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Aseefa inaugurates anti-polio campaign

KARACHI: Aseefa Bhutto Zardari inaugurated the anti-polio campaign at Shah Faisal Colony health center here on Tuesday. She administered polio drops to children and distributed gifts among them, said a statement issued here. “We must give the campaign top priority, I appeal to parents to come forward and vaccinate their children,” she said. Adding that…

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FIA to quiz 200 social media activists over anti-army posts

ISLAMABAD: The federal government plans to step up its crackdown on social media activists over purported criticism against Pakistan army despite strong criticism by opposition parties and human rights groups. According to a government’s source, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has finalized a list of 200 people who are likely to be questioned or detained for…

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In Layyah, PTI workers register anti-PM protest with press ups

Dozens of PTI workers Tuesday found an unusual way to register their protest against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who addressed a large gathering of supporters and announced a host of development projects for the impoverished Punjab region. Performing the press ups, the opposition activists said that Prime Minister Sharif had been making same announcements since…

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Video: Imran Khan’s special message to nation

  Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Monday delivered a special video message to nation ahead of his party’s protest scheduled for Friday in the federal capital. Watch what Imran Khan has to say in the video.  

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Video: Abid Sher Ali jumps into crowd

Abid Sher Ali, a minister of state and PML-N leader, became overly excited and jumped into a crowd of supporters in Faisalabad on Saturday. Watch the video.

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Hajj Policy 2017 unveiled

A total of 179,210 pilgrims will proceed to holy Makkah to perform Hajj during 2017 after the federal cabinet in its meeting on  Wednesday accorded its approval for the new Hajj Policy. It is worth mentioning that earlier during 2013 the Pakistan’s Hajj quota was reduced by 20 per cent but with approval for the…

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Corps Commander oversees census exercise in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: Corps Commander Peshawar Lieutenant General Nazir Ahmed Butt on Wednesday visited different areas of Peshawar city and supervised conduct of ongoing census exercise. The Corps Commander met teams engaged in census exercise and reiterated resolve of ensuring unbiased conduct of census, adding that all out efforts by civil, military staff are being put in…

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Video: Traffic Officer dismissed for assaulting senior citizen

PESHAWAR: Under the directives of Inspector General of Police Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Salah-ud-Din Khan Mehsud, DPO Nowshera has dismissed Traffic Officer, Waseem Sajjad for misbehaving with a senior citizen. According to Police on Saturday, a video was aired on a private TV channel in which Traffic Officer Waseem Sajjad misbehaved with a person on main road…

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Video: Asif Zardari shames former top judge

Former President Asif Ali Zardari took a swipe at Chief Justice (retd) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry after a video was shared on social media in which the former top judge and his son can been arguing with passengers after breaking a line at a foreign airport. Watch what Asif Zardari has to say about the video…

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Pakistan is an attractive destination for foreign investors: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Friday said Pakistan was an attractive destination for foreign investors and the government had provided comprehensive facilitation and protection to their financial returns.   He was talking to Iftikhar Aziz, President Pakistan-Sri Lanka Friendship Trade and Investment Association. Iftikhar Aziz was conferred `Tamgha-e-Khidmat’ by President Mamnoon Hussain March 23….

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SBP to announce Monetary Policy on March 25

KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) will announce its Monetary Policy on March 25. An announcement to this effect was made here on Wednesday. – APP

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Three men gunned down in Lahore

LAHORE: At least three people were killed and one sustained severe wounds in a shooting incident in Lahore today (Saturday). According to police, victims Ayub, Shakoor and Naeem were going to court for hearing when opposition party stopped them at Azadi Chowk and opened firing over resistance. Reportedly, Ayub and Shakoor lost thier lives on…

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China calls for Kashmir solution through talks

KARACHI: The Chinese foreign ministry has called for the settlement of the Kashmir issue through dialogue between Pakistan and India. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chun­ying said this while addressing a regular press conference in Beijing on Friday. Answering a question regarding India’s objection to Pakistan’s plan to declare Gilgit-Baltistan, part of Kashmir, its fifth…

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PIA launches trial version of new website

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airline (PIA) has finalized up-gradation of its website for giving a better online experience to its customers and provide them ease of online reservations including multiple sectors. Initially, for few weeks, the new website will be uploaded on trial basis. A link to the new website has been added on the existing…

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Khawaja century powers Aussies ahead of Proteas

Iron-willed Usman Khawaja batted out the entire day to tilt the third day-night Test towards Australia with a masterful century against South Africa on Friday.  At the close on the second day in Adelaide, the Australians were 307 for six in reply to the Proteas’ 259 for nine declared, with Khawaja unbeaten on 138 off 285 balls and Mitchell…

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Kashmiris struggle cannot be suppressed through force: Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Tuesday said legitimate struggle of people of Indian Held Kashmir for right to self-determination cannot be suppressed through might. He was talking to Prime Minister, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), Raja Muhammad Farooq Haider, who called on the minister here and discussed human rights violations in…

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Karachi deputy mayor faces first major test

Arshad Vohra, the deputy mayor of Karachi, is faced with the first major test on the occasion of Eid ul Azha since his election last month. The deputy mayor will have to be on his toes to keep the city clean. Watch details in our report.  

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Sri Lanka to host 2016 Red Bull Campus Cricket World Finals

LAHORE (PR):  After being crowned as the Red Bull Campus Cricket National Champions 2016, University of Central Punjab is now all set for the fifth edition of the world championship of the Red Bull Campus Cricket. The 2016 Red Bull Campus Cricket World Finals will take place in Sri Lanka from September 5-11, 2016. College…

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Pakistan’s foreign exchange reserves stands at US $ 23.038 billion

ISLAMABAD: The total liquid foreign reserves held by the country stood at US$ 23,038.7 million on August 26,2016, according to the central bank. Giving the break-up of the foreign reserves position, a statement of the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) issued on Thursday said that the foreign reserves held by the State Bank of Pakistan…

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Karachi’s mayor Waseem Akhtar to run city via ‘video link’ from behind bars

KARACHI: The imprisoned Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Wasim Akhtar, who is elected as the next mayor of Karachi, will run the teeming metropolis via “video link” from his prison cell, his lawyer said on Wednesday. Waseem, who was arrested last month on suspicion of aiding alleged militants, arrived in an armored police vehicle at…

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Social media blamed for fear-mongering on children kidnapping

Social media has been blamed for fear-mongering regarding alleged children kidnapping in Punjab and other parts of the country. Experts say that sharing of unverified and fake posts regarding children kidnapping was spreading fear in the society. Find out more in our report.

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