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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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Acid attack convict sentenced to 60 years in jail

LAHORE: A young man who ruined the life of his ex-fiancée in a revengeful acid attack was awarded a collective imprisonment of 60 years in a ruling announced by an antiterrorism court here on Wednesday. Asmatullah had thrown acid on the girl after she rejected his marriage proposal in a …

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National Assembly set to pass fresh delimitation bill today

Khatm-e-Nubuwwat ISLAMABAD: The Natio­nal Assembly is finally set to pass a crucial constitutional amendment bill on Thurs­day (today) seeking fresh delimitation of constituencies ahead of the upcoming general elections on the basis of provisional results of the population census. Talking to reporters after presiding over a meeting of parliamentary leaders, …

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