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KABUL: The Taliban on Thursday confirmed the death of their leader Mulla Omar, while the Shura named Mulla Akhtar Mansour as his successor.
The militants said Mulla Omar died of “sickness”, citing family members, a day after the Afghan ...
 
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Rahimullah Yusufzai
PESHAWAR: In a late-night development on Thursday, some important members of the Afghan Taliban movement’s highest-ranking Rahbari Shura (Leadership Council) disputed the appointment of Mulla Akhtar Mohammad Mansour as the new head of the Taliban ...
 
 
Faizan Bangash
LAHORE: Rejecting the allegations of receiving favours and funds from generals to stage the sit-in, PTI Chairman Imran Khan on Thursday said he would quit politics if the government proves these charges against him.
He said the government should ...
 
 
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ISLAMABAD: India should work jointly to end terrorism in the region as Pakistan on Thursday emphasised the need for a cooperative approach to tackle terrorism while categorically rejecting “baseless” allegations made by Rajnath Singh, Home Minister ...
 
 

ISLAMABAD: The JUI-F chief, Fazlur Rehman, on Thursday said his party wanted a middle way to settle the de-seating issue of PTI members and the Constitution could be of much help in this regard.
“It is not just a matter of de-seating; the PTI ...
 
 

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control Chaudhry Nisar on Thursday informed the National Assembly (NA) that the government would soon introduce a new policy on the registration of private security companies, visa policy, the Exit ...
 
 
Ansar Abbasi
ISLAMABAD: The Electoral Reforms Committee of parliament is presently considering draft the Elections Act 2015 to amend and consolidate the election laws for the empowerment of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to ensure the holding of ...
 
 
Muhammad Saleh Zaafir
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that the government is committed for the speedy uplift of all under-developed areas of the country and will change fate of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) within the next five years by paying special attention ...
 
 
Israr Khan
ISLAMABAD: The Prime Minister’s High-Level Inter-Ministerial Committee has recently directed the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) not to register any international NGO for an indefinite period, as they will now go through a ...
 
 

MUMBAI: India on Thursday executed convicted bomb plotter Yakub Memon for conspiring in the nation’s deadliest attack, a series of blasts that killed hundreds in Mumbai more than two decades ago.
Memon was hanged at Nagpur Jail in the western ...
 
 
Tahir Khalil & Shakeel Anjum
ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate Standing Committee for Interior Senator Rehman Malik on Thursday said security hazards had visibly diminished due to the effective role of intelligence agencies. He said financial affairs affect the effectiveness of ...
 
 
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KARACHI: The FIA moved a local court to make all the properties and vehicles bought from the income of Axact’s fake degree part of the case, as the agency submitted all the related details before the district judge (South).
According to sources, ...
 
 
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BANNU: Two soldiers were killed when militants attacked a security forces’ checkpost in Frontier Region (FR), Bannu, early Thursday.
Sources said a group of militants stormed Khadim Hussain check post in FR Bannu in which two soldiers, ...
 
 
Mehtab Haider
ISLAMABAD: The Planning Commission is all set to recommend Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for introducing a cluster-based examination system for CSS from 2017 by abolishing the existing generalised system under ambitious civil service ...
 
 
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ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Petroleum has prepared a summary proposing a reduction in the prices of different petroleum products in the range of 5 to 10 percent.
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will take a final decision today (Friday) on ...