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UN speaks of ‘crimes against humanity’ in Myanmar

UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations Human Rights Commission hinted on Friday that widespread human rights violations against the Rohingya community by Myanmar’s security forces in Rakhine state amount to “crimes against humanity”. The report, released by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Friday, is based …

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Quetta commission report violates justice: interior ministry

ISLAMABAD: In a comprehensive reply placed before the Supreme Court on Friday, the Interior Ministry dubbed the damning findings of the Quetta inquiry commission on terrorism ‘unnecessary, uncalled for and violative of natural justice’. “These adverse remarks and observations are without any evidentiary basis,” regretted the reply submitted by senior …

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A US travel ban on Pakistan to be counterproductive: minister

WASHINGTON: Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal has said that putting Pakistan on a list of countries whose citizens have been temporarily barred from visiting the United States will be counterproductive. Mr Iqbal, who met several US officials and lawmakers during his five-day stay in Washington, said he …

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NA passes bill to discourage unnecessary adjournments of court hearings

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly has passed an important legislation aimed at discouraging false and frivolous litigation and unnecessary adjournments in order to ensure speedy justice and avoid dragging of cases in courts. A brief debate on the issue of mysterious disappearances of bloggers and activists from different parts of the …

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Today the world is seeing a Naya Pakistan Nawaz inaugurates Karachi-Hyderabad M-9 motorway

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday inaugurated a 75-kilometre-long section of the Karachi-Hyderabad M-9 Motorway. Addressing the inauguration ceremony, the premier expressed satisfaction that work on the motorway is “60 per cent complete”. “Today, people are witnessing a naya Pakistan being built,” Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said. “Motorways are no …

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Nisar asks Islamabad administration not to act against Uber, Careem

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Thursday took notice of the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration’s move to clamp down on popular app-based ridesharing services such as Careem. “Today, the interior minister directed us not to take action against Uber and Careem,” said Islamabad deputy commissioner retired Capt …

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NA passes bill against unnecessary adjournments

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly has passed an important legislation aimed at discouraging false and frivolous litigation and unnecessary adjournments in order to ensure speedy justice and avoid dragging of cases in courts. A brief debate on the issue of mysterious disappearances of bloggers and activists from different parts of the …

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Substandard stents being used at hospitals, NA told

ISLAMABAD: Parliamentary Secretary for Health Mohsin Shahnawaz Ranjha revealed on Thursday that substandard stents were being used at government and private hospitals across the country and blamed doctors and the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (Drap) for the objectionable practice. He was responding to a calling-attention notice in the National …

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NAB chief grilled over Mushtaq Raisani’s plea bargain

ISLAMABAD: The Supr­eme Court on Thursday came down hard on National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry for entering into a plea bargain with former Balochistan finance secretary Mushtaq Raisani, who was found in possession of approximately Rs650 million in cash and 3.2kg in gold. “Prima facie, NAB stepped …

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9 more Pakistani sailors stranded on ship in Egypt return home

Nine more sailors of the 17 Pakistani crew members stuck on a ship anchored in Egypt’s Suez Canal for over three months returned home on Friday after intervention by the Pakistani embassy in Egypt. The 17 workers had been stranded abroad for months after the Egyptian government had reportedly confiscated …

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