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Khurshid Shah suggests govt to brief COAS on economy

– Opposition Leader in National Assembly (NA) Khurshid Shah on Saturday has said that the government should give briefing to Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on the economical situation in the country to remove his reservations. Talking to media in Sukkur, Khurshid Shah said that the scuffle between lawyers and security personnel that erupted outside accountability …

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Perception of Rangers’ deployment stemming from police-lawyers brawl: Kamran Khan

Senior analyst and anchorperson Kamran Khan on Friday termed police-lawyers brawl as embarrassment for local administration. “Against the backdrop of yesterday’s brawl, the perception of deploying rangers for security purpose of accountability court is once again stemming,” added Kamran. Dunya News correspondent, while summing up the whole incident, stated that police barred those lawyers who did not have passes and …

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Family freed from Taliban captivity arrives in Canada

Joshua Boyle, his American wife and three children arrived in Toronto Friday after being freed from captivity in Pakistan, the Canadian government announced. Boyle and his wife Caitlan Coleman were captured by the Taliban while hiking in Afghanistan in 2012, and then turned over to the affiliated militant Haqqani network in Pakistan. All three of their children were born in …

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Karachi secures slot in Safe Cities Index 2017

Karachi has made it to the Economist s list of 60 most safest cities in the world, though it settled at the last spot. The Safe Cities Index 2017 is a report from The Economist Intelligence Unit sponsored by NEC. The report is based on the second iteration of the index, which ranks 60 cities across 49 indicators covering digital …

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Two arrested after video of torture on special children goes viral

– Two school bus conductors, Hafiz Usman and Akram, brutally tortured verbally and aurally impaired students inside the vehicle over some insignificant mischief. The video of the incident went viral on social media in which it can be seen that Hafiz Usman suspended a 12-year-old child upside down and inserted fingers in his mouth to stop him from screaming. He …

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Clash outside accountability court: Maryam urges interior ministry to probe incident

Ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif s daughter Maryam Nawaz on Friday strongly condemned the clash between Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz lawyers and security officers while the former tried to enter in accountability courtroom. While talking to media, Maryam expressed ‘deep regret’ over the incident and called on the interior ministry for interrogation into the matter. “The lawyers have been abused but …

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Aizaz Chaudhry welcomes rescue of Ms. Caitlan Coleman, her family from Taliban

– Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States Aizaz Chaudhry on Friday welcomed the rescue of Ms. Caitlan Coleman, a US citizen and her family from terrorists’ captivity, According to a press release received from Washington DC, Aizaz Chaudhry said, “I also wish to extend warm felicitations to Ms. Coleman’s family and her loved ones in the United States and Canada. …

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No such law which bars specific school of thought from joining army: DG ISPR

Responding to Capt (rtd) Safdar’s recent tirade against Ahmadis, Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor stated that there exists no restriction which bars people from any specific school of thoughts from joining its rank. Ghafoor expressed these views in Dunya News widely watched show Dunya Kamran Khan Kay Sath. Ghafoor terms Pakistan Army as best example …

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Fighting fear: Women in Karachi take up self-defence classes to battle knife attackers

With the unfortunate rise in the number of stabbing incidents in Karachi, the women of the coastal city rather than staying back at homes, have started seeking martial arts training for self-defence. In Karachi’s Tai Center, girls are not only being skilled with the art of self-defence, but in order to thrash the attacker are also being trained to react …

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PTI raises issue of scuffle outside NAB court before monitoring judge

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Friday raised issue of scuffle outside the accountability court during hearing of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) references in front of monitoring judge. According to details, PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry demanded to surface the conspiracy pertaining to disrupt the flow of justice. He also demanded the authorities to investigate the issue at any cost. PTI’s Shah Mahmood …

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