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Asim Yasin & Muhammad Saleh Zaafir
ISLAMABAD: After the reservations of opposition political parties about voting in the upcoming Senate elections through a show of hands, the government on Wednesday shared a new proposed draft with the opposition leaders under which voting will ...
 
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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has again become eligible for the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) funding after three years.
The IBRD funding facility was suspended in March 2012 because at that time Pakistan could not fulfill ...
 
 
Asim Yasin
ISLAMABAD: Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah on Wednesday proposed direct elections in the Senate polls rather than going for a constitutional amendment to allow voting through a show of hands.
“The ...
 
 
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PESHAWAR: Six persons were killed and four others sustained injuries as rains and hailstorm wreaked havoc in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the adjoining Federally Administered Tribal Areas, officials and locals said on Wednesday.
Three women were ...
 
 

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Interior on Wednesday said the banned outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) was carrying out terrorist activities across the country to get the hangings of its leaders and workers stopped and to secure their release or help them ...
 
 

DUBAI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday said the US and Afghanistan were the cause for the deterioration of the situation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, where the corruption level is relatively lower than in other ...
 
 

ISLAMABAD: Director General Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lt. Gen. Rizwan Akhtar on Wednesday reached Washington on an official trip to the United States, the military said, with possible peace talks between Afghanistan and the Afghan Taliban ...
 
 
Asim Yasin
ISLAMABAD: The information ministry Wednesday informed the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) that it had sent a case of Rs15 million bogus advertisement bills to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
The NAB representative initially expressed ...
 
 
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LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Wednesday said the Punjab government was making all-out efforts to implement the National Action Plan (NAP) to counter terrorism in the province.
Addressing a press conference at 180-H Model Town, he ...
 
 
Mian Saifur Rehman
Some sections of the western intelligentsia and opinion-making circles have not yet put a stop on their negative propaganda against Pak-China civil nuclear cooperation despite the fact that it is quite limited when compared with the scale of ...
 
 
Muhammad Saleh Zaafir
ISLAMABAD: The President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena will undertake maiden visit to Pakistan on 31st of March and ink nine bilateral agreements including one pertaining to civil nuclear cooperation with the host country.
The Sri Lanka ...
 
 

LONDON: Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan here on Wednesday called for international unity against terrorism and urged the west to stop correlation between Islam and terrorism.
Speaking at the International ...
 
 
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ISLAMABAD: With a view to supporting government’s ongoing economic reform agenda, the preparatory meeting of the Steering Committee of Trust Fund for Accelerated Growth and Reforms was held at the Economic Affairs Division on Wednesday. ...
 
 
Mariana Baabar
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and India announced on Wednesday that Indian Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar would visit Islamabad on March 3 and leave for Afghanistan the next day in the first phase of his “Saarc Yatra”, for resumption of talks ...
 
 

KABUL: Avalanches triggered by heavy snow have killed more than 100 people in mountainous areas of northern Afghanistan, officials said on Wednesday, as rescuers battled to save dozens more trapped in the snow.
Almost all of the victims were in ...
 
 

QUETTA: At least 50 ghost schools were unearthed in Balochistan’s one district alone, whose the staff is receiving salaries, costing millions of rupees to the national kitty.
Secretary Secondary Education of Balochistan Abdul Saboor Kakar said ...
 
 
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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday sought replies from the federal government and all the four provinces, explaining as to what measures they had taken so far for the eradication of illegal transplantation of human organs.
A ...
 
 

HELD SRINAGAR: Hundreds of protesters clashed with police in held Kashmir on Wednesday after the government forces killed a suspected militant in a gunbattle, police said.
Three soldiers were also wounded in the battle, which began on Tuesday ...
 
 
Asim Yasin
ISLAMABAD: Senior PPP leader Rehman Malik and Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) led by Allama Hafiz Muhammad Tahir Ashrafi on Wednesday agreed to convene a religious Jirga against terrorism and extremism.
The agreement reached between the two during ...
 
 
Faisal Kamal Pasha
ISLAMABAD: Secretary Information Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Shireen Mazari has filed a petition in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) challenging the nomination of Iqbal Zafar Jhagra and Raheela Magsi as candidates for the Senate elections from ...
 
 
Muhammad Anis
ISLAMABAD: Federal ministers Senator Pervaiz Rashid and Khawaja Saad Rafique have made a telephonic contact with JI acting Ameer Liaquat Baloch. The JI spokesman Wednesday said the PML-N leaders talked to the top JI leader about the Senate ...
 
 

WASHINGTON: A man claiming to be a Pakistani and seeking a passport without presenting any documents caused a stir at the Pakistani Embassy, which had to call in the diplomatic security to deal with him. The unnamed person was taken into police ...