COAS Bajwa and US Centcom commander meet, discuss Afghanistan

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa met Commander United States Central Command (Centcom) Gen Joseph Votel on Thursday, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. The two military leaders discussed regional security, particularly with regards to Afghanistan, Pak-Afghan border management and Pakistan's contributions towards peace and stability in the …

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IHC advises Islamabad protesters to end sit-in

Khatm-i-Nabuwwat controversy The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday advised religious parties protesting in the capital against a reversed change in the Khatm-i-Nabuwwat oath in the Elections Act 2017 to end their sit-in. IHC Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui today heard a petition submitted by the Tehreek-i-Labaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLY) …

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Dr Asim's name to be struck off ECL

The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the Interior Ministry to strike PPP leader Dr Asim Hussain's name off the Exit Control List (ECL), allowing him to travel abroad for medical treatment. Justice Masheer Alam and Justice Qazi Faez Isa heard the case regarding the removal of Dr Asim's name from …

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Terrorism index places Pakistan at fifth spot

ISLAMABAD: With a noticeable decline in terrorist activities within its borders, Pakistan was placed at fifth position in the Global Terrorism Index 2017 released on Wednesday. The report on the index, released by the Australia-based Institute for Economics and Peace, said that in Pakistan the number of people killed in …

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Ahsan Iqbal warns sit-in organisers of extreme action

ISLAMABAD: Reaffirming that governments of the four provinces, three regions and the Centre are united to push forward the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) for development and industrialisation, Minister for Interior and Planning Ahsan Iqbal on Wednesday said that there were a few people who wanted ‘bodies’ to create chaos in …

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NAB set to proceed against Dar in Hudaibya case

ACCORDING to NAB, fresh investigation is being initiated against Ishaq Dar as an accused. ISLAMABAD: The noose seems to be tightening around incumbent Finance Minister Ishaq Dar after the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) decided to reopen the Rs1.2 billion Hudaibya Paper Mills reference against him. This will be the second …

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‘Free Balochistan’ messages removed from London buses

LONDON: Transport for London (TfL) has removed posters with the messages “Free Balochistan: save the Baloch people” from London buses. It is the second time in as many weeks that such posters have appeared on London’s streets. On the first occasion, on Nov 2, posters appeared on London taxis. “The …

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