SC announces verdict in Judge Arshad Malik video scandal case; stated can’t interfere into sub judice matter

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Friday issued its detailed 25-page verdict on petitions in the video case of judge Arshad Malik. The verdict categorically stated that it was not an appropriate stage for the Supreme Court to interfere in the matter of the relevant video and its effects, particularly when the video may have relevance to a criminal appeal presently...

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MQM-P leader Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui’s car stolen in Karachi

KARACHI: The vehicle of Muttahida Quami Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader and Federal Minister for Information and Technology Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui was stolen on Tuesday. The car, registered to the MQM-P’s Khidmat-e-Khalq Foundation, was parked outside the MQM-P’s office in Bahadrabud when it was stolen. An FIR has been registered by the MQM-P.

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Over 500 Indian Sikh pilgrims arrive Pakistan for Guru Nanak birthday celebrations

The government has allowed a special delegation of over 500 Indian Sikh pilgrims to visit Nankana Sahib for commencing the celebrations of the 550th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak, the founder of the Sikh religion, the Foreign Office said on Tuesday. A special jatha (caravan) of more than 500 Indian Sikh pilgrims crossed over to Pakistan through the Wagah...

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NAB sends legal notice to ex KHI mayor Mustafa Kamal

KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday sent a legal notice to former Karachi mayor and Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) Chairman Mustafa Kamal for using inappropriate language against the institution. "NAB to approach the court for legal action against Mustafa Kamal," said the official statement of the anti-graft body. The PSP chairman needs to tender an apology over his...

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SBP warns banks customers of fake calls seeking information for biometric verification

KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has learnt that fraudsters are attempting to defraud banking customers by seeking bank account details on the pretext of biometric verification. In many cases, this is being done through fake calls by masking the official helpline or registered numbers of banks. The receivers apparently believe that the call is genuine or from the...

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India not ready to hold bilateral talks over Kashmir dispute: FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Tuesday said that India is neither ready to hold talks bilaterally with Pakistan on Kashmir dispute nor does it accept the third party mediation. Speaking to the media in Islamabad, Qureshi said, “Kashmir is a disputed territory and any demographic changes in occupied Kashmir will not be acceptable to Pakistan as well as...

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Karachi rain creates havoc as 11 people died due to electrocution

KARACHI: Heavy rain has created havoc in Karachi as 11 people died due to electrocution, according to media reports on Tuesday. Intermittent rain which started on Monday and continued till Tuesday morning caused waterlogging, power outages which still persists in many areas as people complained about the lack of relief from the authorities. According to MET department, the spell of...

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PAF aircraft crashes near in Rawalpindi; 17 dead

RAWALPINDI: At least 17 people lost their lives including five military personnel when a plane of Pakistan Army Aviation crashed near Mora Kalu in Rawalpindi on Tuesday. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the aircraft was on a routine training flight when it crashed but there was no immediate word on the cause of the accident or the type of...

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Govt; private schools, colleges, universities to close on July 30: Sindh govt

KARACHI: Due to ongoing heavy monsoon rain in the province, the Sindh government and Education Department on Monday announced the closure of all government as well as private schools, colleges, and universities on July 30 (Tuesday). The weather took a pleasant turn for Karachi residents early on Monday, however shortly after the rain began, several areas of the city faced...

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PM Khan, COAS discuss regional security

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday met Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the Prime Minister Office (PMO). PM Khan and the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) exchanged viewpoints on national security. Director-General Inter-Services Intelligence Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed and Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor were also present at the meeting.

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SC orders formation of larger bench to determine duration of life sentence

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court took notice on Monday regarding the duration of a life sentence given to prisoners and ordered the formation of a larger bench to hear the issue. Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa ordered the constitution of the larger bench to determine the duration of a life sentence. There is a misconception that the duration of a life...

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FO summons Indian envoy post unprovoked LoC ceasefire violations

ISLAMABAD: Spokesperson of the Foreign Office Dr Mohammad Faisal on Monday summoned India’s Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia to record Pakistan’s protest over the “unprovoked ceasefire violations” along the Line of Control (LoC) and the Working Boundary by Indian forces. On Sunday, one civilian was martyred and four others injured in latest ceasefire violations by Indian forces. A 12-year-old boy...

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Puppet govt no contest for PPP: Bilawal

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Monday dubbed the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government a puppet which is no contest for his party which had a legacy of battling dictatorship. Bilawal who along with sister Aseefa attended the remand hearing of Asif Zardari and Faryal Talpur told reporters he had discovered his father not using the...

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Rana Sanaullah sent to 12-days judicial remand

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader, Rana Sanaullah was sent to 14 days judicial remand by Anti-Narcotics court on Monday. The former law minister was presented before the court following the conclusion of his earlier 14-day judicial remand. The court, after extending the remand, adjourned the case until August 9. Last month, Sanaullah, a member of the National Assembly (MNA)...

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Court extends Zardari’s physical remand for 10-days in mega corruption cases

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court on Monday extended physical remand of former president Asif Ali Zardari for 10-days in fake accounts case and Park Lane reference here at Islamabad. The former president was presented before the accountability court judge Mohammad Bashir today following the conclusion of his earlier 14-day physical remand in fake accounts case. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) requested...

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Karachi rains cause power outage as 400 KE feeders trip

KARACHI: Weather took a pleasant turn for Karachi residents early on Monday, however shortly after the rain began, several areas of the city faced power outage. Sources said that following the first spell of rain early in the morning, around 400 feeders of the Karachi-Electric power supply company tripped. The Meteorological Department predicted that it can rain up to 40...

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Shehbaz should go to court if speaking truth: Shahzad Akbar

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) Shahzad Akbar said that if former chief minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif should go to court if speaking truth regarding the Daily Mail report. Speaking in a press conference here at the federal capital, Akbar said that the publication only published 'five percent of the case while 95 percent is left'. Akbar said he...

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