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US considering to drop Pakistan as an ally: report

NC Monitoring Desk LONDON: The Trump administration is considering dropping Pakistan as an ally as it examines tough measures to quell more than 20 terrorist groups it says are based in the country, a UK publication had reported. Financial Times reported that officials familiar with the Pakistan prong of Washington’s new …

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‘Musharraf biggest facilitator of BB’s murder’


BILAWAL REJECTS COURT’S DECISION ON BENAZIR BHUTTO MURDER CASE  From Our Correspondent DADU: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that his party rejects court’s decision in Benazir Bhutto murder case as the biggest facilitator of this murder is still at large. “The terrorists who confessed their …

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Maryam working as ‘deputy PM’: Imran

From Our Correspondent LAHORE: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan has said that Maryam Nawaz, daughter of ex-premier Nawaz Sharif, is now serving as ‘deputy prime minister’. He made the statement while talking to media at Lahore Airport upon his departure to Islamabad yesterday. The PTI chairman said that Maryam …

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Egypt court sentences Morsi to 25 years


ESPIONAGE CASE  CAIRO: An Egyptian court has sentenced ousted president Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood to 25 years in prison in a final ruling over a case accusing him of spying for Qatar, judicial sources said. Morsi, democratically elected after Egypt’s 2011 revolution, was overthrown in mid-2013 by then-general …

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Torkham border opened after 26 hours

From Our Correspondent Khyber Agency: After 26 hours of standstill, Pakistan-Afghanistan border at Torkham was opened yesterday for trade and transport. Torkham border was closed on Friday after twin blasts had resulted in injuring four security personnel and two Afghan nationals. The border was closed for transport and communication which …

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Review petitions of Sharif family, Dar dismissed


SUPREME COURT ISSUES SHORT ORDER From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court yesterday dismissed all the review petitions filed by Sharif family and Ishaq Dar against apex court’s July 28 ruling in Panama Papers case. The review petitions were filed by Nawaz Sharif, Hussain Nawaz, Hassan Nawaz, Maryam Nawaz, Captain …

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Engagement with US important: PM


From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi yesterday emphasized the importance of engagement between Pakistan and the United States of America, to pursue common objectives and issues of mutual interest. He was talking to Ambassador of United Sates of America Ambassador David Hale who called on him here …

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‘State institutions must remain within constitutional limits’


From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD:Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani said yesterday that state institutions need to stay in their prescribed ambit, respect constitutional limits and allow democracy to flourish. Rabbani made these remarks during a discussion while Senate was in session. He observed that all state institutions work under the Constitution, which …

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Pak receives India’s pleadings in spy Jadhav’s case

From Our Correspondent ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has received the written pleadings submitted before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) by India in the case of Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said yesterday. Earlier this week, India’s foreign ministry had confirmed that the country has submitted its pleadings …

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