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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PM Imran, CM Buzdar discuss overall situation in province

Lahore: Prime Minister Imran Khan- who is on a one day long visit to Lahore has held a meeting with Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Sunday. During the meeting matters of mutual interest and affairs related to the Punjab province were discussed. Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar was also present in the meeting. PM will also be briefed on...

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Pakistan’s consulate in Jalalabad to reopen from Monday

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's consulate in Afghanistan city Jalalabad is all set to resume its visa operations from Monday, Newsone reported. "Pakistan’s Consulate General in Jalalabad, which was closed on 30th August 2018 will resume its visa operations, after assurances by the Afghan government that all necessary and required security will be provided to the Consulate Generals," Foreign Office Spokesperson, Dr Mohammad...

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Temperature to rise in metropolis upto 40 degree Celsius

Karachi: Temperature is likely to hit 40 degree Celsius in Karachi today (Sunday), the Pakistan Metrological Department (PMD) informed. According to Director PMD Shahid Abbas, heat is expected to rise in Karachi to 38 degree Celsius to 40 degree Celsius. “The change of direction of the sea waves is the reason behind expected rise in temperature,” he said. "Two tropical...

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PM Imran Khan pledges to give Balochistan its due share

QUETTA: On Saturday, prime minister Imran Khan pledged to give Balochistan its due share. He further said, that his government is reviewing China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) agreement. The prime minister said so during his meeting with members of the Balochistan cabinet in Quetta. The meeting was briefed on ongoing development projects in the province. "Centre will work with Balochistan as a...

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Three more children die due to malnutrition in Tharparker: Health Department

THARPARKAR: 3 more children died due to malnutrition in Tharparker region. The Sindh health department said the deaths took place at Civil Hospital, Mithhi with the deceased including three infants. The recent death of three children has taken the death toll in Tharparker to seven for this month and 483 for the year. According to the health department, every year...

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PMLN activists booked for leading protest against arrest of Shehbaz Sharif

Lahore: Police has registered cases against more than 150 activists and leaders of Muslim League (Nawaz) who were protesting against the arrest of their leader Mian Shehbaz Sharif on Saturday. According to police, a case has been registered against 150 PML-N workers in Civil Lines Police Station Lahore. MNA Waheed Alam and MPA Mian Marghoob Ahmad along with other 150...

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PM Imran Khan visits HQ Souther Command Quetta, says ISPR

RAWALPINDI: On Saturday, prime minister Imran Khan visited at Head Quarters Southern Command Quetta, according to the Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR). The army media wing further said that PM acknowledged & appreciated contributions of security forces towards improving peace, stability & socio-economic development of Province. Only a cohesive national effort shall IA take provinces & Country to the rightful...

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Karachi experiencing very hot weather

Karachi:  Temperature rose to 38 degree Celsius, today (Saturday), the Pakistan Metrological Department (PMD) informed. “The change of direction of the sea waves is the reason behind expected rise in temperature,” he said. Karachi faced three major breakdowns of electric supply in the past week.

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SC orders ATC to hear model town massacre case on daily basis

LAHORE: On Saturday, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar directed an accountability court to hear a case pertaining to the Model Town incident on a daily basis. Headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, a two member bench was hearing a petition pertaining to the Model Town incident at the Supreme Court's Lahore Registry. Pakistan Awami...

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Non-bailable arrest warrants issued for model Ayyan Ali

RAWALPINDI: On Saturday, a special customs court issued non-bailable arrest warrants for model Ayyan Ali in a currency smuggling case. As the model  failed to appear for the trial once again, Customs Court Judge Arshad Hussain Bhutta presided over the hearing of the currency smuggling case and issued non-bailable arrest warrants for Ayan. The accused model’s lawyer requested the court...

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Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar, others indicted in 12 May violence Case

KARACHI: A special anti-terrorism court on Saturday indicted Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar in a case related to violence on May 12, 2007. The court heard four more cases related to the carnage, in which other accused were also indicted. All accused, including Akhtar, denied the charges.

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Pakistan orders 18 International NGOs operating in Pakistan to wind up within 90 days

KARACHI: Pakistan’s  has ordered 18 International NGOs,  to shut their operations in the country within 90 days.  Many of NGOs are offering ‘campaigns’ in areas that are considered security sensitive,” says an official related to Interior Ministry. The NGOs were working in the favor of hostile agencies against the interest of Pakistan, the report says presented to government of Pakistan...

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PMLN tables resolution in Punjab Assembly condemning Shebaz arrest

LAHORE: On Saturday, the Pakistan Muslim League(Nawaz) tabled a resolution condemning the arrest of Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif in a corruption probe. The resolution stated that below-the-belt tactics are being used to save a failed government. On Saturday, an accountability court granted the anti-graft body—-National Accountability Bureau (NAB), a 10-day physical remand of opposition...

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PM Imran arrives in Quetta for a day visit

Quetta: Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived at Quetta for a day long visit on Saturday to chair a meeting of provincial cabinet to review the development projects in the province. He was welcomed by Chief Minister of Balochistan Jam Kamal Khan upon his arrival. He will also meet the parliamentarians and representatives of the civil society during his visit. He...

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Shehbaz Sharif handed over to NAB for 10 days physical remand in Ashiana Housing Scandal case

LAHORE:  On Saturday, an accountability court granted the  anti-graft body----National Accountability Bureau (NAB), a 10-day physical remand of opposition leader, former Punjab Chief Minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif in the Ahsiana Iqbal Housing Scheme case. Younger brother of deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who was arrested by NAB on Friday in the Ashiana Iqbal Housing Scheme...

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Fawad Chaudhry denies reports of putting Khawaja Saad, Salman Rafique’s names on ECL

Web Desk: Minister of Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry on Friday confirmed that federal government has not decided to place former Railway Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique and Salman Rafiques names on Exit control list (ECL). Fawad Chuadhry in his tweet mentioned that there is no reality in news circulating about putting Saad and Salman Rafiques names on ECL, adding that...

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