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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 ‚ÄėNational Voters Day‚Äô 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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MQM-L involved in terrorism in Balochistan, Karachi: Raza Haroon

Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) leader Raza Haroon said London Secretariat of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) is actively involved in anti-state activities in Pakistan. Talking to media, he said, “We cannot view separately the matters relating Karachi and Balochistan.” He also raised question over the absence of home minister of Balochistan after terroristic incident in the…

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It starts snowing in Murree again

MURREE: Weather in Pakistan has all of a suddent took a turn towards the winter after first showers that lashed several parts of Pakistan including Balochistan, Fata, Khyber Pakhunkhwa and Islamabad. It has again started snowing in Malka-e-Kohsar Murree, giving all the fresh look to the the heaven on earth. It was in the dark…

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This Finnish couple traveled thousands of miles to Pakistan–and loved it

MULTAN: A Finnish couple has traveled thousands of miles to Pakistan to see what the country is like–and whether it be the people or the food, they seem to have fallen in love with it. “When we were coming to Pakistan, we were told not to come to this country since it was a place…

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NA passes Election Amendment Bill 2017 to restore Khatm-i-Nabuwwat laws

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Thursday approved the Elections (Amendment) Bill 2017 to restore laws regarding the Khatm-i-Nabuwwat to their original form. The bill was tabled by Law Minister Zahid Hamid. According to the bill, Sections 7B and 7C of the Conduct of General Elections Order, 2002 were also restored to their original form via…

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Negotiations underway with leaders of Islamabad protesters

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Interior Ahsan Iqbal on Thursday said that he is directly involved in negotiating process with the leaders of those protesting at Faizabad interchange in the capital. Speaking here at the National Assembly, the minister said, “We have strong belief on the finality of Prophethood. We have strong affiliation with the Holy…

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Pakistan, India need to engage in meaningful discussion: FO

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and India need to engage in meaningful discussion on confidence building measures, arms race and strategic stability in South Asia.¬†¬†¬† During weekly media briefing here Thursday Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said Pakistan¬†was committed to its policy of peaceful neighborhood while India’s posture including its false claims of surgical strike and unprecedented…

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Marriage halls asked to wind up their functions before 10 pm

MUZAFFARABAD: The government of AJK on Thursday enforced a law prohibiting wasteful expenditures on marriages. All the Deputy Commissioners have been directed to strictly enforce the prohibitions in their respective jurisdictions. Deputy Commissioner Masood-Ur-Rehaman following the directive here launched the campaign in the capital city to strictly enforce the prohibitions on wasteful expenditures under which…

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We are facing an extraordinary situation in Islamabad: Ahsan Iqbal

ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said on Thursday that the¬†government was facing an extraordinary situation in the federal capital, referring to the protest sit-in stage by religious parties since the past 10 days.¬† Speaking to media personnel, Ahsan Iqbal said that after Imran Khan and Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri, everyone wanted to stage a protest sit-in….

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