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NAB summons Murad Ali Shah on Tuesday

KARACHI: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday summoned Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah for questioning, said the sources. Sources indicated that the Sindh CM was ordered to appear before the anti-graft body on Tuesday morning. This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly.

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Misbah-ul-Haq appointed Pakistan cricket Head Coach, Chief Selector by PCB

LAHORE: Former captain Misbah ul Haq has been appointed as the new head coach of the Pakistan cricket team in all three formats on a three-year contract, while Waqar Younis will be the team's bowling coach. According to a press release by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Misbah has been appointed for a three-year term and will also serve as...

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Light rain expected in Karachi as city faces power outages, traffic jams

KARACHI: Light rain is expected to continue in different areas of Karachi on Tuesday as the city reels from the impact of a heavy downpour it witnessed yesterday. Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has forecast light spells of rain in the provincial capital throughout the day. However, the city is unlikely to see another heavy spell of rain till later in...

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PM Khan, Saudi crown prince discuss occupied Kashmir situation

JEDDAH: Prime Minister Imran Khan and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman discussed the situation in Indian occupied Kashmir in a phone call on Tuesday. According to the reports in the Arab media, Premier during his phone call with the Saudi crown prince apprised him about the current situation in occupied Kashmir which has been facing a clampdown since August...

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Families of the martyred personnel to be honoured on Defence Day

RAWALPINDI: The families of the martyred personnel will be honoured on Defence and Martyrs Day on September 6, Director General of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor said on Tuesday. “Defence and Martyrs Day 6 Sep 2019. Like last year, let’s reach out to families of our shaheeds. Every shaheed be remembered,” the military’s media spokesperson shared...

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PM Khan to take federal cabinet into confidence over airspace closure

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan was presiding a meeting of the federal cabinet today to discuss the prevailing situation in Indian occupied Kashmir. The cabinet will discuss an eight-point agenda, which will include the premier taking the cabinet into confidence about the closure of Pakistani airspace to India amid the situation in Kashmir. The cabinet will also give approval for...

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16 dead, 119 hurt in Taliban attack in Kabul

KABUL: The death toll from a late-night suicide Taliban attack in the Afghan capital rose to 16 civilians on Tuesday, with 119 people wounded, an official said. Angry Kabul residents climbed over the wall into the international compound, which has been targeted frequently, and set part of it on fire. Thick black smoke rose from the Green Village, home to...

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Pakistan will not stay quiet over unspeakable sufferings of Kashmiris: FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Tuesday said Pakistan will continue to sensitize the world about the unspeakable sufferings of the people in occupied Kashmir and the Indian atrocities in the valley. Addressing a seminar on foreign policy in Islamabad, the foreign minister said Pakistan will not stay quiet on the dangerous situation prevailing in occupied Kashmir. He said,...

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NAB to not pursue income and sales tax cases

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) will not pursue income and sales tax cases against businessmen, the anti-graft body has announced. In a press release posted on its website, the Bureau states that the business community and the bureaucracy have shown their complete confidence towards the body. “As NAB is a business-friendly department and considers the business community the backbone...

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Posters of Major General Asif Ghafoor surface in occupied Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Many posters and handbills with pictures of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Major General Asif Ghafoor have surfaced in Indian occupied Kashmir, according to reports on Monday. The Kashmir Media Service (KMS) in a report on Monday said the posters and handbills carrying the ISPR spokesperson's pictures surfaced in the disputed valley, carrying the message that Pakistan would...

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Kashmir dispute can only be resolved through dialogue: PM Khan

LAHORE: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said the occupied Kashmir dispute can only be resolved through dialogue and war is never a solution. Addressing the International Sikh Convention held at Governor House in Lahore, the PM said that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government was working on the ideology of the extremist Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Premier Khan said...

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US special envoy shows draft deal with Taliban to Afghan president

KABUL: The US special representative for Afghanistan showed Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Monday the draft of an agreement between the United States and the Taliban expected to clear the way for a phased U.S. troop withdrawal, officials said. Zalmay Khalilzad, the Afghan-born US diplomat who has completed nine rounds of talks with Taliban representatives, is meeting Afghan leaders in...

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Monsoon spell in Pakistan expected to continue till Sept 30: Met dept

Pakistan Meteorological Department (Met) Director Sardar Sarfaraz on Monday said that the monsoon spell in the country is expected to continue till September 30. The Met department official told reporters that the rainfall system in the Arabian Sea and in Indian Gujarat had caused the sea breeze to stop in Karachi, and that still and hot weather is likely to...

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PM Khan praises PAF’s contributions in war against terror

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan appreciated the contributions of Pakistan Air Force in the war against terrorism, nation-building activities, and projecting a positive image of Pakistan, said Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor on Monday. According to DG ISPR Ghafoor, the prime minister visited Air Headquarters Islamabad today, where he was presented a guard of honour....

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Judge video scandal: FIA arrests Nasir Janjua as court rejects bail application

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) arrested suspect Nasir Janjua on Monday in relation to the accountability court judge Arshad Malik’s video scandal case. The case was heard by the cybercrime court’s judge Tahir Mehmood who extended the judicial remand of main suspect Mian Tariq. Suspects Nasir Janjua and Khurram Yusuf were arrested after the court declined their pre-arrest bail...

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Indian deputy high commissioner meets spy Kulbhushan Jadhav in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Indian Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia on Monday met convicted Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav at a sub-jail in Islamabad. The meeting lasted for one hour, according to sources. Ahluwalia had arrived at the Foreign Office earlier today to meet the former Indian Navy officer who was arrested in March 2016 from the province of Balochistan. Jadhav was accused of...

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US Senator Sanders call attention to India’s ‘unacceptable’ actions in IoK

US Senator Bernie Sanders on Sunday raised the plight of Kashmiris, who have been living under a lockdown for four weeks in occupied Kashmir, while separately addressing the 56th Convention of Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). Speaking at the event, Sanders, a Democratic presidential hopeful for the US Elections 2020, termed India's move to annex occupied Kashmir as "unacceptable"....

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