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Army to back Balochistan’s quest for peace, progress

QUETTA: The Chief of Army Staff, Gen Raheel Sharif, has assured the government and people of Balochistan of all support in their quest for durable peace, development and prosperity. He commended law-enforcement agencies for bringing noticeable improvement to the law and order situation in the province. The army chief said ...

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PM departs Norway for SCO, BRICS summits in Russia

OSLO: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday left Oslo for Ufa, Russia to attend the 15th Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit and the 7th BRICS summit. Nawaz is expected to meet with participating leaders including Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani during the ...

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PTI provincial minister, 10 others arrested by NAB

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) Provincial Minister for Mines and Minerals Ziaullah Afridi was arrested on corruption charges on Thursday following a proceeding by the Ehtesab Commission in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The commission claims that the minister was involved in misuse of power for non-transparent leasing of contracts pertaining to land. The ...

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Pakistan:Trade with India: More prospects, less pitfalls seen

LAHORE: Speakers at a discussion on the pros and cons of trade with India called upon the federal government to improve trade relations with India and other regional countries while weighing up all risks and benefits. They showed their serious concern over lack of reforms by successive Pakistani governments to ...

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CM hints at striking a bargain with Rangers for stay extension

KARACHI: Irked by Rangers who he believes have been “acting beyond their authority and mandate”, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah on Tuesday hinted at a bargain with the paramilitary force in return for an extension in their stay across the province. “After the 18th amendment to the Constitution, ...

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NAB submits list of 150 mega corruption cases to apex court

ISLAMABAD: Officials of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday submitted a report containing details of 150 mega corruption cases before the Supreme Court of Pakistan. A three-member bench, headed by Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja, was hearing a case filed by Manzoor Ahmed Ghauri against chairman NAB and other officials. ...

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DJ Butt claims PTI owes him Rs80 million

LAHORE: DJ Butt who gave life to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) rallies and last year’s sit in claims he is owed Rs80 million by the party. According to DJ Butt the PTI racked up a bill of Rs140 million during the Islamabad sit in of which he had been paid Rs59 ...

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