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SC registrar is bound to appear before PAC, says AG

ISLAMABAD: Talking to newsmen in Islamabad on Friday, Attorney General Irfan Qadir said that avoiding appearance before PAC by Registrar SC is beyond comprehension. He is bound to appear as registrars of apex court have been appearing in the committees earlier. SC accounts be above board and transparent, he said adding PAC has to review the details of expenses of …

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Gas shortage exposes Pakistan’s energy crisis

ISLAMABAD (AP):  It has become a familiar site across Pakistan in recent weeks: Long lines of cars and minibuses snaking for hundreds of yards as their frustrated drivers wait to fill up their tanks with natural gas. The reason for the long lines is a pricing dispute involving the government and the Supreme Court that has caused many station owners …

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Al-Qaeda commander among four killed in drone strike

PESHAWAR: A U.S. drone attack killed a senior al Qaeda commander in Pakistan’s northwest on Sunday, military intelligence officials said, the second militant leader to be killed in strikes by the unmanned aircraft in three days. The attack killed Mohammad Ahmed Almansoor and three others in a village close to Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan, near the Afghan …

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Balochistan govt has lost constitutional credibility: CJP

ISLAMABAD: In an interim decision in Balochistan Law and Order the Case Supreme Court of Pakistan has said Balochistan government has lost constitutional validity and Chief Minister Raisani was showing stubbornness by sticking to power. CJP Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said Balochistan chief minister should accept the responsibility lawlessness in the province. “If somebody is continuing with office after losing constitutional …

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KP Govt decides to shift Kainat to Peshawar

PESHAWAR:-The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has taken the decision after the girl injured along with Malala Yousafzai namely Kainat was hit by unidentified miscreants at her home. Sources said the provincial government is making efforts to tighten security of Kainat and Shazia Ramzan. On Wednesday, extremists blew up the house located in the neighbourhood of Kainat’s residence. After this, the …

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PML-N sweeps Punjab by-polls

LAHORE: The PPP suffered a setback when it failed to win no seat of National Assembly and Punjab Assembly. Two provincial assembly seats–PP-133 and PP-26—were won by the independent candidates. The PML-N has bagged four provincial and two NA seats, while the PPP could not manage to win any seat of the National or Punjab Assembly. One seat of the …

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Taliban collect funds from Karachi: Musharraf

Former President Gen (R) Pervez Musharraf has said that Taliban exist in Karachi, adding that they collect funds from the metropolis. Talking to ARY News programme 11 Hours which aired on Monday night, he said that now sectarian issue has also arisen in Karachi. On the issue of Kala Bagh Dam, he said that Kala Bagh Dam was in favour …

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Malik Riaz reaches London to sue Arsalan, family

LONDON: Malik Riaz has decided to sue Arsalan Iftikhar and his family members for extorting money from him. Talking to Dunya News, the Bahria Town’s former chairman said that he had hired services of counsels in London. He made it clear that he would register the case of extortion against Arsalan and his family members who in connivance with his aides extorted …

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PML-N may field Hamza against Dasti in NA 178

ISLAMABAD: Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif has been planning to give party (PML-N) ticket to his son Hamza Shahbaz to contest election against Jamshed Dasti of PPP from NA 178 Muzaffargarh, sources said. Sources informed that the decision was being taken to strengthen the party (PML-N) representation in the south Punjab. It was decided during the talks, which were held …

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President Zardari leaves for South Korea

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari left for Seoul on a three-day official visit Monday to have talks with his South Korean counterpart Lee Myung-Bak. The President will discuss with his Korean counterpart the whole gamut of bilateral ties between the two countries. The two leaders will discuss ways to significantly enhance their bilateral trade. President Zardari‚ who will be accompanied by …

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