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Govt ceding control over key issues: PTI leader

ISLAMABAD: In the words of one opposition lawmaker, the ruling PML-N has “given up its control of key issues such as the security and well-being of the country”, and in the process has rendered parliament useless. On Tuesday, towards the end of an otherwise unremarkable sitting of the National Assembly, ...

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Overseas Pakistanis can’t vote in 2018: ECP

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission and Nadra informed a parliamentary committee on Tuesday that voters’ biometric verification, use of electronic voting machines (EVMs) and voting by overseas Pakistanis would not be possible in the next general elections (2018). Sources told Dawn that Nadra officials, during an in-camera meeting of the sub-committee ...

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PAF training aircraft crashes near Mianwali

MIANWALI: A Pakistan Air Force (PAF) training aircraft crashed in Kachha Gujrat, suburbs of Mianwali, rescue sources said. The pilot of the aircraft remained safe in the incident. PAF Spokesman said, an inquiry board has been constituted to probe into the incident.  

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Accountability Court acquits Asif Zardari in SGS, Cotecna references

ISLAMABAD: An Accountability Court on Tuesday acquitted former president and Pakistan People’s Party Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari in SGS and Cotecna references. Accountability court judge, Muhammad Bashir had reserved verdict on November 11, in two corruption references against the former president. Asif Ali Zardari had filed acquittal applications in the ...

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More than 40 suspects held for Jhelum ‘hate attacks’

GUJRAT: Law-enforcement agencies (LEAs) in a mid-night raid captured more than 40 suspects in Jhelum for their alleged involvement in torching a chipboard factory owned by a member of Ahmadi community and its worship place at Kala Gojran locality following a “desecration” incident there. Sources said the LEAs officials identified ...

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Three suspected terrorists arrested in Lahore, Peshawar

LAHORE (Dunya News) – At least three alleged terrorists have been arrested in two separate joint operation of intelligence agencies’ personnel and policemen in Lahore and Peshawar today (Tuesday). The operation against the criminal elements has been intensified as the law enforcement agencies have directed the cops to speed up ...

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Senator McCain recognises Pakistan Army’s sacrifices

WASHINGTON: Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee John McCain has said that under the leadership of General Raheel Sharif, the Pakistan Army had “inflicted losses to the enemy at great sacrifice”. In a statement issued by his office, Senator McCain said that Gen Sharif also visited the Senate panel ...

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Rangers detain over 30 suspects in Karachi operation

KARACHI: More than 30 suspects were detained Monday when Rangers carried out a search operation near Old Sabzi Mandi area of Karachi, officials said. Rangers personnel started the door-to-door search operation early Monday morning in the PIB Colony neighbourhood near Old Sabzi Mandi. The operation was conducted on intelligence about ...

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Pakistan, EU set for crucial talks today

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and the European Union are set to hold crucial negotiations on plans to send back illegal Pakistani migrants in Europe. The meeting will come days after Islamabad suspended a readmission agreement with the 28-nation grouping. An EU delegation, led by its Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos, would arrive in Pakistan ...

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