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Video: Teary-eyed mother of killed pilot slams PIA’s lies

The mother of PIA pilot Mansoor, who died in the PK-661 crash in Abbottabad, made shocking revelations about the condition of the passenger aircraft. Rejecting the inquiry report, she said that PIA administration was telling lies about the plane’s engines. “My son told us that the plane was flying on one engine and that he…

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January 12, 2017


Hajj stampede: Saudi Arabia rejects Iran criticism

NEW YORK: Saudi Arabia firmly rejected Iran’s criticism of its handling of the hajj pilgrimage Saturday after Tehran demanded an inquiry into a stampede that killed at least 769 people. “I believe the Iranians should know better than to play politics with a tragedy that has befallen people who were performing their most sacred religious…

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September 27, 2015


Colorado rejects medical marijuana for PTSD treatment

DENVER: Colorado health officials on Wednesday rejected a bid by medical marijuana advocates to put cannabis on a list of approved treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder, an agency spokesman said. While Colorado has allowed the use of medical marijuana to treat various ailments since 2001, the state's health board has three times refused to put…

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July 16, 2015


Pakistan rejects US paper's allegation of govt's complicity

NEW YORK: A spokesman of the Pakistan Embassy in Washington Wednesday rejected an insinuation in a recent New York Times editorial about Pakistani government's complicity in the alleged involvement of Axact, a software company, in bogus-degree fraud. In a letter to the newspaper, Nadeem Hotiana, the embassy's press attache, said the Pakistani government had began…

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May 27, 2015


IHC lifts stay on Shafqat's execution

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday dismissed a plea seeking establishment of a judicial commission to determine the age of the death row convict Shafqat Hussain and lift the stay order against his execution. Justice Athar Minnallah announced the verdict, which the court had reserved three days back. The IHC last week granted a stay…

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May 11, 2015


ECP rejects MQM’s request to extend polling time

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan on Thursday rejected MQM’s demand to extend polling time for the on-going NA-246 by-election. Our correspondent said that the Chief Election Commissioner Sardar Raza has rejected the demand to extend polling time by three hours as demanded by the MQM. CEC Raza said that the commission would try to…

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April 23, 2015


Court rejects plea seeking acceptance of PTI resignations

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) has rejected a plea seeking acceptance of resignations from the National Assembly submitted by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf members last year, Samaa reported Monday. A two-member bench, Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Amir Farooq, rejected the plea which was filed by PML-N’s Senator Syed Zafar Ali Shah. Shah challenged the return of…

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April 13, 2015


PTI approves resolution, rejects Asif's remarks: Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Friday that his party approved resolution on Yemen but rejected the remarks by Defense Minister Khawaja Asif. Talking to media outside the Parliament House, the PTI leader said that the leaders must learn how to talk in the Parliament. “Language of “Mochi Gate” should not…

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April 10, 2015


Court rejects Ayyan’s bail plea

RAWALPINDI: A local court rejected on Monday bail plea of a Pakistani model Ayyan, who was booked at the weekend for allegedly trying to smuggle foreign currency out of the country. Ayyan was produced before a court on Monday where her counsel submitted an application for her release on bail. However, the court rejected the…

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March 16, 2015


ECP rejects Khan’s plea for Ayaz Sadiq’s suspension

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday rejected PTI chief Imran Khan’s petition seeking suspension of National Assembly Speaker, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Samaa reported. The PTI chairman had filed application to ECP demanding the Speaker’s suspension on the grounds that a case of election rigging in Sardar Ayaz Sadiq's constituency, NA-122, is under hearing…

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February 12, 2015


Iran rejects controversial new hijab law

TEHRAN: A draft law that would give greater powers to Iran's police and volunteer militias to enforce women's compulsory wearing of the veil has been ruled unconstitutional, state media reported Saturday. Under Islamic law in force in Iran since the 1979 revolution, women must wear loose clothing, known as hijab, that covers the head and…

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January 3, 2015


President rejects mercy appeals of 18 convicts

FAISALABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Wednesday rejected mercy appeals of 18 prisoners on death row, paving way for their execution, Samaa reported. According to Samaa correspondent, death warrants for the condemned prisoners are likely to be issued at anytime today after the President has rejected their mercy appeals.   Earlier today, authorities hanged a man…

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December 31, 2014


Tareen rejects govt proposal on judicial commission

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Secretary General, Jahangir Tareen, Friday rejected the government’s draft proposal on the modalities of a judicial commission to be formed to dig into alleged vote fraud, Samaa reported. “I was utterly disappointed to see the draft was devoid of many mutually agreed points. We have sent it back to Attorney General…

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December 26, 2014


Musharraf rejects Western-style democracy in Pakistan

LONDON: Deeming a democracy based on Western models as impractical in Pakistan, former military ruler Gen (Retd) Pervez Musharraf Tuesday said the South Asian country would be better off with a form of majority rule that agreed to its environment/circumstances, Samaa reported. “You want to impose your kind of democracy in every country, but I’m afraid…

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November 25, 2014


Tareen rejects Rashid’s allegations

MULTAN: Jahangir Tareen, a senior PTI leader, Monday rejected charges of embezzlement leveled by Pervaiz Rashid, federal information minister, against him and his company. Talking to media here, Tareen rejected Rashid’s claim that he was only a minority shareholder of a public limited company JDW Sugar Mills. “Shares held by me, my sons and wife…

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November 24, 2014


Ghani rejects Aitzaz’s take on PTI Larkana show

KARACHI: PPP Sindh-based Senator Saeed Ghani said Saturday PTI failed to attract huge crowd in Larkana yesterday, dismissing his senior colleague Aitzaz Ahsan assessment who adjudged the rally as a big show. Earlier this morning, Aitzaz said: “We should admit that Imran Khan held a huge rally in Larkana.” “May be Aitzaz Ahsan commented on…

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November 22, 2014


Sadiq petition rejected; NA-122 vote recount begins

LAHORE: Scrutiny of votes in constituency NA-122 began Thursday as the Lahore High Court dismissed National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq's petition seeking dismissal of election tribunal proceedings initiated on a plea of PTI chief Imran Khan. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief had filed a petition in election tribunal, challenging Sadiq’s victory in NA-122 and seeking recounting of…

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November 20, 2014


Ahsan rejects Khan’s proposed commission

ISLAMABAD: Federal minister and central leader of ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, Ahsan Iqbal, rejected Imran Khan’s demand to include representatives of intelligence agencies in a proposed commission of Supreme Court, Samaa reported. Earlier today, PTI chief Imran Khan, while addressing thousands of his supporters in Rahim Yar Khan city of Punjab, presented his fresh ‘formula’…

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November 9, 2014


SC rejects petitions seeking to annul 2013 elections

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday rejected petitions seeking to annul May 2013 general elections, Samaa reports. The petitions were heard by a three-member bench of the apex court, chaired by Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk. After arguments with the counsels of the petitioners, the court rejected the application. The petitions which were filed…

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October 29, 2014


ECP refuses to delay Multan by-polls

MULTAN: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) rejected Punjab government’s application seeking postponement of by-elections on National Assembly constituency, NA-149 Multan II, vacated by senior politician Makhdoom Javed Hashmi, Samaa reported Monday. The application came three days after seven people were killed and 40 others wounded in a stampede in Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s huge rally in…

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October 13, 2014


Faisalabad rejects so-called revolutionaries: Punjab govt

LAHORE: People of Faisalabad have rejected so-called revolutionaries, Punjab government spokesman said while referring to Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) rally that held Sunday in the city. Zaeem Qadri, the Punjab government’s spokesman, said the PAT claims of gathering hundreds of thousands of people in a small ground having capacity for only 15,000 people is nothing…

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October 12, 2014

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