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  • DUBAI         -          Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has said that the United States cannot stop Pakistan from purchasing Russian oil and it will be possible to do so soon. “During my visit to the US last month, I had met with officials of the ...

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  • Lahore   -   Defence Minister Khawaja Asif has said that a change of government in Punjab will bring political stability given the current state of affairs and also confirmed reports about the federal government flexing muscles for a political change in the province. Speaking in ...

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  • n Shehbaz appreciates collective efforts to overcome enormous issues after flood calamity n Announces Rs5m relief grant for those working in difficult situation in damaged Kacchi area n Gets briefing on restored bridges during visit to Balochistan n Welcomes friendl   KARACHI    -   ...

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  • n NFRCC declares 80 districts calamity-hit across Pakistan n Death toll reaches 1,290 with 26 more flood-related casualties n Over 33m people affected by flash floods as relief and restoration work continues.     ISLAMABAD/KARACHI    -   As the water level reached alarming level in ...

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  • JAFFARABAD - Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday announced a grant of Rs10 billion for Balochistan province to cope with the situation and assist the flood victims in the aftermath of the recent heavy rainfall and floods. Speaking to media after visiting the flood-affected areas including Haji ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The United Nations says Pakistan is facing its worst humanitarian crisis as unrelenting heavy rains and flash floods continue creating havoc across the country, affecting a record 33 million people. Although the government and the humanitarian partners are working to provide immediate ...

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  • n PTI chief claims Gill faced torture, ‘sexual abuse’ in police custody n Imran not allowed to meet Shehbaz Gill at PIMS n Court directs Islamabad police for second medical checkup.ISLAMABAD    -   PTI Chairman Imran Khan yesterday nationwide rallies to express solidarity with his chief of ...

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  • ISLAMAABAD - Former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Thursday urged the “neutrals” to review its policies, saying stability would not come to the country unless free and fair elections are held. Addressing a seminar on media freedom here, the PTI chairman ...

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  • ISLAMABAD    -  Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah on Sunday said that the ‘performers’ who give an ‘Islamic touch’ are now in need of a ‘legal touch’.The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader made the comments while responding to former minister Sheikh Rashid’s statement and ...

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  • Civil depts, Army, FC troops engage in rescue, relief operations in afftected areas n Rehabilitation of main roads, highways in progress n Death toll rises to 127 n Earthquake jolts parts of Balochistan n PM cancels visit to Tank, DI Khan due to bad weather.RAWALPINDI    -   Intermittent rains ...

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  • SIALKOT    -   Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif has revealed that the PTI has apologised to US Assistant Secretary of State Donald Lu and they have obtained all relevant records in this regard.“We have all the details and evidence of the meeting of the PTI leader and the amnesty from ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - An alleged audio of PTI chief and former prime minister Imran Khan’s wife, Bushra Bibi, has emerged in which she is instructing the Focal Person to PTI Chairman on Digital Media Dr Arsalan Khalid to run trends declaring people as traitors. As per the audio, initially, the former first ...

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  • BEIJING   -  China yesterday op­posed the Indian plan of holding a G20 meet­ing in Indian-occu­pied Jammu and Kash­mir and called on the member of the group to focus on econom­ic recovery and avoid politicising the issue.“China’s position on Kashmir is consistent and clear cut. It is a ...

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  • LAHORE    -   Senior journalist and analyst Ayaz Amir suffered injuries after being thrashed by unidentified men on Friday. The senior journalist was reportedly travelling back home after leaving the premises of a private news channel when he was subjected to a physical assault near Abbott ...

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  • | Shehbaz promises every single penny of $2b IMF tranche to be spent prudently | Appreciates Chinese financial support for Pakistan during tough times | Says several mega projects including Reko Diq abandoned in past damaging national agendaISLAMABAD   -Prme Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday ...

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  • n Vote count in progressKARACHI   -   Counting of votes for the Local Governments first phase held in 14 districts of Sindh was in progress amid incidents of sporadic armed clashes between party workers leaving two persons dead and several others injured.The polling began at 8am and continued ...

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  • RAWALPINDI    -    Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has been awarded the King Abdulaziz Medal of Excellent Class, an order of merit named after Saudi Arabia’s founder, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said Sunday.According to the ISPR, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed ...

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  • Finance minister says this one-time tax imposed to reduce budget deficit | No more subsidies, petroleum levy to go up to Rs50 | Taxable income level for salaried class announced in budget withdrawnISLAMABAD   -   Minister for Finance Miftah Ismail on Friday informed the National Assembly that ...

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  • RASHAKAI - Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday said the government was committed to completing Special Economic Zones (SEZs) at the earliest to ensure development and prosperity in the country. During his visit to Rashakai Special Economic Zone here, he said all problems and hurdles in the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Top leadership of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has agreed that the Parliament be taken into confidence over the recent high level contacts with Afghan Taliban and Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan. The agreement reached during a high-level meeting of the party held under the leadership of ...

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  • DIR UPPER - Pakistan Tehrek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman and former premier Imran Khan on Saturday again delayed the announcement of a final date for his party’s second March to Islamabad and told a rally in Upper Dir that they would wait for the apex court’s permission regarding the PTI’s peaceful ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Marriyum Aurangzeb on Saturday said that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif would put the national economy, ruined by the Imran Khan-led previous regime, back on track and also end the chaos created by the last ruler in the country. The minister, in ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah Tuesday said that he has suggested the federal government to register a sedition case against the PTI top leadership for the ‘criminal act’ under the Pakistan Penal Code. He was briefing the media along with Minister for Communication Maulana ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The opposition Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has decided that its lawmakers wouldn’t appear before Speaker National Assembly Raja Pervaiz Ashraf individually for the verification of their resignations. The decision of the party came a day after the NA Secretariat started the process ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The formation of the coalition government finally completed with the oath taking of 33-member federal cabinet held at the President House here yesterday. Acting president and Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani administered the oath to the cabinet. Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif was also ...

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  • KASUR - At least three women and four children were allegedly raped in Kasur district over the past two days, it emerged on Wednesday. Additionally, one case of attempted rape was also reported from the city. According to one complaint, a woman was gang-raped at gun point by seven men, who hailed ...

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  • ISLAMABAD                   -                Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa called on Prime Minister Imran Khan Monday, ...

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  • SYDNEY       -       An Australian academic freed by the Taliban in a prisoner swap has spoken of his “long and tortuous ordeal” as a hostage in Afghanistan, reported BBC on Sunday. Timothy Weeks said he believed US special ...

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  • Cairo - Ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsy has died, state media reported on Monday. Morsy, 67, had been on trial for an espionage case when he suffered a heart attack. He had been granted a request to make a statement before he fainted and passed away, Egypt’s state-run Al Ahram online ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Uzbekistan Deputy Prime Minister Elyor Ganivev, who is on a two-day visit to Pakistan, met the civil and military leadership here on Monday In his meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan at PM House, Ganivev conveyed warm greetings of the Uzbek president and briefed Irman about the ...

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