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Pakistan Railways to run 5 special trains this Eid

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Railways has decided to operate five special trains to facilitate the passengers this Eid, besides a special discount of 25 percent on the first and second day of the Eid. According to a Pakistan Railways spokesman, the approval has been given by Chief Executive Officer Pakistan Railways Mohammad Aftab Akbar to facilitate the passengers in celebrating Eid-ul-Azha with...

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Imran Khan to be formally nominated as Pakistan’s PM on Monday: PTI spokesperson

ISLAMABAD: According to the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry, Imran Khan as Pakistan's next prime minister will be nominated on Monday. For this the parliamentary committee meeting has been summoned tomorrow as well as MNAs-elect of the party have been directed to be present at the meeting, Fawad further addedadded. Claiming that the PTI is now in the clear to...

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Maleeha Lodhi congratulates Imran over PTI’s victory in recent elections

ISLAMABAD: On Sunday, Pakistan's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi met prime minsiter in waiting Imran Khan at his Banigala's residence, Newsone reported. The UN representative congratulated the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran chief on his party's victory  in the recent elections. The Japanese ambassador, the British envoy and other foreign dignitaries had also visited the cricketer turned politician...

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Judge’s car comes under attack in Dimaer, remains unhurt

DIAMER: On Sunday,  the vehicle of a district and sessions judge came under attack in Daryal area of Diamer, Gilgit-Baltistan, Newsone reported. According to the police officials "Assailants fired at district and sessions judge Malik Inayat's vehicle." However, the judge remained unhurt, the police added. The Hudge while speaking to thelocal news channel informed that he was travelling alone, dismissing...

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PPP’s Nabeel Gabol, passenger brawl at Karachi airport caught on video

KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party leader Nabeel Gabol was involved in a brawl with the passenger at Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport. The video clip, most likely to be filmed by a bystander, shows that the Pakistan People's Party leader lost his cool after being mocked by the passenger over party’s dismal performance in Lyari in a recently held general election. Nabeel...

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Chilas girls school attackers trained in Afghanistan: Police

CHILAS:  On Sunday, Gilgit-Baltistan Police claimed that Chilas girls' schools attackers were trained in Afghanistan. The claim came after 31 suspects were arrested for involvement in attacking schools in the area. Raids are under way in different areas to arrest the suspected attackers. One policeman was killed and another injured during a gun battle with armed suspects in Chilas on...

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Zainab rape, murder convict sentenced to death in three more similar cases

LAHORE: On Saturday. a special anti-terrorism court (ATC) awarded  the Kasur child rape convict 12 death sentences for the rape and murder of three more girls. The ATC also fined the convict Rs6 million and ordered him to pay Rs3 million as ‘blood money’ to the victims’ families. The convict, Imran Ali, has already been sentenced to death by the...

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Kohat: 20 killed as passenger bus collided with truck, leaving dozens wounded

KOHAT: At least 20 people killed when a passenger bus bumped into a oil tanker, leaving more than 18 injured on the Indus Highway near Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Kohat district on Saturday. The bus was heading towards Karachi from Buner when the oil tanker, coming from an opposite direction, collided against each other killing 14 on the spot, confirmed District police officer...

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Mayor of Karachi bans swimming at beaches for one day

KARACHI: Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar imposed  ban on bathing at the beaches in the megalopolis under Section 144 for one day, on Sunday. The ban imposed owing to high tides in the sea and strong winds blowing across the city. Mayor of Karachi warned citizens to steer clear of diving/swimming/bathing at coast and advised them to be extra cautious when visiting...

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LHC bars ECP for Imran’s victory in NA-131

LAHORE: Lahore High Court on Saturday has accepted PML-N leader Khawaja Saad Rafique’s plea for vote recount in the constituency and barred ECP to withhold the notification of PTI chief Imran Khan’s victory from NA-131, Newsone reported. LHC announced the reserved verdict and ordered to recount votes in NA-131 Lahore constituency where Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan defeated Pakistan...

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PPP puts forth Khursheed Shah’s name for NA speaker slot

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) on Saturday nominated former opposition leader in NA Syed Khursheed Shah for the slot of speaker National Assembly, Newsone reported. “PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto has approved Khursheed Shah’s name for NA speaker,” said PPP leader Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar. He said that despite reservations over general elections 2018 PPP has decided to fight the case in...

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COAS Bajwa hails services of policemen in war against terrorism

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa hailed the services of policemen on the police martyred day and paid salute to the heroes and martyrs of police, ISPR reported. “Police has rendered great sacrifices in war against terrorism. Salute to martyrs the real heroes,” he added. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Army chief Gen Bajwa said...

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Daniyal Aziz files appeal against his disqualification in contempt case

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader and former federal minister on Saturday has filed an intra-court appeal against Supreme Court’s decision of five-year disqualification in contempt of court case, Newsone reported.  On June 28,  Supreme Court of Pakistan sentenced former privatisation minister and Paksitan Muslim League (Nawaz) Daniyal Aziz for contempt of court “till rising of the court” According to...

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Avenfield Conviction: LHC designates bench to hear plea against Sharif’s

LAHORE: The chief justice of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Saturday constituted a full bench to hear a petition seeking the July 6 Avenfield verdict against the Sharif's annulled. Accountability court had sentenced former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to a total of 11 years in prison and imposed a £8 million fine (Rs1.3 billion) in the Avenfield corruption reference....

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Money-laundering probe: Zardari and Talpur failed to appear, Duo demands removal of JIT head

ISLAMABAD: The FIA is investigating 32 people in relation to money-laundering from fictitious and fake-front accounts, including the brother-sister duo of Zardari and Talpur. Zardari’s close aide and former Pakistan Stock Exchange chairman Hussain Lawai has already been arrested earlier this month in relation with the widespread probe. Former president Asif Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur are summoned to appear...

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CJP takes notice of school bombings in Gilgit-Baltistan

ISLAMABAD: The Chief Justice of Pakistan took notice on Saturday of the attack on at least 12 girls' schools in Chilas on Thursday night. Chief Justice Saqib Nisar has ordered the government, secretary Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan, and secretary interior to submit reports on the incident within the next 48 hours. Some 12 girls' schools were attacked in Chilas, about 130...

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Perween Rahman murder case: ATC rejects bail petition of accused

KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Saturday rejected the bail plea of Azam Swati — one of the accused persons in the Perween Rahman murder case. Perween Rahman was a Pakistani social activist, director of the Orangi Pilot Project Research and Training Institute. She was murdered on 13 March 2013. She was a vocal activist working against the land and...

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