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  • KARACHI: A view of traffic jam in front of NED University of Engineering and Technology as thousands thronged to appear in entry test for Medical Colleges, Universities taken by NTS. No arrangements were made for traffic or the people waiting outside exposing lack of coordination between administration of university and district officials.

  • KARACHI: Chief of MQM-P Dr Farooq Sattar addressing the media persons during a press conference along with Rabita committee members here yesterday.

Riaz asks Shehbaz to lead PML-N


AS NAWAZ ENTANGLED IN PANAMA PAPERS CASES  From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination Riaz Hussain Pirzada criticised his own political party yestersday saying that in view of cases against Nawaz Sharif Shehbaz Sharif should lead PML-N. Pirzada who had differences with the party leadership since more than …

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Pak has taken steps to prevent non-state actors

ACQUIRING CHEMICAL ARMS UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan has taken steps to prevent non-state actors from obtaining and using chemical and biological weapons, a senior Pakistani diplomat has told the United Nations, while sharing international community’s concern over the danger of such arms falling into the wrong hands. “We have taken a …

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India issues more medical visas to Pakistanis on Diwali


NEW DELHI: On the auspicious occasion of Deepawali, India announced to grant medical visas to all Pakistani deserving cases pending. In a tweet yesterday, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said: “On the auspicious occasion of India’s Independence day, we will grant medical visas in all bona-fide cases pending with us. …

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Army vows to secure ‘every inch’ of Pak-Afghan border by 2018


ANGOOR ADDA: Pakistan’s military took the rare step of flying international media to the border with Afghanistan Wednesday to showcase its efforts to harden the porous, militancy-wracked frontier: a chain-link fence shrouded in barbed wire. The roughly 10-foot tall fence – which Pakistan announced it had begun building in March …

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Yao Jing appointed as new Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan


BEIJING: Yao Jing has been appointed as new Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan, an official of Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said yesterday. Yao Jing, who has served as Chinese Ambassador to Afghanistan, will soon assume his new assignment, he said in a statement issued here. He said that China and …

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Sindh governor denied entry by security guards

From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: Sindh Governor Muhammad Zubair faced extreme embarrassment here yesterday at the residence of Rohail Munir, son in law of Maryam Safdar when security guards of Maryam denied entry and meeting with her. According to eyewitnesses gatekeeper at Chaudhry Munir’s house in Islamabad refused to open the …

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No entry to ‘Politically motivated persons’


NAB COURT JUDGE ISSUES ORDERS  From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: An accountability judge has ordered that “politically motivated persons”, including partisan lawyers, should not be allowed to enter the court during hearings of Panama Papers-related references against the Sharif family. In a letter addressed to Islamabad’s District Magistrate, Justice Miangul Hassan …

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