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Punjab usurping Sindh’s gas


CM MURAD WRITES LETTER TO PM NAWAZ  By Staff Reporter KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has written a letter to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif alleging that Punjab is usurping Sindh’s share of gas. The letter mentions a widely circulated news report which states that the federal government has relaxed a …

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Zardari to set up political front against government


From Our Correspondent LAHORE: Co-Chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari has decided to set up a political front against the government and said his party would become fully active in politics once Panama Leaks case verdict was announced. According to details, the former president after consultation with the …

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4 more civilians martyred in IHK


PROTESTS AGAINST INDIAN RULE  NC Monitoring Desk HELD SRINAGAR: Four civilians, including two boys, were martyred while dozens others were injured in firing by Indian troops in Chadoora area of Budgam district in occupied Kashmir yesterday. According to Kashmiri media, the two boys, identified as Zahid Rashid and Saqib Ahmad, …

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Panama case verdict likely next Monday


From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: Rescheduling of a hearing before the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) on Monday points towards the much-awaited judgment in the Panama Papers case to be announced anytime next Monday. The five-member larger bench of the Supreme Court hearing the case of Panama Papers had concluded hearing on …

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Senate gives legal cover to military courts


From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: The Senate has voted 78-3 to pass the 28th Constitutional Amendment Bill with the required two-thirds majority. The bill’s passage by the Senate was necessary for military courts to be accorded constitutional cover. Voting on the bill had been put off last week for six days …

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Three ex-army officials refuse to leave NAB posts


From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman has apprised the country’s top court that three retired military officials, who were inducted in the body without due process, are now refusing to opt for premature retirement. In compliance with the previous order, Qamar Zaman Chaudhry told the three-judge SC …

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Altaf Hussain universities renamed


MQM BACKS PPP’S BILL IN SINDH ASSEMBLY  By Staff Reporter KARACHI: The Sindh Assembly has passed a bill seeking to rename universities named after Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder Altaf Hussain. The under-construction universities in Hyderabad and Karachi cities of Sindh will now be named after Madar-e- Millat Fatima Jinnah and …

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Facebook removes 85pc of blasphemous content on Pak request


From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: The interior ministry informed the Islamabad High Court yesterday that Facebook administration has been blocking illegal blasphemous content on Pakistan’s request and 85 per cent of such material on the social networking site has already been removed. Interior Secretary Arif Khan said in his report that …

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Punjab may be divided into two administrative units

NC Monitoring Desk LAHORE: The Punjab will be divided into two administrative units, claimed a private TV channel yesterday quoting government sources. The report said that an Additional Secretary for South Punjab and an Additional Chief Secretary for Central Punjab will be appointed to look after public interests and problems …

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