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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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Kashmir an important cornerstone of Pakistan’s foreign policy: FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Sunday said Kashmir is an important cornerstone of Pakistan's foreign policy with Pakistan having a clear stance on the issue. FM Qureshi left for London today to attend functions being organised in connection with Kashmir Solidarity Day. He will address an international conference on Kashmir in the British Parliament on February 4 (Monday)....

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Nawaz scheduled for further tests at Lahore’s Services Hospital amid ‘deal’ rumors

LAHORE: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif will undergo further tests at Lahore's Services Hospital today, after being shifted to the medical facility a day earlier. On Saturday, the deposed prime minister was shifted from Kot Lakhpat prison to the hospital where he was examined by a three-member medical board. Dr Mehmood Ayaz, a member of the medical board, said Nawaz’s...

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Court sends Saad Rafique, brother on 14 days judicial remand

LAHORE: An accountability court on Saturday sent Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khawaja Saad Rafique and his brother, Salman Rafique, to jail on 14-day judicial remand after rejecting the National Accountability Bureau's (NAB) request for an extension in their physical remand in connection to the Paragon Housing Society scam. On December 11, NAB arrested the Rafique brothers after the Lahore...

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Nawaz shifted to Services hospital from Kot Lakhpat jail

LAHORE: The jail authorities after getting permission from the Punjab Government, on Saturday shifted incarcerated former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from Kot Lakhpat jail to Services Hospital(Lahore) pertaining to doctors recommendations. The decision has come after deliberations by the Punjab Government. Nawaz was sentenced to seven years in prison, last year in December in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills reference by...

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Tremors felt in Karachi

KARACHI: On Saturday, earthquake tremors were felt in the metropolis. The magnitude of the tremors was recorded at 2.9 on the Richter scale and its epicentre was 15 kilometres north of Karachi. The tremors were felt in Korangi, Landhi, and adjacent areas. Furthermore, 5.8 magnitude earthquake jolted several cities in the northern parts of the country — including Peshawar, Islamabad,...

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Senate’s Opposition critical over Hajj Policy 2019

ISLAMABAD: The opposition in the Senate, on Friday took jibe over the Hajj policy issued by Federal Government for the year 2019---- excluding subsidy from the yearly pilgrimage for Muslims thus increasing overall expenditure. A day earlier, headed by Prime Minister Imran Khan, the federal cabinet issued Hajj Policy, increasing expenses by 63 percent. Expenses for Hajj will be divided...

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Rupee devaluation and Saudi Price hike reason for expensive Hajj Policy, says Ali Muhammad

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Mohammad Khan on Friday responded to the opposition’s call to attention notice regarding an exorbitant increase in Hajj expenses this year and said that 70% of the expenditure is incurred in Saudi Arabia and the government has no control over it. Jamaat-e-Islami Senator Mushtaq Ahmed Khan moved a call to attention notice over the...

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PM Imran launches ‘Pakistan Banao Certificates’

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday launched "Pakistan Banao Certificates" for Overseas Pakistanis. “This is a scheme that will not only uplift Pakistan but also generate profits for overseas Pakistanis,” PM Khan said, addressing a ceremony in Islamabad. The overseas Pakistanis can also earn profit through buying of these certificates. The certificates can be purchased on minimum investment of...

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Pakistan once again conducts successful test of ballistic missile Nasr

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, according to the Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR), Pakistan has conducted another successful launch of the tactical ballistic missile Nasr as part of the Army Strategic Forces Command training exercise.  The exercise included a training test on January 24, when the short-range surface-to-surface missile was fired in a salvo of four missiles, and single shots on January 28 an 31....

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Hajj Policy 2019 approved by federal cabinet

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday,  the federal cabinet  approved the Hajj policy 2019, deciding against a subsidy for Hajjis. Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired the meeting of cabinet in which  it was decided that no compromise would be made on facilities. There will be one supervisor for the entire Hajj process which will be monitored personally by Prime Minister Imran Khan, according...

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Pakistan urges India to stop anti-Pakistan rhetoric in domestic politics

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday has urged India to stop anti-Pakistan rhetoric in its domestic politics. Addressing a weekly briefing, FO spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua had summoned Indian High Commissioner in Islamabad today and lodged protest over late night summoning of Pakistani high commissioner. The Foreign Secretary stressed that the status of Jammu and Kashmir is...

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Zardari’s disqualification: IHC does not hear petition

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) did not hear the petition filed by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) seeking Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari’s disqualification. IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah will hear the petition filed by PTI leaders Usman Dar and Khurram Sher Zaman. The petition filed by PTI leaders Usman Dar and Khurram Sher Zaman was...

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Karachi gets the chills after last nights downpour

KARACHI: A sudden downpour in Karachi Wednesday night left citizens overjoyed, especially with no power outage reported apart from in Malir and North Karachi. The rain and strong winds, however, turned the weather chilly, possibly extending the spell of winter in the metropolis. Areas that saw rainfall/drizzle included Saudabad, Jinnah Square, Malir, North Karachi, and Gulistan-e-Johar, Lasbela, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Sohrab Goth,...

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Dr. Shahid Masood released on bail as surety bonds deposited

ISLAMABAD: Newsone Star Anchor, Dr Shahid Masood on Wednesday was released on bail as surety bonds worth Rs500,000 was deposited to Judge Muhammad Bashir. After receiving the amount,  Judge of Accountability Court Muhammad Bashir ordered immediate release of the anchorperson on bail as per the orders of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. Supreme Court, on Monday ordered the release of...

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Abducted Doctor returns home in Quetta after 48 days

QUETTA: On Wednesday, Dr Sheikh Ibrahim Khalil, Civil Hospital neurosurgeon who was abducted from Quetta on December 13, returned home on Wednesday after 48 days. Dr Khalil was kidnapped from Shahbaz Town while he was on his way home from work While his car — with broken windows — was recovered by authorities, the neurosurgeon could not be reached on...

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Senate committee drafts bill to raise minimum age of marriage to 18 years

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, the Senate Committee on Human Rights approved a draft bill raising the minimum age of marriage to 18 years. Senator Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar chaired a meeting of the Senate Committee on Human Rights during which the draft bill raising the minimum age of marriage to 18 years was approved. During the session, Senator Usman Kakar said that...

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