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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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Israel offers aid to Iran's earthquake victims

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has offered aid to victims of the deadly earthquake in Iran, insisting enmity between the two governments does not prevent humanitarian sympathy. The offer was made in a video conference with the Jewish Federations of North America. It comes as many of the tens of …

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Sindh govt to forward 28 terrorism-related cases to military courts

It was decided during a meeting of the provincial apex committee on Wednesday that 28 terrorism-related cases will be forwarded to the military courts. The committee, chaired by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, discussed the issues related to prevalent street crimes, land grabbing and ghost employees in government …

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