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Parliament cannot legislate against basic rights: CJP

ISLAMABAD ( Muslim Times) – Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Mian Saqib Nisar said on Tuesday that parliament cannot make laws that violate the basic rights of the people. He said, “Parliament is supreme, but constitution is above it. (Supreme Court) has right to review legislation violating basic rights.” ...

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Pyongyang says two Koreas could co-host 2021 Winter Asian Games

 A senior North Korean sports official says North and South Koreas could co-host the 2021 Winter Asian Games, as bilateral ties improved with this year’s Olympic Games hosted by the South. (Web Desk) – South Korea has been hosting the PyeongChang Olympic Games, in which North Korea also participated amid ...

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Japan demands explanation after US jet dumps fuel tanks in lake

 Japan has asked the United States to provide explanations following an incident in which a US fighter jet dumped its two fuel tanks into a lake in northern Japan, amid already-simmering anger at US military-related accidents in Japan. (News Desk) -“We are asking the US side to explain what happened ...

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Libya rescues 441 refugees off western coast

Libya’s coastguard rescued 441 refugees in two separate operations as their boats drifted off the western coast, the navy and a doctor said on Tuesday. ( AFP) -Thirty-five women and 16 children were among 324 illegal refugees rescued in one of the operations on Monday with help from a fishing boat, a ...

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India successfully test-fires nuclear-capable ballistic missile

 India says it has successfully tested a medium-range ballistic missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads with a range of 2,000 kilometers. (Web Desk) – According to defense sources, the nuclear-capable ballistic missile Agni-II was fired from a mobile launcher from Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha coast on Tuesday morning. The ...

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German army facing problems amid intl. commitments

 Germany’s armed forces are being pushed beyond their limits as Berlin makes greater international commitments while failing to invest in and reform the military, according to a report published Tuesday. (Web Desk) -“The army’s readiness to deploy has not improved in recent years, but instead has got even worse,” parliamentary ...

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