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Supreme Judicial Council to consider reference seeking removal of NAB chairman

The Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) has called a meeting on May 16 to examine a reference filed by the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry proposing the ouster of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry. The reference proposes the deposition of Chaudhry, on whose capacity to head the …

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Minister of Inter-Provincial Coordination Riaz Pirzada resigns

Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination Riaz Pirzada resigned from his post on Friday, citing reservations against the suspension of Director General Pakistan Sports Board Dr Akhtar Nawaz Ganjera as the reason behind his decision, DawnNews reported. The federal government on Wednesday suspended DG PSB for three months, though no charge was …

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SC admits for hearing Pemra petition in DTH case

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday admitted for hearing an appeal filed by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) against a Lahore High Court order of Dec 28, 2016 that had set aside its regulations prohibiting television broadcasters from entering the Direct to Home (DTH) market. A five-judge bench …

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Return of Afghans should be in line with international principles

PESHAWAR: UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner for Protection Volker Türk has emphasised that voluntary return of Afghan refugees from Pakistan to their homeland should take place in line with international principles. Talking to journalists here after visiting Voluntary Repatriation Centre (VRC) Chamkani on Thursday, he said that it was extremely important …

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MNA claims kidney trade continues in certain hospitals

ISLAMABAD: Some private hospitals of the federal capital are involved in the sale and purchase of kidneys, said MNA Babar Nawaz Khan on Thursday during a meeting of the National Assembly Standing Committee on National Health Services (NHS). The MNA was defending his bill titled ‘Transplantation of Human Organs and …

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Pakistani female entrepreneur selected for prestigious Blackbox Connect Silicon Valley event

A Pakistani female entrepreneur has been selected to represent her startup at Blackbox Connect this year, a two-week residential programme for startup founders across the globe being held at the accelerator in Silicon Valley. Sana Farooq is founder and Chief Executive Officer of the The E-Learning Network (ELN), a UK-based …

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Two minors strangled to death in Badin

The bodies of two minors strangled to death were found in Badin’s Matli town area Saturday after the boys went missing a few days earlier, police said. The bodies of Govind, 10, and Malhi, 12, were found in a shallow pond near the Tando Bago Ghulam Ali bypass road. Deputy …

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University employee arrested in Mashal lynching case

Police on Sunday arrested an employee of Abdul Wali Khan University in connection with the lynching of Mashal Khan, a 23-year-old student who was attacked by a vigilante mob in Mardan after being accused of blasphemy earlier this month, police officials said. Bilal Baksh, a security in charge at the …

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Mob mentality: How many hands is Mashal’s blood on?

The brutal murder of Mashal Khan in the hostel of Mardan’s Abdul Wali Khan University, after being accused of unspecified blasphemy, has generated an unprecedented wave of public outrage. The reasons are not far to seek. Despite the freedom allowed to the militant organisations to promote the cult of violence, …

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Only 165 of 446 bus routes functional in city, govt tells SHC

KARACHI: While there are hardly 6,000 public transport vehicles to cater to the 23 million or so people of the city, only 165 of the 446 routes of buses, minibuses and coaches are functional, it emerged on Saturday. The provincial government’s transport and mass transit department filed a detailed report …

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