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Any provocation along LoC, Working Boundary to meet befitting response: COAS

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Any provocation along LoC, Working Boundary to meet befitting response: COAS RAWALPINDI:  Chief of Army Staff (COAS)  General Raheel Sharif on Thursday said that repeated Indian cease fire violations on working boundary and Line of Control, in the recent past are a distraction for Pakistan from its campaign against terrorism and adversely affect regional stability. During his visit to Sialkot Garrison and forward locations on Working...


PM offers relief assistance to victims of avalanches in Afghanistan

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PM offers relief assistance to victims of avalanches in Afghanistan ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Thursday expressed his deep condolences over the loss of precious lives and the damage caused by the avalanches in Afghanistan. This was conveyed to the Afghan Ambassador Janan Mosazai by the Foreign Secretary during a meeting here, said a statement issued by Foreign Ministry. The Foreign Secretary also conveyed...


Musharraf treason case: IHC’s order challenged in SC

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Musharraf treason case: IHC’s order challenged in SC ISLAMABAD: The order of Islamabad High Court (IHC) to stop the Special Court hearing the treason case against former president Pervez Musharraf has been challenged  in the Supreme Court. The order of the IHC has been challenged by Taufiq Asif through Hamid Khan Advocate. The petitioner prayed the SC to quash the order issued by...


Country’s sovereignty, integrity to be protected at all costs: PM

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Country’s sovereignty, integrity to be protected at all costs: PM KARACHI: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Thursday said the democratic government would protect the country’s sovereignty and integrity at all costs. Addressing the ‘Colour Award and Re-equipment Ceremony of Karakoram Eagle AWACS Aircraft’ at PAF Masroor Base, the Prime Minister said that Pakistan wants peace in the region and believes in the resolution of issues...


Inauguration of 9th Expo Exhibition: PM arrives in Karachi

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Inauguration of 9th Expo Exhibition: PM arrives in Karachi KARACHI: To review the implementation of decisions by the Apex Committee, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has reached Karachi on a one-day visit, Aaj News reported. The PM will also inaugurate the 9th Pakistan Expo Exhibition, while Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif will also be attending. According to sources, PM Nawaz is also...


Slums catch fire near Bait-ul-Mukarram mosque

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Slums catch fire near Bait-ul-Mukarram mosque KARACHI: Fire has been erupted in the slums located next to the Bait-ul-Mukarram Masjid in Karachi, Aaj News reported. The intensity of the fire is increasing and it is feared that it may spread to nearby apartments and houses. Meanwhile, fire tenders have been delayed in reaching the spot of the fire due to security...


Afghanistan unrest

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Afghanistan unrest Kabul, AFGHANISTAN: Afghan policemen inspect a damaged vehicle at the scene of a suicide attack on a Turkish diplomatic vehicle in front of the Iranian embassy in Kabul on February 26, 2015. A Taliban suicide attack targeting a Turkish diplomatic vehicle killed two people in Kabul, highlighting the fragile security situation as the Afghan government...


Oliver Queen to become the next Ra’s Al Ghul in Episode 15 (The Arrow)

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Oliver Queen to become the next Ra’s Al Ghul in Episode 15 (The Arrow) The Arrow – Season 3 has been one of the most suspense filled season yet, with each episode it becomes more exciting. The latest episode was full of twist when Oliver Queen is asked by the leader of the “League of assassins” to take his place, the reason for him being offered the position has...


Prime Minister for contacts with political parties

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Prime Minister for contacts with political parties Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Wednesday asked the members of the two committees, formed on 23rd February, to contact different political parties to ensure transparency in Senate elections and discourage horse-trading. In a meeting here at the PM House, the Prime Minister asked the members of these committees to enhance contacts with political parties so...


Lahore: Police claim killing three robbers

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Lahore: Police claim killing three robbers LAHORE: As many as three robbers have been killed by police on Thursday in an encounter in Shaheedabad area of the city, Aaj News reported. According to the reports, three robbers, wanted in 83 cases of various crimes, were killed in an exchange fire during a raid. Operation Incharge Inspector Raees Khan said the robbers...


Defeat of extremism, peace imperative for development in country: Ahsan Iqbal

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Defeat of extremism, peace imperative for development in country: Ahsan Iqbal ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning and Development, Prof Ahsan Iqbal on Wednesday said that unprecedented consensus existed among political and military leadership to defeat extremism and peace and stability were prerequisite for development. He said this while chairing a session of  Peace and Development Forum on “Making Peace an Integral Part of Development Planning in...


ATC issues black warrant of prisoner

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ATC issues black warrant of prisoner LARKANA:  The Anti Terrorists Court (ATC), Shikarpur has issued a black warrant for the execution of one prisoner of Central Jail Larkana on March 3, 2015. Convict Munawwar Ali Narejo, son of Hakim Ali Narejo was sentenced to death by the Anti Terrorist Court (ATC)  Sukkur in 2004 on charge of murder of three persons...


Ensuring transparency in Senate elections government’s major priority: PM

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Ensuring transparency in Senate elections government’s major priority: PM ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, Wednesday said that ensuring transparency in the upcoming Senate elections was a major priority of the government. “We want to stop horse trading and corruption and all political parties are being contacted to agree on a mechanism which ensures this, even if it is a constitutional amendment”, he said...


Pakistan’s spy chief heads to US amid Afghan Taliban talks push

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Pakistan’s spy chief heads to US amid Afghan Taliban talks push ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s powerful spy chief has left on an official trip to the United States, the military saidWednesday, with possible peace talks between Afghanistan and the Afghan Taliban likely to be on the agenda. It is Lieutenant General Rizwan Akhtar’s first official visit to the US since taking charge of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency last...


Travel warning from US to Pakistan ?

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Travel warning from US to Pakistan ? WASHINGTON: US citizens have been warned by the US Statement Department to defer non-essential travel to Pakistan due to dangers posed by foreign and local militants throughout the country. “The US Embassy in Islamabad and the US Consulate General in Karachi continue to provide consular services for all US citizens in Pakistan. The US Consulate...


Islam has no link with terrorism: Nisar

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Islam has no link with terrorism: Nisar LONDON: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said that there is no link between terrorism and Islam in any case, Aaj News reported. Chaudhry Nisar said while addressing a press conference here said,“Terrorists fulfill the extremists’ agenda but try to project it as Islam’s war”. More than 60 countries participated in Washington summit and unanimously...


Basic facilities being provided despite scant resources: Commissioner

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Basic facilities being provided despite scant resources: Commissioner HYDERABAD: Divisional Commissioner Hyderabad, Syed Asif Hyder Shah said that despite limited resources, all basic facilities including safe drinking water were being provided to people in the division besides carrying out development schemes. He said this while speaking on the occasion of visit by the US Consul General in Karachi, Brain Heath at his camp...


Fourth EU-Pakistan political counter-terrorism dialogue

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Fourth EU-Pakistan political counter-terrorism dialogue ISLAMABAD: The fourth EU-Pakistan Political Counter-terrorism dialogue was held here on Tuesday under the framework of the EU-Pakistan 5 year Engagement Plan. During the dialogue, the Pakistani delegation was led by Additional Secretary (UN&EC), Ms. Tasnim Aslam while the EU delegation was led by Ms. Mara Marinaki, Managing Director Multilateral Issues, European External Action Service...


SC maintains death sentence order for murderer of Capt. Sarwar Shaheed family

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SC maintains death sentence order for murderer of Capt. Sarwar Shaheed family ISLAMABAD: The three-member bench of the Supreme Court headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa on Tuesday rejected the review petition filed by Capt. (Retd) Zaffar Iqbal regarding his death sentence for killing 11 family members of the Capt. Sarwar Shaheed. According to details, Capt. Zaffar Iqbal killed 6 members of Capt. Sarwar Shaheed family...


President signs Pakistan Army Act(Amendment) Ordinance, 2015

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President signs Pakistan Army Act(Amendment) Ordinance, 2015 ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain, on the advice of the Prime Minister, has signed/promulgated the Pakistan Army Act(Amendment) Ordinance, 2015. The summary was initiated by the Ministry of Defence....


IHC adjourns drone attack case till Feb 25

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IHC adjourns drone attack case till Feb 25 ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court on Tuesday adjourned the plea seeking registration of first information report (FIR) against former station chief Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Jonathan Banks over deaths of civilians in US drone attacks. A one judge bench of Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui resumed hearing of a contempt of court petition filed by Haji...


Moin called back from World Cup

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Moin called back from World Cup KARACHI:  Chief selector Moin Khan has been called back from ongoing World Cup in Australia and Newland, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced on Tuesday. “As a follow-up of yesterday’s decision to probe the matter of the visit of Chief Selector PCB to a casino in Christchurch, the PCB has instituted an inquiry into the incident”,...


WC2015: West Indies beat Zimbabwe by 73 runs

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WC2015: West Indies beat Zimbabwe by 73 runs AUSTRALIA, Canberra: West Indies have won the 2nd game of their Pool B match against Zimbabwe by 73 runs (D/L) method after losing the first match of their Pool B against Ireland, Aaj News reported. Meanwhile, Chris Gayle got the Player of match award by hitting 215 runs off 147...


Spartan back-in form, smashes 215 runs against Zimbabwe

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Spartan back-in form, smashes 215 runs against Zimbabwe West Indies opener who calls himself the ‘SPARTAN’ Chris Gayle has shown himself as the real Spartan in Tuesday’s Pool B match of the World Cup 2015 against Zimbabwe at Canberra. In his first highest score in the Cricket World Cup history, he smashed 215 runs off 147 balls with the help of 16 massive...


Russia warns of gas risks after Ukraine fails to pre pay

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Russia warns of gas risks after Ukraine fails to pre pay MOSCOW: Russia’s Gazprom said on Tuesday there were “serious” risks to gas transit to Europe via Ukraine after Kiev failed to make a pre payment. Gazprom said in a statement that Ukraine had 219 million cubic metres (mcm) of gas left that would be used up in two days. With no new payment, Russia would...


Uzair Baloch may be brought back to Pakistan soon

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Uzair Baloch may be brought back to Pakistan soon DUBAI: Uzair Baloch, a key figure of Lyari gang-war is likely to bring back to Pakistan soon, he was produced before a UAE court on Tuesday, Aaj News reported. According to the sources, the Pakistan officials, who have been visiting UAE for extradition of Baloch, have also presented documents required for the process to local...


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