Our staff reporter/Agencies

  • LAHORE/London - Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said he would return to Pakistan from London before October 26, to face the cases. Sharif is expected to land in Pakistan on October 22. The former premier is due to arrive in Lahore via PIA flight PK-758 which will depart from London ...

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  • ISLAMABAD/LAHORE -  If the non-striker is out of his ground from the moment the ball comes into play to the instant when the bowler would normally have been expected to release the ball, the bowler is permitted to attempt to run him/her out. Whether the attempt is successful or not, the ball ...

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  • SHEIKHUPURA - There is no confrontation between the institutions of country, Federal Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has said. This he said while talking to the media after visiting the family of Captain Husnain in Nankana Sahib on Monday. Captain Husnain along with three Sepoys Saeed Baz, Qadir and ...

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  • PESHAWAR - A roadside bomb Sunday killed four paramilitary troops in Kurram district as they searched for militants linked to the kidnapping of a US-Canadian family who were freed last week. “Four security force [Frontier Corps] troops including a captain embraced shahadat while three others ...

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  • Peshawar/Washington - A North American family that had been held hostage by the Afghan Taliban has been freed following an operation in Pakistan, bringing an end to the couple’s nearly five years in captivity. Canadian Joshua Boyle, 34, and his American wife Caitlan Coleman, 31, were ...

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  • PESHAWAR - Pakistan People’s Party Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari has said that if Nawaz Sharif is sent to jail, PPP will secure maximum seats in Central Punjab and as well as in other parts of the country. Addressing a workers convention at the residence of PPP leader Arbab Alamgir Khan ...

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  • QUETTA -  Gunmen on Monday morning killed five people, including three Shiite Muslims, in a sectarian attack at Allah Dina Street near Gawalmandi Chowk area of the provincial capital, police said. Two men on a motorbike attacked a vehicle carrying four Shiite vegetable sellers. “The ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has taken serious notice of the alleged Intelligence Bureau letter containing the names of over three dozen ruling party lawmakers purportedly having links with proscribed organisations, and directed the authorities concerned to probe the ...

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  • MUZAFFARGARH -  Three persons died when an oil tanker caught fire after a blast during repair work at a workshop in Kot Addu here on Sunday. According to rescue sources, the oil tanker was brought to a workshop for some repair. However, during wielding an explosion occurred in the tanker due ...

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  • TEHRAN/islamabad - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has lambasted foreign interference in regional issues, reiterating that peace and security of the region must only be ensured by its nations. “The Islamic Republic of Iran believes that only regional countries, particularly Iran and ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Muslim countries in Asia including Pakistan led a growing chorus of criticism on Monday aimed at Myanmar and its civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi over the plight of its Rohingya Muslim minority. Pakistan expressed deep concern over reports of growing number of deaths and forced ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - A day after US President Donald Trump accused Pakistan of harbouring militants, Islamabad had a clear message for Washington: Shifting the blame for your own failure in Afghanistan and arm-twisting won’t work anymore. Laying out his new policy on Afghanistan, Trump accused ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Lauding the efforts being made by Pakistan and its willingness to keep cooperating in the fight against terrorism, US Centcom Commander Gen Joseph L Votel yesterday stressed that Pakistani soil should not be used by terrorists against its neighbours. General Votel, who is heading a ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - US CENTCOM commander led a delegation to Rawalpindi and met with Pakistan Army high command on Friday, the day President Trump had assembled his national security team at Camp David to find a way to break Afghanistan ‘stalemate’. Heading his team, United States Central ...

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  • KARACHI - The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday ordered the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to continue its inquiries against provincial assembly members and bureaucrats. Opposition parties, including the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM)–Pakistan, Pakistan Muslim League–Functional ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The nation Monday celebrated 70 years of independence with a patriotic display including a giant flag and a show of airpower. Celebrations began at the stroke of midnight with firework shows in major cities. In Karachi the day began with a changing of the guard at the mausoleum of ...

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  • KARACHI/Islamabad - The internet services, which continued to be affected for almost two days due to a submarine cable fault, have been restored, said Imran Janjua, the General Manager of Pakistan Telecommunication Limited (PTCL), in Karachi on Sunday. The internet services were affected after a ...

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  • LAHORE - The Young Doctors Association continued its strike for the sixth day, reiterating the demands to protection of doctors and to revoke Central Induction Policy devised by the Punjab government. Jinnah Hospital, Services and Punjab Institute of Cardiology were worst hit by the strike on ...

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  • KARACHI - Police killed two alleged robbers in an ‘encounter’ here in Gulshan-e-Iqbal on Saturday. Sharae Faisal police said that two young armed men, riding a motorcycle, first snatched a cellphone from a boy, and when they intercepted a family travelling in a car, police personnel on ...

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  • MULTAN - Fourteen members of a jirga have been arrested for ordering the rape of a teenage girl as punishment for a rape committed by her brother in a Multan village, police said Wednesday. The heinous crime was committed last week in Rajapur village near Muzaffarabad town. “A jirga (village ...

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  • SIALKOT/MANDI BAHAUDDIN/ FAISALABAD - Six persons including a woman and two children were killed in different incident of violence and enmity occurred separately on Sunday. In Sialkot, two minor cousins - Abu Bakar (two and half years old) and Nainaan (two years old) drowned in a pond in village ...

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  • TOBA TEK SINGH - Citizens were deprived of cash and valuables in three different incidents here the other day. According to police sources, three dacoits looted two cousins. Rizwan and Mushtaq were on the way to Chak 519/GB on a motorcycle. Near Chak 292/JB, three dacoits intercepted them at ...

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  • SIALKOT - Five students of a local religious seminary were allegedly poisoned by their fellows in a bid to conceal their theft of money here in congested Hajipura locality late the other night. All the five students were admitted to hospital where their condition is stated to be stable. According ...

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  • SADIQABAD - Those, conspiring against the elected prime minister have already been rejected by the public and they will get nothing but disappointment in their plots against the chief executive of the country. This was stated by President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain during a meeting with former ...

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  • KARACHI - Pakistan’s top military officer Saturday said the country is desirous of peace but it can’t ignore enemy’s hostile activities and therefore is taking effective counter measures. Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Gen Zubair Mahmood Hayat said India was targeting ...

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  • ISLAMABAD/Quetta -  Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar Wednesday took suo motu notice of killing of a traffic police official in Quetta in a hit-and-run case and directed the IGP Balochistan to submit report within three days. The chief justice before proceeding for Umrah today (June 28th) also ...

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  • PESHAWAR - At least 45 people were killed and 70 others injured when two back-to-back bomb blasts ripped through a shopping centre in the Parachinar city in Kurram Agency Friday afternoon. Local sources said that the first explosion occurred when the locals were busy in Eid shopping and buying food ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan has begun fencing the frontier with Afghanistan to improve security, a move that has angered authorities in Kabul - which does not recognise Duran Line as an international border. The phased fencing of entire Pak-Afghan border has commenced in line with the directives of Army ...

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  • Islamabad - Pakistan Army has paid tribute to the national cricket team for its tremendous victory in the Champions Trophy final. A 21-gun salute was given which is one of the highest honours in the country. Meanwhile, Pakistan Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa has congratulated the Pakistan cricket ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Local commanders of the Pakistani and Indian armies made hotline contact on Monday in the wake of ceasefire violations by the Indian troops along the Line of Control (LoC) and Working Boundary, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. Two individuals were killed and six ...

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