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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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Ashiana Housing Case: Shehbaz Sharif to be indicted on Feb 18

LAHORE: According to Newsone, Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz )(PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif will be indicted in the Ashiana Iqbal Housing scandal case on February 18. NAB arrested ex-chief minister Punjab Shehbaz on October 5, 2018 in connection to the Ashiana Iqbal Housing Scheme case. During today’s proceedings of the case in the accountability court, Ahad Cheema and Fawad Hasan Fawad...

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Nawaz Sharif back to Kot Lakhpat jail

LAHORE: On Thursday, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was taken back to Kot Lakpat jail from Services Hospital. The former premier, who is currently serving his prison sentence in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills corruption case, was shifted to Kot Lakhpat jail amid tight security. Nawaz had refused to go to the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) Lahore and insisted on returning...

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Aleem Khan remanded to NAB’s custody till Feb 15

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday,  Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Aleem Khan who was arrested a day earlier has been remanded for  9 days on the National Accountability Bureau (NAB)'s request. NAB officials brought the PTI leader to the court amid tight security to seek his remand. The accountability court building was sealed off and contingents of police were deployed along the route. National...

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LNG scandal: NAB summons Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Feb 8 

Rawalpindi: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has summoned former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on February 8 in a scandal related to liquefied natural gas (LNG) contract award. The apex court on September 10, 2018 directed the NAB to complete the inquiry against former premier Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and others for the alleged corruption in the LNG contract with Qatar....

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Pakistan Navy seizes massive cache of Hashish near Pasni, Balochistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Navy, on Wednesday, apprehended about 2000 kg Hashish worth over 30 million US dollars during an intelligence based operation (IBO) while cache was being transported via sea near Pasni, Balochistan. According to the press release issued by Directorate of Public Relations Navy, the cache was subsequently handed over to Anti Narcotics Force for disposal. The operation was executed...

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NAB arrests PTI Minister Aleem Khan

LAHORE: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has arrested Pakistan Tehreek--e-Insaf minister Aleem Khan in case pertaining to owning assets beyond known source of income. The Anti Graft body summoned minister in assets beyond means case and was taken into custody. The PTI minister has sent his resignation to the Chief Minister Usman Buzdar, according to family sources. Upon arrival at the...

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Faizabad Dharna Violence Case: SC orders state to prosecute advocates of extremism and terror

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, the Supreme Court of Pakistan issued a written verdict on a suo motu case of the sit-in staged by the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) at Faizabad Interchange in 2017. The Court ordered the state to prosecute those advocating extremism and terrorism. In November 2017, the top court had taken suo motu notice of the three-week long sit-in, which...

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Earthquake jolt parts of Punjab, KP

Lahore: A moderate earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter Scale jolted many cities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab, Newsone reported on Tuesday. A bulletin posted by the National Seismic Monitoring Centre, Islamabad has confirmed that it was a 5.6 magnitude earthquake, which struck at around 9:47pm and had a depth of 40km. In Punjab, reports of tremors came from Lahore,...

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CNG stations shut down for next 36 hours in Sindh

KARACHI: Amid gas crisis the compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel stations across Sindh will be shut down for next 36 hours. According to details, the SSGC will stop gas supply to all the CNG stations at 8pm tonight due to low gas pressure. The CNG stations will resume operations on Thursday at 8am after 36 hours of closure. There are...

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Long pending and unresolved Kashmir issue will meet success: DG ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor said on Tuesday that decades of atrocities by Indian forces have failed to suppress the freedom struggle of Kashmiris. In his message on Kashmir Solidarity Day, the DG ISPR said that the Kashmir dispute remains a long pending unresolved issue on the UN agenda since 1948. “Kashmir remains a...

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Heartless mother drowns infant in Karachi’s Sea View

KARACHI: The body of a two-and-a-half-year-old girl, who was allegedly drowned by her mother, was found near Karachi’s Do Darya on Tuesday. According to Sea View Police, the mother drowned her infant daughter on Monday evening near Farhan Shaheed Park in Defence Phase VIII. “Following the incident, police had arrested 28-year-old Shakila Rashid after residents identified her,” SSP South Pir...

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Callous Indian occupation of Kashmir horrific and very real, says FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said on Monday that humanity is bleeding in the Indian-occupied Kashmir as not a single action was taken against the people involved in the state-sponsored murders, torture and rape. Speaking at the International Kashmir Conference, the foreign minister, who is leading a delegation of around a dozen senators from all parties of the Pakistani...

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Seven decades of suffering with no resolution, a miscarriage of Justice in IoK: President Alvi, PM

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said it is their firm belief that Kashmiris will succeed in their struggle. In their separate messages on Kashmir Solidarity Day, the president and prime minister reassured that Pakistan will remain consistent in its principled position on the Kashmir issue. President Alvi said, "The entire Pakistani nation stands...

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Doctors look worried as Nawaz taken for more tests: Maryam Nawaz

LAHORE:  On Monday,  former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been taken for further tests and evaluation, his daughter Maryam Nawaz Sharif said today. Maryam Nawaz shared the updates about her father’s health in a message on Twitter. Maryam Nawaz said that doctors looked worried as Nawaz Sharif was taken for tests. MNS has been taken for further tests & evaluations....

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COAS pays tribute to Kashmiri brethren: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: On Monday, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa presided over the Corps Commanders' conference held at the GHQ, Islamabad said Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a press release. “The dividends of improved internal security situation must reach out to people of Pakistan through socioeconomic development, ” said the COAS. “While safeguarding the borders and carrying...

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PM Imran launches ‘Sehat Insaf Card’

ISLAMABAD: On Monday, Prime Minister Imran Khan has launched ‘Sehat Card Scheme’, Newsone reported. Under this scheme, the treatment for angioplasty, brain surgery, cancer and other diseases will be done free of cost. In the first phase of this launched scheme, health cards will be distributed in Islamabad and they will be distributed in tribal areas and around the country...

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