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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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Turkey claims to have captured sister of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

ISTANBUL: Turkish forces in northern Syria have detained a sister of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of Daesh who was killed in a US raid, a senior Turkish official said Tuesday. "Turkey has captured Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's sister" in a raid near the town of Azaz, the official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told AFP. He named the woman as...

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Nawaz discharged, to be shifted to Sharif Medical City Hospital

LAHORE: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has been discharged from the Services Hospital, on Tuesday. Hospital sources claimed that the former prime minister had been discharged from the hospital where he had been undergoing medical treatment for the past two weeks. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif and Nawaz's daughter Maryam are also present in the hospital with the...

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CTD kills 3 suspected terrorists after exchange of fire

QUETTA: Three suspected terrorists were killed by officials of the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) on Tuesday during an exchange of fire in Quetta district's Ghabarg village, a spokesperson said. After a suspicious vehicle continued to move despite being signalled by CTD personnel to stop, the exchange of fire took place. Security officials said they also recovered weapons and explosives from the...

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Australia defeats Pakistan by 7 wickets, takes a lead in series

CANBERRA: Host Australia on Tuesday defeated Pakistan by 7 wickets in the second Twenty20 International here at Manuka Oval in Canberra. Steven Smith played a magnificent inning of 80 runs off 51 balls and helped Kangaroos claim the victory. Mohammad Irfan, Imad Wasim, and Mohammad Amir took one wicket each. Iftikhar Ahmed with 62 runs and skipper Babar Azam with...

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Contempt of court: IHC directs Awan to submit written apology by Saturday

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday directed Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan to submit a written apology to the court by Saturday. IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah, during the hearings of the contempt of court case against the special assistant, issued the directives. The IHC Chief Justice asked for a written...

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Pakistan ‘disappointed’ by US outlook on anti-terror measures: FO

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office on Tuesday said it was "disappointed" by a report issued recently by the US Department of State, which had criticised the Pakistani government for allegedly not doing enough to curb militant outfits, including Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad. "Pakistan is disappointed with assertions made in the US Department of State’s Country Report on Terrorism 2018," the Foreign Office statement on...

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Azadi March: Opposition decides to continue protest

ISLAMABAD: The Opposition parties unanimously decided to continue with their protest in the federal capital following the All Parties Conference (APC), with their resolution to be announced during the rallies by Jamiat-e-Ulema Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman. The opposition's all-parties conference (APC) was held in Islamabad to decide its future course of action regarding the Azadi March in Islamabad....

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Pakistan Army ready to counter any threats against country: COAS Bajwa

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa said on Monday that the army is ready to counter any threat including that of from across the border, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). According to the ISPR, the COAS presided over the 226th Corps Commanders’ Conference held at the General Headquarters today. The forum reviewed the geo-strategic and...

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Don’t undermine state as it comes before politics: PM Khan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Monday that the authority of the state should not be undermined as it comes before politics. The premier made the statement while meeting Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Babar Awan here today. “We will not let the state become weak in any way,” said the prime minister, adding that the law applies equally to...

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Lack of educational, employment opportunities drives youth towards crime: PM Khan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Friday that lack of education and employment opportunities drives youth towards crime. Addressing the inauguration ceremony of the Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship programme here at the federal capital, the premier said that the programme will help the youth overcome obstacles in the way to progress and development. Earlier today, PM Imran announced that he...

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Maryam Nawaz granted bail by LHC in Chaudhry Sugar Mills case

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday granted bail to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Maryam Nawaz on humanitarian grounds in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case. Justice Ali Baqar Najafi headed the division bench that reserved the verdict on Oct 31. In its verdict, the court directed Maryam Nawaz to submit her passport with the court to secure her...

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Rabi Pirzadah quits showbiz

Rabi Pirzada after getting embroiled in a scandal recently has announced her decision to quit showbiz on Monday. The singer turned to her official Twitter handle to publicise the decision of her putting an end to her career after some private videos and pictures of her were leaked online and started making rounds on social media. “I, Rabi Pirzada am...

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Three protesters killed in Iraq’s Karbala near Iran consulate: medics

KARBALA: Three protesters were shot dead overnight during a demonstration outside the Iranian consulate in Iraq's holy city of Karbala, the head of the forensics department there told AFP on Monday. Security forces in Karbala fired live ammunition to disperse protesters trying to scale the walls of the consulate in the southern city and torch it. AFP correspondents witnessed protesters...

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2 security personnel martyred, one injured in North Waziristan blast

PESHAWAR: At least two security personnel martyred and another suffered injuries in blast near Mirali town of North Waziristan tribal district on Monday, said the officials. The blast was targeting the Bomb Disposal Squad, according to the officials. The bodies of the martyred officers, named Insar Mehdi and  Shafqat Shah, along with the injured sepoy named Murtaza were shifted to...

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PM Khan to launch ‘largest ever’ need-based scholarship scheme today

Prime Minister Imran Khan announced that he will be launching the country’s “largest-ever need-based undergraduate scholarship programme” on Monday. In a tweet, the premier said, “I will launch the largest ever needs-based undergraduate scholarship programme in the history of Pakistan today.” https://twitter.com/ImranKhanPTI/status/1191241635717357569 According to the details, the programme will be launched under the Ehsaas programme which is focused on poverty...

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Azadi March: All Parties Conference to be held today to discuss on future course of action

ISLAMABAD: The opposition will hold an all-parties conference (APC) today (Monday) to decide its future course of action regarding the Azadi March in Islamabad. Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Fazlur Rehman will preside the meeting of the APC where all the opposition parties will decide their future course of action. According to sources, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will not be...

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