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Kishanganga dam: World Bank pledges to settle water dispute between India-Pakistan amicably

ISLAMABAD: The World Bank has said that it would continue to work with Pakistan and India to resolve all issues relating to Indus Waters Treaty including Kishenganga hydroelectric project in an amicable manner and in line with the treaty provisions. Senior World Bank officials met on May 21-22 with a delegation from Pakistan to discuss issues regarding treaty, a statement...

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CJP wants Karachi Mayor to clean drains before the arrival of monsoon season in Karachi

KARACHI: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has ordered Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar to clean the drains before the arrival of monsoon rain in Karachi. While hearing a case pertaining to the provision of clean water at Supreme Court’s Karachi Registry today, the top judge inquired the mayor regarding the steps taken to clean the city. “Wasim sahab, please...

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Petition filed against Chairman NAB in Supreme Court, seeking dismissal

ISLAMABAD: A petion has been submitted before the Supreme Court of Pakistan, seeking the court to dismiss chairman National Accountability Bureau(NAB) Justice(R) Javed Iqbal from heading anti-graft body. The petitioner is Pakistan Muslim League(Nawaz) stalwart Noor Ahmed Awan, who pleaded the court to take action against the chairman NAB over the 'concocted' press release by the NAB to defame the...

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Rao Anwar seeks bail in Naqeebullah’s murder case

KARACHI: Former Malir SSP Rao Anawar has applied for bail in Naqeebullah murder case, Newsone reported on Saturday. The bail plea was moved by his lawyer in the Anti-Terrorism Court II. The application stated that the former SSP was not present at the time when the murder of  Naqeebullah Mehsood took place, and there were contradictions in the JIT report...

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Colonel Joseph held into custody as he attempts to escape from PAF Base Nur Khan

ISLAMABAD: American diplomat Colonel Joseph, who is allegedly involved in a killing of a youngster in Islamabad is reportedly held into custody, as the former was trying to escape Pakistan from PAF base Nur Khan, today. According to Newsone, the Federal Investigation Agency, officials from Immigration department took the diplomat’s passport into custody, as the special plane was landed in...

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Indian content airing: CJP slams “indecent clothing” shown in award shows

KARACHI: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar today lambasted foreign award shows, displayed on Pakistani TV channels, wondering how these shows could be tolerated in a "Muslim Society". He remarked this today, while hearing a case at Supreme Court's Karachi registry  related to Indian content aired in Pakistan's national channels, also adding that 'indecent clothing" could not be sanctioned....

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CJP Saqib Nisar summons case file of May 12 violence in Karachi

KARACHI: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar summoned on Saturday the case file of May 12 carnage in Karachi which took the lives of over two dozen people and scores injured in the provincial metropolis in 2007. Earlier in the day, fateha was offered for the victims of the May 12 violence at the apex court’s Karachi Registry. Moreover, the chief...

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PPP, PTI to display power shows today amid promises to make Karachi great again

KARACHI: 12 May, today, Pakistan People's Party and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf are looking to find ever lasting foots on the soil of Karachi, claiming to end the woes and cries of the metropolitan, following a set back to Muttahida Qaumi Movemnet and then a faction (MQMP) which distanced itself from the founder Altaf  Hussain after anti-state slogans, stumbling all together, giving...

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CJP clarify he did not summon PM Abbasi in pilot fake degree cases

KARACHI: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar cleared that he had not summoned incumbent prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi over a case which deals with 'fake degrees' of plots in air line services. Today, the chief justice remarked in Supreme Court Karachi registry that the contempt proceedings would be initiated against the 'Air blue' Managing Director Junaid Khan [not Abbasi]...

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PML-N gears up to put NAB chairman on trial for false accusations

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Friday demanded the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman to provide proof against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in the money-laundering probe or step down. The matter was discussed at the PML-N's central executive committee meeting today at the Punjab House where Nawaz arrived after attending the corruption proceedings against him. According to information received...

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Khurram Dastgir given additional portfolio of foreign ministry

ISLAMABAD: Defense Minister Khurram Dastgir on Friday has been handed over with a additional charge of foreign ministry, just a few day before the ruling Pakistan Muslim League(Nawaz) finishes its tenure. The ministry was vacated following the disqualification of the former foreign minister Khawaja Asif by the Islamabad High court for concealing Iqama(work permit) in United Arab Emirates (Dubai), while...

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LHC indicts 6 PMLN activists on contempt charges

LAHORE: Lahore High Court(LHC) has indicted on Friday 6 Pakistan Muslim League-(Nawaz) activists including MNA and MPA in the contempt of court case after they staged anti-judiciary rally last month in Kasur. The six men are identified as MNA Waseem Akhtar, MPA Naeem Safdar, municipal chairman Ayaz Khan, vice-chairman Ahmad Latif, and Nasir Khan and Jamil Khan. PML(N) leadership is at...

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Hazara Killing no different from Genocide, CJP Saqib Nisar

QUETTA: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar said on Friday he took suo motu notice of Hazara killings in Quetta as it is akin to “genocide”. “We do not have words to condemn the incidents of Hazara killings,” a two-member bench headed by the chief justice and comprising Justice Ijazul Ahsan said during a hearing of the suo...

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Nawaz upholds NAB chairman’s resignation demand, PML-N CEC meeting planned today

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif said on Friday that he will not take a step back on the issue of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman. On Thursday, Nawaz had demanded the NAB chairman to present proof of money-laundering against him within 24 hours or resign. He made the remarks while addressing a press conference following NAB's decision to...

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One Policeman embraces martyrdom, others injured in Banuu blast

BANNU: One policeman was martyred and 13 others sustained injury in an improvised explosive device blast at General Bus Stand on Friday. According to police, the injured included citizens and policemen. They were shifted to District Headquarters Hospital Bannu, while a heavy contingent of police arrived at the sitye   This is a developing story... 

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5 members of family killed in Peshawar hotel explosion

PESHAWAR: Five of a family were killed and two were injured in an explosion in Hotel Afandi in Bilal Town area of the city on Thursday night According to CCPO Qazi Jamil-ur-Rehman, the family had come from Hangu to Peshawar for medical treatment and were staying at the hotel. The family included a man identified as Kamran, his wife, mother,...

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Al-Azizia Reference: Wajid Zia resumes records statement against Nawaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD: Federal Investigation Agency Additional Director Wajid Zia resumed recording his statement in the Al Azizia reference against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif today. Nawaz reached the accountability court after landing at Islamabad airport from Lahore. Zia, who headed the Panama case Joint Investigation Team (JIT) that probed the Sharif family's assets last year, has already testified in the Avenfield...

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