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  • Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s activist Ali Haider Zaidi has criticized the Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif on Twitter He tweeted:  Nawaz roams around the country promising airports like we've struck oil & he has inherited Pakistan as his Kingdom! While we drown in debt! — ...

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  • Pakistani ambassador to US, Aizaz Chaudhary said the Haqqani Network is neither a friend nor a proxy of Pakistan, reported Waqt News. The ambassador further said that calling Pakistan a sponsor of terrorism is the "thinking of just a few minds". While talking about Pakistan-India dialogues, ...

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  • Karachi-bound passenger train collided with an oil tanker in Sheikhupura killing two people, including the train driver on Monday night. According to the rescue personnel along with the deceased, five people were injured in the accident also. Minister for Railways Khuwaja Saad Rafique also ...

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  • Voluntary repatriation of Afghan refugees will resume from the 3rd of next month. UNHCR spokesman said, “The process was briefly suspended in November last year due to winter season.” A center has been opened at Chamkani near Peshawar to register refugees who are willing to return to ...

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  • A YouTube blogger Waqas Shah has showcased interfaith harmony in Pakistan. He did a social experiment related to the reaction of local Muslims towards Sikhs and other non-Muslims. The video shows how a Sikh man is harassed on the road by an extremist, but passers-by step forward to defend him. One ...

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  • Hundreds of schoolchildren are returning back to their schools in Swat valley now that the buildings, destroyed or damaged by Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP), have been reconstructed or renovated by the government. According to a report by Al-Jazeera, the Taliban especially targeted girls’ schools in ...

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  • During an operation against encroachments, a brawl broke out between police and local shopkeepers in Pak Colony, Karachi, reported Waqt News. The police was conducting the operation against settlements of drug sellers and was demolishing shops in the area. This step angered the shopkeepers, who ...

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  • The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government today said it has collected fines amounting to Rs190 million from officials of the education department, including teachers, who were found absent during duty hours. The provincial education department in a report said an inquiry was launched against those teachers ...

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  • At least three people, including a policeman, were injured when two student organisations clashed in Peshawar’s Islamia College, reported Waqt News today. The brawl between the two student organisations, details of which could not be ascertained, comes days after a scuffle between two student ...

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  • The Senate on Tuesday gave legal cover to military courts by voting 78-3 to pass the 28th Constitutional Amendment Bill with the required two-thirds majority, reported Waqt News. Several parties - including the Jamaat-e-Islami, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl and the Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party - ...

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  • Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said Tuesday that strategic location of Pakistan makes it Asia's premier trade, energy and transport corridor. He was talking to Chairman of Board of China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation Gao Hongwei and Chairman of Board, China Precision Machinery ...

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  • The government will make sure no one enters the country without valid travel documents, said Chaudhry Nisar, in a series of vetting measure introduced by Islamabad to curb cross-border terrorism. “No one will be allowed to enter Pakistan without visa,” said Nisar, the minister for ...

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  • President Mamnoon Hussain has underscored the importance of imparting quality education to students particularly in science and technology to create a pool of skilled manpower. Chairing first meeting of the senate of Multan-based NFC Institute of Engineering and Technology in Islamabad on Tuesday, ...

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  • Cooperation between Russia and Iran “is capable of bringing peace and ensuring order” in Pakistan, said a Moscow-based columnist in a Russian online newspaper. "To a large extent the future of Syria, Iraq and the Middle East depends on Moscow and Tehran and whether their activities are ...

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  • At least three people were injured as a gunman unleashed fire on a bus in Karachi, reported Waqt News. The bus was targeted near Nazimabad’s Eidgah ground. The injured have been transferred to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital. Meanwhile Rangers and police have cordoned off the area. A search operation ...

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  • While addressing at one-day Maritime Security in Arabian Sea Conference, National Security Advisor (NSA) Lieutenant General (r) Nasir Janjua stated that maritime security is one of the major aspects of national security. “Maritime security is gradually becoming more important for ...

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  • Pakisan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) spokesperson Naeem-ul-Haq said the Sharif family and Pakistan Super League (PSL) Chairman Najam Sethi are responsible for spot fixing and sports gambling in the PSL, reported Waqt news. “Najam Sethi is an instrument appointed by Sharif family for special ...

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  • During the hearing of the ongoing social media blasphemy case, the Interior Secretary Arif Ahmad Khan argued in Islamabad High Court that shutting down Facebook is not the solution. He added that the government has been taking action in this regard and has already raised the issue with ambassadors ...

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  • Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan slammed government for giving lion’s share of gas to Punjab. In a tweet, Khan dubbed the move an effort by the ruling party to influence the upcoming elections of 2018 and to avoid imprisonment. Khan said that this is huge injustice to the ...

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  • Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said those who are talking about capturing Punjab should lift Karachi’s garbage first. While addressing the passing out parade of Rescue 1122 in Lahore, the CM targeted Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Asif Ali Zardari in his ...

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  • Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today announced a special development package amounting to millions of rupees for Hyderabad, reported Radio Pakistan. The prime minister, who arrived in the city on a day-long visit, announced the construction of an airport and a university at a workers convention of the ...

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  • An early day motion number 1107, sponsored by Conservative Party leader Bob Blackman was tabled in the British Parliament Session 2016-17 on March 23. It was passed as condemnation for Pakistan with regards to the plans to declare Gilgit-Baltistan as its fifth Province. The resolution contends ...

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  • Political party Mustaqbil Pakistan has arranged a joint marriage ceremony for 20 couples in Rodo Sultan, Tehsil Athara Hazari District Jung. A video of the ceremony has been posted on their social media accounts. The marriages of 20 couples were arranged by Mustaqbil Pakistan for those families ...

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  • Security forces on Monday said they had arrested a ‘wanted’ militant from Lahore, reported Waqt. The Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) said it had arrested Bakht Alam near Cantt area of the Punjab capital. Alam was wanted in several terrorism-related cases and had a head money of Rs1 ...

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  • The Pakistani father, whose son was killed in Abu Dhabi in 2015, has pardoned the ten killers of his son who are all Indians and facing death sentence. The UAE court hearing the case accepted and has approved the fathers petition to accept blood money to pardon the Indians involved in the killing ...

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  • Violence Against Women Centre (VAWC) has started functioning in Multan today. It is an initiative by the Punjab government for the protection of women against persecution. Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif while addressing an inaugural ceremony of VAWC said, “The center has been established to ...

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  • KARACHI: Six women were arrested for shoplifting in Korangi and Landhi on Saturday night. According to the Awami Colony police, the women stated that they had looted dozens of shops in various areas. They would hide the stolen things in their chadors and escape. Asif Khan, a trader, had filed a ...

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  • The Maritime Security Agency (MSA) on Sunday arrested more than 100 Indian fishermen for fishing in Pakistani waters, reported Waqt News. An official at the Docks police station said they were handed over more than 100 fishermen and their boats by MSA officials. The arrest came as the biggest ...

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  • Security forces on Sunday said they had foiled a terrorism bid in Balochistan's Turbat area, reported Waqt News. According to security officials, some miscreants had reportedly planted an improvised explosive device (IED) on Turbat-Dasht road to disrupt the ongoing census process in ...

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  • Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will visit Hyderabad on Monday as part of his plans to garner support for the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) in Sindh, reported Radio Pakistan. According to Senator Rahila Magsi, the prime minister will hold meetings with party leaders and workers besides ...

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