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ISLAMABAD: Afghan government officials and Taliban representatives on Tuesday began two days of discussions in Pakistan, Afghan officials said, signalling a possible start to a formal peace process, The Wall Street Journal reported.
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Sohail Khan
ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday informed the Supreme Court that cases pertaining to abuse of their official position by Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, his brother and the Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz ...
 
 
Khalid Iqbal
RAWALPINDI: Twelve people were killed in torrential rains that hit the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad on Tuesday. Like other parts of Punjab, heavy rain began here at around 11am causing massive destruction. Floods and incidents of roof ...
 
 
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LAHORE: A complete shutterdown strike was observed in the wholesale markets here on Tuesday against the imposition of 0.6 percent withholding tax on all bank transactions by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR).
The strike was also observed ...
 
 
Fasahat Mohiuddin
KARACHI: Half the city plunged into darkness due to a major electricity breakdown triggered by the tripping of four units of the Bin Qasim power station on Tuesday night.The breakdown affected 50 percent of the city’s grid stations, K-Electric ...
 
 
Mumtaz Alvi
ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Ch Nisar Ali Khan told the Senate Tuesday that the UNHCR had listed Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) as a resurrection of Laskar-e-Taiba (LeT) but no supporting evidence was shared with Pakistan to establish such a connection. ...
 
 
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ISLAMABAD: A high level meeting chaired by President Mamnoon Hussain reviewed arrangements for holding of OIC summit on Science & Technology and COMSTECH General Assembly. Several OIC heads of states and governments are expected to attend the ...
 
 
Muhammad Saeed
A significant number of western Think Tanks predominantly housed in America and certain Pakistani origin protégées like Rizwan and Hussain based in the US, are observed showing relentless and unprecedented but overestimated rather biased concerns ...
 
 
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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and South Korea are likely to agree on commencing the feasibility study on Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the two countries.
Pakistan’s Minister for Commerce Engr. Khurram Dastgir Khan, who is currently visiting South ...
 
 
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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has launched a web portal named “Smart-Pakistan” to promote mobile broadband in the country.
This web portal (www.smartpakistan.pk) will provide one stop repository and directory of mobile ...
 
 

ISLAMABAD: Seeking the federal government’s categorical reply to the holding of local bodies (LB) elections in Islamabad within 24 hours, the Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday warned that if it got no reply, then a final order will be issued for the ...
 
 
Shakeel Anjum
ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has directed Nadra to prepare the national counter-terrorism database and that of the INGOs.He said this during his meeting with senior officials of Nadra during a visit to the Nadra headquarters ...
 
 

ISLAMABAD: The Rohingya Muslims on Tuesday unanimously endorsed the adoption of a resolution, jointly proposed by Saudi Arabia and Pakistan on the behalf of Islamic countries, in the UN Human Rights Council in which the Myanmar government had been ...
 
 

OSLO: Highlighting the importance of energy for a developing economy like Pakistan, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday sought the Norwegian cooperation in the energy sector, particularly in the area of hydroelectric power, to cope with the ...
 
 

MOSCOW: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) would provide Pakistan and India a platform to work together for improving bilateral ties.
“I am optimistic about the fact that SCO membership will ...
 
 
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ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday released the audited details of the political parties’ assets for the financial year 2013-14 with the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, leading as the richest party.
According to the ...
 
 

RAWALPINDI: The Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), General Raheel Sharif, who is on an official visit to South Africa, delivered separate talks to the alumni of South African National Defence College and at Institute of Security Studies.“The talks ...
 
 
Asim Yasin
ISLAMABAD: President Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid-e-Azam (PML-Q) Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and senior leader Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi on Tuesday expressed their grave concern on Indian disclosures about the involvement of India terrorist activities ...
 
 
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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman, Imran Khan, on Tuesday wrote a letter to the head of the party’s election tribunal Justice (retd) Wajihuddin Ahmad not to issue orders, reminding him the tribunal had already been dissolved.He ...
 
 
Mariana Baabar
ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has told the Chinese media that India is “intervening” in Pakistan’s internal affairs by protesting the route of the China-Pak Economic Corridor (CPEC), which also passes through Azad Kashmir.
“India’s ...
 
 
Mehtab Haider
ISLAMABAD: Executive Director of Asian Development Bank (ADB) belonging to Pakistan, Sami Saeed on Tuesday informed Finance Minister Ishaq Dar that another $400 million were ready to be disbursed to Pakistan after the ADB’s Board approval under the ...
 
 

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has announced Eid holidays from the 17th to 21st of this month.The Interior Ministry has approved July 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21 as holidays on account of Eidul Fitr. Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan approved ...
 
 

MULTAN: Former prime minister Yusuf Raza Gilani has said that his kidnapped son Ali Haider Gilani was not recovered yet.The former premier said that he and his family had no information regarding the release of his son, says a press release on ...