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MBS Visit: Public Holiday announced in Islamabad on Monday

ISLAMABAD: On Saturday, the government announced a public holiday in Islamabad on Monday, February 18 during the visit of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman to the country. The crown prince had originally been due to arrive on Saturday but the Pakistan foreign ministry released a statement late Friday saying the visit had been delayed by one day, with the...

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PM Imran meets Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani

DOHA: On Tuesday, Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan met with Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. A red carpet was rolled out to welcome Prime Minister Imran Khan upon his arrival and he was given a guard of honour. Prime Minister of Pakistan @ImranKhanPTI Official Welcome Ceremony and Guard of Honour at Diwan-e-Amiri Doha Qatar. (21.01.19)#PTI #PMIKVisitsQatar...

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Sahiwal Massacre: Head says not possible to submit JIT report today

LAHORE: On Tuesday, Punjab Police Additional Inspector General (AIG) Syed Ijaz Hussain Shah, who is heading the joint investigation team (JIT) formed to probe the Sahiwal killings, said it is not possible to submit a final report on the incident by 5pm today. The JIT head along with team members visited the site of the incident and recorded statements of...

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SC directs authorities to continue razing unlawful construction in Karachi

KARACHI: On Tuesday, the Supreme Court of Pakistan directed city authorities to demolish unlawful constructions across Karachi. During the hearing of a case pertaining to illegal buildings in the metropolitan that was being held at the top court's Karachi registry, the bench also barred the Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) from issuing no-objection certificates for construction of commercial buildings unless...

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PM Imran directs CM Punjab to remove IG Punjab over mishandling Sahiwal Incident

ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday, according to Newsone, Prime Minister Imran Khan directed the Chief Minister Punjab, Usman Buzdar to remove Inspector General (IG) of the province, Amjad Javed Saleemi for 'mishandling' Sahiwal incident tragedy. According to Newsone, the development came before the constituted Joint Investigation Team (JIT) would submit its finding before the CM Punjab, fixing responsibilities, today. Four people –...

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Nawaz shifted to hospital for medical examination

LAHORE: On Tuesday, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has been brought to the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) from Kot Lakhpat jail for a medical examination amid tight security. According to initial reports, a three-member medical board comprising doctors from the PIC is currently examining the health of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supermo. Upon completion of the medical checkup,...

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Army rescues tourists stranded in Nathia Gali snow: ISPR

ABBOTTABAD: On Tuesday, rescue teams of the military and civil administration rescued tourists stranded in heavy snow near Nathia Gali early Tuesday morning. According to the Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR), the Pakistan Army and Air Force dispatched its  team in support of the civil administration to help the tourists stranded at Toheed Abad near Nathia Gali overnight. The rescue...

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Sahiwal tragedy: NA witnesses heated debate

ISLAMABAD: A heated debate took place in the National Assembly today as the session began at the parliament house in Islamabad. Former Defence Minister Khawaja Asif and minister for human rights Shireen Mazari came head-to-head on the floor of the National Assembly in a debate over Sahiwal tragedy. Addressing a National Assembly session, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khawaja Asif...

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PMD forecasts more rain in various parts of country

ISLAMABAD: According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), more widespread rain is expected in Upper Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Islamabad, Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan during the next 24 hours, A westerly wave was still affecting most of the upper and central parts of the country and likely to persist in upper parts till Wednesday. Widespread rain is likely at Malakand, Hazara,...

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Sahiwal tragedy: Guilty will be given exemplary punishment; PM Imran assures nation

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday assured the nation that those [found] guilty in the Sahiwal incident would be given an "exemplary punishment". In his tweet on Monday PM wrote: " The grief & anger of the people on Sahiwal incident is understandable & justified. I assure the nation that when I return from Qatar not only will the...

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Anti-polio campaign begins nationwide

Web Desk: A week-long anti-polio campaign begins across the country on Monday. Around thirty nine million children under the age of five will be administered anti-polio drops. Two hundred and sixty thousand polio workers are participating in the drive which will go door to door to administer anti-polio drops to the children. PM’s Focal Person for Polio eradication Babar Bin...

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IHC rejects petition seeking PM Imran’s disqualification

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday dismissed a petition seeking Prime Minister Imran Khan's disqualification. During the hearing presided over by Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Mian Gul Hasan Aurangzaib, the petitioner maintained that the prime minister did not reveal that he had a daughter in his nomination papers. “He lied about his daughter, hence he is not...

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HUB: Death toll rises to 27 in accident between coach, oil tanker

HUB: According to latest development, today the death toll rises to 27, as a passenger bus collided with an oil tanker in Hub, Balochistan, Newsone reported. According to police, a passenger coach caught on Monday  fire due to the collision and more than 35 people were inside the vehicle at that time. Rescue officials said that they have started relief...

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Traffic policeman slain in Karachi last night

KARACHI: A traffic policeman was gunned down in an incident of target killing in Garden Town area of the metropolis on Sunday night. According to police, the traffic policeman, identified as Ihtesham Ahmed, was en route to his duty at Mazar-e-Quaid Chowk when men on a motorcycle fired at him. The traffic policeman was shot in his arm and chest,...

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Top US senator urges Trump to meet PM Imran

ISLAMABAD: Leading US Senator Lindsey Graham vowed Sunday to urge President Donald Trump to meet Prime Minister Imran Khan and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to boost Washington's Afghanistan peace efforts. The Republican — an influential ally of Trump — made the comments in Islamabad after meeting with the Pakistani leader, saying Khan was an "agent of change" and a "new partner"...

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Karachi turns chilly post rain as winter season reaches tail end

KARACHI: Heavy rain with thunder and lightning lashed Karachi late Sunday night, turning the weather chilly and plunging large parts of the mega city into darkness. Areas that received heavy rainfall included Gulistan-e-Johar, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Saddar, Malir Cantt, Defence, Clifton, as well as neighbourhoods in the vicinity of the Karachi airport and near Shahrah-e-Faisal and I.I. Chundrigar Road. Power outages hit Gulistan-e-Johar,...

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Sahiwal Incident: Will take prompt action in light of JIT findings, says PM Khan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan vowed swift action against the personnel of the Counter-Terrorism Department if found guilty by a joint investigation team formed to probe Saturday’s alleged encounter in Sahiwal that left four people dead. In a series of tweets on Sunday, the premier expressed his shock at the incident and said the state will look after the children...

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