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Imran Khan gets married for a third time, confirms PTI

KARACHI: Rumours finally died down about the third wedding of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan as the party confirmed on Sunday that the PTI chief has married Bushra Bibi, a spiritual figure. PTI spokesman Fawad Chaudhry, while speaking to Samaa, confirmed that Khan’s nikah was solemnised by Mufti Saeed …

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MQM-P’s intra-party polling ends, counting underway in Karachi

Farooq Sattar

KARACHI: The intra-party polling of Dr Farooq Sattar-led faction of Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) came to an end on Sunday evening at Karachi’s KMC ground.  Presently, the counting of votes is underway at the venue. In the wake of the MQM-P Bahadurabad faction’s move to remove him as its …

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Gen Bajwa condoles loss of lives in Iran plane crash

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RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa expressed his condolences on the loss of lives in tragic Iranian plane crash, Pakistan Armed Forces spokesperson Major Gen Asif Ghafoor said on Sunday. In a tweet following the tragedy killing as many as 66 passengers and crew members, Gen Ghafoor …

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LHC allows Ishaq Dar to contest Senate elections

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Saturday allowed former finance minister Ishaq Dar to contest the upcoming Senate elections. An appellate bench of the high court set aside the returning officer’s decision that had rejected his nomination papers for the Senate polls. The verdict came on an election petition filed …

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CJP Nisar visits JPMC to review healthcare facilities, cleanliness

Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar

KARACHI: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Saturday paid a visit to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC) to review healthcare facilities and the state of cleanliness at one of the biggest government-run hospital of the metropolis. Accompanied by top health officials, the chief justice visited emergency and other …

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Zainab’s murderer sentenced to death by hanging on four counts

LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court of Lahore on Saturday handed down a sentence of death penalty on four counts to the prime suspect in the rape and murder case of seven-year-old Zainab Amin in Kasur. ATC Judge Sajjad Ahmad awarded capital punishment on four counts, life term, additional imprisonment of 7 years, …

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Intezar Ahmed killing: Father laments authorities’ lukewarm reaction

KARACHI: Awaiting probe into police killing of 19-year-old Intezar Ahmed, the father of slain youth on Friday said no headway was made so far despite formation of another Joint Investigation Team (JIT). Talking to media persons outside his residence here, Ishtiaq Ahmed said the authorities are lukewarm about the investigation. …

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Supreme Court issues contempt notice for Rao Anwar

SSP Rao Anwar

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan issued contempt of court notice to former SSP Malir Rao Anwar in Naqeebullah Mehsud murder case as he failed to appear in today’s hearing despite the court waited for him for an hour. Reversing previous judicial order, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar …

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China slams Modi’s trip to disputed region

Beijing: Beijing will lodge a stern protest with New Delhi over a trip by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to a disputed area, an official said Thursday, months after the nuclear-armed neighbours ended a tense border standoff. Modi paid a low-key visit to the northeast Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh on …

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Nawaz Sharif once again criticizes judges

Nawaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif – criticizing judges – said that using words such as thief and robbers for an elected leader is a disgrace to their office. The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Chairman made the statement while speaking to media outside Accountability Court on Thursday. He asked, “What …

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Imran: Govt failed to counter Indian narrative against Pakistan

Imran Khan

NEWS DESK: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan launched yet another tirade against former PM Nawaz Sharif’s party, Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N), on Twitter, blaming the government for failing to “counter the Indian narrative against Pakistan”. He wrote: “Shocking how PMLN govt has failed to counter the Indian …

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CJ directs Nawaz Sharif’s counsel to focus on trial

Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar Thursday directed counsel of ousted prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to pay more attention to trial of NAB corruption references. CJ Nisar and Khawaja Harris discussed the corruption references against Nawaz Sharif at courtroom. The CJ said, “The court did not fix …

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Twitter’s CEO downplays chatter about possible acquisition

SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter Inc Chief Executive Jack Dorsey said on Tuesday that he saw value in the social media network remaining an independent company, downplaying recent speculation by analysts that it could be an acquisition target, reported Reuters. “I’ve always thought that there’s a lot of strength to our independence. We …

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