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Benazir Bhutto assassination: How Pakistan covered up killing

Benazir Bhutto was the first woman to lead a Muslim country. The decade since an assassin killed her has revealed more about how Pakistan works than it has about who actually ordered her death. Bhutto was murdered on 27 December 2007 by a 15-year-old suicide bomber called Bilal. She had just finished an election rally in Rawalpindi when he approached …

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Khaqan blames sit-ins for instability in Pakistan

HARIPUR, Pakistan: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Wednesday regretted that had there been no instability due to the sit-ins, the government could have done much more for the people. While addressing a gathering after inaugurating the 47-kilomter long section of the Burhan-Shah Maqsood interchange of the six-lane Hazara Motorway, the prime minister said political decisions were not taken at …

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CPEC’s Afghan Extension Not Against India: China

BEIJING:China on Wednesday said that its ambitious China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is not directed against India and the project should not be influenced or disturbed by any third country, a day after Beijing offered to extend the $50 billion project to Afghanistan. At the first trilateral meeting of foreign ministers of China, Pakistan and Afghanistan here yesterday, China offered to extend …

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Pakistan, India spar over ‘spy’ Kulbhushan Jadhav

ISLAMABAD: The meeting of an Indian “spy” with his family in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, has sparked a diplomatic spat between the two countries, with India accusing Pakistan of putting words in the convict’s mouth and harassing his family – charges the country denies. Kulbhushan Jadhav, an Indian citizen, was convicted and sentenced to death by Pakistan in April for …

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Commemorative Ceremony for APS terrorist attack victims held in Ankara

ANKARA(PR): In order to pay homage to the school children and staff martyred in the brutal terrorist attack on Army Public School (APS) Peshawar on 16 December 2014, a solemn ceremony was held today at Keçiören, Ankara. It may be recalled that the people and leadership of Turkey extended spontaneous support to Pakistan in the face of the terrorist attack …

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Punjab clean water case: CJP expresses resentment over chief secretary

Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Saqib Nisar on Tuesday expressed resentment on chief secretary over improper basic facilities in Punjab. Hearing the case pertaining to clean water in Punjab at Supreme Court (SC) Lahore registry, CJP asked the provincial government what steps it has taken for boosting health and education sectors. He remarked, “Do you know how much Arsenic …

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Judicial bench gave Imran clean chit despite his confession, says Nawaz

Ousted premier Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday said that the judicial bench gave Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan clean chit despite the fact that he confessed to his crime. Nawaz Sharif inquired about the owner of Bani Gala property. He asked that why did Jemima send money to another person instead of her husband, Imran. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president …

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Model Town massacre accused should step down before Dec-31, demands Qadri

Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Tahir-ul-Qadri on Tuesday demanded Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah to surrender before law till Dec-31 and relinquish their respective offices. He was addressing a ceremony here in Lahore today (Tuesday) and said that he would announce timeframe regarding future strategy today.

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CM Sanaullah Zehri announces compensation money for Quetta church attack victims

Chief Minister of Balochistan (CM) Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri on Monday has announced to give Rs1 million each to martyrs and Rs0.5 million each to injured people of Quetta church attack that killed nine people. Talking to media, Sanaullah Zehri lauded security officers for timely action against the terrorists. He said that if militants had managed to enter the Bethel …

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Pakistan committed to challenges of climate change: PM

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday said that Pakistan was fully cognizant of its commitment towards the challenges of environment and was effectively dealing with the phenomenon of greenhouse effect. Addressing at the Science Policy Conference on Climate Change, the Prime Minister said Pakistan had only one percent of the greenhouse footprint.

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