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Ashiana Housing probe: NAB detains Bismillah Services Chief Executive

LAHORE: A local court on Sunday allowed a one-day physical remand of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bismillah Engineering, Shahid Shafiq, into National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) custody. The accused, who was arrested a day earlier after former Lahore Development Authority (LDA) director general Ahad Cheema identified him, was brought to the district court under strict security. Accused was appeared...

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Interior Minister for joint efforts to eradicate terrorism across the world 

LONDON: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has said that combined efforts are required to eliminate terrorism from the world, adding Pakistan has made tremendous socio-economic progress in past few year due to government policies, Newsone reported on Wednesday. "We have dealt with the energy crisis in the last four years, the security situation has been turned around, Pakistan's vision is  clear...

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Path to regional peace and stability passes through Afghanistan, says Gen Bajwa at Kabul conference

Rawalpindi: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday has said the path to regional peace and stability "passes through Afghanistan", adding that Pakistan has eliminated all militant sanctuaries from its territory and expects the same to be reciprocated by its neighbours, ISPR reported. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the army chief reiterated that Pakistan has eliminated...

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CJP takes notice of Shahrukh Jatoi’s transfer to hospital, demands report from IGP

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Mian Saqib Nisar Tuesday took notice of reported shifting of accused Sharukh Jatoi, the key accused in Shahzeb murder case. According to NewsOne, the Chief Justice of Pakistan has called report from Inspector General of Police Sindh and Inspector General Jails Sindh within 24 hours. The accused and others shifted from jail to...

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Salman Mujhaid Baloch allegedly involved in ‘Sexual Assault scandal’

KARACHI: Astonishing scandal has been revealed that alleged MQM(P) member Salman Mujahid Baloch involved in sexual assault scandal. Sarim Burney, human right activist has asked for Media'assistance in exposing the scandal claiming to have appropriate proofs that could prove Salman Mujahid to be a guilty person. "The affected girl has hurled serious complaints against Salman Mujahid Baloch, also adding that MQM(P)...

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Funeral prayer of Asma Jahangir offered at Gaddafi stadium

LAHORE: Funeral prayer of deceased human right activist, and prominent lawyer Asma Jahangir was offered at Gaddafi stadium, Lahore, today. Maulana Haider Farooq Maududi led the funeral prayers, which were attended by scores of men, women and children. Political personalities, judges, civil servants and literary person were the participants of the funeral prayer. Asma will be buried at her family's...

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Mashal’s brother seeks PHC to over turn acquittal of 26 accused in Mashal Khan murder case

PESHAWAR: Mashal Khan's brother Aimal Khan submitted a petition to Peshawar High Court seeking the court to over turn the verdict of Anti -Terrorism Court for acquitting 26 other ex suspects from the Mashal Khan's murder case. On February 7 ATC in Haripur awarded death sentence to one, life-imprisonment to five, four-year imprisonment to 25 and acquitted the remaining 26...

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Supreme Court prevents the arrest of Rao Anwar unless a new JIT completes its probe

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan has ordered to form a new Joint Investigation Team(JIT) in Naqeebullah Murder case, as the three-member bench, headed by the Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar, ordered police not to arrest Rao Anwar and provide him security  unless a new JIT completes its probe, as the prime accused and former SSP Rao Anwar could not...

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COAS Bajwa lands in Kabul to attend high-level military meeting: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Chief Of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa arrived in Kabul on Tuesday to attend the Chief of Defence (CHOD) Conference, stated a press release issued by the Pakistan Army's media wing, ISPR. The army chief is expected to meet US Central Command chief General Joseph Votel, Resolute Support Mission commander General John Nicholson and the Afghan army...

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SC gives Tallal Chaudhry one more week to arrange counsel in contempt case

ISLAMABAD: The top court has given one more week to Minister of State for Interior Affairs and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Tallal Chaudhry to arrange a counsel in the contempt case. Appearing before the three-judge bench, headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, Chaudhry contended that he had requested noted lawyer Asma Jahangir to be his counsel, but owing to...

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By-Poll victory in Lodhran is a public response to these cases: Nawaz Sharif claims

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif said on Tuesday that Monday's by-poll victory in Lodhran is "the public's response to these cases," adding that the "people of Pakistan are fighting my case. I salute them." According to unofficial results, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz's (PML-N) Iqbal Shah received 113,542 votes, while his competitor, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's Ali Tareen, contesting his first election on...

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NA-154 by-poll: PML-N snatches seat from PTI in Lodhran

LODHRAN: Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) candidate Muhammad Iqbal Shah on Monday won the contest of NA-154 by-election by huge margin of 25,360 votes, NewsOne reported. According to unofficial results Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) candidate Iqbal Shah has secured 116,590 votes, taking lead against PTI’s Ali Tareen who has so far got 91,230 votes in NA-154 Lodhran by-poll, from all...

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Intezar Murder Case: Sindh govt forms new JIT

KARACHI: Sindh government on Monday comprised another joint investigation team (JIT) to probe the killing of 19-year-old Intizar Ahmed by Anti-Car Lifting Cell (ACLC) personnel. Ishtiaq Ahmed, father of the deceased met the Sindh chief minister earlier today who ordered a notification about the JIT to be issued within an hour. The Sindh Home Department then issued a notification of...

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Senate Elections: ECP rejects Ishaq Dar’s nomination papers

ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has rejected former finance minister Ishaq Dar’s nomination paper for the Senate elections, NewsOne reported on Monday. According to details, the nomination papers of Ishaq Dar was rejected during the scrutiny process. The returning officer rejected his nomination papers as the counsel for a Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf candidate objected that Dar had not submitted an...

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Iranian, Turkish envoys call on COAS Bajwa

RAWALPINDI: Mr Ishan Mustafa Yurdakul, newly appointed Turkish Ambassador to Pakistan called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa, today at GHQ, ISPR reported. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), during the meeting matters of mutual interest including regional security were discussed. The two noted the exceptional mutual relations between the brotherly Nations and pledged to further...

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Gang arrested, involved in selling bone marrow after extraction

HAFIZABAD: Police have arrested a gang accused of extracting and selling bone marrow from girls and young women in Hafizabad. According to the father of a 17-year-old victim, the gang members took her bone marrow when they called her for a ‘medical check-up’, which they said was necessary for them to financially help the family prepare her dowry. The group...

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SC dismisses petition seeking PM Abbasi disqualification

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan has dismissed Sheikh Rasheed's petition against prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi seeking disqualification on the charges of corruption allegedly involved in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) contracts reached under premier Abbasi watch illegal and unlawful. Rasheed prayed to court to invoke article 62 and 63, as the Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar has termed the...

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