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  • KARACHI: High Commissioner of the United Kingdom to Pakistan Thomas Drew called on the Chairman Peoples Party, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari at Bilawal House today. Belinda Lewis UK Deputy High Commissioner is also present at the occasion.

  • WASHINGTON: Pakistan’s Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry speaks at an event titled “A Conversation on US-Pakistan Relations” as part of the South Asia Week, at the Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, Massachusetts here yesterday.

Will reveal name of person offering bribe in court


IMRAN DARES SHARIF BROTHERS TO SUE HIM  From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan said he would reveal the name of the person who offered him Rs10 billion on “behalf of the Sharif family” in court. He challenged the Sharif brothers to sue him if they have …

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Trump complains Saudis not paying fair share for US defense


WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump has complained that US ally Saudi Arabia was not treating the United States fairly and Washington was losing a “tremendous amount of money” defending the kingdom. In an interview with Reuters, Trump confirmed his administration was in talks about possible visits to Saudi Arabia and Israel …

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3.5 mn CNICs blocked not 0.5mn: Nisar


By Staff Reporter KARACHI: Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has branded news about blockage of 0.5 million CNICs across the country a lie and cleared that 0.35 million were blocked. The federal minister inaugurated National Database and Registration Authority mega centre in North Nazimabad and while talking to …

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IFJ urges India withdrawal of social media ban in IHK


From Our Correspondent Islamabad: The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has expressed serious concerns over the one-month ban on access to several social media websites and messaging apps in the disputed Kashmir valley. In a statement issued by IFJ, the world’s largest organisation of journalists demanded that the ban order …

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87,419 Hajj applicants selected thru draw


ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony has selected 87419 applicants for Hajj 2017 under government scheme by holding a computerized draw here yesterday. Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Sardar Muhammad Yousaf initiated the computerized balloting along with officials of the ministry. While earlier addressing a press …

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Khursheed demands details be made public


NAWAZ-JINDAL ‘SECRET’ MEETING  From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Khursheed Shah has urged Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to make public the details of his recent ‘secret’ meeting with Indian business tycoon Sajjan Jindal. “The nation must be apprised of the details of the meeting,” Shah said and added …

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Federal Minister Riaz Pirzada resigns in protest against corruption


From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination Riaz Pirzada has resigned from his post on Friday citing ‘ existing corruption in all parts of the government’ as one of the reasons. The minister, however, highlighted suspension of Director General Pakistan Sports Board Dr Akhtar Nawaz Ganjera as the core reason …

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MOAB killed 13 RAW agents in Afghanistan: FO


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Foreign Office yesterday said that at least 13 Indian spies were also among those killed in a massive US bomb (Mother of all bombs) targeting Islamic State’s regional affiliate in Afghanistan. On April 13, the Pentagon announced that the US military dropped the ‘Mother of All Bombs (MOAB)’ …

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‘No more ‘bed sharing’ in girls’ hostels’


ISLAMABAD: The International Islamic University issued a notification in which it banned ‘bed-sharing’ in girls’ hostels. According to the notification by the International Islamic University, any girls found sharing bed with friends/sisters (sleeping, sitting in one blanket/bedspread) will be charged with heavy fine. The notification ended by instructing hostel boarders …

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