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Release of Mashal’s killers demanded


WHERE IS PAKISTAN HEADING ? Jamat-e-Islami, PML-N & others hold rally From Our Correspondent MARDAN: When majority of Pakistanis are voicing concern over spread of extremism as well as extremist mindset in the country and is doing what they can on their part to get rid of this menace and for …

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JF-17B jet takes maiden test flight


From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: A dual-seat variant of the JF-17 Thunder fighter jet co-developed by the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) and China took its maiden test flight in Chengdu yesterday, the PAF statement said yesterday. The JF-17B “is currently entering the testing phase”, the PAF said, terming the development of …

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Afghan Taliban announce start of ‘spring offensive’


KABUL: The Afghan Taliban launched their “spring offensive” yesterday, heralding fresh fighting in the drawn-out conflict as embattled security forces struggle to recover from a devastating attack on a military base one week ago. Operation Mansouri — named after the group’s former leader, who was killed in a US drone …

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Sajjan Jindal’s visit raises strategic issues


SECRET MEETING IRKS MNAS From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: Setting aside the original agenda of the meeting the opposition lawmakers present during a session of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs yesterday questioned why the government had remained silent regarding the visit of Indian business tycoon Sajjan Jindal. It …

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SJC to examine reference on May 16


REMOVAL OF NAB CHAIRMAN  From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) has called a meeting on May 16 to examine a reference filed by the PTI spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry proposing the ouster of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry. The reference proposes the deposition of Chaudhry, whose capacity …

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India alleges Pakistani spy detained


NC Monitoring Desk NEW DELHI: An alleged Pakistani national was reportedly detained by Indian intelligence agencies after he disclosed his identity as an Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) operative at a New Delhi airport. Muhammad Ahmad Sheikh Muhammad Rafiq said he wanted to disclose information Pakistan’s premier intelligence after he landed at …

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Will rid country of ‘fasaadis’, vows COAS


From Our Correspondent GUJRANWALA: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Gujranwala Garrison yesterday, where he was given a detailed briefing on operational preparedness of Gujranwala corps. This was stated in an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement yesterday. The army chief was received by Lieutenant General Ikram …

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Is Nawaz toeing Indian agenda?


PM-JINDAL ‘SECRET’ MEETING IN MURREE: WAS ESTABLISHMENT ON BOARD? NC Monitoring Desk ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif hosting Indian steel tycoon Sajjan Jindal in an already tense atmoshphere in the back drop of Dawn Leaks left country men in a shock and awe as they ponder seriously that whether Prime …

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Jindal an old friend of PM: Maryam Nawaz


Daughter of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz, tweeted yesterday and said that Sajjan Jindal is an old friend of the prime minister and there was “nothing secret about the meeting” between the two. The meeting between the Indian industrialist and the premier reportedly took place on Wednesday, according to …

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