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NAP: govt takes control of 182 seminaries in crackdown on banned outfits

ISLAMABAD (Muslim Times) – In what appears to be a decisive crackdown on proscribed organisations under implementation of the National Action Plan (NAP) in Pakistan, 121 ‘under-observation’ members have been taken under “preventive detention” for investigation. In a significant move, the government has taken administrative control of 182 seminaries (Madaris) ...

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Hurriyat leaders Yasin Malik, Advocate Zahid Ali booked

SRINAGAR (Web Desk): In occupied Kashmir, the authorities booked the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, and chief spokesman of Jamaat-e-Islami of the territory, Advocate Zahid Ali, under black law, Public Safety Act (PSA), today. A JKLF spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that ...

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Punjab CM rejects proposal to increase metro bus fares

LAHORE (Muslim Times) – Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Sardar Usman Buzdar has Thursday rejected the proposal to hike metro bus fares from Rs20 to Rs60. The chief minister maintained that the government does not want to put financial burden on the poor by surging the charges. He directed the officials ...

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China praises Pakistan’s ‘restraint’ over Kashmir tensions

BEIJING (Reuters) – China has praised Pakistan’s “restraint” and willingness to talk with India to ease tensions between the two countries after a deadly bombing in Occupied Kashmir last month. The incident led to the most serious conflict in years between the nuclear-armed neighbors, with cross-border air strikes and a ...

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LNG Case: Shahid Khaqan Abbasi skips NAB appearance

ISLAMABAD (Muslim Times) – Former premier Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday excused himself from appearing before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) after the bureau’s office in Rawalpindi had summoned him with a reply to the questionnaire in connection with an ongoing investigation into the ‘illegal’ award of the Liquefied Natural ...

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Model Town carnage: PML-N leaders decide to record statements

ISLAMABAD (Muslim Times) – Joint Investigation Team (JIT) formed to probe Model Town carnage on Thursday has arranged a session in Islamabad. During the meeting, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders Pervez Rasheed, Khawaja Asif and Rana Sanaullah called off boycott of the inquiry committee and decided to record their statements. ...

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Powerful car bomb explosion hits Somali capital, leaves four dead

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – A deadly car bomb explosion claimed by al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab militants has hit near the presidential palace in Somalia’s capital, security officials and witnesses say. An explosives-laden car went off near a restaurant near the presidential palace in the heart of Mogadishu on Thursday morning, Somali police ...

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