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China commends Pakistan Navy’s efforts for maritime security

ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Navy Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi met his Chinese counterpart Shen Jinlong and Deputy Administrator of State Administration for Science, Technology & Industry (SASTIND) Xu Zhanbin on Tuesday. Admiral Abbasi highlighted Pakistan’s commitment and contributions in fight against terrorism including participation of Pakistan Navy in multinational Task Forces against piracy and…

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Incorrect reporting on Nawaz, Maryam speech ‘ban’ angers CJ

Reported by: Zulqarnain Iqbal ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar expressed anger at the incorrect reports ran by some news channels that Lahore High Court had placed a ban on Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz’s speeches.  “Everyone is busy providing his analysis but no one is reading the court order,” said Justice Azmat Saeed. “Where…

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Syria strikes ‘for honour of international community’: Macron

Strasbourg, France: France, Britain and the United States carried out air strikes targeting chemical weapons sites in Syria to defend the “honour of the international community”, French President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday. “Three countries have intervened, and let me be quite frank, quite honest — this is for the honour of the international community,” Macron…

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Off-screen antics of Salman Khan – Watch

Accused of killing a homeless man, hunting endangered wildlife and assaulting a former Miss World, Bollywood superstar Salman Khan’s off-screen life is almost as dramatic as the epics he stars in. Watch this report…

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Arrangements in full swing for PSL final in Karachi

The Sindh government and Karachi city administration is gearing up for Pakistan Super League three final scheduled on March 25 in Karachi. Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah is overseeing the security issues and construction work around National Stadium. Watch this report…

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KU VC orders inquiry into ‘harassment’ claims

KARACHI: Karachi University Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Mohammad Ajmal Khan has ordered an inquiry into allegations of harassment and blackmailing made by students against a professor of the varsity, a day after Samaa highlighted the issue. “Dr Ajmal Khan has taken notice of the complaints lodged by some students and initiated an inquiry,” said ‘Awaz’…

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Explainer: Nadeem Malik breaks down horse-trading in the Senate

Watch views of Samaa’s senior anchorperson Nadim Malik on sale and purchase of votes in the recent Senate elections in Pakistan…

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Flood-like situation in KP, FATA, Kashmir

PESHAWAR: Rain in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, FATA, Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir caused flood like situation in the mountainous regions on Tuesday and Wednesday, as the Met Office predicts more downpour. Westerly wave is affecting upper parts of the country and likely to persist till Thursday, according to Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD). Weather Forecast for night: Rain-thundershower…

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WB to launch prosperity fund for Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The World Bank in collaboration with UK Prosperity Fund would formally launch prosperity fund for Pakistan for the capacity building of federal and provincial institutions involved in promotion of investment in the country on Friday. Under this initiative capacity building of Federal Board of Investment (BoI) and Sindh Board of Investment would be undertaken,which…

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Pir Sialvi on way to Lahore: Punjab govt faces yet another crisis?

LAHORE: Pir Hameed ud Din Sialvi is to address a rally at Data Shrine in Lahore to renew his demand for the resignation of Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah. Sialvi is leading a caravan of hundreds of devotees from his hometown to Lahore. He will be joined by the leadership of Pakistani Sunni Tehreek and…

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Muslim countries need unity to face challenges: Chairman Senate

ISLAMABAD: Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani Tuesday said the Muslim countries need unity to face myriad challenges posed by the emerging threats as well as jingoistic policies of the unilateralist powers. Chairman Senate is currently visiting Tehran to attend the 13th conference of the Parliamentary Union of the OIC Member States (PUIC) on the special…

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Around 388 cases transferred to special trial courts under NAP: NACTA

ISLAMABAD: Around 388 cases have been transferred to 11 special trial courts, established under National Action Plan (NAP) are serving as a cogent deterrent against terrorism. The performance of Special Trial Courts (STCs) is crucial in sentencing terrorists and preventing further promotion of terrorism. The decrease in incidence of terrorism can be attributed to quick…

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Imran Khan’s marriage rumours: This is what Bilawal Bhutto has to say

PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto said he would like to congratulate PTI Chairman Imran Khan if a media report about his third marriage was true. “It is his personal life. And I think it’s unfair. And if media report is correct, I congratulate Imran Khan,” Bilawal said.  

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Flashback: When Imran Khan supported Musharraf’s decision to join US-led war against terrorism

PTI Chairman Imran Khan has been a staunch critic of Pakistan’s decision to join the US-led war against terrorism. But an old video appears to suggest that the cricketer-turned-politician had put his weight behind Pervez Musharraf’s foreign policy following 9/11 attacks. “Circumstances that Pakistan faced today bearing in mind that how the world’s opinion has…

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Pak-Afghan border fencing imperative to regulate movements: Asif

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif Tuesday said Pakistan had started work of fencing border with Afghanistan as it was imperative to regulate cross-border movement. Pakistan had started work of fencing the border at its own resources and Afghanistan should also initiate work as it was a collective responsibility of both the countries, he said…

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Marriyum rebuts media reports about rejection of PPP proposals on Delimitation Bill

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage Ms Marriyum Aurangzeb strongly rebutted media reports that Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbassi had rejected 11 proposals presented by the PPP as a condition for supporting the government Bill on Delimitations of constituencies resulting in a deadlock on the issue. In a statement…

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