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Political climate quite volatile


MAJOR DECISIONS LIKELY PRIOR TO SC VERDICT National Courier Special KARACHI: Political situation in the country has turned extremely fluid as on the one hand the total governance set-up has come to a standstill in view of reserved Supreme Court verdict on Panamagate case while on the other the political …

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PM admits employment with UAE company


ACCEPTS OBTAINING WORK PERMIT OF EMIRATES  From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has admitted before the Supreme Court that he had not only taken up an employment with Capital FZE, a UAE-based company, but had also obtained a work permit, or ‘Iqama’, of the Gulf state.  However, he has …

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Army secures two strongholds

OPERATION KHYBER-IV  From Our Correspondent RAWALPINDI: The recently launched Operation Khyber-IV is continuing as security forces have cleared two strongholds of terrorists in Rajgal Valley, Khyber Agency. According to Inter Services Public Relations, the army has secured the Spinkai mountain top dominating Saprai and Star Killay pass. The two major …

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Train drivers call off strike


SUSPENDED RAILWAYS OPERATION RESUMES From Our Correspondent LAHORE: The Train Drivers’ Association has called off their strike after they were assured by the authorities of increase in salaries and perks, and release of arrested fellows. The call for strike had cast doubts on schedule of trains across the country, after …

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Ch Nisar’s presser postponed till today

From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan postponed a press conference scheduled for 5pm yesterday owing to medical advice of his doctors.  The minister, suffering from back pain, was advised by doctors to rest for at least one more day before holding a press conference.  Earlier, reports …

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LEA man martyred in IED blast near Peshawar

PESHAWAR: A Khasadar personnel was martyred and another was injured when an improvised explosive device (IED) went off in Khyber Agency’s Sheen Drang area yesterday, said security sources. The injured official was transferred to a hospital in Peshawar after the blast occurred. Security personnel cordoned off the area soon after …

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PPPP seeks removal of NBP President


SUBMITS RESOLUTION IN NA From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: A resolution has been submitted in the National Assembly, seeking removal of National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) President Saeed Ahmed – a key suspect mentioned in the Panamagate Joint Investigation Team (JIT) report. The Pakistan People’s Party-Parliamentarians (PPPP) on Saturday submitted the resolution …

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‘Come Shehbaz, go Nawaz’ banners surface in Lahore


From Our Correspondent LAHORE: In a strange development and apparently showing fissures in the ruling party, banners in support of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and against embattled Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Sunday have propped up in various parts of the city. The banners placed can be seen at Mall Road, …

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My money trail is not ‘missing’


ALL DOCUMENTS SUBMITTED: IMRAN From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: A day after Imran Khan’s “lack of salary records” made headlines, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief held a press conference at Bani Gala to refute the allegations of money laundering and tax evasion levelled against him. “Everyone knows that I earned money abroad and …

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