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SJC dismisses reference against Justice Qazi Faez Isa

The Supreme Judicial Council dismissed on Monday a reference against Justice Qazi Faez Isa for writing letters to President Arif Alvi. The “private letters” written to the president by Justice Isa “ha[d] not been found by us to be serious or grave enough to constitute misconduct sufficient for his removal from the exalted office of a Judge of the Supreme...

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SJC dismisses reference against Justice Qazi Faez Isa

The Supreme Judicial Council dismissed on Monday a reference against Justice Qazi Faez Isa for writing letters to President Arif Alvi. The “private letters” written to the president by Justice Isa “ha[d] not been found by us to be serious or grave enough to constitute misconduct sufficient for his removal from the exalted office of a Judge of the Supreme...

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Pakistan’s political, military leadership on same page: FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Monday said Prime Minister Imran Khan had decided to extend the tenure of General Qamar Javed Bajwa as Chief of Army Staff (COAS) for another three years keeping in mind the security environment in the entire region, including Afghanistan and Indian-Occupied Kashmir. Talking to media here at the federal capital, FM Qureshi said,...

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PM Khan approved 3 year extension in COAS Bajwa’s tenure

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved an extension in the tenure of Army Chief (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa for another three years, a notification issued by the premier's office said. The brief notification issued on Monday from the PM Office reads, "General Qamar Javed Bajwa is appointed Chief of Army Staff for another term of three years from...

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Explosions in Afghanistan injured dozens on 100th Independence Day

KABUL: A series of bombings struck restaurants and public squares on Monday in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, wounding at least 34 people, officials said, as the country marked the 100th anniversary of its independence. No group claimed responsibility for the 10 bombs but both, the militant Islamic State (IS) group and the Afghan Taliban militants operate in the...

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PM Khan’s ‘Kamyab Jawan Programme’ launched for youth elevation

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister's Youth Affairs Programme (PMYAP) has launched the 'Kamyab Jawan Programme’ for the socioeconomic development of the youth in the progress of the country. According to an official, under the programme a vast array of projects and initiatives would be undertaken in education, skill training, entrepreneurship, and civic engagement for the country’s youth. These initiatives would focus on...

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Opposition hold All-Party Conference on Maulana Fazlur Rehman’s call

ISLAMABAD: The All-Party Conference (APC) of the opposition went underway in Islamabad around Monday noon. The conference, which was called and is being hosted by Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, is being attended by leaders and members of most opposition parties. However, Pakistan People's Party (PPP) co-chairmen Asif Ali Zardari and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz...

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Legendary Olympian Zakir Hussain passes away

Olympian and former goalkeeper of the national hockey team Zakir Hussain passed away on Monday at the age of 85. Hussain's funeral prayers will be held in his home town Gulshen Anwar Masjid, Jinnah Colony, Wah Cantt. The veteran player won a gold medal at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico and a silver medal at the 1956 Summer Olympics...

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World Humanitarian Day: Peaceful society cannot be formed without principles of love: Buzdar

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar said on Monday a peaceful society cannot be formed without the principles of love and harmony. Addressing an event celebrating the World Humanitarian Day, the Punjab CM said that Islam is a religion of love with humanity and our Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) set an example of love and affection towards...

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Money laundering case: Court extends Zardari, Talpur’s remand till Sep 5

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court in Islamabad extended the judicial remand of former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister, Faryal Talpur, till September 5 in the long-running money laundering and fake bank accounts case. The Park Lane reference and money laundering cases were heard by Accountability Court Judge Muhammad Bashir against the two Pakistan People's Party (PPP) leaders earlier today...

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Iran says it has warned US against seizing oil tanker

Tehran said on Monday that it has warned Washington against making another attempt to seize an Iranian tanker that has departed Gibraltar despite a United States bid to have it detained. “Iran has given necessary warnings to American officials through its official channels [...] not to make such a mistake because it would have grave consequences,” Iran's foreign ministry spokesperson...

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India releases water into River Sutlej, leading to flood alert

In its latest act of aggression against Pakistan, India has released up to 0.2 million cusecs of water into the River Sutlej without notifying the relevant authorities. The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) warned that at least 150,000 to 200,000 cusecs of water from the Indian state of Punjab is expected to spill into Ganda Singh Wala – a village...

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FO summons Indian envoy post unprovoked LoC ceasefire violations

ISLAMABAD: Spokesperson of the Foreign Office Dr Mohammad Faisal on Monday summoned India’s Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia to record Pakistan’s protest over the “unprovoked ceasefire violations” along the Line of Control (LoC) and the Working Boundary by Indian forces. On Sunday, two Pakistani civilians were martyred when the Indian army engaged in unprovoked firing at the Line of Control...

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Rajnath Singh’s comments ‘reflective of’ India’s predicament: FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: The comments made by Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on the situation in occupied Kashmir are "reflective of the predicament that India finds itself in", Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said, according to a statement released Sunday by a spokesperson for his ministry. Responding to the Indian defence minister's comments, FM Qureshi's statement reads, India found itself in the...

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5 dead, various injured in Upper Dir blast

UPPER DIR: On Sunday, at least six people died and 19 others, including three police officers, were injured in a roadside blast near a double-cabin vehicle in the Gamadand area at Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Upper Dir district, said local police. According to the district police officer (DPO), Mian Naseeb Jan, the bomb, planted in the vehicle, was detonated by remote control. The...

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Pakistan takes up issue of IoK supporters’ account suspension with Facebook, Twitter

Director General (DG) Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor, through his personal Twitter account, on Sunday said that Pakistani authorities have taken up with Twitter and Facebook the alleged suspension of Pakistani social media accounts posting in support of Kashmir. He also invited social media users to share information about accounts that have been suspended. https://twitter.com/peaceforchange/status/1162859253683695617 Maj Gen...

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PTI govt vows to repair economic damages as it completes a year in power

ISLAMABAD: The government of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is repairing the economic damage done by the previous governments, Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood said to Radio Pakistan on Sunday which marks completion of incumbent government's first year in power. PTI had taken "tough decisions" to address the economic crisis in Pakistan, said Mahmood. While praising the...

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