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  • ISLAMABAD - Instructing the armed forces to abide by rules and regulations in future, a meeting of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) disposed of the objections related to import of two BMW and 40 other luxury vehicles by the naval chief. It held here at Parliament House with Syed Khursheed Ahmed ...

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  • Peshawar - The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has forecast torrential rains in several parts of the country from Friday. The Met Office has predicted downpour in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including Malakand division. The rain coupled with thundershower is likely to trigger flooding and deluge in ...

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  • KARACHI - An anti-terrorist court on Wednesday handed over a former provincial minister and a leader of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), Qamar Mansoor to Rangers on a 90-day remand in a case of hate speech.Mansoor, a former minister for sports, was arrested by Rangers along with the head of the ...

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  • KARACHI - Five traffic police wardens were suspended on Friday as former president Asif Ali Zardari got stuck in traffic on Shahrah-e-Faisal on Thursday when he was going to airport to leave for Dubai.Traffic officials suspended the former pilot traffic section officer of the former ...

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  • KARACHI - Law enforcers on Friday arrested two extortionists - one of whom says he graduated with a Masters degree in English Literature from Karachi University.  The case highlights the gap between the educational attainment and employment in Pakistan, and the harsh realities of life in the ...

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  • KARACHI - Two alleged robbers were tortured to death by a mob in Baldia Town while two others were rescued by the police, here on Sunday. According to the police, the four suspects were busy in looting citizens travelling on a passenger bus of route No D-7 at Hub River Road in Baldia Town. The ...

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  • KARACHI - The main public prosecutor in the Baldia Town factory fire case, Shazia Hanjra, on Monday announced that she was withdrawing her name from the trial.According to media reports, Hanjra has already sent her resignation to the Sindh government due to lack of security.Speaking to reporters ...

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  • KARACHI  - A speedy water tanker claimed the lives of three children on Thursday in Orangi Town area.According to sources, three children died on the spot when a speedy water tanker hit them. The tanker driver fled from the scene. The bodies have been shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed hospital.TWO ...

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  • KARACHI - Federal government has ordered stay on execution of MQM activist Saulat Mirza, who is on death row for murder.According to the sources of Sindh Home Department, the Centre has issued written orders to this effect to stop implementation of death warrant of Saulat Mirza. Mirza was sentenced ...

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  • NANKANA SAHIB - District and Sessions Judge Rana Nisar on Monday ordered the police to register a case against Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed for inciting violence in his speech made during the PTI public meeting in Nankana.The court ordered registration of case against Sh Rasheed ...

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  • KARACHI - Workers on Monday rejected to participate in anti-polio drive in Karachi due to delay of their salaries.According to a private TV channel, anti-polio campaign was launched by the Sindh government in Landhi, Korangi, Baldia Town and Ibrahim Haidri but anti-polio workers in Ibrahim Haidri ...

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  • ISLAMABAD/LONDON - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said the parliament has played an important role in the current political crisis and the government will continue to function without any detraction.Talking to media persons here on Monday, the prime minister vowed to introduce reforms in the ...

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  • KARACHIPakistan People’s Party (PPP) Patron-in-Chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has warned the Muttahida Qaumi Movement against indulging in politics of agitation like Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, a private news channel reported.“These long-drawn-out protest sit-ins have marred ...

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  • LAHORE  - A Mehfil-e-Qirat for former Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust chairman Dr Majid Nizami will be held at the Aiwan-i-Karkunaan-i-Tehreek-i-Pakistan on Friday. The participants include Qari Noor Muhammad, Qari Syed Sadaqat Ali, Qari Hafiz Umar Ashraf, Qari Rafiq-ud-Din Siyalvi, Qari Syed Naveed ...

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  • LAHORE - The government departments will take anti-dengue steps on war-footing basis and performance report will be sent to the chief minister on daily basis. September 7, will be observed as ‘Cleanliness Day’ and sweeping will be carried out to remove dengue breeding spots.  ...

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  • PESHAWAR - Jamaat Islami Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chapter Women Wing has announced to mark "Hijab Day" today (Thursday) by holding a week long special programmes and functions. This was stated by JI MPA Rashida Riffat while addressing a news conference here at press club on Wednesday. Flanked by former ...

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  • LAHORE - District Coordination Officer Muhammad Usman has started the monitoring of 85 price control magistrates to make the price control system effective in the city and to take steps to stop overcharging on edible items. The DCO paid surprise visits to Samanabad Town and Mozang bazaar and ...

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  • LAHORE - A session court on Wednesday issued notice to Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on an application seeking registration of a criminal case against a gang of human smugglers.Hamid Riaz, a resident of Lahore, had filed the application submitting that he along with his friend, Ghulam Mustafa, ...

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  • ISLAMABAD/Lahore  - The Met office has issued flood alert for the rivers of Punjab including Chenab, Ravi and Sutlej. Chief Meteorologist Muhammad Riaz Khan says a monsoon rain spell is entering from India and moving towards eastern parts of Punjab. If this spell reaches the territories of ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The registration of the dislocated persons of North Waziristan has been completed and 90,750 families consisting of 9, 92,649 persons have been registered.Briefing media persons in Islamabad on Friday, Focal Person of Ministry of SAFRON for Internally Displaced Persons Tariq Khan said ...

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  • QUETTA/Islamabad - Unknown gunmen Friday opened fire on Environmental Tribunal Judge Sakhi Sultan in Shahbaz Town of the Balochistan capital, killing him instantly.According to police, the incident occurred in Shahbaz Town when unidentified armed attackers entered the Environmental Protection ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Thursday condemned “United States efforts to purchase the services of the Pakistan government to carry out a military operation in North Waziristan Agency (NWA)”. In a statement issued here, he said that by linking ...

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  • GUJRANWALAThe son and nephew of PML-N MPA Qaiser Sandhu roughed up three policemen when they forbade them not to overcrowd the court of District and Sessions judge here on Tuesday.According to details, Abdullah, son of PML-N MPA Qaiser Sandhu along with his cousin Salman were in the court for ...

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  • PESHAWAR/MIRANSHAH - Banned terror outfit, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, has disassociated itself from the terror attacks in Peshawar and Quetta, which left at least 19 people dead and dozens wounded.According to TTP Spokesman Shahidullah Shahid, they are not involved in Friday’s blasts. He ...

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  • QUETTA - Pakistan and Iran on Friday agreed to take joint steps to fight militant groups and curb the menace of cross-border terrorism. Pakistan assured the Iranians that it would make all possible efforts for the recovery of five kidnapped Iranian border guards. High-level officials from both ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Attorney General of Pakistan (AGP) Munir A Malik has said solid evidence is available for quick prosecution of Pervez Musharraf under article 6 of the constitution. He said this during an informal chat with media persons here in the Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday. He said the FIA will ...

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  • LAHORE - ‘Pride of Performance’ and ‘Tamgha-e-Imtiaz’ holder, legendary folk singer Reshman, also known as the Nightingale of Desert (Bulbul-e-Sehra), passed away at a local hospital on Sunday.Reshman, who had been suffering from throat cancer for the last several years, ...

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