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Bilawal, Murad to open 100MW plant today


NOORIABAD PROJECT TO EASE PEOPLE’S SUFFERING  By Staff Reporter KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah will jointly inaugurate 100MW power plant at Nooriabad to facilitate Karachiites today. Talking to media persons, The Sindh Minister for Information, Labour and Mass Transit …

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Nepra ordered to take action against KE


SHC ISSUES DIRECTIVE ON PETITION AGAINST PROLONGED LOAD-SHEDDING  By Staff Reporter KARACHI: The Sindh High Court has directed the National Electronic Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) to “take appropriate action in accordance with [the] law against K-Electric authorities” for prolonged load shedding and excessive billing from city residents. While disposing of …

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Indian court suspends ban on cow slaughter


NEW DELHI: An Indian court yesterday temporarily suspended a ban imposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government on the sale of cattle for slaughter, dealing the first legal blow to the controversial measure. The government last week prohibited the sale and purchase of cows — an animal considered sacred for …

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Include Hussain’s name in ECL


SHARJEEL CHALLENGES CH NISAR  By Staff Reporter KARACHI: PPP leader Sharjeel Memon has challenged Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar to include Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s son Hussain Nawaz’s name in the Exit Control List (ECL). Talking to media after the hearing of corruption reference in Accountability Court, the former minister said …

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Govt’s laxity on Muslim Nato irks Rabbani


From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: Chairman of the Senate Mian Raza Rabbani has expressed his anger at the lack of a response from the government regarding the Saudi Arabia-led 41-nation military alliance headed by former army chief retired Gen Raheel Sharif. “Why don’t we just shut down Parliament?” a visibly frustrated …

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Zardari in Dubai to devise fresh strategy


By S R Khan KARACHI: Former President and Co-chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari, yesterday flew to Dubai, reliable sources informed National Courier. The sources further said that the PPP Co-chairman would hold important meetings with party members in Dubai and return to country before Eid-ul-Azha, with aggressive …

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Panama JIT questions Hussain for six hours


NBP PRESIDENT ALSO RECORDED HIS STATEMENT  From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s son Hussain Nawaz yesterday recorded his statement before the Joint Investigation Team (JIT). This is the second appearance of the premier’s son before the JIT, probing the premier’s family’s financial dealings abroad. The JIT continued interrogation …

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Hikmatyar’s aide killed in Peshawar


From Our Correspondent PESHAWAR: A close aide of veteran warlord and Hizb-e-Islami chief Gulbadin Hikmatyar was shot dead yesterday on the outskirts of Peshawar. Haji Muhammad Farid alias Naqibullah, 60, was targeted by men riding on motorcycles in the Pishtakhara area, police told the media persons. Farid was Hikmatyar’s former …

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Friendly ties beneficial for both Pakistan, India: Ch Nisar


From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: Friendly relations between Pakistan and India are necessary for development and prosperity in the two neighbouring countries; this was stated by Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar yesterday. The minister was speaking to Pakistani High Commissioner in India Sohail Mahmood, who called on him here yesterday. The …

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