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  • ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of Saudi Arabia Commodore Nawaf Saeed Ahmad Almalki called on President Mamnoon Hussain at Aiwan-e-Sadr here yesterday.

  • HYDERABAD: Chairman Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto addressing to the participants of Shaheed Benazi Bhutto Cardiac Care Hospital’s inauguration ceremony, held in Tando Muhammad Khan yesterday.

China donates office equipment to Pak Parliament


From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: China has donated 330 pieces of office equipment including laptops, computers, scanners, printers and projectors to Pakistan’s parliament, reported China’s Xinhua news agency. The handover ceremony was held at the parliament in Islamabad on Thursday. Senate Secretary Amjed Pervez Malik and Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Sun Weidong …

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Disqualification of Gulalai: IHC dismisses petition

From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has dismissed plea, seeking disqualification of Ayesha Gulalai as Member National Assembly. A single judge bench of Justice Aamir Farooq yesterday announced the reserved judgment on Friday in petition moved by Kulsoom Khaliq Advocate in-person and remarked that petitioner should approach …

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Musharraf’s statement a malicious conspiracy against PPP: Kaira

From Our Correspondent LAHORE: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Qamar Zaman Kaira has condemned the statement of former president Gen retd Pervez Musharraf and termed it as a malicious conspiracy against PPP. He said that this is a false propaganda launched by the former president who has conspired against PPP …

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PAT demand release of Model Town report

LAHORE: A large number of local leaders and workers of the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) protested outside the Punjab Civil Secretariat yesterday, demanding the release of a copy of Justice Baqar Najafi’s judicial commission report on the Model Town incident. The protest came after the Lahore High Court’s (LHC) decision of …

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Pillion-riding banned in Islamabad from Sept 27 to Oct 1

From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Capital Territory Administration has decided to ban pillion-riding as part of security measures for Muharram processions and gatherings. The ban will come into effect from September 27 and end on October 1, according to an order issued by a district magistrate on Thursday. “Certain …

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Anti-narcotics policy to be formulated soon, Senate told

From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: The Senate was informed on Friday that a new anti-narcotics policy is to be formulated to combat the threat posed by drug trafficking. Replying to a question during the Question Hour, Minister for Narcotics Salahuddin Tirmizi told the house that Pakistan is an opium free country …

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Nearly 1/3rd Pakistanis unable to correctly name current PM: survey

From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup & Gilani Pakistan, nearly 1/3rd Pakistanis unable to correctly name current Prime Minister of Pakistan. A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked “Please tell us what the …

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President Mamnoon urges shunning sectarianism, terrorism


ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain has emphasized on refraining from the heinous practices of selfish interests, sectarianism and terrorism and stressed promotion of welfare of humanity and brotherhood in accordance with the teachings of Islam. In a message to nation on the commencement of new Islamic year 1439 Hijra, the President …

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Govt should complete its tenure: Sherpao

PESHAWAR: Chairman Qaumi Watan Party Aftab Ahmad Khan has said that QWP will oppose any venture to form a national government and election should be held on time. He was addressing a public meeting in Charssada wherein a senior leader of ANP of the Charssada distract Maj (R) Naeem Jan …

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