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Senate condemns Modi’s statement about Pakistan


ISLAMABAD: The Senate on Monday strongly condemned the statement of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi about attributing terrorism to Pakistan, and reiterated there will be no compromise on defence and sovereignty of the country. The house unanimously adopted a resolution to send a strong message of national integrity to India, …

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Mother gets death for burning daughter alive over marriage dispute


LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court on Monday sentenced a mother to death for burning her daughter alive, Geo News reported. Zeenat Rafiq was set on fire by her mother days after she married Hassan Khan, a motorcycle mechanic against the wishes of her family. According to Geo News, the court also …

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3.6 magnitude quake felt in Karachi’s Gulshan-i-Iqbal, Johar areas


KARACHI: Earthquake tremors were felt by residents of Karachi’s Gulshan-i-Iqbal and Gulistan-i-Jauhar areas on Tuesday. Najeeb Amir, a deputy director at Met Department’s Islamabad office, told DawnNews that a 3.6 magnitude earthquake struck the Gulshan-i-Iqbal area at a depth of 12 kilometres and its epicentre was Karachi. The tremors were …

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Interior ministry chides PPP spokesperson on his statement


ISLAMABAD: A spokesperson of the Interior Ministry strongly contradicted a statement issued by Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Spokesperson Farhatullah Babar here on Monday. Elaborating, the spokesperson said it has become a habit with PPP leaders to issue distorted and contradictory statements, frequently indulging in double-speak and beating around the bush, …

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PM Nawaz lands in Switzerland as WEF’s annual meeting begins today


ZURICH:  Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif arrived in Zurich to participate in the 47th World Economic Forum’s annual meeting aimed at fostering greater social inclusion and human development. Accompanied by Begum Kulsoom Nawaz and Special Assistant to Prime Minister Tariq Fatemi, the Prime Minister was received at the Zurich International …

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Prominent generals for top posts in 2019


LAHORE: After the retirement of Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Mahmood Hayat in 2019, Corps Commander Multan Lt-General Sarfraz Sattar would be on top of the seniority list for appointment as the COAS and CJCSC. Others on the …

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Pakistan ahead of India in development: World Economic Forum


ISLAMABAD: The prestigious World Economic Forum (WEF) has declared Pakistan and China ahead of India among the developing economies in the inclusive development index. The report of the WEF has appeared on Monday and it says that India has been ranked 60th, below the neighbouring Pakistan and China. Pakistan has …

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PTI chief tenders unconditional apology to ECP

NEW DELHI, INDIA - DECEMBER 7: Imran Khan, Chairman, Pakistan Tehreek-E-Insaf during an interaction session on the second day of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit on December 7, 2013 in New Delhi, India. (Photo by Virendra Singh Gosain/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan said on Monday Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had taken the biggest U-turn of history in Panama Leaks case. Answering a question regarding his unconditional apology to the Election Commission of Pakistan, Khan said, “I have witnessed the biggest U-turn of history today. I have …

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