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Political climate quite volatile


MAJOR DECISIONS LIKELY PRIOR TO SC VERDICT National Courier Special KARACHI: Political situation in the country has turned extremely fluid as on the one hand the total governance set-up has come to a standstill in view of reserved Supreme Court verdict on Panamagate case while on the other the political …

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PM admits employment with UAE company


ACCEPTS OBTAINING WORK PERMIT OF EMIRATES  From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has admitted before the Supreme Court that he had not only taken up an employment with Capital FZE, a UAE-based company, but had also obtained a work permit, or ‘Iqama’, of the Gulf state.  However, he has …

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Army secures two strongholds

OPERATION KHYBER-IV  From Our Correspondent RAWALPINDI: The recently launched Operation Khyber-IV is continuing as security forces have cleared two strongholds of terrorists in Rajgal Valley, Khyber Agency. According to Inter Services Public Relations, the army has secured the Spinkai mountain top dominating Saprai and Star Killay pass. The two major …

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Train drivers call off strike


SUSPENDED RAILWAYS OPERATION RESUMES From Our Correspondent LAHORE: The Train Drivers’ Association has called off their strike after they were assured by the authorities of increase in salaries and perks, and release of arrested fellows. The call for strike had cast doubts on schedule of trains across the country, after …

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Ch Nisar’s presser postponed till today

From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan postponed a press conference scheduled for 5pm yesterday owing to medical advice of his doctors.  The minister, suffering from back pain, was advised by doctors to rest for at least one more day before holding a press conference.  Earlier, reports …

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LEA man martyred in IED blast near Peshawar

PESHAWAR: A Khasadar personnel was martyred and another was injured when an improvised explosive device (IED) went off in Khyber Agency’s Sheen Drang area yesterday, said security sources. The injured official was transferred to a hospital in Peshawar after the blast occurred. Security personnel cordoned off the area soon after …

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‘Sharifs failed to subvert judiciary’


BILAWAL ANTICIPATES SC VERDICT UPHOLDING JUSTICE  By Staff Reporter KARACHI: Inaugurating Drigh Road underpass, Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that he anticipates a ‘fair judgment’ by Supreme Court of Pakistan in the Panama Papers case. Speaking to party workers on the occasion, Bilawal said that …

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Army clears strategic mountain in Khyber Agency


From Our Correspondent RAWALPINDI: In ongoing Operation Khyber IV, Pakistan Army has successfully cleared the highest and craggiest mountain top Brekh Muhammad Kandao near Pak-Afghan border today (Saturday). “Operation continues with major achievement last night when troops including SSG successfully cleared the highest and craggiest mountain top Brekh Muhammad Kandao …

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Withheld money repayment, not aid


PAKISTAN REACTS TO PENTAGON’S DECISION  NC Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON: Reacting to Pentagon’s decision to withhold $50 million of the coalition support fund (CSF), Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States Aizaz Chaudhry has said that Pakistan has paid a staggering human and financial cost in the fight against terrorism. “It is …

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