Our staff reporter/Monitoring Desk

  • Islamabad/ Lahore - Former premier Nawaz Sharif on Monday consulted senior party leaders following his return from London, ahead of his today’s appearance in the accountability court. “Nawaz Sharif will appear before the NAB court on Tuesday [today],” Adviser to ex-PM on Political ...

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  • LONDON/Lahore - Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday said he has a principled stance over his disqualification and the people supported his stance during the recently conducted by-polls in NA-120. Referring to his ‘homecoming rally’, he said that the people of Pakistan all ...

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  • Islamabad - A meeting between Prime Mninister Nawaz Sharif and Indian business tycoon Sajjan Jindal’s delegation was the talk of the town on Thursday, sparking speculations that he may have been involved in some kind of diplomacy to revive the stalled dialogue between the two ...

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  • LAHORE - Human Rights Commission of Pakistan Chairman Dr Mehdi Hasan has termed ‘extrajudicial’ the killing of alleged terrorists in a shootout in Lahore. Earlier, the CTD cops claimed to have killed 10 terrorists involved in The Mall bomb blast. Talking to BBC, the HRCP chief said: ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Former president Asif Ali Zardari on Wednesday regretted that on Pakistan Day the nation was surrendering judicial space to the military courts because of the breakdown of criminal justice system. In a message to the nation on Pakistan Day, to be celebrated today (March 23), he ...

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  • QUETTA - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said that 52 countries wanted to be part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and Rs25 billion had been approved for the mega plan. The prime minister was speaking informally to media at a briefing on the progress of various development ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan disclosed Saturday that it is engaged in negotiations with Afghanistan on developing a joint “mechanism” to address mutual cross-border terrorism concerns, and both sides could formalise a deal next week. Sartaj Aziz, the prime minister’s adviser on foreign ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Saturday released a new song titled “Sangbaz” on the eve of Kashmir Solidarity Day. The song is the production of ISPR and it represents the voice of the people of Indian-occupied Kashmir. The duration of song is two minutes and ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday gave approval for deployment of 200,000 troops for the sixth national population and housing census. The approval came after the federal government through the defence ministry requested the army for allocating troops for the exercise, ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif yesterday asked Japan to lift the travel advisory asking its citizens to avoid visiting Pakistan. Nawaz Sharif, who met Japanese Ambassador Takashi Kurai at the PM House here, said that law and order situation has improved significantly as a consequence of ...

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  • ISLAMABAD/RIYADH - Pakistan and Saudi Arabia on Sunday agreed to continue fighting terrorism and reinforce the mechanism to roll back extremism with even greater vigour. According to a statement issued by the military’s media wing, the ISPR, in Islamabad, this understanding was reached ...

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  • Lahore - Adviser to Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has demanded investigation by international agencies into the attack on Indian army headquarters in Uri Sector of Held Kashmir. Talking to BBC on Saturday, Sartaj Aziz said that India often blames Pakistani ...

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  • DERA GHAZI KHAN/SHEIKHUPURA - At least three suspected terrorists were killed in an alleged shootout with police while two managed to escape, the other night.According to a police spokesman, policemen were taking two accused of attacks on Ahmadi worship places to recover hidden arms when four to ...

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  • MANDI BAHAUDDIN - The ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has emerged as winner in National Assembly constituency NA-108 (Mandi Bahauddin) with a convincing margin. According to unofficial results, PML-N candidate Mumtaz Tarar bagged 77,884 votes against PTI's Tariq Tarar who managed to ...

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  • KARACHI/ISALAMABAD - Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said, “If we claim our achievements in the war on terror, then we must admit our failures as well. Karachi terror attack is our collective failure and the responsibility should not be put on others’ shoulders.”Talking to a private ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan has deplored the brutal use of force by Indian security forces against peaceful and unarmed Kashmiris in the occupied Kashmir. Responding to a question regarding the situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir, Foreign Office Spokesperson Tasnim Aslam on Friday said that Pakistan ...

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  • PESHAWAR/ORAKZAI AGENCY - A senior commander of Haqqani Network was killed in a gunbattle with the security forces on the night between Thursday and Friday, BBC reported, quoting sources. At least nine other militants were arrested after the clash.The sources said that the forces killed Farooq ...

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  • Karachi - Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain said Saturday he didn’t know Umair Siddiqui, the man Rangers claim had confessed to operating a group which target-killed 120 opponents of the party.In interviews with different TV channels, he said the allegations being leveled ...

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  • Khyber Agency/PESHAWAR - Banned outfit Amar Bilmaroof was dissolved in a grand jirga attended by tribal elders, security forces and political administration in Khyber Agency paving way for establishing peace in Bar Qambar Khel after a period of 12 years, reported a private TV channel on ...

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