Thursday , July 20 2017

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Weather forecast: More rains likely in country

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ISLAMABAD: Rain-thunderstorm with isolated heavy falls is expected at scattered places in Sindh, Zhob, Kalat, Sibbi, Naseerabad, Bahawalpur, Multan, Sahiwal and D.G. Khan divisions. Rain-thunderstorm is also likely at isolated places in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, FATA,  Rawalpindi , Lahore, Gujranwala,  Sargodha, Faisalabad divisions, Islamabad, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan. Temperature of some major cities …

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KP govt to unveil PFM reform strategy 2017-20

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PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government would unveil a three-year Public Financial Management (PFM) reform strategy (2017-20) including a roadmap for policy driven budget-making and its effective execution. A special session with KP finance minister in the chair would be convened on Thursday to officially launch the PFM strategy paper. Heads of …

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PM condemns Indian firing along LoC


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Wednesday strongly condemned unprovoked firing by Indian forces along Line of Control (LoC). The prime minister prayed for eternal peace of the martyred souls and grant of courage to the bereaved families to bear this irreparable loss, said a press release. He also highly …

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Panama case: Sharif family to submit new documents

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ISLAMABAD: Hassan Nawaz will submit new documents in the Supreme Court regarding offshore companies Neilsen and Nescoll.  According to details, Hassan Nawaz’s attorney Salman Akram Raja will submit the documents which reportedly prove that Hussain Nawaz is the owner of the offshore companies Neilsen and Nescoll. The documents belong to the JPCA …

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2700 Pakistanis received Rs 102 bn in gifts: FBR


ISLAMABAD: The Federal Bureau of Revenue (FBR) on Tuesday made a shocking disclosure during a session of the Senate Committee on Finance that 2,700 Pakistanis received Rs 102 billion in gifts.  According to details, the said persons who received hefty amounts have been sent notices as an investigation has been …

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PM Nawaz meets Qatari Foreign Minister

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday met with the Foreign Minister of Qatar Sheikh Mohammad bin Abdulrehman Al-Thani to discuss matters pertaining to the region.  Nawaz Sharif and the Qatari Foreign Minister held discussions on the subject of the recent Gulf diplomatic crisis after Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and UAE cut …

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Trump to nominate Huntsman as Russia ambassador: White House official

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WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump will nominate Jon Huntsman, an envoy to China under former Democratic President Barack Obama, as U.S. ambassador to Russia in an announcement expected later on Tuesday, a White House official said. The job, all the more high-profile because of allegations that Russia intervened in the …

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White House reveals additional Trump-Putin discussion


WASHINGTON: Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin had an additional, previously undisclosed chat at this month’s G20 summit in Hamburg, the White House acknowledged on Tuesday. After a brief greeting at the start of the two-day summit and a two-hour bilateral meeting with their foreign ministers on July 7, Trump and …

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Sharifs using mega projects to siphon off money: Imran


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairperson Imran Khan on Tuesday accused the ruling Sharif family of using their personal businesses for money laundering. In a series of tweets on Tuesday, Khan said that all enterprises of the Sharif family, established in Pakistan, UK, UAE, and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, were in …

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Opposition on same page regarding PM’s resignation: Bilawal

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said on Monday that all opposition parties were on the same page regarding the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.  Addressing participants of an event, Bilawal Bhutto said that Nawaz Sharif had lost the moral authority to continue as the country’s …

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Not binding on SC to accept JIT’s findings: Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan

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ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court judge Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan said on Monday that it was not binding on the apex court to accept the findings of the Joint Investigation Team.  The proceedings of the Panama case implementation were conducted during which the bench raised several questions regarding the JIT report that was submitted to …

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PM Sharif faces 14-year jail term, disqualification: Fawad Chaudhry

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ISLAMABAD: PTI spokesman Fawad Chaudhry on Monday said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was faced with disqualification and 14-year jail term in connection with the Panama Papers case. Speaking to media persons outside the Supreme Court, which resumed hearing of the Panama Papers case, Fawaz Chaudhry said that Prime Minister …

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Four Pakistani soldiers martyred in Neelum Valley

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MUZAFFARABAD: Four soldiers of Pakistan Army were martyred on Sunday when Indian troops targeted an army vehicle near the Line of Control. Officials said the incident occurred along Neelum River on at Athmuqam in Azad Kashmir. The army vehicle fell into river and four soldiers drowned after being targeted by …

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Imran Khan warns Nawaz Sharif of ‘unprecedented’ protests

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ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Imran Khan, has warned the ruling clique that he would launch an ‘unprecedented’ protest campaign against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif if the latter ‘attempted to demolish’ state institutions. “After destroying state institutions like FBR and NAB, I’m sure they are going to attack more institutions …

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Final round: SC to resume Panama Papers case on Monday

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ISLAMABAD: The political temperature is expected to rise further as Supreme Court is resuming on Monday its hearing into Panama Papers case in the light of Joint Investigation Team’s report on Sharif family’s financial assets. All parties in the case, including the members of Sharif family, are expected to attend …

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