SC may take up JI petition about offshore firms on 23rd

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court is expected to take up on Nov 23 a petition moved by the Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) seeking a court order against all those who have stashed fortunes in offshore companies. The petition is likely to be taken up by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan and Justice Maqbool Baqar. …

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TTP has foothold in Afghanistan, says Abdullah

WASHINGTON: Afghan­istan’s chief executive Abdullah Abdullah has said that Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has a foothold in Afghanistan and did so by taking advantage of the instability created by the insurgents fighting the Afghan government. In a meeting with editors of the Voice of America radio in Washington on Wednesday afternoon, …

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National Assembly legislation paves way for timely elections

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Thursday passed the 24th Constitution Amendment Bill 2017 by a 242-1 vote, paving the way for the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to carry out fresh delimitation of constituencies ahead of the next general elections on the basis of provisional census data. In a major …

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Pakistan, US trade blame over cross-border terrorism

ISLAMABAD: Top Pakistani and US military commanders blamed each other on Thursday for not doing enough to stop cross-border terrorism. The two-day visit of United States Central Command (Centcom) Commander Gen Joseph Votel, in which he held a series of meetings with senior Pakistani military commanders, including Army Chief Gen …

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Probe report on Buleda killings to be shared with public: Iqbal

LAHORE: Interior Mini­s­ter Ahsan Iqbal said on Thursday that Afghanis­tan’s soil was being used to carry out terrorist attacks in Balo­chistan in a bid to sabotage the China-Pakis­tan Econo­mic Corridor (CPEC) project. Speaking at the 24th convocation of the University of Engineering and Techno­logy (UET) here, he said India was …

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Sharif’s plea against NAB references rejected

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar upheld on Thursday the Supreme Court registrar office’s decision to return an appeal by disqualified prime minister Nawaz Sharif moved to seek a declaration that the National Accountability Bureau’s multiple corruption references against the latter were illegal. The appeal was taken up by the …

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