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TTS terrorist among 21 suspects held in Punjab operations: ISPR

LAHORE: Pakistan Rangers Punjab, Counter-Terrorism Department, police and intelligence agencies intensified operations in Punjab during the last 24 hours, arresting scores of arrests. According to a statement issued by the ISPR, operations were conducted in Lahore which resulted into apprehension of 21 suspects including Tehrik e Taliban Swat (TTS) terrorist, unregistered Afghan residents and a…

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Spokesman says Interior Minister was excluded from PML-N’s consultative process

ISLAMABAD: An interior ministry spokesperson on Wednesday dispelled the impression that Interior Minister was angry or efforts were being made to placate him. “The truth is that the interior minister had taken a stance on some important matters in the PML-N’s internal meetings, after which he was sidelined from the consultative process,” the spokesperson said….

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Success in Afghanistan unattainable without Pak cooperation: US Gen Dunford

WASHINGTON: US General Joseph Dunford, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff has said that cooperation from Pakistan was absolutely essential for the United States to be successful in Afghanistan, but warned against putting a timeline for any exit strategy that would undermine support from Islamabad. Gen Dunford made the remarks at the eighth annual Aspen Security…

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LHC Multan bench judges to resume hearing of cases from 31st

LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) Multan bench judges will resume hearing of cases at Multan bench as per summer roster from July 31 ( Monday). A statement issued by LHC media cell here on Thursday said that LHC Chief Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah took the decision in view of problems faced by the litigants….

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SC expresses displeasure over lack of progress on Quetta inquiry commission report

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday expressed displeasure over the lack of progress made on the recommendations of the Quetta inquiry commission. A three-member SC bench headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa heard the suo moto notice case pertaining to the suicide bombing in Quetta on August 8, 2016, which had claimed 76 lives, including…

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DHA vigilance team razes outdoor seating of chai dhabas

By Shahjahan Khurram KARACHI: The going has not been good for open-air tea cafes or as they are referred to in the local language as chai dhabas  during the past couple of days as the DHA vigilance team has taken action against these eateries for encroaching. The outdoor seating of Chai Wala and Chai Shai was…

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EXCLUSIVE: Is there a connection between Khawaja Asif and Panama Papers?

KARACHI: Person representing a UAE firm which had hired Federal Defence Minister as “Management Consultant” has figured in the Panama Papers which put spotlight on offshore firms of several world leaders and businessmen from around the world. According to a copy of the contract letter obtained from the UAE Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization,…

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US Consul General, Sindh Culture Secretary celebrate anniversary of Lincoln Corner Karachi

KARACHI: Consul General Grace Shelton joined Sindh Culture Secretary Akbar Laghari to commemorate the 1st Anniversary of Lincoln Corner Karachi, a partnership between the U.S. Consulate General and the Sindh Ministry of Culture.  The corner celebrated its one-year anniversary with an all-day series of programs and activities, showcasing American games, English-language conversation classes, and tech…

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Nisar voices concern over use of British, South African soil for bloodshed in Karachi.

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Wednesday appreciated the performance of Sindh Rangers in establishing peace and curbing activities of anti-social elements in Karachi. Director General Sindh Rangers Major General Muhammad Saeed phoned the minister and briefed him on arrest of accused, having contacts with networks in South Africa and…

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Experts vow to jointly to tackle Pakistan’s Climate Change-related challenges

ISLAMABAD: The Civil Society Coalition for Climate Change (CSCCC) in collaboration with the Ministry of Climate Change (M/oCC) held on Wednesday an event entitled, “Framing Pakistan’s Agenda: Pre-COP23 Consultative Dialogue” in Islamabad. The event brought together representatives from the Ministry of Climate Change and related government departments as well as practitioners and experts in the…

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Mufti calls for public execution of Panchayat’s members over ‘revenge rape’

Islamic scholar Mufti Zubair called for public execution of Panchayat’s members who ordered rape of a teenage girl to avenge another incident of sexual assault in Multan the other day. Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has taken strict notice of the incident of rape in Muzaffarabad area of the city. According to a…

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Arthur hopes international cricket to return to Pakistan

Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur said Wednesday he hoped a proposed tour of the World XI to the South Asian country would bring the embattled nation a step closer to reviving international cricket. Pakistan have not hosted international cricket – barring a limited over series against Zimbabwe in 2015 – since terrorist attacks on the Sri…

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EXCLUSIVE: Khawaja Asif draws monthly salary of Rs1.43 million from UAE firm

KARACHI: Federal Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif is drawing a monthly salary of Rs1.43 million from a UAE’s firm, it emerged on Wednesday. According to a copy of Khawaja Asif’s contracts letter  obtained from the UAE Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, the Pakistani defence minister works as a “Management Consultant” in a Abu Dhabi-based…

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Banned outfits are operating from Afghanistan: Rangers

KARACHI: Rangers spokesman Colonel Qaiser said that banned outfits are operating from Afghanistan. Addressing the media on Wednesday, the Rangers spokesman stated that security forces are keeping an eye on them. Colonel Qaiser also stated that two target killers affiliated with Muttahida Qaumi Movement – London were arrested from Karachi. The Rangers spokesman added that a firing…

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China to encourage eligible enterprises for business, investment in Pakistan

BEIJING: China will continue to encourage its eligible enterprises to go to Pakistan for business and investment aimed at conducting mutually beneficial cooperation, said Chinese Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson Lu Kang on Wednesday. China attaches great importance to China-Pakistan all weather strategic cooperative partnership and we are committed to conducting trade and investment cooperation with Pakistan,…

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Another cricketer joins politics

LAHORE: Former Pakistan cricketer Saleem Malik has decided to join politics, Samaa reported. Malik has joined Pakistan Muslim League – Quaid (PML-Q) and also met its leader Pervez Elahi. He ensured his full support and cooperation to the party. The ex-cricketer will play politics from PML-Q platforms and will represent the party on different forums….

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Watch: AIG Sindh Police’s report makes startling revelations

Startling revelations were made by AIG Sanaullah Abbasi in his report, submitted in Karachi Registry of Supreme Court of Pakistan, regarding Sindh Police.

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Pakistan’s military industrial base better than ours: Indian Army Vice Chief

NEW DELHI: Indian Vice Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Sarath Chand has admitted that Pakistan has a better industrial base than their country. An Indian news agency reported that Chand stated, ‘Pakistan probably has a better industrial base, as far as defence production is concerned, than our country.’ Chand lamented on India’s failure to…

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Fuel supplies run out as oil tankers strike enters third day

KARACHI/QUETTA/FAISALABAD/ABBOTTABAD: The crisis involving petroleum products has intensified in the country as the strike by All Pakistan Oil Tankers Owners Association (APOTOA) entered third day on Wednesday. The shortage of petroleum products has left distraught citizens looking for the fuel in different cities from Karachi to Kashmir, thanks to the blackmailing of oil tankers mafia….

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Dar, US NSA hold telephonic conversation

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar and US National Security Advisor Lieutenant General Herbert Raymond McMaster had a telephonic conversation Tuesday evening. The two leaders discussed matters of bilateral interest and recalled their meeting in Washington D.C. on April 25, 2017 in which they had held a detailed discussion on working together to take…

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US consulate in Karachi issues travel advisory for Americans over terror threats

The United States Consulate General in Karachi has temporarily cancelled all official and unofficial travel of U.S. government personnel traveling to and from Jinnah International Airport Karachi until further notice. In a warning issued on Tuesday, the US consulate advised its citizens that the risk for violence at or near the airport in Kartachi is…

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