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SC announces verdict in Judge Arshad Malik video scandal case; stated can’t interfere into sub judice matter

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Friday issued its detailed 25-page verdict on petitions in the video case of judge Arshad Malik. The verdict categorically stated that it was not an appropriate stage for the Supreme Court to interfere in the matter of the relevant video and its effects, particularly when the video may have relevance to a criminal appeal presently...

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India’s illegal move regarding IoK will destroy regional peace: PM Khan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday termed India’s move to revoke Article 370 illegal and one which would destroy regional peace and security. The prime minister made this statement while speaking with his Malaysian counterpart Mahathir bin Mohamad on the situation in occupied Kashmir. During their conversation, Prime Minister Imran Khan dubbed changing the status of occupied Kashmir as...

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NA Secretariat issues production orders for Zardari, Abbasi, Saad Rafique

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Secretariat issued the production orders on Monday for former president Asif Zardari, and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Saad Rafique. The production orders were issued for the leaders who are facing inquiries, in order to allow them to attend the National Assembly session. The copy of the production order has been forwarded...

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Pakistan condemns Indian decision to terminate special status of IoK

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Monday slammed the Indian rush through a presidential decree to terminate Article 370 of the Constitution which grants special status to Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK), as tensions build up in the disputed valley with unprecedented numbers of Indian troops deployed in the region. Indian Home Minister Amit Shah introduced a resolution to scarp Article 370 in Rajya...

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PM Khan urges Pakistani youth to plant trees

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday kick-started plantation drive by planting a tree here at the federal capital and urged Pakistani youth to plant at least two trees on August 18. Addressing the inauguration ceremony, PM said the government planted one billion trees in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) within five years and the international organisations are accredited of Pakistan's exemplary...

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FM Qureshi urges OIC chief to take notice of Indian atrocities in IoK

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Sunday asked the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to take immediate notice of a renewed spate of Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir. In a telephonic conversation with OIC Secretary-General Dr Yousuf Ahmed Al-Othaimeen, the foreign minister condemned the use of brute force by India on unarmed Kashmiri civilians and said India was violating...

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This is the time for Trump to mediate on Kashmir issue: PM Khan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday said this was the correct time for US President Donald Trump to mediate on the Kashmir issue, as India renewed its atrocities in the occupied valley with use of cluster bombs. Condemning the attack by the Indian army along the Line of Control (LoC), PM Khan urged the United Nations Security Council (UNSC)...

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Civil, military leadership discuss security post Indian cluster munitions attack on civilians across LoC

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday summoned a meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC) in the wake of the Indian army's use of cluster ammunition to target the civilian population in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) across the Line of Control (LoC) in violation of the Geneva Convention and international law. NSC, during the meeting, vowed to respond...

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‘Clean Karachi’ drive starts from today

KARACHI: The federal government-backed campaign to clean Karachi commenced in parts of the metropolis from Monday, with the first target to de-silt all storm-water drains before Eid-ul-Azha. Speaking to media, Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Haider Zaidi said the campaign will work in two phases. “In the first phase, 32 nullahs will be cleaned in Karachi, while garbage from all...

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Pakistan condemns blatant use of cluster bomb by Indian forces at LOC

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Saturday strongly condemned the blatant use of cluster ammunition by Indian security forces targeting the innocent civilians along the Line of Control (LoC). “This is a clear violation of the Geneva Convention & International Laws,” Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said on Twitter. He said India in its war frenzy was not only sabotaging regional peace but...

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PM Imran to address nation on August 18

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will, on August 18, discuss the government's performance with the nation in a televised address. The Prime Minister's Office has called for all ministries and divisions to share their five key achievements from the past one year. According to the PM Office, Prime Minister Imran will review the performance of each individual ministry and assess...

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Indian army using cluster bombs against civilian population in LoC: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: The Inter-Services Public Relations on Saturday said the Indian army has been using cluster bombs to target civilians along the Line of Control (LoC). “Indian Army uses cluster ammunition along LoC deliberately targeting Civilian population. This is a violation of the Geneva Convention and international humanitarian law,” the military’s media wing said in a statement. “Indian Army on night...

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Moon sighted: Eid-ul Azha to be celebrated on Monday 12th August

Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee chairman Mufti Muneebur Rehman announced that the moon has sighted and the first day of Eidul Azha will be celebrated across Pakistan on August 12 (Monday), 2019. “We have reached a consensus that the moon for Zilhaj has sighted, and Eidul Azha will now be celebrated across the country on September 13,” said the chairman of Ruet-e-Hilal...

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Ali Zaidi claims to clean Karachi before 14th August

ISLAMABAD: The minister for Maritime Affairs, Ali Haider Zaidi Friday said that Pakistan’ most populous city Karachi where country generating huge revenue was badly ignored by the Pakistan Peoples’ Party government. However, the minister assured that before the August 14 cleanliness drive in Karachi would be completed with the joint efforts of its citizens. Talking to a news channel, he urged that all segment...

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DG ISPR dismisses Hasil Bizenjo allegation against ISI as”unfounded”

RAWALPINDI: Director-General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor on Friday dismissed Senator Mir Hasil Bizenjo’s allegations implicating the head of a national premier institution as “unfounded”. In a post on Twitter the DG ISPR said, “Remarks by Senator Mir Hasil Bizenjo implicating head of national premier institution are unfounded. The tendency to bring entire democratic process into...

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Political leaders react to Sanjrani, Mandviwala surviving no-confidence resolutions

ISLAMABAD: As soon as the Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani and the Deputy Chairman Saleem Mandviwalla on Thursday survived opposition's no-confidence resolutions against them, reactions from political leaders starting to surface to the surprising victory in the historical voting. Shaikh Rasheed, Railways Minister "Opposition was exposed today. They, with the "Abbu Bachao" movement, tried to get the resignation of the Prime...

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Govt thrashes opposition as no-confidence motion against Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani failed

By: Syed Tazmeen Javed ISLAMABAD- (Web Desk): Senate Chairman-- Sadiq Sanjrani who was backed by the ruling Pakistan Tehreek Insaf (PT) survived his chairmanship as the opposition could only grab fifty votes falling short of four votes in a historic and first time ever polls conducted in a bid to oust the incumbent head of the upper house on Thursday....

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