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Two PTI workers allegedly killed by police shelling near Swabi interchange

SWABI:  Atleast two Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) workers were allegedly killed from police’s shelling near Swabi interchange on Tuesday. The workers were shifted to Peshawar and Swabi hospital a day before where they succumbed to their injuries. Provincial Health minister Shahram Khan Tarakai and District Nazim Peshawar Muhammad Asim have confirmed …

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PTI postpones lockdown following Supreme Court verdict

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) has called off the November 2 lockdown in Islamabad, following Supreme Court’s verdict asking the government and PTI to submit their Terms of References over Panama Papers probe. Declaring the SC verdict a ‘victory’ PTI Chief Imran Khan said the reason to call off the lockdown …

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Panama leaks case: Why NAB didn’t initiate probe, asks SC

ISLAMABAD: (Web Desk) While taking up a case regarding the Panama Papers leaks, the Supreme Court on Tuesday questioned the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) inactivity to initiate probe into the matter. A five-member larger bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali started hearing of petitions …

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Al Qaeda suspect gunned down in Khushab ‘encounter’

KHUSHAB: Police on Tuesday gunned down a suspected terrorist in an alleged encounter in Khushab. The ‘encounter’ took place in Katwai area of Khushab, within the remits of Naushera police station, officials said. The suspect reportedly belonged to al Qaeda. Police shifted the body of the deceased to hospital for …

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First trade activity under CPEC: 100 Chinese containers arrive at Sust port

GILGIT: (Iblagh Desk)- The first trade activities under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project (CPEC) had started between Pakistan and China. According to local media, at least a hundred Chinese containers arrived at the Sust port after getting permission from customs and an inaugural ceremony was held at the port. Chinese …

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Amnesty condemns Pakistan over crackdown on protesters

ISLAMABAD: Amnesty International has called on Pakistan to release hundreds of opposition activists detained before a planned mass protest, as police used tear gas and rubber bullets overnight to prevent demonstrators from entering Islamabad. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is under growing pressure from opposition parties, mainly Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf …

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PAT joins PTI’s protests

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Chief Tahirul Qadri announced on Monday to participate in Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI)’s sit-in and protests against the government. He was talking to a private TV channel on phone. Condemning the crackdown against PTI activists and leaders before their November 2 ‘lockdown’ call, the PAT chief …

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Maryam Aurangzeb replaces Pervaiz Rashid as Information and Broadcasting Minister

ISLAMABAD:  Prime MInsiter Nawaz Sharif has appointed Maryam Aurangzeb as the state minister for Information and Broadcasting. Daughter of PML-N Senator Mushahidullah Khan, Mayram Aurangzeb has been a member of ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz since 2013. Pervaiz Rashid removed as Information and Broadcasting Minister She has replaced Senator Perviaz Rashid …

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Government, Army reach consensus on the next COAS: Sources

LAHORE: Lieutenant General Qamar Javed Bajwa is very likely to be appointed as the new Chief of army staff while Lieutenant General Zubair Mahmood Hayat as the new Chairman of Joint Chief of Staff Committee (CJCSC), sources told Daily Pakistan. Sources confirmed that the decision was made after a consensus …

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