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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SC questions Sindh govt measures for Tharparker region

KARACHI: The Supreme Court of Pakistan, on Tuesday expressed, its displeasure over the situation in drought-stricken Tharparker and questioned the Pakistan Peoples Party-led government over measures taken to reduce the situation. The top court also summoned the top officials of the province to brief the court regarding the possible solutions. The chief secretary, advocate general, secretary finance and other senior...

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PM has no authority to get 50 people arrested, says Nawaz

ISLAMABAD: Disqualified former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday objected to an earlier statement by the current Prime Minister Imran Khan, who had said in a press conference that if it were upto him he would get almost 50 people arrested on a moments notice for corruption. In an informal conversation with journalists in Islamabad, Nawaz said: "The prime minister...

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Iqama matter: ECP ready to inquire against Faryal Talpur, Anwar Siyal

KARACHI:  The Election Commission of Pakistan, on Tuesday apprised the Sindh High Court (SHC) that it is ready to inquire against Pakistan Peoples Party leaders Faryal Talpur and Sohail Anwar Siyal. The ECP submitted its reply as the SHC heard petitions seeking disqualifications of Talpur, Siyal and Manzoor Wassan among others for holding Iqamas (work permits) of certain countries and...

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MQMP leader Amir Khan identified by Rangers official in sheltering terrorists case

KARACHI: On Tuesday, one witness identified Muttahida Qaumi Movement (Pakistan ) leader Amir Khan in a case pertaining to providing shelter to alleged terrorists at MQM headquarters Nine Zero. MQM-P leaders and all three acucused Amir Khan, Minhaj Qazi and Raees Mama appeared before an anti-terrorism court in Karachi as it heard the case. Deputy Superintendent (DS) Rangers Riaz—- a...

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Abid Sher Ali’s mother passes away

FAISALABAD: On Monday night, Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) leader and former minister of state for power Abid Sher Ali’s mother passed away,  According to family sources, her death occurred to cardiac arrest. Zehra Begum was the wife of former mayor of Faisalabad and senior PML-N leader Chaudhry Sher Ali. Sher Ali’s mother was also the first cousin of former prime...

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One sustain injuries as passenger boarding clip collapses at Islamabad airport

Islamabad: On Tuesday, the passenger boarding bridge of Islamabad International Airport collapsed on Tuesday, one person injured during the process. A plane of foreign airline was parked their while the incident happened but fortunately it did not received any damage. The causes of the collapse are yet to be determined. The long awaited Y-shape new Islamabad International Airport started its...

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Government decides to approach IMF immediately, says Asad Umar

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Asad Umar has announced that federal government has decided to approach International Monetary Fund to deal with the rampant financial crisis, according to Finance Minister Asad Umar, Newsone reported on Monday. Asad Umar in a video message revealed that Prime Minister Imran Khan had given the go-ahead to open talks with the Fund for a bailout programme...

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Pakistan successfully Tests Ghauri Missile

Pakistan on Monday successfully conducted Training Launch of Ghauri Missile System. The launch was conducted by Army Strategic Forces Command and was aimed at testing the operational and technical readiness of Army Strategic Forces Command, ISPR reported. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Ghauri Ballistic Missile can carry both conventional and nuclear warheads up to a distance of 1300 kms....

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Shehbaz Sharif’s son summoned in Assets beyond means case on Wednesday

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau has summoned Salman Shehbaz, son of former chief minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif in assets beyond means case. According to details, Salman has been asked to appear before NAB on October 10 in a case pertaining to accumulation of assets more than known sources of income. Last week the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) arrested former chief...

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PM Imran launches Clean and Green Pakistan campaign; urges religious scholars to become part of drive

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday launched an ambitious five-year long “Clean and Green Pakistan” campaign aimed at beautifying the country and for a better future of coming generations. Addressing the launch of the campaign here at the PM Office, PM Imran made an appeal to the media, religious scholars, social workers, to become part of the campaign. He...

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Policeman shot dead in Karachi

KARACHI: A policeman was shot dead in the city’s New Karachi area on Monday. Police officials confirmed that the man killed during a firing incident in New Karachi was a policeman. The policeman was accompanying his father to withdraw his pension money when he was shot, officials said. "He died on the spot," they added. According to sources, the police...

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COAS meets Turkish ambassador, regional security matters discussed

RAWALPINDI: Turkish Ambassador to Pakistan Ihsan Mustafa Yurdakul called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday to discuss matters pertaining to regional security. The Turkish envoy met the army chief at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi, the military’s media wing, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), said. During the meeting matters of mutual interest, including regional...

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DPO Pakpattan case: SC accepts written apologies from CM Punjab, former IGP

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court resumed hearing a case pertaining to forceful transfer of former Pakpattan District Police Officer (DPO) Rizwan Gondal on Monday. A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard a suo motu notice of the former DPO's transfer following an alleged altercation with Khawar Maneka — the former...

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Nawaz, Abbasi’s high treason cases adjourned, Nawaz chairs PMLN’s CEC meeting

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Monday adjourned the hearing of a high treason case against former prime ministers of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi of PML(N) till October 22. The former premiers appeared before a three-member LHC full bench headed by Justice Mazahar Ali Naqvi today. The bench also comprising Justice Atir Mahmood and Justice Chaudhry Masood Jahangir...

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The prodigal Sun returns to bake Karachi at 40 degrees, again

KARACHI: The metropolis will see extreme hot temperature for a third day today (Monday) which is expected to soar to 40°C. According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), there will be no sea breeze today resulting in hot and dry weather for another day in the city. “The intensity of heat will decrease from tomorrow,” Met Office Director Shahid Abbas...

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Fifth deadline to wind up trial against Nawaz Sharif ends

ISLAMABAD: The fifth deadline to wind up trial against former premier Nawaz Sharif and family in the Al-Azizia and Flagship corruption cases in six weeks expired on Sunday. The accountability court of Judge Arshad Malik is hearing of the corruption cases against the former premier and his family members. On August 26, the top court directed the accountability court to...

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