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  • TKARACHI -  Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that the PTI government has unleashed a policy of political victimisation by arresting leaders of opposition parties just to divert public attention from internal and external issues. “This policy [political victimisation] is ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that in view of immense challenges faced by the country, the need for getting united and promoting the spirit of sacrifice has become manifold, so as to counter the nefarious designs of enemies. “This is the need of the hour and is linked ...

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  • TLAHORE - Al Quds Day was observed throughout the country on Friday. Rallies, seminars, protest demonstrations and various other activities were arranged to condemn Israeli state terrorism against the people of Palestine. Workers of political parties, religious groups and human rights organisations ...

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  • TLAHORE -  National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has said that the government and Pakistan Army will jointly fight the Kulbhushan Jadhav case in the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Talking to the media in his constituency here on Saturday, he said politics should not be done on the ...

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  • TLAHORE - Backed by security agencies, police thwarted a plot to launch a major terror attack in Lahore on Easter Sunday, killing a terrorist and nailing three others early Saturday morning. A combing operation was underway in Lahore’s Factory Area when a terrorist opened fired at the police. ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb Tuesday condemned Imran Khan’s remarks about foreign players who participated in the final of Pakistan Super League in Lahore. Talking to media here after an exhibition “Safe and Secure ...

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  • TIslamabad -  Expressing displeasure for not providing reply to a call attention notice on crash of a PIA ATR plane, Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani Friday directed to issue contempt of parliament notice to aviation division secretary and relevant PIA director. The chairman said neither there ...

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  • TKarachi/BANGKOK - A Pakistani man suspected of starting a devastating factory fire in Karachi four years ago that killed 259 people has been arrested in Bangkok, Thai police said Saturday. Abdul Rehman alias Bhola, 46, was detained at a hotel in the red-light district Nana area of the capital on ...

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  • TLAHORE - An anti-terrorism court yesterday awarded death sentence to five persons and two years imprisonment to eight others for burning a Christian couple alive in 2014. The court however acquitted 90 persons due to lack of evidence. On Nov 4 that year, Shahzad and his wife Shama - who was with ...

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  • TKARACHI/MUMBAI -  Pakistani and Indian stock markets fell on Thursday after news of a border skirmish between Indian and Pakistani forces surfaced on the media. Pakistan Stock Exchange witnessed range bound activity yesterday as the market lost intra-day gains of over 500 points to close ...

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  • TKARACHI - The detonator of a hand grenade exploded during a demonstration requested by a judge in a Pakistani anti-terror court on Monday, wounded two cops and a court staffer and throwing the judge off his chair. The dramatic sad incident, that’s equally ridiculously hilarious as well, which ...

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  • TISLAMABAD/PARIS - China on Sunday completed its clean sweep against Pakistan in a Davis Cup tie, winning both single matches on day three at the Sri Lanka Tennis Association courts. The third day was just a formality, with China having already secured its place in the next round after winning the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD/PARIS - China yesterday beat Pakistan in a Davis Cup tie, winning the doubles match after some good rallies on day two at the Sri Lanka Tennis Association courts.The Chinese team had taken a lead on day one Friday, winning both singles matches against Pakistan in the Davis Cup ...

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  • TPESHAWAR - Military’s latest ground and aerial onslaught in the troubled northwest killed at least 34 militants Saturday while five troops also died during clashes, security officials said.The attacks come days after Army Chief General Raheel Sharif ordered troops to begin the last phase of ...

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  • TKARACHI - Malir police yesterday registered a case against Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain on the complaint of a woman for allegedly talking about sex to a group of male and female party workers.Altaf Hussain had been filmed explaining intercourse to the workers in Karachi via phone ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  - Asim Ijaz won gold medal in +87kg weight category in Taekwondo to ensure Pakistan managed 10th gold medal in the 12th South Asian Games on Sunday. Asim beat Bhutan, Indian and Sri Lankan players to land gold medal for the country. It was overall second gold for Pakistan in ...

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  • TJALALABAD/Islamabad - Islamic State jihadists Wednesday claimed responsibility for a deadly gun and bomb siege targeting the Pakistani consulate in Afghanistan's Jalalabad city, in the first attack by the group on the Pakistani government.Afghan officials said all three attackers and seven security ...

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  • TKASUR - Police arrested five accused of the child sex abuse scandal from the courtroom after their bail pleas were turned down on Monday, raising the total number of perpetrators in custody to 12.On the other hand, Kasur Civil Judge Shumaila Yaqoob extended remand of the seven accused who were ...

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  • TPESHAWAR - A bomb in a pushcart killed at least two people and wounded five others at the main border crossing between Pakistan and Afghanistan on Friday.The Torkham political administration official said the handcart loaded with passengers luggage crossed into Pakistan territory from Afghanistan, ...

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  • TPESHAWAR - The tribal police on Wednesday prevented two suicide bombers from blowing themselves up inside a packed football ground in the tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said.However, one of the bombers managed to blow himself up outside the ground and the second died at the scene ...

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  • TVEHARI/ISLAMABAD - The authorities on Tuesday carried out its 100th execution since lifting a moratorium on the death penalty last December, in what rights group Amnesty International described as a "shameful milestone".Hangings resumed after the country's bloodiest-ever militant attack, in which ...

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  • TKARACHI - Investigators have failed to probe attacks on vice principal of the Jinnah Medical Dental College (JMDC), who is a US citizen, and the target killing of SHO Preedy. Militants claiming their association with IS or Daish claimed the responsibility of the attack on the vice principal, Debra ...

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  • TKARACHI - Former pop star Junaid Jamshed was in hot waters when Karachi police on Tuesday registered a first information report (FIR) against him for allegedly committing blasphemy.FIR 234/2014 was registered against Junaid by Kharadar police under section 295/C and 298/A on the directives of ...

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  • T LAHORE - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday submitted a written application to the election tribunal member, requesting him not to connect decisions of petitions about alleged rigging in NA-122 and PP-147 of Lahore here on Wednesday. Imran Khan, accompanied by senior party ...

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  • T PESHAWAR - At least eight suspected militants were killed and two others injured in a US drone attack in North Waziristan Agency on Wednesday.Sources said a US unmanned aircraft fired at least two missiles on a compound at Kund Sar village situated some 60 kilometers South of Miranshah, ...

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  • TKARACHI - Situation unfolding fast in the backdrop of risk associated with terrorism besides other untoward instances demands preparedness that will affect not only emergency and trauma services but also other medical, para-medical, administrative, logistics and security functions at health care ...

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  • TPESHAWAR - Pakistan Monday launched a fresh drive to vaccinate more than 700,000 children in its restive tribal belt against polio, but officials said nearly 300,000 others would miss out because of threats from militants.The World Health Organisation declared a global "public health emergency" in ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The first-ever team of Pakistani climbers have reached the top of the world's second tallest mountain, K2, to mark 60 years since it was first scaled."Six members reached the summit at 02:22 am PST today," Sarwar Ali, a high altitude guide of the Nazir Sabir Expeditions, a local ...

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  • TPESHAWAR/Khyber Agency - At least 12 militants died during a shootout between rival factions in North Waziristan Agency, while two died in a separate attack.Supporters of Tehreek-e-Taliban commander Khan Said Sajna and followers of the late TTP leader Hakimullah Mehsud clashed in the Shawal area of ...

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  • TKARACHI - Pakistan's street children footballers returned home Tuesday to jubilant scenes after clinching the bronze medal in Brazil, with captain Sameer Ahmed hailing the "once in a lifetime" experience. Competing for the first time in the Street Child World Cup, the Pakistanis hammered ...

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