president Shehbaz Sharif's arrest. The PML-N lawmakers also attempted to enter the Punjab Assembly premises by climbing walls. The main gate of the provincial assembly was blocked off with barbed wires and contingents of police were deployed following the...

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PM Imran Khan announces ‘Naya Pakistan Housing Authority Program’

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, prime minister of Pakistan Imran Khan inaugurated 5 million house project, Newsone reported. Furthermore, Imran Khan announced to form 'Naya Pakistan Housing Authority' to over look government plan to form 5 million homes. In a press conference here at Islamabad, the premier further said that a task force will be created to see the required thing needed...

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Stock Exchange declining since Nawaz’s ouster, claims Khursheed Shah

Sukkur: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Khursheed Shah on Wednesday said the Stock Market continues to suffer since the departure of the former premier Nawaz Sharif. He said that during an address in a ceremony at Sukkur “The stock market continue to collapse since Nawaz’s ouster.” “People becoming bankrupt and there has been a loss of billions,” he said. “Economy...

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Action to be taken against officers found harassing couples:Police chief

KARACHI: On Wednesday, Karachi Police Chief Dr Amir Sheikh announced for taking strict action against officers who harass young couples and ask them for marriage certificates. In a letter written to the deputy inspector-generals (DIGs) of the three zones in Karachi, Dr Sheikh called for immediate action against such police officers. According to media reports, the letter further warned that...

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Usman Dar appointed PM’s Youth Programme chairman

LAHORE: On Wednesday Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Usman Dar was appointed the chairman of Prime Minister's Youth Programme. The notification has been issued in this regard as Prime Minister Imran Khan gave the go-ahead for Dar’s appointment as chairman of the programme. Speaking about Dar's appointment, PM Imran said that he is the "most suited" for the post. Moreover, Dar pledged...

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Contempt Case: Faisal Raza Abidi arrested

ISLAMABAD: Veteran political activist and fire brand Faisal Raza Abidi has been arrested on Wednesday, as he appeared before the Supreme Court of Pakistan pertaining to 'Contempt of Court' case. Abidi was arrested by Islamabad police outside the SC premises, Newsone reported. Late last month, Pakistan People’s Party led Sindh government granted approval to the Islamabad police to apprehend PPP...

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Money Laundering Case: Anwar Majeed house raided in Karachi

KARACHI: On Tuesday night, Law enforcement agencies (LEA)t raided the offices of Omni Group Chairman Anwar Majeed in the metropolis. Majeed, a close aide of ex- president Asif Ali Zardari, and his son  Abdul Ghani were arrested on charges money laundering through fake bank accounts, in August. According to sources, a team investigating the money laundering charges against Majeed raided...

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Millions found in fake bank account of woman in Karachi

KARACHI: On Wednesday, another case of a mysterious bank deposit emerged as millions were discovered in the account of a woman employed in the public sector. According to reports, Sarwat Zehra, a resident of Karachi’s Korangi area and employee of the health department, found that millions were deposited in her bank account when the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) issued...

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Lieutenant General Asim Munir appointed DG ISI: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: On Wednesday, the Pakistan Army’s media wing Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR) announced that Lieutenant General Asim Munir has been appointed the new director general of the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI). Following the retirement of former DG ISI, on October 1 Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar, the post for top spy agency remained vacant. Further to mention, that newly appointed...

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PM Imran Khan to inaugurate 5 million housing project today

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, Prime Minister Imran Khan will inaugurate the 5 million housing project today The PM Imran will inaugurate the project named "Apna Ghar Authority” at 5pm at the PM House, according to sources.. Registration for the houses is also expected to begin today, sources added. However, they said that registration for the houses does not entail allotment and...

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Nasir Durrani resigns as chief of Police Reforms Commission

ISLAMABAD: Former Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police chief and Police Reforms Commission Chairperson Nasir Durrani on Tuesday has reportedly resigned from his post, Newsone reported. His resignation comes in reaction to over the transfer of Punjab IGP Tahir Khan. However, there are also reports that he has resigned over health problems. The Establishment Division, earlier today had issued a notification to appoint...

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At UN, Pakistan calls for ‘concrete’ global action to end oppression on Kashmiri’s

UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan has called on the international community to take "concrete and meaningful" action to alleviate the suffering of Kashmiri people under Indian occupation people, while stressing the need for a peaceful settlement of the Kashmir dispute. "As a party to the Kashmir dispute, this is the UN’s long-standing obligation," Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi, permanent representative of Pakistan to the...

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ECP suspends government decision to replace Tahir Khan with Amjad Saleemi as police chief

ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday, the Election Commission of Pakistan suspended the federal government's decision to replace Punjab police chief Tahir Khan with Amjad Javed Saleemi. The Establishment Division, earlier today had issued a notification to appoint Amjad Saleemi as the Punjab Inspector General of Police (IGP). The announcement came after one month and two days of Khan's appointment as the province's...

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Former IG Punjab Mushtaq Sukhera indicted in model town massacre case

LAHORE: On Tuesday, an anti-terrorism court indicted former Inspector General (IG) Punjab Mushtaq Sukhera in the Model Town incident case. Mushtaq Sukhera appeared before the ATC in Lahore as it heard the case today. Sukhera denied the charges, however, the ATC indicted him however Sukhera did not plead guilty. Summoning the witnesses to record their statements, the court adjourned the...

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SC issues notice to then-CM Nawaz Sharif in 1985 Pakpattan shrine land case

ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday, the Supreme Court of Pakistan issued a notice to then chief minister of Punjab Nawaz Sharif in a suo motu case pertaining to illegal construction of shops on Pakpattan shrine's land in 1985. Headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar headed by a three member bench, heard the suo motu case. Additional advocate general...

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