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Pakistan Railways to run 5 special trains this Eid

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Railways has decided to operate five special trains to facilitate the passengers this Eid, besides a special discount of 25 percent on the first and second day of the Eid. According to a Pakistan Railways spokesman, the approval has been given by Chief Executive Officer Pakistan Railways Mohammad Aftab Akbar to facilitate the passengers in celebrating Eid-ul-Azha with...

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Japanese envoy congratulates Imran Khan on election victory

ISLAMABAD: Japanese Ambassador Takashi Kurai called on Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI)  chief Imran Khan at Banigala and congratulated him on victory in General elections. According to PTI's social media account,  the Japanese ambassador held a meeting with Imran on Friday at his residence Banigala. Japanese Ambassador called on PM Designate Imran Khan at his residence in Banigala to felicitate and congratulate...

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Maldives’ High Commissioner, COAS Bajwa discuss matters of regional security: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: High Commissioner of Maldives, Ahmed Saleem called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the General Headquarters (GHQ) on Friday, ISPR reported. Matters of mutual interest and regional security issues were discussed during the meeting, said a statement issued here by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). The visiting dignitary acknowledged and appreciated Pakistan’s continuous efforts for...

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MQM-P, PTI sign MoU in government formation

ISLAMABAD: As the number game is getting interesting to form the federal government, on Friday a delegation of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (Pakistan)  reached Bani Gala to meet  PTI chief Imran Khan after holding successful talks with party senior aide Jahangir Khan Tareen. Addressing press conference with PTI leadership outside Banigala MQM-P chief Khalod Maqbool announed to support PTI in...

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LHC orders to withhold notification related to PTI Farrukh Habib victory over Abid Sher Ali

LAHORE: On Friday, the Lahore High Court (LHC) ordered the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to withhold the notification of victory of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf's (PTI) Farrukh Habib, who had emerged as the winner from Faisalabad's NA-108 and remained so despite an earlier recount. Justice Shahid Karim issued the directions on a petition filed by rival candidate, PML-N leader Abid Sher...

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Special bench constituted to hear treason case against Musharraf on August 20

LAHORE: A Special bench of Lahore High Court (LHC) will hear the treason case against the former president and Army Chief General (retired) Pervez Musharraf on August 20. The Chief Justice of Lahore High Court (LHC) Muhammad Yawar Ali will head the bench. The Bench further comprise of Balochistan High Court's (BHC) Justice Tahira Safdar and Sindh High Court’s (SHC) Justice...

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Private airline owner summoned by SC over passengers stranded in China’s airport

LAHORE: The Supreme Court has summoned the owner of private airline on Tuesday, August 7, after the Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar took notice of Pakistani passengers stranded at an airport in China earlier this week. As many as 300 Pakistanis were left stranded in the Chinese port city of Guangzhou after their privateAir flight was abruptly cancelled on...

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13 girls school attacked in Chilas: Police

CHILAS: According to Police, thirteen girls’ schools on late Thursday night were attacked in Chilas. The police also added that Schools’ property was damaged and attacked by unidentified men. Police also said, “Explosions were also set off in two schools.” Following the reported incidents, the Police initiated a search operation in the area to apprehend the culprits. Earlier in December...

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Helicopter Misuse Case: NAB summons Imran Khan on August 7th

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau has summoned prime minister in waiting Imran Khan on August 7th in case pertaining to misuse of Khyber-PakhtunKhuwah helicopter, Newsone reported Khan is accused of illegally using an Mi-17 and an Ecureuil helicopter belonging to the KP government for a total of 74 hours, causing a loss of Rs2.1 million to the national exchequer. On...

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US cuts aid to Pakistan, relaxes condition on Haqqani Network, LeT

KARACHI/WASHINGTON: The United States Congress on Thursday approved a $716.3-billion defence authorisation bill, wherein it made a significant cut to the security-oriented financial aid to Pakistan. The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2019 ramped up the military spending and avoided policy changes that would have antagonised US President Donald Trump. In the latest NDAA, the security aid to Islamabad...

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FO welcomes Modi’s phone call to Imran, hopes it could pave way for talks

ISLAMABAD: The foreign office on Thursday has welcomed Indian prime minister Narendra Modi's congratulating phone call to PM in waiting and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan.   During a weekly press conference Pakistan’s Foreign Office Spokesman Dr Muhammad Faisal expressed hope that the recent development could pave the way for talks between the South Asian neighbours. He confirmed that...

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ECP directs cabinet division to probe RTS failure   

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday has written to cabinet division asking them to probe alleged failure of Result transmission System (RTS) during July 25 general elections, Newsone reported.  According to details, ECP has advised cabinet division to complete investigation and send report within four weeks. The committee will be comprised of the technical's of Pakistan Telecommunication...

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APC agrees to field own candidate for PM, NA speaker

ISLAMABAD: After a long and arduous APC (All Parties Conference) the spokesmen of all respective participants came out and said there bit on the matters that came into discussion behind closed doors. PTI Spokesperson Sherry Rehman out rightly declared the General Elections 2018 partial. ‘The opposition parties will not desecrate their oath’, she said. ‘We have all agreed to hold...

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Alleged Rigging: NA-247 Ballot papers found from school in Karachi

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) on Thursday has claimed that NA-247 ballot papers have been found from the school situated at Gizri, Karachi. "Look what the first day of school at this govt school in Karachi's Gizri area turned up the children there found ballot papers in their desks all had votes for the PPP candidate from NA 247 they...

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China port closed for public after few days of enjoyment

Web Desk: China Port, also known as Oyster Rocks in layman term, has been banned for Public to visit as Section 44 imposed by authorities. China Port was basically built to protect large ships from high tide as it is not a entertaining spot, said KPT.  Authorities will also take strict action against the violation. The China port has been...

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Additional AC Tank shot to death

Balochistan: The additional assistant commissioner district Tank was gunned down on Thursday, today. Assistant additional commissioner Karamat Ullah Kundi was on his way to the office from his humble abode when he was shot at by as yet unknown assailants. A passer-by was also caught in the crossfire and sustained injuries. The assailant fled the scene of crime soon after....

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CJP orders illegal waivers to repay 75% written off loans

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, the Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar again ordered defaulting companies and individuals to repay 75 percent of the principal amount of written-off loans. Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar was hearing a suo motu case pertaining to illegal waivers of bank loans worth billions of rupees by influential persons and companies. During the hearing, the top...

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