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Nisar vows to recover missing activists amid global uproar

ISLAMABAD: The plight of missing academic Salman Haider and three other missing activists was highlighted on the floor of the Senate on Tuesday when Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan briefed the house on the measures being taken to recover the four abducted men. “This government is not in the ...

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PTI chief wants Articles 62, 63 enforced

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan said on Tuesday that Articles 62 and 63 of the Constitution should be enforced in letter and spirit, regardless of how many parliamentarians would be affected adversely by it. Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb, on the other hand, said that Mr ...

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National water policy awaits formal approval

ISLAMABAD: The federal and provincial governments are on board over the country’s first national water policy which will now be sent to the Council of Common Interests for formal approval, Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Mohammad Asif said on Monday. He was speaking to journalists after announcing a $1.8bn ...

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PPP, JI to oppose reinstatement of military courts

Chairing a consultative meeting of opposition parties regarding the revival of military courts, opposition leader Khursheed Shah on Tuesday said the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) will oppose the reinstatement of military courts. The veteran politician chaired a consultative meeting of opposition parties a day after the federal government initiated consultations ...

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Disappearance of activists echoes in parliament

ISLAMABAD: The disappearance of Salman Haider and three other civil society activists echoed in parliament on Monday as senators and MNAs submitted calling attention notices expressing grave concern over the development. The mysterious disappearance of activists Ahmad Raza Yasir, Waqas Goraya and Asim Saeed was also discussed on the floor ...

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Military courts stop functioning on expiry of mandated period: ISPR

The military’s media wing on Sunday announced that “the military courts have ceased to function on expiry of mandated period”. The military courts were established through constitutional amendment following the attack on Army Public School in Peshawar. According to a statement issued by Inter-Services Public Relations, “special constitutional arrangements were ...

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Sharif can’t save himself in Panamagate, says Imran

BAHAWALPUR: Laun­ching his party’s mass contact campaign here on Sunday, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan alleged that the prime minister had bought assets abroad in the name of his daughter through “ill-gotten money” and he would not able to save himself as the Panama case was going to be ...

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Senate to take up NAB, Nacta, poll law amendments

ISLAMABAD: The Senate is meeting on Monday (today) with a heavy agenda that includes the National Accountability Ordinance (NAO), the National Counter-Terrorism Authority (Nacta) and the Representation of the People amendment bills. The government is likely to face severe criticism during the discussion on the bills as the opposition has ...

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