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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Chairman NAB excuses himself from appearing before parliamentary committee

ISLAMABAD: Chairman National Accountability Bureau(NAB) Justice(R) Javed Iqbal has excused himself today from appearing before the Parliamentary committee, which had summoned him over the allegations  made by anti- graft body against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif for laundering money worth billion of Dollars to India. According to sources, the Chairman could not appear before the committee as the former has...

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Will reveal more ‘characters’ involved behind orchestrating 2014 sit-in of PTI, PAT: Nawaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, today, while speaking to media corespondents stated that when the time comes,  he will reveal the character names, who were involved, and orchestrated the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's sit-in, in 2014. He said this before appearing in the Accountability Court, pertaining to the corruption references filed against him and his family. “Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri...

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Nawaz, Maryam and Safdar to record statements in Avenfield reference on Friday

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, the Accountability Court judge Mohammad Bashir ruled that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and her husband Captain(R) Safdar will record statements on Friday in Avenfield reference, which deals with London's flats of Sharifs own allegedly by money laundering. Accountability Court-I Judge Mohammad Bashir observed that the accused will be given a questionnaire today with regards...

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‘Palestine Solidarity Day’ to be observed on Friday across Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will observe May 18 (Friday) as “Yaum-e-Yakjehti-e-Palestine” (Palestine Solidarity Day) on the directives of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbas, said statement issued by PM's office. Yaum-e-Yakjehti-e-Palestine aims at demonstrating complete solidarity with the Palestinian brethren. On this day, special prayers will be offered for the Palestinian people, affected by severe atrocities and barbarism. Palestinians were gathering Tuesday for...

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NA committee summons NAB chairman over ‘money laundering’ charges against Nawaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD: National Assembly's standing committee for Law and Justice summoned the NAB chief Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal in the money laundering interrogation against Nawaz Sharif, Newsone reported on Tuesday. According to details, the session of standing committee for law and justice will take place at 2.00 pm tomorrow. The committee also ordered the NAB chief to be accompanied by officers...

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DawnLeaks 2.0: PPP seeks explanation from Nawaz Sharif

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples' Party (PPPP) in its consultative session on Tuesday presided over by Bilawal Bhutto and Asif Ali Zardari  has decided to seek explanation from ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif and PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi over Mumbai attacks statement, NewsOne reported. The meeting has demanded PM Abbasi to take parliament into confidence and clarify his statement in National Assembly. The...

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First Ramzan expected on Thursday: Met Dept

ISLAMABAD: Meteorological Department forecast slight chance of sighting the new moon of Ramazan, 1439 AH on the evening of May 16 i.e. on 29th of Shaban, 1439 AH. Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee will meet in Karachi tomorrow evening for sighting the moon of Ramadan. Mufti Munib-ur-Rehman would chair meeting of the Committee. Provincial and District Ruet-e-Hilal Committees would also meet in...

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Action initiated against Civil Aviation officer for giving security clearance to Cyril Almeida

ISLAMABAD: According to Newsone, the Civil Aviation Division has initiated action against its officer for giving a special protocol to the journalist Cyril Almeida belonging from a English news outlet, who went to Multan political gathering to take special interview of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, which later created a political havoc in Pakistan's politics. The details shared by Newsone...

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Wajid Zia completes recording statement in Al Azizia reference

ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday, the prosecution's star witness in the Al Azizia reference against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Wajid Zia, completed recording his statement in the accountability court . Zia, a Federal Investigation Agency additional director, headed the Panama case Joint Investigation Team (JIT) that probed the Sharif family's assets last year. Nawaz appeared in the court of Accountability Court-I Judge...

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Shehbaz shares PMLN ticket form, seeks trust declaration on Sharif brothers

LAHORE: Today, Chief Minister of Punjab Shehbaz Sharif via Twitter shared a ticket form of Pakistan Muslim League(Nawaz) for the upcoming General Elections. The ticket form asks the ticket holders to declare trust on former prime minister Nawaz Sharif who is also a supreme leader of PML(N) along with showing trust on his younger brother Shehbaz Sharif, the president of...

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Pervez Rasheed wronged in Dawn Leaks Investigations: Maryam Nawaz

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Maryam Nawaz on Tuesday revealed that the Dawn leaks news pertaining to National Security Committee (NSC) was correct. In a conversation with the media outside accountability court, Maryam Nawaz said that former Information Minister Pervez Rashid paid the price of Dawn leaks and was wronged. Earlier Nawaz Sharif had given the same remarks, confirming that...

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12 May violence Case: Mayor Waseem Akhtar indicted by ATC

KARACHI: On Tuesday, Karachi's Mayor Waseem Akhtar has been indicted by the Anti-Terrorism Court on Tuesday pertaining to the 12th May, 2007 Karachi violence. However, he was not indicted in other cases related to 12th May owing to the absence of legal counsel. Talking to the press, Muttahida Qaumi Movement(Pakistan) stalwart said he is not running anywhere, and the case...

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Nawaz statement on Mumbai Attacks was meant to drag Pakistan into black list of FATF: Shah Mehmood Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader and former foreign minister of Pakistan Shah Mehmood Qureshi, while addressing today at National Assembly said that Nawaz Sharif recent statement about the role of non-state actors using Pakistan's soil in Mumbai Attacks was an attempt to drag Pakistan from grey list to black list by Financial Action Task Force, to be held in June. “Nawaz...

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Pakistan condemns Israeli assault, terror against innocent Palestenians

ISLAMABAD: National Assembly of Pakistan on Tuesday, has condemned the latest atrocities against innocent Palestenians by the hands of Israeli regime. The resolution against Israel by the Pakistan's Parliament, seeks world community to take notice over the assault carried out by Israeli forces against Palestenians protesting over the United States move, shifting its embassy to Jerusalem, recognizing it as an...

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Nawaz statement on ‘Non State Actors’: PM Abbasi says no one has the right to distribute ‘treason certificate”

ISLAMABAD: Incumbent Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Ababsi said that no one has the right to distribute 'treason certificate', a reference to the ongoing political havoc following Nawaz Sharif interview given to a news outlet. Addressing at the floor of National Assembly today, the Pakistan Muslim League(Nawaz) stalwart reiterated that the Indian Media misreported Nawaz's statement on the Mumbai attacks. He...

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Nawaz Sharif: Dawn Leaks were a fact, we talked about putting our house in order

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has rejected Monday’s statement of the National Security Council (NSC) which had condemned the former premier’s controversial remarks on the 2008 Mumbai attacks. The NSC, which met under the chair of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, had termed Nawaz's statement "incorrect and misleading". "The participants [of the NSC] observed that it was very unfortunate...

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