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Afghan football officials face travel bans over sex abuse claims

Officials have been placed on no-flying list and are prohibited from leaving country

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December 29, 2018


Ministers aren’t allowed to leave Islamabad when Parliament is in session

The prime minister wants them to stay in Islamabad and attend the sessions

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October 28, 2018


Fake accounts: 71 suspects barred from flying abroad

The accused are under trial in money laundering case

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October 9, 2018


Zardari, Faryal need clearance to leave Pakistan

The action was taken in money laundering case

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September 25, 2018


Zardari, Faryal Talpur barred from leaving Pakistan

Report: Noor-ul-Ameen The federal interior ministry has directed officials at airports across the country to bar former President Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur from going abroad. The decision to put the names of PPP Co-Chairperson Zardari and ex-MNA Faryal Talpur on Exit Control List was taken on Supreme Court’s order. Zardari and…

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July 9, 2018


Trump travel ban on Muslim-majority countries faces Supreme Court showdown

WASHINGTON: The first big showdown at the U.S. Supreme Court over President Donald Trump’s immigration policies is set for Wednesday when the justices hear a challenge to the lawfulness of his travel ban targeting people from several Muslim-majority countries. The case represents a test of the limits of presidential power. Trump’s policy, announced in September,…

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April 22, 2018


PPP MNA questions govt failure to place Sharif family on ECL

By Faizan Khan ISLAMABAD: PPP MNA Naveed Qamar on Friday questioned the government’s failure to place a travel ban on ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family in the light of NABs’ recommendations. The anti-corruption watchdog had requested the interior ministry to place the names of Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz, Hassan Nawaz, Hussain Nawaz…

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March 16, 2018


U.S. court says Trump travel ban unlawfully discriminates against Muslims

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump’s travel ban targeting people from six Muslim-majority countries violates the U.S. Constitution by discriminating on the basis of religion, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday in another legal setback for the policy, reported Reuters. The Richmond, Virginia-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, on a 9-4 vote, became the second…

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February 16, 2018


US lifts ban on refugees from 11 countries

NEWS DESK: The United States announced Monday it was lifting its ban on refugees from 11 “high-risk” countries, but said those seeking to enter the US would come under much tougher scrutiny than in the past, reported AFP. Applicants from 11 countries, unnamed but understood to include 10 Muslim-majority nations plus North Korea, will face…

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January 30, 2018


SC allows Trump travel ban to take effect pending appeal

WASHINGTON: The US Supreme Court said Monday that the government could fully enforce a revised ban on travelers from six mainly Muslim countries pending appeal, backing President Donald Trump in the year-long battle over the controversial measure. The court stayed October rulings from two lower courts that had blocked implementation of the open-ended ban on…

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December 5, 2017


Trump’s travel ban partially allowed to go into effect

WASHINGTON: A U.S. appeals court in California on Monday let President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban go partially into effect, ruling the government can bar entry of people from six Muslim-majority countries with no connections to the United States, reported Reuters. A three-judge panel of the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals partially…

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November 14, 2017


North Korea, Venezuela, Chad among 8 countries on new US travel ban

NEWS DESK: President Donald Trump issued a new open-ended travel ban on Sunday that saw North Korea, Venezuela and Chad among a list of eight countries cited for poor security and lack of cooperation with US authorities, reported AFP. The new restrictions replace an expiring 90-day measure that had locked Trump in political and legal…

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September 26, 2017


Trump’s travel ban to expire on Sunday

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump’s contentious travel ban expires Sunday with little clarity over whether America’s door will reopen for travelers from six majority-Muslim countries. Based on the policy, US embassies or representatives in Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen should resume granting visas to their nationals planning to visit the United States for work,…

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September 22, 2017


Petition seeks Sharif family on ECL; hearing set for Monday

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Thursday admitted for hearing a petition seeking to put names of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his children on the Exit Control List (ECL), Samaa reported. The petition, filed by Abdul Wahid on Wednesday, stated that Nawaz Sharif, his children, son-in-law Captain Safdar and Ishaq Dar be barred…

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August 3, 2017


Grandparents from travel ban states now welcome: US cable

WASHINGTON: Grandparents of US citizens from six Muslim-majority countries are now eligible to receive US visas, according to a State Department memo seen by Reuters that reflects the latest court ruling on US President Donald Trump’s travel ban. The memo, or cable, from US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was sent to all US diplomatic…

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July 18, 2017


US to appeal ruling weakening Trump travel ban

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump’s administration vowed Friday to appeal to the Supreme Court after a federal judge dealt a fresh setback to the president’s ban on travelers from six mainly Muslim countries and refugees as unfairly excluding the grandparents and grandchildren of people living in the United States.

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July 15, 2017


Federal judge weakens Trump travel ban

WASHINGTON: A US federal judge weakened the terms of the Trump administration’s controversial travel ban on visitors from six majority-Muslim countries, dealing another legal setback to the government. Judge Derrick Watson in Hawaii ruled Thursday that grandparents and some other relatives of people in the United States should be exempt from the clampdown, saying the…

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July 14, 2017


Denied US visas, all-girl Afghan robotics team to watch their creation compete via Skype

Two Afghan girls refused visas to the United States for a robot-building competition said on Tuesday they were mystified by the decision, as the contest’s organizers said teams from Iran and Sudan as well as a de facto Syrian team had gained visas, reported Reuters. The unusual story of the Afghan all-girl team of robotics…

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July 5, 2017


US travel ban goes into effect

WASHINGTON: The US State Department has ordered all ports of entry to start implementing a ban on visitors from six Muslim countries after the US Supreme Court unanimously endorsed Trump administration’s controversial decision. The implementation began on Wednesday evening, 72 hours after the verdict. The ban applies to Muslim citizens from Iran, Sudan, Syria, Libya,…

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June 29, 2017


US partially reinstating travel ban ‘regrettable’: Iran FM

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif condemned on Tuesday the US Supreme Court’s decision to partially reinstate President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban targeting citizens from six predominantly Muslim countries. “It’s regrettable that the citizens of the countries on the list have never participated in any act of terrorism against the US and yet they…

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June 27, 2017


Travel ban ruling ‘victory for national security’: Trump

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump hailed Monday’s Supreme Court ruling which partially reinstates the US president’s travel ban targeting citizens from six mainly Muslim countries as “a clear victory for our national security.” Trump said the top court’s ruling “allows the travel suspension for the six terror-prone countries and the refugee suspension to become largely effective.” “As…

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June 26, 2017