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Clerics declare suicide attacks ‘Haram’


31 SCHOLARS SUPPORT OPERATION ZARB-E-AZB, RADD-UL-FASAAD ISLAMABAD: Religious scholars from all schools of thought yesterday unanimously issued a fatwa (religious decree) that declared suicide attacks, armed insurgency against a state and use of force in the name of imposing Shariah as ‘Haram’ or forbidden in Islam. The fatwa carrying signatures …

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PBA challenges IHC order


PEMRA CANNOT ACT AS MONITORING POLICE  ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) has challenged the Islamabad High Court (IHC) order that authorises the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to scrutinise TV content, including dramas and commercials, for obscenity. Barrister Syed Ali Zafar filed petitions in the Supreme Court yesterday …

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Chaman border reopened after 22 days


From Our Correspondent CHAMAN: Pakistan opened the Friendship Gate at Chaman border crossing on “humanitarian grounds” yesterday, 22 days after it was closed in the wake of an Afghan attack inside Pakistan’si territory that left 12 people dead. The border crossing was opened “on humanitarian grounds in Ramazan on request …

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FC seize weapons from Dera Bugti

OPERATION RADDUL FASAAD  DERA BUGTI: The Frontier Corps yesterday raided hideouts of of banned outfits and seized a cache of arms and ammunition in Arjun Nala and Darenjan Nala areas. An ISPR statement said that the security forces siezed arms and ammunition during raids conducted as part of the Operation …

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Two men killed over intervention

HARASSMENT OF MUSLIM WOMEN IN US  PORTLAND: Two men were stabbed to death in the US city of Portland on Friday when they tried to stop their attacker from harassing two women because they appeared to be Muslim, police said. The incident unfolded on a commuter train hours before the …

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FO condemns Indian state terrorism in IHK

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office has strongly condemned the Indian state terrorism in occupied territories of Kashmir, adding that the freedom struggle within could not be suppressed by force. During his media briefing in Islamabad on Saturday, the Foreign Office Spokesman Nafees Zakaria revealed that Pakistan couldn’t remain tight-lipped over Indian …

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Trump extends Ramazan wishes to Muslims

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Trump extended best wishes at the start of the holy month of Ramazan as Muslims in America, Europe and the Middle East prepare to begin the month of fasting. In his message, he reiterated that America will always stand with its partners against terrorism and the ideology …

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Govt to improve governance: PM


From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says the government is determined to bring positive reforms in governance despite opposition from various segments. He was addressing a meeting of the PML (N) parliamentary party in Islamabad yesterday. The Prime Minister said the government is accountable to the people of …

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