NATION MONITORING

  • TQuetta: Rescue operation to recover 11 miners trapped in a coal mine in Quetta district was still continuing for over 24 hours on Monday, with diminishing chances of recovering the ill-fated labourers alive. The workers were trapped on Sunday when poisonous gas accumulated in the Degari area mine. ...

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  • TLahore   -   An FIR was lodged against the station house officer (SHO) Shahzad Town and other policemen after Prime Minister Imran Khan ordered action against police officials for negligence in a case of alleged rape and murder of a 10-year-old girl. Police did not cooperate ...

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  • TParis   -    The roof of world famous Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris fell to the ground on Monday when a massive fire ripped through the building. The church not only houses many historical artifacts and artwork but is itself history incarnated. The cathedral is listed as a ...

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  • TLAHORE - The Indian ruling Party Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) leader Raja Singh Lodh has copied an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) song to gain popularity in polls. Singh Lodh is a member of the Telangana Legislative Assembly representing the Goshamahal assembly constituency in Hyderabad. On ...

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  • TNew York  -   Moody’s Investors Service has changed its outlook for the banking system in Pakistan (B3 negative) to negative from stable, reported Geo News. “Over the next 12-18 months, banks in Pakistan will see their credit profiles challenged by their high exposure to ...

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  • TLondon - Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Monday that humanity is bleeding in the Indian-held Kashmir as not a single action was taken against the people involved in the state-sponsored murders, torture and rape. Speaking at International Kashmir Conference in London, the foreign ...

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  • TNEW DELHI - A senior politician from India’s Congress party has been jailed for life in the most significant conviction to date over the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. Sajjan Kumar, who was an MP at the time, was found guilty of inciting crowds to kill Sikhs, BBC reported on Monday. In a scathing ...

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  • TLahore - A spokesperson from the State Bank of Bank (SBP) confirmed on Monday that Pakistan had received $1 billion from Saudi Arabia as part of the $3billion pledged by the kingdom to Islamabad as balance of payment support. The spokesperson added that the remaining $2 billion was expected to ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - An accountability court has sought more time from the Supreme Court to conduct the trial on the references filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against members of the Sharif family. According to Express Tribune, Judge M Arshad Malik has written a letter to the top ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -   The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led federal government has finally decided to appoint Anwar Mansoor Khan as the attorney general for Pakistan (AGP). “The Ministry of Law has forwarded a summery/recommendation in this connection to the PM Secretariat.  A ...

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  • TLahore  -  The Supreme Court has directed the interior ministry to place the names of former president Asif Ali Zardari and PPP leader Faryal Talpur on the Exit Control List (ECL), DawnNewsTV reported on Monday quoting Attorney General Khalid Javed. The directives were issued by the apex ...

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  • TLAHORE - Pakistan’s Muhammad Karim made his second appearance for the country at the Winter Games giant slalom event and finished on the 72nd rank, clocking two minutes and 54.04 seconds in Pyeongchnag Sunday. Karim managed to finish the two runs with a better average above Puerto Rico and ...

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  • TLahore - Taliban fighters, whom US-led forces spent billions of dollars trying to defeat, are now openly active in 70 percent of Afghanistan, a BBC study has found. Months of research across the country shows that the Taliban now control or threaten much more territory than when foreign combat ...

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  • TLAHORE - National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has written to several state institutions seeking record and details of offshore companies reportedly established in tax havens abroad by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Aleem Khan and Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) leader Chaudhry Moonis ...

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  • TKARACHI -  Renowned chef and media personality Zubaida Tariq passed away in Karachi late on Thursday, reported a private TV channel while quoting family sources. Zubaida Tariq alias Zubaida Aapa was famous for her handy culinary and housekeeping hints (totkas). She was a household name, and ...

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  • TLahore - Sindh Rangers Director General Major General Muhammad Saeed has rejected allegations of political engineering in Karachi, following PSP Mustafa Kamal’s claim that he held talks with MQM-Pakistan at the behest of the establishment. Talking to a private TV channel, Rangers DG said it ...

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  • TKARACHI - PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari took swipe at Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and PTI Chairman Imran Khan in his address on Friday. Addressing a rally as part of the party’s election campaign for PS-114 bye-elections in Karachi, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairman said that ...

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  • TKARACHI - PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari took swipe at Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and PTI Chairman Imran Khan in his address on Friday. Addressing a rally as part of the party’s election campaign for PS-114 bye-elections in Karachi, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairman said that ...

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  • TLahore - The Indian army’s Major Nitin Gogoi, who had tied a 26-year-old Kashmiri man to a jeep as human shield, has been praised by the military and awarded a commendation card, reports Indian media. “Major Gogoi, the officer who tied protester to jeep as human shield in J&K ...

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  • TNew Delhi -  India and Turkey on Monday signed three agreements following delegation-level talks headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan here, IANS reported. "#IndiaTurkey sign three agreements in the fields of ICT, training and culture," External ...

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  • TLahore - At least 10 people were injured in Spin Bolduk district of Afghanistan, near Chaman border, as reports of explosions at a military depot emerged late Monday. People on Pakistani side of the border reported loud back-to-back blasts and high flames across the border around 2am, according to ...

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  • TLahore -  The Election Commission of Pakistan on Thursday released the details of assets of major political parties, which shows that the ruling PML-N owns assets worth more than Rs45 million as of 2015. In the same year, PML-N stated income of more than Rs16.5 million while their expenses ...

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  • TLahore - Mamnoon Hussain, who took over as President of Pakistan in September 2013, apparently feels increasingly bitter and resentful for being a titular head of the state. He complained yesterday that he had asked the Water and Power ministry to change the heads of the power distribution ...

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  • TFAISALABAD - Minister of State for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali yesterday claimed that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will emerge victorious from the Panama case. Talking to media at Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (Fesco) headquarters here on Saturday, the PML-N outspoken MNA bashed the political ...

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  • TLAHORE - The Federal Shariat Court yesterday declared the option of using ‘test tube baby’ method for conceiving babies for the married couples having some medical complications as lawful. The court declared if the sperm has been obtained from the father and the egg from the mother and ...

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  • TFAISALABAD - State Minister for Water and Power Abid Ali Sher said on Sunday that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will get a clean chit in Panama case, reported a private TV channel. The PML-N stalwart leader also launched a diatribe the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman while talking to the ...

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  • TLAHORE -  War with the US under Donald Trump is “not just a slogan” and becoming a “practical reality”, a senior Chinese military official has said. The remarks were published on the People’s Liberation Army website, apparently in response to the aggressive ...

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  • TLAHORE -  Afghanistan's top envoy to Pakistan Omar Zakhilwal said his government is open to unconditional peace negotiations with the Taliban insurgents, China’s news agency Xinhua reported Monday. "We are in contact with the Qatar office and also a number of influential individual ...

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  • TMULTAN - Veteran politician Javed Hashmi yesterday suggested that Prime Minister Nawaz, minister and the ruling party MPs should regularly attend the National Assembly proceedings. During an exclusive talk with Dunya News, Javed Hashmi termed the ugly episode in the National Assembly disappointing, ...

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  • TJHELUM - Three persons including a UC chairman and general councillor were killed by their rivals over old enmity here in the suburban area of Khewra on Saturday. The police confirmed that the incident occurred over old enmity in the suburbs of Khewra in district Jhelum. The police said that the ...

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