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    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Saturday said that Pakistan cannot prosper until elimination of corruption from grass roots level. PTI Chairman Imran Khan was addressing a ceremony in Islamabad. He said that we have to stop the flight of money from Pakistan. He further said Pakistan cannot run its economy if money is being transferred in foreign countries. The PTI ...

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    KARACHI: A local court here on Wednesday extended bail of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader and nominated mayor Waseem Akhtar in two cases and allowed the plea of Haidar Abbas Rizvi for exemption from appearing in court. MQM leaders were presented before the magistrate, who granted extension in bail to Waseem Akhtar in the case pertaining to violation of Loud Speaker Act and exempted  ...

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    The International Federation of Journalists ranked Pakistan as the most dangerous country in the world for the news media in 2014. Amnesty International says 34 journalists were killed in Pakistan between 2008 and 2014. Despite promises of stronger protections from Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, attacks continue. Within a single 24-hour period last week, there were three separate attacks on ...

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    ISLAMABAD: Hours after former president Asif Ali Zardari directed his party to launch a strong protest against arrests of the party leaders, PPP today sought ‘explanations’ regarding the National Action Plan.  Speaking at a press conference, PPP senior vice president Sherry Rehman said the PPP has always been leading the war against terror.  “How can laws formulated ...