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PTM leaders Mohsin Dawar, Ali Wazir arrested from Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) leaders and MNAs Mohsin Dawar and Ali Wazir were taken into custody on Tuesday in Islamabad, Akhtar Ali, the station house officer of Kohsar police station, said. Ali said that 15 workers of PTM, including Dawar and Wazir, had been arrested from outside the Islamabad press club, where they were demonstrating against PTM chief Manzoor...

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PTM leaders Mohsin Dawar, Ali Wazir arrested from Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) leaders and MNAs Mohsin Dawar and Ali Wazir were taken into custody on Tuesday in Islamabad, Akhtar Ali, the station house officer of Kohsar police station, said. Ali said that 15 workers of PTM, including Dawar and Wazir, had been arrested from outside the Islamabad press club, where they were demonstrating against PTM chief Manzoor...

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Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan’s Pakistani cousin Noor Jehan passes away in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: Noor Jehan, a cousin of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, has passed away in Peshawar, her family told media on Tuesday. Noor Jehan's younger brother, Mansoor Ahmed, confirmed the news of her death, saying she had been fighting cancer for some time. Jehan, a paternal cousin of the leading Indian film actor, resided in the Shah Wali Qataal area close to...

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Federal cabinet postpones new Sindh IGP appointment as allies express reservations

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet on Tuesday decided against appointing Mushtaq Mahar as the Sindh inspector general of police (IGP) after cabinet members from the province expressed strong reservations over the matter. According to Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, Prime Minister Imran Khan directed Sindh Governor Imran Ismail to once again discuss names...

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60 per cent businessmen feel Pakistan heading in wrong direction: Gallup survey

ISLAMABAD: Nearly 60 percent of the business community in Pakistan feels that the country is heading in the wrong direction, according to a recent survey by analytics and advisory firm Gallup. Gallup Pakistan has conducted a survey of 433 businessmen belonging to different parts of the country in which a sweeping majority have said that the country is not heading...

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SBP keeps interest rate unchanged at 13.25 per cent, says governor

ISLAMABAD: The State Bank of Pakistan has decided to maintain its key policy interest rate at 13.25 percent, announced the central bank's president, Reza Baqir on Tuesday. Addressing a press conference on Tuesday, SBP Governor Reza Baqir said that the central bank has decided to maintain the interest rate and has kept its projection for inflation unchanged at 11-12% for...

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PSL 2020 song ‘Tayyar Hain’ featuring Ali Azmat set to debut tonight

The Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 anthem Tayyar Hain is set for its official release tonight across major television channels at 8:55pm local time. The song featuring Ali Azmat, Arif Lohar, Haroon Rashid and Asim Azhar celebrates the homecoming of the T20 league. The tune, according to a PSL press release, has been produced by renowned musician Zulfiqar Jabbar Khan (Xulfi),...

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Qatar ruler appoints top aide as premier

Qatar’s ruler on Tuesday accepted the resignation Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani and named his successor, the state news agency reported. No reason was given for the change and it is unclear if Sheikh Abdullah remains the interior minister after stepping down as prime minister. New Prime Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al-Thani previously headed up...

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Big conspiracy being levied against me: Sindh IG Kaleem Imam

KARACHI: Amid uncertainty over the future of his post, Sindh's police chief Dr Syed Kaleem Imam on Tuesday said that he would not be transferred from his position so easily, adding that a "big conspiracy" was being staged against him. Addressing the inauguration ceremony of the Sindh Police Martyrs Memorial at Central Police Office (CPO) in Karachi, the Sindh police...

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Afghan president’s comments ‘equivalent to interfering in Pakistan’s internal affairs’: Awan

ISLAMABAD: A day after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani shared his concerns over the arrest of Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) chief Manzoor Pashteen, the government's chief spokesperson Firdous Ashiq Awan deemed his comments "equivalent to interfering in Pakistan's internal affairs". Ghani on Monday, via Twitter, had said that he was "troubled by the arrest of Manzoor Pashteen and his colleagues". The Afghan president had...

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Pentagon confirms its military jet crashed in Afghanistan

GHAZNI: A US military jet crashed in mountainous territory in eastern Afghanistan, where there is a heavy Taliban presence, the Pentagon confirmed Monday, rejecting the insurgents´ suggestions that it was shot down. Afghanistan US Forces spokesman Colonel Sonny Leggett confirmed in a statement that the aircraft was a US Bombardier E-11A, a type of jet used as a military airborne...

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China counts 106 coronavirus deaths as US, others move to evacuate

Deaths from a new viral disease that is causing mounting global concern rose by 25 to at least 106 in China on Tuesday as the United States and other governments prepared to fly their citizens out of the locked-down city at centre of the outbreak. The total includes the first death in Beijing, the Chinese capital, and 24 more fatalities...

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Sheikh Rashid should have resigned after train accidents left 70 dead, observes CJP Gulzar

Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Gulzar Ahmed on Tuesday remarked that Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed should have resigned after a train inferno left 70 people dead near the city of Liaquatpur last year. The top judge made the remarks while hearing a case related to the business and management of Pakistan Railways. Ahmed appeared in court on...

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12 killed, 2 wounded after cylinder blast at Lahore perfume factory

LAHORE: At least 12 people were killed and two others were critically injured on Tuesday after gas cylinders exploded at a perfume factory in Shahdara area of Lahore, setting the entire building ablaze. The fire also caused the roof of the building to collapse, trapping other residents of the building beneath the debris as well as damaging the structure located...

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Youth is our power and strength, we will utilise all resources to facilitate them: PM Khan

KARACHI: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that youth can bring a big difference in society as they have ideas and the spirit to excel. He was addressing the participants during a cheque distribution ceremony to the youth under the ‘Kamyab Jawan Programme' in Karachi on Monday. The cheques were distributed among the successful applicants who had applied for loans...

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CM Murad requests PM Khan to remove Sindh IGP Kaleem Imam

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has requested Prime Minister Imran Khan to remove the incumbent provincial Inspector General of Police Kaleem Imam. In the meeting, PM Imran and CM Murad reached a consensus over probable replacement by the Sindh government, with Sindh Governor Imran Ismail backing the decision to remove the IGP. CM Murad reportedly told the prime minister...

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Coronavirus: Sindh hospitals put on high-alert by provincial govt

KARACHI: Sindh Health Minister Dr Azra Pechuho said in a video message on Monday that she has alerted all public hospitals in the province and asked them to take precautionary measures. The World Health Organisation’s advisory for the coronavirus has been circulated to all hospitals as well. She said infection by the virus causes acute respiratory syndrome resulting in breathing...

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