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Fatemi discusses engagements with new US govt in meeting with envoy

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi and United States Ambassador David Hale reviewed Pakistan-US relations during a meeting on Friday. According to a Foreign Office announcement, Mr Fatemi and Mr Hale discussed prospective engagements in the coming months as the new US administration settles ...

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Lawyers seek release of Hafiz Saeed

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Bar Association on Friday termed the detention of Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Mohammad Saeed illegal. A general body meeting of the Islamabad bar unanimously approved a resolution criticising the government’s decision to house arrest JuD leader. The resolution was presented by Faisal Nawaz advocate, which said ...

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MQM-P demands return of sealed offices

KARACHI: Welcoming two new entrants to his party, Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan head Dr Farooq Sattar has expressed the hope that his party will be given a legitimate space in coming days and its offices, which have been sealed for the past several months, will be returned to it. Speaking at ...

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Nine years on, Gulgee murder trial remains inconclusive

KARACHI: Despite the passage of nine years since the murder of renowned artist Ismail Gulgee, his wife and their maid, the trial of the triple murder case is still waiting to meet the ends of justice, it emerged on Friday. The deceased’s driver, Akram Ali, and a servant, Anwar, have ...

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SHC issues split order on Dr Asim’s bail pleas

KARACHI: Dr Asim Hussain, Pakistan Peoples Party’s Karachi chapter president and a close aide of former president Asif Ali Zardari, may have to wait for some more time to be released on bail, as his bail pleas were referred to a referee judge for disposal after the two-member bench of ...

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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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