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Deliberate targeting of innocent civilians highly unethical: DGMO tells Indian counterpart

ISLAMABAD: Director General Military Operation (DGMO) Pakistan Army has conveyed to his Indian counterpart that continued deliberate targeting of innocent civilians along the Line of Control (LoC) lately in Nezapir, Chirikot and Battal sectors are highly unprofessional and unethical. During an unscheduled Pak-India DGMO Hotline contact, DGMO Pak Army said that such provocations also causing…

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‘Conspirators’ to get nothing except defeat: Maryam

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-N leader Maryam Nawaz Saturday said those, who were involved in conspiracies against the PML-N, would get nothing except defeat. Talking to media-persons after visiting different parts of NA-120 constituency here, she said the PML-N was united and would remain so. Maryam said, “The PML-N believes in politics of serving people and…

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Country to be run in conformity with people’s will: Marriyum

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb talking to the media on the eve of Rugby match between Italy and Pakistan here Saturday, said from now on the country would be run in conformity with the will of the masses and as a consequence of the political maturity shown by…

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PPP to sweep next general election in Karachi: Durrani

NAWABSHAH: Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani has said that in upcoming general elections, people of Karachi would exercise their right to vote without any fear and they will elect genuine representatives. While addressing a large gathering of Pakhtoon community and later on talking to media persons here on Saturday, the Speaker Sindh Assembly said…

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Branded Bandwagon

By Zara Maqbool   Have I been jumping on the branded bandwagon? It’s a question I ask myself many times when the shopping impulse becomes uncontrollable and I have to see whether I am shopping a brand or actually being quality conscious. Ever since my first born came in this world fourteen years ago I…

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Death in the Air

By Nazia Memon Pakistan is facing serious environmental problems for example deforestation, air pollution, noise pollution, climate change, pesticide misuse, soil erosion, natural disasters and desertification. They are getting worse as the country’s economy expands and the population grows. Unfortunately, not much is being done to tackle these issues. The megacities of Pakistan, such as…

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No food scarcity in Pakistan: minister

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Food Security Sikandar Hayat Khan Saturday Bosan said  the country was not facing food scarcity and surplus stock was available to meet the need of people. Talking to Radio Pakistan, Bosan said two million extra cotton bales were produced this year as compare to last year. The Minister said Pakistan was facing…

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Why didn’t Punjab govt take action while protesters were assembling?

ISLAMABAD: Listen to what PML-N leader Talal Chaudhry has to say in response to the question as to why Punjab government did not crack down on the protesters while they were assembling to head over to Islamabad for the dharna. 

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Pakistan dispatches relief assistance to earthquake affectees in Iran

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has dispatched a C-130 plane carrying relief assistance for the affectees of the deadly earthquake that struck Iran on November 12, 2017 and wreaked havoc particularly in the Western Iranian province of Kermanshah. According to foreign office, the relief assistance consists of the items identified by the Iranian side in accordance with the…

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Cabinet body seeks proposal on electricity import from Iran to meet Gwadar needs: Malik

ISLAMABAD: The Cabinet Committee on China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Friday assigned the ministry concerned to submit a detailed proposal regarding the import of electricity from Iran to specifically meet the future needs of Gwadar. Briefing the media about the proceedings of the meeting of the cabinet committee held under the chair of Prime Minister…

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Islamabad dharna: LEAs prepare to move in as deadline nears

ISLAMABAD: Law enforcement personnel prepared to move in on protesters who have staged a sit-in since the past 12 days in the federal capital, SAMAA TV reported on Friday.  According to details, Rangers, Frontier Corps and Islamabad police have surrounded the Faizabaad exchange where the sit-in protest is taking place. In his briefing to the…

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Turbat massacre: Human traffickers arrested from various cities in Punjab

MANDI BAHAUDDIN: Police on Friday arrested a human trafficker who was involved in the Turbat massacre that claimed 15 lives.  According to details, suspect Waheed Khan was taken into custody by police after he was identified by relatives of the victims of Turbat massacre as the human trafficker involved in the incident. Relatives of the…

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COAS meets Shaheed Captain Junaid Hafeez’s family

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa laid wreath at grave of Captain Junaid Hafeez Shaheed and met his family at Islamabad on Friday. Captain Junaid embraced Shahadat in Bajur on 13 November. Chief Of Army Staff paid tribute to the Shaheed and his family for their great sacrifice for the motherland.

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Four TTP terrorists arrested by Punjab Rangers

DERA GHAZI KHAN: Pakistan Rangers Punjab along with intellegence agencies conducted Intelligence Based Operations (IBO) in Dera Ghazi Khan on Friday. During the operation, four TTP terrorists/ affiliates were apprehended. The terrorists were involved in attacks and killing of police officials in KP & Punjab. Automatic weapons including grenades were also recovered from the terrorists.

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Laugh yourselves silly with this humorous exchange between SA MPAs

KARACHI: The focus of discussion during a Sindh Assembly session turned towards cars and gas cylinders, inciting laughs among those present, on Friday.  The discussion during a session of the Sindh Assembly turned informal when MPA Deewan Chawla asked where are gas cylinders fitted inside cars? Provincial minister Nasir Shah, containing his laughter, asked Chawla…

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Dr Asim is no more PPP Karachi Division President

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has accepted the resignation of Dr Asim as the president of PPP Karachi Division, on Friday.  According to details, Dr Asim had submitted his resignation as the party’s Karachi Division President to PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari. Bilawal had accepted his resignation and acknowledged Dr Asim’s services for the…

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I’m being harassed since the past four months: Humaima Malick

LAHORE: Pakistani actress Humaima Malick revealed on Friday that she was being harassed since the past four months and vowed to soon expose those behind the nefarious act.  Speaking exclusively to SAMAA TV, Humaima said that she was being harassed by a group of persons since the past four months. “I know the people who…

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ECP to observe National Voters Day on Dec 7

ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday decided to observe ‘National Voters Day’ on December 7 in a befitting manner in the country. The decision was made in the 14th planning Committee meeting of the commission, which was chaired by Secretary ECP Babar Yaqoob Fateh Muhammad and attended by chief election commissioners and other…

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Cold wave grips parts of Pakistan after rain, snowfall

Following rain and snowfall in Punjab, Balochistan and northern areas, the winter cold has gripped most parts of the country, with minimum temperature recorded minus 4 degree centigrade in Kalat and Skardu. Mainly dry weather is likely to prevail in most parts of the country; however, rain and thunderstorm with snowfall over the hills is…

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Mehran Marri detained at Swiss airport, gets banned from entering country

NEWS DESK: Exiled Baloch leader Mehran Marri, son of late nationalist leader Khair Bakhsh Marri, was detained at the Zurich airport as he, along with his wife and four children, was entering the country. The Swiss government imposed a lifetime ban on his entry into the country on the request of the Pakistani government, which handed over…

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Pakistan ranks ‘Not Free’ for sixth consecutive year in the Freedom on the Net Report

NEWS DESK: Pakistan has ranked ‘Not Free’ for the sixth consecutive year in the Freedom on the Net (FoTN) report. Freedom House released the FoTN report for the year 2017, assessing internet freedom in 65 countries and accounting for 87% of internet users worldwide. The report primarily focuses on developments that occurred between June 2016 and…

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