Pakistan

SC orders reinstatement of Karachi Circular Railways

KARACHI: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Saturday ordered authorities to take steps to immediately revive the Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) project and clear all encroachments on Railways land in the metropolis. A meeting was headed by Justice Gulzar Ahmed at the apex court's Karachi registry. The divisional superintendent informed the meeting that there were encroachments on several plots of...

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Operation against protesters, a rumor : Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD: In the aftermath of Aasia Bibi's acquittal, Information Minister on Friday rubbished rumors and hearsay circulating on social media of an operation by the government against the demonstrators, negotiations are still ongoing. said Chaudhry. "The situation across the country is under control. Negotiations are ongoing with the protesters. The government is a guarantor of the people's lives and freedom....

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Protest over Aasia Bibi Acquittal: Roads blocked in major cities of Pakistan

KARACHI: On Friday, roads have been blocked in major cities across the country as religious parties continue to protest for a third day and the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TLP) has called for a shutter-down strike, amid futile efforts  by the government to defuse the situation. After a Supreme Court verdict acquitted Aasia Bibi, the countrywide protest began against the verdict. Minister...

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IG Islamabad Transfer Case: Jan Muhammad excuses himself from carrying further duties

ISLAMABAD: On Friday, Jan Muhammad excused himself from performing duties as Islamabad Inspector General of Police (IGP). A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard a suo motu case regarding the Islamabad IGP’s transfer. IGP Muhammad was transferred on October 27 after he allegedly refused to take action on a complaint by Federal Minister...

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Mobile phone service restored in Lahore, Gujranwala and twin cities

LAHORE: Mobile phone services, on Friday restored in Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi and Gujranwala, Newsone reported. Mobile service was suspended pertaining to the call of strike by Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) against the release of Aasia Bibi in blasphemy case. Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry tweeted earlier that mobile phone services in "Lahore, Rawalpindi, Islamabad and Gujranwala would be blocked today from 8am...

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PM Imran leaves for China official visit

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday Prime Minister Imran Khan left for China on five-day official visit at the invitation of the Chinese leadership to discuss whole range of bilateral issues besides inking a number of agreements. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Finance Minister Asad Umar and others are accompanying the Prime Minister. This the first visit of PM Imran Khan to China...

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PM Imran applied for Bani Gala’s regularization, SC told

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday,  the Supreme Court of Pakistan was informed that Prime Minister Imran Khan has applied for the regularization of his residence in Bani Gala. A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar resumed hearing the suo motu case against illegal constructions in the Bani Gala suburbs of the federal capital. Additional Attorney General Nayyar Abbas Rizvi...

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PTI govt distances itself from review petition, dismisses reports claiming placement of Aasia’s name in ECL

ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Thursday cleared that it has nothing to do with the review petition and government has not plan to put Aasia Bibi's name on Exit Control List (ECL). The response came after the media reports which stated that review petition has been filed before the Supreme Court's Lahore registry challenging the top court verdict in Aasia...

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Review petition filed before SC challenging Aasia Bibi verdict

LAHORE: On Thursday, the complainant in Asia Bibi case, Qari Muhammad Salaam,filed a review petition through his counsel Azhar Siddiqui against the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn her conviction in the blasphemy case, Newsone reported. Earlier on Wednesday, the apex court had acquitted Asia Bibi, a Christian woman condemned to death on blasphemy charges, after accepting an appeal against her...

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Wanted PM Imran to address Parliament, would have said we are with him: Bilawal Bhutto

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari spoke on the floor of the National Assembly on Thursday, saying he did not share some of the opposition members criticism of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s address to the nation. “I expected him [PM Imran] to deliver a speech today along the lines of what he said yesterday and for me...

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Opposition ensured support to govt over issue of countrywide protest: Information Minister

ISLAMABAD: Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said on Thursday that the opposition has ensured the government of its support on the issue of countrywide protests in wake of the Supreme Court verdict in Asia Bibi case. Addressing a press conference along with other ministers, the federal minister said that the opposition and all state institutions were standing behind the government’s...

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PM Imran forms committee to hold talks with protesters

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, the federal government formed a committee to hold talks to end the ongoing protests being staged across the country following a Supreme Court verdict acquitting Asia Bibi, a Christian woman sentenced to death over blasphemy allegations. Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired an emergency meeting of the federal cabinet today during which he accorded approval for holding talks...

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Jan Muhammad resumes charge as Islamabad IGP as SC turns down govt appeal

ISLAMABAD: On Thursday, the Supreme Court of Pakistan  refused a petition filed by the government seeking permission to appoint a new inspector general of police (IGP) in Islamabad. Instead, the court suggested the government to appoint a top cop in the capital on an interim basis in light of the current sensitive law and order situation. IGP Islamabad Jan Mohammad...

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Aasiya Bibi Case: Traffic blocked in 15 places due to protest held by religious parties

KARACHI: Roads were blocked in metropolis as religious parties continued to protest for a second day on Thursday following a Supreme Court verdict acquitting Asia Bibi, a Christian woman sentenced to death over blasphemy allegations. Although, most of the routes that were closed a day earlier in Karachi, have now been opened for traffic, some are still blocked. In Karachi,...

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Ready to sacrifice life for Prophet (PBUH), but can’t punish an innocent: CJP Saqib Nisar

ISLAMABAD: "We are ready to sacrifice our lives for the Prophet (PBUH)," Justice Nisar said. “But if there is no proof against someone then how can we punish them?” the chief justice remarked. The top judge’s remarks came as he heard the federal government’s plearegarding the appointment of a new Islamabad inspector general of police (IGP) in light of the current...

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PM Imran, COAS Gen. Bajwa discuss country’s overall security situation

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday called on Prime Minister Imran Khan at PM House in Islamabad. During the meeting, matters pertaining to country’s security situation in wake of protests following the Supreme Court’s verdict in Asia Bibi case came under discussion during the meeting. Earlier in a day, Prime Minister Imran Khan fully backed...

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PM backs SC’s verdict in Asia Bibi case, issues stern warning to agitators

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday fully backed the Supreme Court's verdict in Aasia Bibi Case and appealed the nation to remain vigilant against inciters. Addressing the nation tonight, PM Imran said the reaction on the Supreme Court decision by a small segment of society is not appropriate, adding that Pakistan is the only country in the world that...

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