Maqbool Malik

  • ISLAMABAD -  The Senate on Monday passed with majority “The Elections (Amendment) Bill 2017” to bar former prime minister Nawaz Sharif from heading the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz as per the Supreme Court verdict. The bill moved by the main opposition party, the PPP and supported ...

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  • Islamabad - The deepening Indo-US nexus is posing new challenges to Pakistan’s national security and a threat to the multi-billion dollars China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project which Beijing and Islamabad consider as a game-changer. India is opening up its market to the US in lieu ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday decided to scrutinise accounts of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). The decision to this effect was taken during hearing of the party funding case by a four-member bench headed by the Chief Election Commissioner Sardar Muhammad ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Non-bailable arrest warrants issued by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) against the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief, Imran Khan, last week has once again raised the question about the commission’s power to initiate proceedings in a contempt of court case. Is it a ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The PPP-led opposition parties in the Senate defeated the government on Wednesday by adopting a resolution stating that a person who cannot become a member of the parliament should not "become an office-bearer of any political party". The resolution, presented by PPP's Senator ...

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  • AHMEDABAD - An Indian court on Monday commuted the death sentences of 11 men convicted of causing a 2002 train fire that sparked anti-Muslim riots in which more than 1,000 people were killed. The 11 men, all Muslims, will instead face life in jail for causing the fire that killed 59 Hindu ...

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  • Islamabad -  Pakistan is set to launch the Pakistan Remote Sensing Satellite (PRSS-1) early next year, sources said on Monday. The PRSS-1 is Pakistan’s first earth observation satellite and will be launched by the Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (Suparco). Expected to be ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa’s upcoming visit to Afghanistan would largely focus on strategic issues including regional security, defence and intelligence cooperation and Afghan reconciliation process. Although schedule and agenda of the visit is still ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  After day-long efforts, the government on Friday got the amended Elections Bill 2017 passed from Senate amid a walkout by Chairman Raza Rabbani. The new legislation paves the way for ousted premier Nawaz Sharif to become head of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) again. The ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Senate which met with Chairman Mina Raza Rabbani on Thursday suspended activities of Pakistan-Switzerland Friendship Group (PSFG) to protest the appearance of "Free Balochistan" posters in Geneva. "According to the United Nations' Charter, no state can allow its soil to be used ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - After months of foot-dragging, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Monday submitted the details of accounts and party funding received from 2010 to 2017 to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). A five-member bench headed by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Justice (retd) Sardar ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The proposed, second multi-million dollars terminal being set up at the Port Qasim to handle liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports will give tremendous boost to LNG trade. Sources in the Ministry of Ports and Shipping said that the new terminal would be ready for operations early ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The Senate on Friday observed International Day of Democracy with the pledge to ensure that all the institutions continue working within the constitution and without overstepping the mandated role of each other. “If any institution works above the authority granted to it in ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Senate, which met with Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani on Monday, unanimously passed a resolution, moved by Sehar Kamran, calling for making Democratic Civic Education part of curriculum and educational activities compulsory. The resolution also emphasised on the public service ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Following the fast-changing regional and international developments, top brass of Pakistan Army Friday discussed internal and external security situation of the country and progress of the Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad. According to ISPR, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday said that Pakistan is ready to cooperate with Afghan and the US-led NATO forces in Afghanistan in fighting terrorism provided its security concerns are duly addressed. “We will take the war imposed on us to its logical ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Seeking employment in public sector institutions is fast becoming a sorry state of affair. It has become difficult especially after the government introduced the National Testing Service (NTS) to make it a merit based process. But feedback coming from the applicants suggests that this ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Major public meetings recently addressed by the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, in the Punjab and the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa have generated interesting discussions across the country. More precisely the intensity of interest it had generated in the rank ...

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  • Islamabad -  Much to the disappointment of estranged PPP leader Naheed Khan, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday upheld its earlier decision, allowing PPP and PPP Parliamentarian (PPPP) to contest bye-election in NA-120 Lahore on ‘arrow’ as election symbol. A ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan needs to strengthen safety and environmental standards for its ship-breaking industry on the face of new guidelines being prepared by the European Commission for Asian ship-breaking industry to ensure compliance with its criterion by 2019. The European Union move comes after a ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Foreign Minister Khawaja Mohammad Asif on Friday told Senate that several individuals were involved in the release of Raymond Davis and if the House so desired, he can help support a probe to determine what led to the release of the US spy. He was responding to a call-attention ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The new US policy on Afghanistan and South Asia unveiled by President Donald Trump is likely to spark more tensions in the region. The US President’s call for Pakistan to stop harbouring terrorists or else and his call for more cooperation with India especially its help in ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Qatar Ports Management Company (Mwani Qatar) has announced to launch a new shipping route between its Hamad Port and Pakistan’s premier Karachi Port to mitigate the impact of the trade embargo against Qatar by Saudi Arabia. The Pakistan Gulf Service (PGS) has been launched ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  While the Islamic State, commonly known as Daesh, continues struggling to consolidate its footprints in Afghanistan, Pakistan has forcefully denied the terror outfit any space to make inroads on its soil. Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa’s warning to educated ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday rejected the plea of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) to halt proceedings of foreign funding case till the Supreme Court’s decision on an identical case. A five-member Commission headed by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Justice ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is working hard to oust Kalsoom Nawaz, wife of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, from the race to contest by-election in NA-120 Lahore, fell vacant following the disqualification of her husband. The documents to contest the by-poll were submitted by her ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has barred national and provincial assembly members from visiting constituencies for running election campaign. The development comes after PTI Vice Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s meeting with Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - While announcing its ruling the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday issued a show cause notice to PTI Chief Imran Khan in a contempt of court case. The five-member Commission headed by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC)   Justice (Retd) Sardar Muhammad Raza Khan ...

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  • Islamabad - Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that efforts must continue in concert with other elements of national power to defeat terrorism and militancy in order to establish rule of law and uphold the supremacy of the Constitution. Presiding over the 203rd Corps ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The demand for Super Mushshak aircraft, a state-of-the-art military aircraft, being manufactured Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) Kamra, is increasing in the international aviation market. The PAC has already signed landmark sale agreements with a number of countries so far ...

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