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Sixth round of strategic dialogue held with China

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and China agreed on Thursday on consolidating the existing “all-weather Pakistan-China strategic cooperative partnership” in political, economic, strategic and other areas. During the sixth round of Pakistan-China Strategic Dialogue held here at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it was agreed that early and effective implementation of China-Pakistan Economic ...

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Qadri says JC report has hurt democracy

LAHORE: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri has said the judicial commission report on election rigging has weakened democracy and it has served the interest of those who had rigged the 2013 general elections. Speaking at a press conference here on Thursday, Dr Qadri refuted the allegations against ...

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Muttahida senator granted protective bail in hate speech case

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement senator Syed Tahir Hussain Mashhadi was granted a protective bail by the Sindh High Court in a case registered against him and others under antiterrorism laws for listening to Altaf Hussain’s speech criticising the military establishment. Earlier MQM leaders Rauf Siddiqui, a former home minister, and ...

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Seven suspects killed in Karachi ‘encounters’

KARACHI: Police claimed to have killed five militants and two gangsters in three encounters in the city on Wednesday. The suspected militants were killed in Orangi Town. According to Karachi-West SSP Azfar Mahesar, policemen in two mobiles were busy in snap checking in Zia Colony of Orangi Town. They signalled ...

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LG re-elections under way in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

PESHAWAR: Re-polling in the local government elections is under way in over 350 polling stations across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) today (Thursday), amid extra security. Voting began in 14 districts of the province at 7am. To facilitate the voters, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) extended the polling duration, which will ...

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‘Purpose of Chandigarh visit was to build bridges’

NEW DELHI: The Gurdaspur terrorist attack near India’s border with Pakistan prompted the chief ministers of Haryana and Punjab to cancel meetings in Chandigarh with Pakistan’s High Commissioner Abdul Basit on Wednesday. “It is unfortunate that the High Commissioner had to cancel his visit to Chandigarh as the Chief Ministers ...

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High flood at Chashma, Kalabagh

LAHORE: The Flood Forecasting Division said on Monday that River Indus was in high flood at Chashma and Kalabagh and in medium flood at Taunsa whereas the Met Office forecast heavy but scattered rains across Punjab and Kashmir for 24 hours with an interval on Wednesday and continuation of the ...

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Former CJ wants probe against Imran

ISLAMABAD: Surroun­ded by loyalists and amidst slogans of support former chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry demanded a thorough investigation against Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan for what he called wasting 126 days of the nation through his party’s Islamabad sit-in and vilifying democratic institutions of the country. “I will ...

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PTI says it wanted to expose ECP flaws

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf told the National Assembly on Monday that it never expected that the government would be wrapped up as a result of the report of poll inquiry commission. It was the first time for a senior PTI leader to admit that his party knew that the commission ...

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