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LHC decision on Nawaz’s travel reinforces ‘spirit of cabinet’s decision’: Akbar

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Accountability Shahzad Akbar on Sunday said that the Lahore High Court's (LHC) decision to unconditionally allow former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to travel abroad for four weeks for medical treatment, in fact, "reinforces the spirit of the cabinet decision" on the issue. He was addressing a press conference alongside Attorney General Anwar...

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Opening of Kartarpur corridor will help maintain peace: Sunny Deol

Sunny Deol, famous Indian film star and Member of Parliament from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), last week said that the opening of the Kartarpur corridor between Pakistan and India would help maintain peace. According to a report by the Indian news website NDTV, Deol made the remarks while expressing his happiness on visiting Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur. "It...

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Smog in Lahore rises to dangerous level

On Wednesday, Lahore’s air quality dropped to dangerous levels again, as citizens reported waking up to a hazy morning. At 10am the Air Quality Index (AQI) was reported at 466 by Lahore Air, a private initiative to monitor the city’s toxic air. . Last time a soupy air blanketed the city, with AQI dropping to 800, the Punjab government shut...

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Exports of pharmaceutical products rises to 12.35 percent

ISLAMABAD: The exports of pharmaceutical products during the first quarter of current financial year grew by 12.35 percent as compared to the exports of corresponding period of last year. According to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, the pharmaceutical exports were recorded at 55.481 million dollars during July-September 2019-20 as against the exports of 49.383 million dollars during July-September 2018-19 showing...

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Statue of Indian pilot Abhinandan put on display in Karachi

A statue of an Indian pilot whose plane was shot down by the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) over Indian-occupied Kashmir earlier this year has been put on display in Karachi, invoking the ire of India's media. The life-sized statue of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman — complete with his signature moustache — has been installed in an exhibit at the PAF...

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Govt to import tomatoes from Iran to curtail skyrocket price

ISLAMABAD: After a delay of more than a month, the government has finally reached a decision to explore avenues including import of tomatoes from Iran to arrest the skyrocketing prices of the vegetable in the domestic market. The combination of ill-timed government policies and bad weather caused disruption in supply of tomatoes — a kitchen staple — across the country...

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Republicans, Democrats draw battle lines over Trump impeachment inquiry hearings

WASHINGTON: Republicans and Democrats in Congress set battle lines on Tuesday ahead of televised hearings on the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, drawing a vow from the Democrat leading the probe to thwart “sham investigations” into presidential hopeful Joe Biden’s family. The hearings, due to start at 10am Wednesday and continue into next week, will push the inquiry into...

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Lockdown:Indian illegal seige in occupied Kashmir extends 100 days

SRINAGAR: Kashmir on Tuesday marked 100 days since India stripped the occupied valley of its autonomy and imposed a strict communications blackout, with local journalists protesting the internet ban. Tensions have been high since August 5 when the Indian government moved to bring the restive Himalayan region under direct rule, cut telecommunications and detained thousands to quell any unrest. Shops...

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Sources say Nawaz refused to travel London on conditional permission

LAHORE: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif refused to go abroad after 'conditional permission' was granted by the government to remove his name from the Exit Control List (ECL) on Tuesday. Sources claimed that a one-and-a-half hour meeting was held between the former prime minister and his brother Shehbaz Sharif at Jati Umra. The Sharif brothers' departure for London remains unconfirmed....

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Ousted from Italy and Britain Pedophile leading porn syndicate in Pakistan arrested

RAWALPINDI: Leader of a global child porn syndicate arrested from Pakistan, confesses to harrowing tales of child abuse and forced filming of underage adolescents in compromising positions. The accused has been ousted from Italy and Britain over allegations of pedophilia in the past. He was caught in the jurisdiction of Rawat Police Station, revealed the Capital City Police Officer (CPO)....

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Waziristan IED blast: Three Pakistan Army soldiers embrace martyrdom, says ISPR

NORTH WAZIRISTAN: Three Pakistan Army soldiers embraced martyrdom on Tuesday in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast. According to the ISPR, three members of the army's patrolling team were martyred from the IED blast and one was injured. The names of the martyred soldiers are Sepoy Sajid, Sepoy Riasat and Sepoy Babar. After the explosion, Pakistan Army cordoned off the...

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Azadi March: Fazl set to enact Plan B

ISLAMABAD: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman approved Plan B of the Azadi March, sources said Tuesday. Sources disclosed that the JUI-F plans to close all main roads throughout Sindh, Punjab, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It was also learned that all main roads of Islamabad and Rawalpindi will be closed as well by the Azadi Marchers. In the meeting,...

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Gilani sounds alarmed over occupied Kashmir situation in a letter to PM Khan

SRINAGAR: All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) Chairman Syed Ali Gilani has thanked Prime Minister Imran Khan and the people of Pakistan for their support to the Kashmir cause and sacrifices for the oppressed people of Jammu and Kashmir, Kashmir Media Service reported. In a letter addressed to the prime minister, Gillani appreciated the way PM Imran spoke at the United...

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Bangladesh train collision claims 15 lives

DHAKA: At least 15 people were killed and 58 others injured when two trains collided in eastern Bangladesh early Tuesday, police said. Three coaches were sent tumbling off the tracks at Mondolbhag station in the town of Kasba when a Dhaka-bound intercity train and a locomotive bound for Chittagong collided. "At least 15 people have been killed. And another 58...

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Baba Guru Nanak’s 550th birth anniversary: SBP issues commemorative coin

KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Tuesday formally issued a commemorative coin on the occasion of 550th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak. A ceremony to this effect was held in Karachi. Speaking on the occasion, SBP Governor Reza Baqir said the purpose of releasing the commemorative coin by the central bank was to supplement and be part...

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Court dismisses plea seeking Zardari’s transfer to Karachi for medical treatment

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court on Tuesday dismissed a plea seeking permission to shift former president Asif Ali Zardari to Karachi for medical treatment. Zardari's counsel Farooq H Naik had filed an application seeking better facilities for Faryal Talpur — a Pakistan People's Party (PPP) leader and Zardari's sister. During today's proceedings, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor told the court...

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Sikhs celebrate founder Guru Nanak’s birth anniversary

It is one of the biggest birthday celebrations in the world: millions of Sikhs will Tuesday mark the 550th birth anniversary of the founder of their religion, the Guru Nanak. The annual celebration has been given extra significance this year with the opening of the Kartarpur Corridor, a secure, visa-free passage between  India and Pakistan that gives Indian Sikhs access...

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