Lal Shahbaz shrine attack suspect arrested by CTD

The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) on Friday announced that a key suspect involved in the Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine attack has been arrested. CTD Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Amir Farooq was addressing a joint press conference with Rangers in Karachi when he announced that Nadir Ali was arrested for his involvement …

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Two killed in 'unprovoked' Indian shelling in AJK: officials

A woman and a man were killed while at least five others, including a teenager, were injured on Friday when Indian troops resorted to “unprovoked” shelling across the Line of Control (LoC) in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), officials said. The casualties occurred in Poonch district's Abasspur town ─ the …

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AJK woman killed in 'unprovoked' Indian shelling: officials

A woman was killed and a man injured on Friday when Indian troops resorted to “unprovoked” shelling across the Line of Control (LoC) in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), officials said. The casualties occurred in Poonch district's Abasspur town ─ the same area where an elderly woman was killed in …

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Senate passes Elections Amendment Bill 2017

The Senate, under the chairmanship of Mian Raza Rabbani, unanimously passed the Elections Amendment Bill 2017 on Friday, aimed at restoring the clauses pertaining to Khatm-i-Nabuwwat to their original form and make sections relating to the Ahmadi community more effective. Sections 7B and 7C of the Conduct of General Elections …

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Senate passes delimitation bill

The Senate on Friday passed the 24th Constitution Amendment Bill 2017, paving the way for the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to use the provisional census data to carry out fresh delimitation of constituencies ahead of the next general elections. On Thursday, the NA passed the bill by a 242-1 …

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Tesla wants to electrify big trucks, adding to its ambitions

After more than a decade of making cars and SUVs and, more recently, solar panels Tesla Inc. wants to electrify a new type of vehicle: big trucks. The company unveiled its new electric semitractor-trailer Thursday night near its design centre in Hawthorne, California. CEO Elon Musk said the semi is …

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UNHCR expects ‘modest’ return of Afghan refugees in 2018

ISLAMABAD: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says that the pace of return of Afghan refugees back home is expected to remain modest in 2018. However, the UNHCR cannot reduce the impact that the general elections in Pakistan next year may have on Afghan refugees. The ‘refugee affected …

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