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Growing menace: Traffic warden injured by kite string in Rawalpindi

RAWALPINDI: (Web Desk) A young traffic warden was injured after his throat was slightly cut by a stray kite string on in Rawalpindi on Wednesday.According to officials of Rescue 1122, 30-year-old Habib Munawar travelling down Tipu Road near Fauji Towers on his motorbike when he was entangled by the string. He …

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Oil prices likely to rise up to Rs13 per litre

ISLAMABAD: (Web Desk) Oil prices are likely to rise up to Rs13 per litre from April 1 this year following fluctuations in global crude prices.The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) on Thursday recommended to the federal government to increase prices of petroleum products at the beginning of next month. Final …

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Trump keeps world dangling on Paris climate pact

PARIS: (Web Desk) President Donald Trump’s plan for gutting domestic climate change policies is now on the table, but his administration left open Wednesday the question of whether it will turn its back on the landmark Paris Agreement.The suspense could last for some time, perhaps until the G7 meeting of world …

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PPP poised to snatch ‘big wicket’ from PML-N

KARACHI: (Web Desk) Following Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s visit to Hyderabad on Monday, both Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and Pakistan Peoples Party have become active in trying to lure leaders away from each other and into their fold. According to informed sources, the PPP is poised to snatch a ‘big wicket’ from …

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Ex-NADRA chief wants FIR against him quashed

ISLAMABAD: (Web Desk) A former chairman of a key public institution has claimed that he is being politically victimised while his character was also being tarnished after the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) filed a case against him for alleged irregularities during his tenure. This was stated by Shah Khawar, the …

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Pakistan takes dim view of Indo-US maritime pact

ISLAMABAD: (Web Desk) Pakistan has voiced serious concerns over growing strategic partnership between India and the United States saying the ‘logistic exchange pact’ between the two countries has put the vision of ‘Asia’s century’ in serious jeopardy . “Inter-state tensions in the region and significant investments in blue water navies by …

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Senate approves reestablishment of military courts

ISLAMABAD: (Web Desk) The Senate on Tuesday passed the Twenty Eighth Amendment Bill, 2017 with the required two-thirds majority, paving way for the revival of military courts for yet another two years, days after the legislation was passed by the National Assembly. The Upper House met after a gap of six …

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Review of policies that spawn militants urged

ISLAMABAD: (Web Desk) To deal with the menace of militancy in the country, parliament should constitute high-powered commissions aimed at reviewing the policies that produced militants and at mainstreaming those willing to shun violence. These recommendations were suggested by a working group discussing ‘rehabilitation and reintegration of different brands of militants’, …

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‘NTS functioning without policy, strategy’

ISLAMABAD: (Web Desk) The Auditor General of Pakistan (AGP) has found several discrepancies in its special audit of National Testing Service (NTS), however the latter’s official denied most of the findings.The special audit revealed that the NTS was functioning without rules, policies, corporate strategy and organised objectives that caused misuse …

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