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BAP’s Sarfaraz Bugti elected senator

Bugti secured 37 votes while his MMA rival Rehmatullah Kakar obtained 20 votes,

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A look back at Kulsoom Nawaz’s political journey

The three-time first lady was diagnosed with throat cancer in August 2017

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CPEC is economic future of Pakistan: General Bajwa

CPEC security shall never be compromised, says army chief

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Imran Khan looks to aggressively pursue dam, housing projects

Imran Khan chaired meetings and discussed viability of dam and housing projects with relevant authorities

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Shangla re-polling: PTI’s Yousufzai wins PK-23

If the turnout remained less than 10%, re-polling will be held on the seat

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Punjab Governor House opened for public visits

The Punjab Governor House was made accessible to the general public on Sunday for the first time. The Governor House is located in the lush green tourist resort of Murree. It was opened for public on Governor Chaudhry Sarwar’s orders after Prime Minister Imran Khan’s advice. Before coming to power, Khan had promised that he…

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Indian Muslims protest to demand 5% reservation in jobs, education

Thousands of Muslims in India’s Maharashtra state took out a massive protest in Pune city on Sunday, demanding five per cent reservation in jobs and education sector. “Five per cent reservation has been allocated to us but is not being granted in any field. We need reservations in education and jobs,” a protestor said, according…

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Punjab, Sindh, KP get new IGs

The federal government has appointed new inspector generals (IGs) for Punjab, Sindh and Khyber Pakhtukhwa police. Dr Syed Kaleem Imam, who was serving as Punjab IG, has been appointed as Sindh IG, replacing Amjad Javed Saleemi. Dr Kaleem Imam is former IG motorway police. He has a PhD in Politics and International Relations. In Punjab,…

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NAB recovered Rs6b since Sep 2017

The National Accountability Bureau recovered Rs6 billion ‘ill-gotten’ money since September 2017. The anti-graft watchdog has recovered Rs296 billion since its inception in 1999. The amount has been deposited in the national exchequer. The recovery of this amount can be termed a remarkable achievement, Chairman NAB, Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal said while chairing a meeting…

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No rift in civil-military relations: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said that there is no rift between civilian and military leadership. He was addressing the main ceremony of Defense and Martyrs Day at GHQ in Rawalpindi. “The civil-military rift is a myth. There is no such thing but a common goal that is to solve the problems of this…

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Impressive navy drills at Karachi beach

A power-packed show by the Pakistan Navy was organized to mark the country’s 53rd Defense Day at Nishan-e-Pakistan Park in Karachi. The show included drills, parades, free-fall and aerobatics by the SSG commandos of navy, army and air force. Governor Imran Ismail was chief guest of the event. A large number of people watched the…

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Eleven aboard flight from Dubai hospitalized in apparent flu outbreak

Laboratory tests on respiratory samples from the patients have yet to confirm the illness, but their histories and symptoms – fever, cough and vomiting – indicate influenza, said Dr. Oxiris Barbot, New York City’s acting health commissioner

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Opinion: The shaky Pak-US alliance

Islamabad and Washington have reiterated to move forward in their relations as US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Pakistan. SAMAA TV’s senior anchor, Nadeem Malik, discusses the complicated and often shaky alliance between the two countries. “The ups and downs continue in our relations. Whenever the US starts pursuing foreign policy goals, we…

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Qatar opens up permanent residency for certain expats

Qatar on Wednesday approved a law to grant permanent residency to foreigners, but not without certain conditions. According to state-run Qatar News Agency, the permanent residency will be for a limited number of expatriates. Officials said Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has issued a decree allowing a maximum of 100 expatriates to gain…

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Sonali Bendre shares her new look

Bollywood actor Sonali Bendre has shared her new look in a social media video documenting her battle with cancer. Sonali Bendre is currently undergoing cancer treatment in New York. As a result of chemotherapy, Sonali Bendre went bald but has now decided that she will wear a wig. In her latest post on Instagram, Sonali…

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IHC to hear petition against Dr Atif Mian’s appointment

The Islamabad High Court on Wednesday accepted for hearing an application challenging the appointment of Dr Atif R Mian as member of the Economic Advisory Council (EAC). IHC judge Justice Amir Farooq will hear the application on Thursday. Hafiz Ehtisham Ahmed, a member of the Lal Masjid’s Shuhada Foundation, had filed the application. Prime Minister…

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US did not ask Pakistan to do more, says Foreign Minister after Pompeo visit

Qureshi said that the Trump administration is revisiting its policies and has realized that there is no military solution to Afghan conflict.

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No, the Rs5,000 note is not being phased out

This is yet another WhatsApp rumour

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Pakistan to elect new president on Tuesday

Presidential election will be held in Tuesday to elect 13th President of Pakistan for next five years. Arif Alvi of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Aitzaz Ahsan of Pakistan People’s Party and PMLN-backed Maulana Fazlur Rehman are vying for the office. The ruling PTI is confident that Alvi will win the election comfortably. The PTI enjoys the…

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Indus Highway ‘death trap’ killed thousands in three years

Over 2,000 people have died in accidents on the Indus Highway in the last three years mainly because of the highway’s Jamshoro-Shehwan section is a single lane. The road is 132 kilometres long. At least 1,780 accidents took place in 2018, leaving 87 dead and 871 injured. The accidents were caused by: 1. The ongoing…

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‘Smart’ electricity meters could be coming soon

The federal government is introducing new prepaid electricity meters. The consumers will be able to top-up the card and use electricity within the limits of the amount. The decision was taken by the Economic Coordination Committee of the Cabinet. Its meeting was presided over by Finance Minister Asad Umar on Monday. The top decision-making body…

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