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  • TISLAMABAD -  As part of its efforts to consolidate the gains made by country’s armed forces in the war against terrorism and extremism, the civilian government yesterday took a very positive step to further weaken the agents of intolerance and mischief. Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal told ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The National Assembly yesterday passed the ‘controversial’ cybercrime bill amid strong reservation of main opposition parties, rights groups and industry stakeholders who say the ‘draconian law’ would curb freedom of expression. Named as ‘The Prevention of ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The National Assembly yesterday witnessed rumpus in the middle of budgetary proceedings when Defence Minister Khwaja Asif used derogatory language against PTI chief whip Shireen Mazari. Pointing towards Ms Mazari, Asif remarked, “Someone make this tractor-trolley keep quiet” ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - PPP Co-Chairman and former president Asif Ali Zardari Tuesday made a fiery speech against his political rivals and the military leadership, warning them to stop character-assassination of PPP otherwise he would expose everyone, including army generals. “Stop victimising us. We ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  - Failing to secure required legislative strength, the government on Monday deferred until Tuesday voting in the National Assembly on two bills aimed at setting up military courts.The government requires two-thirds majority – 228 members – for passage of the two bills ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Khursheed Shah on Tuesday suggested midterm elections to end the prevalent political crisis. Talking to media persons in Islamabad, Khursheed Shah stated that it would be better for the system if Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced midterm ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Defence Minister Khwaja Asif on Wednesday said there was a strong possibility that Taliban militants who attacked a Karachi naval dockyard at the weekend had inside help, echoing the insurgents’ claims.“We cannot rule out the inside help in this attack because without it the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The invocation of Article 245 in the federal capital resounded in Tuesday’s National Assembly session as the government claimed it had no link to any political protest, but the opposition, terming it ‘mini martial law’, said if there had been mo political link, then it ...

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