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Murtaza Ali Shah
LONDON: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that no ‘wish list’ was handed over to Pakistan by Saudi Arabia in the wake of the Yemen crisis.
“We have very good and strong relations with Saudi Arabia and we think that these relations are gaining ...
 
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LAHORE: Imam-e-Ka’aba Dr Sheikh Khalid Al-Ghamidi has stressed that Islam has zero tolerance for religious prejudices and hatred, adding that the religion completely forbids violence and terrorism.
“Some elements are using violence to bring a ...
 
 
Muhammad Anis
ISLAMABAD: The government on Friday announced the Haj Policy under which 143,368 Pakistanis would go on pilgrimage this year under the government’s Regular and Private schemes.
Announcing the Haj Policy, Minister for Religious Affairs Sardar ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Sabeen Mahmud, the founder and director of T2F, a community space for open dialogue, and PeaceNiche, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), was gunned down here in Defence Phase II Extension on Friday night.
She was a human rights ...
 
 
Mumtaz Alvi
ISLAMABAD: A total of 1,151 candidates will run for the local bodies election in 199 wards of 42 cantonment boards on party basis after a gap of 17 years today.
There are around 1.87 million registered voters in the cantonments countrywide. The ...
 
 
Ansar Abbasi
ISLAMABAD: In order to promote domestic harmony and ensure equitable opportunities of economic uplift for all the regions from what is generally considered as a game changer for the country — the Pakistan-China Economic Corridor — all the ...
 
 
News Desk
LAHORE: Imam-e-Ka’aba Shaikh Khalid Al Ghamidi has said the conflicts started recently have been caused by satanic forces. Addressing a dinner at a local hotel, given in his honour by the Wafaqul Madris Al-Arabia (WMA), which was attended by the ...
 
 
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HYDERABAD: All Pakistan Journalist Convention was held under the auspices of Hyderabad Union of Journalist (Afzal Butt Group) here on Friday.
Pakistan Federal Union of Journalist (Afzal Butt) Central President Afzal Butt, Secretary General ...
 
 
News Desk
LAHORE: Senior political analyst Najam Sethi on Friday said the PTI created the hype in NA-246 by-poll, as Imran Khan wanted to prove that there was rigging in the last elections and his party had a vote bank.
However, the result had exposed the ...
 
 
Syed Kosar Naqvi
ABBOTTABAD: As many as 49,000 voters will exercise their right of franchise in the Cantonment Board elections in Abbottabad, Havelian and Kalabagh on April 25.
A total 39 candidates have been contesting for nine wards of three cantonment boards ...
 
 
Shaheen Sehbai
DUBAI: The by-poll in NA-246 has partially provided release to the MQM from the pressure cooker of criminal cases and the shoe will now started pinching for the establishment.
The basic reason for the resounding MQM and Mohajir backlash has come ...
 
 
Asim Yasin
ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq Friday approved changes in the composition of the Parliamentary Committee on Electoral Reforms.
The Speaker National Assembly has approved changes in the composition of the Electoral ...
 
 

LAHORE: Central president of Pakistan People’s Party Punjab, Manzoor Ahmad Wattoo said Pakistan’s economy will be strengthened and would be able to play its role in the regional development after completion of the projects started with the ...
 
 

ROME: Italian police said Friday they had dismantled a network of radicals they suspected of having had ties to Osama bin Laden and being behind one of Pakistan’s deadliest bomb attacks.
A six-year investigation that began with a probe into ...
 
 
Muhammad Anis
ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali and PPP MNA Dr Nafisa Shah traded hot words in the National Assembly on Friday when the female parliamentarian termed the reply to a question addressed to the National Electric Power ...
 
 
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BEIJING: China will turn over the last batch of 50 FC-1 fighters to Pakistan over the next three years, said Li Pei, the former head of the aircraft project under the Aviation Industry Corporation of China, in a report by the party-run People’s ...
 
 
Javed Aziz Khan
PESHAWAR: One policeman was killed, six other cops and a civilian were injured when a vehicle of the Quick Response Force of the Peshawar Police was attacked with an improvised explosive device (IED) at the Gulbahar Chowk here on Friday.
A ...
 
 
Asim Yasin
ISLAMABAD: The Parliamentary Committee on Electoral Reforms has summoned the director genera of National Database Registration Authority (Nadra) with record of all blocked identity cards and their province-wise breakup in the next meeting.
The ...
 
 
News Desk
LAHORE: The trend of committing suicides has alarmingly surged in the country and during the last two months, a record increase has been registered in all the provinces. According to a survey, more than 6,500 people poisoned themselves to death. ...
 
 
Khalid Iqbal
RAWALPINDI. The Customs officials on Friday submitted an interim charge sheet in which supermodel Ayyan Ali was named the main accused in smuggling-money laundering case.
According to the charge sheet submitted by the investigation team to the ...
 
 
News Desk
KARACHI: Director General (DG) Rangers, Major-General Bilal Akbar, has said the satisfactory conclusion of by-election in Karachi’s NA-246 has proved that the paramilitary force is not a threat to any political party.
Credit should be given to ...
 
 
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ISLAMABAD: The chairman Imran Khan on Friday wrote a letter to the Nadra chairman, urging him to replace director general (data) with an impartial and independent officer with better reputation.
The PTI chairman alleged that in the presence of ...
 
 

ISTANBUL: President Mamnoon Hussain has said Pakistan desires promotion of relations with Albania in the economic, trade and cultural fields, offering to provide higher education and training facilities to the country. In a meeting with President ...