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Hussain Nawaz appears before Panama JIT to record statement

ISLAMABAD (News Box) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s son Hussain Nawaz has Sunday reached Judicial Academy in Islamabad to record his statement before Joint Investigation Team (JIT) regarding Panama case. In a brief media talk before the hearing, Hussain Nawaz told that he received a notice to appear before JIT …

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Panama Case: Hussain Nawaz unwilling to appear before JIT

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s son Hussain Nawaz has refused to appear before the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) citing reservations over two of its members. Questions are being raised over his non-cooperation with the investigation team probing the offshore assets of PM Sharif and his family. It is pertinent to …

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Budget 2017-18 to have sound impact on economy: PM


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Friday described the federal budget for fiscal year 2017-18 as very balanced and good, and said it would have sound impact on the country’s economy. Talking to newsmen here after the presentation of federal budget in the National Assembly, he said special emphasis …

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Weather forecast: Hot spell to continue

ISLAMABAD: Meteorological department forecast that mainly hot and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country during the next twelve hours. However, rain-thunderstorm is expected at a few places in Hazara division, Kashmir and its adjoining hilly areas. Temperature of some major cities recorded on Saturday morning was:- …

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Pakistan’s foreign debts increase to $76 billion: Asad Umar

Ased Umar

ISLAMABAD: PTI leader Asad Umar says Pakistan’s foreign debt rose 25 percent to USD76 billion in the last four years. Speaking to the media persons after the unveiling of Federal Budget 2016-17, Asad Uamr said that Pakistan’s gross foreign debt has crossed Rs22, 000 billion. The current government, he said, …

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Ramazan moon not sighted, fasting to begin on Sunday

ISLAMABAD: Sunday, May 28, is the start of holy month of Ramadan in Pakistan, the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee (CEC) announced on Friday. CEC Chairman Mufti Muneeb ur Rehman said the Ramazan moon was not sighted anywhere in Pakistan and so fasting starts on Sunday. “No credible testimony was received from …

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Dar unveils Budget 2017-18 with Rs4.75 trillion outlay

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar unveiled the last budget of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government with a total outlay of Rs4.75 trillion. Already the country’s economy has gone past the 5% threshold this year and Pakistan has now set a target of 6% Gross Domestic Product growth for the upcoming fiscal year. …

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Protesting farmers turn D-Chowk into battleground

ISLAMABAD: Protesting farmers at Islamabad’s D-Chowk clashed with police Friday when they attempted to march towards the Parliament, as the PML-N’s federal government poised to unveil its fifth annual budget today. According to our correspondent, the riot police used force when protesting farmers lead by opposition leader Syed Khursheed Shah …

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Pakistan to allay Iran’s concerns on Saudi military alliance


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan intends to take Iran into confidence regarding its decision to join a Saudi-led military alliance being headed by former army chief General (retd.) Raheel Sharif. According to a reliable source, Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa is likely to make a visit to Tehran …

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Govt misses target, Dar all praises for 5.28pc GDP growth

ISLAMABAD: Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Thursday presented the Economic Survey of Pakistan 2016-2017 in which the government failed to meet the intended target of 5.7 percent GDP growth rate. However, Dar was all praises for the 5.28 percent growth that was recorded for 2016-2017 (April).   However, Dar …

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Nisar directs PTA to prepare SOPs to check social media misuse

Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Wednesday directed Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to formulate SOPs for putting in place a framework which ensures that social media is used as a medium to facilitate positive, constructive and healthy interactions. Chairing a high level meeting here, he further directed that …

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Pope asks Trump to be peacemaker, gives him environmental letter

Donald Trump

Pope Francis urged U.S. President Donald Trump to be a peacemaker at their highly anticipated first meeting on Wednesday, and Trump promised he would not forget the pontiff’s message. Under clear blue skies, Trump, who exchanged sharp words with the pope during the U.S. election campaign last year, received a …

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Budget session to continue till June 14

ishaq dar

ISLAMABAD: The current session of the National Assembly being a budget session will be continued till June, 14. It was decided in the House Business Advisory Committee of the National Assembly which met here Wednesday with Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq in the Chair to discuss the business for the 43rd …

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More hardcore terrorists hanged

terrorists hanged in Sahiwal

RAWALPINDI: Two hardcore terrorists, tried by military courts, were executed today (Wednesday). According to ISPR, these terrorists were involved in attack on Army Public School Peshawar, army personnel and killing of civilians. Detail of each case is attached. 1.    Atta Ullah S/O Muhammad Sultan. The convict was an active member …

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