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Enemies plan to foment violence in Balochistan, Senate panel told

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) Inspector General of the Balochistan Frontier Corps Maj Gen Nadeem Anjum informed a Senate panel on Wednesday that enemies of Pakistan planned to raise the level of violence in the province to force the United Nations to intervene and declare it an independent state. During a meeting of …

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‘Exports to China will double in FY19’

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) China has agreed to increase its imports from Pakistan to $2.2 billion by end of 2018-19 from the existing level of $1.2bn and to $3.2bn by end of next fiscal year, Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce, Industry and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood said on Wednesday. He was …

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No truth in reports of Aasia Bibi leaving Pakistan: Foreign Office

Islamabad (Web Desk) Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal on Thursday denied reports that Aasia Bibi had left Pakistan, saying the recently acquitted Christian woman was still in the country. “There is no truth in reports of her leaving the country — it is fake news,” Dr Faisal told DawnNewsTV. …

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Pakistan’s immediate balance of payment crisis is over: minister

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) Finance Minister Asad Umar on Tuesday said China has agreed in principle to extend an economic relief package to Pakistan. He was speaking at a press conference alongside Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi to brief media about Prime Minister Imran Khan’s recently concluded China visit. The finance minister …

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Govt decides to compensate those affected during protests

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) The federal government on Wednesday decided to compensate those who suffered losses owing to the country-wide protests which took place last week following a Supreme Court verdict acquitting Asia Bibi. Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed that an assessment be carried out of the property belonging to citizens …

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SC forms commission, seeks report on malnutrition, water crisis in Thar

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) The Supreme Court on Wednesday constituted a commission under district and sessions court judge and sought a detailed report on malnutrition, water and other issues in Thar. A two-member bench headed by Justice Ijazul Ahsan and Justice Sajjad Ali Shah resumed hearing of a case pertaining to infant …

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Army officer martyred in Mohmand IED blast

Mehmand agency (Web Desk) A Pakistan Army officer was martyred while disarming an improvised explosive device (IED) in Mohmand tribal district on Tuesday. Another member of the bomb disposal team, Sepoy Rehan, was critically injured in the incident. Security forces had detected an IED in the Mohmad Gat area of …

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TLP claims crackdown halted, workers released

LAHORE (Web Desk) After the Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) threatened to restart its movement, the Punjab government, in a late night meeting, assured the party that it would not only stop arresting workers but start releasing already arrested ones, says TLP spokesman Peer Zubair Ahmed. The Punjab government, however, says it was …

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Everyone comes to power in Pakistan through ‘deal’, says Zardari

NAWABSHAH (Web Desk) Everyone comes to power under a “deal” in Pakistan and so did [ousted prime minister] Nawaz Sharif and [Prime Minister] Imran Khan, none of whom know how to get jobs done and how to run the country’s affairs. This was stated by Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif …

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Italy says it will help Aasia leave Pakistan

ROME (Web Desk) Italy said on Tuesday it would help a Pakistani Christian woman, Aasia Bibi, leave her country because her life was in danger following charges of blasphemy that put her on death row for eight years. The Supreme Court had acquitted Aasia Bibi last month, but the decision sparked …

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