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  • KARACHI: Former Sindh Minister and PPP CEC member Pir Mazharul Haq called on former President of Pakistan and PPPP President Asif Ali Zardari at Bilawal House yesterday.

11 IHK youth martyred


ANTI-INDIA PROTESTS ERRUPT AFTER HIZBUL MUJAHIDEEN COMMANDER KILLED  NC Monitoring Desk SRINAGAR: The Indian security forces martyred a top Hizbul Mujahideen Commander, Sabzar Ahmed Butt and his two comrades after taking them in custody from Saimoh area. 8 other young Kashmiris were martyred in Baramulla and Pulwama districts of occupied …

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Iranian mortar fire kills Pak civilian


From Our Correspondent PANJGUR:A civilian was killed as Iranian border guards fired a mortar shell into Pakistani territory near the border with Iran here yesterday, a government official said. The mortar shell hit a vehicle in Balochistan’s Panjgur district, killing Kam Jan, a resident of Washuk who was travelling in …

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JIT summons Hussain Nawaz today


KARACHI: Joint Investigation Team (JIT) constituted by Supreme Court of Pakistan on Sunday (today) summoned Hussain Nawaz eldest son of PM Mohammad Nawaz Sharif to appear before it for recording his statement. Hussain Nawaz was expected to be quizzed about money trail in respect of London flats owned by Sharif’s. …

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Dar hopeful of presenting 6th budget in 2018 too


ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar yesterday said that the PML-N government will present the sixth federal budget next year which will be unprecedented in the history of Pakistan. Addressing the post-budget press conference, the finance minister said that this is the best time to reach consensus on the “charter of …

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Nisar, chairman NAB influencing prosecutors: Dr Asim


DEFENSE COUNSEL TERMS REFERENCE AS ‘MALAFIDE EXERCISE’  By Nasir Mahmood KARACHI: Dr Asim Hussain’s defense counsel Anwer Mansoor Khan has said that reference filed by NAB in Accountability Court is a malafide exercise. There was nothing to do with SSGCL, it was the OGDCL the actual authority dealing in this …

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Sartaj calls on int’l community to end bloodshed in IHK


ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz yesterday urged the international community, particularly the UN, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and P-5 Members and Human Rights Organizations, to call upon India to immediately stop the ruthless killing of defenceless Kashmiris in Indian held Kashmir (IHK). According …

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Economic turnaround achieved: Dar


FEDERAL BUDGET WITH OUTLAY OF RS5.31TR PRESENTED Rs1tr allocated for development sector From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar yesterday presented the budget for the upcoming fiscal year 2017-18 with a total outlay of Rs 5.31 trillion. This is the last budget of the Pakistan Muslim League- (Nawaz) government …

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Woman killed in ‘unprovoked’ Indian shelling


BHIMBER : Authorities said a woman was killed when Indian troops resorted to unprovoked shelling from across the Line of Control in the early hours of Friday. Sixty-year-old Farzand Begum, a resident of Naali village in Bhimber district of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, died when a shell exploded in her …

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Congressman urges Trump to consider resuming airstrikes in Pakistan


NC Monitoring Desk WASHINGTON DC: A US congressman has said President Donald Trump should consider resuming US airstrikes on terrorist groups that shelter in Pakistan to attack targets in neighbouring Afghanistan, Sputnik International reported yesterday. Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger told guests at the Woodrow Wilson Centre think-tank on Thursday that that …

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