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Turkey sacks 18,500 state employees, including policemen, soldiers and teachers

Turkish authorities ordered the dismissal of more than 18,500 state employees including police officers, soldiers and academics, in a decree published on Sunday. The Official Gazette said 18,632 people had been sacked including 8,998 police officers in the emergency decree over suspected links to terror organisations and groups that “act against national security”. Some 3,077…

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Saleem Baig appointed new PEMRA chairperson

The caretaker government has appointed Saleem Baig as the new chairperson of Pakistan’s electronic media watchdog. Saleem Baig, an officer of the the information service had been serving as the federal government’s principal information officer. According to Radio Pakistan, the information ministry issued a notification regarding Mr Baig’s appointment as chairperson of Pemra after getting…

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Post-mortem: A look at Balochistan govt’s performance

Balochistan province has seen three Chief Ministers in last five years and at least of 3,111 development projects were inaugurated in their combined tenures. How many projects were completed? – Watch this report

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‘Gen Zaheer should tell people whether he was behind PTI sit-in or not’

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said former DG ISI Gen Zaheer-ul-Islam will have to tell the people whether he was behind PTI’s sit-in or not. He called for formation of a Truth and Reconciliation commission to dig out the facts about PTI’s 2014 sit-in. “The people need to know what happened during PTI’s 2014 sit-in,”…

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Female boxers seek govt help, cooperation

Female boxers spoke about the problems they are facing in the society and the failure of the government in supporting them. Boxer Najma lamented on the athletes not getting any support from the government. “The government does not support us,” she said. “Boxers have to bear the taunts of the society.” “We request the Punjab…

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Bilawal promises to make S Punjab separate province if PPP forms next govt

PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has promised to make South Punjab a new province after winning the next elections. “We will make South Punjab a separate province if the PPP forms the next government,” said Bilawal. “Nobody supported us when we raised voice for South Punjab.” “Imran Khan didn’t talk about South Punjab even for…

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People’s thumb, not umpire’s finger will rule in next elections, says Nawaz

Former PM Nawaz Sharif has described the forthcoming elections as referendum and said the people’s thumb will rule the next elections and not the umpire’s finger. “We will bring revolution in the country,” Nawaz said, while addressing a party rally in Jehlum on Monday. “Pakistan will become the Asian tiger.” The ousted PM lashed out…

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Panic brings Bahria Town rates down—closer to pre-bubble prices

If there was a “plot”, it certainly worked. A day after the Supreme Court banned buying and selling in Bahria Town Karachi, the real estate bubble seems to have deflated. “The market rate of [the smallest]125-sq yard plot was around Rs2.5 million a week ago and has come down to its original rate of Rs1.7…

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Taliban fighters seize district in northern Afghanistan

Taliban fighters seized a district in Afghanistan’s remote northern province of Badakhshan after several days of fierce fighting, officials said on Friday, as the insurgents pushed forward their annual spring offensive launched last month. Fighting across Afghanistan has picked up in recent weeks with the return of warmer weather, putting government forces under pressure in…

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Govt had nothing to do with NAB action against Dr Asim, Sharif tells Zardari

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that the federal government had nothing to do with the NAB action against Dr Asim Hussain and other PPP leaders. “Zardari sahib should avoid mudslinging and refrain from distorting the history,” Sharif said on Tuesday. The former President had said on May 30 that Nawaz Sharif shook hands…

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Imran lashes out at Trump for ignoring Pakistan’s sacrifices in Economist interview

PTI chairman Imran Khan has lashed out at US President Donald Trump for ignoring Pakistan’s sacrifices in the “war against terror”. “Donald Trump doesn’t have a proper understanding of Pakistan, especially the whole Pak-Afghan situation as it has evolved since 1979,” said Khan in a podcast interview with the Economist magazine April 26. “It’s a…

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Imran Khan to skip budget session

ISLAMABAD: Imran Khan said he would not attend the budget session being held this Friday. The chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has said that the outgoing federal government does not have the mandate to announce the budget for the whole fiscal year. He has directed parliamentarians Asad Umar and Shah Mehmood Qureshi to protest during the…

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Govt post-mortem: 10,000 MW were added to the national grid, claims Uzma Bukhari

PML-N representative Uzma Bokhari defended the federal government’s performance over the past four-and-a-half years, stating that sincere attempts had been made to end the load shedding menace in the country.  “I’m very proud to say that we were able to live up to the claims we made about ending load shedding,” she said on SAMAA…

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Imran promises FATA-KP merger if PTI forms govt in Islamabad

PESHAWAR: PTI chairman Imran Khan said that his party would merge tribal areas with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa if it formed the government in Islamabad. “FCR will be abolished in consultation with other stakeholders,” Imran said, announcing his plan for the mainstreaming of tribal areas at an event in Peshawar on Wednesday. FCR is a special set…

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Bus drivers taking Karachiites for a ride with increased fare

KARACHI: Commuters are being cheated into paying more by bus and coach drivers. The transport association and regional transport authority are not supporting this price increase. Bus and coach drivers are providing passengers with fake lists to justify the fare hike. Petrol prices were increased by Rs3.56 per liter last month. Prices have been rising…

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Will force Nawaz to quit politics, says Zardari at ZAB’s anniversary

LARKANA: Former president Asif Zardari has ruled out possibility of negotiations with PML-N and said the Nawaz-led party has ‘stabbed PPP in the back with the help of establishment’. “We will not let you form the next government in Punjab,” Zardari said. “The PPP can form a coalition government with any party but not with…

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Govt slashes petrol, diesel prices by Rs2 per litre

ISLAMABAD: The government has reduced the prices of petrol and diesel by Rs2.07 and Rs2.00 per litre respectively for the month of April 2018. It has maintained the prices of kerosene oil and LDO at the same level as in the month of March. According to a notification issued by the Ministry of Finance, prices of…

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Slash petrol price Rs 5, oil authority tells government

KARACHI: The government has been recommended to cut petrol price by more than Rs. 5.00 per litre. Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority forwarded its summary to federal government in which they recommended a cut of Rs. 5.26 per litre in petrol price. The regulation body has suggested the government to increase the per litre cost…

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PML-N dissidents, independents branch off into new Balochistan party

BY: Roohan Ahmed QUETTA: PML-N dissidents and independent lawmakers have formed the Balochistan Awami Party—in an apparent move to engineer the province’s political landscape. “The BAP will protect the constitutional rights of Balochistan and emerge as a strong partner of the federation,” said PML-Q’s Saeed Hashmi. “There will be no compromise on the economic and…

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Rabbani, Imam, Ishrat under consideration for caretaker PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Khursheed Shah discussed potential candidates for the slot of Prime Minister in a caretaker set-up on Tuesday. According to sources, the premier telephoned Shah from the US to discuss the matter. The two have agreed to hold a meeting soon to finalize…

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Khadim Rizvi ‘reportedly corrupt’, capable of instigating youth: ISI report

  By Roohan Ahmed ISLAMABAD: Firebrand Tehreek-e-Labbaik leader Khadim Hussain Rizvi has the ability to instigate and mobilize the youth for any religious cause, said the country’s premier intelligence agency in its report. The report prepared by the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) was submitted in the Supreme Court on Faizabad sit-in. In November last year, Rizvi…

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