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Bold steps needed to turn the page, Imran tells India

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KARTARPUR: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday laid the foundation stone of the Kartarpur corridor and announced that his government and the army wanted a ‘civilised relationship’ with India, declaring that Islamabad would move two steps forward if New Delhi took one step. Speaking to a large gathering of Sikhs, media persons and diplomats from […]

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Balochistan Governor House opens for public

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QUETTA – Balochistan Governor House has been opened for public on fourth consecutive Friday and historic official building was visited by students of Saqiba Girls College Quetta. Governor Balochistan Amanullah Khan Yasinzai welcomed the students led by Principal Firdous Anwar Qazi of Saqiba Girls College Quetta. Amanullah Khan Yasinzai said that the Governor House was […]

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SC rejects reports of ISI, ECP, Pemra on sit-in

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ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court on Friday rejected the reports of Inter-Services Intelligence, Election Commission of Pakistan and Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority regarding the last year’s Faizabad sit-in by Tehreek-Labaik Ya Rassul Allah.The top court directed them to file fresh reports after removing discrepancies highlighted by the court. Discontented with the cold response by […]

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Opp furious over ‘media trial’ of Shehbaz

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ISLAMABAD – The major opposition parties on Friday took a hard stance over the appearance of NAB (Lahore) DG Saleem Shahzad in talk shows, terming it an attempt to influence the cases against members of the National Assembly. The opposition jointly moved a ‘question of privilege’ in the National Secretariat and then raised the matter […]

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Governor vows to play role to get lease rights for KPC

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Sindh Governor Imran Ismail has said he will play his role so that the Karachi Press Club (KPC) gets due lease rights of the historical building on Sarwar Shaheed Road near Saddar, in which it is housed since the time of its inception in the 1950s. He held out the assurance on Monday as he […]

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PM launches Citizens’ Portal to spruce up governance

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ISLAMABAD – Launching Pakistan Citizens’ Portal on Sunday Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the programme would be a leap forward as people from all over the country and overseas Pakistanis could help spruce up the governance through registration of their complaints and suggestions on working of Ministries and government departments. Addressing the launching ceremony […]

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Rights issues: Govt to table bills regarding torture, custodial deaths

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ISLAMABAD: Government was working on various bills regarding torture and custodial death, rights of persons with disability and prohibition of corporal punishment which would be tabled in National Assembly soon. She was talking to United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Representative Vibeke Jensen who had called on her on Friday. They discussed relevance of […]

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War of words intensifies on social media

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ISLAMABAD – With opposition uniting against the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf’s government, the war of words on social media is becoming intense once again. With over 19.5 million tweets, the trend faqirazam (the biggest beggar) was among the top trend where PML-N supporters ridiculed Prime Minister by showing how Khan is doing exactly opposite to what he had been […]

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Nadra begins accepting applications for NPHP

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ISLAMABAD  –   The National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) Monday opened its doors to citizens applying for a house under the first phase of the Naya Pakistan Housing Programme (NPHP) initiated by the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government, DawnNewsTV reported. So far, Nadra is accepting forms at select centres in seven districts: Sukkur, Quetta, Gilgit, Muzaffarabad, Swat, […]

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Fata dists to get 3pc share from NFC Award

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ISLAMABAD – The erstwhile Federally Administrated Tribal Areas will get three percent share under the National Finance Commission Award, the federal cabinet decided Thursday. Briefing journalists after the cabinet meeting here, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry and Petroleum Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan said the share of the provinces will be reduced to facilitate the FATA people. […]

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Sindh chief minister inducts four more ministers to cabinet

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KARACHI: The Sindh government expanded its cabinet on Monday by inducting four more ministers. With the latest additions, the cabinet size has now reached 18 (16 ministers and two advisors). The ministers who took oath include Taimur Talpur, Syed Awais Shah, Murtaza Baloch and Abdul Bari Pitafi.  Sindh Governor Imran Ismail administered oath to the new […]

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Democracy faces threat from politicians: Bilawal

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LAHORE: The second session of the Asma Jahangir Conference titled “Justice for Empowerment” concluded at a local hotel here on Sunday. The second day discussions were espoused by the late Asma Jahangir’s work and activism. A wide range of discussions focused on protection of fundamental rights, justice for all and impunity for none, freedom of […]

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PTI govt to consider demands of architects, says minister

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PESHAWAR: Minister for Communication and Works Akbar Ayub Khan said Friday that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government would consider the demands of architects. He was speaking at the concluding ceremony of a three-day seminar titled ‘Regional Challenges and Exploring Sustainable Solutions’ The Institute of architects Pakistan Peshawar chapter had organised the moot. Akbar Ayub and Senator […]

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Pak debt burden not caused by CPEC: China

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BEIJING – China Tuesday said the new Pakistani government led by Prime Minister Imran Khan had recently expressed its support for the construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which it believed was in line with the long-term development of Pakistan. “In fact, if you can fully understand the attitude of the new Pakistani government […]

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