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SC rejects ISI’s new report on Faizabad sit-in

Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) on Thursday has rejected Inter-Services Intelligence agency’s (ISI) new report on sit-in staged by Tehreek-i-Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLYRA) at Faizabad Interchange. During the hearing headed by Justice Qazi Faiz Essa, the court expressed reservations on the report and directed to resubmit it. The judge remarked, “The story has not ended yet as sit-ins are …

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Terror groups are in Afgahnistan, not Pakistan: PM Abbasi

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has brushed aside US accusations that Pakistan provides sanctuary to militant groups, saying that attacks in the region were originating from Afghanistan. In an interview in Islamabad with Bloomberg last Friday as a Tehreek-e-Labaik group choked the capital and officials marketed the country to international bond investor, the premier said Pakistan would act against terrorists …

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Neglect threatens Palkhu Bridge

Constructed ages ago, Wazirabad’s Palkhu Bridge has now started to tremble with the flow of traffic due to its worsening structural conditions. Located on the Grand Trunk Road in Wazirabad, the Palkhu Bridge connects the area to Gujrat as well as to the rest of the cities. While the bridge accommodates thousands of vehicles every day, the material used to …

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SC flays govt for inaction in Margalla Hills suo moto case

Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP) has flayed the federal government on Wednesday for inaction against uprooting of trees at Margalla Hills National Park and operation against encroachments. During hearing of a case regarding operation against encroachments and uprooting of trees at Margala Hills, Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed-led two-member bench resented inaction of the government after court orders. Justice Saeed said …

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All parties should have remained careful on sit-in issue: Javed Hashmi

Senior politician Javed Hashmi has Wednesday said that government, army and religious scholar mishandled the sit-in that was staged against the amendment in Khatm-e-Nubuwwat clause. Talking to Dunya News at his residence in Multan, Hashmi said the matter is very sensitive and all parties should have remained very careful. He maintained that the sit-in was a demonstration of powerful emotions …

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Nawaz Sharif desires legislation to make corruption legal, tweets Imran Khan

Imran Khan on Wednesday took to microblogging website twitter to express sheer exasperation over Nawaz Sharif’s video in which Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN) President can be heard allegedly castigating ‘general saab’ over statements on assets exceeding income case. While terming Nawaz Sharif as king, Khan said Sharif desires law which would make corruption legal. Khan wrote, “After being PM …

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War on terror has cost Pakistan more than Rs100 billion: Ahsan Iqbal

– Minister for Interior Ahsan Iqbal has said on Wednesday that a 2,000-strong anti-riots police force would be raised to maintain peace in Islamabad in any eventuality. He was giving a address during his visit to the centre of Counter-Terrorism Force at Police Lines in Islamabad. The Interior Minister said the government will provide foolproof security to residents of Islamabad. …

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Iran to launch new flight route to Lahore

The two-way route that would be launched on 18 December 2017 could help further promote economic ties between Iran and Pakistan, according to a report by IRNA news agency. Mahan Air planes would shuttle between Tehran and Lahore on Mondays and Thursdays, the report added. There is currently one direct flight route to Lahore from Iran’s northeastern city of Mashhad. …

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Nawaz Sharif expresses resentment over Faizabad operation’s failure

Ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday expressed resentment over government’s failure in an operation against Faizabad sit-in protesters. Chairing an important session of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders at Punjab House in Islamabad, he asked that why any proper strategy to end sit-in was not devised. Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal responded that administration and police launched crackdown on Islamabad High …

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Nawaz Sharif chairs meeting of PML-N leaders after NAB court appearance

– Ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday chaired an important session of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders at Punjab House in Islamabad. According to details, country’s political situation, government’s performance, Law Minister Zahid Hamid’s resignation and Faizabad sit-in discussed in the meeting. Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal, Maryam Nawaz, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif, State …

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